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Overview: Westin Anaheim Resort Luxurious Resort Close to Disneyland

Overview: Westin Anaheim Resort Luxurious Resort Close to Disneyland

The Westin Anaheim Resort is a brand new luxurious lodge close to Disneyland and Disney California Journey. It’s one among only some AAA 4 Diamond inns inside strolling distance of the theme parks. This evaluate options room images & video, ideas on facilities, and professionals & cons of reserving at this lodge versus its rivals.

Let’s begin with location, because the Westin Anaheim Resort scores some severe factors there. In case you visited Disneyland Resort in the previous few years, you may’ve seen a big crane behind Pixar Pier in Disney California Journey (DCA). This brought about some comically-absurd “rumors” about what was secretly being constructed that will make even a bus driver blush.

Really, that crane was for development of the Westin Anaheim Resort, which was being in-built plain sight on the opposite facet of Katella Avenue, proper subsequent door to the Anaheim Conference Heart. Amusing anecdote apart, this underscores the Westin Anaheim Resort’s nice location–it actually overlooks DCA, that means some visitor rooms and the rooftop have nice views.

Sadly, that doesn’t translate to proximity to the parks in sensible phrases. Which means that if you wish to stroll to Disneyland or Disney California Journey, you’re taking a look at a few 15-17 minute stroll. Although Pixar Pier is proper there, it’s important to stroll all the way in which round DCA alongside Katella and Harbor Boulevard.

Apart from that main intersection, it’s a comparatively straightforward stroll. (Sadly, the Westin is on the “incorrect” facet of Katella–however not by a lot.) Strolling is much quicker than driving or ready on a bus or Uber/Lyft from the Westin to Disneyland. You may as well stroll to Downtown Disney in about the identical period of time by heading the opposite route.

Additionally unlucky is that not each room on the Westin Anaheim Resort has an ideal view of Pixar Pier and Disney California Journey. Our room on the alternative facet of the lodge ignored a parking storage, backstage entry to the Anaheim Conference Heart, and a few dumpsters.

We additionally didn’t have a balcony, which was truthfully positive given the view. To every their very own, however I don’t sometimes prefer to savor the scene of dumpsters and parking buildings for hours on finish.

Joking apart, the Westin Anaheim Resort is clearly geared toward conventioneers and particular occasions company. That a lot is evident from its location, but in addition the clientele, facilities, and areas.

Throughout our keep, we noticed no fewer than 4 completely different marriage ceremony events. I think if an occasion have been being held on the Anaheim Conference Heart, these celebratory smiles would’ve been changed by company leaders in lanyards. To make sure, there are additionally vacationers visiting Disneyland staying right here, however the Westin positively doesn’t have the identical vibe as different inns close to Disneyland.

The completely different audience will also be felt all through the Westin Anaheim Resort.

Household-friendly inns in Anaheim go for extra “sturdy” furnishings and finishings, and infrequently are extra utilitarian and useful in nature. In contrast, the Westin is excessive finish by and thru, with sophistication and additional consideration to element in all places you look.

That is not to say that the Westin Anaheim Resort is a poor selection for households or kid-unfriendly. That’s not the case–there have been loads of households with young children right here throughout our keep. The audience is simply completely different, and with that comes a distinct environment.

In different phrases, the Westin is completely appropriate for households, even when it’s not catering on to them. This lodge is nice for households wanting posh lodging, not ones geared toward youngsters. It’s one among solely a handful of inns in Anaheim that places adults first, fairly than children. If you’d like the alternative, nearly wherever else will probably be a greater possibility.

About the one lodge close to Disneyland that’s corresponding to the Westin is the JW Marriott Anaheim Resort (pictured above), which is one other AAA 4 Diamond property. Even the Grand Californian and Disneyland lodge are very completely different than the Westin.

You will get an thought of how the Westin stacks as much as the competitors in our Disneyland Inns Critiques & Rankings submit, which covers the 50+ inns at which we’ve stayed in Anaheim. A extra concise useful resource is The place to Keep at Disneyland–that additionally weighs staying off-site versus on-site.

