Celebrate 2016 in Anaheim!

November 20th, 2015

Few are lucky enough to ring in 2016 in Anaheim, but if you are, you’ll get the chance to celebrate like a local! Many are heading to the Annual New Year’s at Noon party, which has family-friendly fun for revelers of all ages. There’s a ginger ale toast at noon, balloon drop and non-stop dancing. The event kicks off at 11am, and reservations are being accepted now. Held at the Children’s Museum on S. Euclid in La Habra, admission is under $10 for every age group.

Another option is Orange County’s biggest bash with scores of musical acts for every taste from Jim Morrison and Elton John tribute bands to local acts. There’s also a dueling piano performance to check out alongside comedy shows. A sprawling casino, carnival rides and loads of food trucks are on site at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. Tickets start at $44.

Family Fun for All!

At Great Park’s Family New Year’s Eve you can celebrate early with the kids in a safe, fun place that closes at 10pm—so you can still make an adults-only gala afterward. Enjoy dancing, carousel rides, kid-friendly activities and live music in a no-alcohol environment. Located at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, admission is free and parking is $10.

If you want a more traditional NYE, check out the annual New Year’s Eve Bash at the Wayfarer Bar on W 19th Street in Costa Mesa. This 21+ show has a $20 cover at the door, drink specials, and of course, that champagne toast at midnight.

Fashion Island: A Shopper’s Dream Trip

November 11th, 2015

Newport Beach has a lot more than surf and sand on the menu. It’s also home to Fashion Island; a sprawling mecca of entertainment, dining, and of course, shopping! Here, you can reserve your own private personal shopper to make your expedition as successful as possible. After all, you can’t be expected to scout every last store yourself. You can make a date with Clarins Spa at Bloomingdale’s in December, or take in a showcase of Guy Buffet’s paintings in a special exhibition in between shops.

The latest arrivals include Grayse, known for classic styles and wardrobe staples—not to mention their fantastic attention to detail. YogaSmoga is the ultimate athletic shop for men and women, and you can’t be in southern California without getting your yoga on. However, Fashion Island is just as famous for the food as the fashion. The most recent restaurant addition is Hopdoddy, a burger bar that kicks the classic menu up a notch.

Destination: Fashion Island

At Peloton, you can experience the “energy of group cycling, at home.” Santa’s House is open throughout the holiday season, so if you’re traveling with little ones they can meet the big man himself.

Black Friday at Fashion Island is a must, where the best deals of the season abound. Come armed with your shopping list, eagle eye for bargains, and make a day of it on the Island.


Tour Temecula Wineries

November 10th, 2015

Craving a wine flight or two? Temecula is a sprawling wine region home to dozens of wineries and vineyards. The dozen original wineries have always welcomed newcomers, and now southern California has its own answer to Napa Valley—just minutes from your Anaheim hotel. Kick off your tour at Palumbo Family Vineyards and Winery, a boutique winery on 13 acres that produces 2,500 cases each year.

Ponte Family Estate Winery is on 300 acres and the Ponte family has been growing their award-winning grapes since 1984. Many of the vines are over 40 years old, and the property is known for Cabernets, Zinfandels, and Merlots. Charm and sophistication abound, and the mission building doubles as the tasting room for extra California flair.

The Perfect Pour

You’ll be saying “pour me!” at South Coast Winery Resort and Spa. They won Best California State Winery of the Year for three consecutive years, where the tasting rooms are friendly and a massage is the perfect pairing with any vino. Find out for yourself why the California State Golden Bear award committee is in love with this vineyard.

End your day-long tour at Thornton Winery, one of the gateway vineyards, where gourmet fare and award-winning wines are perfectly paired. No matter which vineyard you choose, you can rest easy knowing that in wine country, you’ll be in good company.


Citadel Outlets for Bargains Galore

November 9th, 2015


Fashion and Los Angeles go together like Hollywood and movies, but did you know there’s a secret the locals might be keeping from you? Citadel Outlets is the place to find the greatest deals on the hottest brands. It’s so big you can schedule express shuttle service, compliments of the outlet, from any Anaheim or Los Angeles hotel. Once you arrive at Citadel Drive, you have a world of top brands and stores at your disposal.

