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Old 03-15-2013, 05:30 PM   #1
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Unhappy Disneyland Hotel prices - what up with that?!?

My DS and I now plan our Disney vacations around races. We are doing ToT in October and are thinking Disneyland HM in August... until I looked up the prices of the Disneyland Hotel!! It is priced right up there with WDW deluxe. Seriously? Has anyone stayed there and at WDW to give me a comparison? I looked at DL Good Neighbor Hotels and none of them really work for me... Am I really gonna have to cave and pay those prices?

I didn't raise this over at the Disneyland forum.. I don't want to offend anyone who is really attached to DLH... but am looking for some honest comparison input from my DISers.
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:35 PM   #2
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You can ask this on the DL side -- I don't think anyone will get really mad at you... I visit and post in both.

DLH was totally rehabbed and has all new rooms, pools, etc. It does look really nice now. PPH would be a less expensive option.

With the popularity of Carsland at DCA, and the small number of "Disney" rooms on property (compared to WDW), DL does not have to offer the discounts that we tend to get at DL (I had 35% off at WDW last summer and could get only a AAA rate in DL so we went to FL instead). In fact, until a couple of days ago, there had been no discounts in about a year.

So, unfortunately, yes it's very expensive to stay on property at DL right now.

As to worth, I'm not sure. I haven't stayed at the DLH since the remodel but from what I have seen and heard the rooms are nice.

Ask this over on the DL page -- there are lots of people there who can give you reviews of the hotels in that area. Hope this helps a bit.
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:29 PM   #3
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I have stayed at the DLH Dec last year and Feb this year. I did have an AP, so I did get a 10-20% discount. I also just got a pin for 25% off 4 or more nights and 20% off for 1-3 nights from now until June 16, 2013 (although I am sure spring break is blacked out). Unfortunatley, I am going to WDW in May so I can't use it.

I also got 35% off last for my stay last Feb (2012) before I got my AP.

Yes, the DLH is very expensive. I would love to stay there everytime I go, but unless I have people coming with me to share the cost, I can't.

It's a very Disney Themed Hotel and there is nothing like it at WDW. Maybe the Royal Rooms at POR with the head board, but the water taps all have Mickey heads on them which I don't think any hotel in WDW has. Please correct me if I am wrong.

I was going to stay in the Marroitt Fairfield Inn (if I went to DL in May) and they have Disney Themed and Disney Veiw rooms. Check them out.

I have stayed in the Best Western Park Place Inn. You can't get any closer than that hotel to DL/CA.

I have also stayed at the Howard Johnson. They are a good choice as well since they are an actual hotel with indoor hallways.
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:34 PM   #4
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Yes, the DLH is very expensive. I would love to stay there everytime I go, but unless I have people coming with me to share the cost, I can't.

I was going to stay in the Marroitt Fairfield Inn and they have Disney Themed and Disney Veiw rooms. Check them out.

I have also stayed in the Best Western Park Place Inn. You can't get any closer than that hotel to DL/CA. I have also stayed at the Howard Johnson. They are a good choice as well since they are an actual hotel with indoor hallways.
California is very far for us to go, and I doubt we will make it back again anytime soon... So I am torn between just saying what the heck and splurging and staying off property and saving a few bob. I mean when we go to Manhattan it costs us a fair bit, just I am so used to having options and split stays etc at WDW... Still, I will look into the off-property hotels you suggest. I do like the indoor hallways option. Thanks for your help!
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:37 PM   #5
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You can ask this on the DL side -- I don't think anyone will get really mad at you... I visit and post in both.

That does explain why they don't seem to have competitive pricing. Okay... off I go to the DL side. Wish me luck!
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:24 AM   #6
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Dlh it not like wdw hotels, as a pp stated it has rooms more like POR, but I don't think the grounds of any of the hotels there compare to the theming on the outside, like the lakes, or the big sculptures, no boats, or river views. The pools are okay, but not like wdw. I would consider it more like a moderate, except for space, dlh and pp have big rooms, like the poly, I believe they all sleep 5 there, gc cost the most and the rooms are very very small.

