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Old 05-05-2013, 01:52 PM   #1
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Grand Floridian Sugar Loaf Reviews

We are going to DL for the first time next month! Our heart is with WDW. We plan on coming back to WDW in the Fall. We were thinking about the GF Sugar Loaf. I think my daughters would love the GF. I just don't know much about it. I understand there is also another Club in the Main Building. I would like to know honest opinions. If you have another resort to recommend (on the monorail) I will consider too. Thank you!

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Old 05-05-2013, 02:05 PM   #2
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We stayed at GF but not CL. It was a beautiful resort but we were drawn to the Polynesian more. Our favorite monorail resort and CL is at the Polynesian. The location of the Hawaii building to the beach and pool can't be beat. The lounge is huge. It was remodeled this year. It is really a matter of what theme you prefer. Have fun in DL! Enjoy coming back to WDW!
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:15 PM   #3
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We stayed at GF but not CL. It was a beautiful resort but we were drawn to the Polynesian more. Our favorite monorail resort and CL is at the Polynesian. The location of the Hawaii building to the beach and pool can't be beat. The lounge is huge. It was remodeled this year. It is really a matter of what theme you prefer. Have fun in DL! Enjoy coming back to WDW!

I had not considered the Polynesian. You make it sound very appealing. I may look into as well.
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Here's the menu:

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Old 05-05-2013, 02:36 PM   #5
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Here's the dining area:

Here's a menu:

This is a Sugarloaf parlor room. These don't have balconies, but they are larger. The majority of Sugarloaf rooms are the balcony kind.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/toodyca...in/photostream

Thank you! Beautiful photos. Did you request the parlor room or is that what was assigned?
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That was what we had when we got there and we loved it. Honestly, we would have been happy either way. Here are some other misc shots:
feature pool



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We've stayed three times at Sugarloaf and once at the Royal Palm Club in the main building. Both are great, but RPC will cost more. They offer the same snacks, beverages, continental breakfast, hors d'oeuvres and warm appetizers. The service is the same at both---excellent. We have always enjoyed staying in Sugarloaf, eating breakfast and snacks there and working with the club concierge on getting ADRs, La Nouba tickets or printing out boarding passes. The concierge staff are very helpful. Sugar Loaf is very close to the courtyard pool. We always appreciated the ease of going back and forth between our room and the pool. As for the main building, the RPC is great. It has the same food offerings and service as Sugarloaf, but the big advantage is that the club lounge overlooks the lobby, so you can hear the pianist or the swing band as they play. The other obvious advantage is the RPC's proximity to the GF's dining and shopping and the monorail. However, the grounds of the GF are not that enormous, so walking from Sugarloaf to the main building/monorail is really no big deal. I can try to post some photos if you like.
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We've stayed three times at Sugarloaf and once at the Royal Palm Club in the main building. Both are great, but RPC will cost more. They offer the same snacks, beverages, continental breakfast, hors d'oeuvres and warm appetizers. The service is the same at both---excellent. We have always enjoyed staying in Sugarloaf, eating breakfast and snacks there and working with the club concierge on getting ADRs, La Nouba tickets or printing out boarding passes. The concierge staff are very helpful. Sugar Loaf is very close to the courtyard pool. We always appreciated the ease of going back and forth between our room and the pool. As for the main building, the RPC is great. It has the same food offerings and service as Sugarloaf, but the big advantage is that the club lounge overlooks the lobby, so you can hear the pianist or the swing band as they play. The other obvious advantage is the RPC's proximity to the GF's dining and shopping and the monorail. However, the grounds of the GF are not that enormous, so walking from Sugarloaf to the main building/monorail is really no big deal. I can try to post some photos if you like.
That would be very nice. Thank you for your detailed description. Is the resort and club level lounges kid friendly? Is there food that children would enjoy as well as adults. We usually get the regular meal plan but hope to have something in the lounge for the children to enjoy in between meals.
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