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Stovall’s Inn Anaheim Hotel Reviews

March 26th, 2015

Anaheim hotelWe are excited to see our customer service and top notch facility put on display for others to see. Trip Advisor is a great place to rate your stay with us and here are a few reviews from some of our recent customers who found that staying with us was the best choice among all the Anaheim hotel options out there.

belindamon from New Zealand had this to say about her family vacation stay with us:

“Very Impressed with Front Desk Staff :)”

We stayed at the end of Feb and arrived at 8.30 in the morning after 20 hours flying including a 13 hour flight from hell that resulted in our daughter being ill on the plane. As it was so early I was really just hoping that we would have access to a shower so we could freshen up before stowing our luggage and heading over to DL for the day. So I was very impressed when we were given our room and told to go and help ourselves to a breakfast – an excellent welcome after a horrid journey. We had upgraded to a slightly bigger room than our last stay and it also had queen beds rather than double and I will do this again next time we stay. The cleaning ladies were great and do a better job than a lot of other hotels we have stayed at – we always came back to a spotless room and my toiletries were always arranged a lot tidier than when I left. Breakfast was fine – always lots of food available – not typically the food we are used to in New Zealand so a bagel and apple was fine for us. It was fairly quiet when we stayed too so the breakfast room was normally pretty empty. Quick walk to Disney – cross the street and you’re within the Disney Resort – cut through their hotel and you’re in Downtown Disney. I recommend this hotel and look forward to seeing the great folks here again in Jan 2016.

Another satisfied customer, Jose G from Stockton, saw just how easy it was to book a last minute getaway with us:

“Truly a hidden gem”

AWESOME PLACE! We normally stay at Hotels across the street from Disney or at Disney Hotels; the convenience of walking a few minutes vs. driving and walking has always been a major component of making the decision where we stay. This was a last minute booking and was very nervous since we have never stayed here before. Dealing with two little ones is not an easy task, this hotel made it easier for us with the FULL FREE breakfast they serve (didn’t has to get up super early and go out to eat, we ate in the room…Breakfast in bed….can’t beat that) and how quiet and clean the place is…it was a very nice surprise; so much so that we are planning on making this “our spot” to stay when visiting Disney (about 5-7 times per year) I recommend it to everyone, specially if you have a large family or little ones. Best of all you cannot, definitely, beat the friendliness you are welcome with and the price you pay for a 5 star hotel.

Local Irish Pubs

March 16th, 2015

Local Irish PUbsIt is St. Patrick’s Day which means it is time to throw on your green and head to one of the best local Irish Pubs you can find. Lucky for you, we have a number of great spots here in Orange County. We bring you only the best when you visit with us. Here is our list of top  5 Orange County Irish Pubs to visit this St. Patrick’s Day.

  1. Molly Blooms Irish Bar and Restaurant:
  2. Malarky’s Irish Pub
  3. O’hara’s Pub
  4. The Harp Inn
  5. Muldoon’s Irish Pub

These are all fantstic spots so even if you don’t make it for St. Patrick’s Day, stop by for a beer and a bite to eat while you are visiting with us. You will see why they are at the top of the charts not only in our books, but for the locals as well.

We always put safety first so if you are out this St. Patrick’s Day, be responsible and find a designated driver to get you home safely. If you need a place to stay that is just like home but a bit closer, give us a call. We will gladly treat you to a comfortable stay to help you finish off the night.

Top Coffee Shops in Anaheim

March 12th, 2015

Top Coffee Shops in AnaheimAll the fun you have while on vacation can run you down and leave you searching for extra energy just to make it through the week. Don’t be the one that everyone is waiting on to catch up. Grab a fresh cup of joe at one of these top coffee shops in Anaheim. Offering great menus, fantastic atmospheres, and unique experiences, they are all worth a try.

1. Ink and Bean – The old saying “less is more” is the motto in this coffee shop. With a simple straight forward menu, this coffee is so great it doesn’t need any bells and whistles.

2. The Night Owl – Coffee isn’t just an early morning habit any more. Stop in late night for drinks and dessert while enjoying live music from local starving artists.

3. Stewart’s – A great old school diner with not just great coffee but a great breakfast too.

4. It’s A Grind – A local hot spot that is popular for their honey soy latte. Also a great people watching spot, so grab that latte and kick back for a bit.

