This article reviews hotels in Anaheim Near Disney with the best club or executive lounges. By reviewing each of these club lounges, in turn, I conclude which hotel club lounge comes in at the top and which hotel I would select as having the best club lounge in Anaheim Near Disney.
1. JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort
JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort may well be the best luxury hotel near, but not actually in, Disneyland Resort. It is just 9 minutes drive from Disneyland (or 18 minutes walk). It is a brand new hotel and will open in June 2020.
This Rewards Category 7 Marriott Bonvoy hotel is located in Anaheim Resort in Orange County. Set to become a centerpiece of the city and epitome of style and sophistication, the property will be the only luxury hotel outside the theme park and Anaheim Convention Center district.
This luxury hotel is designed to uplift the soul and enrich the body, spirit, and mind. Enriching experiences are around every corner, from Disneyland® Resort to Anaheim GardenWalk and other popular attractions. Multiple social spaces and amenities are crafted to bring people together, including a JW Garden, yoga and Zen room, expansive fitness center, and an outdoor swimming pool.
Ascend to the rooftop bar and lounge to enjoy stunning views of the nightly fireworks show. Additionally, an eclectic lobby bar, quick-service market café, and JW Marriott Signature Restaurant provide an array of all-day dining options and locally inspired dishes.
For those planning events in Anaheim, the hotel’s 43,000 square feet of inspiring indoor and outdoor event space will leave attendees feeling richer than when they arrived.
Book a concierge level room, and you will have access to the JW Marriott executive club lounge, which is expected to be open 7 days a week. Although there are no reviews of this lounge as yet, expect a grand buffet breakfast with both hot and cold options along with evening appetizers.
2. The Westin Anaheim Resort
The Westin Anaheim Resort is a new Marriott Bonvoy hotel which is due to open in October 2020 and will also be a Marriott Rewards Category 7 hotel, so expect the caliber of decor, rooms, and communal areas to be excellent here.
They say: “The Westin Anaheim Resort is a AAA Four-Diamond property across from Disneyland® Resort. This beautifully designed hotel accommodations offer signature amenities and Westin Heavenly® Beds.
Delight your palate with diverse dining options, including a steakhouse, Mexican restaurant, and rooftop bar with amazing panoramic views of Disney’s fireworks. Situated in the heart of the Anaheim Resort District, this hotel sits amid celebrated Southern California attractions, including Angel Stadium of Anaheim, the Honda Center, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, and Laguna Beach.
Punctuate a memorable day in Orange County with a swim in the outdoor pool or exhilarate your body in the Westin WORKOUT® fitness studio featuring Peloton bikes. Elevate your experience in Southern California with a revitalizing stay at The Westin Anaheim Resort.”
We expect there to be a club lounge at this Westin in Anaheim near Disney.
3. Anaheim Marriott
The Anaheim Marriott is a Rewards Category 5 Marriott Bonvoy 4-star hotel adjacent to the Anaheim Convention Center. This hotel is within walking distance of the House of Blues and Disneyland Resort. It’s also minutes from the Honda Center and a short 28-mile drive from Los Angeles.
This conference hotel was built in the 1980s and has been recently renovated. It has two towers, one with the executive lounge in it, located on the 18th-floor. The lounge is pleasant enough but is quite small. The food is decent for a club lounge with breakfast each morning and hors d’oeuvres and dessert in the evenings. There is also bottled water, sodas, and snacks throughout the day, but you have to pay for alcoholic drinks. This executive club lounge is closed at weekends. Gold status in Marriott Bonvou will get you concierge-level access.
Concierge-level guest rooms, like the rest of the rooms in the hotel, offer balconies as well as access to the Concierge Lounge and an evening turndown service. The rooms are bright and airy. Rooms to one side of this hotel offer views of the city and distant views to the Angels Stadium. On the other side, you face the Disneyland Resort and the nightly fireworks.
The bus to Disneyland is by public transport, the Anaheim Rapid Transit.) You have to buy a bus pass for $5 USD per day or a multiday pass. Passes can be purchased at Hilton across the street for a discount. There is no free shuttle transportation from the Marriott to the parks.
There’s also a sparkling outdoor pool and fully-equipped fitness center at the hotel, along with a hotel restaurant and bar.
4. Sheraton Park Hotel at Anaheim Resort
Sheraton Park Hotel at Anaheim Resort is a Rewards Category 5 Marriott Bonvoy hotel just steps away from the iconic Disneyland Resort parks; Anaheim GardenWalk, Angel Stadium and the Anaheim Convention Center.
The hotel grounds are quite beautiful and large, much larger, and greener than most other hotels in this area. Pet-friendly rooms and suites are rather average but feature Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience and private balconies overlooking the city. There are several on-site restaurants, including a lounge by the resort-style pool, which has a patio with fire pits and a gym.
The Club lounge is good, fairly average, but with a filling breakfast and evening light bites. Breakfast includes cut fruit, whole fruit, bread, boiled eggs, pastries, juice, tea, and coffee bread, spreads, cereal, yogurts. There are no hot dishes (bacon, sausage, eggs).
Snacks during the day are fruit and snack bars as well as free drinks. Evening Hors D’Oeuvres includes mini hamburgers, fried bits, veggies, cut fruit, crisps and dips (salsa and sour cream), as well as cookies and cakes.
The Hilton Anaheim reportedly used to have an executive club lounge, but this apparently closed in 2019.
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