First stop for one of the hotel -> Disneyland shuttles, both on and off. This was particularly important during the first shuttle of the morning when the two other hotels on the shuttle route couldn't pick up any new passengers. The shuttle picks up directly outside of the hotel so this was painless. Our room was a good size for a family of four with access to a small kitchen with essentials for a reasonable stay (we stayed for nearly 2 weeks. The kids loved the pool area and basketball courts so there was plenty of activity when not attending the parks. There's a variety of restaurants and fast food outlets around as well as a Target across the road for pretty much anything you need. Being my first time to the US I was suitably impressed with shopping there for groceries and normal retail goods as well as purchasing my alcohol for the stay - everything in one place! Whilst the room did look a little dated it was perfectly fine for our type of holiday stay given that we weren't planning on spending much time in the room. Staff were always polite and friendly and assisted with most requests, although I did feel that anything they suggested they were likely to get a kick-back from. This didn't cause any issues but bordered on feeling like a sales pitch.
Comment from Hotel Management
15-Oct-2014 by Bill Evans, Hotel Management
Steve, Thank you for chossing our hotel for your family holiday. I am pleased to know that you found the shopping, grocieries and restaurants around us to suit the needs of you and your family so well. I want to assure you that my staff is always looking out for the well being of all of our associates and would never put a commission ahead of a guests needs. I can assure you that our staff does book and suggest tours, restaurants and activities based on feedback from our guests and their own personal experiences and as a result, are very enthusiastic about booking the services they know will treat our guests right. I appreciate your bringing this to my attention and greatly appreciate your being our guest. Hopefully we will see you again on your next trip to California.