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Published on July 8th, 2014 | by gareth


Hotel Indigo: Anaheim

As a person who has to travel several times a year on business, having the right hotel room is key to an enjoyable and successful trip. Recently I had the chance to stay at the Hotel Indigo in beautiful Anaheim California.

The locale opened just over a year ago and is located within walking distance not only of Disneyland, but of the amazing Garden Walk which offers upscale dining, shopping, and entertainment for those looking for a break from work on theme parks.

The hotel has a very fresh and new look to it and the locale had plenty of underground parking as well as a few spaces at the street level. It is listed as the first Boutique hotel in Anaheim and having visited similar hotels in other cities, this one quickly impressed me.

My first impression of the lobby was very favorable as the desk was simple but functional but I noted the interactive video displays in the lobby which even allowed me to take and send a picture of myself while I waited.

The lobby is located next to Chambers Bar and Bistro which offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner options as well as drinks to guests on the go as well as those looking to relax and unwind.
After checking in, I made my way to my room and I decided to use the glass elevator which is located on the front side of the building and offered a great view of the street when I ascended.
Upon opening the door to my room, I was taken with the wonderful scent which I can best describe as a mix of flowers and fruit and the hardwood flooring.

The beds had very colorful and comfy throw pillows on them and the side wall had a very large and decorative mural which really added a nice ambience to the room.

After a long drive over to CA and a full day at a convention, rest was the key thing that I wanted but I opted to walk out and pick up some dinner which I enjoyed in my room as the hotel offered a flat screen television and plenty of channels to select from including HBO.

I decided to look out my window and see the fireworks from Disneyland that evening, and I was treated to a very enjoyable show while overlooking the pool and courtyard below.

The room had a very nice desk which was ideal to work from as well as free WiFi which allowed me to get some of my work done before settling in for the evening.

Most hotels offer in room coffee, but for a Keurig to be what was offered was a very pleasant surprise indeed as was the quality coffee and tea that was available.

The bathroom had luxury spa soaps, shampoo, conditioner and lotion and the fixtures were very modern including a raised and circular sink and a wooden shelf under the sink.

The shower had plenty of room and a hand held sprayer that mounted to the wall in addition to the traditional showerhead which gave me a very refreshing and good start to the day.

The next morning I went down to experience breakfast at 6:30 thanks to my timely wake up call, and was treated to a nice mix of eggs, bacon, potatoes, and toast as well as very fresh fruit and coffee. The head of the kitchen spoke with me while I dined and when I left, I was offered a cup of coffee to go which I gladly accepted for my drive downtown.

It is rare when you are out and about in So Cal that you look forward to getting back to your room but I can honestly say that I did so much so that I wrapped up my work earlier than expected and used that time to get back to the room.

I used the extra time to explore the pool area and noticed the onsite business center and health facilities as well as a nice relaxing nook overlooking the lobby which is perfect for reading. The large glass windows allowed for a pleasant amount of light and the dancing water fountains out front were a great touch as they perform to a combination of music and light every evening.
I ventured over to Downtown Disney to take in the excitement there of those going to and from the parks as well as checking out the shops and other attractions of this area. While it was tough not going into the parks like the kid in me wanted, the joy and fun of the place was still plentiful and I had a great time.

The next morning I enjoyed a breakfast of French Toast and fruit and once again was given a cup of coffee to go. Since I was on my way to Knotts Berry Farm to cover an early morning press event, it was a very welcome perk.
I noted that the hotel has an in room menu and that there are plenty of foods available for those on the go. There are two pharmacies under construction near the hotel and as I mentioned there are plenty of offsite dining options such as Asian, Mexican, Subway, and Italian very close by.

Since the hotel is located near Disneyland it is also not far from the Anaheim Convention Center so it is ideal for not only Disneyland but for events such as Blizzcon, D23, Star Wars Celebration, and Wondercon.

I really hated my stay to end as I wanted to share the experience with my wife who was unable to attend this trip due to a recent family emergency.

The wonderful accommodations, great location, and fantastic staff made this a very wonderful stay in Anaheim and I look forward to a future visit as it truly was a stay as wonderful and magical as the famous locale nearby.
Hotel Indigo: Anaheim

About the Author

Syndicated movie & game critic, writer, author and frequent radio guest. His work has appeared in over 60 publications worldwide and he is the creator of the rising entertainment site and publication “Skewed and Reviewed”.He has three books of film, game reviews and interviews published and is a well-received and in demand speaker on the convention circuit. Gareth has appeared in movies and is a regular guest on a top-rated Seattle morning show.He has also appeared briefly in films such as “Prefountaine”, “Postal”. “Far Cry”. and others. Gareth is also an in-demand speaker at several conventions and has conducted popular panels for over two decades.

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