The great thing about Cali is that you can stay right across the street, and have less of a walk, and a better view. And pay half the price or even less than a third of the price. We have stayed at many, our favorites are Fairfield inn, you can ask for a theme room, a top floor and a view, and you will see the fireworks better than at dlh. I have always got the military rate there and paid under $100 a night, compared to the $350 dlh wants. And the walk is closer to the main gate than dlh.

We also love marriot residence inn main gate, the free breakfast is to die for, and you can cook all your meals in your room if you want, you can hike it but it is a little further maybe 3/4 mile or so. There is a bus for like $4 a day, as many trips as you want. The residence inn garden grove down the street is great also, great free breakfast, but about 1 mile away I think more like two. Howard Johnson's is a great place, both them and fair field in. Have two great resturaunts, Mimi's is the absolute best right between the two hotels, Millie's is okay right in front of Fairfield, and McDonald's is right next door. So food is so close nd outside the park so you pay less.

We have stayed at both best westerns, but that was like 20 years ago. We have done all three of Disney on site, for us pp is the best, gc is the worst and dlh is okay. End of August will have a discount, usually, not sure how much and exactly when, but it is later in August.
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:09 AM   #7
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When we went to DLR, we stayed at Grand Californian. I balked at the prices at first, then Disney discounted the rooms 40% about 3 months before our summer trip. According to the DLR boards, that was rather normal.

We LOVED Grand Californian, and it was so nice to be at DCA in mere minutes. We also got an auto upgrade from standard to pool view.

Had they not run the deal, we were going to stay at Embassy Suites just off property.
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:13 AM   #8
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One more thing - Costco had good deals for booking, while AAA did not. We booked through Costco, got the 40% off the room, and got meal vouchers good at any premium dining. We saved $140 right there with dinner at Ariel's Grotto
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:02 PM   #9
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One more thing - Costco had good deals for booking, while AAA did not. We booked through Costco, got the 40% off the room, and got meal vouchers good at any premium dining. We saved $140 right there with dinner at Ariel's Grotto
Was that this year? The 40% off at the GC through Costco?
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:58 PM   #10
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California and LA are very expensive in general. You can't compare it to central Florida. As was mentioned, you expect to pay more in NYC, etc. and it's the same for LA.

In addition WDW has TONS of rooms to fill so they have to have competitive pricing. In contrast there are only three hotels owned by disney at DL so they can charge what they want and still draw in the visitors. None of them can be considered values.

We've stayed at GF, Poly, AKL, Shades of Green and the mansions at Port Orleans (or whatever they're calling it now) at WDW. We've only stayed at the DLH at DL or offsite. The only one we didn't care for out of all these was the moderate - Port Orleans.

If you look at other threads on these boards there are some discounts coming out just in the last few days that run through the end of May. I believe it's Orbitz and is around 20-25% off rack rate.
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If indoor hallways are a thing for you, the Tropicana has them and is right across the street. I believe we're paying $109 a night for peak season.
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:12 PM   #12
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If indoor hallways are a thing for you, the Tropicana has them and is right across the street. I believe we're paying $109 a night for peak season.
I've stayed at Tropicana three times and there are no indoor hallways. Are you thinking of a different place?
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We never stay on property in DL. So many good neighbor hotels are close to the parks and nice too. We love the Anabella Hotel, cheaper and only a few minutes walk to the parks.
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:12 AM   #14
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It is a deluxe hotel. I've done DL and stayed at the DLH twice since the renovation and actually was rather shocked when I started looking at the WDW hotels as it seemed their prices were much higher for something comparable. From photos at least it seems comparable to the Contemporary. It has light up headboards that plays "you wish upon a dream" with fireworks lighting up. We love it there.
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It is a delux in that it is a true hotel with interior corridors, it is in full walking distance to Disneyland, California Adventure and DTD, views of parks and fireworks, has a nicely themed pool with slides, and onsite table service restraint.
With the DW deluxes, you are paying for the location just as much as the resort itself...same goes for DLH
And I agree with the others, the room theming is wonderful!
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