$135 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 24, 2014 Check-out: Aug 27, 2014

Desert Palms Hotel and Suites

3 stars
631 W. Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
462 reviews
Best of the Rest

The Desert Palms is the best off-site hotel around Disneyland. Sure, the Disneyland Hotel and Grand... See full review

  • OverThinker
  • Jul 7, 2014
Great location with perks.

10 minute walk to Disneyland gates. Lots of perks like free parking and free hot breakfast. Great... See full review

  • Family of 3 Boys
  • Apr 20, 2014
The Desert Palms Hotel and Suites is a mellow Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel, designed to accommodate families and business travelers in Anaheim. Bunk beds in the signature kids' suites add an element of fun for children, while businesspeople can book a stay in the deluxe rooms. These come with a desk, free Wi-Fi, and use of the on-site business center. Fill up on eggs, sausages, fresh fruit, cereals, waffles and coffee at the complimentary breakfast buffet in the Palms Room, before heading to the nearby theme parks, or dipping your toes in the heated outdoor pool.
Key facts
  • 24-hour front desk service
  • Gift shop
  • Free parking
  • ATM
  • Concierge service
  • Free Wi-Fi (fees may apply)
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Complimentary breakfast buffet in the Palms Room
  • Sandbox Bar and Grille Restaurant
  • Heated outdoor pool
  • Fitness room
Neighborhood
The Desert Palms Hotel is just minutes away from numerous attractions, including Angel Stadium, Disneyland, Downtown Disney and the Crystal Cathedral. Take a stroll to entertainment center Anaheim GardenWalk - and Orange County hotspot for shopping, dining and amusement - and grab a sweet treat at The Cheesecake Factory before catching a flick at UltraLuxe Cinemas. Business guests can also walk to the Anaheim Convention Center, situated right across the street.
Hints and tips
For more space, plus kitchenette facilities for families looking to dine in, condo-styled rooms offer an affordable solution.
Condo amenities include two TVs, so kids and adults can enjoy two different shows or movies after a long day together.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

33.8035 -117.9162
Area served
Anaheim, CA
Nearby airports
John Wayne Orange County, Los Angeles International
Area description
Located next to the Disneyland Resort and across from the Anaheim Convention Center.

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Desert Palms Hotel and Suites Rooms

Kitchenette with Free Breakfast
Two queen beds and one sofa bed in separate living area. Kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave. Small dining table with four chairs. Coffee maker, hairdryer, ironing equipment, in-room safe, free hi-speed internet access, 25" cable TV featuring Cartoon Network.
Luxury Suite with Free Breakfast
Two queen beds and one sofa bed in separate, sunken living area. Microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, hairdryer, ironing equipment, in-room safe, free hi-speed internet access, 25" cable TV featuring Cartoon Network.
Kid Suite with Free Breakfast
One king bed in the parents room and one sofa bed and bunk bed in the kids room. Microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, hairdryer, ironing equipment, in-room safe, free hi-speed internet access, 25" cable TV featuring Cartoon Network.
Family Suite with Free Breakfast
Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, four queen beds, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, hairdryer, ironing equipment, in-room safe, free hi-speed internet access, 25" cable TV featuring Cartoon Network.
Deluxe Two Doubles with Free Breakfast
Two Queen size beds, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, hairdryer, ironing equipment, in-room safe, free hi-speed internet access, 25" cable TV featuring Cartoon Network.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Game room
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Anaheim Convention Center: 0.3 mi
  • The Grove: 1.8 mi
  • Edison Field: 1.9 mi
  • Anaheim Hills Golf Course: 9.1 mi

Dining

Sandbox Bar & Grille
Open daily (kids meal are available)

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (462)

Ratings and reviews for Desert Palms Hotel and Suites

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
462 out of 462
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.4
Value:
4

84% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Desert Palms Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
guyfromwestcoast
Portland International Airport (PDX), 7000 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97218, USA
Dec 7, 2011

Plesant stay close to disneyland

2 rooms 5 days including weekend, Requested adjoining rooms, got adjoining rooms. Breakfast included sausage patties, scrambled eggs, roasted potato, and expected stuff at continental breakfast. Plentiful and restocked if ran out. 8AM is rush time so be early or late. Beds were comfy, bathroom drains worked (don't find that often). They charge a safe and resort fee (total around 7 a day), 14mins walk pushing a double stroller to tickets, 5 mins to gardenwalk, 7`11 and ABC right next door, parking was easy, hotel is built around the pool so wind not a problem, Only negative is the front desk staff at night duty, professional but with a bad cop attitude, if you don't have to deal with them, you will have a good time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

McDonnalds IHOPS and other restaurants on other side of disney gates from hotel, so plan to eat before walking to hotel.

