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Oxford, United Kingdom
August 26, 2012
La Mesa, California
August 5, 2005
Don't expect the usual level of customer service that you would get from a hotel in this price range. The general feeling you get from Disneyland customer service is that they really don't care what you think because there are so many people lined up behind you to take your place. It's that way all over the parks.
The pool area is very nice, with two pools, two Jacuzzis, a wading pool, slide, etc. They do serve cocktails at the pool. One of my favorite things to do is take a break from the parks there with a Mai Tai or Long Island.
We didn't eat there this time, but we have been to the Napa Rose dining room - it's pretty good, but again not quite up to the usual standard for a restaurant of that price range, etc. They will overcook your pork chop because most Americans like their pork well done. They probably cater to a different demographic than most "wine country" restaurants.
We had breakfast at the Storytellers Cafe - the buffet is very good but very pricey at $21.99 - not a bad idea to fill up here and plan on skipping lunch though - that's what we did.
Overall, it's worth the price for the convenience - but it's definitely pushing it. The hotel is starting to show a little wear, so hopefully they will do some refurbishing soon.
From journal Disneyland and Pageant of the Masters
Laguna Hills, California
February 18, 2005
The hotel sits right along the Downtown Disney strip. Some rooms have views of the strip, but unless you want all that noise, then you'd best get a room with a pool view or a view of California Adventure. It also is bordering California Adventure. It has its own entrance for guests only to California Adventure, which is very convenient.
When you enter the hotel, you can't help but marvel at the lobby. The hotel's design is based on the arts and crafts era. It's a little bit like the style of Frank Lloyd Wright. There is an enormous fireplace where storytellers come and weave their magic for children. A piano player plays a beautiful grand piano while you sit and have cocktails at the bar or on one of the comfy chairs in the lobby.
The rooms are like the deluxe rooms at the Disney World resorts. They are around 300 square feet and continue the theme of arts and crafts.
There is fine dining, a character buffet, a fitness room, an arcade, and a great snack bar, which I will mention in another part of this journal.
Their fine dining restaurant is considered one of the best restaurants in Orange County. I have not eaten there yet because it is really expensive, but I'm sure it lives up to its standard.
The service is great, and the hotel has a nice convention center as well. They also have a lovely spot for weddings in a private area out back.
If you come at Christmas, there is a gorgeous Christmas tree in the lobby. You don't want to miss that.
From journal Disneyland: The Original Magic
Los Angeles, California
January 8, 2002
As I said, the hotel is beyond beautiful and very kid friendly, with kid size chairs abundant in the lobby. They even have storytime by the beautiful hearth located in the main lobby.
The location is ideal for families who may want to take a rest during the middle of the day. Guests of the hotel can enter Disney''s California Adventure through their own entrance.
Early morning risers (or their children) might get to see Chip and Dale (or other characters) getting ready to go to the Character breakfast located in the hotel should you decide to explore early in the morning (as I did). My friend''s child was beside herself when Chip and Dale looked up at us (we were in the third floor lobby area) and started to wave to us! I couldn''t believe they saw us.
The touches for the children are appreciated. When they turned our beds down for the evening, they place all of the kids'' stuffed toys alongside the pillows on the bed.
The main entrance boasts a beautiful stained glass window. A sight to behold.
There are two pools located next to each other with the main pool containing a great slide and decor befitting a Disney resort.
From journal Disney's California Adventure
seal beach, California
January 13, 2001
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