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Portofino Inn & Suites

Reviewer's Name:

Celeste Hari

Reviewer's Email Address:

Date(s) of Stay:

Aug. 7 - 11, 2001

Disney Resort:

Disneyland (California)


Anaheim Area

Ease of Disney Park Access:

Great. Just down the street.

Complimentary Park Shuttle Available?


Park Shuttle Comments:

Shuttle was reliable and ran on the half hour. It worked fine for us with 7 and 10 year old kids. The vehicles are air conditioned. We rode both a red trolley and a big bus. This route is on bus K. There are other stops nearby but we didn't use them. You could get the info for them and possibly not wait for the K bus if you were ready to go when a K bus was not scheduled.


1831 S. Harbor Blvd.

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Accommodation Used:


Accommodations Review:

This is a small place. More boutique style than anything else. We had a kid suite which has bunk beds in a separate room with a TV for them, a couch, fridge, little table and stools, and microwave. Our room had a king bed, closet, drawers, and TV. There was a separate sink and mirror in our room so the bathroom could be occupied but another person could be using the separate sink. That worked well for us. The rooms are separated by sliding French doors. This is not a fancy place, but adequate and clean. Relatively quiet except for the folks above us appeared to be running marathons in their room. Noise early in the morning could be heard when the "early entry" people were making their way to the elevator. Room was clean and pleasant. The corridors in the hotel were very warm, but the rooms had their own air conditioning controls so we were able to bring our room temp down to a very comfortable temperature. The beds seemed hard to the touch but were actually pretty comfortable. Lots of pillows were provided. Our bed had four! The bunks each had one pillow.

Rate/Night (for your stay):

$129.95 via AAA

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Restaurant/Lounge Review:


Amenities / Facilities / Activities Available:

Pool, Hot Tub, Health Club/Spa, Hair Dryer, Laundry, Non-Smoking Rooms Available, Smoke Detectors, Fire Sprinklers.

Pool Description/Comments:

Pool was pretty small but the kids still had a ball. It was a very comfortable temperature. You can also use the pool at the Jolly Roger next door. Hot tub was very pleasant. Small exercise room with decent equipment. We didn't use it since we got all the exercise we needed walking in the parks! The pool towels are very small.

Other Comments:

There are several places to eat nearby. We went to Albertson's (down the road a ways) and bought breakfast fixings. This worked out wonderfully. We ate out for the rest of the meals. Be aware that the laundry facilities are limited to two washers and two dryers. The wash is $1.25 and the dryer is $0.75/cycle. Drying takes more than one cycle. There was almost always a back-up for the machines. We chose this place because of the kid suites. This was a real plus for our family. I understand the Hyatt now offers kid suites and I would be inclined to try that next time. I would, however, come back here if I couldn't get a kid suite. Parking is not the greatest here either, but you get by. All in all, it is a decent place to stay, especially if you have kids and need the breathing space!

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