Hello all micechatters,
I am trying to plan a trip to Disneyland for the first week of June. I have always stayed on property at either the Disneyland or Grand Californian, but unfortunately I cannot afford to do so anymore. I'm sad to not be able to stay on property so I would greatly appreciate any advice on either of these hotels. I want a hotel that is close enough to walk to and from the park. My Husband and I usually head into the parks first thing in the morning, take a short break in the afternoon and then head back at night, so proximentity is high on the list. But I also want a hotel room that is nice and I won't mind spending some down time in. If anyone has stayed at both of these hotels I would love to hear which one you prefer and why. I have heard good things about the howard johnson, is the walk to the parks far. When my husband and I stay at the Disneyland Hotel we generally walk to and from the parks through downtown disney, so we don't mind a short walk. How are the pools at these hotels? My husband likes to swim, but the pools at disney were generally always too crowded or we spent to much times in the parks to really take advantage of them. This is also the first time we will have a car, as we are driving instead of flying. How is parking at either of these hotels? Any advice or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.