(3 adults 2 kids- ages 4 & 5) spent 7 nights at the Park Vue Inn in February. I booked the room off of the hotel web-site as they offered the best rate that I could find on-line. Overall we LOVED this place and would highly recommend it to any family that is looking for cozy, budget-friendly accomodations close to the Disney parks.
We stayed in a 2 Queen with bunk beds room towards the end of the property (231). The kids LOVED the bunk beds and happily played away on them whenever we had a little "downtime" from the parks. The queens were comfortable and we all slept well...but, that may have something to do with having severe exhaustion at the end of each day! Maid service was good, our room was made up in time for afternoon breaks around 1pm, with the exception of one day when it was closer to 3...not a problem, we headed to the pool instead. My only concerns were that the carpet is dirty. It's not a visable type dirty...but, if you wear your socks around the room you will find they turn black. I wouldn't list this as a complaint, only because after pounding the pavement in Disney for hours on end you are going to drag this stuff in on your shoes...I don't see a way from getting around it except to shampoo the carpets after each day, which is obviously not an option. Also, this particular room required going up a flight of stairs, our kids had no problems going up and down themselves, but I would keep this in mind if traveling with infants. Juggling a couple strollers, children, a backpack, etc. could be problematic.
We took full advantage of the complimentary breakfast. The entire family ate there each morning, with exception of one day, when we thought we'd check out the IHOP next door. After paying $67.00 (without tip) for one breakfast...we quickly found out what an awesome deal we were getting to have our morning meal at the hotel. They always have a couple hot-meal offerings, cereal, oatmeal, juice, make your own waffles, and more. Plenty of selection for our tastes for six mornings. It does get a little busy and chaotic at times, but we got there early, and had little problem finding seats, food, etc. For anyone that complains about lack of seating and selection...I say go next door and shell out 70 plus bucks for your meals. For a FREE offering, we were more that pleased. We also ate 2 or 3 of the evening meals, which worked great a couple of nights when the kiddos were just too plain exhausted to try a "sit-down" meal somewhere else. Again, nothing fancy, but enough to fill us up, and a wonderful money saver.
The pool is bare-bones, and was a little chilly for our tastes, but we didn't plan on spending too much time there anyway. However, this may be something you need to consider if pool time is important to you and your family.
We utilized the laudry facility once in our 7 days. It was $3 for each load (soap/wash/dry). Everything worked well, and we had no problems at all.
The location can't be beat. As many other reviewers have pointed out, it is a 5 minute walk to and from the park enterance. My husband even went back and forth from the park to the room throughout the day to drop off coats and such, and the entire trip would take 10-20 minutes. There were numerous restaurants nearby and also a convenience type store where my husband purchased milk, snacks, and beer. (All within short walking distance.)
Front desk and lobby staff were friendly, helpful, and professional. The cookies and drinks in the lobby (lemonade, fruit punch, coffee) were tasty too!!
We never encountered any problem with noise, but being at the end of the property and not close to the breakfast room may have been helpful.
Overall, this place was exactly what we were looking for. I would re-book for our next trip to Disney in a heartbeat. I would especially recommend this property to families with children, those looking for walking distance to the parks, and people who are looking for budget-friendly accomodations. Thank you Park Vue Inn!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With our direct access to the Disneyland(R) Resort, our hotel offers a stress-free stay that's only steps away from a world-famous destination. All rooms include a refrigerator, microwave, HDTV, free parking, free breakfast, and free Wi-Fi. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Park Vue Hotel Anaheim
- Park Vue Motel