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Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel Review: Best Western Plus Pavilions

Best Western Plus Pavilions Anaheim is a Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel that is roughly a 20 minute walk from the park gates. While in a different location than many of the Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotels, Best Western Plus Pavilions was a simple walk away from the resort.  In this review, we’ll cover the rooms, amenities and location of the hotel, as well as our thoughts on the value.

If you’ve stayed at a Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel before then you likely know that locations can really vary. There are some hotels that are across the street, closer than the official Disney hotels. Then there are some that are more than a mile away. Unfortunately, Best Western Plus Pavilions falls in the latter category.

The Google Maps walking distance is a bit of a misnomer. We walked from the hotel to Disneyland Drive and had no issue going all the way down the street. In fact, on the way back, you can go through the Grand Californian and it’s a relatively quick walk – around 15 minutes and less than a mile. Still, this isn’t exactly across the street on Harbor and the Downtown Disney security area can be frustrating.

I wouldn’t call the Best Western Plus Pavilions location a negative but you can find far better among Good Neighbor hotels. But does the hotel make up for a sup-optimal location in other ways?

Taken from the Best Western Plus Pavilion website

This good neighbor hotel is a classic motel setup, with a fairly big parking lot and entrance to rooms on the outside. The outside of the building is green and I’ll just say that green isn’t my favorite color. That said, the interior lobby was surprisingly spacious and the staff was extremely kind and accommodating. Let’s move on to the rooms.

Best Western Pavilions beds room

Our room had two queen beds, which were pretty comfortable. Honestly, I slept on average less than five hours a night that trip so rocks would have been a fine mattress. But as far as hotel mattresses go, this one was decent. As for the color scheme in the room, I’m not sure what it was. There are 3 different shades of brown (is that brown?) on the bed alone. Decorating left some to be desired. Weirdly enough, this is far from the ugliest hotel room I’ve seen in Anaheim.

Best Western Pavilions TV

A fairly small TV but not terrible. I actually like the table and chairs quite a bit and they would be a fine place to sit and work if you needed to do that for a few hours before or after park time.

Best Western Pavilions closet

Just over from the table and chairs was a closet and small kitchenette. The room had pretty much everything you could want, even if it wasn’t the easiest on the eyes. It used the space well and was very accommodating.

Best Western Pavilions sink

The sink area is surprisingly large and gives ample space for someone to get ready in the morning. As you can see, the sink is outside of the bathroom, earning it the Wandering in Disney stamp of approval (stamp not found).

Best Western Pavilions shower bathroom

And of course, the obligatory toilet and shower picture. It was a pretty good bathroom but all hotel bathrooms are mostly okay. Considering the whole room was somewhat ugly, the bathroom appeared to be the newest redesign in the room. It looked slightly more modern than the rest of the room.

Overall the room won’t win any awards for design but it was pretty large and featured all the in-room amenities that someone would need. It was also clean, which isn’t always the case with these hotels.

Best Western Pavilions pool hot tub

As far as other amenities go, the hotel did have an outdoor pool and hot tub. For residing in a parking lot, the pool was surprisingly secluded and was a decent size. Same goes for the hot tub. Like the room, the pool area isn’t a huge plus but is practical and nicer than many other pools at budget hotels in the area. There’s also an exercise room with a few machines and an office if you need to print something off.

This unassuming hotel isn’t going to wow guests in any area and that shows in the cost. Generally coming in around at $100/night, Best Western Plus Pavilions is one of the cheaper options that is still a palatable place to stay. In other words, save some money and you shouldn’t have to worry about bed bugs or other diseases! What a deal.

Best Western Pavilions parking lot

Jokes aside, Best Western Plus Pavilions makes up for a lack of modern design thanks to just how functional and accommodating it is. Not only does it come in at a lower price while still offering decent amenities and an okay location, there is also free parking, free breakfast at an on-site Denny’s, and free bag storage on the day of check-out. The resort fee is very low relative to other Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotels.

All of this leads to a very decent hotel. Best Western Plus Pavilions isn’t our top recommendation for Disneyland hotels but it is middle of the pack and a good way to save money if you’re on a budget.

Overall Rating – 7/10

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