Went to disneyland in April 2006 with a girlfriend and her son.
We were looking for a hotel with the following:
-CLOSE TO DISNEY
-WITH FREE BREAKFAST
-- A FREE SHUTTLE to and from disney
This proved to be very hard to find!!!! If there was a free shuttle, we found out the hotel seemed to be filthy... or had no pool, or if it was clean, it was over 300.00 a night... or if it was a disney hotel of course it cost an arm and leg... and had no complimentary breakfast!
We found the residence inn by marriott and everything was perfect. TRULY. I am a picky girl.
These rooms are actually little extended stay condos. We had a fireplace, a king side bed , pull out couch, a kitchen, huge bathroom, and a kitchen table. the rate per night was just over 100.00 per night. We could have easily slept 2 more people in the room and it would have been great for a family with strollers, etc going to the kingdom!!! Everymorning there was a HUGE DELUXE breakfast with tables inside and outside. It included eggs, frenchtoast, waffles, oatmeal, cereals, hot cocoa, etc.... and the food just kept coming. Kids everywhere but this was disney! you expect this. And everyone is happy.
The shuttle comes on the hour and it is small... so you want to get to the line in plenty of time, and expect to be crunched in, again with strollers, kids crying etc. But its disney and the drive is less than 5 minutes.
Takes you right to the gates and is available every half hour to pick you up until after closing. The hotel also has a small grocery store in it for ANYTHING you may have forgotten or food you might need to cook in your kitchen... like a frozen pizza!
The room was cleaned well daily and the grounds were very nice.
All buildings were seperate on the grounds... with a pool , basketball courts, game rooms in the center.
We went during the slower season and mid week so Im sure i did not experience the place at capacity but there was always disney agents on site ready to help us with preticket sales, maps etc.
Everything was great, I really could think of nothing to complain about except the trip coming to an end... I love disney and Im 29!
My advice to first time DisneyLAND goers...
do a hotel like this....
Get your passes ahead of time and save money....
HINT- if you know someone who lives in Anaheim they get a huge discount on disney passes, but their license must show anaheim address.
Splurge on the disney experience itself...
Whats great about these kitchens is you can still save on bringing your own food if you need to cut cost.
Or at least some drinks.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A very unique all suite condo style hotel located 1/2 mile from Disneyland. All suites have fully equipped kitchens & full size pull out sofa sleepers. We offer suites that can accommodate up to 8 people. We offer the following free amenities: breakfast, grocery shopping services, complimentary parking, wireless internet, business center usage, and more. Our guests have access to purchasing Disneyland park tickets through our on property Disney Desk. On property fire pit & BBQ Grills available for guest use. Pet Friendly ($100 non refundable pet fee for up to 2 pets per room). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residence Inn Anaheim Maingate Hotel Anaheim
- Anaheim Residence Inn
- Residence Inn Anaheim Maingate California