We stayed at the Candy
Cane Inn from December 22nd through the 26th, checking out on the 27th of
December. I had upgraded our room from
the standard accommodations to the deluxe room.
This room was supposedly bigger than the standard room, yet it was still
The reason we upgraded our
room was because we knew I would have a scooter, or ECV that would need to be
charged in the room each night. When we
got to the room, we found that to fit the scooter in the room we had to move
furniture. So for the duration of our
stay the table was in front of the connecting door, and the two chairs became a
suit case holder since there are not enough drawers for clothing for more than
We found a total of seven
small drawers. My underclothing for six
days took up one of these drawers. Andy
and Alex made use of the four drawers in the bureau while I used those in the
nightstand. I hung my shirts because
there were plenty of hangars, and just left my pants and shorts in the suit
case on the two big chairs. This worked
out for me because the suit case was left closed unless I was getting an item
of clothing, and we had previously moved those two chairs to put the scooter into
the room. Remember, a scooter is not
that large, so having to move things to get it to fit was an issue. The lack of drawers for a room that sleeps
five people was simply not enough.
When we last stayed at the
Candy Cane Inn, Andy had to go across the street to the Ramada (so across and up
a block) to get internet access. Since I
loved the hotel anyway and we had stayed there before with no problems, we
decided to try it again. I specifically
love staying here for Christmas trips.
Something to do with the hotel name.
We found out the second
day into our trip that the internet was going to be very spotty. For most of the trip Andy had to use his
phone to connect to the internet. People
I met in the hot tub told me that one side of the hotel had no problems, while
the other side was spotty to no internet.
They had even had someone come into the room to check the internet
hookup and it was fine, but in four days they were never able to connect. It was also surprising to find out that they
have no ESPN. That was disappointing
after spending Sunday in the parks and wanting to watch ESPN for football
We found the water
pressure in the shower fine, but the water temperature seriously lacking. Many mornings we took cold or lukewarm
showers. And women, you know how hard it
is to shave your legs when you are cold and have goose bumps. To not have hot water was just shameful of
the hotel, and we should have complained, but never did that.
The pillows and bed were
both very comfortable. The pillows were
plentiful, and there was an extra one in the closet. The wood shutters were a really nice touch.
But we told our driver on
the way back to the airport, we will not stay there again. It is possible that I will need a scooter for
the rest of my Disney trips. We should
not have to upgrade our room for the scooter to fit. We should not have to take cold showers, and
we should be able to watch ESPN on television at night.
For Andy and Alex, the
shuttle was nice. There feet didn't hurt
AS MUCH. But they still hurt. Thanks to all the shuttle drivers for the
good attitudes and good rides. Getting a
ride to Disneyland is much better than walking
for 10 minutes.
So one more time,
The staff were all very
The shuttle to Disneyland was very nice.
The beds were comfy after
a long day of park hopping.
The Christmas cookies for
Santa and the teddy bear on Christmas Eve were a nice touch. And completely unexpected.
The small room.
The lack of internet.
No ESPN on tv.
Cold or lukewarm showers.
For us, the bad is too
much to overcome, and we will not stay there again. For others, the bad may not matter to you at
all, and this hotel may be perfect for you.
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