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8 Hotels near the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California

Nixon Library

Richard Nixon was an uncommonly tragic person and president.

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The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California, traces the 37th President’s unique life, from his humble birth through his ruinous presidency to his quasi-redemptive post-political years.

I’ve visited several times, and I think it’s one of the best presidential libraries.  It’s a fine place for anyone interested in American history to spend a day.

In addition to the Museum’s extensive exhibits, you may also explore:

Yorba Linda is a small city in Orange County, where I lived for about a year and a half.  Nearby are:

 

The Nixon Library is in a fairly quiet location, removed from other attractions.  The area is car-dependent, which is unfortunate because driving in southern California is a congested nightmare.  There are lots of hotels near the Library, but most of them are tourist-class.  To find hotels in a broad range of categories near other things to do, you’ll need to consider a wide radius.  Among the more suitable hotels within 10 miles of the Nixon Library are:

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
in Anaheim

This luxury hotel is about eight miles from the Nixon Library.  It is the most convenient hotel to Disneyland Resort, where guests enjoy early entry.

The Hotel’s Craftsman-style architecture calls back to the early 20th century’s Arts and Crafts movement.  Amenities include a gym, a spa, and valet parking.  Check-out time is an annoying 11 am.

The hotel’s Napa Rose restaurant serves upscale California cuisine for dinner.  On several mornings weekly, it features “Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures” — a three-course brunch during which young travellers may interact with Disney princesses.

The Storytellers Cafe offers an American buffet.  Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters appear at breakfast.

The Hearthstone Lounge serves bar bites.  The GCH Craftsman Grill offers fast-casual American food.  The GCH Craftsman Bar serves light bites by the pool.

Michelin restaurants within six miles of the hotel include:

J.W. Marriott Anaheim Resort

This upscale hotel is about 8 miles from the Nixon Library.  It is within walking distance of Disneyland.

Amenities include a gym and valet parking.  Check-out time is 11 am.

The hotel’s upscale restaurant is Tocca Ferro Italian Chophouse.  Its lobby/pool bar Citriculture serves light bites.  Its Market Place offers café cuisine to go.

Its Parkestry Rooftop Bar serves light bites.  It’s the highest rooftop bar in Anaheim, with views of Disneyland and its fireworks.

Michelin restaurants within six miles of the hotel include:

Hotel Indigo Anaheim

This IHG boutique hotel is eight miles from the Nixon Library.  It is steps away from Disneyland.

Amenities include a gym and complimentary parking.  Check-out time is 11 am.  The hotel’s Chambers Bar & Bistro serves American fare.

Michelin restaurants within six miles of the hotel include:

Anaheim Marriott Hotel

This business hotel is 8.5 miles from the Nixon Library.  It has a complimentary shuttle to Disneyland.  I once enjoyed nearly a week here during a southern-California speaking tour.

Amenities include a gym and valet parking.  There is a private lounge for higher-status members of Marriott’s frequent-travel Bonvoy program.  Check-out time is a reasonable 12 noon.

The hotel’s nFuse restaurant serves California cuisine.  Its Market Cafe offers light bites.  Slice features pizza.

Michelin restaurants within six miles of the hotel include:

DoubleTree by Hilton Fullerton

This mid-scale hotel is a little under four miles from the Nixon Library.  It is within walking distance of the California State University at Fullerton.

Amenities include a gym and complimentary parking.  Check-out time is 12 noon.

The hotel’s 57 Bar & Grill serves American fare.

Michelin restaurants within seven miles of the hotel include:

Residence Inn by Marriott
Anaheim Placentia Fullerton

This extended-stay hotel is four miles from the Nixon Library.  It is a little more than one mile from CSU–Fullerton.

Amenities include a gym, on-site parking, and complimentary breakfast.  Check-out time is 12 noon.

Michelin restaurants within six miles of the hotel include:

Fairfield Inn by Marriott Anaheim Hills Orange County

This select-service hotel is three miles from the Nixon Library.  It is a little under seven miles from Angel Stadium.

Amenities include a gym, complimentary parking, and complimentary breakfast.  Check-out time is 12 noon.

Michelin restaurants within 11 miles of the hotel include:

Great Wolf Lodge Southern California | Garden Grove

This family hotel is 9.5 miles from the Nixon Library.  It is four miles from Disneyland.

Amenities include a gym, complimentary parking, and a large indoor water park with a lazy river.  Check-out time is 11 am.

The hotel’s Lodge Wood Fired Grill serves American fare.  Loose Moose offers an American buffet.  Hungry as a Wolf features pizza.  Grizzly Jack’s Bar & Grill serves American fare by the outdoor pool.  Buckets serves light bites at the water park.  Bear Paw offers sweet snacks.  There is also a Dunkin’ Donuts in the Lodge.

Michelin restaurants within five miles of the hotel include:

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