We've been having such an incredible time on our 17th Annual Southern California FAM Trip! Our partners have gone above and beyond to show us the best there is in Orange County. We left Disney's Grand Californian Hotel for the last time and left for a fun-filled day of visiting more of our amazing hotels.
We started our day with breakfast and a tour of the Desert Palms. One thing we love about the Desert Palms Hotel & Suites is the variety of room types they offer. They have standard rooms and all kinds of suites, even some with the coolest custom made bunk beds. They are within walking distance to Disneyland, and serve a great breakfast each morning. As an added bonus, their outdoor breakfast patio has a killer view of the Tower or Terror.
Next we toured the Anabella Hotel, a unique Anaheim hotel. This mission-style property is spread out on lush gardens and has both a family and adults only pool. Their guest rooms are comfortable, their restaurant is great, and Get Away Today guests get their resort fee waived - a $5 per night savings.
Our next stop was the Stanford Inn & Suites, one of the best values for families looking to travel on a budget. They have standard rooms, plus two different types of kid suites perfect for larger families or parents who want some privacy. Their breakfast in the morning and their 4th night free help families save some extra cash.
The Embassy Suites Anaheim South was the next stop on our itinerary. This gorgeous hotel features all of the amenities that you'd come to expect from the brand, including a full breakfast with a cook-to-order omelet station, nightly manager reception hours, and comfortable suites. We love the spacious rooms with a living room, comfortable beds, and TVs in each room. One of the things that we love about the Embassy Suites Anaheim South is their atrium complete with koi ponds with live turtles and an animatronic lion that roars every hour on the hour.
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We were ready for lunch by the time we got to the Anaheim Wyndham Garden Grove, and we were so spoiled! After a gourmet lunch of surf n' turf bahn mis, and house made ice cream sandwiches, we took a quick tour of the hotel. Their lobby is gorgeous, their pool area has fabulous cabanas (free on a first come basis), and their guest rooms are so comfortable. Get Away Today guests have always enjoyed waived resort fees, which includes free parking and free shuttle service to/from Disneyland, but recently, Get Away Today guests also receive a free hot breakfast daily. It's no wonder why they Wyndham is one of our favorite hotel partners.
After lunch we walked over to the Anaheim Marriott Suites located right next door to the Wyndham. This all-suite property is a huge hit for families because of their spacious guest rooms, poolside fire pits, and the free hot breakfast exclusive for Get Away Today guests.
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We then walked over to the Sheraton Garden Grove. This hotel is a great one because although it's a deluxe hotel, their 4th night free oftentimes makes it a real value for families. We think you'll agree.
Next we headed down to Harbor Boulevard and got the royal treatment from the Castle Inn & Suites. This may be a budget hotel, but their staff goes above and beyond to ensure that each guest feels like royalty here. Kids love staying in a "real" castle, and it's just a few minutes away from Disneyland. It's no wonder that families have been making magical memories here for 25 years!
We also toured the Del Sol Inn Anaheim Resort, a quaint hotel that is tucked just off of Harbor Boulevard. Although it's small, it offers every amenity you could want and then some. Each room has a microwave and refrigerator, and a breakfast buffet is included each morning.
We stopped by the Tropicana Inn for a quick walk-through. As one of the closest hotels to the Disneyland Resort, it is incredibly popular. They also boast having the largest swimming pool of the hotels directly across from the Maingate to the Disneyland Resort. Their standard rooms are spacious and comfortable, but they also have a handful of the largest family suites in the area. These family suites are two standard sized rooms each with two queen beds and are connected by a kitchen in the middle. These rooms go quickly, so if you want to book one, your best bet is to book as early as possible.
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Next on our walk along Harbor Boulevard was the Fairfield Inn Anaheim Disneyland Resort. There are so many things in addition to its great location that we love. The fact that each room has a single sized sofa pull out and a mini fridge is incredibly convenient. Get Away Today guests get the added perk of free parking (a $15 per night savings) and free in-room wi-fi (a $12 per day value). Plus, the hotel has a handful of Disney themed rooms available for a small upgrade to carry the Disney magic throughout your entire vacation. Oh, and we love our contacts, which is why we had to take a selfie with them.
Our final hotel stop along Harbor Boulevard took us to the Howard Johnson Hotel & Waterpark, right across the street from the Disneyland Resort. Families love the themed pool area and super convenient location.
Next we headed over to the Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge at the Outlets of Orange where we were lucky enough to have a party with some our partners, both those that we got to visit, and those that we weren't able to get to this time.
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