I checked out this hotel, seems very nice plus an indoor pool. Is it too far to walk with 1 10 year old, 1 in a stroller? I like the fact that it has suites with a kitchenette and an indoor pool plus it's cheap.
It isn't that much of a walk at all. Plus if you go past the Alpine Inn you're able to enter through the Timon Lot and use their tram to get to the DLR entrance. I found that to be very convenient.
IF the Timon Trams are running, and they are only using the lot on very busy days.
Also, with about one-third of the lot being handed over to construction worker parking, there is now only one tram stop, which is located right behind Tower of Terror, so a bit of a walk, IMHO, easier to walk straight to the park, or use ART.
So that is a half of a mile (.53) to just get to the loading station, and even when they have the Timon lot open to guests, the trams do not run very often) and then add about 1/10th of a mile from the Tram Unload to the center of the Main Entrance Plaza and you are walking pretty much the SAME distance (.63 vs .67 of a mile).