Holiday Inn Anaheim Resort
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OK, so I didn't plan very well. This hotel is close to Disneyland and the Monorail line but I was not expecting that to be closed for repair. Thankfully the staff was able to provide us with information on an alternative to driving and parking fees. There was a city bus that they told us about that had an all-day pass for less than $7 per person. Also rather then kennel our small dog at the Park Kennel, because we had her carrier along, we were able to keep her in the room and still get back from time to time during the day for visits and walks to let her do her business. Room was comfortable, clean, has great beds, and a fridge. There was also a laundry that we took advantage of also. On sight restaurant that was OK but nothing special.
I recently attended a University graduation and stayed three nights at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites. I traveled solo. Overall I thought the hotel was comfortable and offered some valued accommodations not common to most Holiday Inns. A pleasant surprise for me, as I was planning to spend most evenings at the hotel. The onsite facilities made my stay much more enjoyable. The room decor and furnishings were current in decor and design, the linens were fresh, the room was clean. This part did not deviate from the standard Holiday Inn Brand I am familiar with. The room size was a bit smaller than other Holiday Inns I have been staying at during the past few years. The bathroom ... we will get to that a bit later. The site offered a relaxing pool (with cocktail service, hey, now that's a perk). The hotel also offers a small water park for children (another perk if traveling with children). The hotel includes an onsite restaurant, bar, and room service with extended hours. If you don't return to the hotel until 9:30 PM, no worries, you can still visit the restaurant for a meal or order room service. My meal was quite good, it surpassed my expectations. I most enjoyed not having to leave the hotel. I didn't really want the hassle of driving around town and trying to park. I opted to include breakfast when reserving my room and I am very glad I did. While the onsite restaurant is open to serve a menu for breakfast, the continental variety met all my needs. Fresh cooked eggs (they change the style each day), fresh cut fruits, bacon, etc. They also provide the standard pastries, waffles, etc. I love the fresh pot of coffee they bring to the table. I also love the table wait staff service. The hotel also has a small gift store with snacks and over the counter medicine. One day, it was just nice to walk to the lobby to visit the store to pick up some Advil. Around 9:30 PM you can go out to the parking lot and where you have a pretty decent view of the Disney Fireworks. I was not visiting Disney, but I did enjoy watching the firework shows two of the three nights. The hotel annoyances include the 24/7 TV - Disney movies blaring in the lobby. Yet, understand their main attraction is Disney. I noticed the hotel did not have a Disney shuttle service for their guests. If you have children, it can be quite a walk from the hotel to the Disney Shuttles or entrance. The biggest annoyance was the size of the bathroom. The shower/tub and toilet are in a closet. I was traveling solo. When entering the bathing area, you literally have to turn sideways and stand in an awkward position to close the bathroom door or step back one step to stand between the narrow gap between the toilet and the tub to close the bathroom door. The door swings only an inch from the toilet bowl. Now, I was solo, so I gave up on this claustrophobic closet madness and decided to leave the door open. Ha! When the door is left open it sits on the wall with the toilet paper dispenser. The open door makes it difficult to reach the toilet paper dispenser. It takes some acrobatics to reach around, behind the door, and feel your way to the toilet paper roll. There is a sit on the toilet, lean back, a bit sideways trick to reach that paper. Better just to have a spare roll on hand. I am not sure why they hotel does not place the door outside the sink area. Life would be easier for all. Customer service was excellent regarding all areas: the lobby, store, and restaurant.
So, lets say this the best way possible. Did I have a place to stay, yes, is it up against the Mickey and Friends parking lot yes. The problem is you cannot access the Mickey Parking lot or trams from the hotel. you must walk around the entire city block. The hotel is aged but clean, the splash pad was a bug hit with my Grandchildren. If you need somewhere to sleep and shower because you've spent 18 hours in the park this hotel will do the trick.
We stayed for two nights and had two rooms. Property and rooms were clean and comfortable. Rooms are a bit on the small side. It would be difficult to fit a crib or extra bed in the rooms we had. No breakfast included but we used the fridge and microwaves for our small meals. Property is on the north side of Disneyland. We walked all the way to the main gate one day (thru downtown Disney) and returned by the tram. The tram saves a bit of walking especially at the end of the day. My 5 year old was tired and we carried her some of the way both directions. Overall a good hotel for a park visit if the price is right. Parking is normally $12, but they reduced ours to $6/nt.
First off, they claim to be 1 block from Disneyland. There is no way this is true. Not even 1 block to Downtown Disney. While it is possible to walk, I would recommend staying at a hotel on Harbor if that is what you want to do. The shuttles (ART) are a little slow and crowded at times and are not free. Plus you pay to park at the hotel.The room was comfortable and has a Keurig, mini fridge and microwave. There is a LOT of noise from the hallway.Next time I visit Disney, I will stay somewhere else.
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- 264 Rooms
- Restaurant - non-smoking area
- Outdoor pool
- Hot tub
- Laundry service
- Business center (fee)
- Gift shop
- Self parking
- Video arcade
- Barbeque area
- Disabled rooms
- 24 hr. Reception
- One king or double beds
- 27" premium cable TV
- Hair dryer
- Iron/ironing board
- Morning paper
- AM/FM radio alarm clock
- In-room safe
- Mini fridge
- Maximum occupancy of 4, up to 3 children
- One queen bed
- Unique "room within a room"
- Jungle-themed playroom for kids featuring bunk beds
- XBox 360 with DVD capability
- Either a desk or additional day bed
- Maximum occupancy of 4, up to 3 children
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Holiday Inn Anaheim ResortAnaheim,United States
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1240 South Walnut, Anaheim, CA 92802-2241
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