Hotel: BEST WESTERN PLUS Stovall’s Inn
Where: 1110 W. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92802
Why: In Anaheim for Disney’s 2nd D23|Expo (held at the Anaheim Convention Center)
Close proximity to the Anaheim Convention Center (1/3 of a mile. The Best Western website says 1/2 a block. Say what? I don’t think so!!); Free continental breakfast; Free Wi-Fi. In all fairness there was a pool and fitness center but I used neither one of those so they either sucked or were awesome. But I have no idea. Oh and comfy beds.
*sigh* Where to I begin? I don’t want to slam this hotel since it was, again, very close to my destination (and in walking distance of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel, which lead to Downtown Disney) and I could possibly stay there again considering the deal we got on Travelocity or Orbitz. One of those! But c’mon. The lobby looked like it hasn’t been done over since the place opened. Already I’m creeped out.
But things aren’t always as they seem! The air condition was nowhere near the windows. Oh no. It was in the vanity/bathroom/coffee maker area. In fact, it was in the wall right above the microwave oven. Which was problematic, because besides being hella loud, the A/C leaked. Buckets. All over the microwave. Which was plugged in. And when the water would fall out of the A/C unit, it would splash onto the microwave and up onto the plug…which was plugged in, remember? I’m no electrician, but that seems unsafe.
The other thing that I disliked immensely…ants. Not the big black ants, but the teeny tiny ants, are they sugar ants? All over the bathroom. I’m talking, all over the floor and crawling their way up the toilet. UGH!! Could Mr. Orkin make a house call for me?? At least they were tiny ants. I had to make sure they weren’t on the seat before I sat down in the middle of the night to pee. If they were big ants, spiders, or centipedes, I woulda been outta there. Pronto!! Between the ants and the loud A/C waiting to electrocute me or start a fire….I was sort of all set with Stovall’s Inn. Maybe next time I can save up and stay at the Grand Californian (yeah right! I will have to sell a lot of blood to do that), or at the Anabella Hotel which is even closer to the Convention Center AND they seem clean and classy. A little pricey, but if they have a silent A/C and NO bugs…I’m in!! Look people, this isn’t Florida. I expect bugs there. Then again, I was in Anaheim. Ick.
I really enjoyed the free wi-fi though (email me if you want the code. it’s easy!) and CoCo’s was right at the corner. The food is really good. And who doesn’t enjoy a restaurant who has pictures of food in their menu? Love it!! Truth is, I have two years before the next D23|Expo. Hopefully they can clean up the ants and the waterfall in their rooms. Otherwise, I will stay elsewhere.