On our previous trips to Disneyland we became aware that not a lot of time would be spent in our hotel room. It was merely a place to rest our weary feet at the end of a long but perfect Disney day. In saying that, we still look for very specific features in a hotel. We like to be within walking distance of Disneyland as we don’t want to queue at the end of the day waiting for a hotel shuttle bus to take us back to our accommodation. We also need a spacious two room hotel room or suite. A good night’s sleep helps us maximise our Disney days and if BJ is awake in the night some of us need to get rest in a separate room. And finally, parking on site that doesn’t cost a fortune is a bonus as we usually have a car for this portion of our trip.
We booked our accommodation later than usual this time and I phoned many hotels before I came across Anaheim Desert Inn & Suites. I knew of the property as it was only a block up from the hotel we had stayed in previously.
Desert Inn & Suites is across the road from Disneyland and a mere six minute walk from the main gates. We had not stayed at this property before but we were impressed when we checked into our spacious room. We booked a two room suite. The main lounge area had two queen beds, a bathroom, television and lounge area. The separate bedroom had an additional two queen beds, television and ensuite bathroom. A complimentary continental breakfast is included in the tariff and though it is a basic buffet, it is certainly an added bonus.
While staying at Desert Inn & Suites we took the opportunity to inspect one of the hotel’s accessible rooms. The accessible bathroom had a shower with flip down shower seat, hand held shower head and toilet with sufficient room to transfer. A lowered hanging rack for clothing, ironing board and iron was also in the bathroom. The room was a standard room so not as spacious as our suite however there was ample room for a wheelchair. Although able to accommodate a family of four with its bedding configuration I did wonder how comfortable it would be with luggage and a wheelchair also in the room.
There is disabled/handicap parking on site and you can choose whether you self park or use the valet service.
By the time we arrived for this portion of our trip we were grateful for the guest laundry (coin operated.) Free Wi-Fi is also provided (my tip is to use it in the morning as it is slow by evening when everyone is connecting)
All in all this was a great property for our stay and was well priced for the location. We found the staff friendly and I loved the fact we could just walk out the door and be at Disneyland in under ten minutes. We would definitely stay again.
For more information contact Anaheim Desert Inn and Suites
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