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  • [Chat] Favorite DLR Hotel?

    Mine is the Disneyland Hotel, feels more like home, even at christmas)
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    Paradise Pier Hotel
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    Disney's Grand Californian Hotel
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    I'm local and have never stayed at any of the hotels..... but..... The Grand is wonderful to walk in and around. I just love the lobby.
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      Why aren't there off-property choices in the poll????

      I am sorry, but to me, all three Disney owned Hotels are currently way overpriced.

      Disneyland Hotel just started a MAJOR make-over and every current room is "old school".

      Paradise Pier is a long away from the parks, and no type of tram/shuttle is available.

      And the Grand Californian, the rooms are so small, heck, smaller than a room at HoJo's. If I am paying over $500 for a room, I want some space, including a balcony I can SIT on, not just stand on 30 inches of space!

      I think the TripAdvisor ranking are very telling, heck, the Disneyland Hotel is not even in the top 20.

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      Now hopefully after the major makeover the Disneyland Hotel will move up in the rankings, but currently it just a second tier location IMHO, but it seems like others agree with me.

      But if I want a room with Bunk Beds, or a room with a King Bed when I make a reservation, I expect them to say yes or no to having a room of that type available, and assure me that one will be available when I check in.... Almost every Hotel Chain does it, even Motel 6! (Yes, sometimes they can't deliver, but then the Manager steps and and tries to remedy the situation, which includes upgrades, discounts or even free hotel nights). But Disney doesn't think they need to do that, all they will say is that we will make it in our records and try to accommodate you, but no promises.

      If I can pay $50 a night and be assured I get a room with a King Bed, when I pay $400 to $500, I should get the same type of guarantee!!!!!

      IMHO, it is sub-standard service, and when Disney tries to claim they are "better" than most, it is just laughable.

      Want a nice room/suite with Bunk Beds, go book the Hyatt at Harbor and Chapman, they will give you one for usually less than $200 and guarantee the booking.
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      • #4
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        I love all three hotels! ..but I love Grand Californian the most because I always liked the feeling of the "great outdoors."

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        • #5
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          Looking to stay at one of the three around New Years eve time, all three hotels still have rooms still which is a surprise and found a room for just around the 200 range... Might just get a room so we don't have to drive home after staying till 2 am haha.


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            We spend at least four multi-night trips per year at the DLR and always stay in the Sierra Tower overlooking DTD. This week they're calling it the Dreams Tower, next week, who knows??? LOL Hey, I'll call it whatever I want when I'm paying the bill!

            The staff has been wonderful, the rooms are very comfortable and are very convenient for enjoying the Park. We highly recommend the Concierge level. Plus, you can't beat the Never Land Pool! Awesome!

            Beware... There will always be folks that bash the on-property hotels. Whether it is due to a bias, a hidden agenda, regret for not being able to afford the DLH's themselves, or just plain jealousy, they choose to keep bashing them every chance they get. And some have never even stayed there! :lol:

            Why someone chooses to knock the owner of a Rolex just because they have a Timex themselves is beyond me... To each his own!

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            • #7
              Re: Favorite DLR Hotel?

              Originally posted by xxmat2 View Post
              Looking to stay at one of the three around New Years eve time, all three hotels still have rooms still which is a surprise and found a room for just around the 200 range... Might just get a room so we don't have to drive home after staying till 2 am haha.








              We stayed at the GCH the past two NYE's. Go for it!

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by Darkbeer View Post
                Why aren't there off-property choices in the poll????









                Looks to me that the OP wanted to know which of the three listed hotels was our favorite hotel. Makes sense to me.

                If someone wants other places listed in yet another off-site poll, they have the option to start a new thread.

                That makes sense to me too...

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by OldSchoolMickey View Post
                  We stayed at the GCH the past two NYE's. Go for it!
                  Sounds good, is that a nice hotel? I know the lobbies and such are pretty fancy...


                  :ot: Anyone know if that title that says new member is customizable or changes with the amount of posts you make?


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                  • #10
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                    I've stayed at all three, and most recently being the GC. I gotta go with that.

                    I remember DH being very Disney and the pool being great, I remember PP for being the cheapest out of all three and our great views of DCA.

                    But DGC is on a different level. The lobby itself is amazing, the special entrance into DGC allowed us to use fastpasses for Grizzly by just walking down and walking 30 ft. The rooms are comfortable, plasma's were great, and I love the look and feel of it.

                    DGC all the way, although it is reaaaally expensive.

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                    • #11
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                      The question was DLR hotel, not the Hyatt or HoJo's.

                      I love the Disneyland Hotel for nostagia's sake. Stayed there plenty of times growing up. More recently, I like Paradise Pier. It's the DLR hotel that's off the beaten path, so there's not so much foot traffic--and it's just a short stroll across the street to get to the DCA back entrance.

                      I love the layout of GCH, but the higher room rates, thus far, have kept me from staying there.
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                      • #12
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                        i havent stayed in any DLR hotel but i think Disney's Grand Californian Hotel is the coolest one!
                        There are tons of fish in the sea... you just gotta find your NEMO!
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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by xxmat2 View Post
                          :ot: Anyone know if that title that says new member is customizable or changes with the amount of posts you make?

                          just aimed u bout his one :thumbup:
                          There are tons of fish in the sea... you just gotta find your NEMO!
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                            Originally posted by disneytim View Post
                            The question was DLR hotel, not the Hyatt or HoJo's.

                            I love the Disneyland Hotel for nostagia's sake. Stayed there plenty of times growing up. More recently, I like Paradise Pier. It's the DLR hotel that's off the beaten path, so there's not so much foot traffic--and it's just a short stroll across the street to get to the DCA back entrance.

                            I love the layout of GCH, but the higher room rates, thus far, have kept me from staying there.
                            Good points Tim.

                            Another thing to factor with the offsite hotels is sometimes it's nice to have a drink or 50. If you can barely walk it's nice to have an onsite hotel to stagger to rather than having to brave Harbor Blvd.

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                              I think the GCH is beautiful but for us and our needs. The Disneyland hotel is the best. I cannot justify staying at a hotel for $400 a night because of its beauty. (Although we are staying there in October, Husbands Choice)
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                              • #16
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                                The Grand is by far the best. I cant believe there is a neck and neck race with DLH.

                                the service, food and decor is way better, not to mention park view rooms.

                                I stay at DLR about 4 times a year and always choose the Grand if possible, the experience is so much nicer.

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                                • #17
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                                  Grand Californian, no question. Totally worth the money.
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                                  • #18
                                    Re: Favorite DLR Hotel?

                                    Originally posted by Darkbeer View Post
                                    Why aren't there off-property choices in the poll????
                                    Going by the title of the thread, my guess would be because the op wanted to know about ONSITE hotels.


                                    I go back and forth between the GCH and DLH. I love the DLH, much like Disneytim, for the nostalgia, I have had many,many wonderful stays there. Plus, the views of DTD and watching the fireworks from the Sierra/Dreams tower is fantastic. The rooms are large, the suites are great and their conceirge staff & lounge is just fantastic.

                                    GCH, is gorgeous, yes some of the rooms are a bit smaller by they are comfortable, relaxing and there's nothing nicer than sitting on your balcony after a long day at the park and just absorbing the atmosphere around you.



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                                    • #19
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                                      When we are with the kids, it's the DLH.

                                      When it is just me and my better half, it's the GCH. :love:

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