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 Cortona Inn and Suites located at 2029 South Harbor Boulevard. I talk in detail about my stay there on the August 21, 2014 podcast, but continue below for pictures and information.
The Cortona Inn offers a competitive rate and a convention area location. While there are some construction issues right now, it’s definitely worth checking out.
I visited the Cortona Inn on a Tuesday night in mid-August. With a AAA discount, I paid $106.20 per night before tax, fees and resort fee ($135.89 per night total) for a two queen bed room. Their website also offered a special rate for last minute travelers that was similar to the AAA discount.
The Cortona Inn is southeast of the Anaheim Convention Center, between the Clarion Hotel and the new Hyatt Place (currently under construction). It’s also across the street from the Toy Story Parking Lot. In my opinion, it’s on the outside edge of walking distance, however there is an Anaheim Resort Transportation stop nearby.
Parking (including valet parking) is included in the $9.95 resort fee. The parking lot was overflowing, so valet parking might be the best option.
I only booked a room with 2 queen beds, however we were given an upgrade to a room with 2 queens, bunk beds and a sofa bed. The bedding was very nice, though a little too shiny and gold for my taste.
Except for a few items, the room seemed newly refurbished, with nice carpets, bedding and window covering, plus new furniture (except for the tv stand/dresser).
I also get the feeling that the refurbishment wasn’t quite finished as the bunk bed unit was sitting about a foot from the wall and the electrical outlet on the wall behind it was missing its plate.
Also unusual was the power outlet that was partially covered by the headboard.
The only maintenance issue I noticed was that the closet door wouldn’t stay on its rollers and was very difficult to open and close.
The bathroom was pretty standard, with the tub and toilet in one room, and the sink outside in the main area. It was simple, but seemed newly refurbished.
The Cortona didn’t provide separate shampoo and conditioner, but featured two different bars of soap AND body wash.
The pool and hot tub were small and very simple, with space for just a few chairs.
WiFi was provided free of charge and I had no issues with it. There was also a “business center” in the lobby.
The Cortona Inn offered an expanded continental breakfast, with the standard pastries, cereal and fruit, plus sausage, egg, potatoes and toaster waffles. The breakfast area is good sized, but was VERY busy and we were unable to get a table.
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.
Despite the little quirks with the room, if you have a car, the Cortona Inn might be a good option for you…though you might want to check to see if the construction at the Hyatt Place next door is finished.
If you are looking for somewhere with a nice room for a good rate, you or your travel agent should check out the Cortona Inn.