I had a good experience here. The Red Lion Anaheim was a relatively inexpensive choice for a place to stay close to Disneyland for my family Christmas trip. I booked two rooms under the special "Roarin' California" (or something like that) deal for $99/night, which included the usually $14/night parking and the breakfast buffet. It was a much better deal than any other place nearby, with pretty good ratings too.
My husband and I arrived the night before the rest of the family did and checked in with ease after the 3 pm check in time. Our room had a view of the roof of the building next to us (con) but also the Tower of Terror and nightly fireworks (big pro!). The room itself was clean and well-stocked, nothing out of the ordinary.
Our shower had a lone curly, black hair on the bottom of the tub - gross. I was willing to overlook that one. One of our towels smelled like Indian food... hm. The laminated TV guide menu was sticky... I'll just memorize which channel A&E is on, I guess. The pillows are itty bitty and very firm, while the mattress was springy and slightly uncomfortable - I woke up with a crick in the neck the next morning. To be fair, I have a very luxurious mattress at home that's hard to match ;)
The proximity to Disneyland was great, but we drove anyway :) The breakfast buffet was more abundant than I'm used to at a hotel. We didn't experience the housekeeping because I kept the "privacy please" tag in the door even when we left the room - I didn't want to experience a missing iPhone or wallet like another patron mentioned in his review!
Overall the deal was great and if we get another chance to stay at that rate, we will.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Good Neighbor Disneyland Resort Hotel, the Red Lion Hotel Anaheim Resort is renovated with a contemporary, timeless design, vibrant decor, and state-of-the-art facilities. Enjoy our modern getaway in Anaheim, California. Our sleek, sophisticated interiors, rich color palette, and luxurious finishes create an inspired atmosphere for playing and working. Our innovative hotel is a playful retreat for vacationing families, corporate travelers, and meeting groups. The inviting ambiance and friendly personal service guarantee that you will enjoy your stay! We are a Disneyland Resort Good Neighbor Anaheim Hotel, one block from Disneyland Resort, Anaheim Convention Center, and Anaheim GardenWalk. Our convenient Anaheim hotel is a haven of hospitality in Anaheim. Mere minutes from House of Blues Anaheim, Honda Center, Angel Stadium of Anaheim, The Grove of Anaheim, MUZEO, and the Outlets at Orange. Take a scenic drive to Long Beach, Newport Beach, Los Angeles and Universal Studios Hollywood. Red Lion Hotel Anaheim Resort's Rooms are Smart, Sleek, and Stylish. Relax in beautifully decorated rooms with progressive design and cool Southern California style. Featuring the only ELSA technology among hotels in the United States, Red Lion Hotel Anaheim Resort has translation capabilities that make interactions with international travelers much more efficient. The rooms at this Anaheim family friendly and business friendly hotel feature spacious work areas, free high-speed wireless Internet access, Keurig Coffee makers, refrigerators, microwaves, iPod alarm clocks, granite bathrooms, and 37" flat-screen TVs. We are an are ideal location for Anaheim family vacations and corporate retreats. Wired with intelligent technology and entertainment, you'll stay connected and comfortable at this Anaheim hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Red Lion Anaheim
- Anaheim Red Lion
- Anaheim Maingate Hotel