We stayed at the Red Lion from 10/24-10/28 and it was nothing short of spectacular! My husband an I haven't been to Disneyland in about 20 years so we decided to celebrate our anniversary by visiting Anaheim. Literally after months of research, we decided on this hotel. After comparing the rates and amenities of other hotels to Red Lion, it was a no brainer. We were able to take advantage of their "Making memories Magical" promotion which was $99 each night and included free parking and a breakfast buffet each morning.
Check in was a breeze. We were able to walk right up and check in within moments.
A major factor in our search for places to stay were hotels that were pet friendly. We were traveling with our beloved West Highland Terrier and obviously needed a place that accommodated animals. Red Lion normally only charges a $20 pet fee for the entire stay, HOWEVER, if you become a member of their Red Lion R&R club that charge is waived and the cost of their membership is absolutely free. Needless to say we were thrilled that we could bring our dog along and not have to pay any additional costs. From doing all my research I found that most places not only charge you a nightly fee but also require a deposit. I must admit I was concerned about the condition of the room we would receive since we were traveling with our dog. We booked a King size bedroom which was located on the first floor. I was so happy to find out that our room looked just like all of the pictures and the accommodations certainly exceeded our expectations. Even more so, I was pleased that the room was very clean and didn't have any pet odors or stains. The room was the perfect size for the three of us. The bed was extremely comfortable and the bathroom was nice and modern. The fact that the complimentary soap, shampoo and conditioner came from Bath and Body works was a plus. Having a refrigerator, microwave and coffeepot in the room was another bonus as well.
Having the breakfast buffet included certainly saved us a lot of money too. The options included eggs, hash browns, sausage, bacon, pancakes, toast, bagels, English muffins, a variety of cereals, apples, bananas and cantaloupe; more than sufficient. They also had orange, apple and cranberry juice available for self service and you could get water, coffee and hot tea from you server. The food was good and was replenished quickly for freshness. Our waitress Yessina was a delight. She was very nice and always had a welcoming smile.
Originally, we planned on getting to and from Disneyland by using the ART bus and paying the $4 per person fee each day. We were fortunate enough to get a tip that we could walk right around the corner to the "Toy Story" parking lot located east of the Anaheim Convention Center on Harbor Boulevard south of Katella Avenue and take the Disneyland buss to the park for free! Its only takes a couple of minutes to walk there and they have busses constantly running. Let me tell you, after spending a day at Disneyland, the last thing you want to do is WALK back to your hotel room. This was such an excellent option and certainly beat having to pay for transportation.
I would highly recommend Red Lion Hotel to anyone. The staff was friendly, the property is stunning and the rooms are excellent! We had such a wonderful stay and we plan on coming back the the Red Lion Anaheim in the near future!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Good Neighbor Disneyland Resort Hotel, the Red Lion Hotel Anaheim Resort is renovated with a contemporary, timeless design, vibrant decor, and state-of-the-art facilities. Enjoy our modern getaway in Anaheim, California. Our sleek, sophisticated interiors, rich color palette, and luxurious finishes create an inspired atmosphere for playing and working. Our innovative hotel is a playful retreat for vacationing families, corporate travelers, and meeting groups. The inviting ambiance and friendly personal service guarantee that you will enjoy your stay! We are a Disneyland Resort Good Neighbor Anaheim Hotel, one block from Disneyland Resort, Anaheim Convention Center, and Anaheim GardenWalk. Our convenient Anaheim hotel is a haven of hospitality in Anaheim. Mere minutes from House of Blues Anaheim, Honda Center, Angel Stadium of Anaheim, The Grove of Anaheim, MUZEO, and the Outlets at Orange. Take a scenic drive to Long Beach, Newport Beach, Los Angeles and Universal Studios Hollywood. Red Lion Hotel Anaheim Resort's Rooms are Smart, Sleek, and Stylish. Relax in beautifully decorated rooms with progressive design and cool Southern California style. Featuring the only ELSA technology among hotels in the United States, Red Lion Hotel Anaheim Resort has translation capabilities that make interactions with international travelers much more efficient. The rooms at this Anaheim family friendly and business friendly hotel feature spacious work areas, free high-speed wireless Internet access, Keurig Coffee makers, refrigerators, microwaves, iPod alarm clocks, granite bathrooms, and 37" flat-screen TVs. We are an are ideal location for Anaheim family vacations and corporate retreats. Wired with intelligent technology and entertainment, you'll stay connected and comfortable at this Anaheim hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Red Lion Anaheim
- Anaheim Red Lion
- Anaheim Maingate Hotel
- Red Lion Hotel Anaheim Resort California