Jan 30, 2024
I’ve wanted to try one of the hotels right across from the Disneyland entrance for a while and was particularly intrigued by Camelot (I’ll admit, the medieval facade grabbed my attention). Once I saw the start/finish line location for the recent runDisney races, it really solidified my decision to stay here. The property feels old in its charm but not necessarily dated; I found this nicely complemented the mid-century vibe Disneyland has always exuded. Overall, Camelot is a cute property and the convenience can’t be beat.
I was surprised by how big the room was - there was plenty of space to spread out. The room was well-cleaned and appeared to have been renovated in the past few years. The dresser under the TV, complete with a mini-fridge and microwave, was an impressive size and offered plenty of storage space. The bathroom (mainly the toilet/tub area) was a bit basic and on the smaller size though perfectly functional. I didn’t travel with a family, but I could definitely see little kids liking the castle mural on the wall in the room. The only area where the room kind of felt like it was lacking was the quality of amenities - the sheets were a bit scratchy and the mattress wasn’t very plush (bulged every time you rolled). Though these things aren’t a big deal, they’re worth considering if a good night’s rest is a priority.
Truly the biggest selling factor for Camelot is its location. It took no time to walk to the parks, which was great given the chaotic nature of the weekend. I left the holiday shop at the top of Main Street at 9:21pm and was back on my floor for fireworks by 9:30. I loved being able to watch the fireworks from my room; seeing Matterhorn and the Monorail during the day also added a little bit of magic. For runDisney races, the entrance for the 10K and half marathon was right in-between Camelot and Tropicana… how can you beat that convenience? Though the runDis race weekend in general was a hot mess, staying at Camelot made the logistics of getting to the race in the morning one less thing I had to worry about. The McDonalds next door was a good option to have for a quick meal and it was surprisingly one of the nicer / cleaner McDs I’ve ever been to!
Camelot is more so a place to stay than the destination itself (the lobby and common areas are pretty limited). The front desk staff was okay; the parking attendants were usually pleasant and made a point to say hello. I had a minor inconvenience during my stay - one day after a runDis race, I received a call on my cell saying a nearby room was having an issue and maintenance wanted to check out my room. Maintenance came to my room and hung in the bathroom for 20-30 mins, running the tub without saying a word to me. While it wasn’t the end of the world, it could’ve been handled with a bit more of an apology for the disruption (especially when you want to nap after a race!). Because of its large rooms and unbeatable location, I would keep Camelot in mind for future trips to Disneyland.
Jan 22, 2024
The Camelot was perfect for our family vacation to Disney. It’s across the street from the parks and a 7 minute walk. We had a double Queen room with a sleeper chair and it was perfect for our family of 4. We used the pool 3/5 nights that we stayed. The sauna (hot tub) is small, but we were the only people in the pool area in the evening during that time, so it was no issue. There are extra towels available at the pool as well. You can watch the Disneyland fireworks from the pool area or the 3/4/5 levels. They are loud if you’re trying to sleep but that’s the cost of being so close. I’m sure you can see the fireworks fine from 1/2 as well, just can’t vouch for it. It was great having the microwave and fridge. The staff was friendly and helpful. The pillows are short but they do give you extras. The mattress was a bit soft, if that’s an issue for you. It’s close to some restaurants (we went to McD’s, Coldstone, Bubba Gumps and the Pizza Press). We were grateful for quiet neighbours, though we could see were it could get loud if you had non respectful people coming back late from the parks. Overall, we would definitely stay again!
Rude Front Desk Person
Jan 13, 2024
I had this hotel booked for a family trip this coming summer, and we had reserved five rooms. One of them was for my parents who need a handicap accessible room. I called the hotel to ask some questions about the handicap room to make sure it would work for my mom, and the person at the front desk was extremely rude and short with me.
I had about three questions in total and could have been off the phone with him in two minutes total, but he kept putting me on hold after giving me two word responses. I thought we were done with the conversation but again he put me on hold so I thought he may actually be checking on some info for me finally. He came back on a few minutes later and asked if I needed help and I reminded him he put me on hold. He said, “Do you need anything else? I’m really busy.”
I’m not sure why he works in the hospitality industry if he can’t answer a few questions about an ADA room. It’s not like this info is trivial. Our hotel rooms total over $9000, and I’m definitely not going to spend that at a place who doesn’t care about their guests. I emailed them to let them know about the interaction but never received a response. I guess they don’t care.
Location location location!
(Fort McMurray, Canada)
Jan 10, 2024
Okay so my title raves about the location (literally across the street from DisneyLand) but there was a lot more to like about this place.
The rooms were very spacious and modern. Safe included.
The 4th floor has a hot tub and heated pool, perfect for days end. You can also watch the Disney fire works from there.
Down side is you will hear the fireworks so keep that in mind if you have light sleepers in the family.
Also house keepers only came in to change towels and garbage in our 4 nights there, didn’t touch the bed once. I don’t really mind but would have been nice if someone had mentioned that earlier.
Perfect location across from the theme park entrance
Jan 07, 2024
We were pleasantly surprised with our hotel. The front desk agent was able to accommodate our early check in request as our room was ready. She was very kind and our check in was quick. Our room was above our expectations, and was just as pictured on the website. It was spacious with comfortable beds & pillows. We didn’t hear noise from other rooms, except when people were right out side of our door. We were located near the pool, which was heated, the hot tub was amazing after long days at the park (though I wish it was kept a few degrees warmer). We had the best view from the hot tub of the fire works at the theme park. The fire works are loud and woke us up, but we expect to hear them being located so close, and were able to peek out our window again to watch them. The only con, was a condescending and rude front desk agent when we called down Dec 31 in the afternoon to request fresh towels, it put a sour taste in our mouths and hopefully management can have a chat with her about working in hospitality. Out of all of the staff we encountered though, she was the only rude one, the others were so very friendly and welcoming.