$121 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 3, 2014 Check-out: Nov 6, 2014

Desert Palms Hotel and Suites

3 stars
631 W. Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
290 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 (290)

Ratings and reviews for Desert Palms Hotel and Suites

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
290 out of 290
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.9

84% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
monicaw3
Business
Seattle, Wa
Dec 31, 2011

Kitchenette Room

Not bad! Great location...walked to almost everything. Friendly staff. Big, free breakfast and a clean room!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
GirlTripper
Business
California
Dec 23, 2011

It's All Here

I couldn't find any other hotel in the Disneyland area that offered FREE parking, FREE HOT breakfast, and FREE WiFi. Yes, even though it's on the back side of Paradise Pier of California Adventures, it's about a mile to get out the gate and to the hotel (a long walk at the end of the day but do-able), but the hotel is clean, offered me an upgrade upon check in, and had an extensive breakfast with eggs, potatoes, sausage, make-your-own waffles, cereal, rolls, donuts, yogurt...etc There were many families here, but our room was at the end of the hall so it was fairly quiet. My mark of 5 stars includes duvet covers (which they did not have) but other than that many people seemed to be enjoying other amenities such as the pool and spa (not large but it was popular). Our room did have a mini-fridge and microwave. The soap/towels were a low point...bring your own sundry items or visit Target down the road. The 7-Eleven next door is a great, clean, brightly lit place to get water and items before going to the park. Affordable, clean, nice place to stay for our girls trip. Looked good for families too.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Buy water at the 7-Eleven. 99 cents vs. $3+ in the park.

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Review of Desert Palms Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Monster0110
Business
Lethbridge, AB, Canada
Dec 18, 2011

OK, but probably won't be back

There were so many screaming kids, which we know isn't the hotels fault, but it kind of took away from our expreience. You deal with that all day at Disneyland the last thing you want is to have it back at your hotel. The breakfast was NOT that great! We ate cereal and waffles the whole time we were there. The eggs and sausage patties (if you can call it that) were horrible. The location was advertised as being WAY closer than it was. It is more like 2 long blocks to walk and after a LONG day of walking in Disneyland, it was not pleasant to walk that far going back. Also, the 7-11 is very sketchy. Keep your children close and don't make any eye contact. The beds were not that comfortable and the fan IS really loud in the bathroom. The front desk staff was great and there was always cleaning staff working very hard to keep things looking good (washing glass on front entrance doors), cleaning main floor public washroom, etc). We probably won't go back. This was our 4th trip to Disneyland and we'll go back to our favourite hotel next time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Cheesecake Factory, which is down Katella Avenue, is absolutely fantastic! You get big portions and it's the best food we've ever eaten.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
sara parker
Business
San Jose, CA, USA
Dec 14, 2011

quick trip

clean rooms, free breakfast and down the street from disneyland, Perfect!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
LoveMickey
Business
Fort Worth, TX, USA
Dec 8, 2011

Family Disney Trip

Rooms were very clean, breakfast buffet was great and Disneyland Parks were only a 10-15 minute walk. Garden Walk shopping complex is right across the street. Everyone had a great time!!!

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

Business

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Review of Desert Palms Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
guyfromwestcoast
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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.

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Review of Desert Palms Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
FRod
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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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

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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.

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Review of Desert Palms Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MattG
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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