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Old 03-08-2011, 08:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Nearby non-Disney hotels - your recommendation?

Dh and I will be at DL this June for two days. I haven't been since like 1995, and DH has never been. I was looking at the DL hotels (all three of them...) online, but none really seemed to jump out at me. GC looks nice, but we've stayed at WL at WDW and they look very similar to me so I can't really justify the price. We are thinking about staying at a non-Disney hotel right nearby, but there are so many! Can anyone recommend a nice hotel (within walking distance? Is this possible?) that is not quite as much $$$ as the DLR hotels? Thanks!!
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We stayed at the HoJo last July. Not too far. No complaints. Was only about $120/night at that time.
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Super 8 on West Katella was comfy, clean and CLOSE to DL. Had a shuttle that left regularly but is an easy walk around the corner. VERY CHEAP.
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks ladies! I'm going to check out both of those hotels.
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Ashli, we've stayed at the Anaheim Fairfield on Harbor (I think the address is 1460 Harbor) it's clean, comfortable, close (closer than Hojo's) right in the front there's a McD's and in back is a Mimi's and there is another restaurant, Millie's, (although we didn't eat at this one, and love Mimi's) you would walk about 5 minutes to get to the crosswalk where you cross to get to the DL walkway to the gates! It's really close. They also have a pizza hut and Seattle's Best coffee in the hotel, as well as a small convenience store, and in their lobby they serve ice cold lemon & lime water all day! You can also see the fireworks from the balcony area. If I can, later I'll try to upload pictures here so you can see how it looks! You can get a King bed room or one with 2 queen beds, both come with a small pull out chair, which is a like the equivalent of a toddler bed. Very cute decor, with Disney pictures in the room!
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Our favorite off-site hotel is the Candy Cane Inn. We have stayed at several of the ones on Harbor and like Candy Cane the best. I've also heard all kinds of good things about HoJos, but have never stayed there, so can't compare it to Candy Cane.
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We'll be at the Carousel Inn and Suites (again!) this August. All of my family (parents, sisters and us) stay there when we go and enjoy it a lot! It is on Harbor Blvd. directly across from Space Mountain.

It has a great continental breakfast (and the breakfast room is lovely!) as well as a rooftop pool (with a great view of the fireworks at night as well as a great view of Space Mountain and the Monorail during the day). The Carousel also has an "onsite" Quiznos and is directly next door to a McDonalds. They have lovely regular rooms as well as a concierge wing and a few different types of suites, including a "Kids Suite" with a bedroom decorated in Mickey bedding and such.

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The Annabella is nice, and within walking distance.
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My favorite is the Park Vue Inn. It is directly across the street from Disneyland next to the IHOP. Last time we stayed there they had a complimentary continental breakfast.
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Thank you everyone so much for your suggestions!!!

We decided to go with Park Vue Inn. I can't wait!!
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For future reference, the HoJo Anaheim and the Carousel Inn and Suites are my two recommendations. I've stayed at both and neither have disappointed.

The HoJo's "water park" is a big plus for the kids as is their hot tub, which typically stays open past Park closing. Nice adult relaxtion there.

Just got back from my first stay at the Carousel Inn and Suites. We had a large group stay there and even used their multi-purpose room. Lots of space in the rooms and a nice continental breakfast each morning. The rooftop pool area is a nice spot for fireworks viewing too.
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Picking up this thread after a while of it being idle

I'm in the beginning stages of planning my DS graduation trip - not for two years, but I'm a REAL planner!

I've looked already at lots of off-site hotels, but I haven't seen any discussion about a place called Del Sol Inn. It looks like a good location, and it seems like a bargain.

Does anybody have anything to tell me about Del Sol? I certainly don't mind saving some $, but I think the trip will be just DS and me, and I want someplace clean and where I feel safe.

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I'm in the beginning stages of planning my DS graduation trip - not for two years, but I'm a REAL planner!

I've looked already at lots of off-site hotels, but I haven't seen any discussion about a place called Del Sol Inn. It looks like a good location, and it seems like a bargain.

Does anybody have anything to tell me about Del Sol? I certainly don't mind saving some $, but I think the trip will be just DS and me, and I want someplace clean and where I feel safe.

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I have not stayed there, but it looks like it gets favorable reviews on Trip Advisor. Anaheim Del Sol Inn (Anaheim, CA) - Motel Reviews - TripAdvisor
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My cousin stayed at Del Sol a few years ago, and it's fine. Very basic. If you just need a shower and a bed, it's perfect. If I remember correctly there was no pool if that's important.
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My vote would be candy cane inn or Fairfield Inn.
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