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Disneyland Resort
ALO Hotel by Ayres Review
June 30, 2023

UPDATED JUNE 2023. Here at Get Away Today we love exploring all that Orange County has to offer. From two headlining theme parks at Disneyland Resort, thrilling nearby parks like Knott’s Berry Farm, the nearby Universal Studios Hollywood, and back to the Downtown Disney entertainment district, we know narrowing down a hotel is no easy task!

Our team visits Southern California on a regular basis to survey different attractions, hotels and all aspects of SoCal vacations so your trip can be the most magical yet.

We most recently visited ALO Hotel by Ayres in April 2023. In addition to visiting the hotels near Disneyland, our staff stays at partner hotels when we visit for our own vacations. In fact, it is one of the few hotels that nearly ALL of our employees have stayed at one time or another.

For those planning a Disneyland Resort vacation or looking to get away anywhere in Southern California, Get Away Today is your partner in travel and here to help you every step of the way.

Keeping your budget in mind, we group our hotel listings into three categories:
  • Deluxe Property
  • Moderate Property
  • Value Property

This article reviews ALO Hotel by Ayres which falls under the Moderate category. Below we’ll discuss our favorite things about the property along with everything you need to know to decide if it is right for you.
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ALO Hotel by Ayres Snapshot

The ALO Hotel by Ayres is a European style hotel with free hot breakfast buffet daily, in-room mini-refrigerator and is located about 2 miles from Disneyland
  • Category: Moderate
  • Corporate Brand: Ayres
  • Sleeps up To: Four guests
  • Transportation: Drive or ART shuttle
  • Check In/Out Time: 3:00 pm / Noon
  • Get Away Today Perks: 3rd Night Free (subject to availability)

Location: ALO Hotel by Ayres is 2 miles to Disneyland. Most guests use the ART shuttle which operates daily during park hours. You're definitely close enough to get to the parks in the morning easily, but feel far enough removed from too much hustle and bustle. You can choose to take the ART (Anaheim Resort Transit) Shuttle, or you could drive your own car and park in the Disney parking structure. It's also become popular for ALO Hotel guests to use Uber or Lyft to get to the parks in the morning. These ride services will drop you off outside the pedestrian walkway on Harbor Boulevard. Additionally, the ALO Hotel by Ayres is close to the I-5 Freeway. This makes getting to any nearby attractions a breeze. You're about 15 minutes to Knott's Berry Farm, or about 20 minutes to the beach. You're also in a convenient location to head south to LEGOLAND, SeaWorld or any other San Diego area attraction.

ALO Hotel by Ayres Rooms

ALO Hotel by Ayres has two main standard room types available. One is a king bed room with a sofa bed, and the other comes with two queen beds. The rooms here were recently updated and feel so fresh. All of the rooms are spacious with a large work space, flat screen TV and a mini fridge. Our team was also able to stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
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ALO Hotel by Ayres Pools & Amenities

As far as amenities go, the ALO Hotel has many. There is a great outdoor pool and spa, and an updated fitness center. The lobby is cozy as well with a beautiful fireplace. It provides a great space for family or friends to hang out after a day of fun at Disneyland or beyond.

And although it may not be an amenity per se, it's impossible to talk about the ALO without talking about the people who make it so great. The entire team at the ALO bends over backwards for their guests, and that's especially true for their Get Away Today guests. If there's anything they can do to make your vacation better, don't hesitate to let them know.

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ALO Hotel by Ayres Dining

One of our favorite amenities of the ALO Hotel is their complimentary breakfast each morning. It truly is a feast with a spread of popular hot and cold breakfast items. You'll find everything from yogurt to fresh fruit to eggs to make your own waffle station. It's nearly impossible to leave the ALO hungry.

The ALO Hotel by Ayres is also where you'll find one of the top rated restaurants in Orange County: Anepalco. This French-Mexican fusion restaurant may sound strange, but believe us when we tell you it is one of our very favorite places to eat. Everything is fresh and delicious. The dining area of the restaurant is held in the same space where the complimentary breakfast is served, so it is only open for lunch or dinner.

If you want to venture away from the hotel for meals, you don't have to go far. The ALO Hotel is located within walking distance of a Wendy's and Starbucks. They're both in the same parking lot as the hotel. Additionally, you're about half a mile from the Outlets at Orange. The Outlets at Orange is a huge shopping, dining and entertainment district with a wide selection of restaurants and shopping.

We Recommend…

Our most popular package for Disneyland Resort vacations comes with your hotel stay and 3 day park hopper tickets. That way you can explore both theme parks and have extra time to see and do all those extra favorites like shows, entertainment and popular rides.

Here is what some of our recent guests had to say about ALO.

“Rooms were very clean, staff was friendly and helpful. It was nice to have a full breakfast included. Also a Starbucks basically across the parking lot. ART stops right in front of the hotel or you can drive to the Toy Story parking lot within a few minutes. Very convenient.” -Amy L.

“Highly recommend this for a Disney trip with kids. Complimentary breakfast was great and parking was also great at no charge. Rooms were clean and the mini fridge was very practical. I will absolutely be staying here again.” -Maritere C.

You can see why the ALO Hotel by Ayres is a fantastic family hotel destination near Disneyland that often sells out of family suites. If you'd like to book your stay for this property, be sure to check out our Disneyland packages online, or call our vacation specialists at 855-GET-AWAY.

ALO Hotel by Ayres Review

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