Hoping for any advice, comments please.
We are an Aussie family - 2 boys, 8 and 11 - and we are going to the US for the first time in July. Part of our holiday is spending a week in Anaheim as a base to explore the Disneyland Parks and do a few day trips to Hollywood, maybe San Diego, shopping outlets etc. I am estimating that we would spend at least 3 days at the Disney Parks. I wasn't planning on hiring a car.
I've read countless reviews of accommodation in Anaheim (thanks to all who contribute) and have got it down to a final 3.
Do I spend the big bucks and stay at Disneyland Resort? Nearly 3-4 times the price of other places. Looks like it has a great pools - although will we really be spending much time there - so much to do!
Do I stay at the Howard Johnson - close to Disney, great $ but doesn't include breakfast.
Other option - stay at the Hilton Anaheim near the Convention Centre for the same price as the Howard Johnson but with breakfast included?
I am tending to go towards the Hilton as it still has a view of the nightly fireworks from the room (abeit further away) but it has a few restaurants, kids splash area tour desk and the breakfast included - might save time in the hunt for breakfast each morning?
Any advice greatly appreciated.