My wife and I made a trip last weekend to Anaheim, Ca. and Disneyland. As a travel agent one purpose of the trip was to check out a different hotel in the area that I could (hopefully) recommend to clients. We have stayed at many motels and hotels there. While most were adequate only a few really stood out as commendable but one has a more rustic theme that might not appeal to everyone and the others are generally more expensive.
This time we stayed at the Holiday Inn & Suites, one of Disney’s Good Neighbor hotels. This hotel is adjacent to Disney’s Mickey and Friends Parking Structure and just down the street from Downtown Disney. For the big city it was a reasonably quiet well manicured location away from freeway noise yet only a couple of blocks from the entrance to I-5.
At check in the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Check in was a breeze and even though we had arrived around noon, they had a room ready and let us in right away.
Be aware there is a $10/day resort fee but even that is reasonable for the ample parking close to the hotel unlike many of the bigger resort hotels in the area.
My first (and lasting) impression was how clean everything was, so much so that I gave the room the white glove treatment and could not even find any dust. WOW! The bed was comfortable, a king size with extra padding, and the room was quiet. We were on the side away from the parking structure and could barely hear noise from it, but it was an almost comforting thump-thump of car tires on the ramp. The only thing I found lacking was the fact that there was no refrigerator in the room. I’m guessing that this is because they are a “Green Friendly” facility. We got by fine without one.
The hotel has a small gym area with what seemed to be very new equipment. There is a business center with two computers and printers (fee applies) but free Wi-Fi in the rooms. The restaurant in the hotel serves good food in large portions, reasonably priced about like a Denny’s. Once when we were eating, there were some small children allowed to (literally) run wild through the restaurant. I don’t really hold this against the restaurant but the adults who were allowing and even encouraging it. Just be aware your quiet lunch or dinner could be interrupted because the Hotel is family friendly.
This is one of, if not THE, nicest hotel I have stayed at in the Anaheim area. I will be highly recommending it to my friends and clients.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our newly renovated property presents guests with a fun and modern art deco ambiance suitable for both business travelers and families alike. This amenities-rich, full-service hotel offers spacious guestrooms and suites at an affordable rate right in the heart of Orange County, adjacent to Disneyland(R), Disney's California Adventure(R), Downtown Disney(R), and with easy access to the Anaheim Convention Center, and many other Southern California attractions. Now welcoming small dogs!! A fee does apply. Book our 60th Anniversary package and receive a $60 food and beverage credit during your stay. (One $60 credit voucher per stay) ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Hotel And Suites Anaheim (1 Blk/Disneyland)
- Holiday Inn Hotel Anaheim
- Holiday Inn Anaheim
- Anaheim Holiday Inn