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Can you recommend good family hotel near Disneyland Anaheim CA

Can you recommend good family hotel near Disneyland Anaheim CA

Old Oct 7th, 2009, 02:18 AM
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Can you recommend good family hotel near Disneyland Anaheim CA

I wonder if you can help please.
My family of four (children ages 15 and 13) are planning a visit to Disney in Anaheim next August.
We have read many reports on the hotels in the area and are totally confused. So many reports have good and bad aspects on all the hotels it seems.
Can anyone recommed the best hotel to stay in near to Disney.
We are on a budget, so don't want 4* accomodation and we'd ideally like to be within walking distance of the park so we don't have to rely on shuttle bus transport.
We would like a nice clean quiet hotel with a pool for the kids to cool down in.
Any advice would be gratefully received.
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Old Oct 7th, 2009, 06:56 AM
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There are so many hotels right by parks within walking distance it is confusing. I have stayed at the Fair Field Inn right across the way and it was not quiet on the side we were on but it was very family friendly and within walking distance. There is a good Howard Johnsons as well that was recently remodeled and has a pool area (more geared towards young children). Obviously the California Grand is lovely and right in downtown Disney but expensive. You might want to check out Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel - I have received great rates - they have a fun water slide that likely your 13 year old (and possible 15 year old) would enjoy. It is the least expensive of all the "Disney" hotels but I was very happy with it and the rooms are very large. It is within walking distance as well - I believe you can get early entrance to the Park by staying there too. Ask for a AAA discount.
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Old Oct 7th, 2009, 07:26 AM
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How much do you want to spend? "Budget travel" means different things to different people.

Having said that, the one thing Anaheim has in spades is family friendly hotels near DisneyLand. There is so much competition they pretty much all are, at minimum, satisfactory and some are really good. There are probably 30 places w/i walking distance and another 20 or more a bit farther but that have shuttles.
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We stayed at the HoJo's mentioned above. It was very reasonable. We took advantage of a discount code found at mousesavers.com. It is right across the street from the park but you do have a short walk to the park's main entrance. Since your kids are older this is not a problem.

One small thing that make's this hotel convenient is that there is a traffic light right there that makes it much easier to pull out onto the main drag. Our room was nice but make sure you get one with a balcony. We didn't and it would have been nicer with one. There are two pools - one has a very nice waterplay area (my daughters were the same age as your kids and it was a bit young for them) and the other is just a pool bu always lots of clean towels available, the landscaping is pretty. There is a microwave and frig in the room. All in all it's a very good value. But don't let them give you a room next to the highway!

As much as my kids loved DL they really loved Knotts Berry Farm with all its crazy coasters. You might want to spend a day there - AAA has a really good discount available.
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The best western that is directly across the street from the main entrance is wonderful... all the roooms have a fridge and a little sitting area... alose to shops and restaurants and an easy wal to the park. Last year I paid 89.00 per night the week between Christmas and New Years. The Howard Johnsons, as mentioned is a bit further of a walk but also nice, clean and convenient. You cant go wrong with either of those hotels. Have a wonderful time with the mouse!
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