First off, I have stayed at The Grand Californian a few times and let me tell ya: NOTHING is nicer than this one. Yes, the Grand Californian has a BEAUTIFUL lobby...but the rooms...nothing to write home about.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Disneyland! Yes, I'm one of those. It doesn't matter - I know I'm coming here and spending outrageous amounts of money on bottled water, pretzels shaped like MIckey's, and yes: HOTEL ROOMS. So, get used to it. However, when I come back from The Magic Kingdom, I want to relax LIKE AN ADULT~ and I'M SO GLAD that I gave this hotel a try. The shape of the actual hotel is cubic and streamlined. I loved the minimalist approach to the hotel lobby with classy hints and touches that are pure Disney: Tea Cups for seats in the main lobby, a framed old map of Disneyland of the past, and gorgeous classy chandeliers. What a treat!
I read many reviews of this property before deciding on WHERE to actually stay. And, you guys were right: THE ADVENTURE TOWER is the place to stay. It is the closest tower to Downtown Disney and we had a view of the pools from our room("UPPER LEVEL POOL VIEW").
I loved the layout of this resort. Once we finished with check in we made our way out towards the pool area and rolled our bags to the first building on the left - The Adventure Tower. The building are themed so it was a nice touch to see an old "Adventure Land" poster/painting in the lobby of this building.
Our room was GORGEOUS!! So much nicer than The Grand Californian could ever hope for. The headboards were extraordinary! It is a view of the Fireworks at Disneyland and when you turn on the light near your bed - The lights on the headboard turn on, a Disney themed song plays for a minute, and you remember why this place is so magical.
I don't know if anyone has noticed this but the design in the carpet is elegantly shaped like MICKEY'S!! Really, Disney? You sly dogs! I caught that! The bathroom is just as elegant with black marbled sinks and silver knobs (yes, more Disney shapes)....you gotta love this place.
THE BEDS WERE SO COMFORTABLE after a day of walking around the park you just collapse into them and are whisked into a deep, lovely sleep, and we didn't hear a peep from anything outside that room (from the hallway or the pool area).
What a magical experience. And, by the way, it is CHEAPER than the Grand Californian. My advice, save a few bucks and stay here. Yeah, you have to walk a bit longer to get to the front gates of Disneyland but it's so worth it.
One thing I will tell you and I've seen it in other reviews: THERE IS NO WATER PRESSURE in the shower as they have a water saver head installed. So, plan to spend a lot of time in there to wet your hair! Also, come on Disney: GIVE US SOME MORE SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER! The bottles are ENTIRELY TOO SMALL for anyone's head of hair! It's just really ridiculous that they can't get larger bottles for the price we pay for the rooms. But, darn it! I'm at Disney and I will be happy NO MATTER WHAT!
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- Also Known As:
- Anaheim Disneyland Hotel
- Disneyland Hotel Ca
- Disneyland Hotel Anaheim, California