After reading many reviews and speaking with a good friend who frequents Disneyland, we easily narrowed down our choices to the CCI and Best Western Anaheim Inn. Even though the CCI was about $40 more, the rave reviews, complimentary breakfast, and quaint pool area enticed me to reserve our room at CCI. I have stayed at the Grand Californian twice and while the hotel and grounds are beautiful, the rooms are small and very standard. I quite preferred the rooms at CCI to the GC and the walking distance to DL is the same.
We arrived too early for check-in but they gave me a parking pass and allowed me to leave my rental car on property. We hopped on the very clean and air-conditioned shuttle and arrived at the main gate in less than 10 minutes. While at at the park, I was able to check my email from my smart phone and noticed an email sent from CCI earlier that morning warning me of a possible cancellation due to an error with my credit card. I wondered why the front desk hadn't alerted me of this when we arrived but quickly made a call to reservations and thankfully resolved the situation.
Upon check in, we ran into another issue with our standard room when we encountered maintenance in our room. He was very apologetic and called the front desk. He carried our luggage back to the front desk, wherein they upgraded us to a premium room due to the standard rooms being sold out. The manager was very apologetic and maintenance carried our luggage to our new room.
I found the premium room to be very clean (and I am very picky) and comfortable. We appreciated the soft beds, many fluffy towels, soft pillows, cool a/c, welcome bucket (microwave popcorn, treats, and homemade cookies which were the BEST), and added touches, such as a fresh rose in a vase, and a selection of tea, coffee and biscotti. The microwave, mini-fridge, safe, and DVD player were also a bonus. I quite enjoyed having breakfast delivered to our room each morning in a quaint basket. I would highly recommend the premium room.
Our room was in the back on the 2nd floor and was very quiet, with the exception of one night when some loud guests woke us up after returning from the park around 12:45 a.m.
We spent one afternoon break from DL at the pool. The water was refreshing and we nearly had the place to ourselves. The shuttle was reliable and the drivers were very friendly and helpful. We even walked to DL several times and didn't mind the short walk. It was nice to have the shuttle to rely on after dark.
There is a 7-11 and ABC store next door and a few fast food restaurants across the street. We drove to Target about 5 minutes away, and stocked up on afternoon snacks and bottled water. It was nice to have a treat in the room for our afternoon breaks from DL. The property is beautiful and well maintained. I also noticed a laundry room and several tables and chairs located throughout the property.
All in all, I loved the CCI and will definitely return as soon as possible. Thank you for a great stay!
- Also Known As:
- Candy Cane Hotel Anaheim
- Candy Cane Inn Anaheim, California
- Candy Cane Anaheim