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Our OpinionThe Anabella Hotel is one of our more popular hotels in Anaheim. It is located right beside the park but on the back side of it, which is about a 10-15 minute walk. The rooms here are spacious and clean and the staff is very friendly. There are 16 rooms with disabled access. The Anabella has a great gym and an adults only pool in addition to the regular pool. If you are looking for a nice, clean hotel close to the park, this is an excellent choice. The restaurant here is pretty good as well.
Great location and the room was very clean. Not a lot of frills, but that didn't matter since we spent very little time in the room. If you don't mind a little walk, it was a very easy trek to Disneyland. There is a really good restaurant right next door, with an ice cream shop too. All in all, The Anabella was perfect for what we needed.
Let's start with the good...you can't beat the location of this large motel/hotel. Across the street from Disneyland and Downtown and Disney, and right next door to the Anaheim Convention Center. And it's only about 5-7 minutes from the freeway. Dining is close by (aside from Downtown Disney's expensive restaurants), such as Cheesecake Factory, CPK, and Bubba Gump'sAs for the hotel itself...the people there are very friendly, and check in and check out was very quick. It's quite a large complex, with several separate 2-story buildings. And even though we were there in mid-summer, and the hotel (according to them) was fully booked, it was relatively quiet.There are two pools: one a 'family pool", and a smaller, adults only one. There is a gym...but it was small, dingy, and smelly -- no or little ventilation and it was just, well, yucky!There is a restaurant on the grounds, which we did not go to, and there used to be a yogurt shop, but it closed down a few days prior to our arrival.As for the rooms? let's just go with basic and non-descript. A real no-frills environment. Our room had two queen beds, an in-room mini-fridge, a table in the corner, and a large dresser 9and a closet, of course). What was rather strange is that there wee almost no outlets. So, in order to plug in and use my laptop, we literally had to move the table next to the dresser the table was near the bed), just so we could use th4e ONLY outlet, basically, in the room that was not being used by the TV or the end table lamp. As I said...strange. the hotel DOES have free Wi-Fi.There is a combo tub/shower, with fairly decent water pressure and the requisite basic shampoo and conditioner bottles. I did like the fact that the dressing area 9sink/mirrors) was outside of the bathroom, so one could shower, etc. while the other could shave or put make-up on, depending on the person and their own needs.There is an in-wall AC that ran non-stop and did a decent job of keeping the room cool, especially on such hot, muggy days (early August), and a ceiling fan that really helped to circulate the A/C's cool air flow.As for the beds?? A sheet, but no blanket (maybe because it is summer??) and a bedspread, and several really nice and soft pillows. The bed was quite comfy -- surprisingly so - in fact, both my wife and I commented on how soundly we slept both nights.So...if you don't care much about dĂ©cor, or frills, and just want a comfortable bed and a room that is very convenient to both Disneyland and the Convention Center (and less than 10 minutes from Anaheim Stadium and The Pond), then I would recommend staying here. It's nothing to brag about, but you could also do a lot worse.
We were in Anaheim for, obviously, Disneyland. We reserved a room at the Anabella as a 3.5 star hotel very close to downtown Disney.The hotel and staff were great. We also were able to walk to the park very comfortably. However, the room and everything else in the hotel was way less than what we expected for a 3.5 stars, and we travel a lot.
The wife (and baby) have stayed here quite a few times on our Annual Pass "let's get out of the valley and drink @ Disneyland all day" trips. It's been our "go to" for the last few trips because that's when mama was preggo (x2) and when baby was 4 months and most recently, about a couple months ago. Let's go through why we chose this place:PROS:- Great location (walking distance to DT Disney.. was MUCH better when you could cut through Grand Californian.. but, they 86'd that and you gotta talking the long way now)- Comfy rooms with wooden floors- Fairly larger fridge than just your "drinks" (with other accommodations)- Pricing - Customer Service - Some rooms have their own personal patiosCONS:- AC unit very dated and sometimes acts a fool- Some rooms are definitely more "treated" than others (more later)- May sometimes have to call front desk upon arrival d/t some things missing (like our shower curtain in our first room - for which i asked to be moved because we needed a bathtub and they accommodated very quickly to send me to a room I approved of)Ok.. so, as much as I can remember.. these are things that stood out to me the most. Some may think the pricing is on the high side... But, if you consider all things: size of rooms, look of rooms, location, location, location.. it's actually a pretty great deal. Comparing to the other hotels in the area.. this may be the best "bang for your buck" place. We have enjoyed staying at probably more than 10 hotels in the immediate surrounding of Disneyland and we had enjoyed our time here most, really.Now, "treated than other rooms".. that was on our last stay (around end of May 17'). That's derived from the fact that we're ASSUMING that they may have started putting newer furniture in some rooms. We'd been told they're going to be closing grounds in August for approximately 2 years to turn the entire location into a 4-star hotel and resort.All things considered.. it's still a great place to say for total value vs comfort vs location. But when it does come back in a couple years... I hope it doesn't shun us away too far with their pricing/value because they have to remake revenue. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
We enjoyed our stay at The Anabella. The hotel is much like a resort, with two pools. The proximity to Disneyland was close enough to walk, but was somewhat hard to do during the hot July summer - I would imagine it would be worse during August. The only issues we encountered with the rooms were that the bathroom areas were quite small. Additionally the sink was outside of the other bathroom amenities. The Bath/Shower also had drainage issues where the water would pool up to your ankles. The tub had visible rust around some of the fixtures. Overall a good stay if you are looking at not staying at a Disney hotel.
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Anabella HotelAnaheim,United States
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1030 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802-3419
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