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The first Disneyland hotel, this original dates back to when Disneyland first opened over 50 years ago. Located right next to Downtown and all the action. The Never Land theme pool is great for kids. This hotel is undergoing renovations which will go on until 2012, so might be a good idea to check before hand and make sure they will not interfere with any facilities you may want to use.
You are probably asking what would have possessed me to take off a mark from a Disney property? Am I crazy? Well hang on to your mouse ears because we'll go right on through this. I am currently typing this in my room in the Adventure tower of the Disneyland hotel. This is one of three towers as I understand it that make up this particular hotel. As my title stated, let's go through the good, the bad, and the ugly. The Good: This is my first time visiting Disneyland itself, as I live on the east coast and have frequented the World many times. As spread out as that is, my initial impression of the proximity of the hotel to the parks was pretty good, considering. Yes, it's a 5-10 minute walk, but in my book that's pretty good. In the afternoon/evening it's a bit of a workout as you are tired and trying to manage crowds, but where in Disney do you not do that? The room is lovely, and relatively spacious. The expected hidden Mickeys and other Disney details are why I love staying on property. I particularly enjoyed the bed that plays a song and lights up. Very nice touch for all of us rabid Disney fans. I have a king bed, and it's rather comfy I gotta say. The staff that I encountered at check-in were fantastic and helpful. My mom had mailed me a care package as I had been on a road trip and I received it with no problem. Thanks for that! The Bad: After paying through the nose through a room, you're going to charge me $18 a day to park my own car? In a lot that's not even half full, no less? Come on now. I know Disney isn't exactly hurting for cash. Can you cut us a break somewhere? Also, as I understood from the helpful little sign in the room, California is going through a major drought. You wouldn't know it, considering how much water it appears they use on property. I was trying to help and hung up my towels like it requested, didn't need new sheets...but I guess the staff missed the memo as my towels were replaced every day. I mean, it's your prerogative, but you might want everyone on the same page. In the same vein, what time was the water light show again? I bet that's recycled water though right? I mean, no judging. Whatevs.The Ugly: As I mentioned above, I was assigned a standard view room in the Adventure tower. This tower is the one that faces Downtown Disney. It's great as I can see the fireworks from the room, but it gets worse. There is a stage so very very close to the hotel with live music. Every night. For hours. I get that there are extroverts that are living at Downtown Disney until 2:00 am, but some of us took advantage of the extra magic hours and have been up since early morning and are, in a nutshell, TIRED. Keeping guests awake is cruel and unusual punishment. You would think that you would be so tired you could sleep through it, but that's not always the case. It's a constant thumping bass that's enough to keep you awake. One fortunate thing is that I can't hear the singing. If I did, I'd want to beat myself with my own arm. Why? Because the first night I was here I walked over to get dinner and heard them singing. And bless your hearts, you shouldn't be singing. I guess if you've had a couple drinks it's not as bad, but it was pretty bad sober. I'm embarrassed for you. I tried to use ear plugs and thought that would help, but noooo. I don't mean the cheap foam ones either. Oh no, the more expensive waxy professional kind. I know they work as they drown out my mother's snoring when we happen to travel together occasionally. Why not put that on the other end? Oh wait, is that too close to the Grand Californian who are paying even more through the nose for a room? Some of us just want to rest our poor tired bodies after trekking through the park all day. But for extra fun try putting your ear plugged ear into the pillow. It emphasizes the bass and gives it that extra oomph into your brain. I mean, your only other options are sleeping directly on your face or on your back. Please address this Disney. Would I stay here again? Probably. Would I revolt if they tried to put me in the Adventure tower if the Downtown Disney Live Stage wasn't moved? Yes. So, overall, I was fairly happy with the stay...just some easy fixes to make your guests happier. Please.
When I visited Disneyland as a kid I always dreamed of someday staying at the Disneyland HOTEL. In those days the hotel was right off the park and you could take the monorail directly to the hotel. Times have changed. The Disneyland hotel is completely redone and one of three hotels at the Disneyland resort. Pros: 1) Cool, modern room with all the amenities you'd expect and 2) Small touches that Disney does that make it unique and special, especially for kids (they loved the twinkle light-up wall). 3) The pool is nice. 4) The "character-dining" restaurant is attached to the hotel.5) Parking is free and easyCons: the biggest negative is the distance you have to walk to get to the park. It's a 5-10 minute walk through Downtown Disney (depending on your pace), but when you're headed back to the hotel with exhausted kids it feels like a marathon, especially when it's crowded. Bottom line, it's probably not much more convenient to the parks than taking the shuttle bus from a hotel outside the park. Am I glad we stayed there...yes. Would I do it again...maybe.
