- Nov 8, 2010
We like Homewood. Nice big studio rooms, good breakfast, clean, can't go wrong really.
Good to hear. We just made a 2 bedroom suite reservation there in case our waitlist at VGC doesn't come through. It sounds as if it's a 10-15 minute walk?The brand new Home2Suites is also accepting reservations starting 5/1: https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/snaaeht-home2-suites-anaheim-resort/
We stayed in that location when it was the Quality Inn and Suites and didn't find the walk to be too far.
I called the courtyard today as I am staying there in June. They will open the first week of May (sorry can’t remember the exact date he said). He said they will be implementing a reservation system for the water park and that anyone with a reservation for the hotel should get an email with details in the next week or so.We are considering similar options. Has the Courtyard Marriott Themepark Entrance hotel already opened up? Can anyone confirm that the pool/waterpark been open? Only seems worth the added cost if you can actually access those features.
If you get this email would you mind sharing the details here?I called the courtyard today as I am staying there in June. They will open the first week of May (sorry can’t remember the exact date he said). He said they will be implementing a reservation system for the water park and that anyone with a reservation for the hotel should get an email with details in the next week or so.
We stayed at that Homewood in fall of 2020. The room we had was pretty beat up. I was shocked. It wasn’t dirty. But the furniture was really worn out. We also attempted to swim at night and there were crickets all over the pool deck. Lol. I don’t know if it was just because of the time of year or what. We did really like that they had a grab n go breakfast and electric vehicle charging! Plus having a sitting area and kitchen was nice too. I would for sure give it another try in the future.Did you stay at the Homewood Suited right next to the Toy Story lot? It is way nicer and newer than the DoubleTree.
I'd love to get some opinions here! I am planning a two-night stay with two park days in June. Just me and my son. I am local and rarely stay in the area hotels, but we have done DLH twice (love!) and the Grand Legacy once.
The GCH is pretty much out of reach or I'd do that. (Still dreaming of it though!) I wish the DLH was open, but alas not yet, and even that would be a stretch for me for two nights.
For this trip, I would prefer to stay in a "nicer" place versus a run-down motel (i.e., Grand Legacy type). I am willing to walk farther for a nicer hotel (better upkeep/cleaner feel, nicer beds/linens, quieter/thicker walls). A pool is a must as I'll be with my 6-year-old; a hot tub would be nice.
I am looking at these hotels.* Prices include fees/taxes but not parking. Any thoughts?
Courtyard Marriott Theme Park: $700 total
JW Marriott: $606 total
Westin: $607 total
Residence Inn Convention Center: $490 total
Anaheim Marriott: $398 total
Homewood Suites: $363 total
Hilton Anaheim: $325 total
Sheraton Park Hotel: $281
Another option would be to bite the bullet and stay at the Grand but only one night.
* Edited to add the ones that were subsequently recommended below
If you're asking me, yes, the Homewood we stayed at was the one next to the Toy Story lot. The room was quite beat up and disappointing. Our stay was November 2020. The last time we stayed at the DoubleTree was January 2018, so I don't know if it has gone downhill since then.Did you stay at the Homewood Suited right next to the Toy Story lot? It is way nicer and newer than the DoubleTree.
One thing I'd caution- If spending time at the pool is a priority rather than spending every possible hour at the park, then by all means, book the hotel with the best pool option given your budget and hotel availability.With a 6 year old I’d definitely say the Courtyard Theme Park because of their water slides, water play area and the easy walk to the parks but there actual pool is really small so if the pool is the important part this might not be a good fit and it’s the most expensive one on your list.
This is excellent advice! We purposely didn't splurge on a place with a good pool this time because we know with limited hours, we'll want all of our time in the parks.One thing I'd caution- If spending time at the pool is a priority rather than spending every possible hour at the park, then by all means, book the hotel with the best pool option given your budget and hotel availability.
On the other hand, if you feel that your child will be clamoring to go to the pool while you're trying to eek out every minute you can at the park, make it a secondary (or lower) consideration.
I'm saying this based on our first trip experience to DL after flying across the country with our grandson only to hear "Can we go back to the pool?" while we were trying to enjoy every minute being in the park. We have lots of pools in Pennsylvania!