Overall the Desert Palms is an average experience. My family booked the Yuha suite for two nights on our last Disneyland trip. The Yuha suite has a main sleeping area by the door (with mini fridge and TV) and a kid's sleeping area (with a bunk bed, sofa and TV) toward the back end of the "room" separated by a bathroom with closing doors. A decent amount of space for what we paid, and quite a lovely first impression. Unfortunately, first impressions don't guarantee a good nap time or good night's sleep, which is where the rating comes down.
The walls are thin, and the ceiling/floor above is thin. Mixed with the fact that it's a relatively small hotel with elevators/stairs on every hall, and you hear walking and talking all day and night. Our suite was on the first floor, which may have more traffic than others, but quite simply, it was too noisy. On a Disneyland vacation toward the end of summer, we were exhausted every night and managed to sleep reasonably well, but nap times with the kids were a little more difficult. And since I'm complaining, let me throw in that there was no conditioner for the shower, and no Disney Channel on the TV (would have been nice).
With that negativity out of the way I can move on to some other points:
* The hotel has covered parking which was included in the price of our stay
* A decent breakfast is provided on the 5th floor including a few hot items like scrambled eggs, and a waffle maker
* The hotel is in walking distance to the park or the convention center. It's not right next door, or "150 yards" like the internet hotel booking told me, but it's not a bad walk for those who don't mind a little walking
* It's right next to a 7-Eleven for those of us who like to buy our Gatorade outside and bring it into the park.
I have the sense that most of the neighborhood hotels are "older" with the thin walls, but even knowing that, I would choose to stay somewhere else next time, if just to gamble that I would find a place a little more peaceful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Desert Palms Hotel and Suites is located in the heart of the Anaheim Resort. It is right on the corner of business and pleasure; located next door to the Disneyland Resort and across the street from the Anaheim Convention Center. Along with our spacious rooms and suites we offer Free Breakfast, Free Parking, and a Free Hot Breakfast Buffet. All rooms and suites come equipped with a microwave, mini-fridge and coffee maker. You are sure to find the perfect place for your family vacation at the Desert Palms Hotel. Our room offering start with the Deluxe Room, which offers 2 queen beds and continues with a number of different suites. Our Borrego Suites offers a sunken living room with sofa sleeper for up to 6 people. Our Yuha Kids Suite offers a bunk bed for the kids! Our Sahara Condo Suite offers a full kitchen, perfect for longer stays. Our largest room, the Kalahari Family Suite sleeps up to 8 people with 2 private bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There is something for everyone at the Desert Palms Hotel. Kids will have a blast at our arcade corner and even have their own special check in at our Kids Registration. In the lobby they can start the scavenger hunt to find our hidden Mickey and Minnie and receive a prize! Our lobby also features a photo kiosk, perfect for taking that family photo and uploading it straight to Facebook or Twitter. Choose the Desert Palms Hotel for your next Anaheim Vacation and Experience the Oasis. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Desert Palms Hotel And Suites
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