5. The Gypsy Den – This coffee shop/café is the perfect afternoon pick me up with coffee that is out of this world coupled with an amazing food menu. Stop in and get your afternoon insulin spike to keep you going.

Try these top coffee shops in Anaheim out and let us know your favorite. Your spot isn’t on our list? Let us know which coffee spots you think rank as some of the top joints in our area!

OC Restaurant Week

March 6th, 2015

OC Restaurant WeekGet out and get a taste of the excellent restaurants here in Orange County. This week, Marth 1-7th is OC Restaurant Week. This fun and fantastic week gives locals and visitors a chance to try new restaurants, new foods and new chefs. After seven years, OC Restaurant week is at it once again.

Over 125 restaurants are participating this year making OC Restaurant Week 2015 one of the largest we have ever had.

Some of the best restaurants in Orange County are proud to offer you a great dining experience and amazing prices. Treat yourself to more than one restaurant as this delicious week only happens once a year. This year, the best of two worlds has collided. What do you get when you add OC Restaurant Week and Girl Scout cookies together? Pure heaven! try some new and delicious concoctions from various restaurants incorporating Girl Scout cookies into the menu.

For a list of all participating restaurants, specials, and more visit http://www.ocrestaurantweek.com/home.html.

To book your hotel for OC Restaurant Week, give us a call or make your reservations fast and easy by booking online. We look forward to finishing your night off with us after an amazing night dining with the best.

LEGOLAND California

February 26th, 2015

Legoland californiaWhat is fun, massive and doesn’t break the bank? LEGOLAND California! That’s right, if you are looking for a fun weekend with the family and are sticking to a budget, LEGOLAND California is the place for you. With option after option for fun and excitement for the whole family, you can’t go wrong with LEGOLAND California.

Enjoy the LEGOLAND theme park with over 60 rides for kids and adults, live entertainment, shopping and more. It will give you a whole day of fun with the family and you will still be in the black. If you are tired, your feet hurt and you need to cool off, just head over to LEGOLAND Water Park. Featuring a 45 foot tower, water slides, beach wading pools for the littlest heroes in your troop, and the newest of them all, the CHIMA Water Park that has an amazing wave pool. Too hot? Need to get out of the sun? No worries! Take a walk through SEA LIFE Aquarium. This massive aquarium puts you up close and personal with sea creatures and allows you a sneak peak into their habitats and lives.

Just down the road, we can’t wait to host you for the weekend and give you a nice, relaxing and comfortable stay. We are certain you will wake up rested and ready for more excitement after a night with us. Not only that, we are affordable too! Book your LEGOLAND California hotel online or over the phone. We promise you won’t find better service or a better value.

Knott’s Berry Farm

February 20th, 2015

Knott's Berry FarmDisneyland is a great spot but if you have paid your dues and are looking for more amusement park fun, try out Knott’s Berry Farm. This 160 acre theme park located right here in Orange County doesn’t disappoint. With over 40 rides and more fun than you can imagine, its a great spot to visit with the kids.

Knott’s Berry Farm is a less expensive alternative to Disneyland. The rides are fantastic and there are many to help younger kids transition to the bigger rides. One of the great bonuses to Knott’s is that the there are hardly any lines! Pick your favorite ride and ride it again, and again, and again with waiting forever. Adults, no more standing around. There are plenty of rides for you too!

Parents if you have a whole troop of little ones, don’t break the bank on food, try a season pass for dining. With quality and fresh food options plus discounts on food, you can’t beat that at a theme park!

If you are planning your spring break at Knott’s Berry Farm, go ahead and book your Anaheim Hotel and make your spring break even better. We have top notch service, a great breakfast each morning and a comfortable and clean room waiting on you. Take the hassle out of booking a reservation and make it quick and easy with our online reservations. We look forward to seeing you soon and making your trip even more enjoyable.

Laguna Beach’s Music Festival

February 12th, 2015

music festivalThis weekend try something new. Head over to the Laguna Beach’s Music Festival for a variety of music and entertainment. The Laguna Beach Music Festival is four days of concerts and events dedicated to local music and musicians. Thursday evening kicks off the event with a meet and greet of the musicians. Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and wine while mingling followed by a performance by the musicians giving you a preview of the events to come.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday are filled with concerts of every variety. Enjoy listening to local high school quartets, the Laguna Beach Boys and Girls Club, and many other local establishments and musicians. Each evening hosts a main stage concert including a romantic Valentine’s Day Concert on Saturday. Daily concerts are open to the public with free admission. For nightly concerts, tickets can be purchased in advance online.

