Stayed at the Raffles Oct 11 - Oct 18th 2004. We stayed in the "kids suite" for $89 US/night for the first 4 nights, and $106 US/night for the last 3 nights. With the Canadian dollar getting stronger, the price was quite attractive. Now, you have to keep in mind, this isn't a 4 star Hilton... it's a 2 star Best Western, and the overall value is good for the money you pay - you're really only there to sleep anyway. The front room has a queen bed, fridge, microwave, dresser, TV, desk and chair, and the "kids" room has bunkbeds, sofabed(lousy mattress on that one!), table, dreser and TV. In between the two rooms is the vanity and bathroom. Overall, it was comfortable, clean and very convenient. The website claims it's a block and a half from Disneyland... nope. Try 7 or 8 blocks... but it is walkable in about 25 minutes or so. However, the passes we bought for Disneyland from our local AMA included free parking right at Disneyland, and since we had a rental car, we took full advantage of that! The free continental breakfast was pretty weak, but "free" made it somewhat acceptable. :-) There's a Von's grocery store (Part of the Safeway chain) about a 5 minute drive from the raffles, so we stocked up on some good fruit and snacks to keep in the room, along with fresh milk and juice. After spending 12 hour days with our 10 and 12 year old boys at Disneyland/California Adventure/Universal Studios, it was REALLY nice to have that "kids" suite!!!! It gave us parents a little peace and quiet, and the kids liked having their own tv to watch before bedtime. The kids had fun at the pool and hottub too. **NOTE** I've noticed several people have made complaints about the venting fan between the two rooms being noisy - we actually kinda preferred it that way: it was a little loud, but it was more of a "white noise" kind of sound, just air blowing. It muffled all outside sounds, and also eliminated the sounds of the two tv's from each room. Running it all night was rather soothing and we slept quite well as a result. I have A LOT of great advice for car rental info, maps, great strategies for getting the most out of your time at the parks, best pricing and places to eat while in Anaheim too, if anyone is interested and would like more info - feel free to email me!
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- Located in the midst of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California near many exciting theme parks, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Raffles Inn & Suites boasts a classic Victorian design along with luxurious accommodations, awesome amenities and a wide array of packages and specials. ... more less
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