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Old 08-07-2011, 02:38 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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We haven't been down to the area in a few years, but plan to go in the fall. A friend just came back from the Disneyland/Knotts trip and said that all the Motels in the area have gone down hill recently. He claims the usual places we used to stay all the time on LaPalma, Orange, and Ball were noisy at night with hooker and drug activity. Exageration? If not, where do you have to go to find a quiet peaceful motel for $100/night?
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:20 PM
 
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We haven't been down to the area in a few years, but plan to go in the fall. A friend just came back from the Disneyland/Knotts trip and said that all the Motels in the area have gone down hill recently. He claims the usual places we used to stay all the time on LaPalma, Orange, and Ball were noisy at night with hooker and drug activity. Exageration? If not, where do you have to go to find a quiet peaceful motel for $100/night?
Why don't you try PriceLine.com? Back in 2003, I got a $200 room at the Best Western in Garden Grove, Harbor & Chapman, less than a mile from Disneyland for about $35. It was a four star hotel! I got it the same day as the Columbia shuttle disaster, so the prices are probably a bit higher by now, plus it was off season...
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Old 08-08-2011, 11:06 AM
 
Location: OC and IE
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This is not an exaggeration. Most of the smaller motels in central OC (but especially on Beach) are filled with druggies and hookers. I would avoid them if you want a pleasant experience. Go with a larger hotel.
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Old 08-08-2011, 12:50 PM
 
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This is not an exaggeration. Most of the smaller motels in central OC (but especially on Beach) are filled with druggies and hookers. I would avoid them if you want a pleasant experience. Go with a larger hotel.
It's true. Harbor Blvd has more hookers, Beach Blvd has more druggies though.
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:45 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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How about these two: Anabella Hotel on W Katella, or Hilton Anaheim ?
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:47 PM
 
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Are there any websites that review the cheap motels in Orange County? It would be nice to know which motels have problems with drugs, prostitution, roaches, screaming kids.... topics the typical tourist site usually don't cover.
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Old 08-11-2011, 09:47 AM
 
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How about these two: Anabella Hotel on W Katella, or Hilton Anaheim ?
I think the Anabella is a boutique hotel? If it's the one I'm thinking of you will be fine. As you will be with the Hilton and any of the Holiday Inns by Disneyland.

Do you have acess to a AAA tour book? You'll be fine with any that are three diamonds and above. Especially the chains. You'll run into problems with the low-end family-owned motels. Many of which now house families who can't afford anyplace else to live.

You might want to go onto Disney's site and look for the hotels they list as Disneyland Resort partner hotels. All of those will be OK. You can also get packages with discount tickets for DLand and room rates if that's what you're looking for.
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Old 08-11-2011, 07:28 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I think the Anabella is a boutique hotel? If it's the one I'm thinking of you will be fine. As you will be with the Hilton and any of the Holiday Inns by Disneyland.

Do you have acess to a AAA tour book? You'll be fine with any that are three diamonds and above. Especially the chains. You'll run into problems with the low-end family-owned motels. Many of which now house families who can't afford anyplace else to live.

You might want to go onto Disney's site and look for the hotels they list as Disneyland Resort partner hotels. All of those will be OK. You can also get packages with discount tickets for DLand and room rates if that's what you're looking for.
Thanks, I do have AAA and will pick up the book next week. We still have plenty of time before going down.
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Old 08-12-2011, 12:49 PM
 
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Thanks, I do have AAA and will pick up the book next week. We still have plenty of time before going down.
Feel free to post here (or shoot me a DM) any questions about the areas around the motels you might choose from. Some are quieter and a bit more off the tourist beat than others.
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Old 08-18-2011, 04:19 PM
 
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I Recommend TripAdvisor.com for suggestions - just type in your city and it will list all the hotels and motels there - PLUS suggestions from some of those who stayed there as to what the place is really like--worth the value, clean or not, etc. Responses are pretty candid too. I use it all the time.
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