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02-01-2008, 07:05 PM
Would you NOT stay at? Do you ONLY stay at? Why??
I keep going back and forth about which place to stay. For the time we are going, there isn't a huge difference in prices for rooms that are part of the Good Neighbor hotels. I just keep beating my head against my keyboard trying to decide. I know we are basically there just to sleep and shower, but I would still like a decent place with nice beds and warm water.

Thank you so much to those who keep trying to help me!!:worship:

:thanks: :disrocks:


02-01-2008, 07:09 PM
Would definitely not stay at:

Castle Inn & Suites

Would stay at if I really needed a bargain and was going for SUPER cheap, no frills:

Anaheim Plaza
Del Sol
Ramada Inn Maingate

Would stay at and have heard good things about:

Desert Inn & Suites
Park Vue
Best Western PPI

Am completely loyal to:

HOJO Rocks! :thumbsup2

02-01-2008, 07:17 PM
Nice beds and warm water is a good description of the Carousel. So warm that my steamy shower set off the smoke detector after midnight. Once that got sorted out, I fell to sleep instantly in their comfy bed. :)

I also stayed at Anabella, which is across the street in a different way (not on Harbor, but on Katella, and you have to walk a bit to get to the entrance), and their beds were similiarly comfy (b/c they are a sister hotel to Carousel, most likely).

But I like HoJo the best of the three offsites I've stayed at, because I got a better rate than at those other two, and therefore the value to me was better. And NOW they have replaced their bedding and their beds, and they are using the same type of beds that Starwood hotels use (like Westin's Heavenly Bed, or Sheraton's comfy beds).

02-01-2008, 07:22 PM
My two that I WILL NOT stay at are the Castle Inn and the Del Sol. Other than that, I have stayed at almost all of them and tend to stay wherever the best deal is or which hotel meets my needs for that trip!


02-01-2008, 09:27 PM
I just got back from a stay at the Del Sol. I loved the location, but not much else. The beds were fine, and the water was warm. However, one of my friends noticed a total lack of sprinklers in the room -- which sort of freaked me out. The "breakfast buffet" is a joke, unless you are happy with sliced bread, sliced oranges and sugary danishes. I went for coffee in the mornings, but was glad that I had my own snacks in the room. Honestly, I thought it was a bit overpriced for the total lack of amenities.

02-01-2008, 11:17 PM
We always stay at Park Vue Inn. The location is perfect and they have a nice breakfast.:thumbsup2

Another vote here for staying away from Castle Inn!!! Made that mistake once and I'll never go back!:sad2:

02-02-2008, 01:12 AM
What about the Fairfield Inn Anaheim there across the street?

MouseFan Down Under
02-02-2008, 01:26 AM
I always stay at the Fairfield Inn by Marriott across the street. And I am booked in there again for September.

It has all the basics, it's clean, the restuarant out the front is pretty good - and you can see the park from the balcony. It is in easy walking distance to the parks.

Good Luck with whichever one you choose!!!:cutie:

02-02-2008, 09:55 AM
Another vote for the Fairfield here. They are close to Mimi's, Millie's, and McDonalds. They also have free wireless internet.:thumbsup2

02-02-2008, 11:40 AM
We've stayed at the Best Western PPI and love it. I'd recommend it to others. The mini-suites are fantastic for our family of 5.

On our next trip in just a couple days Dh and I are trying the Anaheim Fairfield Inn. We love the Best Western PPI but thought it would be fun to try something new. I've heard lots of great stuff about the hotel. It's also right behind our favorite offsite restaurant, Millie's.

02-02-2008, 11:56 AM
So far, I have only stayed at the Park Vue..bunkbed room. The Bunkbeds were super super sturdy, I actually slept like the dead in the bottom one!!

Staff was pleasant, the pool very 1960's but clean and they give you no hassle with parking your car there for the whole day you check out!!!

02-02-2008, 12:03 PM
We have stayed at the Tropicana, the carousel and HOJO, of the three my fav...and the nicest was Tropicana... And thats where we plan to stay next time.
The HOJO was nice, but our room hung over the highway and was VERY noisy with traffic 24 hours a day. (Being from a small town we assumed the traffic would go quiet at night...LMAO..were we wrong) so if you don't get a room over the highway it was nice....but a further walk.
The Carousel we didnt care for, but since we were only sleeping there it was fine.
Have not stayed at the fairfeild, but have heard good things about it.


02-02-2008, 03:39 PM
WOW!! You are all so fabulous!! I can't tell you how much this is helping to narrow down where to stay:thumbsup2 I have crossed Castle Inn right off my list. LOL 3 DEFINITE no-s is enough for me;)
Looks like it will be between:
Best Western PPI
Park Vue Inn
Carousel (of which I need to look into)

Down to 5 from 10:cool1:

It will be my hubby and I and our 2 DDs (13 &14, well 15 right before we leave.LOL) I am not sure who is more excited, me or the girls:laughing:


02-02-2008, 06:00 PM
Have stayed at the Carousel and Tropicanna and would stay at either again, Tropicanna had a better pool and a Jacuzzi (Carousel has only a small pool) whilst the rooms were bigger and the microwave and fridge were better at the Carousel. Carousel also had the better breakfast when we stayed and the staff were excellent at the Carousel. HoJos is a 10 to 15 min walk (Carousel, Trop is 5 min) but has very big rooms, excellent pools but no Microwave. Can be noisey if your room is on the freeway side of the hotel.

Definitely stay away from Castle Inn. I checked out Park Vue last trip and certainly would get a price from them but they have had some mixed reviews here.

BWPPI is a hotel that is very well thought of here and certainly on our list to try. Also heard good things about Camelot (sister hotel to Tropicanna) which is next door to Carousel.

02-02-2008, 10:24 PM
We did not like our stay at the Carousel, but others have posted that they enjoyed it. Our room was not one of the recent remodels. We also had someone try to enter our room in the middle of the night - which could happen anywhere I guess. Park Vue rooms seemed really small to us when we stayed there in 2002. Personally, I like Candy Cane Inn the best.

02-02-2008, 11:04 PM
We've stayed at HoJo probably 5 times before, and tried Best Western Park Place Inn in early Jan. We'll be sticking with HoJo in the future! I think of all the ones you're listing, the HoJo is the only hotel with interior corridors. All the others are motels with doors that open directly outside to the parking lot. I can speak from first-hand experience that having vehicles about 5 feet from your 1st floor door is no fun. :mad: Beeping car alarms seemed to continue all night long. It might have been tolerable if we weren't on the 1st floor, but the hotel was full, and well, someone's going to end up there. It's not worth it to me to take a chance on ending up on the 1st floor of any motel, so we'll be sticking with HoJo in the future.

I think the Fairfield may also be interior corridors, but I can't recall. Haven't stayed there, but have seen it, since it's right next to HoJo.

02-02-2008, 11:19 PM
My vote is Candy Cane Inn. Great place, friendly staff, short walk to the parks... and continental breakfast is a nice bonus :thumbsup2

Mrs. Bee
02-02-2008, 11:21 PM
We stayed at the Anaheim Plaza twice last year and didn't have a problem either time. Obviously it's not a 5 star hotel...haha. But it was a great bargain and we didn't plan on being in our room much. The room had a fridge and microwave which was nice. We went to the store and got stuff for breakfast and an occasional lunch in the room so it worked out well. We didn't hear our neighbors through the walls which is important to me.

Also the walk to the park was close and there was a Denny's on the way to stop and grab breakfast in the morning or a late dinner on our way back.

The hotel was old but the room was clean so I was happy.

They have a big pool that was nice last summer when it was insanely hot outside.