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 Hilton Garden Inn located at 11777 Harbor Boulevard in Garden Grove. I talk in detail about my stay there on the December 11, 2014 podcast, but continue below for pictures and information.
When I stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn, they were just finishing up a renovation. The lobby was completed, as was the room I stayed in, but some floors were still blocked off and there were dumpsters in the parking lot. By now though, the work should be done and the entire complex will be fresh and new.
I stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn on the Monday of Thanksgiving week and paid $98 for the night. With tax, the total came to $114.72.
The Hilton Garden Inn is located near Harbor Boulevard and Chapman Avenue. There are several sit-down restaurant options at that corner, as well as a Target store. It’s too far to walk to the Disneyland Resort, but Anaheim Resort Transportation picks up nearby.
Parking is $12 a night and because of construction, the lot was very crowed. However, we checked in late and were only staying one night, so they waived the parking fee for us.
All the rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn are standard, with either 1 King or 2 Queen beds. I found the beds themselves to be average and the pillows to be slightly less than average.
The rooms have been newly decorated in natural colors, but some of the old touches (ex. popcorn ceilings) remained.
There was a dresser with lots of storage, a desk and another unit that housed the appliances, which included a fridge, microwave and Keurig coffee maker.
Of course, the great thing about newly renovated rooms, and this one is no different, is that there were plenty of power outlets for cellphones and laptops.
The bathroom was fairly standard, with sink, toilet and tub all in one room.
Everything was new and the amenities were name-brand, but the linens were average.
The pool and hot tub were right off the breakfast room and near the parking lot (and Harbor Boulevard), but there were plenty of trees and bushes to provide privacy. The new patio furniture was also very nice.
The fitness center was very nice as well.
WiFi was provided free of charge.
Breakfast was NOT included in the cost of the room, but was offered for $12.95 in an area just off the lobby.
There was plenty of seating for those who wanted to enjoy breakfast before leaving the hotel.
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.
The rooms are newly renovated at the Hilton Garden Inn, but still average (apart from the Keurig). With the lack of breakfast and the parking charge, I think you may be able to do better in this price/quality range.
That said, if you are looking for something in the Hilton family of hotels and are looking for something out of the hustle & bustle of the theme park area, you or your travel agent might want to consider the Hilton Garden Inn.