In a single regard, the Westin Anaheim Resort outshines each different lodge close to Disneyland: eating. There’s no fewer than a half-dozen stand out eating places on the Westin, every bringing one thing distinctive to the desk.

For environment and massive views into Disney California Journey, there’s RISE Rooftop Lounge. This bar has quite a lot of seating choices round hearth pits overlooking Incredicoaster and Pixar Pier. You may as well catch obscure views of World of Coloration or Disneyland’s fireworks from afar.

On the foyer stage is the Westin’s signature restaurant, the Tangerine Room. This location toes the road between fashionable and informal, with a menu of recent Californian dishes celebrating native, seasonal elements from Anaheim-area suppliers and an in depth international wine checklist.

The fashionable foyer lounge at The Westin Anaheim is Bar 1030. This options cocktails, specialty teas, small bites, and light-weight Californian fare. If there’s an occasion in Anaheim or on the lodge–which is just about at all times–you possibly can depend on Bar 1030 being filled with attendees.

If you wish to dine poolside, there’s Bella’s Splash Pool Bar. An alternative choice is Blossom Market & Cafe, which serves up espresso, juices, and smoothies together with seize and go objects like sandwiches and salads.

The Westin Anaheim is one thing of a mixed-use facility, with a few extra eating places flanking its entrance entrance. Whether or not these are a part of the lodge or not is a matter of perspective. Regardless, these are Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar and Puesto Mexican Restaurant. We’ve but to dine at both, however each have garnered rave opinions from pals. (Fleming’s is a sequence, so maybe you’ve dined there in one other metropolis.)

There’s additionally a poolside bar which, clearly, implies that there’s a pool.

The pool itself is unremarkable, which is per different inns within the space. Maybe there’s an Anaheim ordinance of which I’m unaware that pool areas at inns within the metropolis should be a disappointment. (I’m joking–there are a handful of inns with extra bold pool areas.)

The pool seating space is significantly extra spectacular, with quite a lot of snug lounge chairs and different seats.

There are additionally non-public cabanas which you can lease for $250 per day. I’m positive these will probably be common in some unspecified time in the future, however it was mildly amusing to see these when there was actually not a single different individual round. Actually your entire pool was our “non-public” house, no $250 upcharge essential.

One other amenity is the wonderful health middle with (actually) dozens of brand-new exercise machines, which is among the many greatest in Anaheim. We used this for about an hour every day of our keep, and there have been a grand whole of ~4 different individuals in there throughout this time. I think that when conventions are on the town, the utilization price is a bit greater.

The lodge additionally makes an attempt to attraction extra to households with its Westin Household program. There are little extras given to children, and the lodge has a self-guided scavenger hunt in addition to a every day schedule of family-friendly actions (we noticed a pool occasion–I’m unsure what else there’s). On stability, I’d say that the Westin Anaheim does a greater job of interesting to households than the JW Marriott. Each are nonetheless primarily higher-end conference middle inns, however the Westin neatly tries to cater to a number of demographics, not simply enterprise vacationers.


Marriott eradicated its mounted level charts in favor of a dynamic award pricing mannequin, however the Westin Anaheim Resort was beforehand a Class 7 property. Utilizing Marriott factors, it’s roughly on par with the oceanfront Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, which we’d take into account a far superior use of factors. It’s greater than the JW Marriott Los Angeles, which is far farther from Disneyland.

The Westin Anaheim is consistent with the JW Marriott Anaheim Resort. As in comparison with its counterparts at Walt Disney World, it’s sometimes above the JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort, Swan & Dolphin, and Swan Reserve.

We stayed on the Westin throughout the fall low season, at which period the money price made extra sense than utilizing factors. I’m barely hesitant to even submit the nightly price ($240) for the Westin throughout our keep, since anybody studying this a yr from now…and even in per week throughout the peak of Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons…or just about any time when conventions are occurring…might pay significantly extra.

