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“Average Hotel, Fun Location” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Knott's Berry Farm Resort Hotel

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Knott's Berry Farm Resort Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   7675 Crescent Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90620   |  
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Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in Buena Park
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“Average Hotel, Fun Location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

If you are going to Knotts Berry Farm while staying at the hotel, the front enterence into the park is just a short walk down a shop filled walk way. If you are going to DisneyLand the hotel offers a van shuttle to Disney which is nice.

However, hotel is out of date from the awful carpet to the old webspreads. That being said you get what you pay for, the hotel us always offering awesome deals.

If you get a chance try the steak place inside the hotel for a steak and beer if you get a chance. Also Miss. Knotts Fired Chicken is a must do which staying here.

Room Tip: Ask for room with park view
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

I decided to book one night here because we planned to visit Knott's Berry Farm amusement park on a Saturday and I didn't want to drive back to San Diego after a days worth of walking at the park. This is the closest hotel to the park - a short 7 minutes walk from the Hotel and saved us $8.00 for parking my car at the hotel before going to the park since we were going to check in the afternoon anyway compared to $15.00 parking for non hotel guest.

It really depends on what kind of room you booked and how much you willing to pay to get a decent room. I booked an oversized 2 Queen non-smoking room with a pool view and that's exactly what I got. As expected this is an older hotel so the AC is not centralized like the newer hotel. Every room has it's own AC unit attached inside the room by the window. I found it kind of loud when it turns on and if you are sensitive to noise like myself it's hard to fall asleep unless you were really tired from visiting the park.

The water play area next to the pool is the other reason why I choose this hotel. My kids had a good time playing there in the afternoon after we checked in then we went back to the park at night.

I would stay here again next time I visit either the amusement park or the water park because of the convenience-location/walking distance. Choose your room type wisely and have a good time.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Stephen R, Front Office Manager at Knott's Berry Farm Resort Hotel, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your recent visit to the Knott’s Hotel. While I was happy to see that several elements of your stay were satisfactory, I would love to see your positive experience become the expectations for all of our guests. While you are correct that the oversized room you requested is a higher rate, guest’s staying in our standard rooms should expect that same level of cleanliness and service no matter what the rate! Thank you again for sharing your experience and we hope to see you again in the future. Stephen Ruggiero, Front Office Manager 714-243-2006
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Palm Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I just stepped back in time to 1965... this hotel/property is ancient... amenities are few... and those that are here remind me of a 1960's Motel Six... sad sad sad, you can't get a decent cup of coffee... and God forbid you want to grab a nice coffee or tea and a muffin... what hotel doesn't have a lobby coffee bar these days? And mention triple sheeting beds? And you get a blank stare like you've just arrived from a distant planet.

Room Tip: My tip is go someplace else... parking expensive... general attitude of employees is pathetic...kids...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Stephen R, Front Office Manager at Knott's Berry Farm Resort Hotel, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Please accept my apology on behalf of the entire team here at the Knott’s Hotel. The level of service that you experienced is far from our goal as both a company and management team. While many areas of our building are unfortunately a bit dated, I feel confident that your experience with our service culture is very unique. We take a great deal of pride in our training and development of our future leaders and learning that you received ‘pathetic’ service is simply unacceptable. We do provide complimentary coffee both in your room and in the lobby although I can certainly understand how either can be over looked given your level of frustration. I have shared your feedback with our staff to ensure something of this nature or similar does not so adversely affect you or any guests in the future. Thank you again for your feedback. Stephen Ruggiero, Front Office Manager KBF Hotel.
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Ormeau, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

Our family of 4 (kids are 10 & 8) had a great stay here, hotel is clean and well presented, staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Walking distance to plenty of things to see and do, we'll positioned for the other Los Angeles attractions. Will definitely come again

Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Escondido, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

My family and I decided to stray away from tradition last Thanksgiving (2012). We usually stay home and do the whole Thanksgiving dinner; however, we decided to go to Knott's Berry Farm and stay at Knott's hotel. We stayed in a Camp Snoopy room which had two double beds, a bathroom, flat screen T.V., a table, lamp, and telephone in the room. The room has Peanuts decor, it includes two Snoopy plush dolls for the kids, and kids (I think 12 and under) eat free at the hotel restaurant with every paying adult. The cool thing about staying at Knott's hotel is that between 8pm and 8:30 pm Snoopy visits every room and takes pictures with the family/kids, then tucks the children into bed. My kids were very excited to see Snoopy in the room. The staff was friendly and the hotel is next door to the park. In my opinion, the visit from Snoopy and the plush dolls were the only reason why I would stay there again. Although the room was clean, it is your average hotel room at a VERY expensive rate. The hotel is older and not fancy. Our room was the size of a room at Super 8 or Motel 6, just with snoopy decorations. All in all we had a good stay and my kids will never forget our trip to Knott's on Thanksgiving..that made it all worth it.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here as part of an organised tour that also took in San Francisco and Las Vegas. The hotel is clean and comfortable and the rooms are large and of a good standard. The location is great if you are going to the theme parks but a bit isolated if you want to explore. There is a small shopping area about 20 minutes walk away and a number of restaurants within walking distance. That said, the local buses were good ($2 a ride) and there is also a train service into downtown LA. Restaurant was ok with usual fare on offer plus Snoopy coming by to say hi.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We booked this via a tour agent and were initially quite apprehensive because there seems to be nothing in the area where this hotel is located (when we checked google streetview). Upon reaching, we noticed there are shops, bakery, restaurants & Walgreens (24-hour supermart/pharmacy) nearby hence were happy to know it wouldn't be difficult to buy essential stuff and get our meals settled.

Hotel provides free shuttle to Disneyland (20 mins ride) for all guests (book with concierge in advance in case your preferred timeslot is full). Make use of the shuttle if u need to go to Anaheim as even the car rentals wouldn't pick us up as this location is a little out.

We slept quite well at night since there isn't much activities in this area in the night.

Our package didn't include breakfast but this isn't an issue as you can get your stuff from the bakery just 5 mins away. Food at TGI Fridays were good but it's a shame they close at 9pm else we could have chill out there longer.

Coin operated washing machines & dryers (8am-10pm), vending machines and free ice dispensers are also available.

We checked-in and out 3 times during our tour. Our rooms on lower floors (2nd & 3rd) were cleaner compared to the one at Level 8 (should have taken it when the hotel gave us the 1st floor room on our last 2 nights there).

Given a choice, we would likely opt for other hotels/inns at Anaheim/around Disneyland as there are more action in that area and of course more to see and do.

Room Tip: Lower floors gives you faster access to the amenities and seems cleaner than the higher floors.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 7675 Crescent Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90620
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Buena Park
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in Buena Park
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Hotel Class:3 star — Knott's Berry Farm Resort Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 320
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