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Park Vue Inn
Ranked #9 of 118 Hotels in Anaheim
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

We booked our rooms at the Park Vue Inn, right Cross from the main entrance to Disneyland. It is about a five minute walk from the hotel to the ticket booths and park entrance, which makes coming back for lunch or a rest very convenient.

I was hesitant when I first saw the ratings for the Park Vue since we had stayed there many years ago when our four boys were just kids. There was a day when the park was surrounded by what we always called the Disney “Dive” hotels. And the Park Vue was right up there with them. You know the ones…keep your shoes on to avoid black feet) It was pretty bad. But I placed my trust in the TripAdvisor ratings and went for it.

There are 20 of us now, including 9 grand kids under 10 yrs old. We booked a couple of months early, hoping to get some larger rooms, but still were only able to get regular rooms with two queens in each. They do have rollaway beds available so we could plan on five of us to a room. Based on our individual family sizes, this worked out just fine. They do have a few kitchen units and two bedroom units if you book far enough in advance.

Initially I was pleasantly surprised. The girl that helped us at the front desk on check in was very congenial and the one that helped us on check out day was as well. I’m sorry I didn’t get names to recognize them directly.

The rooms in pretty good shape. They weren’t spectacular, but a good quality economy hotel doesn’t have to be. There are no elevators so ask for a ground level room if you have trouble negotiating stairs.

If you get noisy neighbors, they can be heard through the walls. Comes with the overall quality of construction. I know this is an area that people complain about often, but it is a fact of life when you stay in an economy hotel. Deal with it. I always travel with a white noise machine or app so I usually don't notice this particular problem, but it can be an issue.

And I would avoid rooms on the second floor numbers 200 through 229. The hotel is laid out with outside doors facing the parking are and a walkway in front of the rooms Everyone uses the walkway on their way to the breakfast each morning and coming and going early and late. Again, if you know going in, you can prepare appropriately for it rather than complain about it.

The beds were ok. Not luxurious, but reasonably comfortable. As with many hotels, a couple of times the maids had a hard time tucking the sheets in properly...personal pet peeve of mine, but I got over it.

There is a small swimming pool and hot tub, though we didn’t use them so I can’t comment much on them except there was a good six inch layer of foam in the hot tub when it was running. I struggle with hot tubs in hotels anyway, but especially one full of bubbles. As we walked by one morning, my granddaughter said: “Look grandpa! A bubble bath!” Made for a good laugh.

There is a very small exercise room near the registration desk with a stair climber, a tread mill and an elliptical. But I came to walk at Disneyland, not exercise at the hotel. Did plenty of walking in the park…

There is also a small souvenir shop as part of the hotel with drinks and snacks as well as Disney memorabilia.

The breakfast provided was not bad for a budget hotel. Scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, biscuits and gravy, toast, plain bagels, Belgian waffles, cut fruit, hot chocolate, coffee, milk, peanut butter, jelly, boiled eggs, oatmeal, cottage cheese. No whole fresh fruit or sweet rolls/donuts. The little ones were let down that the fruit loops ran out first thing our first morning there. But each day thereafter, there were plenty. Besides fruit loops there was raisin bran and gluten free Chex type cereal. The Belgian Waffle makers were very heavily used with the one on the left having severe sticking issues, so avoid that one. The ladies helping in the breakfast area worked tirelessly to keep things moving and keep things clean. I don’t know how they put up with the self-absorbed messy people they have to deal with each day, but they did a great job of it. Big thanks to them for their hard work

We ate out on the open deck each morning. It was February so it was rather chilly in the mornings and the propane heater that was there didn’t seem to work or have propane, but it wasn’t a major inconvenience.

Didn't spend much time watching TV so I can't comment too much on available channels, but it appears there are the usual suspects and a good variety.

The very first morning as we got up to head out, there was no hot water in any of our rooms. Quite an inconvenience when you have kids to try and get ready for a long day at the park. They got right on it and we had no further water problems the rest of the trip. Stuff happens…

Make sure if it is chilly you change the AC/heater to “heat” or it will not heat the room. We woke up the first night freezing and realized we had not done so. But it warmed right up after that.

There are plenty of restaurant options very close from McDonalds to Tony Roma’s, Denny's, IHOP, Subway, Pizza, and more. Around the block, within a reasonable walking distance there's a CA Pizza Kitchen and a Cheesecake factory, as well as others. There’s also a Cold Stone Creamery right at the front of the hotel

There is a Super Target 1.7 miles south on Harbor. A 7-11 on the corner of Harbor and Katella and a number of smaller convenience stores and fast food types close.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms #230 and up or #130 and up to avoid the noise of passersby early and late.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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9  Thank NedGrimley
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ArgenisPorras, Guest Relations Manager at Park Vue Inn, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2013

Thank you for giving us a second chance! We have made several improvements to our property and services over the years. Hopefully on your next visit you'll be even more amazed as we are currently undergoing some additional improvements to our property, services, amenities and guest rooms. We are so happy that your family group enjoyed our hotel, services and staff. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you for choosing our hotel.

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Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

Parkvue is closer to the gates than some of the Disney properties but I'm sure 1/3 the price. We went in with information gathered on trip advisor. We got what we expected:close location,clean,comfy beds, heated pool and jacuzzi, wide variety of hot breakfast and yes, noise. It is noisy because it is a motel with wooden floors. Kids are up at 7 am with excitement. Expect noise after 7 am and don't expect to sleep in. It is what it is. We had to get up at this te anyways. The warm pool,price,location and breakfast outweighs the noise.
Everyday, we went back in the PM for a swim. Be aware that the pool is 9 ft deep. My kids loved this but it could be dangerous for little ones. Supervising is necessary.
If you want to be quiet as possible take this advise.

