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Great family accomodation
We stayed at the Anaheim Marriott Suites for 5 nights in late December 2004. The suite was a liitle smaller than we thought but it was adequate for a family. The bedroom has 2 double (note NOT queen size) beds & the little lounge area has a fold out couch. There is only one bathroom, but thankfully, 2 TVs! Very necessary with 3 kids. There is a bar fridge, tea/coffee facilities & we were able to borrow a microwave for no charge. The Hotel is across the road from many takeaway food places plus a Target which sells a range of food which can be heated in the microwave. We didn't have breakfast included, but if you can try & get a package which does. We paid $13.95 for the buffet breakfast which was really delicious, omlettes made to order, waffles made fresh for you, plus the usual cereals, yoghurt, fruit, muffins etc. We couldn't afford to pay that every day for 5 of us, so do try & get an all-in package. The bus to Disneyland comes every 20 minutes & takes less than 10 minutes to get there. Very convenient & very pleasant family accomodation.
straightforward family hotel, no free breakfast
reasonable rate for fair-sized suite although funny-shaped room. fridge and coffee-maker in room. no complementary breakfast which adds a lot to the cost of staying with a family.
reasonably convenient location for disney, several ok restaurants nearby [easy walking distance] and handy Target discount outlet opposite.
Good hotel, good for business traveler, good for families
In typical Marriott fashion, the hotel is clean and handles both the business as well as the family traveler well. All rooms are "suite" type meaning that the bedroom has a separate room that can be separated from children. This amenity means that the hotel has to reduce space in other areas such as the bathroom mirror and sink which is really designed for one person at a time. Buffet breakfast is very good as well as evening dinner at the Asian inspired restaurant (kids will want to stick to room service as the restaurant does not carry any children's dishes). Lastly, there's a Starbucks in the hotel making it very convenient for any caffiene-lover's needs.
I stayed at this hotel in 2003, and we loved it! The rooms are great, the beds are fluffy, and do not get me started about how big the room is! We had a family suite. The only down is how they have no photos on the internet! Marriott website has the most photos. Also, the hotel has many nicknames like Marriott in Disneyland, Garden Grove Suites, and many more. I see there are many bad reviews, but this hotel is above Marriott standard! So at least check the hotel out. I have no idea on where or who those bad review came from, but I strongly disagree with those reviews! So I wish you a good vacation! If you have questions, go ahead and contact me.
Stayed for NINE nights and Loved it!
My family of five stayed at this hotel for nine nights, Oct 27 - Nov 5, 2004. We enjoyed our stay there very much. The beds are very comfy, and come with duvets. The room is large with a seperate bedroom, with a french door. We had a fridge and microwave in our room. There is guest laundry services available, which is nice for long stays. The staff was all very friendly and helpful. The pool is very nice and the whirlpool was a nice treat after walking through Disneyland all day! The restaurant downstairs has a very nice buffet breakfast, and the Starbucks is a nice convenience. There are several other restaurants nearby, which is nice. One other note, the Transit bus for Disneyland comes right to the door, and it is about a 5 minute bus ride. All in all, if we ever get the chance to go to Disneyland again. Marriott is the place for us!
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VERY disappointed with the service. Expected a little bit more for the price we paid. The check-in and check-out of this hotel was the worst I ever experienced. Quite rude really. We've stayed in Residence Inn Anaheim and Marriott Anaheim... so this was quite a shock. The rooms were ok. No breakfast. Location though is good. But we will DEFINITELY NOT stay here again.
YES, it's worth it....
We stayed at this (somewhat new) hotel for 5 days during August 2004 for a family visit to Disneyland. The hotel has a nice looking lobby area with a huge, beautiful looking water fountain feature. Front desk staff nice, pretty professional. We stayed in the Family Suite, (all of the rooms at this hotel are suites; our particular suite had a seperate bedroom with french doors blocking you from the living room area, and in the living room area there was a couch (well, sofabed), that our 2 childeren liked that they slept in. Our suite was nice and quiet--did not hear much noise from any of the other hotel guests. The rooms are pretty soundproof. Suite had two nice size TV's--one in the living room area, and one in the bedroom. Hotel has a nice outdoor pool, (but we didn't use it), too busy in Disneyland, of course!