With that stated, costs are nonetheless affordable as long as you guide an low season date when there are not any occasions on the town on the adjoining Anaheim Conference Heart. In case you’re contemplating the Westin Anaheim as a part of a Disneyland trip, you possibly can guide a lodge + ticket trip bundle by way of Get Away Right this moment to avoid wasting more cash. Along with the bundle low cost, some inns have ‘4th evening free’ promos. Along with their regular reductions and particular packages, it can save you an additional $10 through the use of code TOURIST at checkout.

The Westin Anaheim Resort has quite a lot of customary visitor room choices and suites.

The Westin Heavenly bedding is prime notch, with a luxurious pillowtop mattress and head-absorbing pillows. With out query, we discovered this to be the spotlight of our visitor room on the Westin.

Past the beds, different in-room facilities on the Westin Anaheim embody Keurig machines with Starbucks espresso, a mini-fridge, robes & slippers, iron & ironing board, protected, 55″ tv, Plug-In Excessive Tech room (unsure what that is), and radio.

Loos provide a hairdryer and particular person toiletries, together with cleaning soap, lotion, mouthwash, bathe cap, shampoo, conditioner, and physique wash.

Aesthetically, the rooms are in any other case positive.

Don’t get me incorrect–these rooms come throughout as greater finish, however in the event you have been to indicate me the above photograph (a good illustration of our room) and ask what tier of lodge I believed it was, I doubt I’d guess luxurious. There are some good little touches, however the Westin rooms don’t attain fairly the identical stage as these on the JW Marriott. Maybe the sophistication here’s a bit too delicate for my tastes.

It’s additionally doable I’d really feel otherwise if we had one of many rooms with a balcony overlooking Pixar Pier or actually any view aside from the parking construction. In hindsight, I positively want we paid the marginally premium for the rooms with balconies on the Westin Anaheim Resort, as these are extremely distinctive and in contrast to anything close to Disneyland.

Maybe had we carried out that, I’d be extra forgiving of the room itself. We additionally didn’t have entry to the membership stage lounge, which additionally doubtless would’ve modified our notion of the lodge.

On a optimistic notice, the toilet is spacious and contains a walk-in rain bathe in addition to a big bathtub. The self-importance is massive, lighting plentiful, and finishings are excessive finish. Together with the Heavenly beds, these bogs are one other spotlight of the Westin Anaheim.

For a greater take a look at the format, right here’s a video tour of our room on the Westin Anaheim Resort from Sarah:

Finally, there’s rather a lot to love concerning the Westin Anaheim Resort, particularly in the event you’re planning on spending lots of time on the lodge, however not essentially in your visitor room (until you guide one with a view or balcony). The eating slate alone is unequalled, and different widespread areas are extremely good. Different facilities embody a formidable health middle, good pool space, and just about what you’d count on of luxurious lodging.

The rooms go away me torn. Whereas I used to be frankly a bit underwhelmed by our customary “no view” room and suppose most company reserving the Westin with the expectation of luxurious lodging would really feel equally, there’s additionally the fact that the lodge has a variety of upgrades. Transferring as much as a room with a greater view or a balcony would’ve price an additional $20 to $30. Upgrading to a park view room with a balcony would’ve been one other $100.

So there are higher choices than our view of the dumpsters, they only price a bit extra–altering the worth calculus, but in addition notion of the standard. Even because it stands with our keep within the dumpster-view room, we have been actually impressed with the Westin Anaheim Resort and rank it extremely on our checklist of the very best inns not simply in Anaheim, however in all of Southern California.

Planning a Southern California trip? For park admission offers, learn Ideas for Saving Cash on Disneyland Tickets. Find out about on-site and off-site inns in our Anaheim Resort Critiques & Rankings. For the place to eat, take a look at our Disneyland Restaurant Critiques. For distinctive concepts of issues that’ll enhance your journey, take a look at What to Pack for Disney. For complete recommendation, seek the advice of our Disneyland Trip Planning Information. Lastly, for guides past Disney, take a look at our Southern California Itineraries for day journeys to Los Angeles, Laguna Seashore, and tons of different locations!

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