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FAM 2020: Anaheim Hotel Reviews, Knott's Berry Farm and Disneyland

By Livia Taylor 01/06/2020
 
Last week, the team at Get Away Today kicked off the 2020 Familiarization Trip to Southern California. Our yearly "FAM" trip allows us to check in with our hotel and theme park partners and prepare us for giving the very best advice to our guests when it comes to travel.
 
 

group photo at Knott's Berry Farm

FAM 2020 Summary

It's been our pleasure to meet with the following Anaheim hotels near Disneyland and visit Knott's Berry Farm, America's first theme park. For the FAM 2020, there's an extra dose of magic because Get Away Today is also celebrating 30 years! That's right; we've hit the big 3-0 and we're so excited! In addition to our FAM 2020, we're offering over 70 vacation-themed giveaways in honor of Get Away Today's 30th anniversary.

FAM 2020 - Anaheim Hotels

When our Get Away Today team arrived in Southern California, we visited a number of hotels near Disneyland. Take a look at who we met with on the first day of the FAM 2020:

Wyndham Garden Hotel

Anaheim Springhill Suites Maingate

Staybridge Suites Anaheim at the Park

Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance & Waterpark -

Courtyard Themepark Entrance Exterior

Photo courtesy of Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance and Water Park

Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground

ALO Hotel by Ayres

Ayres Hotel Orange

Red Lion Hotel Anaheim Resort

Homewood Suites by Hilton Anaheim Resort Convention Center

Embassy Suites Hotel Anaheim South

Hilton Garden Inn Anaheim

Hampton Inn & Suites Anaheim /Garden Grove

Sheraton Garden Grove Anaheim South

Homewood Suites by Hilton Anaheim Main Gate Area 

Homewood Suites Main Gate

Photo courtesy of Homewood Suites Main Gate

Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim

Anaheim Marriott Hotel

Radisson Suites Hotel Buena Park

Holiday Inn Buena Park

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

FAM 2020 - Knott's Berry Farm

It was also our pleasure to spend a few hours at America's first theme park, Knott's Berry Farm. They're approaching their 100th anniversary, and it was wonderful to celebrate with them. If you're not familiar with Knott's, it's a Peanuts paradise! You'll find thrill coasters, themed shops and dining and even a water park during the summer season. Camp Snoopy is sure to delight younger guests at Knott's Berry Farm, and you'll want to try the fried chicken and boysenberry anything while you're there.

Knott's Berry Farm palm trees and coaster

FAM 2020 - Disneyland Day 1

Before we get to the giveaways, here's what we loved during our first FAM 2020 day at the Disneyland Resort. 

Our whole group utilized the Extra Magic Hour offered exclusively to Disneyland Resort Hotel guests. This allowed us to enter the Park one hour before it opened to the public. Since we were guests of Disney's Grand Californian Hotel, we used our Extra Magic Hour to head into Disney California Adventure Park via the exclusive entrance for hotel guests.

Our early entry, combined with MaxPass, allowed us to experience so many rides before the regular crowds picked up at 8am. It was amazing to feel like we had free reign over the Park! We highly recommend adding MaxPass on your next Disney vacation. It's the most convenient way to take advantage of the Fast pass service at the Disneyland Resort.

FAM 2020 - Get Away Today Giveaways

Are you ready to celebrate? We sure are! In honor of 30 years, Get Away Today is giving you a chance to win one of 70 vacation-themed giveaways! You can enter multiple giveaways daily, and they can all be found on our website HERE. That's where you'll find up-to-date information and links for all the giveawasy! Additionally, be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for reminders!

Enter to win airport transfers for four from Karmel Shuttle! Here are a few things we ?? about Karmel:

?? Scheduled and prompt pick-up
?? Direct service to your hotel
?? Clean, comfortable vans
?? The BEST drivers
?? Tons of luggage storage space

Enter each Karmel Shuttle giveaway HERE and HERE.

Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground

Enter to win a 2-night stay at the Howard Johnson Hotel & Water Playground! Here are three things we ?? about the HoJo:

?? Pirate's Cove Play Area for Kids
?? Fun retro feel of the hotel
?? Walking distance to Disneyland

Enter HERE.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Anaheim Resort Convention Center

Enter to win a 2-night stay at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Anaheim Resort/Convention Center Here are 3 reasons we ?? this hotel:

?? All suites have full kitchens
?? Full breakfast each morning
?? Light dinner Monday - Thursday nights

Enter HERE.

Red Lion Hotel Anaheim Resort

Enter to win a 2-night stay at the Red Lion Hotel Anaheim Resort! Here are three reasons we ?? this property:

?? Gorgeous hotel rooms
?? Walk to Disneyland
?? S'mores kits poolside

Enter HERE.

