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Residence Inn Anaheim Resort Area
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   11931 South Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92840   |  
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Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Garden Grove
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We are a family of five and stayed in a one bedroom suite that was more than adequate for us. We enjoyed the well maintained pool and hot tub (especially after walking in the Parks). We were very appreciative of the breakfast bar in the morning and the comfort foods served in the evenings including an ice cream social on Wednesdays. The staff was incredibly helpful and courteous, one of the front desk clerks also works at Disney and gave us great "insider" info that saved us much time. Another associate gave a nice package of cookies to my son and the Manager was able to extend our stay and share some valuable information about our next destination in Sequoia National Park. On one evening I was able to cook some nice steaks on the available outdoor grill and while preparing a very nice associate came out and shared some spices and a sprite. The spices were awesome! I can't think of a more accommodating, helpful and friendly place to stay than this hotel and I strongly recommend that you Stay Here!!
P.S. the in room appliances were a nice feature for late night snacks.

Room Tip: 8th Floor quite and peaceful.
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  • Stayed June 2014, 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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FRankGM106, General Manager at Residence Inn Anaheim Resort Area, responded to this review, June 24, 2014
We appreciate you taking the time to write this review and share your experience during your recent stay. We are delighted that you found our staff helpful and friendly. Thank you for being our guest! Hope to see you soon.
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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16 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

One of the best Marriott-chain hotels we have ever stayed in, and we will definitely be staying here every time we return to the Anaheim area. The daily breakfast was wonderful, the room was very spacious and well-situated, the pool area is large and clean. There is a fun 'kid room' that shows Disney movies seemingly constantly, is separate enough as to not disturb the non-kid travelers, but convenient enough that kids can easily use it. There are activities posted in the lobby each day, this place goes above and beyond to ensure a fun, enjoyable stay.

The location is ideal for visiting Disney, and would be an easy walk to the parks (though we drove because we already had a parking pass). Lots of food options nearby in easy walking distance. A grocery store and a Target are very close, too.

My only complaint is that the pool area closes a bit early, 10pm, but that is minor compared to what a nice stay this place provides. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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FRankGM106, General Manager at Residence Inn Anaheim Resort Area, responded to this review, June 24, 2014
We appreciate you taking the time to write this review and share your experience during your recent stay. Being one mile away from Disneyland we are a popular hotel among families. Our staff works hard everyday to provide a clean and enjoyable hotel thank you for noticing our efforts. I hope to have you back soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This hotel is great for families with young children. Our two bedroom suite with a full kitchen and spacious living area made it perfect for us. We had two adult couples and a total of small kids. The convenience of a full kitchen saved on money. There is a nice little restaurant in the lobby with full meals and alcohol. We were impressed that the manager of the hotel was in the restaurant every morning talking to the guests of the hotel.

Room Tip: There are no bad rooms at this hotel!
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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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FRankGM106, General Manager at Residence Inn Anaheim Resort Area, responded to this review, June 24, 2014
Our spacious two bed room two bathroom suite is definitely a great value. The full equipped kitchen allows you to cook light snack or a full meal. Can’t wait to have your family come back! Hope to see you soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Gricelda was excellent. Breakfast was much better then expected. Staff was great with the 2 young kids. Including my 4 year old singing his diarrhea songs. Would highly recommended the hotel especially with kids

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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FRankGM106, General Manager at Residence Inn Anaheim Resort Area, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Thank you for this review and your referral to other families visiting Disneyland. You are absolutely right about the value and money that can be saved by enjoying our complementary hot breakfast buffet and evening meals. I hope to have you and your family back soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

My family and I (8people) stayed in a 2 room suite here at the end of May 2014. We absolutely loved the hotel.

Pros - our room was beautiful, updated and definitely clean (they even did carpet cleaning during our one week stay there)
breakfast buffet was AMAZING - fresh waffles, eggs, fruit, drinks included it was delicious!
Such a great disney area themed hotel, posters of disney, movies playing at breakfast for the kids, even a little gift shop selling disney items if you forgot to buy something!
free parking!
-3 minute drive to disney parking lot (it was $17 to park) we had two SUVs packed with people so much cheaper than the shuttle which i think was $6-7 per person
- right across the street from target (TARGET has amazing disney souvenirs for cheap cheap!)

Im glad we stayed here and didnt stay at the hotels right across from disney, the extra $150+ a night was not worth it. we only went to disney two days.

