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Disneyland Hotel or a luxury close hotel outside disney

Old Jan 18th, 2012, 08:50 PM
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Disneyland Hotel or a luxury close hotel outside disney

I need to decide if we will go to the Disneyland Hotel or an outside disney one, but a luxury one, for example the marriot or Hilton.
We eliminate de Grand Californian for a price matter.
What would you recommend me????
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Old Jan 19th, 2012, 09:00 AM
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If the Grand Californian doesn't fit in the budget -- I would either stay at the Disneyland hotel or one of the motels across Harbor Blvd from the park entrance. I would NOT stay at either the Marriott or Hilton which are next to the convention center.

Properties across from DL include a couple of Best Westerns and several other totally acceptable places. They are mostly walking distance from the parks.
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Old Jan 19th, 2012, 09:05 AM
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We stayed at the Marriott years ago and it was great - I wouldn't call it a luxury hotel, but it's a nice upscale hotel, and has a great indoor-outdoor pool. Janis, why would you NOT choose the Marriott or Hilton?
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Old Jan 19th, 2012, 09:35 AM
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Because they are too far from the parks. Not miles but too far to walk after a long day at DL, and relying on the buses is OK but not all that convenient. Since the OP is asking about alternatives to staying on-site, I just think they are too far.

Probably shouldn't have emphasized the "NOT" since both hotels are fine. I just wouldn't use them if DL was my main reason for being there.
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Old Jan 19th, 2012, 09:49 AM
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Neither the Marriott nor the Hilton are luxuryhoels - they are standard class business hotels for the convention center - I would give them 3.5*.
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Old Jan 19th, 2012, 09:52 AM
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I agree with nyt, but they're certainly more upscale than the string of motels right across the street from the Disneyland gates! (we've stayed in those, too)
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Old Jan 19th, 2012, 10:34 AM
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If they want luxury - it is the Grand Californian. If they don't want "Luxury" but want nice and close to DL . . The the DL Hotel.

Other options are the Paradise Pier (cheaper the the DL Hotel but less convenient) the two Best Westerns or maybe the Carousel Inn
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Old Jan 19th, 2012, 02:39 PM
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We enjoyed the Contemporary . . it's on the rail line and the Restruant at the top is great at the end of a day. We also liked the Boardwalk . . it's a short walk to Epcot Center
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Old Jan 19th, 2012, 03:03 PM
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This is DisneyLAND not World.
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Old Jan 19th, 2012, 05:07 PM
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Doh . . slaps head . . .
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