Hotels in Anaheim Area

by Nicholas Katers

Visitors to the Anaheim area stay busy with sports, shopping and family entertainment. Anaheim is home to professional sports teams including the National Hockey League’s Ducks and Major League Baseball’s Angels. The Shops at Anaheim GardenWalk features a bowling alley, upscale restaurants and a full-service salon. Families can frequent rides at Anaheim theme parks like Knott’s Adventure Park and Disneyland. These destinations are surrounded by hotels with accommodations and amenities to fit any traveler’s needs.

All-Suite Hotels

The Anaheim area has several all-suite hotels that accommodate families and groups of friends. The Ayres Hotel Anaheim encourages guests to meet at the free daily breakfast buffet and weekday cocktail receptions. Guests can avoid costly restaurants by using utensils, dishware and appliances in their suite kitchens. The TownePlace Suites by Marriott Anaheim introduces guests to local destinations with discounted gym passes and restaurant coupons at the front desk. This all-suite property maintains a picnic patio with grills and benches for outdoor dining.

Independent Hotels

Travelers can support locally owned businesses in the Anaheim area by booking rooms at independent hotels. The Jolly Roger Anaheim Hotel outfits its rooms with stuffed Disney characters and images from Disneyland in recognition of the local attraction. Guests are able to enjoy the California sun at the hotel’s outdoor pool and cabana. Another option is the Eden Roc Inn & Suites, which accommodates guests in standard rooms and three-room king suites. This property encourages guests to relax with magazines, couches and free wireless Internet in the lobby.

Chain Hotels

Chain hotels in the Anaheim area allow guests to kick back between trips to local attractions. Tourists staying at the Anaheim Marriott can burn calories on treadmills and elliptical machines in the first-floor gym. The lobby connects guests to dining at JW’s Steakhouse and drinks at the Degrees Wine Bar. The Hilton Anaheim provides services ranging from currency exchanges to car rental services from the front desk. This property houses Mix Restaurant’s sleek dining room as well as a large gazebo open during the spring and summer months.

Extended Stay Hotels

The Lemon Tree Hotel attracts travelers interested in extended stays in the Anaheim area. This property welcomes guests with a lobby decorated in bright colors and fresh flowers. Guests are able to replicate the comforts of home in guest suites with fully equipped kitchens and dining tables. The hotel staff sets out a bowl of fresh fruit in each suite prior to check-in. Travelers can end each day at the hotel courtyard glancing at the pond from benches and tables.

About the Author

Nicholas Katers has been a freelance writer since 2006. He teaches American history at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wis. His past works include articles for "CCN Magazine," "The History Teacher" and "The Internationalist" magazine. Katers holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in American history from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, respectively.