Located about a 3-minute drive from Disneyland Resort and a 12-minute trip from the Anaheim Convention Center by bus, the Stanford Inn & Suites Anaheim (formerly the Comfort Inn Maingate Anaheim) is suitable for business or vacation travellers who require a well-priced hotel with a free breakfast and an outdoor pool near Disneyland.
Each of this smoke-free hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, an in-room safe, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a living area with a sofabed, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Rooms with bunk beds, a separate bedroom, an additional bathroom and a desk are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms.
The hotel also offers an outdoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness room, a tour desk, a business centre, guest laundry, a picnic area, a free breakfast and free parking. A Disney shuttle is offered nearby and charges apply (please contact the hotel for details). Pets are not permitted.
Knots Berry Farm is about a 13-minute drive from the hotel, while Angel Stadium of Anaheim can be found 6 minutes away by car. The Shops at Anaheim GardenWalk are roughly a 3-minute drive away and John Wayne Airport (SNA) is a 15-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, no pets, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: December 19, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's value, location, rooms and staff.
The hotel's value was praised by many lodgers. They described the rates as affordable, economical, reasonable and budget friendly, and also cited the hotel's free breakfast as adding to the hotel's overall worth.
Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel's location. They found it close to Disneyland, public transit, the Anaheim Convention Center, restaurants and shopping. It should be noted, however, that a few patrons found the hotel was not within walking distance of Disneyland, while others did.
The hotel's accommodations were enjoyed by several reviewers. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, quiet and well maintained, with comfortable beds and pillows and good Wi-Fi signals. A few patrons had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).
Several travellers were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay. They characterized the staff as friendly, helpful and responsive.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms and noise transfer.
Although the majority of guests were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms, a few lodgers criticized their accommodations. They reported dirty carpets, worn decor, musty odours, some plumbing issues and small bathrooms.
Noise disturbances were mentioned by a few reviewers. They reported noise from guests in adjacent rooms and rooms overhead, as well as some street noise.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4 out of 5 with a 92% recommendation rate from 668 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #35 of 111 Anaheim hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 332 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.2 out of 10 from 96 reviews.
The author called the hotel on December 19, 2013 to verify some information.