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The Desert Palms Hotels and Suites


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  • The Desert Palms Hotels and Suites

    Hello everyone! First I want to thank everyone who replied to my last post in regards to the hotels in the Disneyland area!

    I wanted to know if anyone has stayed at the Desert Palms Hotel and Suites located on West Katella Avenue and what they thought. You can only see so much on line and I want to make sure that all is kosher with who we choose.


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    Re: The Desert Palms Hotels and Suites

    I haven't stayed there but trip advisor is your friend...


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      Re: The Desert Palms Hotels and Suites

      I haven't stayed there either, but I found a few posts about it:

      By stinkerbell:
      We stayed a week at the Desert Palms Inn and Suites on Katella and Harbor in December and loved it. It's been completely remodeled from carpet to light fixtures, the service was awesome and the complimentary breakfast was pretty good. It was so clean and shiny!

      And cheap! I checked Expedia for rates, then booked for that price through the hotel. I paid $58/nt for 5 nights, $109/nt. for 2 more nights. And it's in walking distance. We walked in the mornings, then in the evenings, we'd go to a lounge at one of the hotels for a drink, then take a cab back to the hotel. The cab ride back was always $6.

      Check Expedia, then call the hotels directly to book. I've never been turned down if I call a hotel and say, "Expedia has these rates for this type of room at your hotel, can you match them?" The hotel has always said yes, and you generally get a better room....most "pre-paid" rooms aren't as nice.

      Other walking distance hotels I've liked are Howard Johnson and BW Park Place Inn. I did not like Desert Inn (directly across Harbor from Disneyland), it was pretty dirty and the breakfast and pool area were gross.
      By musiken:
      LOVE the Alpine Inn, but will not stay at the Desert Palms Hotel again! (Not to be confused with the Desert Inn.)
      And, see MickeyMania's post (with pictures) in this thread:
      M A S E C A !


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        Re: The Desert Palms Hotels and Suites

        I think the Desert Inn and Desert Palms still get mixed up quite a bit. Which is too bad for the Desert Palms.

        The Desert Inn is on Harbor, across from the Disneyland entrance. I've stayed there once--it's pretty gross compared to many of the motels in the area. I don't recommend it. I stayed there after it was remodeled three years ago. Dingy dark outer hallways, used to be two separate motels at some point, dirty pool, etc.

        The Desert Palms on Katella has had an extensive remodel from the floor up. Every single thing is new in the hotel, even the pool. So if someone stayed there two years ago, their review isn't really accurate. It's a whole new place.

        When I read some of the reviews on trip advisor and Expedia, I knew they were reviewing the Desert Palms as the Desert Inn, since I'd stayed at both. Very unfortunate for the Desert Palms...

        Our experience (just a month ago) at the Desert Palms was great. We had a view of DCA, everything was new in the hotel. The carpet, light fixtures, bathroom marble and tilework, moulding, woodwork, elevator, drapes, bedspreads, wall paper and border, everything was brand spanking new and of pretty good quality. We stayed in a two queen suite with a living area. The bathroom was large. Even the hallways were pretty.

        And the prices are reasonable. I'm sure they're still trying to get rid of their past reputation and to separate themselves from the Desert Inn....but a name change would have helped them out immensely.


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