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Old 09-09-2011, 06:46 PM   #1
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Post Walking Distance Hotel List w/ discussion & details of hotels

I started this compilation for my family of five. I try to be accurate, but if you see any errors or want to add to the list, please post in the thread and I will try to get it on here in a reasonable time. Thanks for looking!

WikiMapia of area in and around DL. You can measure walking distance from any one place to another here.

In order from 6 to 12 minutes walking to the entrance (approximately a 2 mph pace):

*Best Western Park Place Inn Free: breakfast (BF), fridge, micro, wi-fi, $10 parking, Costco and "No Car" discounts :/B, :(P
Park Vue Inn Free BF, free parking, fridge, micro, wi-fi, $2 resort fee, :)B
Tropicana Inn and Suites Free sm. BF, other BF items available for $, fridge, micro, $9 parking, $10 for wi-fi, :(B, :)P
Desert Inn & Suites Free cont. BF, fridge, micro, wi-fi, $4 resort fee, $8 parking-small lot, good for larger groups, S, :(B, :(P
Carousel Inn Free cont. BF, fridge, micro, $10 for wi-fi (free in business center), $10 parking, $30 room deposit, :)B, :/P, S
Camelot Inn & Suites Free cont. BF, fridge, micro, $10 wifi, $9 parking, early/late check in fee, S, :(B, :)P
Best Western Plus Anaheim Inn Free: fridge, micro, wi-fi, parking, Costco member discount,:(P, S
Del Sol Inn Free sm. BF, wi-fi, fridge, micro, $5 resort fee, $8 parking, tight parking, $1 safe warranty fee, AP disc.
Ramada Maingate Free BF, parking, wi-fi (slow), fridge, micro, rollaways free if available :)B, :)P
*Fairfield Inn Free: wi-fi, fridge, $BF, $11 parking, twin-sized pullout bed in every room, :)B(firm)
*HOJOs Free: parking, fridge, some micro, wi-fi, no BF, AP discount, discounts through HOJO email offers, S, :)B, :)P,
*Candy Cane Inn Free BF, fridge, parking, wi-fi, shuttle, $10 AP discount :)B, :)P
Anaheim Plaza Hotel & Suites Fridge, micro on request, $10 wi-fi, $4 parking, $BF (kids eat free?), :)P
Castle Inn & SuitesFree: parking, free/weak wi-fi, fridge, no BF, :(B
Quality Inn and Suites - Anaheim Resort Free cont. BF, wi-fi, fridge, micro, $2 parking, $5 resort fee (This isn't QI Anaheim@thePark), S

13-17 minutes walking to the entrance (farthest is 1 km / 0.6 mi):

Desert Palms Hotel & Suites Free BF, fridge, micro, wi-fi, parking, $7 resort fee, AP discount, S
Ramada Plaza Free BF, wi-fi, parking, sofa beds in many rooms
Alpine Inn Free fridge, micro, parking, pre-wrapped pastries/coffee in a.m.
Anabella $12 parking, $2 resort fee, $10 wi-fi, AP & CA resident disc, near SW corner of DLR, use GCR to DD entrance, :)B, S
Best Western Stovals Free BF, wi-fi, fridge, micro, $8 parking, near SW corner of DLR, use GCR into DD entrance
Portofino Inn & Suites Free parking, wi-fi, $12 resort fee, no BF, S
Holiday Inn Express Anaheim Maingate Free BF, wifi, parking, fridge
Red Lion Free wi-fi & wired internet, fridge, micro, some free parking ($14) and BF ($10) depending on rate booked
America's Best Value Inn Free cont. BF, parking, fridge, micro $2 resort fee
Super 8 on Katella: Free BF, wifi, parking, :)B
Jolly Roger Hotel Free parking, free (weak) wi-fi, no BF, nice website, some deals
Sheraton Park Hotel No BF, free fridge, $15 parking, $10 wi-fi, :)B, :)P
Anaheim Islander Inn and Suites, Free cont. BF, parking, fridge, micro, wifi, S
Hotel Menage $10 parking, $10 wi-fi, over freeway, noisy?, no BF, no free shuttle, $50/night deposit :)P

Key
S - Suites
:)B - DISers say, "Nice beds."
:(B - Opposite of nice beds
:/B - Mixed review of beds
:)P - DISers say, "Nice pool."
:(P - Not so much
:/P - Mixed review of pool
* - When asked, these hotels consistently are favorites by many on DISboards

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Old 09-09-2011, 07:13 PM   #2
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Thanks for sharing. Could you say what some of those Ramada Maingate free amentities are?

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Old 09-09-2011, 07:13 PM   #3
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I would be interested to hear why your thumbs down choices were thumbs down, just as you put small summaries as to why your thumbs up were .

I know, for our family, we have stayed at the Anaheim Plaza and aside from being a little outdated, I thought it was nice to stay at, clean and felt safe (plus they had huge rooms, and a sink outside the bathroom. For me, if the price is right, that one gets a thumbs up.

