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“Excellent location, great deal” 4 of 5 stars
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Ramada Plaza Anaheim
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   515 West Katella Avenue (And Harbor), Anaheim, CA 92802   |  
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Ranked #34 of 112 Hotels in Anaheim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Excellent location, great deal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

We booked in September for a stay in early December and got a good rate for our family of 4. In addition to that, the email confirming our reservation contained an online coupon for National Car Rental, which allowed us to save 30% off our car rental. Not a bad deal at all!
As many have said before, the hotel's proximity to Disney is excellent. As can be seen from my attached photo, the Tower of Terror in Disney's California Adventure was so close to our room. If you can't bear the 10-15 minute walk, ART bus no.2 stops directly in front of the hotel to send or pick you up form Disney for USD3 one way or USD5 for a day pass.
Breakfast is pretty basic and even if you don't eat meat, other options are enough to keep you full. Note that the staff strictly enforce the 10.00 am deadline as they have to get the dining room ready for the Indian buffet lunch, which commences at 11.00. As for that restaurant, we had dinner there one night and found the food to be quite good with generous portions.
Service was good, although there was no bellhop to assist us with our bags. Overall, I found the ladies of the day shift to be friendlier than the guys who manned the night shift, although both were shifts were efficient. Housekeeping was excellent, greeting us warmly every morning to attending to all our requests. On the way to the airport on check-out day, they even called the cab to alert us about certain items we had left behind (we had actually discarded them).
During our stay, the cable TV was upgraded to Full HD which added a plethora of entertainment options on the tube.
The hotel is also convenient for driving, as it is located just off the I-5 freeway and has ample free parking. We were able to secure a courtyard parking spot every day, and there are many more lots available in the basement.
There is a guest coin-op laundry room which we pretty much had to ourselves during our stay.
We would recommend this hotel to anyone planning a family trip to the greater LA area.

Room Tip: Hotel has elevators so any floor is OK.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ramada14252, Director of Sales at Ramada Plaza Anaheim, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Dear Valued Guest:

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on Trip Advisor regarding your stay with us at the Ramada Plaza Anaheim. We appreciate your comments and use them as a way to improve so that we may provide a service that exceeds guest expectations. We are pleased to hear that your stay was an enjoyable one and we look forward to hosting your next stay in the Anaheim Resort area.

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Stayed here with the wife and two kids. Room was average sized but did the job of accommodating us comfortably. The wall to the adjoining room was not as thick as I would of liked. I could here the neighbors very clearly but admittedly they were a loud bunch clearly obsessed with some kind of sport on the tv.
The hotel is almost on the corner of the street that Disneyland is on. In the morning following breakfast its an easy 10 -15 min walk to the gates. The walk back doesn't feel nearly as quick when you've spend the whole day walking around the Disney parks. Art bus number 2 can drop you off in a jiffy.
Breakfast downstairs in the on site Indian Restaurant was basic. Scrambled eggs were dry and bacon was always greasy and overcooked. Pancakes were okay. Nothing outstanding here and if you overstay past the 10 am cut off the staff just change the tv in the room to the Indian channel. That seemed to clear the room pretty quick. Nevertheless Peter is always on hand to see if everything is ok and it usually is not far off.
Parking down in the basement or courtyard is free.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dear Valued Guest:

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on Trip Advisor regarding your stay with us at the Ramada Plaza Anaheim. We appreciate your comments and use them as a way to improve so that we may provide a service that exceeds guest expectations. We apologize if you experienced some loud noise from neighboring rooms. We can definitely understand how this would be frustrating. For future, just notify the front desk in order that we may address such an issue. We are pleased to hear that your stay overall was an enjoyable one and we look forward to hosting your next stay in the Anaheim Resort area.

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Lodi, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

We stayed at the Ramada Plaza this past weekend on our visit to Disneyland. We really enjoyed our stay. The staff was very helpful providing great phone directions to their hotel when our gps froze stranding us in the middle of a not so nice area of LA, and provided printed directions to area attractions after arrival. The manager greeted you personally making sure all your needs were met and was available during breakfast for any further help. Loved the full breakfast buffett in the morning and being a 10 minute walk to Disneyland was a definite plus. There is also a $5 a day shuttle that stops right in front of the hotel.
The service, free parking, and helpfulness of the staff and manager made it a very enjoyable stay!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ramada14252, Director of Sales at Ramada Plaza Anaheim, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Dear Valued Guest:

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on Trip Advisor regarding your stay with us at the Ramada Plaza Anaheim. We appreciate your comments and use them as a way to improve so that we may provide a service that exceeds guest expectations. We are pleased to hear that your stay was an enjoyable one and we look forward to hosting your next stay in the Anaheim Resort area.

Sincerely.
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Cairo, Egypt
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Last August my family and I spent 12 nights in this hotel. We chose this hotel due to the proximity to Disney and we weren't wrong. When we first arrived, the check in process was really fast which was nice after a 16 hour flight. Staff was friendly and welcoming, whenever we needed anything during our stay they were more than happy to help. Also, in the reception area there was a stand with magazines and coupons which was handy whenever we needed suggestions. The first room we got was nice and had a pool view but during our first night we noticed that there was a voice coming from the AC and we complained the next day. The staff moved us to a bigger room with the Disney View which was even nicer. The Breakfast was okay, we ate the first 2 days and got bored, there isn't any variety & all the food was heavily fried but we can't really complain since it was free.

