Another trip to California, another stay at the Pepper Tree.
This time, we're here specifically to go to Disneyland and to DCA. As always, when we're in Anaheim, we stay here.
Since we made our reservations later than is customary, we wound up with a smaller room than usual. And that was fine.
Rather than the usual table near the kitchenette, there was a day bed. This was much better for our needs. We could put all the stuff we brought, plus the shopping results on the day bed. Also made it a lot easier to get everything packed up and ready to go.
This room doesn't have the standard room air conditioner in it. Rather, it has the 21st Century version of the old swamp coolers we had in the Midwest. The thing is a bit noisy, and most people in the delicate 21st Century aren't gonna like it. It would mean they would have to adjust, instead of having something handed to them on a platter. The noise didn't bother us. We grew up with swamp coolers, and we were tired.
The bed was nice and firm, and the pillows are the perfect thickness for us. Some folks would call them too thin, or not fluffy enough. They would be quite wrong.
The $5 per device wi-fi charge is still there, which didn't surprise me at all. I have wondered about this charge, and think I know why they have it. Wi-fi generally isn't all that cheap, and this is one of 2 hotels in the "chain". They don't have the volume of scale that Holiday Inn, BW, or any of the others have to defray the costs of the wi-fi.
The $5 is more than offset by the low room rates. Our room this time has a very large central area that is divided into a sleeping area and a sitting area. A new wrinkle is the flat screen tv. Last time we were here there wasn't a tv to be found. If the table had been in this room, there would have been a dining area. But, we're on vacation. No cooking, so we didn't need it. The day bed was much handier. There is the kitchenette. In a separate part of the room, there is a dressing area, with a double closet. And finally the bathroom. It is a bit cramped, but not bad.
Room rate was $67 a night. No discounts---that's the regular rate.
I have read some whining in the TA reviews about the wi-fi signal strength. It has always been great for us. I dunno what the whiners' problem is. Maybe they're watching HD porn?
So, as usual, we are pretty happy with the hotel. And as usual, we'll stay here next time we go to the Happiest Place on Earth..
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover old fashioned hospitality at Hotel Pepper Tree, a unique extended stay hotel with kitchens in Southern California style and rustic Spanish influence. With warm earthy decor, hand–crafted wood furniture, and Hollywood memorabilia, our home–style boutique hotel is the perfect place to work or unwind in Orange County. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pepper Tree Anaheim
- Pepper Tree Hotel