Ann Taylor, Asics, Volcom, and Armani Exchange are all great place to start your bargain hunt. Head to Reebok, Quiksilver or Kate Spade New York for more holiday shopping destinations. Whether it’s Old Navy that’s calling your name, Banana Republic or Michael Kors, bargains are for the taking here.


Citadel Café offers a variety of dining options to refuel on your mid-shopping extravaganza. There are the staples like Starbucks, Subway and Auntie Anne’s. However, you might also want to check out Lamajoon Shish Kabob Mediterranean, Ruby’s Diner, Roll It Sushi, or Pronto Café. There’s also Sbarro, Maui Style Hawaiian BBQ or Jamba Juice.

Special deals abound and in December you can enjoy even better military discounts with your ID. Levi’s is offering jeans for under $20, while Papaya has items starting at just $5. See what you can uncover at Citadel and look fabulous in the process!


Hollywood Tours You Can’t Resist

October 23rd, 2015

Taking a tour of Hollywood, Los Angeles and other areas near Anaheim are nearly a requirement in southern California! There’s no better way to see the best sites, spot all the well-known landmarks, and better the odds of a celebrity sighting. However, with so many tours and tour companies at the ready, how do you know which one to pick? Start by checking out options at Starline Tours, Access Hollywood Tours and Ultimate Hollywood Tours, the biggest and most popular.

However, don’t forget about some of the boutique companies and niche tours. The Felix in Hollywood Tour Company offers premium customer service and the option to personalize your tour. Hollywood Dream Tours is owned and operated by locals who know all the ins and outs of LA.

Tour Time

There are also Hollywoodland Tours, Red Line Tours and TMZ Tours. See southern California with a brand new perspective on one of the many bike tours. ‘Tis the season for special tours, including holiday themes like haunted Hollywood, Christmas tours, and pit stops at some of the most fascinating seasonal lights around town.

Whether you choose guided or self-guided, double decker buses or open topped vans, bike tours or hiking tours, there’s no better way to explore the glitz, glamour and natural beauty than on a top tier tour.


Let Trip Advisor Guide Your Disney Trip

October 23rd, 2015

It’s no surprise that Disney destinations top the Trip Advisor recommendations for Anaheim. Of course you need to check out Downtown Disney, the Disney California Adventure Park, and Disneyland Park. But did you know that Trip Advisor has 181 other recommendations for can’t-miss destinations near Park Place Inn? The Anaheim Indoor Marketplace tops the chart, where you’ll find great bargains and you can shop like the locals.

At the Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center, you can find out what it’s like to be a fighter pilot, man a jet, or even show off with flight tricks. The Rinks at Anaheim ICE is the coolest place in town, and you can take an ice skating lesson or show off existing skills. Take one of the many local tours, whether it’s discovering where the stars live or being chauffeured around the best landmarks in Hollywood.

A Trip to Remember

SwingIt Trapeze is where you can fly through the air safely and in expert hands. There are two golf courses in the area, perfect for working on your swing or relaxing after your Disney days. The AMC at Downtown Disney is one of the best cinemas in the area, complete with cafes and beer and wine menus.

Dinner theaters, Escape Games, and a day of indulgence at Mandara Spa also top Trip Advisor’s recommendations. After Disney, where will you head first?


Hot Shops at Fashion Island

October 23rd, 2015

Fashion Island at Newport Beach is the ultimate shopping destination in southern California. Here you can schedule a personal shopper and take a break from your shopping extravaganza at one of the many restaurants or at the on-site cinema featuring state of the art entertainment. However, it’s of course the shopping that draws all the crowds. There are scores of shops, but a few of them are an absolute must.

The Bloomingdale’s Home Store provides endless options to upgrade your home, and Burns 1876 offers an eclectic selection for the well-groomed gentleman. Calypso St. Barth is coming soon, and Duxiana is a locally owned shop where you can find unique items. Check out FRAU, Great Maple, IT’SUGAR and Joie for great finds.

Itinerary Items

Kendra Scott, ‘lette Macaroons for a sweet treat, Lorna Jane and of course Louis Vuitton at Neiman Marcus can’t be missed. Slip into Maison Midi at American Rag Cie for some stellar deals, or go to the Muttropolis Cat and Dog Boutique if you’re traveling with a furry friend. There’s truly something for everyone in the family at sprawling Fashion Island.

