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Newly refreshed, The Anaheim Hotel on Harbor Blvd. is one hotel you’ll want to try the next time you visit The Disneyland Resort.
Do you remember what was once The Anaheim Plaza Hotel on Harbor Blvd.? It’s been part of the Disneyland story since 1960 and is full of California charm and mid-century modern heritage. Today, it stands newly named The Anaheim Hotel along with new management who took over in late 2016.
Future renovations promise more “new” to come than just the hotel name! Keep reading for all the details and the review of my recent stay at The Anaheim Hotel.
In April 2017, The Anaheim Hotel officially took on its new name and welcomed the first guests under a new title and fresh look. I was invited to experience first-hand the transformations that have been in the works since late 2016. I was also able to learn about what’s coming for the future of this boutique hotel located steps away from The Disneyland Resort’s main gates.
The Anaheim Hotel
Let’s jump right into the basics of The Anaheim Hotel located at 1700 S. Harbor Blvd.
The Anaheim Hotel Cost & Location
The Anaheim Hotel is a winner in these two essential areas. For starters, you are just across the street from California Adventure with views of Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout and the Hyperion Theatre (where you can watch the amazing Frozen Broadway-style show).
The crosswalk at Harbor Blvd. and Disney Way is just outside your door. I liked how you can cross right there and be on Disney property, walking on a lovely manicured path tucked back from the road. It’s a quick 5 minute walk from that point and you’re already at Disneyland’s main gates.
The Anaheim Hotel offers moderately priced accommodations with rates starting at only $99. To get an even better picture of what you might pay for a room at The Anaheim Hotel, I plugged in weekend for summer of 2017, sleeping 2 adults and 2 children and found rates at $99, $129 and $189. Booking early always helps secure low prices so if you have a date in mind, you can check prices here.
The Anaheim Hotel Rooms & Grounds
The grounds of The Anaheim Hotel remind me of quintessential Southern California living. Just like the numerous apartment and condominiums dotting the coastline and valleys of L.A. and Orange County, you’ll live like a local at The Anaheim Hotel.
The sprawling grounds cover 9 acres with plenty of lush landscaping including a newly planted rose garden. Of course we can’t forget to mention the huge olympic sized pool with expansive lounging areas.
The rooms are currently undergoing fresh new updates to incorporate the newness of the name and encompass the essence of Anaheim’s heritage. If you’ve stayed here before you know about the large patios and balconies with select rooms.
Clean, comfortable and just what you need for a break when you’re doing touring The Disneyland Resort.
I really enjoyed being about to sit out on our balcony with plenty of space to relax while my littles were inside enjoying the Disney channel (of course!). Plus, I could even see the Disneyland fireworks right from my room!
Rooms come with a mini fridge and microwave. Target on Harbor is just a short drive away if you need snacks and groceries for your Disneyland vacation
The Anaheim Hotel Extra Perks
While it certainly shouldn’t be considered an “extra” perk, I must mention the incredible warmth and genuine good vibes from all of the staff members I came in contact with. Many did not know I was there for a review, including the maintenance staff which were in our room within 5 minutes when I couldn’t figure out how to work the T.V. (priorities people!).
I’ve stayed at many hotels and certainly many near Disneyland. The front desk staff, the maid service and even valet attendants were probably among the best I’ve ever interacted with . . . it made my stay that much better.
Along with the friendly staff, The Anaheim Hotel also boasts the famed The Pizza Press onsite, a lounge area with cocktails, beer and entrees, along with space for events, a fitness room, gift shop and business center.
I truly enjoyed my stay and look forward to the many improvements they have coming our way. Check out ticket prices and special offers now to keep up-to-date with The Anaheim Hotel.
Disneyland expert who also loves the beach, flip flops and pink nail polish.