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I have a post on using Priceline. Several people responded that they have also used Priceline in the area. I was able to get the Hilton Suites for $45. a month or so ago. If you're not set on exactly what hotel you stay in, I strongly advise Priceline and recommend bidding only for 3 or 4 stars.
I really enjoyed the Hilton Suites and in spite of being a bargain guest, received excellent customer service. In fact i thought I was treated better there as a Priceline guest than a few days earlier when I was staying at another HIlton on points.
You can check out which hotels are being used and the prices on BiddingforTravel.com.
This site Bret's Disneyland Lodging LinkMap is quite helpful, and even features a hotel review section. We have stayed at the Anabella, the Orange County Hyatt Regency with no big complaints. We also use Priceline and have gotten some super deals!
Have to second Priceline! We'll be staying at Crowne Plaza this month for $60 a night! Bid 3* or higher only, and bid only in the Disneyland area. Check out biddingfortravel.com for faq.
Discounts at the Disney resorts are fewer and farther between as they have been in the past, and I prefer a hotel/resort to a motel, so Priceline works for us.
Also, beware, many of the motels in the area state that they are directly across from DLR or within walking distance, and many of those are not. Check out a map if you are not sure. The hotels all have shuttles or are on the ART system, so getting to/from is easy and convenient. Once in a while, we take a cab for convenience, i.e. dead weight sleeping toddler, and it's around $8-10. Not a problem when we are saving so much on our room, and a nice one to boot! HTH
I really like the Howard Johnson. It is about a 7-10 minute walk, or you can ride the shuttle. It is budget friendly, and has a good diner next door. Tropicana is nice and close too and only a few bucks more. Have a great trip!
We absolutely loved the Hyatt back in December. We stayed for $80/night AAA rate which was a great price. It had a beautiful breakfast buffet included as well (for both of us and the baby!). Rooms were beautiful, clean, VERY comfortable, and close to Disney. The bus (which ran every 20 minutes) took about 10 minutes to the front gate.
But honestly, we only rode the bus about 2/3 times... otherwise we walked the mile each way. Totally easy and pleasant.
Oh... and the feature that sells me each and every time... there is a Starbucks in the lobby!!
We had our 15-month old daughter (at the time) too and the everything worked great!