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most every room is for 4 people. we are a family of 6 wanting to stay right close to the gates. does anyone have any suggestions? thanks
01-04-2006, 10:02 PM
I believe a couple of the 'suite' hotels across the way can accomodate 4+ but you have to really search. For example, when I searched at the DLR website, it wouldn't let me choose a room for more than 4 people at some hotels. If you go directly to the hotel website, you get a more accurate picture of the rooms available. Some have two queens + sofa sleeper, which could work for 6 people. It all depends on how 'close' you want to be :)
We had a kids' suite at Best Western Raffles in November - there was a queen bed in the front room & bunk beds + sleeper sofa in the back room. We took the ART to/from the park everyday; it was between 5-10 minutes each morning and about 15-20 getting back. We bought a 5 day pass for $12 (adults & kids 10+) because the walk would be too much for our smaller kids, though it's not quite 1/2 a mile.
01-05-2006, 12:04 AM
We too are a family of 6, so I understand your predicament. We were told by DL bookings that the capacity of rooms was set by the fire marshall. That being said, we have stayed in Suite hotels.
The Best Western Park Place Inn is right across the street from the main entrance. I have not personally stayed there, but several friends have and say that it is nice.
01-05-2006, 06:06 AM
The Park Inn International - If that's still the name - it looks like a Castle and is right next to the Carousel Inn or Harbor. We've stayed in a Suite that sleeps 8 and only ran $135. Last time we stayed there was 3 years ago, so I'm sure rates have increased.
01-05-2006, 06:12 AM
Check with Desert Suites and Inns, they have family suites ...we stayed in one that officially slept 6 a few years ago for a very reasonable rate, I know another padder mentioned that she and her family of 10 have a 3 room suite there for later this year.
01-05-2006, 06:18 AM
Try the Portofino. They have suites called the kids suites that have a seperated section in the back with bunk beds for two, and a "living room" that has a sleeper sofa for two, then the "bedroom" around the corner that sleeps two. They are on the corner of Harbour and Katella within walking distance of DL, but they also have a free shuttle every 15 minutes. And when I stayed there the price was pretty good. Here's the link:
01-05-2006, 07:42 AM
When I was there, there was some sort of a guide with all the otels, and many of them had special family suites, which could sleep at least 6, but of course I don't remember which ones, and I don't think I still have the guide...
01-05-2006, 07:42 AM
We stayed at the Desert Palms last March w/our family of 5. It's on the corner of Harbor & Katella. Walking distance, or you can also walk and pick up one of the Lion King trams. Our room had two queens and then a sunken living room type area w/a sleeper sofa and table w/4 chairs. There were two TVs, refridge & microwave. We were happy there. Their continental breakfast isn't good... but everything else was fine by us. Our rate was just over $100 a night thru Expedia.
01-05-2006, 10:16 AM
A couple of years ago we stayed at the Carousel Inn and Suites. We had a 2 room suite which consisted of 3 queen beds and the room also had 2 full baths. We booked the room thru a travel agent but I noticed that you can book it cheaper directly thru the hotel....also the walk to the main entrance from the Carousel is right across the street.
i have left the info with a travel agant and havent heard back yet. thanks y'all.
01-05-2006, 07:14 PM
We stayed at the Del Sol Inn in October, we have 4 kids. Their family "suites" are 2 rooms with a connecting door. We had 4 queen beds, 2 bathrooms, TV's, 2 microwaves and 2 fridges. After reading many varying reviews we decided to stay there, right across from DL, we would definetly stay there again. The rooms were clean, and if you don't expect much more than a motel room(although their rooms are bigger than average) you won't be disappointed.
01-05-2006, 09:04 PM
We stayed at the Dolphin Cove Resort. It is actually a time share, but if there are openings you can make reservations if you do not belong. It is basicly apartments that were made into a resort. We had a 2 bedroom unit and it had a complete kitchen and dining area and two baths. From now on this is the only place we will stay at.
01-08-2006, 03:43 PM
It is not on Harbor, but the Anabella was able to sleep 6, although I must say that my sister and her daughter stayed at the hotel one night unexpectedly, so the room was only booked for 4. I believe they will allow for 5 on the reservation but if the 6th person is a child, you could probably swing it.
It was a mini suite or a junior suite, can not remember which. It had a queen size bed (me and the 2 kids slept in), a sleeper sofa (my sister and her daughter slept in) and also a separate very small room with a twin bed (my mom slept in) and fridge. It was very comfortable and nice rooms. The bathrooms were huge. If you can not fit 3 kids in the queen bed, then the room could easily accomodate a roll-away bed or a pack-n-play. I am just not sure if they offered them or not.
The only drawback to the Anabella was that there are no elevators leading to the second or third floor. Only stairs. The walk is not bad. It is about 15 minutes. It is just a bit farther than walking from the Paradise Pier. Good luck.
01-08-2006, 09:25 PM
How old is everyone? As for us we have 4 young kids and we stayed at the Tropicana Inn and Suites. They do have suites that sleep 6 but we stay in a regular room with 2 queen beds. The oldest slept on a roll away bed. It was just fine since we spent 14 hours at the park each day.
We also like this hotel because it is right across from the maingate enterance.
01-15-2006, 07:47 AM
eryn: Just wondering what hotel you decided on?
I booked us in at the Candy Cane and now we're considering taking my niece. I'm pretty the Cane doesn't have any rooms that they'll allow 6 in.
We are actually 3 adults and 3 kids. We got 2 reg rooms that my agent found for the hojo's at 76$ each a night. Cheaper for me and my girlfreind sharing.(38 each night for 7 nights) The other person coming with added himself late and so he was expecting to have to pay a bit more. Nd were gonna try and get connecting or at least next door rooms. I have read some great stuff about the manager willie simpson. sounds like a bonus to talk to him. And hojos is also a first for me and it definatly sounds like its worth a try. Thank you all very much for all your info. I do plan on doing more trips with extra people so i'll definatly now have some great planning info!
01-15-2006, 12:18 PM
Best Western Park Place Inn, closest hotel to the main gate. They have "mini suites" that have two queen beds and a sleeper sofa. Perfect for 6. Small refrigerator and microwave in room, too. Free continental breakfast at the resteraunt next door is included.
01-15-2006, 05:38 PM
The Park Vue Inn, as close as you can get to the park, has a "Two Family Suite" that looks like it will provide you what you need...
01-16-2006, 10:12 AM
My ex stayed at BW Park Place Inn with his new wife, 2 step kids and our 2 girls (total of 6).
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01-16-2006, 01:37 PM
Look at Homewood Suites. They aren't on Harbor, but, 3 miles from DL with a bus that takes you there. They have a bedroom which you can have either a king bed or 2 queens. And, the couch in the living room is a sleeper sofa. :)