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Disneyland® Diamond Celebration

May 22nd, 2015

For 60 years, there’s been one place where friends and families shine together…smiles sparkle…and dreams really do come true. And beginning May 22, when the Disneyland® Resort Diamond Celebration gets underway, those dreams will come true in amazing and unforgettable new ways.

Prepare to be dazzled by exciting new entertainment experiences. Bigger, brighter and more vibrant than any other parade in Disneyland® Resort history, Paint The Night flows like a neon river of fantastic

floats, Disney Characters and costumed performers. Disneyland® Forever takes Disney magic to new

heights with a mix of breathtaking pyrotechnics and jaw-dropping visual effects that combine to create an immersive street-to-sky spectacular beyond anything you’ve ever imagined. And World of Color: Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney, an all-new version of the popular nighttime spectacular, takes us on an incredible journey of imagination filled with never-before-seen surprises and larger-than-life special effects.

And that’s only the beginning, because both Parks and the entire Disneyland® Resort will shine brighter than ever with a shimmering sprinkle of Diamond Celebration “pixie dust” that sparkles both day and night. So whether you come to relive fond memories or experience the dawning of an exciting new era of Disney magic, now is the time to be here. After all, there’s nothing like a Disney celebration—and there’s no better place on the planet to celebrate than at The Happiest Place on Earth!

Orange County Tours

April 29th, 2015

Orange County ToursEveryone wants their picture in front of the Hollywood sign or to see the iconic handprints in cement along Sunset Strip. Hop on one of the Orange County tours and see it all in one day. With a number of great tour companies and your pick of tours, you can hit all of the Orange County hot spots in a short amount of time.

Orange County tours give you the opportunity to see all that Orange County has to offer without spending an entire week doing it all. From Universal Studios to Rodeo Drive and  Santa Monic Pier to the Hollywood sign, you can see and be seen in an easy day trip.

TMZ tours, Access Hollywood tours, Starline tours and Ultimate Hollywood Tours gives you options to see celebrity homes, local attractions, Los Angeles hot spots or even a 48 hour hop on, hop off tour so you can see everything at your own pace.

Taking Orange County tours is easy! Anaheim Resort Transit (ART) will take you to ARTIC where you can head to your destination with a number of transportation options. ARTIC, Anaheim’s transportation hub, links you to all of Orange County with ease. Just select your method of transportation and get to your Orange County tours pick up area with no problem. For more information about getting to your destination in Orange County and back home to a relaxing night with us, just ask one of our friendly staff members and they will be happy to assist you.

2015 Summer Special

April 16th, 2015

2015 Summer SpecialEarning free money is easy at Best Western. This summer, we are offering a free $50 travel gift card when you book two separate stays with us nationwide. Our 2015 summer special is our way of saying ‘thank you’ for your business and loyalty. We pride ourselves in making your travels comfortable and affordable and this is just one more way of doing just that.

Come and enjoy all that Anaheim has to offer. With a number of family friendly activities  such as Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, Legoland and beautiful beaches nearby, it will be easy to find something to do to create lasting memories. Why not book several trips to explore all of Orange County!? Reservations are quick and simple with our online reservation system. With just the click of your mouse, you can have home away from home waiting on you.

Register for our 2015 summer special online. All we need is your email or your BW Rewards member number. Not a member of our BW Rewards? Sign up for free and start earning even more free stays with us. For more information about our 2015 summer special, visit us online at www.bestwestern.com. We look forward to seeing you again and again!

BW Rewards Loyalty Program

April 7th, 2015

BW Rewards Loyalty ProgramOur BW Rewards loyalty program is how we like to say ‘thank you’ to our customers. Voted as one of the best rewards programs by US News, we make it easy to earn back with each night you stay with us. Enrollment is FREE and easy through our BW Rewards loyalty program online. Just fill out a few things about yourself and start earning points with your next stay.

