For a full-on Disney experience, the best place to stay while visiting Disneyland is at one of the three Disneyland Resort hotels. We’ve stayed in each one, but there are times when all three are sold out. Not too long ago we planned a last minute trip to the Happiest Place On Earth. We discovered there weren’t any rooms available at any of the Disneyland Resort hotels. We were, however, able to stay at one of their Good Neighbor Hotels. Camelot Inn & Suites is located directly across the street from Disneyland’s Harbor Boulevard entrance. The proximity is just a short walk to the main gates of both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park.
The lobby is quite cozy, and the hotel staff helpful and courteous.
Because Camelot Inn & Suites is a Disney Good Neighbor Hotel, they are authorized to sell Disneyland/Disney California Adventure Park Park Hopper Tickets. That alone can save you wait time at the ticket booth queue.
We chose a room with two queen beds. It was perfect for our stay with our adult son and teenage grandson. Basically four adults. The hotel room had plenty of room and was nice and also quiet. We didn’t hear people running down the hall or TVs blaring from adjacent rooms (which are two of my hotel pet peeves).
The terrace level pool and sundeck with jacuzzi are located on the fourth floor. It has a delightful view with plenty of sitting and lounging options as well as a lovely gazebo for shade. It’s also a perfect vantage point to view the Disneyland firework show.
The fireworks show at Disneyland is always spectacular! We enjoyed the pyrotechnic display from just outside our hotel room door.
Following the fireworks, we walked just a few steps back to our room. We each got a good night’s rest before our busy day at the Happiest Place On Earth early the next morning.
So, for a good price, along with a clean, comfortable and cozy room within walking distance of Disneyland’s main gate, choose Camelot Inn & Suites. We’ve also stayed at their sister hotel, The Tropicana. It’s located right next door. Both are great choices when the Disneyland Resort on-property hotels are booked.
~ The Nitty Gritty:
Why: Social Media Moms: On the Road Conference
When: August 2016
Who: Four of us. David, Cathi, Todd (our youngest son) and Cody (our youngest grandson)
What: Camelot Inn & Suites
Where: 1520 South Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA, 92802
Property Amenities: Complimentary Wi-Fi and on-site laundry facilities. Onsite electric scooter, wheelchair, and stroller rentals, 24-hour Front Desk. Self and valet parking (for an additional fee, wake-up calls, adjoining rooms available upon request. Complimentary computer kiosk in lobby and gift shop.
In-room Amenities: Complimentary Wi-Fi, mini-refrigerator & microwave, iron & ironing board, coffee/tea maker, 36” Flat Screen TV with Cable. Bath amenities, complimentary in-room safe, telephone with voicemail, radio/alarm clock, hair dryer.
Local Interests within walking distance: Disneyland, California Adventure Park, Downtown Disney and Anaheim Convention Center.
Local interests within 30 minutes driving distance: Discovery Science Center, Knott’s Berry Farm, Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament, Pirates Dinner Adventure.