We suggest that folks pick this place as a last resort option because of the location to the main entrance at Disneyland, and because an elevator for a flight of stairs is unnecessary. Otherwise, try to find another moderately priced place with comfortable beds and clean linens for roughly the same cost.
The lobby and staff were welcoming and had a down-home, country hearth feel. Apples and cookies available for all.
The bathroom was surprisingly clean and remodeled some time ago, and especially appreciated for the old small window for outdoor air. The small bath vanity was not visible from the beds, but located perpendicular to them behind a low wall; so, we didn't feel like we were sleeping in a bathroom.
Parking was plentiful. Ihop was in the adjacent parking lot. Guests received a discount at Coldstone Creamery located in front of the lobby - a small discount we didn't realize we even had, until we came across mention of it on the keycard sleeve back in the room. Bummer no one reminded us or asked us.
The bed linens on each uncomfortable bed were inconsistent. One bed had a bedsheet that was very "pilled", worn, and incredibly itchy, while the other bed's was smooth. The fleece blanket on that particularly itchy bed had noticeable clumps of dirt between it and the top sheet (from shoes?), which we might not have seen, except that at the time, we were desperately trying to get comfortable in the sheets. We switched a few things around to make our one night there manageable - we were just so overtired, and knew we wanted to get to Disneyland early in the morning. At least we didn't have neighbors on either side of us, and we were on the second floor, which I was able to confirm at check-in. (There are only two floors.)
When we first walked in though, I went to open the window because of an old "stale" smell you can expect here - and the curtains were sooty and dingy. (Ew.) I went to turn on the lights, and the three ceiling pot lights had the harshest white bulbs - a nod at "going green" but hard, hard, hard glare on the eyes. At least the bedside lamps had a warm glow, but were incandescent bulbs - go figure - and not bright enough for the entire room. So, the room was relatively dark.
Breakfast was a disappointment. Expect cereal and store-bought breads to be decent; but, scrambled eggs were not made from real eggs, the hard-boiled eggs were rubbery, and sausage was plain. Sure, there were waffle makers - big deal.
In all, we picked the Park Vue Inn based on high Tripadvisor reviews given week-of availability and cost for one night at Disneyland's doorstep and the Honda Center. An athletic event at the Honda Center actually drew us to Anaheim that weekend; but, we made a last minute decision to head to Disneyland the next day (Sunday) for the holiday decor. Time was of the essence for us - we knew we would be out late the night before, and needed to be at work/ school on Monday. So, we needed to cut shuttle time, and get in and out of the park as needed for a one day, impromptu visit - a day with rain in the afternoon. We are dumbfounded as to why Park Vue has rated so highly. For us though, we'll walk a few more steps and/or pay just a tad more next time to feel truly comfortable where we rest our heads.
- 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