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Old 03-28-2013, 11:04 AM   #1
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Best hotels under $150 near Disneyland?

Within a 5 minute drive of Disney and with a pool. The Howard Johnson looks like it has an awesome water park pool but crappy rooms.

We're local but about an hour or so away from Disney and would like to make a weekend stay out of it to feel like a real vacation
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:09 AM   #2
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First, define crappy rooms and what you are looking for in a room?


We stayed at Hojo last March and had a great experience. We had a room with 2 queen beds in the building next to the kids pool/water park area. The room we had was very clean and well kept, no problems at all. It was nice having a sink outside the bathroom as well as inside so we could be getting ready at same time, or using the outter sink area to prepare breakfast etc. Their rooms come with Keurig coffee makers which was a nice perk, I love my k-cups!

I would stay there again.



This year we are staying at the Anaheim Plaza Hotel due to some rave reviews from "in real life" friends who've stayed there multiple times as well as some good rviews on here recently. And for $75 a night, the price is great! It is a slightly shorter walk than the Hojo and has an Olympic size pool which my son is excited for.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:19 AM   #3
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The anaheim Marriott is great! I think you can get rooms in the 120s to 130s range. Not sure how far it is, but they do have shuttles and a starbucks. Great newer renovated rooms, too.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:47 AM   #4
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The Sheraton Park hotel is available for sometimes in May for $129 right now. We stayed there in May and loved it and are going back again in May. It is a fifteen minute walk to the park.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:16 PM   #5
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The topic of hotels is very subjective - what is a dump to one person is a fine place to stay to another - everyone has their standards and they are going to vary greatly.

Clearly you have a price range in mind - $150 will get you a decent place to stay - a respectable name that should be consistent. There are plenty to choose from especially if you are willing to take a shuttle.

Double Tree, Sheraton Park both have rates below that mark and have good reviews on Trip Advisor - when planning a trip it should be your new best friend.

We stay in the Kids Suites at the Hojo - they are newly renovated and we love the extra space, bathroom and bunk beds - otherwise we would not choose it.

Good luck shopping.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:24 PM   #6
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You can get rates at the Sheraton for less than 150$ ( 113-135 average ) through Last minute travel with a gift card for use at the hotel. Parking *will* cost you quite a bit though however you can walk to the park.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:37 PM   #7
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I would not say the rooms at the HOJO are crappy at all, I think they are excellent, and I have stayed at some of the best hotels in the world and payed $1,000 a night. HOJO is just perfect for us.

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Old 03-28-2013, 03:37 PM   #8
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We love the Hilton Anaheim. Large, clean rooms with many amenities on-site, such as fitness center, pool, Starbucks, restaurants, gift shops, etc...

Plus, the ART drops off right across the street at the Marriott, the Toy Story Shuttle is a 3-4 minute walk, or you can just walk the 15 minutes to DLR if you prefer.

The staff is wonderful - we've dealt with everyone from maids to front desk supervisory staff and have nothing but great experiences from everyone!

You can get them on LMT for $75-$80 per night, however, I had a really nasty experience with them recently. I realize it was probably just a glitch, however, the Hilton Anaheim often puts out specials that would enable you to stay there for $100-$125 per night by going direct.
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:55 PM   #9
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For me, I want to be as close as possible. I was really happy with Best Western Park Place Inn for that.
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:56 PM   #10
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Puzzled why you think the Howard Johnson's has crappy rooms. It's currently #5 out of 107 hotels in the Anaheim area on TripAdvisor. It was our first choice before we decided to stay onsite at the Grand Californian. The top floor ones could be a problem for those who are sensitive to light coming in the arched windows.
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Puzzled why you think the Howard Johnson's has crappy rooms. It's currently #5 out of 107 hotels in the Anaheim area on TripAdvisor. It was our first choice before we decided to stay onsite at the Grand Californian. The top floor ones could be a problem for those who are sensitive to light coming in the arched windows.
I would never stay at Hojo unless the price was less than $70/night. Our room was very noisy. Yes we were on the I-5 side. I really like the Candy Cane Inn. They do a great job keeping it in good condition and the staff is excellent.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:50 PM   #12
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The rooms at Hojos are not noisy! They are actually some of the most quiet rooms I have stayed in around Disneyland. (and we have stayed in many--I am making it my mission lately to get a sampling of motel rooms around there!)

The only exception is if you stay on the I-5 side (read: cheap side). We haven't stayed in any of those rooms at Hojos, and if you do you know what you are getting by the price you are paying.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:56 PM   #13
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If you are happy with a 5 min drive, most of the places down Harbor in Garden Grove are nice. Embassy Suites south is one of our favourites. If you want to drive down Katella a few minutes, then Ayres Inn Anaheim ( not Orange) is very nice. Both of these include full hot breakfast.
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The rooms at Hojos are not noisy! They are actually some of the most quiet rooms I have stayed in around Disneyland. (and we have stayed in many--I am making it my mission lately to get a sampling of motel rooms around there!)

The only exception is if you stay on the I-5 side (read: cheap side). We haven't stayed in any of those rooms at Hojos, and if you do you know what you are getting by the price you are paying.
The Kids Suites are on the highway side (which means nothing now with the sound proofing they have done) but to say cheap side is not correct since the Kids suites are their upper category rooms - in fact with an AP discount our rate is still $195 per night.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:43 PM   #15
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My wife and kids and a couple of her girlfriends stayed at Residence Inn Anaheim/Garden Grove just a couple miles from Disneyland last week. It's 1BR suites with full kitchen in the $150 range. Daily hot/cold breakfast with homemade waffles. Rooms were pretty nice and lots of kids activities. They really, really liked it.
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