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  • Candy Cane Inn VS. HOJO

    I'm going to Disneyland in august and need to finalize the hotel part of the trip. Usually we stay at the CC and love it, however this time a few people we are going down with are staying at the HOJO. I was wondering if anybody has stayed at both and able to give a good pro-con review of each. Thanks in advance everyone!!

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    Re: Candy Cane Inn VS. HOJO

    I've stayed at both places and personally I prefer the Candy Cane over the HOJO. I like the atmosphere of the Candy Cane as well as the closeness to the park. The fact that they have their own shuttle helps too. I have not been to impressed with the ART service around the resort. Having a continental breakfast is a plus especially when you have young ones around who need a little snack in the morning to tide them over.

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    • #3
      Re: Candy Cane Inn VS. HOJO

      Another good website to check out is www.tripadvisor.com to compare hotels in the area. I've only stayed at HoJo and never had any problems. I really enjoy the "family/classic" feel of HoJo, but of course I can't really compare it to Candy Cane since I haven't stayed there.

      I'm sure you'll get many more opinions here though!
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      • #4
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        Candy Cane - all the way. Good breakfast and it's close. Hojo is okay too, but I prefer the look and feel of the candy cane - Hojo advantage, Mimi's in the parking lot.
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          Do they still have Howard Johnson's?
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            Re: Candy Cane Inn VS. HOJO

            Originally posted by TrojanSkippa View Post
            Do they still have Howard Johnson's?





            Yep.

            AKA HOJO's.

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            • #7
              Re: Candy Cane Inn VS. HOJO

              Originally posted by TrojanSkippa View Post
              Do they still have Howard Johnson's?
              But they don't have the HoJo restaurant anymore, just the hotel.


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              • #8
                Re: Candy Cane Inn VS. HOJO

                This is my first time on here and I saw that you were looking for hotel info.Well while you are waiting could you possibly give me the pro's and cons of CC,I have a trip planned for Dec.21-26(yes Christmas) with 3 Teens and Me and Hubby. I was looking at DoubleTree but looking for options, making reservations by end of Aug.

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                • #9
                  Re: Candy Cane Inn VS. HOJO

                  Doubletree is very nice as well, just a little bit farther away. Candy Cane is next to a little convenience store, they have a great continental breakfast, close to the park (do they still have their own shuttle?) It's just a nice property with flowers everywhere and a nice pool.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Candy Cane Inn VS. HOJO

                    I know that the HoJo is right across from the park but is the walk longer than it seems? I'm used to the walk from the Candy Cane, is there much of a diff?

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                    • #11
                      Re: Candy Cane Inn VS. HOJO

                      Originally posted by msmith View Post
                      I know that the HoJo is right across from the park but is the walk longer than it seems? I'm used to the walk from the Candy Cane, is there much of a diff?
                      It really didn't seem like a long walk to me at all!
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                      • #12
                        Re: Candy Cane Inn VS. HOJO

                        Three hotels share the same distance from the Front Lobby to the Main Entrance Plaza, Paradise Pier, HoJo's and CCI, they are all about 6/10th of a mile. Disney doesn't offer any type of transporation and expects you to walk, CCI offers their own free shuttle, HoJo's is part of the ART system, but I prefer to walk.

                        As for the differences, HoJo's is a, HOTEL with interior hallways, rooms are large, and has nicer grounds, multiple pool areas and a large parking lot. Also their internet access works better, though it does require a wired connection that is provided in each room. WiFi is available in the lobby. Also, Mimi's restuarant is right across the street.

                        CCI is a 2 story MOTEL with cars parking in front of your room, but has nice grounds and a free breakfast.

                        It is harder to book and get a discount at CCI, since it has a lot less rooms.

                        HoJo's has some decent discounts, including a 15% discount for AP holders. Here is a link to the discounts.

                        http://www.hojoanaheim.com/mousesavers/

                        My preference is HoJo's.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Candy Cane Inn VS. HOJO

                          Originally posted by msmith View Post
                          I know that the HoJo is right across from the park but is the walk longer than it seems? I'm used to the walk from the Candy Cane, is there much of a diff?
                          The walk is about the same distance, just different directions. Also, between the Park and Hojo's is McDs (good for a parfait on the way back) or Mimi's (call ahead for take out dinner!)
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                          • #14
                            Re: Candy Cane Inn VS. HOJO

                            I liked the Candy Cane Inn very much - more than I expected to, I was there a couple of weeks ago.

                            The breakfast was good, and the free wireless in the rooms was terrific! The grounds were beautiful too. There is a convenience store next to the CCI, but also a 7-11 right next to that.
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                            • #15
                              Re: Candy Cane Inn VS. HOJO

                              I've stayed at both and I much prefer the Candy Cane--when I can get in! They both cost about the same, but for me, the Candy Cane has a lot more value for the price.

                              1. The CC has two convenience stores and a couple fast food places nearby, whereas the Howard Johnson's is sort of isolated and back from the other hotels. This also makes the walk feel longer (even if it isn't).

                              2. Someone's already mentioned the CC shuttle.

                              3. I don't know the breakfast situation at HOJO, but the Candy Cane's is wonderful! Bagels (several types), cream cheese schmeers (ditto), cereals (ditto), orange juice, coffee, milk, all of it poolside.

                              4. Biggest one--the noise! The HOJO backs up against Interstate 5. That's right, you have the biggest, busiest freeway in California right outside your room. Sleep? What's that? Least, that's how it was for me.
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