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Independent moderate Anaheim resort, Grand Legacy at the Park, is a worthwhile option to consider when looking for an economical place to stay near the Disneyland Resort.
This August, I was invited by Grand Legacy at the Park to visit their resort, a short 5 minute walk away from the beloved Disneyland Resort, and while my stay was covered all opinions are my own.
Grand Legacy at the Park – Official Description
Grand Legacy At The Park has been a family favorite for over 40 years. Our team is dedicated to providing each and every one of our guests an exceptional experience with all the comforts of home. Our prime location will have you in a front-row seat to all the action and excitement as we are conveniently located directly across the street from the Disneyland® Resort in the heart of all the magic!
We are also conveniently located within walking distance of the Anaheim Convention Center, the Anaheim Garden Walk and The Downtown Disney® District. Wanting to explore more of Southern California? Our friendly Guest Service Team can assist with transportation, tours, and other fun activities to make your visit a memorable one. – Grand Legacy at the Park (official website)
Grand Legacy at the Park – Location is Key
The biggest benefit that Grand Legacy at the Park can offer any Anaheim overnight visitor is location. But it also is one of the biggest downsides to the whole place, ironically enough.
Picture this – a five minute walk from your room at the moderate priced resort to the front gates of the Disneyland Resort. It’s a faster walk then from some of the hotel rooms at the gorgeous Disneyland Hotel, in fact.
Grand Legacy at the Park – Parking Dilemma
However, with that comes a major caveat. Parking.
As per the website, parking costs $20 + tax per night with a limit of one car per reservation. Guests with suites reservations may park a second car at a rate of $30 + tax per night.
The key thing to note is that parking is valid from check-in time to check-out only. That means you can park your car from 4pm on the day of check-in until 12pm on the day of check-out. So what is to happen for the day(s) you are across the street at the Disneyland Resort? Surely most guests will be arriving prior to 4pm and departing the parks after 12pm.
So that leads to a very interesting dilemma. Where does an out of towner truly park their car and is it logical to suppose a guest would walk across the street to the Disneyland Resort when they can’t leave their car until 4pm on check-in day and they have to pick it up by 12pm on check-out?
Do you park over at the nearby Mickey and Friends Parking Structure for $30 a day (in addition to the hefty $20+ fee for resort parking)? And if so, that would logically mean you no longer can count the 5 minute walk as a benefit of staying at Grand Legacy at the Park.
Grand Legacy at the Park – Comfort and Cleanliness
The moderately priced hotel has a healthy choice of room types to ensure your comfort, ranging from Classic Two Double Beds up to Grand Legacy Three Room Suites.
The guest rooms are fully equipped with:
- Pillow-top mattress
- In-room coffee
- Phone & voicemail
- Cable TV
- Alarm Clock
- Hair dryer
- Iron & ironing board
- Complimentary Crib/Rollaway* available upon request
It’s the bare essentials but when you’re in town for a week at the theme parks, you’re likely not to be needing much more but a comfortable place to rest between your days in the parks.
And the beds, with their pillow-top mattresses, are actually quite comfortable with a variety of pillow options to lay your head down.
The number one amenity that is missing from the standard room where I was staying was any hint of usb outlets to charge phones and personal devices. You must bring your own wall chargers to plug into the outlets in the room.
The resort also offers larger rooms, including their luxury rooms (with desks), and suites (with seating arrangements) and some rooms offer views of the fireworks at Disneyland Park.
Grand Legacy at the Park – Is Breakfast Included?
No.There is no breakfast option at the hotel. On property there are several places to grab a snack however including: Mochi Donut Cafe and Pink Pig Boba & Pizza. This reviewer did not get a chance to try any of these options.
Grand Legacy at the Park – Discount Options
Weighing your options and trying to decide if Grand Legacy at the Park is the place for you?
If you are a Magic Key holder and/or have a AAA, AARP, Military, or Government ID you should check with the resort to see about locking in a special discount.
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