The Anaheim is one of my favorite go-to’s for location & price and I really love The Pizza Press there & wish we had one closer to home, so that really tips the scales for me.
Their rooms are all no-frills BUT the carpet, furniture & bedding are all newer, well-kept & clean. The bathroom areas do appear to be older with a fresh coat of tile paint and have always been clean as well.
The rooms themselves are also quite spacious and many of their rooms above the lowest category include a small balcony or on the ground floor a fenced in patio area outside that gives you personal outdoor space.
Walking in between buildings you can see the age on the exterior and there is a definite motel vibe that kept us away for a really long time. As prices rose on our favorites a little closer to the pedestrian entrance (and The Pizza Press moved down here from where it used to be closer to those hotels), we started to expand our horizons on hotels & finally decided to try The Anaheim based on the recommendations of both a seasoned Liner as well as a family friend who has been staying there years (when it was the Anaheim Plaza & now as The Anaheim Hotel).
I’m glad we did as I’ve never had any issue in any room so if you’re after a clean, comfortable, safe place to sleep & shower, this one is at the top of my list for sure. And a small note that doesn’t really matter in booking, but I still appreciate: I really like that they make an effort to have a feel of “grounds” with flower beds/plants all the way from your walk from the lobby (which is really well done in mid-century decor harkening back to the era when DL opened) back to your building.
I’ve never stayed at the Best Western so I can’t compare. The main reason we’ve never stayed at BW is we don’t typically plan far enough ahead to get their better rates and so by the time we’re booking - within 30 days - their rates are quite high by then and so to me, not justified, even for the location & free breakfast.
Whenever I get stuck on trying a new option, I find it helpful to scour Trip Adviser reviews and read all the praises, criticisms and middle of the road reviews & try to find the most comment recent themes to give me a good gauge/sense.