We have just come back from our 16 days in America. We had the best family holiday that we have ever had. Disneyland was fantastic (we had 5 day passes) and were lucky enough to win dream fastpasses on one of those days. We stayed at Howard Johnson - there were a few checking in issues but once that was sorted out the room itself was clean and of a decent size.
We rented a car from Anaheim, spent 3 nights in Hollywood at Orchid Suites (pleasantly surprised given the mixed reviews), went to Universal Studios and did some sightseeing and then drove to Las Vegas where we stayed at Paris Casino for 7 nights. We loved Las Vegas and so did the kids, they enjoyed the neon lights, the trip to Hoover Dam, etc and of course the great shopping. We found the best shopping at Primm Outlet Shops.
Thanks to everyone who helped us plan our trip. We are already planning our next trip to the US next year!