This is part of a series of blogs and coordinating DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition podcast segments focusing on the off-property establishments near the Disneyland Resort collectively known as Good Neighbor Hotels. This time, I take a look at the Anabella Hotel located at 1030 West Katella Avenue. I talk in detail about my stay there on the June 26, 2014 podcast, but continue below for pictures and information.
The Anabella Hotel was “created from a group of smaller hotels in 2003. The lush landscaping and occasional online deals make it a favorite among Disneyland visitors (and locals looking for a night away).
I visited The Anabella Hotel on a Wednesday night in mid-June. With a AAA discount, I paid $125.96 per night before tax, fees and parking ($169.69 per night total) for a single queen bed room. This seems to be a bit high for this room.
The Anabella Hotel is on the corner of Katella and West, next door to a Tiffy’s restaurant. It’s only a 10-15 minute walk to the Disneyland Resort, so that is probably your best option, but there is a Anaheim Resort Transit stop right outside the hotel.
Parking is $15 per night.
The Anabella Hotel offers several different room styles, from the small Bella Reyna with one Queen bed to the 650-square foot Hacienda Suite.
The room I was in was nicely decorated, but was very small. The room featured a very small table and a combo dresser/tv stand. It included a small refrigerator, small coffee pot and television.
The bed was very comfortable and featured updated linens.
I had no issue with the cleanliness of the room, however I did notice a room service tray that sat in the hallway WAY too long.
The bathroom was also very small, all in one room, featuring a pedestal sink, toilet and shower. There was no tub.
Storage space in the bathroom was very limited.
The soap and conditioning shampoo were updated, as were the towels.
The Anabella Hotel has two pools, their regular pool and an adults-only pool. Both are lushly landscaped and feature bar service. The regular pool is in a nice location behind the Tangerine Grill & Patio, however the adult pool sits next to Katella Avenue.
WiFi was provided free of charge, however upgraded WiFi plans are available.
The Anabella Hotel does not provide breakfast. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is available for purchase at the on-site Tangerine Grill & Patio. Tony Spittell did a review of dinner there on the January 16, 2014 podcast.
I hope that you can use this information to help plan your vacation. Remember, this is based on a one-night stay in one room of the hotel. Be sure to check out the podcast for more thoughts.
I actually had left the Anabella disappointed. I felt I had paid way too much for a tiny room, but as I did more research for this review, my view softened. You can probably get a better (family) sized room for not much more money if you don’t wait until the last minute and pay too much like I did.
There are lots of fans of The Anabella, and I can see what they like in it. You or your travel agent should watch for specials, book a few months out and definitely give the Anabella a try.