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Old 04-12-2011, 10:23 PM   #2101
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A post earlier in this thread says there are 39 daybed rooms.

Another family was able to get a daybed room by checking in early


Search this thread for "daybed" for more information.
Thanks for the links!
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:43 PM   #2102
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The room was plenty big enough for the 5 of us! It was bigger than the DLH and PP rooms.
Actually, the standard rooms at the Grand Californa are a bit smaller than the rooms at the Disneyland Hotel or Paradise Pier. The GC rooms are 353 sq. feet, while the Disneyland Hotel rooms range from 364-415 sq. feet--with the average being the the 414 feet rooms.

Also, we are often given a daybed room simply because we are a party of 5. The GC assigns rooms a few days prior to arrival, and they do their best to give parties of 5 these rooms in order to avoid the whole sleeping bag on the floor scenario, despite check in time. We have never checked into the GC before noon.

At least this has always been how it has worked out for us! It sounds like you had a nice visit to the hotel, despite getting locked out on your last morning.
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:19 PM   #2103
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Actually, the standard rooms at the Grand Californa are a bit smaller than the rooms at the Disneyland Hotel or Paradise Pier. The GC rooms are 353 sq. feet, while the Disneyland Hotel rooms range from 364-415 sq. feet--with the average being the the 414 feet rooms.

Also, we are often given a daybed room simply because we are a party of 5. The GC assigns rooms a few days prior to arrival, and they do their best to give parties of 5 these rooms in order to avoid the whole sleeping bag on the floor scenario, despite check in time. We have never checked into the GC before noon.

At least this has always been how it has worked out for us! It sounds like you had a nice visit to the hotel, despite getting locked out on your last morning.
Have your daybed rooms always been in the front of the hotel?
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Old 04-13-2011, 01:53 PM   #2104
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Have your daybed rooms always been in the front of the hotel?
The daybed rooms are larger than a standard hotel room, which can clearly be seen in this previous post.

The larger size of the daybed rooms is visible on the hotel floorplan (highlighted in yellow).


There are also rooms with 1 queen and a bunk bed, with a pullout below the lower bunk. When the pullout is stored, this room has more open floor space than a room with 2 queen beds.
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:04 PM   #2105
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Thanks again, nonsuch. I guess the CM doesn't know as much as she should!

Are the bunkbed rooms throughout the hotel? I wonder how my 18 year old would feel about sleeping in a bunk?
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:12 PM   #2106
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Thanks again, nonsuch. I guess the CM doesn't know as much as she should!

Are the bunkbed rooms throughout the hotel? I wonder how my 18 year old would feel about sleeping in a bunk?
If I remember correctly the weight limit for the bunkbeds is 70 lbs so I don't think your 18 year old could sleep in it.
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:59 PM   #2107
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Are the bunkbed rooms throughout the hotel? I wonder how my 18 year old would feel about sleeping in a bunk?
Yes, the 154 bunkbed rooms are spread throughout the hotel.
I had a great bunkbed room on the 6th floor (concierge, above Storytellers), with a great view of the pool and the park beyond that.
I also had a bunkbed room on the 5th floor (off the main lobby), with a view of the new pools and the VGC -- looking at the newly completed wing, prompted buying points at VGC

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If I remember correctly the weight limit for the bunkbeds is 70 lbs so I don't think your 18 year old could sleep in it.
The weight limit would likely apply only to the top bunk. An 18 year old could sleep on the pullout, although small it is not confined by the structure of the bunk.
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If I remember correctly the weight limit for the bunkbeds is 70 lbs so I don't think your 18 year old could sleep in it.
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Yes, the 154 bunkbed rooms are spread throughout the hotel.
I had a great bunkbed room on the 6th floor (concierge, above Storytellers), with a great view of the pool and the park beyond that.
I also had a bunkbed room on the 5th floor (off the main lobby), with a view of the new pools and the VGC -- looking at the newly completed wing, prompted buying points at VGC


The weight limit would likely apply only to the top bunk. An 18 year old could sleep on the pullout, although small it is not confined by the structure of the bunk.
After looking at the pics, I really think my boys would be quite uncomfortable in the bunkbeds, not surprisingly.

I think we'll just have to cram into a 2Q with a view and put the 3 year old on the ironing board.
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Old 04-13-2011, 03:10 PM   #2109
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Have your daybed rooms always been in the front of the hotel?
Ours was in the front, on the 6th floor, overlooking the parking lots and the other hotel. Actually, for as little time as we spent there, the view was fine, although I prefer the few of the courtyard.

The daybed worked out well for us, with two 17 yo's, one got the bed, one the daybed. We did rearrange the furniture a bit and push the daybed towards the window. This opened up space for luggage.

Oh, we were in a AED room. I don't know why, but I did like the little bench in the tub for shaving my legs!!!
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Hi Grand Californian experts. We are staying here in June and we booked a Downtown Disney view. I really want to be able to view the fireworks everynight so we requested to be at least on the 4th floor or higher.

Do you think that this will be high enough?
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Hi Grand Californian experts. We are staying here in June and we booked a Downtown Disney view. I really want to be able to view the fireworks everynight so we requested to be at least on the 4th floor or higher.
Why not request the 6th floor?
It might be better to be in the rooms above the World of Disney store.
(odd numbers X419 - X449)
There are no buildings across from this wing, just the tram loading area.
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Old 04-13-2011, 05:39 PM   #2112
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Hi Grand Californian experts. We are staying here in June and we booked a Downtown Disney view. I really want to be able to view the fireworks everynight so we requested to be at least on the 4th floor or higher.

Do you think that this will be high enough?
It will be high enough. We loved our DTD view with the night music, fireworks, piped in music it was over the top.

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Thanks to those who answered my question. I think that I might call back and request something on the 6th floor.
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