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Anaheim Desert Inn and Suites
1600 South Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92802   |  
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stanford
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17 hotel reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Great Find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We had no expectations for the hotel other than it was very close to Disneyland. We were pleasantly surprised at how wonderful it turned out to be. We arrived at the hotel right before Disneyland opened and parked our car immediately. It was less than a five minute walk to the entrance to the park. We returned to check in when the park closed at 8. We were 5 and had a suite with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and a little "sitting room" There were three televisions. The rooms were very clean and we were happy that the sink area was separate from the toilet. With two teenage girls, this made everything much easier for us. The beds were very comfortable and we were able to regulate the heat easily. There was an inviting indoor pool which we didn't try. As mentioned, the breakfast was light but given the price, it was fine. We would definitely stay there again.

We were able to print out boarding passes also and the desk staff was friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Teo H, Manager at Anaheim Desert Inn and Suites, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Hello mizlibrarian,

On behalf of our entire staff we would like to thank you for your kind words and hope to see you again when your travels bring you back to the area.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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Boulder City, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We stayed here for the fifth or sixth time last week and the hotel consistently fits our needs. Don't go here, or any motel near Disneyland, with 4 star expectations. If that is what you need, pay much more for a much smaller room at the Grand CA. This hotel offers consistently good service, clean rooms and about the closest location to Disneyland you can get. Check in staff, parking attendants and maids are always friendly.

Draw backs: You will hear people outside the rooms in the morning, but we have stayed at many hotels in the area, and it is the same or less here.

Breakfast: Don't have too high expectations. It's good for what it is: Juice, toast, cereal, danish, fruit. We drive in, so we bring our own fruit and a few Via packs. The breakfast is free, so I consider it a bonus. Again, if you want more, pay more elsewhere. We have stayed at motels in the area that offer smaller rooms, comparable prices and no breakfast.

What you get at the Desert Inn that you don't get elsewhere are large separate room areas where parents can unwind, watch TV and make plans for the next day after the kid(s) go to sleep in the next room. For my money, it's the best value in the area.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Teo H, Manager at Anaheim Desert Inn and Suites, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Hello MissingCabo,

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We really value your feedback. It helps us look at the things we excel in and the areas that need improvement. Hope to be of service in the near future.
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Mountain View
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at the Anaheim Desert Inn and Suites. It was so convenient for my family. We will definitely stay there again. The rooms were very clean. Their continental breakfast is a little skimpy, but for a fast on the go breakfast it is fine.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Teo H, Manager at Anaheim Desert Inn and Suites, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Hello Kristina B,

Thank you for your feedback, it was our pleasure to be of service and we look forward to future visits.
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Lakeside, California, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights during the week for our two day Disney trip. Positives- Great location steps from Disney entrance, rooms aren't spectacular but above par compared to a Motel 6 , no problems parking ($8 day), continental breakfast with danishes cereal fruit juice coffee, and heated indoor pool. We stayed in the jr suite and it fit our family of 4 well. I stayed at the HoJo last time and while the rooms were nicer, this location with decent rooms, (and cheaper), was better overall.
Negatives- there was some trash left in my room along with a screw driver that my 2 yr old found on the floor, and the beds are not comfortable, especially after walking around all day!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Teo H, Manager at Anaheim Desert Inn and Suites, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Hello lakeside83,

I appreciate your review, i apologize for the inconvenience you experienced while at our hotel, i have spoken to our housekeeping department about the importance of cleanliness of our rooms and they have promised to go the extra mile to ensure that this does not happen again. Thank you and i hope to see you at the Desert Inn in the near future.
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Sydney, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

An old style motel with average rooms, clean but tired. Very crowded, cars and people everywhere, fee for parking. Pool was full of kids. Tiny bathroom with sink in main room. Breakfast of toast & danish. Reasonably priced - Best for families with young kids who are spending several days at Disneyland. Friendly staff.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Teo H, Manager at Anaheim Desert Inn and Suites, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Hello Suzy557,

Thank you for your feedback, it was our pleasure to be of service and we look forward to future visits.
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Perth, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Just completed our third stay in 10 years at the Desert Inn. Great location; good value; helpful staff; clean rooms.
Sure, the breakfast is limited, but "the coffee's hot and the toast is brown" (actually, the coffee is really good). If you want a propper nosh up, have a charater breakfast at D-land.
There is every chance that my family will stay there again when we nect visit CA in 2015

Perth, Australia

Room Tip: Suites are worth it for families. Check the options
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Teo H, Manager at Anaheim Desert Inn and Suites, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Hello Mick S,

A thank you on behalf of everyone at the Desert Inn for staying with us for the last ten yes, it means so much to us that you keep coming back year after year and it is always a pleasure to have you at our hotel.
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is right at the gate. Indoor pool n hot tub was nice. We didn't use free breakfast but nice to know it was avail. Room is average. Old but pretty clean. Fridge and microwave a plus. They charge to park but I still got a fair rate $69, totaling $94 a night. We will return to this hotel. My other place to stay is lemon tree hotel but its quite a ways away and then u pay $15 to park at the park. I enjoy that place when I need a full kitchen. I've stayed at castle inn several times the rooms r disgusting stopped staying. Also stayed next door at del sol it was average. We stayed at dolphin cove several times paid a fortune and well worth it. But we prob wont stat there again. I like desert inn. Parking people r always nice and helpful. Front desk is good and checked us in quickly.

Room Tip: I like the rear garden area bottom floor best just a personal preference though
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Teo H, Front Office Manager at Anaheim Desert Inn and Suites, responded to this review, February 10, 2013
Hello Loganfamilyreviews,

Thank you for staying with us and giving us a try while visiting the Disneyland Resort, we appreciate your kind words and hope that you will make us your home away from home when travels bring you back.
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Address: 1600 South Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92802
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Anaheim
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Anaheim
#19 Family Hotel in Anaheim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
When you want to stay at one of the close to the magic of Disney, you can't do any better than the Anaheim Desert Inn & Suites hotel in Anaheim, CA. Located directly across the street from the Disneyland(R) Park, Disney's California Adventure(R) Park, and the Downtown Disney(R), District, the Anaheim Desert Inn & Suites offers you the best value for family accommodations as well as the business traveler. Choose from a variety of rooms and suites to accommodate the needs of travelers from our Deluxe King room to our spacious 10 person suites. Our hotel offers all of the benefits of friendly service and comfortable rooms at an affordable rate! The Anaheim Desert Inn & Suites guarantees an exciting and comfortable stay for you and your family. ... more   less 
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