Saturday, May 8, 2010

Marriott Fairfield Inn - Anaheim, CA (Disneyland)

A couple years ago we decided to take my daughter for her first trip to Disneyland.  This was exciting and as much as I wanted to stay on the Disney Resort property, I didn't find it worth the extra money since my daughter was so young at the time and hotels off Disney were much cheaper.  My parents wanted to tag along to see their first and only grandchild (before my son) walk into the wonderful world of Disney. 

I found the Fairfield Inn that appeared close to Disneyland and at about $100 a night.  When we arrived to Anaheim in our rental car we pulled up to this large beautiful Marriott hotel.  I thought it was too good to be true and my husband came back to the car and told me this was not our Marriott we booked (if only I was that good at getting a 5 star at a 3 star price!).  We went further down the street and found our correct hotel.  Not as big and beautiful as the other but nice enough for our weekend stay with the family.  There was a decent outdoor pool in the sunshine that we used a couple times and we were glad to see our rooms had been placed next to one another. 
Fireworks & Snack bars
We got up bright and early the next morning and took an easy walk to breakfast, there were plenty of family style restaurants near by.  From there we walked to the Disneyland entrance which was just a couple blocks over and at night we could see the fireworks at Disney from our room.  After a LONG day at Disneyland we were very comfortable in our air conditioned rooms and when my daughter wanted a late night snack, snack bar inside the hotel was convenient.  They had grab and go sandwiches, fruit and of course your greasy pizza to boot. 

To Sum it Up
The location of this hotel to Disneyland and California Adventures makes this worth the money in my opinion.  I don't recall anyone complaining about anything during our stay and the rooms were clean, basic and comfortable for a small family.  I do however remember that the elevators were very slow, always full and we even got stuck in one for a short time, which was a little scary.  I can't say whether this is still the case or not, but if your not fond of elevators in the first place, it may be something to consider or ask about if you book a room.  We were on the top floor, so stairs were rarely an option for us with a stroller and other supplies. 

Hotel Ammenities
Air Conditioning (necessary on hot summer days)
Snack bar in hotel
Close proximity to Disney Resort and Restaurants
Free Wi-Fi
Cribs Available

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1 comment:

Amy said...

haha, we stayed at that same motel a few years ago. I've stayed in worse, but your right what a let down.
I just found your blog, excited to look around.

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