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Hotels (MOAR vacation ramblings!)

Sometimes my desire to plan gets carried away. :p I'm heading to California with brannonb at the start of September, and we're staying right across the street from Disneyland because he likes convenience. For my October "Theme Park Halloween" trip, I want to stay someplace a little nicer, with lots of room to spread out (since I'll be there for awhile, there's a decent chance I'll want to chill at the hotel some time)--which generally means further away, unless you're staying at one of the Disney hotels (which I'm probably not unless I find a crazy deal between now and then). Last year the decision was pretty easy--this year I'm making it harder on myself by de-prioritizing price (though not so much that the Disneyland Hotel looks like a good idea, heh). My current candidates for my 5 night stay are:

The Anabella Hotel. This is where I stayed last year--a great mix of price (the 4th night is free!), quality, and distance from the park. They even have two pools, one with poolside dining so I could have a drink while lounging! I have a reservation here, and will be fine if I repeat last year's stay, but I still find myself wanting something...different.

The Doubletree Suites by the Convention Center. A Hilton chain hotel--the same chain I stay at every year for Norwescon, so I'm very familiar with the style. Very close to a ton of restaurants (including a Carl's Jr!), and one of the offsite Disneyland parking lots with a constant shuttle, which would make up for the extra distance. I have a reservation for a spacious King suite, which is a big plus regarding "nice place to hang out for awhile," but otherwise this is a very ordinary-seeming hotel.

Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel. this one is about the same distance from Disneyland as the Anabella (just from the other direction), with gorgeous-looking pool and grounds. Their regular rooms are oversized, and some of them have been renovated and are apparently awesome--so long as you actually get one of those. The reviews are really hit or miss on this one, plus there's not a whole lot else in the area in regards to restaurants or grocery stores or anything.

Decisions decisions--but at least you can look at the pretty pictures while I ponder. ;)

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winterjaye
Aug. 3rd, 2016 07:49 am (UTC)
Got are getting deadly serious with this Disneyland thang! I lice out!
winterjaye
Aug. 3rd, 2016 07:49 am (UTC)
Love it!
the_doctor
Aug. 4th, 2016 10:44 pm (UTC)
Disneyland is SERIOUS BIZNESS!
the_doctor
Aug. 4th, 2016 10:45 pm (UTC)
Oh no-risk reservations, how I love you--I have reservations at all 3 of my choices now, just to be safe while I make up my mind. :p
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