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Best Western Park Place Inn

Reviewer's Name:

Steve's Hotel Guide (Web site no longer exists.  This review came from Steve's site.)

Reviewer's Email Address:


Date(s) of Stay:

circa 1998


Anaheim Area

Ease of Disney Park Access:

The key advantages this motel features is location, location, location!  The crosswalk to Disneyland leads directly into the Park Place's driveway, you can't get much closer than that, in fact  most of the time I've had to walk farther when I parked my car in the old Disneyland parking lot.

Complimentary Park Shuttle Available?


Park Shuttle Comments:

Not Required


1544 S. Harbor Boulevard, 92802

Phone Number:

(714) 776-4800

Facility Type:


Accommodation Used:

Standard Room / Studio

Accommodations Review:

The amenities are what you would expect from a Best Western, I stayed in what I imagine to be a mini-suite, it featured one king bed and a couch separated by a tiny micro-wall (about 4 feet high by 5 feet long.)

The TV service is typical for hotels in this area, about 6 free channels, and pay per view featuring fairly recent Movies (most of which are still probably in the dollar theaters) and adult films, both are 8.95 each.  The pay preview system also features Nintendo games for 8.95 per hour  The hotel tacks on 75 cents to all phone calls even 1-800 calls, and the phones do not have a data port.  The bathroom has a separate vanity that is out in the open on the opposite side of the room, there is no closet to speak of just a shelf and empty floor space next to the vanity.  Other amenities included a coffee maker and coffee.

I found the rooms to be very clean and well kept, some noise could be heard from the upstairs as well as the parking lot outside, but that is common for this type of motel layout.  Some people may not like the fact there is no privacy in the vanity area.  The only annoyances I ran into were the complete lack of water pressure in the shower and the fact you could not turn the TV off with the remote control.

The doors triple lock and use a standard house key for the front door.  A uniformed security guard visibly patrols the parking lot at night.

Rate/Night (for your stay):

Not Reported

# of Restaurants/Lounges:


Restaurant/Lounge Review:

Breakfast is provided via a coupon for a free continental or pancake breakfast at Mom's, the restaurant adjacent to the motel.

Amenities / Facilities / Activities Available:

Not Reported

Pool Description/Comments:

The hotel features a pool and a hot tub located in about the middle of the complex next to the parking lot.  

Other Comments:

Upon check-in the first clerk I talked to appeared downright rude (however that may have just been my perception since I was very tired)  Their check-in time is 3 pm, and I had arrived around noon, I asked the clerk if there were rooms, and he immediately came back with you can't check in until after 3.  I have a hard time believing that they had not one single clean room by noon and an even more difficult time believing the gentleman I talked to knew the status of every single room in the hotel without referring to a single thing.  I stepped away for a moment and then asked another clerk if it would be ok to leave my car on the premises while I waited for a room.  She happily pre-registered me, and upon hearing that I had driven straight there after a graveyard shift at work, she promised to get me a room as quickly as possible. I found that most satisfactory, however the first impression is the lasting one.

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