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Old 10-02-2012, 08:26 PM   #1
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Tropicana vs. Anaheim Plaza Hotel?

If you had to choose, which would you suggest? We booked Anaheim Plaza Hotel but DH got nervous looking at the pics of how old and run down it looks, so he wants to switch to Tropicana which IS closer to the parks. It is about $30 more per night though, plus higher parking fees, so I'm wondering if it's worth it?
Anyone that stayed at either of these have opinions?

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Old 10-02-2012, 08:43 PM   #2
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I have not stayed at the Plaza but I enjoyed my stay at the Trop.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:44 PM   #3
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I haven't stayed at both, but I have stayed at Tropicana three times, most recently on Saturday. Funnily enough, when I was booking, there were only two Harbor hotels close by that had availability - Tropicana and Anaheim Plaza... but the pictures on TripAdvisor of Anaheim Plaza scared me away too, so I went back to Tropicana!
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:56 PM   #4
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My family and I always stay at Anaheim Plaza Hotel. It's not the greatest looking hotel but we don't spend much time at the hotel anyways. The price is fantastic especially since it's right across the street from Disneyland. If you plan on spending a lot of time in your hotel I suggest the Tropicana, but if not why not save some spending money for in the parks?? Good Luck!!

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Old 10-02-2012, 09:07 PM   #5
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I have stayed at Tropicana and liked it well enough. It was clean and roomy enough for our family of 4. We liked how close we were to the park. I had a friend who stayed at Anaheim Plaza, and she says it is serviceable but old and not one of her first choices. I would choose the Tropicana.
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:47 PM   #6
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If you don't mind rock hard beds, worn out bedding with cigarette burns in it, fluctuating shower pressure and temperature, paper thin towels with at least one bonus thick black maid's hair on it, filthy carpets, and gnats everywhere in the room..... The Anaheim Plaza is a fine choice. I personally have vacationed more comfortably in a tent (and I loathe camping). They do have a nice big clean pool, and the walk is very managable. I have not stayed at the Tropicana.
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:17 PM   #7
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Happily, there are many who sing the praises for the Anaheim Plaza. I'm sure some people have a bad experience. That can happen at anyplace, I don't care where it is.

But you can't beat the price and location. And I've read lots of reviews both on here and elsewhere where folks have had great stays and have gone back many times.

If I'm given a room with worn out linens and bugs and all that, I'll move to a better one. I'll be checking the place out before unpacking to make sure it'll work for us.

We will stay at the API for the first time starting next week. I'll be sure and share my experience. I'm not the most picky guest, but I do want it clean and close to the parks.
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:12 PM   #8
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I just spoke with a girl at the Anaheim Plaza Inn and asked about the upgraded rooms. She said they are larger with the sink area outside the bathroom and have upgraded linens and furniture. It will be $15 more per night so yeah, might be worth it.

IMHO a hotel should have the same linens and same quality of furniture for all their rooms, but oh well....

She said these rooms are only in the 700 building and when I asked her if that was all the way in the back, she said no, not all the way. She said there is plenty of parking close to this building.

I also requested a microwave and she said she would note it and be sure to mention it again on check in.

So....looks like we're all set. I am SO excited. We will be down there in FOUR days! I will soak in every bit of magic I can since this will be our last Disney vacation for a few years. Next year we're shifting gears and going to Europe.....(hmm DLP perhaps???)

I'll be sure a do a review on this place when we get back. Its always a little nervewracking when you go to a new place especially on Harbor. Never know what you'll get.

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