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Desert Palms Hotel & Suites
Ranked #24 of 118 Hotels in Anaheim
Certificate of Excellence
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Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
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“Great hotel stay- once again”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

This is the 7th year I have stayed at the Desert Palms Hotel and once again, it was a great experience. The hotel is clean and they offer a hot breakfast each morning from 7-10am. The hotel is located within walking distance of Disneyland which is very convenient.

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Reviewed December 5, 2012

We had a GREAT stay at the Desert Palms Hotel. We’ve stayed here every year for to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. We had the best room with a view of the fireworks at Disneyland. This year, they surprised my daughter with a gift bag filled with special treats. She was so happy!!! She said it is her favorite hotel. Even though it was raining, we still had a great time in the pool and jacuzzi since it is kind of protected by the surrounding walls. The front desk staff (especially Jenny) were just amazing. The housekeeping staff and ladies that helped at breakfast were also very good. My kids just love making waffles and being able to get their own juice. Plus, it saved us a lot of time and money every morning to just go upstairs for a nice, healthy and hot breakfast. We don’t have a single complaint. We enjoyed the new restaurant menu/food too! We will be back next year for sure!

Room Tip: We've stayed in a room with 2 beds and the room with bunk beds. Both were great. We havent had...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

Good stay from the minute we arrived - friendly staff on reception, always good when coming from a long flight. We stayed in a two bed/two bath suite which was spotlessly clean. Complimentary breakfast was very good, good hot food choices and the cook-your-own waffles a nice touch! Would recommend.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

Recently, we spent 8 nights at this advertised boutique hotel near Disneyland. Don't be fooled by the pictures, the beauty ends where the elevator starts (only the lobby is nice). We were given an upgrade from a king room to a 2-queen room with a kitchen. The room was clean, but not comfortable. The sofa was hard, the beds were even harder. Even the pillows were hard. The fan in the bathroom sounds as though a jet engine is taking off, and the furniture is practically falling apart. The breakfast buffet was completed disgusting. They don't put out anything healthy at all, unless you consider canned fruit healthy. The front desk staff was nice and did their best to make us comfortable. This is a true testament to why I never pre-pay hotel stays. Lesson learned. The only thing this hotel has going for it is that it is extremely near the park.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed November 30, 2012 via mobile

It is within a 10 min walk to Disneyland, 7-11 and ABC mart next door for snacks and water, subway, Chinese and Mexican take out across the road. Convenience plus! We (husband, me and 2 teens -17 and 19) stayed 3 nights in a Sahara suite. The sofa bed was not too comfortable but I haven't come across one that is. The free breakfast was appreciated, not the fanciest but toast and coffee normally does me. There were waffles, cereals, scrambled eggs (could be powdered), breakfast sausage patties and fruits as well.
The time we were there, the hotel was full of excited kids and excited kids tend to be noisy! It is a Disneyland hotel after all.
The staff were super friendly and we asked for and received an early check-in (12 noon) as we had just arrived from Sydney that morning.
We enjoyed our short stay.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Santa Rosa, Ca
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

So this isn't The Ritz, but for the money, it is a great place for families on a budget. We were a party of 8 - two of us (older folks) in a double queen room and a family of 6 in room 460, a room with 2 queens and a sort-of separate space (divided by a curtain) with a sleeper sofa. Plenty of room for a wild bunch of kids - that is why grandpa & grandma opted for a separate room. The rooms were older, but clean and I really inspected the place. The beds were fine, but you may want to ask for additional blankets if you get cold at night and I always bring my own pillow no matter where I stay. The rooms were very quiet. Again, a good value for the money.

The free breakfast was exactly what you would expect, waffle stations, fruit, eggs, donuts, cereal and the staff was always there to replenish supplies. It did get crowded at certain times, but it did seem to clear out and the staff was right on top of keeping the tables and area clean.

The walk to Disneyland was very doable, even with all the kids. If you are going to complain about the distance you have to walk to get to Disneyland, then stay home - you are going to be on your feet and walking all day, so consider this a little warm up!

We used the pool one evening - the water took a little getting used to, but the kids did not care in the least. The hot tub was very relaxing and everything was clean. A bit heavy on the chlorine, but at least that kept the germs away.

The staff was always helpful and courteous and the parking is free. I would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: We were in 412 and 460, both quiet rooms.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Havre, MT
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

This Hotel is decent-ish, but the beds are hard, hard, hard. We chose a "Kids Suite", good thing, I'll be sleeping with my 4yr old tonight, his bed is softer than mine. The staff is excellent, but the beds and hairy towels are hard to miss.

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Property: Desert Palms Hotel & Suites
Address: 631 West Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92802-3410
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Anaheim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Green Hotel in Anaheim
#8 Business Hotel in Anaheim
#26 Family Hotel in Anaheim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Desert Palms Hotel & Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 196
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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