Many of us want to take our children on a Disneyland vacation. Unfortunately many of us need to do it on an extremely tight budget. I was on such a budget and many of the hotels close to the park where very expensive. I am writing this hotel review to make sure everyone knows the best budget lodgings close to Disneyland in Anaheim, CA.
First thing I started searching the Internet for affordable hotels. Many of the ones that were budget friendly, were also many miles from the Disney Parks. I needed a cheap comfortable hotel with-in walking distance. So I was really getting discouraged thinking we would not be able to make the trip. Finally I stumbled onto the Candy Cane Inn, it was the most affordable hotel I found.
Candy Cane Inn is located right next door to the Disneyland property, with a very short walk down to the main entrance or to Downtown Disney. This sounded to good to be true I thought. How can an affordable hotel be so close?
We were a family of four traveling with another family of five, so we needed an extremely affordable hotel. So I checked and re-checked the rates that I was saw for Candy Cane Inn. Finally deciding their website was wrong, I gave them a call. The website was not wrong, it would only cost $104 after taxes and fees. I was told even though there was nine of us they would not charge extra for the children and toddlers.
With the adults and little ones in two queen sized beds, and the older children in sleeping bags it was the best budget lodging ever. Portable beds where offered for the kids, but we decided against them. Because of the extra room they would need.
We arrived roughly at noon but check-in was not until 3pm. They let us do a pre check in and park our cars there, instead of making us leave the park at 3pm to check in. Also they do not charge for parking, some of the hotels in the area charge up to $20 a day. This is also beneficial because Disney charges a daily fee to park on their lot too. Walking between the Candy Cane Inn and Disneyland will result in a lot of money saved. If you do not want to walk especially at night there is a shuttle operating every 30 minutes between the two.
The kids really enjoyed the heated swimming pool outside, that even a wading area for the little ones. They even ate the free breakfast offered by the hotel. Most kids can be picky, and the free breakfasts does not offer many items to choose from. But at Candy Cane Inn there where all kind of yummy choices, they even offered hot foods.
They offer all the normal amenities high priced hotels do coffee maker in the room, cable TV, coin laundry, free exercise room, safety deposit boxes, and even free Internet access. Even though Candy Cane is a very affordable hotel.
So if you have been looking for a cheap comfortable hotel for a Disney Land vacation. Candy Cane Inn is the best budget lodging in Anaheim, CA.
Candy Cane Inn
1747 South Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92802