Cons - none

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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FRankGM106, General Manager at Residence Inn Anaheim Resort Area, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
We appreciate you taking the time to write this review and share your experience during your recent stay. We are centrally located with many dinning options with in walking distance. Your recommendations are great and I’m sure it will help many families plan accordingly and get the most out of their So-Cal vacation. I hope to have you and your family back soon!
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We spent a week here with our adult family in a two bedroom suite and it was just perfect. We had two bathrooms and a full kitchen which not many of the hotels we looked at had. Staff were friendly and helpful. Great location and facilities. Target grocery/department store across the road and plenty of places to eat. The pool and spa area was open until 10.00pm which was another bonus. Excellent buffet breakfast every morning and free managers special snack/light meal most weekday evenings. About a 20 minute walk to Disneyland but because the weather is so great that was not a problem. The shuttle bus was right outside the hotel if you didn't feel like walking. We will be back - highly recommend this place. Perfect!

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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FRankGM106, General Manager at Residence Inn Anaheim Resort Area, responded to this review, June 4, 2014
Thanks for taking the time to post this review. Sounds like you had a great time in our spacious two bedroom suite. Your review touched on many of the reasons that we are the best choice for a hotel stay during a visit to Disneyland. See you soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Hotel was great, staff was friendly and accommodating. Location was terrific, there was a free shuttle twice every hour to/from Disney. The only way this could have been better is if it was right across the street from Disney, but the hotels there didn't have family suites.

The rooms were well air conditioned, clean, comfortable with a full kitchen with modern appliances (including dishwasher) and 2 separate bedrooms with a common family room/eating area. Really fantastic arrangement for us and our 3 Five-year olds. There's no better way to travel with a family. The beds/bedding were comfortable, the showers were always hot, and the shower stream was a full, comfortable, hair soaking spray.

The staff was always accommodating. Each night the arranged all our kids blankets and stuffed animals in funny ways for the kids to enjoy. The free breakfast and night time snacks was really, really great, and saved us a lot of money that we didn't have to spend. There's also restaurants and other really useful stores (Target, Walgreens pharmacy, Sporting Goods) really close so you don't ever have to drive your car.

The internet connection was free and speedy, and parking was only $10/day.
Loved this hotel and the location.
My only complaint is their ping pong table should be indoors--it's too breezy outside to play.
Thanks Marriott--Nice Job.

Room Tip: Request an upper room that faces the fireworks and you can see them from your bedroom window.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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FRankGM106, General Manager at Residence Inn Anaheim Resort Area, responded to this review, June 4, 2014
I definitely agree with you we are great for families. Our spacious two bed room two bathroom suite is the best value in Anaheim. The additional space enhances your trip by giving you room to relax after a long day. Our daily breakfast buffet is an added value especially when you are traveling with a family. Thank you for being our guest! Hope to see you soon.
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Address: 11931 South Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92840
Location: United States > California > Orange County > Garden Grove
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Garden Grove
#5 Romantic Hotel in Garden Grove
#6 Business Hotel in Garden Grove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Anaheim Resort Area 3*
Number of rooms: 200
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our extended stay Anaheim Resort Area suites are so well equipped and fully furnished, you’ll never have to set up house twice. Tastefully decorated, our guest suites are as comfortable as they are clean. With all the amenities to make your stay enjoyable and convenient they are the perfect home away from home. We offer a mix of 200 suites that fit your every need. Our suites feature a king or two queen beds and queen-sized sofa sleeper with a large living area and full kitchen. Two-bedroom kid's suites feature a bunk bed in a separate second bedroom. A queen sofa sleeper is available in the living area adjacent to the kitchen. All suites offer complimentary high-speed Internet and fully equipped kitchens. In our Anaheim Resort Area Suites we Offer:• Coffee and Tea Makers• Complimentary High-Speed Internet Access• Dual Line Phones with Voice Mail and Wake-up Service• Full Kitchens with Stove, Microwave, Toaster, Refrigerator and more• Hairdryer• Individual Climate Control• Iron and Ironing Board• Kids Suites Available w/ Bunkbeds• Pillow Choice (Feather Down/Foam)• Pool Views from 50% of the Rooms• Sofa Beds• Silverware, Pots, Pans, Serving Dishes, etc.• Work Stations with Lamp. ... more   less 
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