In the summer of 2009 we stayed at almost 30 different KOAs while going to All the Ballparks. In most we stayed in tents and never did we have a problem, but I was so glad upon arrival that we were staying in a Kabin for our quick one night stay at the KOA Los Anglees/Pomona/Fairplex. The tent sites were disappointingly very small, especially the ones without electric, which is what we always choose to save money.
During our stay we were only in town for less than 24 hours and just needed a cheap place to stay after a Disneyland event that ended at midnight. We choose to get a Kabin at the KOA Pomona because it is very on the way to Disneyland if you are coming from the East on the I-10, which we were. In regards to its convenience to Disneyland it was a great choice, as it was only a 30 minute drive in light traffic.
The KOA Pomona only has two Kabins, so making reservations is highly recommended. Reservations are easy to make on the KOA website. If you plan to stay more than a few nights a year at KOAs, then you might want to get their reward card, which gets you 10% off your stay and allows you to earn reward certificates that can be applied at check in. We actually stayed at KOAs so much in 2009 that we earned a free membership for 2010.
The Kabin accommodations are very much like the other KOA Kabins we have stayed in. The Kabin has a bunk bed and a full size bed. They do not have bedding, so you have to bring your own. The Kabin was also one of the designs that had a porch swing on the porch, which is a fun place to read.
The only issue we had during our stay was the bathrooms. The bathrooms have combination code locks and the women’s bathroom was nearly impossible to get into. When we first arrived I did get in on my second try, but it did seem the one button did not really work. Then when we got back to the KOA from Disneyland at 1am I could not get in at all, as the one button was entirely broken. At least my dad was with me and he could go into the men’s and make sure no one was in there and then stand outside so no one came in, but that was still a major inconvenience. We left the next morning before the store opened, but left a note with the Kabin key we dropped off to tell them the problem, so hopefully the issue has been addressed by at least changing the code to not need a 1.
Overall the KOA Los Angeles/Pomona/Fairplex was an okay place to stay. However, I would not recommend it if you want to tent camp unless you are only going to be sleeping at the site, as there is little room to enjoy doing anything else. Also, if you have a tent larger than for three to four people the site may also be very cramped or worse your tent will not fit at all. The Kabins are okay, but the bathroom situation was rather annoying for us, although that should be fixed by now. As an RV park, which it really mostly is, it is great, though.
I certainly would stay in the Kabin again on a future Disneyland trip. A longer stay looks like it could be enjoyable with some time at the KOA, as they have a nice looking heated pool and spa.