Disneyland Area Hotel Review – SpringHill Suites

| November 24, 2014 | Reply

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.

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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.

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PRICE

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.

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LOCATION

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.

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PARKING

Parking is $14 a night and is located in an underground garage and there is plenty of it.

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BEDS

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.

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ROOMS

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!

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BATHROOM

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.

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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.

POOLS/FITNESS

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.

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WIFI/ELECTRONICS

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.

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BREAKFAST

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.

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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.



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