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Park Inn International

Reviewer's Name:

Jasmine-Disney-Lover

Reviewer's Email Address:

Gsoohoo@mosaic.org

Date(s) of Stay:

February 3, 2001

Disney Resort:

Disneyland (California)

Location:

Anaheim Area

Ease of Disney Park Access:

Excellent convenience. Park your car on the motel's premises and walk across the street to the Disneyland Resort Plaza.

Complimentary Park Shuttle Available?

No

Park Shuttle Comments:

We did not see any shuttle service and there is no need for a shuttle bus since the motel is directly across Harbor Boulevard from the Disneyland Resort. It takes no more than 5 minutes to walk to the gates.

Address:

1520 South Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim, CA 92802

Phone Number:

(800) 828-4898 or (714) 635-7275

Facility Type:

Motel

Accommodation Used:

Suite

Accommodations Review:

The room was surprisingly very nice and clean for $69. The carpets, bedspreads and furnishings looked new and in good condition, furnished in a pleasant colonial style of emerald greens, peach and burgundy. The walls were wall-papered, not just painted, and the chairs, sofas and tables were in good condition. We were upgraded to a 2 room suite since all of their non-smoking standard rooms were rented out for the night (the suite would normally rent for $139). The suite consisted of a sitting room (sofa bed and 2 wing chairs) and dining area (4 seats and table). This area also contained a wet bar sink, refrigerator and microwave, and a television console and writing desk. The bedroom contained 2 very comfortable queen beds, a second television and another wing chair. Lighting throughout our room was ample and good for reading. The bathroom of the unit was compact and contained the toilet and bathtub/shower. The sink was adjacent to the bathroom but located in the bedroom area itself. Although you could hear freeway noise from the outside hallways, the rooms were very surprisingly well insulated from any noise on the inside. Other nice touches: free continental breakfast was offered on the ground floor hospitality room (muffins, pastry, juice, coffee) with a $1 charge for cereal and milk if you needed it. There were 2 souvenir gift shops, an arcade and self serve Laundromat on the ground floor as well. Staff were extremely polite and willing to accommodate our needs as best they could. Parking was free and we were able to leave our car on the morning of our check-in (7AM) and also throughout the remainder of our day after our noon check-out.

Rate/Night (for your stay):

$69 (AAA off-season rate for a standard 2 queen room)

# of Restaurants/Lounges:

0

Restaurant/Lounge Review:

No restaurants immediately on the premises, but decent choices right next door (McDonalds, International House of Pancakes, Chinese buffet restaurant, etc.). You could also walk into the free Downtown Disney area and eat at any of the great (but pricey) restaurants there.

Amenities / Facilities / Activities Available:

Sundries Shop, Pool, Hot Tub, Hair Dryer, Laundry, Cooking Facilities,  Non-Smoking Rooms Available, Smoke Detectors, Fire Sprinklers.

Pool Description/Comments:

The 4th floor pool was small with a small spa, but had a nice view of Disneyland.

Other Comments:

While off-site properties are no match for the on-site Disneyland Hotel, Paradise Pier Hotel or Grand Californian Hotel, for a fraction of the money this hotel was a great value. For 2001 with the opening of California Adventure and Downtown Disney families will need more than a couple days to stay in Anaheim (even for Disney-loving locals such as ourselves). Staying here meant less aggravation dealing with the driving commute and the line of cars going into the Disneyland parking structure, letting our children stay up later than normal in the theme parks, getting to sleep in a bit longer while still accessing the park gates early, and getting to play "tourists" in our own backyard. Judging from the exterior, the location and other comments seen on this website, I think the Park Inn International is one of the nicer Harbor Boulevard motels available at an affordable price. We would stay here again.
 

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