For $72 a night this place cannot be beat. Its a block and 1/2 away from the entrance to Disneyland. Its a bit of a walk if you have very small children. It actually shares a parking lot with Disney's Toy Story lot but there is a wall so you cant walk right over there. Not worth walking in over there. You should walk or pay the $4 a day to take the ART shuttle.
For years we paid much more to stay in the motels directly across from the entrance because it was so easy to go back at lunch and at the end of a long day with young children. Now that my grandson is 10 we are expanding our choices and this is a good one.
We had a rental car. The Red Lion charges $14 a night to park which is a reasonable price compared to the Marriott ($24) and other places. We were staying 7 nights so they reduced the price of parking down to $7 a night. They have packages available that include parking and breakfast. If you can get in on one of those do it.
The rooms are good. Basic hotel ammenities - Microwave, coffee maker, hair dryer, safe, flat screen TV, and a clock radio with a dock to charge your iphone. Contrary to other reviews, there IS a fridge. Its in the cabniet under the TV. You wont know its there unless you open the door. I have a habit of opening every door and drawer in hotels rooms to see what's in there so it wasnt too hard for me to find.
It did get a bit noisy at night. We could hear muffled voices in the other rooms and water running when others took a shower. A minor nuisance. Nothing that prevented me from getting a good night sleep.
You can pay extra for a firework view room we didnt. If you want to see the fireworks from the hotel you can go down the hall and look out the window. We prefer seeing the fireworks in the park.
The business center has 3 computers and a printer. Great for printing out your boarding passes.
The wi-fi in the room was free and EXCELLENT. I always bring my mi-fi because frankly a lot of hotels have slow wi-fi. This was not. I was able to upload my pictures nightly to facebook with no slowing at all. It was just as good poolside as it was in the room. You do have to "accept" the policies every day. So if it seems broke, close your browser windows and open them again and you'll get prompted.
The pool is nice and big with lots of seating around. Great for kids. THERE IS NO HOT TUB.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Good Neighbor Disneyland Resort Hotel, the Red Lion Hotel Anaheim Resort is renovated with a contemporary, timeless design, vibrant decor, and state-of-the-art facilities. Enjoy our modern getaway in Anaheim, California. Our sleek, sophisticated interiors, rich color palette, and luxurious finishes create an inspired atmosphere for playing and working. Our innovative hotel is a playful retreat for vacationing families, corporate travelers, and meeting groups. The inviting ambiance and friendly personal service guarantee that you will enjoy your stay! We are a Disneyland Resort Good Neighbor Anaheim Hotel, one block from Disneyland Resort, Anaheim Convention Center, and Anaheim GardenWalk. Our convenient Anaheim hotel is a haven of hospitality in Anaheim. Mere minutes from House of Blues Anaheim, Honda Center, Angel Stadium of Anaheim, The Grove of Anaheim, MUZEO, and the Outlets at Orange. Take a scenic drive to Long Beach, Newport Beach, Los Angeles and Universal Studios Hollywood. Red Lion Hotel Anaheim Resort's Rooms are Smart, Sleek, and Stylish. Relax in beautifully decorated rooms with progressive design and cool Southern California style. Featuring the only ELSA technology among hotels in the United States, Red Lion Hotel Anaheim Resort has translation capabilities that make interactions with international travelers much more efficient. The rooms at this Anaheim family friendly and business friendly hotel feature spacious work areas, free high-speed wireless Internet access, Keurig Coffee makers, refrigerators, microwaves, iPod alarm clocks, granite bathrooms, and 37" flat-screen TVs. We are an are ideal location for Anaheim family vacations and corporate retreats. Wired with intelligent technology and entertainment, you'll stay connected and comfortable at this Anaheim hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Red Lion Anaheim
- Anaheim Red Lion
- Anaheim Maingate Hotel