Two weeks ago Cameron and I were on a plane to Disneyland for a quick weekend trip (so sad how time flies, haha!) and had the opportunity to check out the newly remodeled Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel during our time there! The hotel was updated to coincide with the diamond celebration and had a grand “re-opening” this May. If you are a local or frequent visitor, you may remember this property as the Sheraton, and a whole lot has changed since then!
Room/ The room was huge, and I mean HUGE! Like almost too much space for just the two of us, but for a traveling family it would be totally perfect. The room came fully equipped with a tv, a single serve coffee maker (very necessary, we had a 5am flight!), table/desk area, and a decent size bathroom. The decor was seriously gorgeous, walls were lined with forest wallpaper and the stained glass headboard was stunning.
My only complaint about the room at all was the shower and toilet, both were broken upon our arrival. Not a huge deal but worth noting, we called down to the desk but our stay was quite short so the time it took to get it fixed didn’t quite match up. The desk was super sweet, these things do happen!
Proximity To The Park/ At first glance on a map, this hotel doesn’t seem that close to the park at all but the shuttle ride makes it essentially right next door. Personally I liked that the property seemed secluded and far away from all the harbor blvd madness. When you arrive the main driveway is lined with palm trees, I liked this divide between “busy” time at the park and “down” time at the hotel.
The shuttle aka “the dream machine” runs between the hotel and the park every ten minutes and is completely free and easy to use. It pops you right to the front of the park and runs far past park closing so you can stay “in the magic” till the very last minute.
Disney Experience/Theming: For an off property hotel, the theming is pretty impressive! They have disney desk in the front lobby to help you with tickets and some photo opportunities to celebrate the diamond celebration. The overall “castle” theming also carries over the magic experienced within the park, I loved all the little medieval touches.
Food/ The food didn’t blow me away, but was a solid option and was slightly less expensive than in the park. They also offer their own branded character dining and have roaming princesses visit your table which is always fun for kids!
Grounds/ So gorgeous! From the medieval castle exterior to the lush green corridors between buildings, everything is so immersive and serene. There are beautiful pink trees and big green plants, its such a beautiful slice of Southern California. The koi pond is also really fun, I stared at it for a good twenty minutes before we left for the park one morning 🙂
Pricing/ Perhaps the best part of this hotel is what you get for the bottom line, a room here *on average* won’t run you more than $200 a night. When I initially looked on Trip Advisor, the rooms were going for around 150$ which is super competitive for the Anaheim area. We paid 99$ a night on a media rate, and felt like we definitely got a great experience for what we put in.
Overall, we had a great weekend and would definitely stay here again for a Disneyland visit! Special thanks to Anaheim Majestic Garden for being so accommodating, and letting us check out the new updates 🙂 You can see more of our weekend in this Youtube video!