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Brian Bennett

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Best Western Park Place Inn

Reviewer's Name:

Brian Bennett

Reviewer's Email Address:

DVClubber@aol.com

Date(s) of Stay:

22-27 March 2000

Location:

Anaheim Area

Ease of Disney Park Access:

Disneyland's pedestrian plaza is located immediately across Harbor Boulevard from the motel.

Complimentary Park Shuttle Available?

No need to have a shuttle to Disneyland, but shuttle service to other area attractions is available.

Park Shuttle Comments:

N/A

Address:

1544 S. Harbor Boulevard, 92802

Phone Number:

(714) 776-4800

Facility Type:

Motel

Accommodation Used:

Standard Room / Studio

Accommodations Review:

The room had a typical two-double-bed arrangement, but also had a desk and a small round table (that came in handy when I wanted to use the laptop).  The room was nicely decorated, did not appear to be excessively worn, and was quiet (I never heard anyone outside the room and although Harbor was literally just a few feet from our room, we never heard traffic noise).

We were in room 379, which was directly on Harbor.  A pop and ice machine were located in the breezeway just across from our room door.  We were able to see Space Mountain, the Matterhorn, and other park icons as well as the Disneyland hotel and California Adventure construction site from our window.  That was the positive.  The negative aspect of this room was that it was located as far from the elevators (which we used because of the stroller we were lugging) as any room could be.  The elevators are located in the middle of the long building, so we had to walk from our room AWAY from Harbor to the elevator and back - approximately the full length of the motel, each time we walked to the park.  At the beginning of our stay, I thought that the walking would be a pain, but it turned out to be a non-factor.

For the record, the rooms numbered in the low 100's are the ones closest to the park.

Rate/Night (for your stay):

$89.10 for the room, plus $13.37 for room taxes ($102.47 per night)..

# of Restaurants/Lounges:

Mom's Restaurant is located next door and provides a free continental breakfast for motel guests.  The restaurant is also home to a Dreyer's Ice Cream Shop, so you can buy a cone or sundae from a walk-up window or from the restaurant menu if you'd like to sit down.

Restaurant/Lounge Review:

We enjoyed the continental breakfast that is set up in the restaurants large upstairs room.  We never used the menu service of the restaurant except for an ice cream snack one night.  The confections were good, but the service was average (not bad, just not excellent).

Amenities / Facilities / Activities Available:

Sundries Shop, Pool, Hot Tub, Sauna/Steam Room, Laundry, Handicapped Accessible Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms, Smoke Detectors, Fire Sprinklers.

Pool Description/Comments:

The pool is located on the South side of the ground floor, halfway from Harbor to the back of the motel.  The hot tub is close to the pool, under an overhang, so it catches absolutely no rays on sunny days (you decide if that's good or bad or neutral).

Other Comments:

The motel has a nice lobby and gift shop, exterior hallways, and 199 rooms.  The service provided at check in and check out was very friendly and helpful.  I bought our park passes here, and we enjoyed the use of the five-day flex passes that you can't purchase at the park itself.  The building has a VERY long profile because the Harbor frontage is very small, but the motel goes on and on and on away from the road.
 

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