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As you know, the hubs and I ran the Disneyland 10k Labor Day weekend (and we made it!). If you have ever run a Disney race before, you know it is pretty much essential to stay at one of the local hotels the night before your race (unless you live super close, which we do not). I was really excited to have the opportunity to stay at the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel as it is one of the most beautiful hotels you drive by in the Disneyland area. I’ve stayed at quite a few hotels in the Disneyland area and this one definitely felt the most “Disney”, in terms of both looks and quality of service. And it turned out to be the perfect place to stay for a Disneyland run!
If you are a Disneyland frequenter, you have no doubt traveled by the Majestic Garden a time or two (when I was telling the hubs where we were staying, I described it as the “castley looking one” and he knew exactly what I was talking about). I have always wanted to stay there because it looks like something out of a fairy tale and I have to say, it is even better on the inside!
The outside of the hotel reminds me of being in Fantasyland. I love the brick and the chalet style buildings. This courtyard was directly outside of our room. I mean, could there be a better place to sit and have a cup of coffee in the morning? (Sadly we didn’t get to do that, since you know, we were like running the whole morning, but we enjoyed the view nonetheless.)
Inside the rooms feels just as royal as the rest of the hotel. The headboard was so cool and sparkly, I was looking for a way for it to fit in my suitcase. I was also a big fan of the purple draping on the side of the beds.
Another plus inside the room was the amount of space. We traveled without Squirt this time since there was nowhere for him to go during the race, but had he been there, we would have had plenty of space for his travel crib, which is awesome. I am also a big fan of having a table in a hotel room so you don’t have to eat in bed. Inside the cabinet under the TV was a mini fridge, which is essential when traveling with a kids, and a nice bonus when traveling without.
The bathroom was nice, nothing special, but it certainly got the job done. And seriously, my shower after the race was one of the best in my life.
We had a great time hanging out at the pool the evening before the race. There were these awesome cabanas set up, which I thought was a really nice touch. We sat in the hot tub for a while to help relax our muscles before the 10k and it felt amazing.
Bonus? The pool has an outdoor server so we were able to not only order drinks, but have them delivered right to us in the hot tub. It’s the kind of service you get at a luxury hotel, but the Majestic Garden is actually very reasonably priced.
Some other awesome amenities offered at the hotel are a free Disneyland shuttle (though it is also a short and easy walk to the park), a full service restaurant, and a quick service deli. For me the best part about the hotel was the gorgeous setting. The grounds were so beautiful and the rooms were decked out for the most discerning of royals. The only downside for us was that we only had one night to stay and enjoy the hotel! I would 100% stay at the Majestic Garden again, especially for a runDisney race trip (the walk from the hotel to the corrals was about ten minutes and served as the perfect race warm up). From the moment we entered the hotel to the moment we checked out, we had a great experience. I’m looking forward to my next trip there, spending a little more time exploring the grounds and enjoying all the amenities the Majestic Garden offers!