I officially have my Disney Merriest Night ticket and I’m trying to decide where to stay. My thoughts are the Courtyard Marriot Anaheim Theme Park Entrance (I am solo adult and it looks very geared to families with the bunk beds) but it’s a few hundred dollars cheaper for the three nights I’m staying than a Disney hotel and higher rated both by UG and #1 on TripAdvisor. But I’m also worried about being solo and walking back to the room after midnight alone after the party down Harbor Blvd. I would much prefer to walk back through Downtown Disney and on Disney grounds for my safety even if its a further walk. I have never stayed outside of the bubble so I’m not sure I should be concerned. I think @TarHeelTiff stayed further away recently and was solo? Did you feel safe outside of Disney alone?
I also think Paradise Pier actually looks very nice inside the room and I would be in the bubble which I love. There would be lobby holiday decorations. I know there are no restaurants right now there which is a bummer and I don’t much like Keurig coffee. I am flying SWA so I could buy a mini coffee pot (one of those 2 cups machines) that makes real drip coffee and bring it with me since I get a checked bag though and do the mobile order delivery from Disney Springs for lunch. I will be working during the day before going to the party on Thursday and before hitting DCA on Friday so a comfortable desk setup for my laptop will be nice.
I also considered for the great rate Best Western Stovall’s Inn as it’s really not much further than PP and that walk is pretty much all on Disney property.
Some of these hotels scare me with bed bugs reports which I am utterly terrified of. The Anaheim Hotel and one other I saw on tripadvisor reviews had me saying straight up NOPE not worth the risk. I get serious anxiety about bed bugs. I always check mattresses when I stay places after an incident in New York City in an Intercontinental in Time Square. I woke up for 6 months after that worried about being bitten once back home and left all my suitcases in the car for the entire summer in Texas where inside car temps reach 140 and I washed everything in hot water or dry cleaned it once I finally pulled it out of the car trunk. I just can’t do it for sanity sake. If there is any kind of report ever anywhere for a hotel I won’t stay there LOL.
I know @Wahoohokie likes Grand Legacy but it gets 2.5* in the book. Anyone else stay there or have any other favorites? (post-covid ideally because it sounds like once good hotels UG liked are not doing so well post-covid).