Published on January 29th, 2013 | by gareth0
The Anabella Hotel: Anaheim
There is a jewel of a hotel within easy walking distance from Disneyland where the lobby, complete with welcoming fire and hospitable staff, greets you with striking red and earth tones and the concierge service is just as warm.
After a long, busy day at the nearby Disney parks, we made our way to our room, enjoying the well-manicured, tropical landscape. The hotel is comprised of several units that and courtyards enlivened by Spanish-influenced fountains, décor, and a pool that features a swim up bar.
As sophisticated as the grounds looked, it did not prepare us for the elegance of our spacious concierge suite. A private patio entrance secluded by foliage with a comfortable-looking lounge chair for relaxing led us to our room. Guest rooms have either hardwood or deluxe carpet flooring. Ours had hardwood flooring with a luxurious king-sized bed, second twin-size bed located in a nook, and a flat screen television. The inclusion robes, slippers a plate of cookies and mineral water was a very warm and friendly touch.
The Divine™ pillow-top bed was so comfortable and just what we needed after a long day at the parks. The spacious granite bathroom was much larger than found in most hotels. A specially equipped desk with an ergonomically designed swivel chair allowed me to get some work done. The hotel does offer Wi-Fi for an additional charge which can be purchased by the day, week or month.
We had the complimentary classic breakfast for two included with the room at the Tangerine Grill which offers a continental breakfast as well as a buffet and many other dining options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Not only was the food very good, but the prices were very reasonable. The Anabella also offers a gift shop with snacks, souvenirs, and sundries, as well as a salon and spa.
The Anabella is also next to the Anaheim Convention Center and as such, is ideal for events such as Blizzcon, and D23 which always draw big crowds. As a Disney Good Neighbor hotel, they also offer discount tickets to the park and other area attractions. Guests wishing to avoid walking can take a shuttle for $5.00 which leaves every twenty minutes from the hotel.
Our only regret is that we did not have more time to experience this hotel as it was the perfect complement to our day at the park and ideal for those looking for close proximity to Disneyland yet enjoy the comforts of home with a full-service hotel.