Get out and enjoy the local flavor all while broadening you musical experience. Laguna Beach’s Music Festival is a fun time for all ages. Grab a friend or bring the whole family for a weekend of fun.

To book your Anaheim hotel for a relaxing and peaceful evening when the fun is over, visit us online where reservations are fast and easy. We are the perfect place to end your evening and look forward to treating you with the best service you can imagine.

A Fun Affordable Vacation

January 29th, 2015

affordable vacationDuring this day and age, vacations can be very pricey. At Best Western PLUS Stovall’s Inn, your chosen Anaheim hotel, we have great rates that won’t break the bank. Not only can a stay with us to help you have a more affordable fun time with the family but we have a list of activities in our area that are either free or cost next to nothing. Take a look at some exciting things around Orange County that will not only prove to be enjoyable but ensure that you have a fun affordable vacation.

  1. Bowers Museum: The first Sunday of each month visitors can enjoy free admission to the museum, Kidseum and all activities.
  2. Huntington Beach Pier: Enjoy a beautiful Californian sunset at this iconic spot.
  3. Balboa Island Ferry: Take in the gorgeous scenery as you ride across the harbor. The Balboa Island Ferry has been transporting passengers since 1919 so enjoy a bit of history as you cruise.
  4. Orange County Farmer’s Market: Get a little local flavor as you shop to live music in the sun. Support local artists, sample delectable foods and pick up some fresh locally grown produce.
  5. Fullerton Arboretum: A perfectly tranquil spot in the heart of the hustle and bustle of Orange County. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings and learn a little about the area.

Whale Watching Excursion

January 21st, 2015

Whale Watching excursion While you are visiting here with us, take the opportunity to enjoy nature at its finest. Take a whale watching excursion and see some of the most magnificent creatures of the ocean up close and personal. Its not everyday that you get to witness such amazing creatures.With something to fit every budget, its the perfect chance for the family to learn and have fun at the same time. Kids of all ages love the experience and it will make memories that will last a lifetime.

There are a number of companies that offer whale watching tours out of Dana Point. Dana Point is a short ride from our front doors and allows you to see the beauty of our area. Dana Warf, located at Dana Point, offers a two hour whale watching excursion as well as evening whale watching tours. If you are feeling artsy, try their Wyland Art Lessons and Whale Watching package. Newport Landing Whale Watching offers year round whale watching tours.  Their ship is designed specifically for marine life viewing and has a large sun deck as well ask indoor and outdoor seating. Davey’s Locker is another company that has been providing over 40 years of excursions. Located in the Historic Balboa Pavilion, one of Orange County’s iconic landmarks, they pride themselves in their high success rate of whale viewing.

Stop by our front desk and our friendly office staff would be happy to give you directions and more information about whale watching excursions out of Dana Point.

Star Wars Half Marathon

January 15th, 2015

Star Wars Half MarathonIt is time for the annual Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend right here at Disneyland. This fun and exciting event is a weekend long full of activities for both runners and the cheering squads. With activities and events for every age, come out and enjoy the fun as a family.

The fun-filled weekend kicks off this Thursday evening with the Wookie Welcome Party. This exciting event is a private party held inside Tomorrowland of the park with all of your favorite Star Wars characters and some of the classic Disney characters. Enjoy the dessert reception and then head out into the park to enjoy Space Mountain, Star Tours and a few other select rides available for partygoers. The party begins at 9:30 pm and tickets can be purchased online. There is limited space and will sell out so be sure to get your tickets today!

The races begin Friday morning with the 5K and the 10K on Saturday morning followed by the Kids Races. The Star Wars Half Marathon will close out the weekend events on Sunday morning. All races begin and end at the Disneyland Resort. While all the runs are sold out, you can still grab your posters, Mickey ears and line up along the race route to support the runners. There is still room to become part of the ChEAR Squad. You can register online for the ChEAR Squad online…. Don’t forget your EARS!

 

Magical Location

The BEST WESTERN PLUS Stovall’s Inn is right across the street from Disneyland®. The “Magic Kingdom” is so close it makes this hotel the perfect choice for guests visiting Disneyland®.

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