Request a room from 130-150 or 230-250 which are at the back of the motel. Other rooms will have traffic and noise early as everyone goes for breakfast and has to pass your room on the way.
We loved our 6 night stay with parkvue. You will get what you pay for. Most reviews are very accurate.
Have fun!

  • Stayed: February 2013
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4  Thank sharpee2
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ScalzoHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Park Vue Inn, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are happy that your stay was great. It is our goal to provide a clean, confortable, home away from home. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed February 13, 2013

We stayed at the Park Vue 3 years ago and enjoyed our stay once again. It's not a high end hotel but it was clean, had friendly and helpful staff, the beds were comfortable and the breakfast had a number of options (fruit, waffles, eggs, sausage/bacon, hash browns, cereal, toast, bagels, juice, coffee, tea...). The swimming pool is quite warm which allowed my kids to swim even though the weather was a little on the cool side.

We stayed near the back of the property on the second floor (RM 236) in a room with 2 queen beds. The room was a decent size (bigger than the room with a queen and bunk beds that we stayed in previously) and very quiet as it wasn't a high traffic area for other guests. The people beside us were quite quiet which was helpful as I could see that noisy or a crying baby next door probably could have been heard quite easily.

The big bonus to this decent stay was it's proximity to the park. Other than the Grande Californian and the hotels right beside the Park Vue, you can't stay any closer to the Disney/California Adventure entrances. This is huge as having the option to take a break from the parks or drop stuff off by only having to walk 5 minutes is very convenient.

I'd stay there again.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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5  Thank markheatherwill
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ScalzoHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Park Vue Inn, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2013

Thank you for your review. The proximity to the parks is one of our best amenities. We strive to provide the highest level of customer service. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you for being a loyal guest.

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Reviewed February 13, 2013

The Park Vue Inn was INCREDIBLE! Every morning they provided us with a delicious hot breakfast. My kids LOVED making their own waffles! My wife and I loved the variety of breakfast foods. From the yogurt to the eggs, it was simply delicious for all of our palates. Also, the heated pool and jacuzzi was a wonderful way to unwind on a crisp February evening. I can't say enough about how amazing this hotel is.......I just hope they don't raise the prices because you get A LOT more than you pay for! (woops, forget to mention this is the closest hotel to Disney's entrance gates:)

Room Tip: "Double queens suited our family of four well"
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1  Thank ojosazules8809
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ScalzoHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Park Vue Inn, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2013

Thank you for your review. We are delighted to know that we were Incredible. It is always our goal to provide a clean, confortable, and affordable accommodations. Thank you for your kind words, we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed February 12, 2013

Stayed at Park Vue from Feb 2-10 and found it to be comfortable and super close to Disney. Lots of parking, decent breakfast which saves lots of $, and exactly what I expected based on previous Tripadvisor reviews and pictures. Good value for the price. Tonnes of nearby amenities. Nothing fancy but clean and we had good service. Would come back again.

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1  Thank cnashcrew
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ScalzoHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Park Vue Inn, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are very happy to know that your stay was great. Thank you for choosing Park Vue Inn we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed February 10, 2013

My family of six stayed at Park Vue Inn for 7 nights in early December mainly because of positive reviews in tripadvisor and included breakfast and social hour dinners(no longer available). It is very close to the pedestrian entrance into Disneyland and family-style restaurants/ takeaways are in close proximity. We had two Queen with bunkbed rooms side by side on the ground floor. THey were close to the front entrance, so quite noisy with everyone walking past. Rooms near the back of the hotel would be quieter. Rooms were generally clean, but my husbands room had a nasty, musty smell in it. Beds and bedding were comfortable. Breakfast was OK. THe laundry room was out of order which was a hassle with 4 children's clothes to wash. Staff did not know when it was due to be fixed. Overall, the Inn would be fine for an inexpensive short stay. We would probably spend a bit more next time for greater comforts.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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ArgenisPorras, Guest Relations Manager at Park Vue Inn, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2013

We apologize that your stay was anything less than satisfying. We are currently working on many upgrades to our building, rooms, and amenities. We hope that you would give us another opportunity to serve you. Thank you taking the time to review our hotel.

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Reviewed February 9, 2013

Stayed from January 23-27, 2012 and had a great time, room was clean and it was especially nice to have a ground floor room, considerint we had a stroller. Additionally we have the 1 queen and 1 bunkbed room which was great for our 5 year old to sleep in, just like at home. Breakfast was great with hot items like, eggs, bacon, sausage, hashbrowns, waffles, as well as toast, bagels, cereal, hardboiled egges, yogurt, juice, milk and/or coffee. However, it would be better if more seating in breakfast area. But the greatest benefit of this hotel is the location to Disneyland, it's directly across the street from the shuttle entrance to the park. You just have to cross the crosswalk and you are at the park, so convenient and easy to use. This is the #1 reason we stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank gomezmartin
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ArgenisPorras, Guest Relations Manager at Park Vue Inn, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2013

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found our amenities and location to be exactly what you were looking for. Thank you for your review and for continuing to choose our hotel. See you on your next visit.

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Address: 1570 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92802-2383
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Anaheim
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Anaheim
#12 Romantic Hotel in Anaheim
Price Range: $187 - $263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Park Vue Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 86
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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