We stayed at the Candy Cane based on the reviews and the fact that it could accommodate a family of five. I was really looking forward to this but was a bit disappointed.
The grounds are beautiful, not doubt about that. Breakfast is a bonus and definitely got you going in the morning (Coffee was terrible, no flavor but I like Starbucks!) There was a shuttle which was always on time and used by many. We did not use it much, just the odd time. The walk is only ten minutes but I realize that for various reasons some people want or need a shuttle.
My biggest complaint is the price. The rooms are average, just average, nothing more. Take away the grounds, the breakfast and the shuttle and you have a mediocre hotel. The carpets were not clean, the bathroom floor was dirty, no microwave, but the beds and pillows were fantastic. My daughter and her family had to have a premium room to accommodate all five of them. On top of that they had to rent a cot for $10 + tax a day!!!!!! Sleeping space should come with the room. We paid $179 a night plus the cot!!! Really? There was nothing exceptional about the premium room except a bit more space to fit the cot! Just a mediocre room. They try to justify the price by bringing breakfast to your door and include dvd's and a microwave. We did not go to Disneyland to watch dvd's in the room. This is not enough. We have stayed at Best Western Stovall's and had pretty much the same level hotel, with okay rooms and great pools and grounds, comparable breakfast and about the same distance from Disneyland (only much cheaper and they can't take 5 in a room). I have also stayed at the Ramada Plaza just around the corner, which was way cheaper, way cleaner, had family suites and came with a hot breakfast for everyone! The pool was not as nice at the Ramada but the kids actually preferred it because Candy Cane pool is too small!! Actually everyone in our party, 9 people without question preferred the Ramada Plaza on Katella. We only stayed at the Candy Cane because of reviews.
Oh well, I had an urge to stay at the Candy Cane and now I know. I'm not saying it's bad, don't get me wrong, it was comfortable and had some bonuses. Free parking was included, as it was at Ramada Plaza (not at Stovall's anymore). If Candy Cane was more reasonably priced then my review would have been better. Unless they drop the price I will not stay here next time I visit Disneyland. I'm going with 3 1/2 out of 5 because of price.
- Also Known As:
- Candy Cane Hotel Anaheim
- Candy Cane Inn Anaheim, California
- Candy Cane Anaheim