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Old 09-30-2012, 09:39 PM   #1
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Disneyland Paradise Pier Hotel Review

Hi All,

We recently stayed at this hotel for the first time Sept 24th - 26th and I have to say I couldn't have been more pleased. The room was really clean, the bed and pillows were as comfortable as that on Disney's Dream cruise. The walk wasn't bad at all and we loved the perk of getting in the parks an hour early which I must say, payed off. Especially the day we did CA when we hit Cars Land first (glad we did). We were in room 442 which looked out over the park to our surprise and we were happy about that. I hope to write more later on our day at DL and CA but in regards to Paradise Pier.....completely satisfied!
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:59 PM   #2
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We've stayed there since before it was the PPH, never had a bad stay!

We're DVC members so we try to stay at the Grands villas when we can, but the Pier is our backup!
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:23 PM   #3
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YAY! We're staying there in a couple of months for the first time, so I'm happy to hear a positive review.
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:32 AM   #4
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Thank you so much for posting this review. We'll be staying there for the first time in a couple of weeks, and have read mostly good...but some *meh* opinions of Paradise Pier. You've helped to put my mind at ease
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:02 PM   #5
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We love it too. I actually prefer it to Grand Californian where the room seems so small and dark.
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:15 PM   #6
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We love it too. I actually prefer it to Grand Californian where the room seems so small and dark.
I love the Grand Californian, but the rooms are actually smaller and darker than rooms in both Paradise Pier and Disneyland Hotel.
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:39 PM   #7
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I loved Paradise Pier when I stayed there. I don't understand the negative reviews and when people say it doesn't feel like a Disney hotel. It very much feels like a Disney hotel to me.
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:24 PM   #8
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We've stayed there since before it was the PPH, never had a bad stay!

We're DVC members so we try to stay at the Grands villas when we can, but the Pier is our backup!
We are DVC members also and I am having the dilemma of booking PPH or paying cash at Hojo and save oping to stay at VGC at a later date?
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:38 PM   #9
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We state the same week and I agree 100% Loved that hotel and I think it will be our first choice unless gch has absurd deals again.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:45 PM   #10
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We stayed there a couple of years ago. It was great. Staff was very friendly. Rooms were clean & comfortable. The walk to DD was easy. We had the character breakfast at PCH Grill and it was magical. My sister and niece still talk about it!
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:48 PM   #11
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We stayed from the 29th to the 3rd and would do it again in a heartbeat. The room was spacious for a standard hotel room, and with two teenagers I loved having the extra daybed for one of them to sleep on. We used the fridge for milk (breakfast) and lunch stuff. I normally don't sleep well in hotels, but the mattress and pillows were beyond comfortable. My kids loved the pool area and spent a lot of time there. The hotel staff was very friendly, as was the restaurant staff (we ate there twice). I think we'll be staying at the PPH from now on!
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:48 PM   #12
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We came back Thursday from our stay at PPH. I feel like it is always worth it to pay extra to receive Disney benefits, specially with the EMH for CA.

The pool area surroundings are going through some construction, I wonder what they have in store
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:38 PM   #13
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I've stayed there 3 times in theme park view and really loved it. Here's the view from our room from last week:



It's a little farther walk than GCH but if you are looking to save money and be guaranteed a great view, it's worth it.
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:12 AM   #14
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I will echo many of the other posters that we have stayed there several times and have loved every one. it is effectively a few minutes farther walk than GCH, but the savings are substantial and the views, if lucky enough to be park side are spectacular.

In fact, we just booked it again for our upcoming Holidays trip at the end of December, see you there
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:59 AM   #15
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Loving these good reviews. We love the GCH but the dollars didn't stretch that far for our visit next month.
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