We just returned from our 12 day SoCal trip with 4 nights in LA, 1 night in Laguna, 3 nights at the Del Coronado and 3 nights at Grand Californian. We booked the Del back in January (I'm a planner). This was a combined 40th birthday trip (me) and celebrating my husband being done with residency. We had our 3 kids with us (12, 11, 2). I've used points to stay at The Sagamore and at Shutters - loved Shutters and was disappointed when it went off concierge collection. We spent 162 points for 3 nights - but since it was 4th of July weekend, you couldn't book less than 4 nights cash at $500 per night - I figured WTH - wanted to experience it once. We checked in July 3 and received a first floor room in the newer "Ocean Tower" building. The porch had an ugly fence around it and it was in an "alley" between two buildings. THere were beer bottles and cigarette butts there, likely tossed from upper balconies - that housekeeping failed to see. There was only one bed - and a very uncomfortable pull out sofa - which since we had 4 people (plus one under 3) I was told we would have 2 beds when we booked. I called to see about a room with 2 beds and was told "sorry we're all booked up today" but they could move me to the main room the next day. ALso, the check in person had no idea that the $25 a day resort charge was included in our points exchange - so I called to a manager to discuss that and relayed my disappointment in the room and he said "sorry we're booked" and that when it's booked through a 3rd party, they can't guarantee room requests like 2 beds. I was feeling like we had booked through priceline and were lucky to even get a room. So we moved the next day to the main building and the hall and room smelled like - as my husband and kids said "wet dog". I tried to be upbeat about it - it had 2 beds and was a nicer room (but much smaller bath and no balcony). But it was a horrible smell and by the time we checked out I had a sinus infection. I think it was a combination of mold/dust and just a 120 year old building. It smelled like a musty attic. So I'm not sure if we got the crappiest of main building rooms - or if they are all like that - but I didn't enjoy having a sinus infection for my 3 days in disneyland (and my 40th birthday). We were really looking forward to the Del - watched "Some like it hot" beforehand - but it was such a rip off compared to everywhere else we stayed. I would suggest staying at the timeshare on Coronado (I think it's an RCI exchange) and just visiting the Del since that is what everyone seems to do (it is VERY crowded on property all day). Luckily we ended with our 3 nights at Grand Californian which was even nicer than our last stay there - It actually seemed "cheap" after the Del (cost of parking, restaurants, etc). So - Don't waste your points!! I know it's never a great deal to do concierge collection - but like I said - when we stayed at SHutters we were given a beautiful room and it was such a great experience I felt it was worth the points. THe Del absolutely is not.