Ayres Hotel Orange

Enter to win a 2-night stay at the Ayres Hotel Orange! Here are three reasons we ?? this hotel:

?? Balinese themed lobby and guestrooms
?? Full breakfast daily
?? Located next to the Block at Orange

Enter HERE.

Ayres Hotel Anaheim

Enter to win a 2-night stay at the Ayres Hotel Anaheim! Here are three reasons why we ?? this hotel:

?? Free full breakfast daily
?? Microwave and fridge in each room
?? Gorgeous rooms

Enter HERE.

Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim

Enter to win a 2-night stay at the Delta Hotels by Marriott! Here are three reasons we ?? this hotel:

?? Recently renovated, gorgeous rooms
?? Free hot breakfast and shuttle (GAT Exclusive)
?? Free poolside cabanas (first come, first serve)

Enter HERE.

The Hotel Fullerton

Enter to win a 2-night stay at the Hotel Fullerton! Here are three reasons we ?? this hotel:

?? Free breakfast daily
?? Free scheduled shuttle
?? Awesome value

Enter HERE.

Holiday Inn Buena Park

Enter to win a 2-night stay at the Holiday Inn Buena Park! Here are three reasons we ?? this hotel:

?? Gorgeous pool and gardens
?? Free shuttle to Knott's Berry Farm and Disneyland
?? Kids Eat Free in in-house restaurant

Enter HERE.

Knott's Berry Farm

Enter to win 2-tickets to Knott's Berry Farm AND transportation from your hotel to/from the park from Karmel Shuttle! Here are some of our favorite things you MUST experience at Knott's Berry Farm:

?? Intense roller coasters
?? Mrs. Knott's Famous Fried Chicken
?? Boysenberry Everything
?? Snoopy!
?? Old West Ghost Town

Enter HERE.

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa

Enter to win a 2-night stay at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa! Here are three reasons why we ?????? this hotel:

?? Pedestrian walkway to beach
?? Two swimming pools, a water slide, multiple hot tubs
?? Gorgeous grounds and luxurious guest rooms

Enter HERE.

Hampton Inn & Suites Anaheim/Garden Grove

Enter to win a 2-night stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites Garden Grove! Here are three reasons we ?? the Hampton:

?? Free breakfast daily
?? All rooms come with microwave and fridge
?? Suites come with a full kitchen

Enter HERE.

Holiday Inn Anaheim Resort

Enter to win a 2-night stay at the Holiday Inn Anaheim Resort! Here are three reasons we ?? this hotel:

?? Comfortable guest rooms with microwave and fridge
?? Huge pool area
?? Free breakfast daily (GAT exclusive)

Enter HERE.

Hilton Anaheim

Enter to win a 2-night stay at the Hilton Anaheim! Here are three reasons we ?? this hotel:

?? Amazing outdoor pool with children's play area
?? Nine dining options on-site - including a food court
?? Awesome guest rooms with Hilton Serenity beds

Enter HERE.

Courtyard Anaheim Resort/Convention Center

Enter to win a 2-night hotel stay at the Courtyard Anaheim Resort/Convention Center! Here are 3 reasons we ?? this hotel:

??Spacious guest rooms
?? Outdoor fire pit
?? Convenient on-site dining

Enter HERE.

Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel

Enter to win a 2-night stay at the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel! Here are three things we ?? about this property:

?? Sprawling grounds with beautiful koi ponds and gardens
?? Giant pool area
?? Spacious guest rooms

Enter HERE.

Anaheim Marriott Hotel

Enter to win a 2-night stay at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel! Here are three reasons why we ?? this property:

?? Comfortable and beautiful guest rooms
?? Unique indoor/outdoor swimming pool
?? Free self parking (GAT exclusive)

Enter HERE.

SunCoast Park Hotel

Enter to win a 2-night stay at the SunCoast Park Hotel Anaheim Hotel (formerly Country Inn & Suites)! Here are three things we ?? about this hotel:

?? Full breakfast daily
?? Microwave and fridge in each room
?? Beautiful pool area

Enter HERE.

Candlewood Suites

Enter to win a 2-night stay at the Candlewood Suites! Here are 3 reasons we ?? this hotel:

?? All-suite property
?? Amazing value
?? One bedroom suites have full kitchen

Enter HERE.

Holiday Inn la Mirada

Enter to win a 2-night stay at the Holiday Inn La Mirada! Here are three reasons why we ?? this hotel:

?? Free scheduled shuttle to Knott's Berry Farm and Disneyland
?? Kids Eat Free
?? Awesome value for families

Enter HERE.

