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Old 09-21-2012, 12:25 PM   #2971
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Here you go. It's in the DVC Resorts section. I keep it bookmarked so I can dream at a glance.

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Old 09-21-2012, 06:27 PM   #2972
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My question is, can anyone who's stayed there before recommend how I can go about getting a (specific?) Standard room that has a decent view? I don't necessarily need a view of DCA , the hotel pool, or Downtown Disney, just wouldn't want to look out our window and see back stage areas, a parking lot, or a boring sidewalk.
You could simply request a high floor. The hotel is 6 floors high, only 5 floors in many areas. Most standard rooms will be in the front of the hotel overlooking the small valet and handicap parking lot. This area is very nicely landscaped, so the view is quite nice. Hotel self-parking is across the street and the majority of valet parking is underground.
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:04 PM   #2973
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You could simply request a high floor. The hotel is 6 floors high, only 5 floors in many areas. Most standard rooms will be in the front of the hotel overlooking the small valet and handicap parking lot. This area is very nicely landscaped, so the view is quite nice. Hotel self-parking is across the street and the majority of valet parking is underground.
Thank you! That helps a lot. Can't wait!!!
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:40 PM   #2974
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Anyone know what the views are like from the first floor rooms 1240 to 1260? Even numbers. I can't imagine they would have much of a view, right? I am mainly interested in not having to use elevators and being near the grills
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:53 AM   #2975
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Remodeled rooms?

We check in late tonite, after driving down from Santa Barbara. Does anyone know when the last time GCH was remodeled? Would it do me any good to ask for a recently remodeled room?

What's standard view? Any chance that I will get a room that's not a huge hike to the main lobby?

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Old 09-22-2012, 11:41 AM   #2976
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Don't know about a remodel but there's a new wing built a few years ago. A section of that is DVC but the rest are hotel rooms. However, they're about the farthest you can get from DTD or DCA entrances.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:08 PM   #2977
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Anyone know what the views are like from the first floor rooms 1240 to 1260? Even numbers. I can't imagine they would have much of a view, right? I am mainly interested in not having to use elevators and being near the grills
This video should help: 360 view between Grand Californian and Paradise Pier
The beginning and end of the video shows the area outside the rooms you are requesting. The video was taken 2 years ago, so the landscaping is much more mature now. Except for the occasional security guard, no one uses the sidewalk outside those rooms.

The grills might be intended to be used only by VGC guests, but there are no signs limiting usage. It is likely not an issues since grills are seldom used.
Grill tools are available from Guest Services (this might be limited to VGC guests).
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:51 PM   #2978
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This video should help: 360 view between Grand Californian and Paradise Pier
The beginning and end of the video shows the area outside the rooms you are requesting. The video was taken 2 years ago, so the landscaping is much more mature now. Except for the occasional security guard, no one uses the sidewalk outside those rooms.

The grills might be intended to be used only by VGC guests, but there are no signs limiting usage. It is likely not an issues since grills are seldom used.
Grill tools are available from Guest Services (this might be limited to VGC guests).

Now, that would be an ok view. You get to see some of Goofy's ride and PPH, as well as some nice landscaping.
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:37 PM   #2979
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Smile Close convenience store???

I would like to buy a simple (nothing elegant) bottle of wine to sip in the room in the evenings. Is there a store within easy walking distance to the GCH that would stock wine?

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Old 09-24-2012, 06:40 PM   #2980
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I would like to buy a simple (nothing elegant) bottle of wine to sip in the room in the evenings. Is there a store within easy walking distance to the GCH that would stock wine?

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The gift shop at the GCH has a few bottles of wine - nothing fancy but drinkable
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:47 PM   #2981
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I would like to buy a simple (nothing elegant) bottle of wine to sip in the room in the evenings. Is there a store within easy walking distance to the GCH that would stock wine?

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As the PP said, the GCH does have a small selection of wine but its kinda pricey. It is the most convenient though I've also walked down to wonderland liquor (5 min walk for us but we walk brisk). Just exit the GCH to the left and take a right at Katella. It's across the street and down about 2 blocks. They had a huge selection of wine and great prices. Also sold food, tolietries, etc.
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:02 PM   #2982
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Has anyone stayed in a deluxe theme park room view before? My family is visiting the parks...and hotel...the second week of October and we have had premier theme park hotel views in the past, but this time we opted for a standard room. (Save money on the hotel to use elsewhere) Well, of course, with our military discount there were no standards available, so the next best bet was a deluxe theme park view. All the agent told me was that we might have a tree in our way. Is this true? Can you even see the theme park? I'm just curious.
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:22 PM   #2983
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Has anyone stayed in a deluxe theme park room view before? My family is visiting the parks...and hotel...the second week of October and we have had premier theme park hotel views in the past...
Deluxe are the lower floors (likely 2, 3) while Premier (or Premium) are the upper floors (likely 4, 5, 6).
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Do DVC members or anyone decorate their doors at GCH?
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