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 Candy Cane Inn located at 1747 South Harbor Boulevard. I talk in detail about my stay there on the September 18, 2014 podcast, but continue below for pictures and information.
Fan favorite Candy Cane Inn is family owned and has been around for over 57 years.
I visited the Candy Cane Inn on a busy Friday night in mid-September. With a AAA discount, I paid $122.00 per night before tax ($142.74 per night total) for a two queen bed room. They offer the same rate to Disneyland annual passholders. At checkout, guests are given a reward certificate good for $10 per night off their next stay, which you are able to combine with other discounts.
The Candy Cane Inn is located near the northwest corner of Harbor and Katella, a short walk to the Disneyland Resort. There’s a gift shop next door and a 7-Eleven on the corner. While the walk isn’t bad at all, the Candy Cane Inn offers a free bus to and from Disneyland, running every half hour.
Parking is free and there is plenty of it.
I booked a Standard Room with 2 Queen Beds. All Candy Cane Inn rooms, except some accessible rooms, come with 2 Queen Beds. Slightly larger Deluxe Room and concierge-style Premium rooms are also available.
The Candy Cane Inn keeps their rooms up very well and had I not recognized some of the furniture from previous stays, I would’ve guessed that the room had been newly refurbished.
In addition to the 2 Queen Beds, there was, a nightstand, an armoire, and a small round table with two chairs. The decor was vaguely tropical with tan walls, orange pillows and pale green bedspreads with a floral print. Shutters on the windows add to the feel.
My only issue with the room was the lack of power outlets where you need them.
The outlet behind the nightstand was in a great location, but it was loose and my cord wouldn’t stay plugged in.
The bathroom was fairly standard, with the tub and toilet in a separate room. The vanity had plenty of counter space, but also featured cabinets underneath for additional storage.
Candy Cane Inn goes all out on the bathroom product, with the standard shampoo, conditioner and lotion, plus two different bars of soap, a souvenir comb and a convenience kit.
The Candy Cane Inn has a nicely decorated pool and two hot tubs.
WiFi was provided free of charge and I had no issues with it.
The Candy Cane Inn was one of the first hotels to offer an expanded continental breakfast that includes fruit, croissants, toast, bagels, danish, donuts, muffins, cereal, hard boiled eggs and yogurt, plus coffee, juice, milk and hot chocolate.
There is seating both in the breakfast room and out on the pool deck.
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’m a big fan of the Candy Cane Inn and it was my go-to motel for many years. It’s a fan favorite and deserves to be.
If you are looking for a nice, quite boutique motel, you or your travel agent should check out the Candy Cane Inn.