Anaheim has more than its share of budget hotels for families visiting Disneyland and business types attending conventions. Sadly, most offer somewhat generic fare. Because of this, Ayres Hotel Anaheim stands out. Deliberately done up in classic European décor, it features ivy, gas lanterns and a lobby with marble floors, oil paintings and a fireplace for chilly SoCal nights. Rooms and suites pair luxuries such as hand-crafted wooden beds and velvet drapes with practical niceties like flat-screen TVs, fridges and microwaves. Free perks add to the already good value: Wi-Fi, deluxe hot breakfast, weeknight evening reception and guest parking. There are meeting rooms, a pool and a fitness room on-site. Guests can walk to the Honda Center (across the street), Angel Stadium (next door) and The Grove of Anaheim (half a mile away), and Disneyland can be reached directly from the hotel via the Anaheim Resort Transit.