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Old 12-11-2012, 02:48 AM   #1
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DLH vs. PPH?

Our only previous stay (as a family of four) was last Nov. and we were at GCH - it was awesome as our baby needed an afternoon nap everyday and we were psyched to make our first trip really special. We got a room with a bunk bed which our son loved!

Now, for our second trip, our DD will be 2.5y/o and DS is 6.5 y/o - naps are not as crucial and we want to save money. We still want to stay on-site for the MM/EMH.

Thoughts on which hotel is better? DLH or PPH? Any special rooms - i.e.bunk beds, etc?

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Old 12-11-2012, 11:49 AM   #2
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Our only previous stay (as a family of four) was last Nov. and we were at GCH - it was awesome as our baby needed an afternoon nap everyday and we were psyched to make our first trip really special. We got a room with a bunk bed which our son loved!

Now, for our second trip, our DD will be 2.5y/o and DS is 6.5 y/o - naps are not as crucial and we want to save money. We still want to stay on-site for the MM/EMH.

Thoughts on which hotel is better? DLH or PPH? Any special rooms - i.e.bunk beds, etc?

Thanks in advance!
Going to DLR march 2013 ,first time Can't provide first hand knowledge of either hotel. But since we are traveling from east coast and spending considerable $$$$ just on airfare we are on a budget once we get to west coast. We chose PPH over DLH because PPH costs less. Everything I have read about it stated it it very much a Disney hotel and you will be immersed in the Disney experience while staying there, which is what we are looking for and most probably what you are looking for. Enjoy your vacation
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:07 PM   #3
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We usually stay DVC and the Grand, this last time we stayed at DLH and love it...wife did not like the walk but a great place. We have not stayed at PPH as of yet.

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Old 12-11-2012, 07:00 PM   #4
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How do you want to measure better?

We usually opt for PPH. Fewer $$'s and if you get a theme park view on a higher floor, you can watch WoC from the back. Easy to get to DCA via GC.

DLH is a bit closer to the Monorail, cost more $$'s. Rooms are just about the same as PPH but most have been more recently renovated.

But, now we're DVC at VGC, so we'll likely be at VGC 99% of the time in the future.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:05 PM   #5
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We're doing PPH this time after thoroughly enjoying the DLH last time.

I do not have high hopes based on the reviews I've read. The carrot for this stay is that our next stay will be at the GCH.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:34 AM   #6
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How do you want to measure better?

We usually opt for PPH. Fewer $$'s and if you get a theme park view on a higher floor, you can watch WoC from the back. Easy to get to DCA via GC.

DLH is a bit closer to the Monorail, cost more $$'s. Rooms are just about the same as PPH but most have been more recently renovated.

But, now we're DVC at VGC, so we'll likely be at VGC 99% of the time in the future.
Better to me would mostly be proximity to the ars and cost - right now leaning toward PPH - wish it could be GCH all the time...
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:35 AM   #7
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Staying at PPH you can take the short cut through GCH. I am typing with left hand --right hander here so please ask others to give you the route. By the way, the rooms are a bit bigger then DLH. Husband and I did not have the sofa in our room as it was a handicapped room with roll-in roll-out shower in bath area. Having this takes area from the room so no sofa for us. Daughters room had big bathroom area, two queeen beds and a sofa. Very nice sized room. Even with teengaers I am sure you will have plenty of room. (When we traveled with daughter and her BFF who was like a daughter to us-- anyway if we were in a hurry to dress for dinner or a show the girls would go to pool area and shower in the pool shower rooms. I know maybe not a great idea but with teens -- well you know LOL. We had a great time even with out connecting rooms with daughter and grand kids last trip -oh yes son in law was there to (Trip before we stayed at DLH in one of the new rooms .. kids loved to come to grandmas for oatmeal -- even for dinner lol. Grandma got to spend 4/6 nights with grandkids. Life is grand. We do need a microwave due to med needs-- I know but true and have dr. slip varifying. I am not sure if you can just rent a microwave or not. I think at DLH they are in each room. I took the kids to the hotel restaurant one evening , let me say the kid meals were excellent. THE kids make your own pizza was yummy--GS gave me a slice. the staff was wonderful. Everyone helps each other.

The best part of staying at PPH is you go right past the "Earl of sandwich CS restaurant.. I have not dined by there yet -- We just missed the grand opening-- by two weeks. Prices are cheap and the food is great I hear.

One other note---If you decide to rent a car the parking garage for PPH is very close but what ever you do park on the lower level as there are no elevators in that parking area.

No matter where you stay I am sure you will have a most wonderful trip. There are two water slides at PPH pool area. I did not go sown but the kids sure did have a great time. Seems that there was no wait time when using the slieds -- unlike at DLH. Keep looking for discounts on the hotels.

Oh my gosh I have written a book . In closing -- go, enjoy, do a food and trip review upon return home.

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Old 12-12-2012, 10:33 AM   #8
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Better to me would mostly be proximity to the ars and cost - right now leaning toward PPH - wish it could be GCH all the time...
The gem about PPH in my opinion is the theme park room view. We have been booked in a standard and I hoped for an upgrade, but I recently rebooked it as a theme park view because after all I've read I can't imagine the letdown if I didn't get upgraded. You should never count on an upgrade, so I decided it was important enough to pay for. The walk involves a crosswalk at a street light, along the GCH driveway then thru the GCH.

DLH has the perk of being recently renovated. Light up headboards, new pool and slides. While I think the walk is a bit longer, you walk thru DTD and have no crosswalks. Also, you've got the monorail right there.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:33 AM   #9
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My choice would be the DH. Much closer to Downtown Disney and the Monorail. New rooms are very nice. Hotel has much more of the Disneyland feel. Brand new pool as well. If the difference in $$ is not an issue than DLH hands down.
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