The latest arrivals are Marlowe, Peloton and Sushi Roku. Wine, dine, shop, and be entertained at the one and only Fashion Island—just minutes from your Anaheim hotel!


Shoot for the Sky at Big Air Trampoline Park

October 22nd, 2015

This isn’t just a bigger version of your childhood trampoline in the backyard. At Big Air, anything goes, and it’ll have you literally jumping off the walls at the Zero Gravity Court. The recently opened Bullpen gives you a chance to try your hand at a rodeo—with the safety of plenty of padding to catch you when you fall. With the Galactic Gladiator Battlebeam, you can take on your friends in a jousting competition, all while on the precipice of a massive ball pit.

Martian Mountain is where you can try out your climbing skills with a series of courses. Make it to the top and you have the privilege of ringing the victory bell. Head to the Launch Pad, aptly named, and you can launch yourself through the air right into a ball pit or to bounce off the trampoline walls. At Big Air, even the sky isn’t the limit.

Jump to It!

Lil’ Zero Gravity Court is perfectly sized for your littler ones, complete with a Toddler Time so you can trust your smaller kids are cared for while the bigger members of the family dive right into the “big kid” zones. At the Dippers and Dodgeball Court, you can reserve the whole area for your own group or take in open court time and battle strangers.

Don’t miss out on Big Air, the ultimate thrill in Anaheim!


Best Value

September 2nd, 2015

Best valueYou won’t find a better value in an Anaheim hotel than right here at Park Place Inn & Mini Suites. Our rates our outstanding and our amenities are enough to make you feel like you are at home. Our location can’t be beat and our rooms are clean and comfortable. In a time when great value is hard to find, we have the best value when it comes to Disneyland hotels.

Located just next door to Disneyland, you are a short walk to a relaxing night after a long day of fun. Enjoy our heated pool and spa to soothe those achey feet and prop up in our plush beds for a comfortable night’s sleep. We offer laundry services, same day dry cleaning, multilingual staff, safe deposit box for your valuables, FREE breakfast each morning and so much more. Did we mention that kids 17 and under stay FREE?!

Book your Disneyland hotel with us today and enjoy a top notch hotel at a very affordable rate. We are the best value when it comes to staying in Anaheim. Reservations can be made online through our website. We look forward to seeing you soon and making your trip the trip of a lifetime.

Five Star Customer Reviews

August 28th, 2015

five star customer reviewsWe are a five star hotel with two star prices. Take a look, our customers think so too! These five star customer reviews from TripAdvisor don’t lie.

Gabe U. from Nampa, ID

This is the best bang for your buck at Disneyland.  The hotel “is” literally across the street from Disneyland.  This is the only hotel we stay at every year we go to Disneyland.  The rooms have been updated since a few of these posted photos.  We had a flat screen TV with HBO and cable,  It was a nice coming back after a long morning and evening of walking at Disneyland and watch a show.  If you want a nice dinner it is very close to a few nice restaurants.

The pool is small but it meets our needs.  There is also a hot tub that is well maintained.

The “free” morning buffet is very good.  It is nice to start the day with some fresh food, fruit, coffee, juice, eggs, sausage, ham, cold cereal, etc…  There is a large selection for a quick breakfast buffet.

The photo with all the maid service carts was during their break or too early in the morning.  I never saw this and felt our room was adequately cleaned and the staff was always helpful with every interaction with them.

We arrived at 1100 AM with a scheduled check in of 300 PM.  The front receptionist was very helpful and let us park our car (if parking was available).  Luckily, there was parking.  We immediately went to Disneyland and enjoyed the park.  We finished the AM park visit and when we arrived back to the hotel our room was ready on schedule.

We have been staying at this hotel for the past 5 years and have never had any issues.  The staff is top notch and the hotel meets our every need and is well maintained.

Becky A. from Miami, FL:

WOW this place was so worth it! Not only is it a bargain for location but the rooms are SQUEAKY CLEAN and the staff is very nice! It is literally across the street from Disney which makes everything so convenient. There is also a free buffet breakfast next door exclusively for Best Western customers and it did the job. Would definitely stay here again!


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