Candy Cane Inn Near Disneyland: Hotel Review and Room Tour

Candy Cane Inn Near Disneyland Review

An old Anaheim favorite has returned after the pandemic, refreshed and looking better than ever. Today, we’re rebooting our series of Disneyland-area lodging reviews with a look at the Candy Cane Inn, one of our top budget-friendly hotel picks from the upcoming Unofficial Guide to Disneyland 2024.

Candy Cane Inn trolley bus parked outside hotel in Anaheim California
Climb aboard the Candy Cane Inn bandwagon (or trolley-shaped bus) with the Unofficial Guide’s review of the refurbished Anaheim resort hotel. (Photos/video by Seth Kubersky)

The Candy Cane Inn (1747 S. Harbor Blvd.; 714-774-5284), conveniently located near the northwest corner of Harbor and Katella, has a charming homespun style, with grounds that are always lined with beautiful flowering plants.

The service here has always given the place some seriously loyal customers, and an extensive pandemic-era renovation has bumped it up even higher on our list of favorite motels.

Guest rooms are clean and cozy with big bathtubs and fast Wi-Fi, but the HDTVs only receive streaming services, not broadcast or cable networks.

The Candy Cane Inn’s pair of pools and hot tub are wonderfully warm, as are the waffles at the free breakfast.

This has long been a top pick for parties wanting California boutique-hotel charm.

At 0.6 miles away from the Esplanade, the 11-minute walk from here is slightly farther than that from other hotels across Harbor Boulevard, but you can reach the parks without having to cross the road, and a free hourly shuttle is available for those wanting to save their feet.

Here’s a look inside a refurbished room at Anaheim’s Candy Cane Inn:

We rate the Candy Cane Inn (and its pool) as 3 1/2 stars in The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland, and we consider it one of the area’s best values with an average nightly rack rate of $229.

Have you stayed at the Candy Cane Inn or one of its Disneyland-area competitors? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

For all there is to see and do at Disneyland, check out The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland by Seth Kubersky with Bob Sehlinger, Len Testa, and Guy Selga Jr. All Disneyland fans should also check out The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney’s Dream by Sam Gennawey.

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1 Comment

  1. Annie August 25, 2023Reply

    I like it. The room looks quite nice, especially the slatted window treatment and in the bathroom, the lighted round mirror and the whimsical flower growing out of the toilet! Little touches I noticed. Still seems on the high end, but I guess location, location, location. Good video, Seth!

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