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    Best Western Pavilions or Raffles

    I am planning a trip at the end of July for 2 adults and 4 teens. Looking at Best Westerns as we have some gift cards to use. Both BW Pavilions and BW Raffles have rooms with 5 beds and 2 bathrooms - need that for the teenagers. The walk to the park looks about the same for both. Which would you recommend and why?

    Thanks for any insight.


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    Best Western Pavilions or Raffles

    We just got back from a stay at Pavilion and I love it! For the breakfast they give you a Denny’s voucher. You have to eat at Denny’s, no to go orders just keep that in mind.

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    If you don't want to walk to/from the main gate, the take the ART shuttle bus.

    • BW Plus Raffles is served by ART Route #1 and #2, as its own named stop.

    • BW Plus Pavilions is served by ART Route #9, as its own named stop.

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    At home in the hills candles71's Avatar
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    Well, if you can still enter Downtown Disney near the hotels it's a mile to the ticket booths (ish, we used to cut through the Grand) from Pavillions.
    Raffles you can use the Toy Story shuttles. The biggest draw back here is the line at night to board the shuttle takes longer than just walking it. My kids like the Cortona, which is down that way. They will ride the shuttle to the park in the morning and often walk back.


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    Thanks for your replies. We decided to book at Pavilions because they had 4 real beds not a sofa bed or bunk beds.

    The other adult has an annual pass with parking. Do you think it would be quicker to just walk from Pavilions or to park in the Disneyland parking lot? Don't really want to do the ART passes as that will add $66 for the 2 days we would use them and that is not in our budget.


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    At home in the hills candles71's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by EmmasMom View Post
    Thanks for your replies. We decided to book at Pavilions because they had 4 real beds not a sofa bed or bunk beds.

    The other adult has an annual pass with parking. Do you think it would be quicker to just walk from Pavilions or to park in the Disneyland parking lot? Don't really want to do the ART passes as that will add $66 for the 2 days we would use them and that is not in our budget.
    If you can still enter into Downtown Disney, it's faster to not deal with traffic into the structure and dealing with the tram.

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    Best Western Pavilions or Raffles

    Honestly we walked there (you can no longer cut through the grand hotel entrance) and took Uber /lyft back. It was like $5 and can seat up to 4. Just something to keep in mind, I personally would rather do that then the bus.

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    Follow up report - We stayed at Best Western Pavilions on Aug 1 & 2. The room was clean and in good repair. It was actually two rooms with a long accordion partition that could be closed between them. With 2 adults and 4 teenagers, it was nice to have the 4 real beds and 2 full bathrooms. It had one microwave and one fridge. The cost was $197.10 per night plus tax, AAA rate. That was cheaper than getting 2 rooms for $125 - $135 per room. The room was on the second floor toward the street but we didn't hear much street noise. Didn't have time to use the pool. The walk wasn't too bad. Cross the street, Katella, and walk through the employee lot and Downtown Disney. It took us about 20 minutes with the security check.

    The only negative was the breakfast. They only give 2 Denny's breakfast vouchers per room per night no matter how many people in the room. We brought cereal, milk and juice with us. Some went to Denny's and some just ate the cereal and went to the park at opening. Those that ate the breakfast said it was OK. Would have preferred an onsite breakfast for all like most Best Westerns have.

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    Registered User missm's Avatar
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    With the vouchers, can you save some for other days or are they marked with the date? We are thinking about booking there but will have 3 people, that's frustrating about the vouchers only being for 2 people.


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    They are stamped with the date. We did not ask if we could have the date changed to use all on one day. I read on some online reviews that they will not change them but you could ask.


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    Registered User missm's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by EmmasMom View Post
    They are stamped with the date. We did not ask if we could have the date changed to use all on one day. I read on some online reviews that they will not change them but you could ask.
    Thank you. We only will be doing breakfast one day of the trip with the vouchers. I guess if we have to pay for the 3rd meal it's not that bad.

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