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Old 08-16-2012, 12:12 PM   #16 (permalink)
 
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I will be staying at the Paradise Pier on a business trip but I am looking one additional night before or after. I would like to do something less expensive than the on-site hotels but I will be by myself so I want to pick somewhere that I will be safe and feel comfortable. Any more suggestions?
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WE stayed at the Carousel Inn. It is fine for one night and we felt safe there. There is also a Fairfield Inn close by that would be a little more but the breakfast will be better.
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Can anyone comment on the hotels a bit farther south down Harbor Blvd from DL (addresses actually in Garden Grove)? There seem to be a lot like Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, Embassy Suites, etc. They look just a block or two away from DL on a map, but how far are they really?
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Ashli, how did you like the Park Vue Inn? I was looking into that place for a trip next summer, I'd love to hear what you thought about it
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I think I have decided on the Fairfield Inn. Does anyone have any experience / opinions to share?
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Can anyone comment on the hotels a bit farther south down Harbor Blvd from DL (addresses actually in Garden Grove)? There seem to be a lot like Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, Embassy Suites, etc. They look just a block or two away from DL on a map, but how far are they really?
For us, those are not really in the walking range. We don't have any special health issues or anything- maybe it's just perceptual but those are very long blocks. We do walk to the Hojo (Howard Johnson) and even that feels far but seeing DL right across the street compensates for it ;-) You get a higher quality of hotel in those you mentioned but dealing with either parking or shuttle service is not something we have liked. We stayed at the Holiday Inn once on short notice from Hotwire and the shuttle took FOREVER b/c of traffic congestion at one light. I don't like to deal with traffic once we have driven all the way down so I prefer the hotels you can walk to. We used to stay at BW Park Place Inn and mini-suites which is literally across the street at the light, but the Hojo has nicer rooms and the castaway water play area. Also they offer a good Annual Pass discount.
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Ashli, how did you like the Park Vue Inn? I was looking into that place for a trip next summer, I'd love to hear what you thought about it

We really enjoyed it. We would definitely stay there again. The location can't be beat - it is literally across the street from the main entrance to the DL parks! (I was especially surprised about how decent the price is when I saw just how short of a walk it is to the parks.) It was about a five minute, easy walk to the turnstiles. The rooms were clean, the hotel was quiet, and the breakfast was nice.
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I think I have decided on the Fairfield Inn. Does anyone have any experience / opinions to share?
We've stayed there twice and really enjoyed it! They redid the rooms after we stayed there, there is a McD's in the parking lot on the way to the park. When you go into the lobby area there are elevators that take you up to your rooms, there are no indoor corridors though, fyi, but I felt perfectly safe. The floors are the types that have a small walkway alongside that are outside, but you are more secure because you can't get to them other than the elevator.

There was a Seattle's Best Coffee & a Pizza Hut in the building, and an arcade/deli in the same area. They will hold your luggage in a separate room if you get there too early, and they will call you when your room is ready.

They also had lemonade when we walked in the door after a long day at the parks, which was a small gesture, but very much appreciated!! I highly recommend them. You can also see (and hear) the fireworks from the balconies!
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We're headed to DLR Dec 11-14 and would love some feedback from y'all about Camelot Inn. (The price on Expedia was decent and the ratings reasonably positive.)

We've stayed at the Candy Cane Inn before & enjoyed it, but our boys are big enough to not need a shuttle as long as we're close to the crosswalk.

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Can anyone comment on the hotels a bit farther south down Harbor Blvd from DL (addresses actually in Garden Grove)? There seem to be a lot like Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, Embassy Suites, etc. They look just a block or two away from DL on a map, but how far are they really?
I love love love the Hilton, only place we stay at DL. The price is similar to those across the street from DL, but way more co comfy beds. You can also get a balcony facing the theme parks too. The breakfast buffet is wonderful, staff always nice. Its more of a luxury hotel and you get the comforts of that. Plus you can use the Anaheim shuttle if you dont want to walk to the parks.
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Mark, we were there in '11 and it was okay, decent room but nothing spectacular. But they were doing major, major work and the thing looks like it changed dramatically. But for our October trip last year vs 2011 prices went from about $85/night to almost $150!

I stayed at the HoJo for a seminar last year and will do so again this year. Nice, rooms, two nice water areas, easy walking distance and it's one of the stops on the cheapest and easiest DL Express routes. Walking distance was okay, but we were there mostly for the seminar, although Disney made us take some 2 day hoppers. Sigh. What I do for my business.

The hotels down into Garden Grove are a trek. The map doesn't give a true feel, pull up the satellite images.
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:31 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I was wondering where to stay with my 84 yr old mother. We will need a scooter for her and I just can't spend the crazy cash to stay onsite. Which hotel do you think should it be? So many choices but I'm afraid to stay too far away because of Mom.
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I stay at the travelodge behind the DL parking garage, about 15 minutes to walk around in the morning, but at night, 5 minute direct exit out through the CM parking lot through the parking garage- across the street. Not too bad, but it's only good for a bed and shower, nothing more, breakfast sucks, but its something at least.
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We just returned from a week at DL. We stayed at the courtyard by Marriott for the first four nights as I was there for a conference. We then moved to DLH for the next four nights. The courtyard was very nice and within easy walking distance. I would say 15 minutes at a stroll. No shuttle though, which was fine with us as we are walkers.
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