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Old 10-08-2012, 11:23 PM   #3016
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Here is the view from our room on our last trip. It might have been considered standard because it was on the corner and view of ferris wheel was partially blocked, or maybe considered partial view. Anyway I only paid for standard. 5th floor, 5300
We just checked out of this room today! I knew those views looked familiar!

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I have a couple more questions. I talked to reservations and requested a daybed room, but now I'm worried about how far that would be from the park entrance (and wouldn't it face a parking lot?). So I asked about the bunk beds and from everything I read they sounded really small (like practically toddler size), but from what res told me they are junior twins and should really fit someone up to about 5'6 or so. Does anyone have experience in the bunk bed rooms? How small are the beds really? Are there a lot of bunk bed rooms? Are any of them close to the park entrances?
I am 5'5" and I slept on the bottom bunk of the bed. I just fit. Literally, if I stretched myself completely horizontally, my head grazed the head board and my feet touched the foot board, but in multiple sleeping positions I was comfortable. The trundle was smaller, and I would not fit in it. I, too, was scared of the bunk bed size, but I am so glad we took this room. It worked out really well for us. If anyone in your party is 5'5" or shorter, they will be fine.

I don't know how many bunk bed rooms they have (although I am sure that info is on this thread somewhere), but room 5300 was a good location for elevators. It was almost right in between two sets of elevators, one that you took if you were headed to the lobby and Disneyland, and one that took you right by Napa Rose and toward the entrance to DCA.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:09 AM   #3017
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The daybed rooms do face a parking lot, but the area is nicely landscaped.
I would call it a "Sunset View"
That was pretty much my Concierge room view..the free wine in the evenings made up for it
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:28 AM   #3018
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We just checked out of this room today! I knew those views looked familiar!

That is too funny!
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:07 PM   #3019
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Bunk bed room with monorail view?

Sorry if I missed it in this great thread but are there bund bed rooms with a view of the monorail? Also are they close to elevators or stairs? What would I specifically as for in a request. I already requested bunk beds (I know its not guarantee but it can't hurt to try) Thanks so much for all the help!
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:10 PM   #3020
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Thanks again guys! We went back to the day bed idea because I think the two youngest will fit and if nothing else then we should have enough floor space for an air mattress.
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:51 AM   #3021
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...are there bund bed rooms with a view of the monorail? Also are they close to elevators or stairs?
Bunk bed rooms are spread throughout the hotel, so some will have a view of the monorail. The monorail passes through the courtyard, so courtyard view type will have a view of the monorail.
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:48 AM   #3022
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need some help on this thread..

ok folks... looking for some help on this massive thread.... the family has finaly decided on a date of travel, and it will not be till the end of september in 2013, this gives me a pefect opportunity now to rent DVC points, but my question to all you "masters" of knowledge on the Grand California. we plan on renting a 2 bedroom villa, and what i was wondering, do all 2 bedroom villas have great views as well??? or is there a chance i might have a great view of the "parking lot"? just wondering... thanks for your help on this... looking forward to some answers...
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:15 PM   #3023
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ok folks... looking for some help on this massive thread.... the family has finaly decided on a date of travel, and it will not be till the end of september in 2013, this gives me a pefect opportunity now to rent DVC points, but my question to all you "masters" of knowledge on the Grand California. we plan on renting a 2 bedroom villa, and what i was wondering, do all 2 bedroom villas have great views as well??? or is there a chance i might have a great view of the "parking lot"? just wondering... thanks for your help on this... looking forward to some answers...
You are reading the wrong "massive thread". I'm posting from an iPad and can't embed a link, but search for "Villas Grand Californian" in the DVC sub-forums. The original VGC thread approached the forum limit of 250 pages, so the 2.0 thread contains the new information.

The villas have views of pool or park, except the ground floor units -- there are no parking lot views. Unlike larger DVC developments, there are no specific view type reservations. View requests can be made.

It can be difficult to rent large amounts of VGC points. My sister in law could not make a 400 point rental, although the villas were available.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:42 PM   #3024
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once again nonsuch you have come to the rescue... i will be sure to read the other thread 2.0... thanks again... time for some reading and research... but don't be suprised if i message you with some questions..!!! and from another new mexican.... thank you...
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:15 PM   #3025
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Had a fantastic first visit 10/3-10/9. Stayed in DVC Villas 3522. Amazing view! The reaction of my 2 year old every morning looking out on the balcony made this one of my best vacations ever!
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:39 PM   #3026
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Had a fantastic first visit 10/3-10/9. Stayed in DVC Villas 5322.
You mean 3522.
I was visiting from 10/2 -10/7. My third stay in villa 5502.
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:55 PM   #3027
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You mean 3522.
I was visiting from 10/2 -10/7. My third stay in villa 5502.
fixed...thanks, didn't catch my mix up
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:11 PM   #3028
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Staying at GVC next Friday night! Going to Halloween Party too! Geeked!!!
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:57 PM   #3029
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Does anyone know if there is DVC online check in? Going next week! Those views are amazing!
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:12 PM   #3030
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Bounce Back Deals?

I have only read bits and pieces of this thread so I hope it's OK to ask. Has anyone seen a bounceback deal in the past couple of weeks? I thought I saw it on a blog or something recently where on the day of checkout, they were offered a chance to add another night at a discounted rate. I believe that was the DLH instead of GC. But I wondered if that ever happens at GC?

We are actually staying in the Anaheim area one more night after our reservations run out and we're trying to decide if we should book a non-refundable night somewhere else (we aren't going to DL/DCA the next day so location isn't crucial) or if we should book something we can cancel in case we get an offer we can't refuse.
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