Review of Desert Palms Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
FRod
Bakersfield
Dec 2, 2011

very disapointed!

We went to stay for 3 nights, and I wont ever come to this hotel again. the room was not as clean or working anemites. very uncomftable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Review of Desert Palms Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
UWBadger
Business
Rockford, IL, USA
Nov 16, 2011

Great for the Money

Excellent accomodations for the money. Maintenance could be better, but overall the facility was in good shape. Staff bends over backward to help, very cheerful. Relatively close (easy walk) to convention center and much more affordable than convention hotels. Hot breakfast adequate but nothing to write home about, also doesn't open until 7am. I would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Desert Palms Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
GetsAround
Business
Orlando, FL, USA
Nov 7, 2011

Good value

It's an old hotel that has been refurbished. The elevator creaks and the halls have an occasional musty smell. However, the rooms were clean and updated in terms of amenities (wireless internet, flat screen TV) and decor (newly painted). Don't expect luxuries like special bath soaps or a fancy breakfast buffet. The included breakfast is sufficient and good for families with young children. The location is excellent. It was in easy walking distance to the convention center, Disneyland and several restaurants. If you don't like the free coffee in the breakfast room, the cafe downstairs sells Seattle's Best.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Although the hotel has a restaurant, there are several restaurants (Bubba Gump, Cheesecake Factory, PF Chang and Roy's) about a block away on Katella Ave. You can also walk up Harbor to Downtown Disney.

Review of Desert Palms Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MattG
Albuquerque, NM, USA
Nov 5, 2011

Great place to stay

Close to Disney, clean, free parking, great service, and free breakfast. I would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Desert Palms Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
whyrlwynd
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Oct 31, 2011

Desert Palms

Great location!!! Rooms were very nice. Sometimes the hot waters was not hot enough for showers.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Garden Walk had allot of very nice dining options. Try Fire and Ice!

Review of Desert Palms Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SoCalTravler
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Oct 27, 2011

Fantastic Family Vacation

This hotel had it all, cost effective room rates, daily breakfast included, free wifi, friendly staff and an excellent location that was ten minutes walking distance from Disneyland's main enterance. I will be staying here again the next time I have to stay in Anaheim, California.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Treat yourself to an evening out at Medieval Times or Pirates for a great dinner theater experience.

Review of Desert Palms Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Garga
Albuquerque, NM, USA
Oct 24, 2011

Blizzcon

Was very good I liked it but got put into a room where the heater did not perform well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Desert Palms Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
NanaG64
Oliver, British Columbia
Oct 23, 2011

Disney Vacation

The staff were helpful and friendly, the room was clean. We did hear from other guests that they had seen a cockroach, but we didn't see any ourselves. Although we were within walking distance to Disneyland, after the first day and all that walking, we opted to spend the $4.00 each and use the shuttle.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Review of Desert Palms Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
One Tired Mama
Oregon
Oct 22, 2011

TRAFFIC!!!

The hotel itself is good, nice clean rooms. We were there for 5 nights and I got about 3 hours sleep total. The road noise was crazy. The last night we stayed, there were "gamers" staying above us that partied like rock stars all night. Definately will NOT go back during this week, due to Blizzcon down the street. I should have read my reservation paper more closely, there was a $250 "resort fee" that I didn't realize. My fault. The staff was friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
3
Time-saving tip: In Hotel

Recommend getting the shuttle passes, $4 per person, right at the hotel desk, saves TONS of time trying to park at Disney, and you don't have to try to drive that CRAZY traffic!

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