We recently stayed at the Disneyland Hotel with our almost two year old. We loved all of the decorations in the lobby and the closeness to Downtown Disney and the parks. It was great to come back to our room for nap time. The room was a little bit dated and had a funny smell that we got used to after being in it for a while. We probably should have called to have someone fix it but we weren't really in our room very much.
After leaving the hotel, discovered I had left my wallet and passport in the room safe. Contacted the hotel who were less than helpful. Would not visit the room or call before 10am. We drove 2 hours back, knocked on the room door, very helpful occupant. I opened the safe and we were gone in less than 5 minutes. Never heard back from the hotel.
We decided to stay at the Disneyland Hotel for an event we were attending there and the proximity to the parks. It is pricey compared to neighboring hotels but there is magic here. Parking is easy, we decided to self park and they give you a little card to place in your window for in and out purposes. If you self park I would suggest unloading the car in the valet area and then parking since it's a little walk but hard with a lot of luggage. Check-in was simple. We arrived around 1pm the day the big marathon was just wrapping up so it was a little busy. Our room wasn't ready just yet but they give you rooms keys and inform you they will send a text when it was ready. We hung out in the lobby seating area until then. I did notice I didn't have any cash on hand to tip the bellman who would bring our bags up once the room was ready so I located the Chase ATM near the restrooms to pull out some cash. There is also a gift shop in this area with some gifts, souvenirs, snacks and any essentials you may have forgotten. Once the room was ready we got a text with the room number and headed up. We were located in the Fantasy Tower on the 5th floor which funny enough the room doesn't start with a 5 but 23. We got a two queen room. Very average, no couch in this room but a sitting chair and desk. When the bellman arrived with our luggage he showed us the head board lights that play a little music box song as they come on. The song only lasts so long but the lights stay on as long as you wish. We also had a semi view of where Disneyland was located and would be able to view the fireworks from our room. He advised us to turn to channel 16 at 9:30 and we would be able to hear the music that goes along to the fireworks. It is truly amazing how in sync Disney is with the timing of the fireworks to go along with the music. The windows however were dirty so it wasn't a clear view but still neat. The beds were comfortable and we got a good nights sleep. The bathrooms were clean. We loved having the toilet behind a locked door so we could still use the shower and sink without intruding. The hot water was tricky, for some reason it got really hot in the tub but not that hot once moved over to the shower head. The other members in our party checked in the day after us and got the room next door which is actually adjoining. In a neat way there's one main door in the main hallway and if you unlock this you have two doors to each room vs. the weird connecting door in the middle of the rooms. I know a lot of people don't like those rooms if they don't know the person next door which makes these way cool. Their room was a little larger then ours with a couch and two queen beds. We asked housekeeping for door stops to keep both our doors open and keep the main hallway one closed. This was perfect for our bunch. The housekeeping staff is so sweet and just amazing. We only needed our trash cans emptied and some more towels but while she was in there she made small talk with us about her family. It was wonderful to know more about her, instead of just having a person clean around you and not talk, seems weird. We had other friends stay in the Frontier Tower which paid the same as us but had a way better view and a balcony! They were in a king with a couch, pretty much same set up as our room but what a view! They were on the 8th floor which overlooked the parking lot but distant views of California Adventure. We enjoyed drinks 2 of the nights at Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar. Seating inside the bar is limited but it sure it entertaining and fun. There is outside seating as well in case you can't find it inside. We didn't get to dine at Goofy's Kitchen or Steakhouse 55 but I've done Goofy's in the past and it was a fun experience.In the morning we would just grab Starbucks near the Earl of Sandwich before heading to the parks and find breakfast there. So we never ordered room service in the room. The biggest perks from staying on property was the "Early Morning Magic Hour" which allows you to enter the designated park that day an hour early before general tickets. This was a big help! We basically walked onto Tower of Terror and Soaring. Everyone had the same idea to beeline it to Cars. Also parking, not having to worry about how you're going to get to and from the park, where to park, taking shuttles and all that. We just walked through Downtown Disney each morning into the parks which was easy and hassle free. This is an expensive experience and not sure if we'll be able to do it again with a family as it can really add up but I am happy to have had it. Maybe one day we can stay in a signature suite or Grand Californian. They cast members really make this place great!
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Disneyland HotelAnaheim,United States
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1150 West Magic Way, Anaheim, CA 92802-2297
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