Let me start by saying that I was not sure about staying here. I thought it was too far to walk to the park and I was unsure about this hotel because of a stay at another hotel from this same chain. Boy, I could not have been more WRONG!
I went online and booked the room. I was able to use an additional discount card, and got a kid's suite for the price of a single room. I also requested extra towels, which were already there, waiting for us. The room came with a refridgerator and a microwave, something I am not used to getting from many hotels in Anaheim.
We arrived a bit late but checked in with no problems. The room was on the second floor, which is what I prefer. The room was very clean and quiet. I think we made the most noise. (My apologies to the guests next to us) The towels were there, as requested. The kids loved the bunk beds, which were in there own room. They even had a table, dresser, and tv in their room. All in all, more than what I expected but very comfortable. There was also a room safe, which the kids loved. They set up the combination and took care of that for me.
The next morning, the kids went down for breakfast. They love making their own waffles. I even asked them to bring food up to me. I was given a choice of eggs, fruit, danish, toast, waffles, and juice. It was plenty, as I am not a big breakfast eater anyways. We even went down late a couple of times but there was still plenty of food to go around.
The staff did an excellent job making up the room each day. They even told us what drinks were not available in the vending machines. Who knows that? They did!!! The front desk staff was well informed about shuttles too. I ended up driving but my friend used the shuttle. Very convenient, is how she put it. The price was okay too. My daughter forgot her toothbrush. Instead of going out to buy one, the front desk provided her with one. Excellent planning, on the hotel's part!
When it came time to check out, again, no issues. She was very friendly, and wished us a safe trip. This was during the storm that hit.
Parking was not a problem. I was able to park right outside the room most of the time. I think I had one night where I was an aisle away. The wireless internet access was great. It was free, and the front desk provided me with the access code. I did not take advantage of the pool though. We forgot suits plus I thought it was a bit cold outside, though I did see quite a few other guests enjoying themselves.
I just have to say that this was a very nice place to stay. I would definitely recommend this location, and use it again myself. By the way, the walk to Disneyland is about a mile away. Not very far but my kids are older. I may not recommend the walk for toddlers. I actually like staying a little bit away from the park. It is not as noisy or congested.
A tip for drivers, I-5 and the 405 are very close to the hotel. Gettng on and off the freeways was never a problem. Plenty of places to eat, Starbucks is there, Big 5 and Target. What more can anyone ask for?.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stanford Inn & Suites is conveniently located 3 blocks away from Disneyland, California Adventure, and Downtown Disney (1 mile south). We are also within walking distance of the Anaheim Convention Center, restaurants and shopping centers. Nearby Attractions include Newport Beach, Angel's Stadium and Knott's Berry Farm. We offer complimentary hot breakfast daily, heated pool and spa, free parking (No trucks), guest laundry, free wi-fi, free newspaper, fitness center, local restaurant discounts, guest computer (with free printing) & domestic faxes. Discounted Disneyland Resort tickets and Anaheim Resort Transportation (ART) tickets are sold at the front desk for a nominal fee. Stanford Inn & Suites is located in the heart of Anaheim and our rooms are 100% smoke free & pet free. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Comfort Inn Maingate Hotel Anaheim
- Anaheim Comfort Inn