The only somewhat negative thing I can say about my experience was the bathroom sink location situation. Our suite had only one sink/vanity area. It's not that we needed 2 sinks, it was just the LOCATION of the sink that was not good. (If I had known about the sink location beforehand, I would not have stayed in room; I'm somewhat picky when it comes to things like this! but some of you might think this type of thing isn't that much of an issue--if you don't care about your "bedroom privacy", that is! Anyhow, the location of the sink/vanity area is located right next to the bedroom, there was NO DOOR blocking the sink/vanity area, from where our bed was located in our bedroom! So, whenever someone had to use the sink for anything, you could see them--and they could see you--(whoever was sleeping in the bed in the bedroom). (no privacy). This created somewhat of a disturbance to me and my husband whenever the kids needed to use the sink for anything--we could see them right there from our bed, and they could see us..(no privacy). HOWEVER, the sink/vanity area was very nice, had a beautiful marble countertop around the sink. (and, yes--the toilet and shower/tub area DOES have a seperate entrance from the living room area and from the bedroom area, along with a locking door for privacy, of course). -So- if you want a room that has a seperate sink/vanity area with doors for privacy from the BEDROOM that you adults stay in, don't request the type of room we stayed in! Aside from my sink issue here, everything else about our suite and this hotel was, all in all, a great experience. I will reccomend it to anyone. This hotel is definately worth staying at if you are not thrifty, and don't want to stay in a dump. The calibur of this hotel is far beyond dump--very nice. No $49.95 treatment here--not your typical Motel 6, or La Quinta Inn. Very nice looking hotel and rooms, excellent service, excellent choices of continental, and well worth your money.
This hotel also has an 'above average' continental breakfast--nice hot scrambled eggs feature. Buffet style continental, with many choices. There was a hotel employee standing by the continental breakfast food, asking you to show your room keycard making sure you were a guest of the hotel and not just some shmuck off the street, taking any of the food.
Oh, one other thing I need to mention here that I'm sure most of you are asking, how far is this hotel located from Disneyland?--not far, only about a 5 minute cab ride. (NOTE! This hotel does NOT have a free shuttle service to Disneyland), but the city trolley DOES stop at this hotel and delivers you there, for a very minimal fee. But we bought a package deal (thorugh our travel agent), and got free passes for the trolley service to Disneyland. You might want to ask for those passes--if you're booking your Disney trip through a travel agent and staying at this hotel...
~Ciao for now! (o:
We stayed at the Marriott Suites for 5 nights in Dec 2004. I found the hotel itself to be very clean, and the rooms were clean, but there were some drawbacks.
First off, the room is shaped very funny, it runs lengthwise instead of being wide, which makes the living room area very narrow and small. The bedroom is big and seperated by french doors and the beds are very comfortable The location of the bathroom sink is very bad. The sink is separated from the bathroom by a door so you have to enter the bedroom to use the sink, and it is open onto the bedroom area, so if anyone is asleep in there, you are sure to wake them.
The fridge size was good, but they didn't have a sink area in the main room, which again was a pain because you had to go the bedroom sink for water. They also had one laundry room to service the entire hotel which had people constantly waiting to do their laundry.
The hotel was in an excellent location, as there were many good restaurants across the street, and a Target which was handy. They also have a Starbucks in the hotel lobby which is nice. The drive to Disneyland took about maybe 10 mins, and we would park and take the tram to the park.
I will say that the staff and management were excellent. We had a couple of issues that were resolved quickly and to our liking.
The only reason I wouldn't stay here again is mainly for the sink and layout of the room, but overall our experience was good.
Great for families
The suite was excellent for our family of five. My kids loved the heated pool and spa. There is a nice game room and gift shop. Many returants are within walking distance, our favorite was Joe's Crab Shack and Bucco Di Beppo. Target is also right across the street which is convient. Disney is a five minute drive, max. I would highly recommend this hotel.
Really enjoyed our stay
We stayed at this hotel in February 2005 and really enjoyed it. The hotel has a very nice and modern appearance. When I arrived there were two clerks at the front desk. One clerk was checking a guest in and the other was standing there but wouldnt look up or acknowledge me at all. My two kids and hubby were tired and waiting in the car as I checked us in, so I was kind of in a hurry to get to our room. After a few minutes I said "excuse me can you check me in?" The gal finally looked up and said "Oh, no I can help you". I thought to myself, why didn't you say so then? After I was finally checked in I went back to the car and drove around looking for handicap parking since my daughter is in a wheelchair. There were no handicap parking available so I went back to the front desk to ask if there was someplace else we could park. A very kind young lady said I could park in the Starbucks parking lot. We parked there without any problem. Our room was a king bed/non smoking. We had a crib brought up for our baby. The room was very clean and the bed was SO comfy! I really liked this room. We ordered room service for dinner and the food was just ok for the price ($50). We ordered 2 hamburgers, a soda and a couple of beers. I recommend going to the great resturaunts in the nearby parking lot. We walked to Outback Steakhouse for lunch the next day and had a wonderful lunch. I can see what some of the other reviewers mean about the bathroom situation. The sink is separate from the bath/toilet area and is right next to the bed area. Kind of awkard if you have others staying with you in the room (older children, etc). Since it was just my husband & our little ones it didn't matter to us. I did enjoy having 2 tvs in the room. Our kids watched cartoons in the living room and we watched the news in the bedroom in the morning. We drove our car to Disneyland so I can't comment on the transportation. The drive only took a few minutes. I do love the fact that there is a Starbucks in the hotel. This was a really big plus for me.
I have to say overall this was a great, clean hotel. The customer service upon checking in could have been better but that could have been a one time thing. I was really pleased with our stay, especially since we booked through priceline and got a really great rate ($50/night).