Motel 6 Anaheim Maingate
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMotel 6 Anaheim Maingate
Arrived on a Super Shuttle from LAX which took about 40 mins to pick us up, but only took about an hour to get to the hotel.
Check in was painless, and we went up to our room. This was a cheap motel room so we did not expect help with cases, and none was offered; however there is a lift.
Room was big and clean with a super king bed and ample pillows. Bathroom nice although shower was fixed head. Temperature and pressure of shower decent. Plenty of places to hang towels etc and air con unit functioned well without too much noise. Yep, first impressions very good.
Big pool that was seeing a lot of use, but we did not have time to use it.
About 5 min walk away is a shopping centre with a few retail shops, plus some restaurants, but it was all a bit deserted and weird, despite being very new looking. Has an ATM, as does hotel, but for both we had to pay a usage fee.
South of hotel one block is a 7-11 which was useful; although it is not in a convenient direction for Disney. We could not find any quick and easy places to grab a snack/breakfast for Disney, so used the vending machines in the hotel which together with the free coffee/tea/hot chocolate sufficed for late night snacks and breakfast.
So continuing from 7-11 we walked to the Angels Stadium for a game (they beat the Red Sox), taxi back for about $10.
Next day up early for Disney California Adventure. We asked the hotel to call us a cab, which they did and it showed up in about 5 mins, and took us to park in about 10 mins (could not drive as the crow flies, so takes longer than you would think). Walking can be done in 15 to 20 mins which we did both evenings after Disney.
Had a great day in California Adventure, back to room, which had been made up, but was quite stuffy. Air con and open window to the rescue and all fine.
Next day got the hotel to call a cab again. Worth mentioning that they are very busy in mornings and often understaffed, with only one receptionist. Bearing in mind you have people checking-in, paying for extra days, asking for cabs, and asking general questions; they really do need more people. We also asked hotel to reconfirm our booking with Graylie tours for the next day, which they did once they had dealt with other people in the queue.
We were able to borrow a hairdryer from reception and the TV in our room was very good with plenty of channels. Did not get much use from us though.
Wifi was not free and therefore I have docked a dot, as this is to be expected nowadays and featured in the other Motel 6 we used on this trip (Hollywood).
We had no noise issues at night.
Disneyland was proper busy. We were glad we got there at about 8am, but from 9 onwards the park was rammed and from about midday it was ridiculous. Probably our least enjoyable Disney day (compared to Hong Kong, Tokyo, Paris and LA California Adventure). We did still do a fair few rides and see some shows, but the queues for everything and lack of ability to walk quickly from place to place was irritating.
We checked out at about 8:30 the final day, and reception called our tour company to check progress as they were running late; which again was good service.
Would recommend this place as ticks all the boxes, low cost (although I see it is now quite a lot more than it was when we reserved it in August 2014), staff helpful and walkable to Disney.
I think a proper taxi would be cheaper for hotel to Disney than the company they use, but only by a couple of bucks.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
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