First impressions of Hotel Cheyenne were fabulous. It is themed on a Wild West town and in true Disney style, there is a lot of attention to detail.
The check in process was very smooth, there were a lot of staff in attendance and they were all very friendly and happy to answer questions. We were given a whole information pack containing park schedules, maps and meal passes. We were asked what time we wanted breakfast and were given breakfast passes for that particular time. Don't worry too much if you change your mind, we did and it was easily rectified. A pretty good tip for breakfast is, avoid between 8am and 9 am if at all possible, We did not the first morning and it was absolutely crazy, queues out the door and people everywhere! The Chuck Wagon restaurant is huge but at this time it was rammed, my advice is either get there before 8am or come back later around 10am. Lovely and quiet and you can enjoy your breakfast at leisure.
Our room was not ready for us on arrival, but there is a large luggage area where you can leave all your belongings and come back for them later. Easy process and saves you hanging about waiting for rooms.
Each hotel (apart from Disneyland Hotel) has a regular bus shuttle service, approximately every 10 - 15 minutes to take you straight to the parks. However, as we discovered, the Cheyenne was only about a 15 minute walk along the river from the park, we tended to use this on the way home mainly to avoid big queues. We never had a problem getting a bus, it is a good and reliable service.
All the rooms are in separate buildings named after famous Wild West legendary folk, our room was in the Doc Holliday building. The children loved looking out for all the famous names and it made them curious to learn more about the Wild West. It was a brilliant theme, the whole place was set out like a wild west town complete with saloon and police house. Brilliant! We loved wandering through especially when it was quiet and I could almost hear Clint Eastwood whistling as we explored!
When we got into our room, it was fine. It was clean and tidy and had everything that you need for your stay. The Cheyenne is only rated a 2* but there was nothing wrong with it, perfectly adequate and we were more than happy with it. The room was in-keeping with the Wild West theme and the children loved the bunk beds complete with Sheriff's star night lights.
With our package, breakfast was included. The Cheyenne serves a continental buffet style breakfast every morning and it is really good. There were plenty of cereals to choose from, along with the usual continental fayre of cheese, various meats and delicious fresh rolls and pastries. There was also lots of fresh fruit and berries, yoghurts and a couple of big toasters for you to use. Unlimited tea, coffee, hot chocolate and juice were available.
We also sampled the evening buffet here a couple of nights as to be perfectly honest, we were too tired to trek about. Again, lovely food, lots of choice, loosely based Wild West themed food, chilli, corn on the cob, ribs, baked potatoes, but you had to get in quick as once they were gone, they were gone. I think that may be my only complaint, stocks weren't replenished as much as I thought they should be. But there was lots of other choices and some delicious desserts. You got 1 drink per person included per meal but there was lots of water coolers around with jugs so you could help yourself to iced water at all times.
|The Chuck Wagon Restaurant|
|This Town ain't big enough for the both of us ....|