We stayed in this hotel for 5 nights and took the park hopper for Disneyland and California Adventure. I booked this hotel because of free breakfast and close vicinity to Disneyland resort. However, on the map it may look close but it is a lengthy walk to the park entrance...approximately 15 to 20 minutes if you have children. I also booked this hotel because of the free breakfast.
The breakfast is one of the worst I have had. They have a waffle maker that never makes perfect waffles, no matter how hard you try, and everyone struggled to get them out of the waffle maker. There is no fresh cut fruits. The sausages tasted nasty and salty. In two words: avoid it. We ended up eating the cereal every morning to get the day started.
This hotel has no hotel room service, so if you order something, it will be from restaurants that provide room delivery.
The pool was alright, although they said that it was heated up, my son and I found it rather on the cold side and he was shivering. Plus I challenge the cleanliness of the pool as well. I did not see any covers going over the pool in the night when it closes at 10 PM.
The rooms look good in the photos, but they are dark and gloomy and they all have shutters so light barely comes in. Plus poor air circulation.
Since my stay was for 5 nights, I had to do some laundry and had to pay for it. One of the laundry machines was broken, the other one worked fortunately. I had to pay for it.
During the wait time on the 3rd floor I saw people checking in with their heavy luggage on carts, and struggling to get it out of the elevator. While families laughed about it as they struggled, a good hotel should always have bell boy service (please hotels, create some jobs for the needy).
Finally, the price of the rooms is not justified by its location. If you are a family with young children, be prepared to make frequent trips back and forth to take a nap. We walk to and fro 16 times in 4 days and it was torture at its best.
No shuttle service from hotel to park. There are nearby hotels with shuttle service and good amenities,....therefore, i recommend a different hotel for your stay if you plan to visit Disneyland resort.
My opinion...you are better off staying in some other hotel. This hotel is off of my list for any future trips to Anaheim.
- 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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