If you're planning a visit to Anaheim but can't decide where to stay, you might want to consider the Westin Anaheim Resort. Located just across from Disneyland, this brand new AAA Four-Diamond hotel opened its doors to the public in June 2021, and has been drawing rave reviews ever since. With an outdoor swimming pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, numerous dining options, and exclusive rooftop bar, it's one of the Anaheim Resort District's hottest new properties. If you're still in need of some convincing, here are 10 very good reasons to stay at the Westin Anaheim.
1. It's ideal for events
If you're planning a work event, the Westin Anaheim Resort could be your ideal destination. With 23 meeting venues and up to 47,542 square feet of flexible space (including a 16,120-square-foot grand ballroom space with eight spacious break-out venues), it's perfectly geared for meetings, conferences, seminars, and more besides. To make it even easier, the hotel offers a variety of tools to make arranging your event a breeze, including a unique complimentary Reservation Link that can be shared via email or embedded in a website to make it easy for your guests to book their rooms; rooming lists for you to keep track of which guests have reserved rooms and when they plan to arrive; and mobile check in/check out with the option for guests to receive instant alerts when their room is ready and check out without having to queue at the front desk.
2. It offers exclusive privileges for Marriott Bonvoy members
If you're a Marriott Bonvoy member, prepare for some extra treats during your stay. As thefamilytravelguy.com says, providing you have at least platinum status, you'll enjoy privileged access to the Westin Club Lounge, an exclusive indoor/outdoor space overlooking the Disney Resort where guests can enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast, mid-day snacks and beverages, and savory bites throughout the day. There's also a members-only bar in case you get thirsty.
3. It's heaven for gym bunnies
If you don't consider a vacation a valid excuse to give your fitness routine the day off, you're in luck. The hotel's 2,860 square foot WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio is perfect for fitness fanatics, offering 24/7 access to a huge range of state-of-the-art equipment like Peloton bikes and TRX functional training equipment. It also has the advantage of being one of the first hotels in the world to offer access to Westin's new bespoke recovery station with recovery devices from Hyperice.
4. There's an awesome swimming pool
If the thought of working up a sweat in the hotel's WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio is your idea of holiday hell, don't panic - there's still a way you can get your daily exercise without having to reach for a pair of sneakers. The resort's heated outdoor swimming pool is the perfect place to burn off those calories with some laps... if you want to. If you don't, grab a float, a craft cocktail from Bella’s Splash Pool Bar, lie back, and prepare to soak up the rays. There's also a whirlpool with five private cabanas to enjoy, including a huge 20x10 feet cabana with a firepit.
5. The rooms are super-luxe
The main benefit of staying at a hotel that's less than a year old? Scrupulously clean, contemporary rooms with absolutely no signs of wear and tear. The hotel offers 618 rooms in total, with a choice between king or queen-sized rooms (both a spacious 390 sqft), studios (550 sqft), parkview suites (780 sqft), or the uber swanky presidential suite with a wraparound balcony and a whopping 2000 sqft of space. All rooms come with a superb array of conveniences and comforts, including complimentary robes and slippers, a laptop safe, USB charging ports, bedside lighting controls, and signature Westin Heavenly Bed and Bath amenities.
6. The food's fantastic
Regardless of what else you pack for your stay, be sure to include your appetite - with seven unique dining experiences to choose between, you're going to need it. If you're craving some contemporary Californian cuisine made from local, seasonal ingredients, stop by the resort's signature restaurant, Tangerine Room. If you'd rather have some artisan baked treats to enjoy on the go, head for Blossom Cafe & Market, where you can also slurp on an energizing smoothie or grab a caffeine fix. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar is the place for some world-class surf and turf, while Puesto does an excellent line in authentic Mexican cuisine.
7. It has the only rooftop bar in Anaheim
If you want to enjoy a sunset cocktail while enjoying the view over Disneyland, head for RISE Rooftop Lounge, the only rooftop bar in town and a very fine place to enjoy the talents of the hotel's word trained mixologists. If you get peckish, there's also a fabulous array of tapas-style dishes to enjoy. Other onsite bars to check out include Bar 1030, which offers curated craft cocktails, specialty teas and light bites, and Bella’s Splash Pool Bar, a full-service bar where you can enjoy a craft cocktail or refreshing non-alcoholic beverage poolside.
8. It's got an unbeatable location
Set in the very heart of the Anaheim Resort District, the Westin Anaheim puts guests within minutes of some of Southern California's most famous attractions, including Angel Stadium of Anaheim, the Honda Center, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, and Laguna Beach. And that's to say nothing of the biggest attraction of them all, Disneyland, which is just a hop, skip, and a jump across the way.
9. It's perfect for weddings
If you're looking for the ideal venue for your big day, look no further than Westin Anaheim. As thisfairytalelife.com points out, the hotel is primed and ready for everything from a big extravaganza to a low key ceremony, with the largest room, Anabella Ballroom, able to fit a whopping 1000 guests for a reception.
10. It's playing it safe with Covid
Travel might be back on the table, but for obvious reasons, guests want to know that their hotel is clean, sanitized, and doing everything possible to keep risks to a minimum. The Westin Anaheim has responded to the situation by putting cleaning and safety standards at the top of the agenda. Per Marriott's protocols, all linens are sanitized in a high-temperature wash, hand sanitizer is freely available to guests & staff, all staff are required to wear masks in public areas, high traffic areas are regularly sanitized, and floors have been marked for social distancing.
Written by Dana Hanson
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