We just booked the Crowne Plaza Anaheim through Hotwire for $63 a night for a trip from 4/21-4/26. My family and I are finally moving back to LA from Seattle after 4+ years so we'll be visiting Disneyland, the beaches and scouting out places to live in the Aliso Viejo area.
I've read some old and very mixed reviews on here and at tripadvisor.com. I've used Priceline and Hotwire before to stay at the Convention Center Hilton, the Hyatt Regency and the Holiday Inn on Manchester next to I-5.
So far I've mostly heard that the beds and linens are comfy and wonderful and that each room gets a good night pack with eye masks and lavender scent sprays. On the flip side I've heard that the parking lot is cramped, poorly lit and a long walk from the lobby. I've also heard mixed experiences about the Hyatt / Crowne Plaza Hotel shuttle and would be interested to hear about Micechatters's experiences.
Most reviews I've read complain that the hotel charges a $12 per night Resort Charge that covers parking, internet and swimming pool usage. Since most of the other hotels in the 3.5 * range charge this resort fee I just accept it and move on.
I'd love to hear more recent opinions on this hotel from fellow Micechatters. Was the staff friendly? The Hyatt Regency blew me away with their friendliness and hospitality last September and I'm curious how the Crowne Plaza compares.
Were the rooms clean? Was housekeeping sufficient? Was the restaurant worth trying? Is the room service as bad as I've read?
Does the hotel offer goodies for people that present their Crowne Plaza / Holiday Inn Priority Card? I know I won't get points since I booked through Hotwire but some people say they have still received free breakfast certificates.
Thanks in advance everyone! Cheers to you all!