If you are going to Disneyland, it is worth the few extra dollars you will spend by staying at one of the Disney property hotels. The Disneyland hotel is comfortable and very family friendly, and is a short walk to Downtown Disney, California Adventure and the monorail that takes you into the Disneyland park. A few suggestions:
-Use expedia to book your hotel--they have the lowest rates.
-When checking in, ask for a room on a higher floor on the PARKING lot side of the building, rather than the pool side (in the main lobby tower). Why? If you have younger kids who may be too exhausted by 9pm to watch the fireworks in the park, you can lay in bed and watch them from your window!!
-For a quick breakfast, there is a coffeehouse in the bookshop at the edge of downtown Disney, right near the hotel. They have coffee and tea, juice and milk, muffins and pastries, krispy kreme donuts, and cereals. Just stop there before going into the park and grab a quick breakfast. I would also definitely recommend at least one day at the Lilo and Stitch breakfast at Paradise Peir hotel!
The hotel is currently under-going lobby renovation (May-Oct 2005) so it is alittle bit of a wait for the elevators etc, but still manageable.