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During our getaway visit to Disneyland, we stayed at two different properties. I wrote a review on the first night of our stay at Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim Garden Grove. It is conveniently located near Disneyland, California Adventure, Downtown Disney, and Knott’s Berry Farm. It is also about an hour away from Los Angeles and San Diego.
On our second and third night, I booked our stay at the Peacock Suites in Anaheim. Why? My wife and I are timeshare owners with Shell Vacations Club/Wyndham. For this stay, we used our points with our timeshare (Shell Vacations/Wyndham). Just as I had written in my earlier review of Delta Hotels, we knew that we just needed a place to relax and unwind since our key intention was to spend most of our time visiting Disneyland and California Adventure. And that’s exactly what took place. We’ve stayed here in the past and I had an idea what to expect as far as where the hotel was located.
Parking and transportation shuttle options
The hotel offers a shuttle to Disneyland and California Adventure. The costs are as follows:
- Adults – $5.5
- Children up to 9 years old – $3
- 3 and under – Free
The cost includes all-day privileges, you can get to the park, and back to your hotel, and return again later at no extra charge. It’s about a 10-15 minute ride (with traffic lights along the way)
Parking choices at the hotel include:
- Valet $11 + tax
Check-in was a breeze
Upon arrival at the hotel, we parked right in front of the front desk lobby. Since there was no self-parking allowed, I used their valet parking service for $11 + tax which I thought was a pretty good deal. It gave us in and out privileges. I headed straight for the front desk. Our timeshare booking gave us a room with a King Bed and sofa sleeper. I asked if there was a room with two queen beds, and luckily, one was available for us to use.
Typical cost at the Peacock Suites near Disneyland
I checked with the hotel and their typical rates are:
- $179 + tax for 1 King Bed and Sleeper
- $189 + tax for 2 Queen Beds and Sleeper
Prices vary and will change based upon availability. You can check rates for your dates here with Hotels Combined.
This must’ve been our 3rd or 4th stay here, and we noticed the newly renovated rooms. It had been over seven years since our last visit to Disneyland. At the time of this writing, there was construction going on at the property, but it was not anything that bothered us or affected our stay.
We were given a room on the 1st level, which was one level up from the front desk. I consider this accommodation as functional space. Not exactly screaming or boasting in size, but useful enough for the kind of stay we had in mind. We had access to free Wi-Fi, one bathroom, a mini-kitchen (with microwave, sink, dishes), dishwasher, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, & complimentary coffee/tea and popcorn.
There were two televisions, a sofa bed, a little 4-person dinette, and two queen beds. I was informed that there are options to get King-sized bed, and to get a 2-bedroom or 3-bedroom unit for bigger groups.
By the time we checked in (which was past 10pm), we had already completed our two-day tiring visits at Disneyland and California Adventure. I brought my Amazon Fire TV Stick with me, and connected it to the TV and Wi-Fi, and honestly, it was one of the of most relaxing stays we’ve had in awhile. We slept in, we didn’t need to get up early, and we just relaxed. We had lunch at the Anaheim Packing District (about 10-15 minutes away), and for dinner, we had Chinese food in Irvine at Sam Woo.
My youngest son also used the pool and jacuzzi. The pool area was gated, it wasn’t exposing you under the sun, but the pool area was directly underneath rooms on the upper level. There was no free breakfast, no onsite restaurant.
Not far from the pool area, the property also has a pretty spacious game room with chairs, sofa, and TV. Not shown are pictures of the pool table, air hockey, and foosball table. There is also a gym/workout room available in the property.
Since it is also a timeshare property, there were a few rooms reserved for timeshare-related presentations. We opted not to join any of the presentations. We just wanted to relax and not have to worry about attending a presentation.
A property like the Peacock Suites is definitely designed for folks who are visiting Disneyland and the other nearby attractions. The rooms are functional. They served our needs for our stay. Getting to the hotel was also quite easy, it was near the freeway. Lastly, Disneyland and California Adventure are both within a 10-minute ride making it easily accessible from the hotel.
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