We just spent six nights in the Best Western Park Place Inn; four adults in two adjoining rooms. We had a great time! The staff was friendly, attentive, and eager to help with any request.
First, location: The hotel is right next to the crosswalk that takes you to the main entrance from the east. I don't think there is any hotel closer except for the Grand Californian. If you want to run back to your hotel to get out of wet clothes or grab a nap, this one can't be beat for convenience at the price.
The room: Very very clean, attractive, comfortable. It has a coffee maker, mini-fridge, clock radio, ironing board and iron, hair dryer, large closet with mirrored doors, a sofa, a desk area with multiple electrical outlets, and free WiFi. The sofa converts to a bed that would accommodate two or three kids very well. The free WiFi was helpful due to the fact that the Verizon cell signal was only 1-2 bars because of the closeness of the other buildings. The view from most rooms will be the wall of the next building. The room was in very good repair. There was a good selection of cable channels on the large flat-screen TV.
Breakfast: Available from 6:30 until 9:30,upstairs in the restaurant next door to the south. It was one of the best I've seen. Bread, waffles, and croissants can be quickly toasted in one of three four-slot toasters. If you need protein there are what I assume are egg-beater patties shaped like small pancakes and brown and serve sausages in abundance. They have several different kinds of sweet rolls, fresh fruit (apples, bananas, oranges) and yogurt. To drink you have a choice of coffee (regular and decaf), milk, orange & apple juice, and I assume tea, though I don't remember seeing that specifically. A large number of booths accommodate four adults easily. We only had a problem finding seating on one of the six mornings when we showed up during a rush.
This was the first time I needed an ECV to visit the park. I rented one from OC Medical for about $40 a day. I had some problems the first two days with batteries going flat on me, but OC Medical has an outlet about a half block south down Harbor Blvd that is open from 8:00 AM until 9:00 PM and I had no difficulty swapping for a unit that worked just fine. If you develop problems in the park, they will bring you a replacement unit.
Finally, price. I booked these rooms through Orbitz for about $140 each per night. You can certainly find a cheaper room, but the combination of value and location made this a great choice for us.