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More FAM Trip Fun - Anaheim Hotels

By Kimberly Fidler 11/06/2013

Monday was all about our Anaheim area Hotels. We started at the Sheraton Park Anaheim Resort. This full-service hotel has five restaurants and every room has a private balcony or patio. Their Sheraton Sweet Sleeper beds are incredibly comfy and we love their Olympic sized swimming pool. As an added bonus, Get Away Today guests get free parking - a $15/day savings!

We also stopped by the Clarion Hotel Anaheim Resort, one of our most affordable options for families. Not only do Get Away Today guests get their 3rd night free on standard and studio suites at the Clarion, they get exclusive free hot breakfast daily and free parking - that's up to $47 in extra savings each day just in breakfast and parking!

Next we visited the Cortona Inn & Suites - another popular choice for vacationers. This hotel is so great for families because they offer standard rooms as well as suites, even kid suites with bunk beds! All rooms come with a microwave and mini fridge and free breakfast is available daily.

Next we toured the Hampton Inn & Suites. The Hampton offers standard rooms with a microwave and fridge, and one bedroom suites with a full kitchen. They serve a hot breakfast buffet each morning and have a great pool area with a wading pool for tiny tots.

Next stop was the Hilton Garden Inn. We were especially impressed with their gorgeous new lobby and we love their guest rooms, which all come equipped with a microwave and fridge.

We also spent some time at the Residence Inn Anaheim Resort. This all-suite hotel has a full kitchen in each room and offers kid suites with bunk beds. They have a free full breakfast every morning and light dinner Monday - Thursday. They also have a BBQ area that guests are free to use, a sports court, a large swimming pool area and so much more. It's a great choice for families, especially for longer vacations.

Our staff also loved the Tropicana Inn & Suites and Camelot Inn & Suites, sister properties that are next door to each other and directly across the street from the Disneyland Resort. They offer comfortable and convenient accommodations ideal for any Disneyland vacation. Their standard rooms are equipped with a microwave and fridge and each property offers a small amount of two bedroom suites that sleep 7-8 people. The 2-bedroom suites are perfect for larger families and sell out quickly, so you'll want to book well in advance.

We took a midday break and got to experience the new Center Street Promenade, located in downtown Anaheim.  We explored Muzeo - a unique museum featuring rotating exhibits. Our staff loved the current exhWorn to be Wild: The Black Leather Jacket and Lateral Acceleration: Southern California's Motorcycle Culture.

Then, we had our own mini restaurant tour where we got to sample small plates of the awesome new restaurants in the area. We sampled a variety of cheeses from the Cheese Shop (opening soon!), Waldorf salad and cranberry goat cheese salad from Gypsy Den, chili chips, totally tacos and mighty kale from Healthy Junk, and coconut ceviche from 180 Degrees. It was all so delicious and definitely worth the quick 10 minute drive or shuttle ride from the Disneyland Resort!

We then continued our hotel tours and visited the Best Western Anaheim Inn, Del Sol Inn, Best Western Park Place Inn, Carousel Inn & Suites and Embassy Suites Anaheim South. They all looked great and we love recommending them to our guests.

We were then spent the evening at House of Blues - Downtown Disney for dinner and fun.

We were surprised and honored with a plaque from the Anaheim Orange County Visitor and Convention Bureau recognizing us for our 15th Annual Familiarization Trip to Orange County.

We love giving our guests firsthand experience and recommendations and look forward to many more Familiarization Trips in the future! Be sure to enter our giveaways from our awesome partners on our blog!

Kimberly Fidler