Holiday Inn Buena Park - Near Knott's

Anaheim, Los Angeles

Virgin rating

The hotel

You can enjoy comfortable, spacious rooms and friendly service a mile from Knott's Berry Farm® theme park when you book your stay at the Holiday Inn Buena Park. It also boasts the largest outdoor heated pool and whirlpool in the area, making it the perfect place to enjoy a fantastic Californian holiday. You're situated in a great location, close to all attractions, including Disneyland® Resort which is 6 miles, and a free shuttle ride, away. For shopaholics, Buena Park Downtown mall is a short drive away.

Amenities

  • Wheelchair access
  • Families
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Free Parking
  • Free transport to theme parks
  • Hot tub
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box

Where is it

In the centre of it all, close to shops, bars, restaurants and theme parks. Pirate's Dinner Theater, Knott's Berry Farm, Soak City Waterpark & Medieval Times are within a mile of the hotel. A free shuttle operates to Disney's California Adventure, Disneyland Resort and other attractions.

Hotel information

247 rooms on 4 floors with 2 lifts. All with air-conditioning, 37" LCD HD TV, telephone, complimentary WiFi, mini-fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities, hairdryer, iron and board. Standard Rooms feature pool or city views, with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds; sleeping maximum 4 adults. All rooms are non-smoking.

Executive rooms include the following benefits:- Daily coffee and water service - Private key access floor - New clock/speaker/USB charger - Keurig coffee machine - New lap desks - Upgraded bathroom amenities - Complimentary newspaper delivered daily (Mon - Fri). 

The use of the pool area is for hotel guests only. Guests may not invite non-guests to the pool area. Limited capacity (40 guests) and social distance requirements apply.

Complimentary shuttle service has resumed. Reservations are required and can be made at the front desk. 

Complimentary shuttle (with the exception of Sunday's, reservations required) to Disneyland® and attractions within a 5-mile radius. Complimentary self-parking.

Ventana’s Restaurant (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, children eat free - up to four kids ages 11 and under). Marbles lobby bar and lounge (lunch, dinner and drinks).

Heated outdoor pool and whirlpool. Fitness centre.

Room service*. Gift shop. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Complimentary WiFi. Concierge service.

Wheelchair adapted rooms with partially accessible amenities or facilities available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A perfect hotel in a great location

Apr 4, 2022 Vagobond Honolulu, Hawaii

We loved everything about this hotel. Staff was friendly, rooms were clean and comfy, location was perfect. Pool was fun and free shuttles to Knotts and Disneyland were super convenient. Restaurant was reasonably priced and nearby KPop Center offered delicious alternatives. Free parking, strong wifi, and good vibes.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Had to catch & hide cockroaches from Mr.

Jan 3, 2022 rpB4714YW

Went there for a high school reunion. Can't tell you what 1/3 of the vaccinated group caught because then they won't print this review. My son & I were trying to catch all the cockroaches we saw, while the Mr. was in the shower, so as not to make this trip seem bad. All of us caught the unmentionable pandemic , so I guess these roaches don't seem… Read more
Went there for a high school reunion. Can't tell you what 1/3 of the vaccinated group caught because then they won't print this review. My son & I were trying to catch all the cockroaches we saw, while the Mr. was in the shower, so as not to make this trip seem bad. All of us caught the unmentionable pandemic , so I guess these roaches don't seem to be all that bad in comparison. Ironic isn't it..... Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect Weekend

Oct 5, 2021 angelb65 Peoria, Arizona

Great hotel for a weekend in Southern California. Free parking and free shuttle to the parks is a rarity nowadays, so to stay in a very ice, very clean and very comfortable beds for a price 20% cheaper than Anaheim hotels was very satisfactory. Staff was friendly and efficient. Though we didn't use the pool, the area was beautiful and saw many… Read more
Great hotel for a weekend in Southern California. Free parking and free shuttle to the parks is a rarity nowadays, so to stay in a very ice, very clean and very comfortable beds for a price 20% cheaper than Anaheim hotels was very satisfactory. Staff was friendly and efficient. Though we didn't use the pool, the area was beautiful and saw many families using the patio area relaxing. Things that could be improved: coffee in room was undrinkable and bathroom was small and partially dated, especially the faucets. They at least updated the shower head to work for tall people. A little noisy from freeway, but was so exhausted it didn't matter. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Horrible Smell and Outdated Rooms

Sep 14, 2021 LVLOCAL04 LAS VEGAS

I have stated at many Holiday Inn properties and this one by far was the worst I have ever experienced . I base most of my choices of hotel by reading reviews and past experiences with the chain and wanted to write a review of this hotel to help others make their choice as well. The check in process was fine but the hallways smelled like feces and… Read more
I have stated at many Holiday Inn properties and this one by far was the worst I have ever experienced . I base most of my choices of hotel by reading reviews and past experiences with the chain and wanted to write a review of this hotel to help others make their choice as well. The check in process was fine but the hallways smelled like feces and the room had an overwhelming musty nasty smell, so much so that I had to put a towel over my pillow because the smell absorbed into the sheets and I could not sleep. There were also two small cockroaches by the fridge. I have never seen cockroaches in a hotel before nor I’ve had trouble sleeping due to the smell. To be clear I am not one to complain about little things in a hotel that dont heavily impact my stay, but cleanliness is important to me and I was not comfortable here at all. We stayed only overnight and left early in the morning and I did not bring any of this to the attention of the hotel staff as the entire hallway smells like feces and the hotel room was so outdated and smelly hat I don’t think any other room would’ve made a difference. It was one night so I just dealt with it. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good choice near Knott's Berry Farm

Jul 7, 2021 PDXPremier Hillsboro, Oregon

The "Good": 1. Great location (not quite walking distance) to Knott's Berry Farm 2. Clean, comfortable room with a patio 3. Large, heated swimming pool with inflatable pool toys and pool noodles provided The "Not-So-Good": 1. This is the first hotel I've ever been to (even during the pandemic) that has a Keurig coffee maker but provides no… Read more
The "Good": 1. Great location (not quite walking distance) to Knott's Berry Farm 2. Clean, comfortable room with a patio 3. Large, heated swimming pool with inflatable pool toys and pool noodles provided The "Not-So-Good": 1. This is the first hotel I've ever been to (even during the pandemic) that has a Keurig coffee maker but provides no coffee pods or cups....so weird. There is also no coffee in the lobby so both days I actually got in my car and drove to Starbucks or McDonalds for coffee. With California removing COVID restrictions last month there is really no excuse for this. 2. As mentioned by a previous reviewer, the A/C here is LOUD....I'm glad it still worked to cool the room, but honestly I think they are so old that they are in need of replacement. 3. Consider offering a shuttle to Knott's...$20 is a lot to pay to park at a theme park when the hotel is so close, but still a long walk. Read less