We have also stayed at Quality Inn and Suites on Manchester. While the walk was a little out of the way, I didn't think it was too bad. But the rooms were very small. With two growing boys, I don't think my family would fit comfortably into the room we had there in 2008, but it might work for an adult couple or a couple of singles.
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:39 PM   #4
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I would be interested to hear why your thumbs down choices were thumbs down, just as you put small summaries as to why your thumbs up were .
I second the motion.
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I don't think the walk from Quality Inn and Suites or Anaheim Plaza was that bad. They are definitely budget hotels though. Good for younger people on a tight budget.
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I think it would be interesting to know the star rating for each hotel and perhaps even the expedia rating.
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I would be interested to hear why your thumbs down choices were thumbs down, just as you put small summaries as to why your thumbs up were .

I know, for our family, we have stayed at the Anaheim Plaza and aside from being a little outdated, I thought it was nice to stay at, clean and felt safe (plus they had huge rooms, and a sink outside the bathroom. For me, if the price is right, that one gets a thumbs up.

We have also stayed at Quality Inn and Suites on Manchester. While the walk was a little out of the way, I didn't think it was too bad. But the rooms were very small. With two growing boys, I don't think my family would fit comfortably into the room we had there in 2008, but it might work for an adult couple or a couple of singles.
It's really good to hear that my the thumbs down are not really bad. I honestly can't recall what my reasons were; it was a slash and burn list I made when trying to decide where to stay... probably just based on a couple of peoples opinions. I can say that Castle Inn should stay as a "place-of-last-resort" (but it is very inexpensive and close if that is all you are looking at).

I really like to hear the comments of other DISers.
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:25 PM   #8
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Thanks for sharing. Could you say what some of those Ramada Maingate free amentities are?

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I have not stayed there yet, but this is what I have gathered: They have a free breakfast with hard boiled eggs, fruit, cereal, and danishes. Fridge, micorwave, free parking and free internet. In their deluxe rooms, you can get a complimentary rollaway. The pool has a couple of kids' water-play toys.
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I don't think the walk from Quality Inn and Suites or Anaheim Plaza was that bad. They are definitely budget hotels though. Good for younger people on a tight budget.
I softened the adjectives I used in my first post and thread title to be more fair.
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I think it would be interesting to know the star rating for each hotel and perhaps even the expedia rating.
I added some prices and star ratings from Tripadvisor. But some of the prices seem a little off.
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We've stayed at Anaheim Plaza on our last 6 or 7 trips and have never had any issues with them. The rooms are huge, the walk is easy with 3 kids under the age of 4 (less than 10 mins) and the price is always right. I don't think we've ever paid more than $89 a night for a 2 queen bed room and that's during Peak season of Christmas week (we've been in DL every year for Christmas the last 7 years). I keep trying to get us closer to the gates but when everything else always seems to come in over $110 a night for a smaller room, I just can't jusify it.
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You do not have the Del Sol Inn on your list, but we just stayed there and would definitly stay there again. Easy walking distance-closer than the Ramada maingate, but it is tucked back in there right next to Desert Inn Suites...It was very affordable, large rooms, good pool, and was quiet while we were there over labor day weekend. The mini fridge is actually quite large, and the coffee maker was not one of those single cup jobs...We did not have a car, and there is minimal parking and a fee for those who would have a car. We used the airport shutle, and it was very convenient. Overall, I liked this hotel quite a bit. Location was great! Price was great! If you want fancy, this is not it- but it certainly works as a roomy place to stay close to the parks! FYI- I have this hotel booked again for a Dec trip at $57 a night! Can't beat that!
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I don't know where you got your prices, but when checking rates for my Sept. 27-Oct. 1 trip, Candy Cane Inn was $139 and Red Lion Inn was $76.50 (AAA). I also briefly had the Best Western Park Place Inn booked at the AAA rate of $89.10.

I ended up booking a Disneyland package at the Sheraton Park Hotel. I stayed there in 2000 when it was the West Coast Anaheim, and it was very nice. It's pretty popular among Trip Advisor posters, as it's #8 in popularity: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Rev...alifornia.html
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I don't know where you got your prices, but when checking rates for my Sept. 27-Oct. 1 trip, Candy Cane Inn was $139 and Red Lion Inn was $76.50 (AAA). I also briefly had the Best Western Park Place Inn booked at the AAA rate of $89.10.
Yeah, i thought the price for CCI seemed low too. The cheapest I've seen it was $109 and that was several years ago with the AAA discount. I haven't seen it that cheap recently.

But great idea making a list with a brief description of each hotel's amenities.
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Yeah, i thought the price for CCI seemed low too. The cheapest I've seen it was $109 and that was several years ago with the AAA discount. I haven't seen it that cheap recently.

But great idea making a list with a brief description of each hotel's amenities.
I pulled them from Tripadvisor late last night - an average over 4 days in early November. I will change it to these amounts since they are more accurate. Thx.
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