|02-22-2010, 08:44 PM||#1|
Earning My Ears
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Rhode Island
Disneyland Accomodations for 5/Deals?
Hello! Can anyone offer suggestions on Disneyland accomodations for 5 adults in June? We will be in Disneyland for the first time for 2 days. Any deals available? Are the Villas at the Grand Californian open and available for cash payment? (we are not DVC members.) This will be our fist trip to Disneyland, but have been to WDW over 30 times! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!!
Been visiting Walt Disney World since 1986
Hotels stayed at over the years:
Polynesian/Disney Inn/Carribbean Beach/Port Orleans Riverside/Port Orleans French Quarter/Swan/Coronado Springs/Wilderness Lodge/Disney's Vero Beach Resort
September 2009: Saratoga Springs
|02-23-2010, 09:35 AM||#2|
The code is more what you'd call guidelines than actual rules
Inquiring fairy minds want to know: Does Hydroguy like World of Color?
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Colorado, USA (formerly SoCal - now SoCol)
As for accomodations, I do not know about DVC cash only. I have never done it but people do sell their DVC points so that is an option. The GCH has rooms for 5 but it will be tight. They do have $uites as well for larger groups.
If you want to go off-property than you have a plethora of choices. I and many others around here place a premium on hotel location over quality and hence prefer the walking distance hotels. See this thread and the links it gives -"HydroGuy's Hotel Rule" www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1199862
Hotels that offer a good balance of location and a step-up in quality include HoJos and CCI.
Also see MaryJo's super sticky for hotel info * DLR Info/Links - Maps, Hotels, DISer Reviews, Hydroguy's tips, NEWBIE INFO here!
Have a magical trip!
DLR 11/2013 (Day Trip), 8/2013 GCH (CCI for D23 Expo), 10/2012 CCI, 07/2012 GCH, 08/2011 CCI (D23 Expo), 06/2011 GCH, 09/2010 BWPPI, 07/2010 GCH, 08/2009 (Day Trip), 05/2009 Doubletree Anaheim/OC, 11/2007 (Day Trip), 06/2007 BWPPI, 08/2006 (Day Trip), 11/2005 BWPPI, 08/2005 BWPPI, 07/2003 HoJo's, 07/2000 PPH, 1966-1998 Numerous Day Trips Including... 06/1981 (Grad Night)
WDW 05/2013 Swan, 02/2012 CBR, 03/2011 Dolphin, 05/2008 AKL, 06/2006 FW Cabins
DLR Paris 06/2007 - Newport Bay/Santa Fe/Holiday Inn (solo) - see my Trip Observations
Tokyo Disney Resort 11/2009 - SunRoute Plaza (with DS13) - see my Trip Report (with photos)
HydroGuy DLR Tips Compilation, DLR Abbreviations List, World of Color Superthread
|02-23-2010, 10:17 AM||#3|
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: North Carolina
If you have a Costco Member ship Costco Travel does Disneyland Packages, which include a Free Premium Character Meal. Another good travel site for DLR vacations is Get Away Today, if you do not have a Costco Membership.
As far as places to stay, as HydroGuy mentioned, there are a plethora of choices. You can also check out reviews on nearby hotels at Tripadvisor.com. Another recommendation that I have is to get the book The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland. They update it every year and it is hugely helpful in planning. There is info on hotels, food, etc. I always check out the current year at the library before we go.
We have a family of 5 and will be staying at Portofino Inn & Suites in April. I haven't been there before, but I liked the option of the Kid's Suite, so that we can spread out a bit. We've also stayed at Paradise Pier and Fairfield Inn in the past. We had good experiences both places, but we had one less family member, so this time we were looking for a place with a little more room.
I hope that info helps. Good luck!
|02-23-2010, 11:08 AM||#4|
Uncle had an "in" with Walt
I love those rainy days with the decreased crowds
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: So. Eastern Washington
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