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Our OpinionA large resort located close to Disneyland and right next door to the convention centre. If there is a big convention going on this hotel can get crowded, but it is still a good option. Modern rooms, friendly staff and a good location. This hotel can be more expensive than others in the area, but it is a higher star rating.
This hotel is very big with a lot of space. Food court a plus but was closed at 7:00 on Tuesday which was not convenient for our stay. Comforable rooms & good price. Location good but last hotel on busy street. Always took a little extra time wirh traffic & walking tourist
We stayed at this property for two nights and were disappointed in the service. Upon arrival, we noted that there was smoke in the hallway in a non-smoking hotel. When we left in the morning, there was someone working in the room next to us and smoking while working, the smell was of marijuana. Reported to hotel staff and we don't know if anything was done about this. We are frequent travelers and this was not one of the best experiences.
This was our third hotel as part of a two-week visit to the west coast, our visit to the USA kicked off with a week in Vegas before a brief stay at Universal Studios (see our reviews of Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas & the Hilton at Universal City). We were ending our stay with a five night stop in Anaheim for a Christmas break at the Disneyland Resort.Over the years weâ€™ve been fortunate enough to visit Disneyland lots of times, British visitors are far more familiar with Walt Disney World in Florida - itâ€™s sold as a much more packaged and accessible destination to UK visitors. When we visit WDW we stay exclusively at Disney properties, but Disneyland only offers three on-site hotels (The Grand Californian, the Disneyland Hotel, and Disneyâ€™s Paradise Pier), and, for visits that exceed of a couple of nights, we usually find them to be too expensive (especially as we have the extra expense of transatlantic flights).So anyway, Disney over extended himself financially during the development of Disneyland, resulting in a very restricted footprint for the park and allowing opportunistic hospitality companies and restaurants to snap-up adjacent lots before Walt had the cash-flow to secure more land for future expansion. Keeping competing third parties at arms length would be one of the key motivating factors for constructing WDW on huge acreage in Florida. A consequence of the Anaheim land-grab, is that the Disneyland Resort is surrounded by all manner of hotel options, many of which are literally just across the street from the two parks.Our British Airways package limited us to a specific selection of the neighbouring hotels so we chose the Hilton Anaheim, perhaps the largest hotel near to Disneyland and one that is attached to the Anaheim Convention Center. Weâ€™d just had a good stay at the Hilton at Universal City and therefore another hotel in their chain had the chance to impress.The Hilton is located off Harbor Boulevard, just a little south of Katella Avenue and therefore almost adjacent to Disneyâ€™s California Adventure. Drive-up access and valet is restricted, but you can drop your bags with bell services and leave your car while you check-in. Compared to most other Anaheim properties that follow the motel/motor lodge model, this hotel is on a much larger scale and in a grander style than much of the competition. The hotelâ€™s lobby alone is bigger than some hotel properties nearby and itâ€™s all rather plush and well appointed.Check-in was wonderfully efficient thanks to the expedited HiltonHonors check-in desk, but the standard line appeared quick moving and was fairly clear too â€“ we were checking-in on the 23rd of December at around 4pm. Weâ€™d asked for a high floor away from the elevators and couldnâ€™t have asked for better than the fourteenth floor, which happened to be the top floor. I went to put the car in the self-parking garage while my wife, having passed the room details to bell services for luggage delivery, went up to the room.Self-parking is in a clean and spacious parking garage attached to the hotel via its own elevator block thatâ€™s linked to the main lobby, parking does come with a daily fee invoiced at $16.00, this gives you unlimited in and out privileges. This compares to valet parking which is priced at about $22.00.The room was great and by the time I got there, the bags had already arrived so the unpacking could begin. It was a nice spacious room with a good sized bedroom area, floor to ceiling and full room width windows at one end, a good sized chest of drawers, large flat screen TV, coffee machine, and work desk. A mini fridge, and side tables with power outlets, either side of the king-sized bed provided more home comforts.The bathroom had a typical tub with shower over, toilet close by, and a reasonable vanity. Certainly the least impressive bathroom of our three hotels on this trip, but perfectly acceptable, especially as the hotel has eschewed the traditional hinged door in favour of a sliding door, creating a little more room.Finally, a closet containing the obligatory in-room safe competed the amenities, and the overall appearance of the room was excellent, very clean, well maintained and there were no issues with the fixtures & fittings, or with the cleanliness of the bathroom. We did have an issue with a blocked toilet part of the way through the stay, but housekeeping attended to this quickly and efficiently.Outside, and across the hall was an ice machine in its own glass fronted room helping to keep the noise down, other amenities included a pool on the fifth floor. We canâ€™t speak from personal experience, but the corridors leading to some of the rooms on five appeared to form part of a well-worn path to the generous pool deck, if peace and quiet are essential elements of your stay we would caution you against certain rooms