After reading a ton of reviews for most all hotels near Disney, we settled on Hotel Pepper Tree and were not disappointed! This hotel was a fantastic value. If you want to spend $150+ per night at a hotel closer to Disney, in a small room, and be around all the mania, all the time, go for it. Hotel Pepper Tree on the other hand is a nice, quiet retreat very close by and for a much better price. We stayed 5 days in CA doing Disney, the beach and other things and were happy to return to the Pepper Tree each night. The grounds and rooms are decorated in a rustic style, very pretty and nice for a change.
The room: VERY amply sized. Our family of four stayed in the 2 queen room. We LOVED having a kitchen. It came with basic pots, pans, and dishes - worked well for us! We baked cookies one night and made our own lunches. Fridge is full sized, oven and microwave smaller but adequate. There is a sofa and TV area and lots of room around the beds. There is a nice sized patio/balcony as well. HUGE closet with full sized mirrors and a separate "changing area" away from the bathroom with a mirror, chair, dresser, etc. This is not a pristine, brand new room but we found the lines and bedding, etc to be clean and adequate. Beds were comfy with many different pillows to choose from. Housekeeping kept everything very clean every day, even when we had a "do not disturb" sign up until later in the day, they still came by later and cleaned. Nice smelling shampoos and soaps.
Breakfast: For $5 for the entire room (kids eat free) we ate breakfast at the Aztecas restaurant on site. While I wouldn't say it was a stellar meal, it was sufficient. They had cereals, yogurt, scrambled eggs, potatoes and onions, ham (pressed ham, not the best quality but it was ok), pancakes, toast, muffins, juice (I think it was a sunny delight type, not 100% juice), milk. Can't beat the price and it fed us enough to start the day.
Grounds: Very nice, rustic decorations. Pool has two turtle water fountains that my kids enjoyed. Small pool but nice enough. Beautiful fountains with gold fish out front, Wi-fi access for $5 per device for the entire stay. There is karaoke at the Aztec restaurant until 1am each night but we never had any noise issues from that (stayed on 2nd floor). Other than a couple people who let their kids make a bunch of noise in the early AM once (not the hotels fault), we had a very nice, quiet stay here.
We encountered no issues whatsoever staying here. Front desk staff was friendly and helpful. Balcony view was to a parking lot but that didn't bother us as we were only there enough to sleep and get ready for our adventures. We didn't even use the AC/heater unit as the weather was nice enough to just open sliding door on patio to cool down the room.
For anyone looking for an ample sized room with nice accommodations (kitchen was awesome!!), great value for the money, and away from all the Disney mania (took us only 10 min. to get there by car), consider the Hotel Pepper Tree. We would definitely consider staying here again.
- Also Known As:
- Pepper Tree Anaheim
- Pepper Tree Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover old fashioned hospitality at Hotel Pepper Tree, a unique extended stay hotel with kitchens in Southern California style and rustic Spanish influence. With warm earthy decor, hand–crafted wood furniture, and Hollywood memorabilia, our home–style boutique hotel is the perfect place to work or unwind in Orange County. ... more less
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