We stayed at the Rodeway for a Friday and Saturday night (about $72 a night including taxes).
The hotel is just around the corner from Disneyland and as close or closer than most of the area hotels. It is walking distance.
The hotel itself is a bit of a mixed bag - it shows its age, but for the most part is pretty clean and comfortable. Apparently there is a theft problem because you need to get a remote from the front desk and if you want a hair dryer, leave a $5 deposit.
While this is a Choice Hotel, it is a big step below the Comfort Inns and much more like a Motel 6 or Super 8. However, the rooms did have a microwave and refrigerator (which was a huge plus because the only ice machine was broken).
As a very nice surprise, the hotel provides free high-speed wireless Internet.
FIREWORKS: On the nights Disneyland does the fireworks shows, there is a wonderful view from the balcony and parking lot. We happen to have a soundtrack of the Disney fireworks music on the iPod so after it started, we were able to sync it up and enjoy a great show with no crowd.