Residence Inn Anaheim/Garden Grove

Enter to win a 2-night stay at the Residence Inn Anaheim/Garden Grove! Here are three reasons we ?? this hotel:

?? Spacious family suites with full kitchens
?? Full breakfast daily
?? So many on-site activities for families

Enter HERE.

Embassy Suites Hotel Anaheim Orange

Enter to win a 2-night stay at the Embassy Suites Hotel Anaheim Orange! Here are 3 reasons we ?? this hotel:

?? All-suite hotel perfect for families
?? Hot breakfast with cook-to-order items daily
?? Nightly Manager's Reception

Enter HERE.

Staybridge Suites by Holiday Inn

Enter to win a 2-night stay at the Staybridge Suites by Holiday Inn! Here are 3 reasons we ?? this hotel:

?? Free breakfast daily
?? Kitchens in every suite
?? Large pool area

Enter HERE.

Double Tree Suites by Hilton Anaheim Resort - Convention Center

Enter to win a 2-night stay at the Double Tree Suites by Hilton Anaheim Resort - Convention Center. Here are three reasons we ?? the hotel:

?? Rooftop pool on the 2nd floor
?? Large rooms with separate bedroom, living room and vanity area
?? Warm cookies when you check-in

Enter HERE.

Great Wolf Lodge (TWO Separate Giveaways!)

Enter to win a 2-night stay at the Great Wolf Lodge! Here are three reasons why we ???? this hotel:

?? Full indoor water park
?? SO many activities - mini golf, mini bowling, an arcade and more!
?? Lodge themed guest rooms with lots of space

Enter to win a 2-night stay at the Great Wolf Lodge! (YES - this is ANOTHER ONE)

Enter HERE and HERE.

Anaheim Marriott Suites

Enter to win a 2-night stay at the Anaheim Marriott Suites! Here are three reasons we ?? this hotel:

?? All-suite hotel w/fridge and microwave in the room
?? Free breakfast on paid nights (GAT exclusive)
?? Free parking (GAT special)

Enter HERE.

Pirates Dinner Adventure Buena Park (TWO Separate Giveaways)

Enter to win a family 4-pack of tickets to the Pirate's Dinner Adventure in Buena Park! Here are three things we ?? about this unique dining experience:

?? 3-course meal + appetizers
?? Action packed show
?? Shows daily

Enter to win a family 4-pack of tickets to the Pirate's Dinner Adventure in Buena Park! (SECOND GIVEAWAY)

Enter HERE and HERE.

Holiday Inn and Suites Anaheim

Enter to win a 2-night stay at the Holiday Inn & Suites Anaheim! Here are three things we ?? at this hotel:

?? Comfortable rooms with fridge and microwave
?? Kids Eat Free at in-house restaurant
?? Outdoor pool AND Splash Zone for kids

Enter HERE.

Marriott Fullerton and Paint Nite

Enter to win a 2-night stay at the Marriott Fullerton AND a Paint Nite for two at YayMaker! Here are three reasons we ?? the Marriott Fullerton:

?? Sprawling grounds with outdoor courtyards
?? Newly renovated guest rooms
?? Awesome in-house restaurant + numerous restaurants nearby

Enter HERE.

Anaheim Townplace Suites

Enter to win a 2-night stay at the Anaheim Townplace Suites! Here are three things we ?? about this hotel:

?? All-suite hotel with full kitchens
?? Free breakfast daily
?? Within walking distance to Angel Stadium

Enter HERE.

Hilton Garden Inn Anaheim/Garden Grove

Enter to win a 2-night stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Anaheim/Garden Grove! Here are 3 things we ?? about this hotel:

?? Free hot breakfast for 2 adults and 2 kids daily (GAT exclusive)
?? Microwave and fridge in each room
?? Heated outdoor pool

Enter HERE.

Embassy Suites Anaheim North

Enter to win a 2-night stay at the Embassy Suites Anaheim North! Here are 3 things we ?? about this hotel:

?? Free hot breakfast with cook-to-order items
?? All-suite hotel with spacious rooms
?? Free parking for GAT guests

Enter HERE.

Anaheim Springhill Suites Maingate

Enter to win a 2-night stay at Anaheim Springhill Suites Maingate! Here are three things we ?? about this property:

?? Free breakfast each morning
?? Studio suites that sleep up to 6
?? Rooms come with microwave and fridge

Enter HERE.

Clementine Hotel & Suites Anaheim

Enter to win a 2-night stay at the Clementine Hotel & Suites Anaheim! Here are a few reasons we ???? this hotel:

?? Condo-style suites that are perfect for larger families
?? Free breakfast daily
?? Awesome common spaces including a playground and outdoor pool

Enter HERE.

We'll be sharing more about our FAM 2020 this week, so be sure to check back!

 

Taylor, Livia