Wyndham Anaheim is a Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel that is roughly a 15 minute walk away from the Disneyland Resort. Located on the corner of Harbor and Katella, Wyndham Anaheim was built in 1999 and refurbished in 2018. In this review, we’ll cover the rooms, amenities and location of the hotel, as well as our thoughts on the value that Wyndham Anaheim offers.
I know Wyndham is one of the more popular hotel brands around but I do not enjoy typing that name out as many times as this review will have me do it. You know those words on a keyboard that seem a little more tedious? That’s Wyndham for me! Putting quibbles about things that don’t matter at all aside, Wyndham Anaheim fits in aesthetically with the other hotels around. Kitty cornered from the convention center hotels and sitting beside Anaheim GardenWalk, there’s a modern look to both this and the next door Hotel Indigo.
The vast array of hotel types up and down Harbor Boulevard is pretty interesting. From the mom & pop hotels to the large chain hotels, there are castles, boutique, roadside motels and standard options. Wyndham Anaheim fits into the latter category but has a bit more character than some of the big chains.
As for location, the walk is a pretty easy 15 minutes away from Disneyland’s gates. This is an average spot to be located, neither an asset or a deterrent from staying here. I do prefer this location to the slightly less convenient convention center hotels. It’s also directly across the street from 7-11 so that’s another point in favor of the Wyndham.
I’ve said in all of our other Good Neighbor Hotel Reviews that location is a top factor when deciding where to stay because so much time is spent in the park. That remains true and is all about give and take. Would you rather have a slightly nicer room and amenities while adding an extra 10 minutes of walking both ways? Wyndham is close enough to where that becomes a hard question and will likely depend on the guest.
Taking a look at the room, it’s not overly impressive. There’s a lot of brown tones which would not be my pick. To be fair, I liked the view from the other side better (pictured below). On the plus, the room was comfortable, clean and everything was up to date. That’s some of the trade-off you get for being not quite as close to the resort.
There’s some artwork from this side of the room that livens it up a little bit. The chair is in an awkward spot but could be used for some window viewing! The headboards remind me of marshmallows or maybe I’m just hungry.
The TV was an average size and the desk has ample space if you’re working remotely or typing out a long blog post about a hotel. I think the walls in the room are just dull and could use an accent. The paintings help but I’m not sure I love those.
The bathroom was the bright spot of the room, both literally and figuratively. The walls were a different color and the floorplan was open, even with a limited space.
I love a walk-in shower in a hotel room and that’s what is offered here. The water pressure wasn’t as high as some but that’s a minor quibble. All in all, the bathrooms felt like the most up-to-date aspect of the room and were well done.
The room as a whole was a mixed bag. I don’t particularly like the aesthetics and I find the whole thing pretty forgettable. On the other hand, the bed was comfortable and there was plenty of space even if you had four people in the room. Like the location, I wouldn’t say the room is an asset or liability for Wyndham Anaheim.
What we did enjoy were the hotel’s amenities. In the wide open lobby there is a Starbucks with several breakfast options. Getting this here in the morning instead of the park will save you tons of time. The lobby is comfortable and pretty with pops of blue balancing out the wood tones. There’s also grab & go snacks for those late night moments where you forgot to stop at 7-11.
The pool and hot tub were on the smaller side but nicer than many of the hotels around. To go along with the area, there was plenty of shaded lounge seating to go around. This is a nice spot to take an afternoon break from the parks. There’s also an exercise room if you’re into that sort of thing.
Wyndham Anaheim is one of the few hotels in the area to offer free parking to those staying at the hotel. This is a nice perk and goes along with the quality service that we received at the hotel. Wifi was also free, as it should be, and there was no resort fee. While these are small things, they are definite marks in the hotel’s favor.
As for the price, rooms start for as low as $130/night. You’re more likely to find them in the $150 range and, like everywhere else around Disneyland, prices will fluctuate depending on how busy the time of year you’re going is. This feels like a pretty standard value to me and I wouldn’t recommend spending much over $150 for the hotel. But, if you find it at that price, or lower, then this becomes one of the better places to book among the Anaheim hotels we’ve stayed at.
Overall, I liked Wyndham Anaheim but wasn’t blown away. I think it surpasses most of the convention center hotels due to location and offers nicer amenities than those right across the street from Disneyland. It fits into the SunCoast and Hotel Indigo category of Good Neighbor Hotels but I like both of those options slightly better. Still, for the right price you could do much worse than Wyndham Anaheim.
Overall Rating – 8/10
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