Our BW Rewards loyalty program benefits include:

  • NO blackout dates
  • Points that never expire
  • Points earned with partnering programs
  • Elite status match

That is just the beginning. We like to thank our customers for their business and for making us your home away from home when on the road. We partner with a number of other rewards programs and companies to make it even easier to earn rewards when you travel. Some of our preferred partners include:

– AeroMexico

– American Airlines

– FTD

  • Budget Car Rental
  • Avis Car Rental
  • MasterCard
  • American Express

Sign up for our BW Rewards loyalty program today and start earning your way to a free night on us.

Anaheim Hotel Customer Reviews

March 26th, 2015

Anaheim HotelTrip Advisor doesn’t lie. It is real, honest reviews from real customers. See what some of our recent customers had to say about our service and you will know why you should make us your next Anaheim hotel.

Shalstenberg knows a great deal! Our rates are some of the best among any Anaheim hotel you find.

“Great price great stay!”

I have stayed here many times! The room was clean, the staff was wonderful, and it was close to the parks! My friend and I were able to walk to and from the parks easily! We also felt safe while there it was our first trip just us two and it was nice to feel secure and to know our luggage was safe while we were at the parks all day.

TammyT from San Marcos, we appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you next time!

“Great value and location”

I have stayed at this hotel 5 times while going to Disneyland and participating in the RunDisney events. I am never disappointed in the room or service. The staff has always been helpful and courteous and the rooms clean. It is so convenient to Disneyland and all of the fun of the area.

AdventureCalledLife visited with us all the way from Bethel, Maine and had this to say:

“Love this place, stayed many times!”

This is my go-to hotel in Anaheim, staying there maybe 5-6 times so far. The front desk is always MORE than helpful and friendly. The location is perfect- short walk to the Anaheim Convention center and close walk to Disney. Tons of great Mexican food all around. The pool and hot tub areas are nice and well kept- as are all of the grounds- always clean, always well taken of.

 

Thank you AdventureCalledLife, TammyT and Shalstenberg!

OC’s Top 5 Irish Pubs

March 16th, 2015

OC's Top 5 Irish pubsIf you are looking for the Irish in you this St. Patrick’s Day, we invite you to try out one of OC’s top 5 Irish Pubs. These fantastic spots are top of the list for a reason. Enjoy great food, a fun atmosphere, friendly service and, of course, Irish beer. Not planning on visiting until later in the year? That’s ok, these are great spots to visit on any normal occasion. The beer may not be green but they will still have the relaxing and enjoyable experience waiting on you when you do get a chance to visit. Without further ado, here are our OC’s top five Irish pubs to visit this St. Patrick’s Day:

– Gallagher’s Pub and Grill

– Branagan’s Irish Pub

– The Auld Dubliner

– Patsy’s Irish Pub

– Silky Sullivan’s Restaurant & Irish Pub

As always, while you are out enjoying the Irish in you, drink responsibly this St. Patrick’s Day. We are happy to be your home away from home and will gladly host you to a relaxing and comfortable evening should you need a place just like home, only closer. Give us a call and we will go the extra mile for you so you don’t have to. If you would like to play it on the safe side, our reservations are fast and easy online so you can book your stay ahead of time. We look forward to celebrating the Irish with you this St. Patrick’s Day.

Great Coffee Spots in Anahiem

March 16th, 2015

Great Coffee Spots in AnaheimDon’t let vacation run you down. Grab a cup of energy on your way out the door and get ready for another fun filled day in Anaheim. We proudly have some of the best coffee joints around so find check out a few of these great coffee spots in Anaheim and get a little energy to get you going.

First on our list is the Gypsy Den. This quaint yet eclectic hot spot is the perfect place to find a cup of coffee or café mocha to get you moving. This coffee shop/restaurant has everything you can imagine from pastries to breakfast sandwiches and salads to desserts.

Next up is the Night Owl coffee lounge. This fantastic local spot is a mix of art, food, caffeine and a great experience. From the minute you walk in the door you will be wowed by this Bohemian coffee joint. Open late, this is the spot to be for live music, poetry readings and more.

Stewart’s Coffee Shop is one of the best coffee spots in the Anaheim area. An old school diner, Stewart’s serves up more than just great coffee. Grab a little bit of breakfast before you head out the door. Last but not least on our list of great coffee spots in Anaheim is Coffee Code. This one of a kind espresso bar. Featuring a unique take on coffee as well as the usual staples, you will find what you are looking for in the way of coffee and tea. Known for their latte’s and great atmosphere, it is one to try.

