We stayed here in a Block 7 ground level family suite in 2009, due to it's proximity to the Parks and modest rates. Back then, it was reasonable for the money. This year, we booked another 9 nights in a family suite, but when we arrived, they told us we were getting the standard suites and had to upgrade to the deluxe version for an extra $20 per night. Not a problem, we upgraded and went to our room, which was 729 1nd 731 on the top floor of Building 7, down the back.
Our suite was rather worn, well below the quality we remembered. The air conditioner in both rooms only worked on HIGH and OFF, they were simply too loud to use.The bathrooms were clean, but very old and uninviting. The first night was dreadful, we had the building's commercial sized air conditioning plant right outside our window and it fired up for 10 mins with a 2 minute break NON STOP. The noise made the windows shake, so we complained rather quickly and requested another room for the final 8 nights. Although the view of fireworks was fantastic, there was just no way you'd sleep for a week with the ten or so motors running outside through the night! Bleary eyed the next day, we were moved to Rooms 742-744, so I give credit to Management for accommodating us politely and promptly.
Our new room was identical, but the TV reception kept failing and the microwave side wall had to be pushed in with one hand in order to work, a possible wiring problem that just scared us, so didn't get too many heat & eat meals this time round. Air conditioning still very loud.
Housekeeping are, as always, ever polite and efficient. The beds are still nice and firm, linen is crispy and clean. Bring your own pillows folks, as theirs are lame. The restaurant is friendly, but food is average and lacks imagination. Reception staff are nice to deal with and we have no complaints about the 5 minute walk to both Parks. However, it's hard to comprehend that the owners of this property don't see a goldmine waiting to happen. The location, if developed, would be a jewel in the crown, but right now, it's just getting too many cracks painted over as interim solutions. No obvious re-investment will one day result in a dreadful accident as paint is now holding the whole place together. Sadly it's not somewhere just to rest your head anymore. I hope one day it is completely refurbished or rebuilt, because it has great character. The huge, beautiful old pool can be seen from space I'm sure and for me, the only thing that still appeals.
Would we stay here again? Probably not.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This unique resort style hotel offers the following features:LOCATION:Directly across the main entrance to Disneyland(R) Adjacent to Anaheim Garden Walk.Two blocks from the Anaheim Convention Center.STYLE:Two story apartment style buildings on nine acres of landscaped gardens and walkways.PARKING:Ample parking all around the hotel.POOL:Olympic size outdoor heated pool and spa.ROOMS:Large rooms, some with patio or balcony.FAMILY SUITES:Two connecting rooms for families.FOOD & BEVERAGE: Restaurant and Lounge.MEETING ROOMS:Over 11,000 sq feet of flexible meeting space.VALUE: Excellent value for a hotel in Anaheim! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Anaheim Plaza Hotel Anaheim
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