There were a couple of things that I didn't like though, on our first day we asked the House Keeper for more hangers because we were 4 adults sharing a room, so she came into the room, opened the closet -which I found a bit offensive- & told us that we have enough! However when we told her we still need more hangers she gave us more. We also kept having problems with our magnetic keys & we needed the repair guy to come over every time we needed to go into the room which was bit frustrating. I received a lot of Amazon packages & each time I had to go to ask for them and whether they arrived or not, they didn't send them to our room.

If you want a hotel that is close to Disney, this hotel has an amazing location. It's a 10 minutes’ walk to Disney, there are several restaurants opened right next to the hotel, high end ones & fast food ones. There is a 7/11 Supermarket right at the corner so whatever you need is around you which was very convenient. Also having a Parking Lot in the Hotel was really nice & saved us the hassle.

Room Tip: Rooms on the 4th floor are generally quieter, if you'd like to see the Disney fireworks ask for...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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ramada14252, Director of Sales at Ramada Plaza Anaheim, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Dear Valued Guest:

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on Trip Advisor regarding your stay with us at the Ramada Plaza Anaheim. We appreciate your comments and use them as a way to improve so that we may provide a service that exceeds guest expectations. We can definitely understand the frustration you might have experienced with your keys not working and have looked into the situation to rectify this problem. We are pleased to hear that overall your stay was an enjoyable one and we look forward to hosting your next stay in the Anaheim Resort area.

Sincerely.
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Southampton
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Spent 2 mights here and chose based on location. Was a 10 - 15 minute walk to Disney gates so very convenient, rooms were good size and comfortable bed though our bathroom was a little tired, small crack in sink but not a big issues. safe underground car park with plenty of space to park and staff were all pleasant. Had a laundry which proved useful, hadnt banked on weather being so good!

Only negative was didnt think much of the breakfast or the staff that ran that side of the business. Ran out of fruit, cutlery etc and wasn't overly busy at the time.

Plenty of other places to eat though and overall a nice hotel if looking for somewhere to stay near to Disney

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dear Valued Guest:

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on Trip Advisor regarding your stay with us at the Ramada Plaza Anaheim. We appreciate your comments and use them as a way to improve so that we may provide a service that exceeds guest expectations. We have shared your comments regarding breakfast with the restaurant owners and believe to see improvements in this area. We are pleased to hear that overall your stay was an enjoyable one and we look forward to hosting your next stay in the Anaheim Resort area.

Sincerely.
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Oceanside, California, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

My wife, young son, and I stayed at the Ramada Plaza in order to visit Disneyland and California Adventure which are walking distance away. While both parks impressed us, both my wife and I came away from this vacation very impressed with everything that the Ramada had to offer. The room was clean, very nice, and comfortable. The staff was exceptionally helpful and friendly, going above and beyond to see to our satisfaction. The complimentary breakfasts were very good and filling (and saved us more than a few dollars eating at the parks).

Any family hoping to have a great trip to Disneyland/California Adventure should consider the Ramada Plaza as it is a fantastic hotel at a very, very affordable price. It is a short walk to the parks (10-15 minutes), they allow us to leave our car in their parking lot for the duration of our trip (even for several hours after we checked out), and the staff and amenities make for a very relaxing place to stay.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dear Valued Guest:

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on Trip Advisor regarding your stay with us at the Ramada Plaza Anaheim. We appreciate your comments and use them as a way to improve so that we may provide a service that exceeds guest expectations. We are pleased to hear that your stay was an enjoyable one and we look forward to hosting your next stay in the Anaheim Resort area.

Sincerely.
Management
Ramada Plaza Anaheim
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Address: 515 West Katella Avenue (And Harbor), Anaheim, CA 92802
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Anaheim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 Business Hotel in Anaheim
#30 Romantic Hotel in Anaheim
#32 Family Hotel in Anaheim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ramada Plaza Anaheim 3*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located in the heart of Anaheim, just a short walking distance from the Disneyland Resort and the Anaheim Convention Center, the "Ramada Plaza Anaheim" is the best kept secret in the Southern California hotel industry. Honored for quality and excellence,the "Ramada Plaza Anaheim" was awarded the "Best of Ramada" for 2013, an honor only given to five Ramada properties throughout California. We pride ourselves on quality and service so let us be your home away from home. Drive on up and park your car in one of the few Anaheim hotels that still offers Complimentary Parking. Wake up each morning to our Complimentary American Breakfast. Dine onsite at the Gandhi Palace or take a short stroll to the Garden Walk where you can shop until you drop, catch a movie, strike out at the bowling alley, work out at 24 Hour Fitness, or grab a bite at the numerous restaurants that include the Cheesecake Factory, California Pizza Kitchen, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., PF Chang's, and Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine. Come home and take a dip in our Outdoor Heated Pool, relax in our Steam Sauna or stay in shape in our Guest Exercise Room. For your convenience, all rooms are equipped with free WiFi, a Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, In-Room Safe and Iron & Board. Guest Laundry is conveniently located onsite. Further, hotel boasts of five Meeting Rooms from 324 sq. ft. to 1944 sq. ft. Whether you are traveling on business or pleasure, book your stay today at the Ramada Plaza Anaheim so we may welcome you home tomorrow. ... more   less 
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