If you've read any of my other reviews you know cleanliness is top priority and must be bug free. The Lemon Tree meets that criteria 100%! If you require granite countertops, pristine texture on the walls, updated modern amenities and perfection, The Lemon Tree will not meet your expectations. Yes I love that also; however, as a first time mother-daughter trip to CA; I preferred to spend my $$ on winery tours, shopping and experiencing all this region has to offer! The reviews of The Lemon Tree were good so gave it a try. Driving into the area where the hotel is located gave me extreme anxiety about that decision. It's not a horrible run down environment; however, it is a bit lower end. I almost opted to forfeit my one night's advance payment based in that initial assessment. So glad I didn't!!!.
Now for the review....we are currently staying at The Lemon Tree in room 147, queen size bed (1 bed) studio garden patio room while attending a wedding at Disneyland. I actually booked the king jacuzzi suite (pretty much all that was left with exception of queen garden patio room) with the hotel direct , checked in, and hauled our extremely heavy suitcases up a steep flight of stairs to room 219 (upstairs, end of bldg heavy street noise) Yes, there is no elevator. Nice clean spacious room, got all unpacked and trekked back down the stairs via the really nice garden patio areas. We realized then we really wanted to be in this area and very nice ladies at front desk graciously worked with us to change rooms!! Wish I had gotten their names as both were fantastic (checked in on 7/25 around 4pm). I am sitting outside on my garden patio drinking coffee (very good coffee on breakfast bar by the way) listening to only the sounds of the water flowing into the Koi Pond and the birds chirping. How nice!!! What a wonderful way to welcome the new day!!
The garden corridor is nice, well manicured. Really quite pretty, you would not find this at a chain type hotel!!! The breakfast buffet fairly standard - packaged pastries, fresh fruit, packaged oatmeal and toast. Orange juice, coffee(very good) and milk. I truly do not judge a hotel in that category as many high end establishments offer nothing!! As others have stated it does get crowded so go early if you want a place to sit. I grabbed items and just went back to my patio. Our room has a fridge so leftovers from dinner will make a great breakfast!!
The hotel is remarkably quiet. The bed in our room was quite firm and I slept great (I don't sleep well even at home)! I always bring my own pillow and a high thread count sheet (I know strange, just what I do!!) Perhaps the early AM flight from Houston to LA, the high carb dinner at Mama Mi's in Newport Beach and the awesome wine tastings at Orange Coast Winery aided in the good nights sleep ..whatever it was I slept wonderful!!
Our room has a microwave, fridge, coffeemaker, very small food prep area with a strange wall mounted oven/2 burner electric stove combo unit. It is dated but very functional! The flooring is a combo terra cotta tile with what appears to be new carpet. Nice dark wood Spanish style armoire and dresser. Again both rooms were very clean and bug free!! The hotel has a Spanish Mediterranean villa vibe. Could the rooms be updated a bit? Sure; however, very functional as they are. The garden patio area makes up for any imperfections in the room!!
It appears some type of public transportation stops right in front of the hotel...assuming this would take you to Disney and elsewhere in Anaheim. There are no restaurants adjacent to The Lemon Tree; however, just a short distance is an IHOP and shopping center with numerous places to eat. No hairdryer or iron..those are available at front desk.
Would I return if again in the area? Absolutely! Great budget hotel and very safe for 2 female travelers!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Anaheim hotel offers the perfect home away from home. Our contemporary lobby and sunny courtyard are great spots for connecting with colleagues or relaxing with friends. Leisure amenities include an outdoor pool and BBQ pit in the courtyard. Complimentary perks include a Continental breakfast each morning, property-wide Wi-Fi Internet, on-site parking and daily maid service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lemon Tree Anaheim
- Lemon Tree Hotel Anaheim
- Lemon Tree Hotel And Suites Anaheim, California