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Hotel Description

Desert Palms Hotel & Suites puts you in the heart of Anaheim, within a 20-minute stroll of popular places like Disney California Adventure® Park and Disneyland®. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and free daily breakfast.

All 196 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and free local calls. Refrigerators, microwaves, and room service make in-room dining convenient. You'll find nice touches like spring water baths and free toiletries to enhance your stay. Safes, hair dryers, and irons/ironing boards are also available.

At the hotel's own bar/lounge, you can stop for a drink. Enjoy the fitness center and spa tub. 5005 square feet (465 square meters) of event facilities include conference space, and other business amenities include a business center. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, coffee/tea in a common area, and laundry facilities. Each morning free hot/cold buffet breakfast is offered between 6:30 AM and 10 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

This 3-star Anaheim hotel is 1.5 km (0.9 mi) from Downtown Disney® District and 3.2 km (2 mi) from Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$115 per night

Deluxe Studio Suite

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom (with Bunk Beds)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Suite, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

Bed Count 4 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Kitchen

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Desert Palms Hotel & Suites ratings based on 117 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5

Great Bang for the Buck!

Pros: Location, breakfast, space of rooms
Cons: Breakfast was ok but could be a little better; the powdered eggs were the biggest strike against but overall, it was fine.
Location: Disneyland
We made a last minute (3-weeks prior to arriving) decision to take the family to Disneyland. We were looking for a place that was reasonably priced, provided breakfast and was a convenient walk to the Parks. Desert Palms was all of the above. The room was spacious for our family of five, breakfast was convenient and the beds comfortable. For the amount of hours we were actually in the room, this hotel was a huge success.

Posted by , from Martinez, CA on Dec 11, 2017

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5 out of 5

Perfect for a big family, right next to Disneyland

We got the room with double wide bunk beds (2 kids on top, 2 on bottom). Door to kids room is solid and closes all the way. King size bed for us and plenty of space for all our suitcases. Breakfast was awesome. The place is clean and the staff are very friendly. Put the 2 youngest kids in a double jogging stroller and you're 10 minutes from the park entrance.

Posted by , from Hillsboro, OR on Oct 15, 2017

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3 out of 5

Too far from disney

Terrible lighting made it very hard to do make up. Tub faucet dripped all night and tv centered oddly away from tv and wall blocked entire view. Walk to disney a bit farther than led to believe and hot tub was cold. Bed was comfortable though.

Posted by on Jul 3, 2017

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5 out of 5

Trip to Disneyland Califoria Adventures

Pros: The location, the cleanliness, the breakfast and the staff were very kind.
Cons: Having afew more tv channels to choose from and that includes Fox News. Breakfast menu to include turkey sausage or turkey bacon.
Location: Great location for Disneyland Trip. Very short easy walk for anyone old or young to the main entrance to Disney/Califoria Advertures.
We arrived and only had to wait afew minutes for our room to be ready. The lobby was comfortable and there was lemon water for guest to drink at anytime which was very refreshing. After checkout we had one hour to kill before our ride back to the airport and the hotel had to problem with us staying in the lobby which is quite beautiful and clean.

Posted by , from seattle, wa on Jun 19, 2017

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4 out of 5

Very satisfied!

This place was ideal for our 2 days in Anaheim, It was about a 10 minute walk to Disney. Breakfast was good with coffee and water in the lobby during the day. Very clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The pool could have been a little warmer, but we only used it one night. Our room was clean and the bunk beds were ideal for our 2 boys. If we are ever in Anaheim again, we'll use them again

Posted by , from NJ on Jan 20, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 10, 2017 by Desert Palms Hotel

Dear David, Thank you for your review. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your compliments to our staff and hotel cleanliness. We look forward to seeing you again soon for your next visit.

4 out of 5

Disney Family Trip

Pros: Clean rooms, nice pool, free breakfast, free parking
Cons: better elevator system so you don't have to take 2 elevators to get from the parking garage to our room on floor 2...
Location: Great location, close to Disney!
The hotel was a great walking distance for my 10 and 7 yr old during our trip to Disney. The hotel was clean and the rooms were updated. The pool was nice. The breakfast was not amazing but it was one less meal we had to pay for on our vacation. There was free coffee and water in the lobby. Free parking too. A really fun trip, would stay again!

Posted by , from Whidbey Island, WA on Jul 28, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 30, 2016 by Desert Palms Hotel

Thank you for your review! We are very glad to hear that you had a great visit with us. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit!

