Anabella or Hawthorn Suites-Hotel Help for April Trip to DL

Discussion in 'Disneyland Trip Reports' started by MajorCarter, Mar 12, 2001.

  1. MajorCarter

    MajorCarter Earning My Ears

    Mar 12, 2001

    I'm new to this board and just thought I'd say "thank you" for all the great stories, tips, etc...what a help!

    I'm trying to decide on a hotel for our trip in April, and can't seem to make up my mind. Has anyone stayed at the newly renovated Anabella Hotel? They're billing it as "lavish" but I can't find a single thing on the net from someone who's been there (reopened March, 2001). Their rate is 149.00 for a 2 bedroom family "bungalow" suite w/courtyard. This is tempting: I have a one year old son and it would be nice (not to mention *less stressful* to put him in his crib and close the door :^) AND my eight year old daughter would love having her own room. The Anabella is on the corner of Katella and Disneyland Drive. How far would a walk to Disneyland be?

    I'm also considering Hawthorn Suites, which has a great price of 79.00 (including hot buffet breakfast)and a shuttle that runs as early as 6:30 a.m. Any comments on that one?

    Thanks a alot
  2. GracieB

    GracieB Mouseketeer

    Aug 9, 2000
    I stayed at Hawthorne Suites last January. I had been quoted a $99 rate over the phone as a AAA discount, but found a coupon book on my way to Disneyland offering a $49 rate! I then phoned and changed my ressie from Holiday Inn to Hawthorne Suites, and was quite happy with it.

    It is set up similar to Embassy Suites or Quality Suites -- two rooms (one bathroom) -- there was a hot breakfast but oddly, there were no breakfast meats - just eggs (kind of powdery tasting), pancakes, muffins and bagels and cereal. But for the wonderful rate we got, I was thrilled! There were 2 adults in our group and 2 children.

    Overall, I was quite happy with the hotel. The front desk personnel were friendly and we bought the "3 days for the price of 2 days" DL passes there, and the shuttle ran frequently as well. There was ample parking. There weren't really any close-by restaurants but I had a car, so that was not a problem.

    Have a *Magical* time!

    p.s. I too am interested in the other hotel you mentioned, but am waiting to see feedback as to how it truly is.
  3. MajorCarter

    MajorCarter Earning My Ears

    Mar 12, 2001
    Thanks a lot, GracieB. I wish I had your coupon! :^)

    I'm a breakfast person, so those powdery eggs really sound awful. I called Hawthorn Suites and asked about their buffet--apparently, they've now added sausage--but those eggs...I don't know.

    Thanks again the info!
  4. Greg K.

    Greg K. Happy DVC Member, DIS Vet, and Catholic Deacon

    Aug 18, 1999
    You might want to investigate the Desert Inn & Suites, which (so I'm told) is right across the street from Disneyland. I've read some good reports about it on the web (specifically

    Here's a link with hotel reviews:

    <font color=blue>
    <font face="Alaska">"It's the time of your life, so live it well..."

    Greg K.
    Forest Hills, NY
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    Grand Floridian: '96,'97,'99
    Disneyland Hotel: '00 </font>

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