Orange County Restaurant Week

March 6th, 2015

Orange County Restaurant Week This week is a foodie’s dream come true. Orange County Restaurant Week is upon us and there is so much deliciousness it is hard to contain the excitement. This week, March 1-7, head out to a number of amazing hot spots in Orange County and taste some of the best food and menu items that Orange County has to offer. After seven amazing years, this year tops the charts as one of the largest yet. Over 125 restaurants are participating in Orange County Restaurant Week giving you the best deals you can imagine.

Try new places, new foods and perhaps a movie while the deals are going strong. Many restaurants will be featuring new and special menu items for this week only. The best is yet to come! This year, Orange County Restaurant Week just happened to incorporate what we all love… Girl Scout Cookies! That’s right, some of these amazing restaurants are creating new, amazing items with some of our very favorite Girl Scout cookies! Head over to http://www.ocrestaurantweek.com/home.html to get a full list of participating restaurants, drink specials, menu items and so much more.

To book your Orange County Restaurant Week hotel, we make it fast and easy with our online reservations. If you like a more personal feel, give us a call and one of our friendly staff members will be happy to help you book your stay. We look forward to hosting you and showing you what great customer service is all about.

Loads of Fun at LEGOLAND

February 26th, 2015

loads of fun at legolandTreat the kids to a weekend of pure excitement here in Anaheim. With so much to do and lots of thrills to go around you and the family will have loads of fun at LEGOLAND. A theme park like no other, LEGOLAND offers fun for the whole family and has so much excitement that you need more than one day to take it all in.

Start your day off with fast action and blood pumping thrills. With over 60 different rides LEGOLAND has something for every member of your family.  Whip around curves at 21 mph on the Coastersaurus or jump 15 feet in the air on the Beetle Bounce. Shop for souvenirs and grab a bite to eat to rest your feet. Need to cool off? Head over to LEGOLAND Water Park. Enjoy splashing into the pool after zipping down a waterside. Climb to the top of the 45 foot tall tower and dodge the water coming at you from one of the giant LEGO friends roaming the park.

Get out of the sun and get under the sea at the SEA LIFE aquarium. Featuring over 36,000 square feet of sea life adventures, it is sure to be a big hit with the whole family. Watch as sharks swim by or explore the life of jellyfish right before your eyes.

Make your trip even more affordable and enjoy a relaxing, comfortable stay with us. With five star service and only two star prices we can promise that you will have a little more change in your pocket and a little extra energy after a night with us. Get the rest you need to make sure you have loads of fun at LEGOLAND. Book your LEGOLAND hotel now with just the click of a button. Our online reservations take the hassle out of planning your travel.

Knott’s Berry Farm for the Family

February 20th, 2015

Knott's Berry FarmEnjoy a day of fun and excitement with the family at Knott’s Berry Farm. This 160 acre land of thrills is the prefect way to enjoy time together as a family. With rides and games for all ages, there is something for everyone in your family. The youngest members of your troop can have a blast on a number of exciting kids rides. With everything from hot air balloons to flying planes and big rig trucks to school buses there are enough thrills to keep them going throughout the day.

The older, more season kids will enjoy the roller coasters  like the Bomerang, Silver Bullet or the Pony Express or the thrill seekers may want to try Supreme Scream or Rip Tide. There are also a number of rides, Calico Railroad, Wheeler Dealer Bumper Cars and Butterfield Stagecoach just to name a few, that everyone can ride together. Parents, you are in luck, you can hop on just about any ride you choose. With the kids or fly solo either way, this theme park is for you too.

Not only is Knott’s Berry Farm  family friendly and a great place for the whole clan to have fun but it is affordable too! Pair that with a weekend stay with us and you have a fun, inexpensive family weekend away. Make things easy on yourself and book your reservations online. With our online reservation system, it is fast and easy to start your family vacation. Tickets and season passes for Knott’s Berry Farm is also available online. We look forward to hosting you and your family for a fun weekend away.

 

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