On our recent trip to Disneyland, we decided to stay an extra night in Anaheim that we hadn’t previously planned for. Looking for something affordable, available and close to Disneyland, we decided to stay at The Anaheim Hotel. We had stayed at Hotel Indigo as well as the Disneyland Hotel earlier in the trip, so I solely chose this hotel based on the fact that I now knew where it was located and that it was less than a ten minute walk from Disneyland. I checked reviews on Hotels.com and was able to book a room for the following night.
I will start out by saying…..of the three hotels we stayed at during this trip, this was the most inexpensive. The Anaheim Hotel was also the most unimpressive. In addition to that, it was also the closest. That being said, if you’re not planning to be at the hotel much and will be spending most of your time either at the Parks or out and about in Anaheim, this will probably suit your needs just fine.
THE ROOMS AT THE ANAHEIM HOTEL
The room was a pretty standard sized room in comparison to the other rooms we stayed in and the beds were comfortable and clean. The hotel is actually set up like a motel, with the entrance to the room on the outside. The rooms have balconies, which we thought was nice and in general, it was pretty quiet so we were able to enjoy it.
The hotel was a bit outdated in my opinion, not necessarily in décor, but more like the doors were squeaky, the sliding door to the patio was difficult to open, little things like that. Not deal breakers by any means, but definitely worth noting. The room we stayed in had two double beds, a desk and ample storage for hanging and folding clothes. The room also had a small coffee maker as well as mini fridge.
We didn’t have a chance to use a lot of the amenities, however they do have a pool and fitness center. They do have free Wi-Fi, which in this day and age, is a must for us. They also have an attached restaurant called the Pizza Press, however, note it is not free. Parking is also not free and will run you $12 per night for self parking and $20 per night for Valet.
The best part about this hotel is its location. Such a quick and easy walk to Disneyland, it took us about 10 mins or less to get from our hotel room to the front gates of Disneyland. Of the three places we stayed, Disneyland Hotel, Hotel Indigo and The Anaheim Hotel, The Anaheim Hotel was the closest. There are definitely closer hotels to Disneyland, but they are also more expensive.
Overall, if you’re really just looking for a place to stay for the night, this place fits the bill. It is not overly themed, magical or Disney-fied. It is affordable and close to the Disneyland Parks. For us, it was great for a last minute stay that wasn’t going to cost us and arm and a leg and was easy to navigate to and from the Parks. However, that being said, if you require a little more from your hotel stay or are planning to spend more time in your room, you may want to check elsewhere.
Have you stayed at a Disneyland area hotel? Tell us your favorites! We plan on returning and would love to try some of your suggestions!