5 out of 5

Wonderful Hotel, Close to Disney

Pros: Family Friendly
Cons: carpets in rooms were old, but nothing terrible
Location: Disneyland
Wonderful place for a family wanting to explore Disneyland! We walked to Disney 3 days, didn't have to deal with parking and it took less than 10 minutes to get there. Decent breakfast every morning, nice heated pool. Very friendly oriented. Would definitely recommend this.

Posted by , from Ohio on Jan 5, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 28, 2016 by Desert Palms Hotel

Thank you for your review.

3 out of 5

Noisy, very thin walls...

Hotel needs renovation, bathroom tile cracked, shower didn't get hot, mattress worn out and paper thin walls. We could hear the people next door talking word for word. Woke me up every morning. On the plus side, ten minute walk to disneyland. Convenience store and 24 hour CVS next door. Lots of restaurants nearby too. And of course the free parking!

Posted by , from Colorado on Jan 3, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 13, 2016 by Desert Palms Hotel

Thank you for your review.

4 out of 5

Close enough to Disneyland's main gate

Pros: Ample room - specially the bathroom area. Found bed to be comfortable and refreshing.
Cons: A common problem with reservations through the internet is that rooms turn out to be different from what I am under the impression I am renting.
Location: The gardenwalk mall is close by, with plenty of restaurants. Right across from the Anaheim convention center.
A little cramped regarding parking space, but everything else made for a nice,comfortable overnight stay after a day in Disneyland. It's within a walkable distance to Disneyland and California adventure main entrance...but this can be a tad tiresome after a long day in the park.

Posted by , from Tijuana, México on Oct 13, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 13, 2016 by Desert Palms Hotel

Thank you for your review.

3 out of 5

Nice walking distance to Disneyland

Pros: Proximity to Disneyland and the breakfast!
Cons: Sound-proofing the walls!
This was a nice hotel and I would probably stay here again. The free 'continental' breakfast was fantastic! Waffles, donuts, danishes, fresh fruit, canned fruit, cottage cheese, oatmeal, dry cereal for kids, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, yeah, it was really nice!! The beds were comfy, the pool was a little small, but it had a pool! The only negative were the thin walls. I awoke one night to someone puking, thinking it was my daughter. When we awoke in the morning I asked her if she was ok and she was said 'yeah, why?' I said, "did you puke last night?" and she said "no". I then knew it was the neighbors. I even heard them sneeze! And then on our last morning, we accidentally woke up their baby! Other than that, this was a great hotel. It only took us about 5 to 7 min to walk to Downtown Disney and like I said, the breakfast was great!!

Posted by on Sep 6, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 28, 2016 by Desert Palms Hotel

Thank you for your review.

About the Desert Palms Hotel & Suites

Location 631 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802

Property Features

Desert Palms Hotel & Suites offers its guests an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a business center and meeting rooms. Event space at this hotel measures 5005 square feet (465 square meters) and includes conference space. Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the business-friendly Desert Palms Hotel & Suites. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3-star Anaheim hotel is smoke free.

  • 196 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 2 conference rooms
  • 5005 sq ft of conference space
  • 465 sq m of conference space
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Gift shop
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Airport: Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne) (19.6 km / 12.2 mi)
  • Train station: Anaheim Station (4 km / 2.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Desert Palms Hotel & Suites offers 196 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. 37-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, spring water baths, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Anaheim hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in December 2016.

  • Spring water bath
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free hot/cold buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.

Desert Palms Hotel & Suites has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The heated outdoor pool has a courtyard setting, surrounded by four walls but open to the sky. A spa tub is adjacent. The fitness room, open from early morning until late night, contains cardio and resistance machines. The Disneyland® Resort offers a vast array of thrill rides and adventures for active families, such as Splash Mountain, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Space Mountain, and the Grizzly River Run. The Block at Orange shopping center, 3.25 miles from the hotel, has a popular skateboard park. Fifteen miles from the hotel, Huntington Beach, also known as “Surf City,” offers a 3.5-mile stretch of ocean beach. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The hotel offers wheelchair-accessible rooms (subject to availability). Guests must contact the hotel directly to ensure that an accessible room is available. Contact information is provided on the booking confirmation email.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Desert Hotel
  • Desert Palms Anaheim
  • Desert Palms Hotel
  • Desert Palms Hotel Anaheim
  • Palms Desert
  • Desert Palms Hotel And Suites
  • Desert Palms Hotel Suites

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.