Los Angeles, California
April 1, 2007
When every other hotel room in Anaheim was going for well over $140 a night, I found this little gem for only $60 a night. I was expecting the worst; cement for beds and Mickey’s rodent "friends" to be staying with us, but I was surprise how great this place turned out. It’s not the Ritz or the Plaza, but it’s clean. The outside is cute...really. It looks like a gingerbread house with ice cycles hanging from it. The rooms are a decent size, the bathroom is small, and water pressure is a foreign concept, but the best are decent and rooms are extremely clean. Bring a pillow, because the ones they provide had former lives as rocks. There is also a really clean and very yellow pool outside. If you need it they offer cots for $10 a night. They also have a great view of the California Screaming rollercoaster, Tower of Terror, and Sun Wheel at Disney California Adventure. You can also see the fireworks from the hotel as well.
They offer free parking (most hotels charge per day), and they let me park there all day before I checked in and all day after I checked out. In the morning they offer continental breakfast, which consists of prepackaged Danishes, coffee that tastes like sludge, and orange juice. The staff are amazing. They will help you with anything that you need. They fill requests in a timely manner, and hold genuine conversations about how your day was. They are always happy to see you; regardless to the time of the day you are seeking their help. This is by far the best service that I have ever at a hotel.
The best part of the hotel is the location. It is basically located in the Timmon parking lot of the park. It’s only about 100 yards from the parking lot entrance, where you can hop a tram to the park. There is very little noise that you can hear from your room. They way the hotel is set up there are no rooms that face the road. The only noise that we could hear was the screams coming form the Tower of Terror and California Screamin’. However this doesn’t happen all night because the park closes earlier then Disneyland.
From journal War Tactics on How to Survive the Happiest Place