on this floor. We always find that the hotel amenities pale in Anaheim, as everything takes second place to Disney but, it should be said that, as the Hilton is also a business and convention favourite, it has perhaps the most comprehensive list of hotel facilities in the area: gym, spa, etc. Thereâ€™s a reasonable and petite food court just off the lobby, a gift shop and general store too.A great little bonus was the skyline lounge on the fourteenth floor, each evening the hotel would open the lounge to guests to take advantage of the hotelâ€™s lofty view over Disneyland, and to provide a comfortable view of the nightly firework spectacular. The doors were opened about ten minutes before the show, but allotting an extra ten or fifteen minutes prior to this should get you a reasonable place in line and a shot at a window table. As we had five-day Disney passes, we couldnâ€™t enter the park that first evening without burning a full dayâ€™s admission, so it was a great way to experience the fireworks â€˜for freeâ€™ in relaxed surroundings, and the showâ€™s music was piped into the lounge to add to the experience. Check with the hotel at registration if this bonus is still available, we suspect that occasional special/corporate events may rule the lounge â€˜out-of-boundsâ€™ on certain evenings (and the fireworks are restricted to weekends-only in quieter months). Some rooms (high floors, facing Disneyland) will give you similar views as the lounge, though we suspect these will come at a premium price.Getting to and from the House of Mouse. Weâ€™re basing our walking times on that of two reasonably fit forty-somethings with no kids or elderly relativesâ€™ in-tow. Each day we would descend to the lobby and exit the hotel, either near the food court or, slightly quicker, by crossing the first floor of the parking garage. This would bring us out into the convention center plaza, from here itâ€™s just a short walk to Katella Avenue and the choice of heading left for Disneyland Drive, or right for Harbor Boulevard. Both routes offer a reasonably short walk to the two entrances to the parks, indeed you can see the back of Cars Land and Paradise Pier from the street it's that close.Harbor is the route that will take you past a greater number of eateries if youâ€™re planning a breakfast/supper stop and, should you need access to reasonably priced sundries, groceries and refreshments, thereâ€™s a CVS, 7-Eleven, and a Walgreenâ€™s store on each of three of the corners of Harbor and Katella; without any stops along the way, allow for a fifteen minute walk to get to the security checkpoints.The second route into the parks, Disneyland Drive, may give you the option to enter through Disneyâ€™s Grand Californian Hotel (DGC), though be warned, while we were there, pedestrian access was restricted to hotel guests only, weâ€™ve used this route on previous visits with no issues, so this may have only been due to the holidays - preserving the resortâ€™s facilities and private entrance to California Adventure for paying guests only. Coming out of the parks, there were no such restrictions for non-Disney hotel guests to exit using the hotel. If you canâ€™t get in through DGC, itâ€™s only a few minutes extra to get to the security plaza located next to the Disneyland Hotel, just divert across the street and around the DGC self-parking lot, adding no more than five minutes to your journey-time.Since our previous visit, Disney have extended the security perimeter to include the whole of Downtown Disney, in our experience it seems to have made a big improvement, reducing lines and limiting congestion.Using the Harbor Blvd route has the edge in time because the security check point is right next-door to the park entrances, whereas the Disneyland Drive route requires that you walk through Downtown Disney first.The Hiltonâ€™s position makes it a good base to return to, should you want some down-time away from the parks in the middle of the day, or canâ€™t manage a full day from park opening to park closing, some visitors may find it right on the distance-limit for conveniently skipping out, certainly some properties on Harbor are slightly better placed for the absolute quickest gate-to-room/room-to-gate times.All in all a great stay at a great hotel.Fantastic rooms, quiet corridors and good sound proofing. Very clean and well maintained. Excellent staff â€“ friendly, courteous and professional. Fast check-in with helpful bell services, and housekeeping was tip-top too.The Hilton has a good location, making it another great base with easy access to the parks. Our stay was a great success and it's certainly a likely location for a return visit next time we're going to Disneyland.
We arrived on time. Registration was easy and the staff was welcoming snd friendly. There is a new policy of charging for incidentals up front / 200 $ per room. If i was a family on a budget this may concern me. We upgraded to a suite for us. It added an extra room with a bathroom and Conference table. There was an old lcd in there but there was no remote control. I thought the suite was clean but was later informed there were issues with both bathrooms and the counter was streaked with some sugary smear. The beds were great as usual for a Hilton. Slept like a tock till 5:30 am when someone with cart comes storming by with a nice loud thump of wheels. All in all an ok stay but by the end of day 3 we were wishing we stayed at Embassy Suites.
This property was a great location next to the convention center and a few blocks to Disneyland Rooms were fine and updated. Lobby area felt a bit dated and maybe ready for a refresh but overall it was a great place for business people and families alike.
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Hilton AnaheimAnaheim,United States
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777 Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802-3497
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