Think Outside the Box On A Road Trip to Southern California

April 5, 2011


A true hidden treasure in Anaheim is the Hotel Menage. Such a gem in fact, that the corporate folks from Disney bring their clients there to watch the fireworks and have food and cocktails. One visit and you will be certain why. This beautiful tropical Asian flared property is literally across the street from the staging area for the Disney fireworks and parades. Kids can recreate in the lavish pool or spa while mom and dad enjoy cocktails in the patio by the pool, while all take in the parades and fireworks. One of the only 24 hour pools in California, no matter what time you return from the park you can enjoy the pool as well as the extravaganza Disney provides.

The rooms and suites are huge, comfy, and very classy yet kid friendly. Extras like free internet and a spacious work out room really round out the experience.

The food at K’ya on property is likely the highest quality food for the most economical price you could find within miles. All plates at K’ya, located inside Hotel Manage, are less than $10 and the offerings are phenomenal. Simply outstanding dishes from a half dozen different countries are artfully and delightfully prepared to satisfy the most famished post-Disney appetites. It’s a classy place with outstanding food, where the kids can bounce around in the booths without notice while the parents unwind with a cocktail or some appetizers.

If something closer to the freeways is desirable because you plan to do hopping between Disney parks as well as Knott’s Berry Farm and Universal Studios, then the Embassy Suites North might be just the ticket. Again, think outside the box. Instead of the crowded, over priced hotels right on the strip by Disneyland, try this nice property where every room is a suite, a full-service, cooked to order breakfast is served daily, a manager’s cocktail reception, complete with Roy Rogers and Shirley Temple bar, and a shuttle to the parks, all make everything relaxing, convenient, and affordable. Our shuttle driver Ray was worth the visit as he enchanted all the kids with card tricks, appropriate jokes, and made the long day a true pleasure on the way back to the hotel.

K'ya Menu