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    What's your favorite Good Neighbor Hotel?

    I am wondering what your favorite Good Neighbor Hotels are, and why? Great experiences, terrible ones...Overall value...overall decadance? :confused:

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    I assume you are asking about hotels near Disneyland. I always hear great reports about Candy Cane Inn. People say it is close and clean. Great shuttles.

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    Definitely Candy Cane for me. I have stayed there numerous times, and have never been disappointed. I'm staying there for four nights in November, in fact.

    Very clean. Reliable shuttles (though most of the time we always just walk to DL). Very nice continental breakfast. Can't say enough good things.


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    I have not stayed there, but Candy Cane Inn always get high marks from frequent DL visitors. I have stayed at the Sheraton 4 Points right around the corner from the Harbor/Katella intersection and that is a nice hotel. It's a newer hotel too.
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    Last time I was in Anaheim, Candy Cane was booked, so I stayed at Best Western Pavillions. I don't know if it's a Good Neighbor hotel or not, but it wasn't that great. It wasn't bad, but it was definitely a few notches below Candy Cane's standards: kinda grimey, and my non-smoking room reeked of old cigarette smoke. Plus, we were told there was a shuttle, but once we got there, we found that they used to have one, but no longer do.


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    Howard Johnson on Harbor blvd. Nice rooms and lots of parking. AN ok place Is Tropical Inn. The worst is Ramada Inn Maingate dirty, and falling apart.
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    Best Western, Anaheim inn.

    Right across the crosswalk from the gate. Near everything! Great Price, Surprisingy nice beds for an Econ hotel, You can see the fireworks from in front of the office, and feel the exitement right out your Door.

    but wait....will this make it more crowded?......Ummmm Yeah, DONT STAY THERE... Horrible, Horrible, Horrible....uhhhhh...stay somewhere else...yeah.
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    Friends have told me the best good neighbors are Candy Cane and Howard Johnson. It's been a long time since I've stayed at one of these though, so I can't give good details as to why. But I've heard nothing but good things about both of these. But I always try and shoot for the Disneyland Hotel. That's tradition for me. And it's the top choice, since we can't get down to my home (DL) very often.


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    We like the Fairfield Inn by Marriot, have never had a bad experience and the beds are very comfortable. Can get pricey if your looking to keep it cheap - not DL pricey but still. We are actually staying there this weekend!

    Stayed at the Carrousel (sp) in January, after a HORRIBLE stay 2 years ago. They have really changed it and the beds are great. It's still a very plain place but CLEAN!! and really cheap. Never had probs with noise like others have.

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    a really good thing to do is go to tripadvisor.com. There... people give their candid reviews of hotels all around the world...you can plug in the name of any hotel you want. (sometimes people are just really picky and ridiculous)..but otherwise...I always find it really helpful cause it has lots of current reviews. I'm staying down there for a few nights next month, and since the park's official hotels are incredibly expensive, I wasn't quite sure where to stay. I decided on a the Anaheim Coast Hotel. It got great reviews on tripadvisor.com, .... I went down to check it out for myself a few weeks ago, and while it's not the closest hotel (it's about a 15 minute walk to the entrance.... I timed it, myself ... plus they have shuttles)... it's got one of the best pool areas BY FAR I saw of any of the outside hotels! It also offered a great package deal for 2 nights/2 ppl/and 2 2-day park hopper tickets... so... after I stay there next month.... I'll give my offical opinion.
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    I've stayed at Holiday in at the Park (Ball and Harbor, just over the 5 from TDA), HoJo right across Harbor from the Matterhorn, and Anaheim Plaza (right across harbor from ToT). PLUS various Super 8, Motel 6 type places that are the same quality as any Super 8 or Motel 6.... meaning not very.

    Of the three hotels, Holiday Inn was the niceset, but also the most expensive and furthest walk (still only a quarter mile or so).

    Next in line of niceness is HoJo, it is also next in line for price. If you're going to spend any amount of time in the room and/or pool, Id go here over cheaper alternatives.

    I've most frequently stayed at the Anaheim Plaza, which is the least comfortable, but cheapest of the 3 hotels. Since I spend little awake time at the hotel, this is my cheapest (non-motel) option.

    In fact, I'll be checking into the Anaheim Plaza this Friday night!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TicTocDragon
    The worst is Ramada Inn Maingate dirty, and falling apart.
    Yes, this is so true!! I stayed ther for the 5/05/05 celebration and I had the worst experience I would never reccomend that place to any one!! I have stayed at the Best Western Raffles and I loved it there. Clean, nice big rooms, great price. The only thing was that it is a little far. But with the resort shuttles it wasnt too bad.


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    Has anybody stayed at the Anabella (is that the correct name) near the DL Drive / Katella intersection (basically across the street from the Ca Screaming ride). This was renovated recently and it used to be somewhat run down but looks nice now.

    It's hard to believe how bad the hotels around DL used to be before the resort renovation and expansion.

    Speaking of which, what is going on at the old Spaghetti Station site?
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    It's the Convention Center Marriott for us. We get a 'deal' rate through Alaska Airlines from Seattle. We order room service in the morning, then it's onboard the Anaheim Resort Transit (ART) bus and off to the park. Service is outstanding (it's a four star), from bell hops to ammenities, it's a great place to stay. Check the travel Web sites and shop around for a good rate for your trip, but if you can get within a few bucks per night, I'd go with the Marriott.

    Conversely, we just stayed at the Marriott Suites in Garden Grove. Complete opposite experience. They couldn't even fill a room service order! Sometimes price doesn't tell the whole story. We've definitley learned 'you get what you pay for' on our trips.

    Next time, we might try the Candy Cane, as they have their own shuttles to the park. Otherwise, you're riding ART and have to make a few stops before you get off.

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    Hey jmuboy... I haven't stayed at the Annabella...that was one of the ones I researched though on tripadvisor.com, and -if memory serves- it got mixed reviews. So..you should really check out that website...it has regular visitors like you and me giving their opinions and the visits are usually really recent.

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