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. This time, I take a look at the SpringHill Suites located at 1801 South Harbor Boulevard. I talk in detail about my stay there on the November 13, 2014 podcast, but continue below for pictures and information.
This SpringHill Suites was just a few weeks old when I stayed there, so there were some kinks that needed to be worked out, but you can’t beat the Harbor & Katella location.
I stayed at the SpringHill Suites on the first Sunday in November. I booked at the very last minute and was able to snag an amazing AAA Grand Opening rate of $111. The total with tax was $129.93. The hotel may still be running Grand Opening specials, so it’s worth a look.
As I said, the SpringHill Suites is located on the southwest corner of Harbor Boulevard and Katella Avenue, just south of the Disneyland Resort. There is a CVS Pharmacy and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in the same building. The Anaheim Resort Transportation picks up on the northeast corner, but the walk to the Parks is not bad at all.
Parking is $14 a night and is located in an underground garage and there is plenty of it.
Beds were new and very comfortable. Rooms come with either a King or two Queens plus a sofa bed. Rooms with bunk beds are also available.
As the hotel is brand now, the rooms are in great condition.
The room is very large and broke into three parks. The first area was a sitting area with the couch (sofa bed) on one side and a desk on the other. The middle area contained the bathroom on one side and a unit that contained the refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker plus two luggage racks. The last area had the beds, plus a dresser and armoire. There was plenty of storage!
The bathroom was all contained behind a single sliding door and was typically sized, except for the walk-in shower. Families should be aware that there was no tub in the room.
A large lit mirror was very nice, but I did find the counter a bit high for me. Paul Mitchell shampoo and conditioner was provided, along with a lemon sage lotion and two different bars of soap.
The pool and fitness center are on the fifth floor with windows facing south with a great view of the back of Disney California Adventure.
WiFi was provided free of charge and I had no issues with it. An upgraded internet package was also available. There were plenty of outlets in the room, including an awesome one on the nightstand.
Breakfast was offered near the lobby and consisted of your typical continental breakfast offerings, plus make-your-own waffles, scrambled eggs and Canadian bacon. For me, breakfast was the only low point of my stay. I don’t think they had breakfast quite figured out yet. It seemed like items were missing, plus other items weren’t replenished in a timely manner.
There was plenty of room for seating in the breakfast area.
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 detailed thoughts.
I really enjoyed my stay at the SpringHill Suites and wouldn’t hesitate to stay there again.
If you’re looking for a hotel close to the Disneyland Resort, especially if you have a larger family, you or your travel agent should definitely consider the SpringHill Suites.