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Brian Bennett

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Best Western Park Place Inn

Reviewer's Name:

Susan

Reviewer's Email Address:

dutcher@cctrap.com

Date(s) of Stay:

10/1/01-10/6/01

Disney Resort:

Disneyland (California)

Location:

Anaheim Area

Ease of Disney Park Access:

Didn't need a car as it is literally across the street!!

Complimentary Park Shuttle Available?

Unknown

Park Shuttle Comments:

Not Reported

Address:

1544 South Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim

Phone Number:

(800)854-8175 ext. 4

Facility Type:

Hotel

Accommodation Used:

Suite

Accommodations Review:

We had a room with two queen sized beds and a sofa (that pulled out into a bed). This is an ideal setup for our family as some of us still like to 'rest' in the afternoon. The sofa provided a place for the non-resters to read, do crafts, or watch television. Our room was on the third floor toward the center of the complex, just around the corner from the elevator (which we always used because we have a baby in a stroller). The room was equipped with a refrigerator and a microwave which is very handy when you have children and like to have snack food and cold drinks available at all times. There was a space next to the armoire that we were able to set up a portable crib (we brought our own, but you can request one). The crib was out of everyone's way, which was nice. The room was spacious enough that we never were 'on top of each other'. The room also had a desk that was used primarily to dump our hats, bags, and goodies. It had a nice shower/bathtub combo that was separate from the vanity sink. There was a coffee maker in the room and I think my husband made use of that a couple of times.

Rate/Night (for your stay):

$112.82 (incl. tax) corporate rates

# of Restaurants/Lounges:

0

Restaurant/Lounge Review:

Mom's Restaurant was next door. Complimentary Continental Breakfast on the second floor was part of our package and we tried it once. It was okay. Toast, bagels, rolls with a few spreads. Cornflakes, and another 'healthy' cereal was offered. Bananas and Apples were offered as the 'fruit'. They had two different pastries (snail type things) that were decent. Unfortunately, we have a couple of very picky children who wouldn't eat any of the things offered, so we only tried the Breakfast there one morning. We ate downstairs at the restaurant one evening and it was average. Two from our group tried the buffet and they were pleased. I believe I had shrimp and it was pretty good for the type of restaurant it was (nothing fancy). There was a Tony Roma's several buildings away (towards Katella) and we tried it for lunch, it was very good. For those of you with little ones or in need of fast food there is a McDonald's within walking distance towards Ball (several $$$ cheaper than what you can get within DCA). We ate there almost every afternoon (groan). One of our favorite places to eat is a restaurant called Tiffy's that is located on Katella & Disneyland Drive. We end up eating there a couple of times each trip. Fabulous corn bread, broad menu!

Amenities / Facilities / Activities Available:

Sundries Shop, Pool, Hot Tub,  Sauna/Steamroom, Hair Dryer, Non-Smoking Rooms Available, Smoke Detectors, Fire Sprinklers.

Pool Description/Comments:

Smallish pool, kept very neat, shady. Roomy spa, under a covering that would be nice in those winter months I'm thinking (it'll be good for when I'm there in December).

Other Comments:

We've stayed at all three of the Disney Properties in the past year. This trip we were trying to go on the company per diem (obviously couldn't be done at Disney Property). I was very pleased with the room size, we spend more time in the room than most I know because we have small children and they need to rest during the afternoon. I didn't see a difference, at all, in the distance from our hotel room to the park entrance. Didn't seem any farther than it did when we stayed at the Grand. One thing that was a definite plus for me was that I didn't have to fold up the stroller and lug all my junk to get on the tram or monorail. We just walked. Another plus was that it was close to several restaurants, those mentioned above and I remember an IHOP two doors down. We were very happy with the overall experience and will be visiting the hotel again the first week in December (2001). Only drawback (though not a huge one) is that they seemed to want to clean our room right at nap time. We would get back from the park around 1 or 2 and the room wouldn't be done. They service the room up until 4, which is when the kids would wake up. We hit a couple of snags there, but nothing major. I'll be sure to get those kinks out during the next trip.
 

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