I paid $75 a nite through Priceline (bidding). For this price I was satisfied.
The hotel is inviting from the outside with a great pool and spa. Definitely not what you think of when you think of "Holiday Inn". The hotel provides several luggage carts to ferry your stuff to your room. Upon arrival the staff was friendly and we got our room on the 9th floor (the top floor). I went back to the front desk to ask for another suitcase rack and within two minutes there was a knock on the door and an employee had the extra rack.
The hotel provides some toiletries if needed. They don't offer to let you reuse your towels to "be green", which to me I like because i want new towels each night. The A/C unit was top notch and had a digital thermostat on the wall. The room provided a fridge, coffee maker, iron, and a safe. You have your choice of firm or soft pillows, each are provided and labeled on the bed.
We ate at the restaurant for breakfast on our last morning there and it was a pleasant experience. The staff was friendly, the food was prompt and good, and kids eat free keeping the cost down. It was a welcome change from the previous days of McDonalds for breakfast on the way to Disneyland.
The elevators are fast and there are three of them. We never had to wait more than 20 seconds for an elevator. The public areas of the hotel were very nice. They have a workout room as well. They have an arcade I heard, but I never ventured to see it.
The hotel room was showing some signs of wear, especially in the bathroom. There was a dime size piece of the tub missing (black spot on the tub). Some of the trim needed repainting, esp near the floor. The TV is an old tube TV...not that were were there to watch TV. The hotel had a lot of channels but no Disney Channel, which would be nice for the kids since we are at Disneyland and all.
Our room was facing the parking lot and there is construction work being done next door. I think they are expanding an overpass over the freeway or something. One of the nights they were out there doing work late. The other nights they were not (likely due to rain). This isnt the hotel's fault of course.
There is no free breakfast, but kids get to eat free at the restaurant downstairs.
One of the nights after Disneyland both of our room keys no longer worked. I went to the front desk and they reswiped the cards which worked. They tried to tell me, however, that it was our fault and that we needed to keep the keys away from credit cards and cell phones. Im not sure what they expect you to do with the card keys then.
Parking is limited in the late hours. I was always able to find a spot however. The location of the hotel is odd as it is off of a one way street. If coming from Disneyland on I-5 take the Disney Way exit (NOT Katella Ave) and follow signs for Manchester Ave.
For me it is about what I got for what I paid. I paid $75 a nite and I was satisfied. But I got this price from priceline by bidding and you aren't guaranteed any particular hotel when you go that route. The normal rate looks to be $110 and for that price I would consider Embassy Suites (which had a deal for $115 at the time) or Aryes Inn near the Honda Center. Both are very nice and have a great hot breakfast for free.
For $75 a nite though, I would stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Anaheim Resort is located in the heart of Anaheim, just minutes from Disneyland, is a full service hotel with 264 guestrooms, including upgraded executive king rooms. The Holiday Inn Anaheim Resort also offers free wireless high-speed Internet throughout the hotel, including the Pacifica Ballroom, ideal for meetings and social functions. The Holiday Inn Anaheim Resort sells Disneyland Tickets in the Disneyland Resort. Located just 1 mile from the Anaheim Convention Center. Other entertainment venues within one mile include: Anaheim Stadium/Honda Center, the Home of the Anaheim Angels, Downtown Disney and Disney's California Adventure. The perfect hotel for a Disneyland vacation. Enjoy breakfast and dinner in our American Brasserie Restaurant and Bar, featuring pool and watch sporting events. Pool side drinks and dining from the Cabana Bar (seasonal), are available. Located just 4 blocks from the hotel is the Block & Garden Walk, offering movie theaters, several restaurants and shopping options. The newest Holiday Inn in Anaheim, built in 2001. A full service hotel with friendly amenities of a resort! ... more less
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