The Disneyland Hotel SUPER-THREAD

Discussion in 'Disneyland (California)' started by Purple Opal, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. Purple Opal

    Purple Opal Mouseketeer

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    Thank you so much Bay Girl! If you don't mind, I'm going to link to your post in the 'review' section of the thread intro.
     
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  3. BayGirl22

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    There are 3 in each area I believe, 3 by the slides and 3 by the Eticket pool, near the Fantasy tower.
    For those looking at the slide area, I'd suggest 1. You can see in the pics, its surrounded by trees on 2 sides so its private even with the sides open, so it feels more spacious.


    Of course, happy if it helps someone out.
     
  4. KalamityJane

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    Thanks for the pics - I rented cabana 1! About how far from the slides/edge of the splash area is that cabana?
     
  5. BayGirl22

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    Maybe 15 feet from the lounge chairs to the edge of the pool? The steps for the blue and kiddie slide are about 10 feet further.
     
  6. cpster

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    Hi there,

    Are the rooms for 5 that have two queens nd a daybed in a specific tower or do all towers have them? What are the daybeds like? Is it a chair that unfolds into a bed?

    Thanks!
     
  7. jen541

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    From what I understand all three towers have some rooms with sofas. The DLH site has photos but I haven't seen any that show a bed pulled out. Others have reported they're comfy though. HTH :)
     
  8. twinkletink

    twinkletink Earning My Ears

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    Excited to be staying at DLH for the first time in years. When we go as a family we prefer the suites type hotels with a kitchen, but with this trip with my mom who has walking issue I wanted to not worry about parking, etc. Especially since we rented an ETC, which I know she WILL need.

    I thought I wanted to stay at GCH, but the more I looked at the pictures, I did not care for the decor at all and it was only just over $50/day difference between a stand room at GCH and an handicapped 1 bedroom suite with 2 queens and a daybed at DLH.

    Between the huge upgrade in space and the better pools (my almost 4 year old DD loves to swim) DLH seemed like a 'no-brainer'.

    Does anyone know if these types of suites are located in a particular area or tower? Or any other info that might be helpful?
     
  9. twinkletink

    twinkletink Earning My Ears

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    I did see a review section, am I missing it?
     
  10. kyton

    kyton Earning My Ears

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    We returned to Australia today from a ten night stay at DLH. We had a two bedroom suite - unfortunately no kitchen facilities available anywhere in the hotel according to reservations. Some rooms have a "wet bar" type set up with a sink but ours was basically a ordinary room with two doubles and a bathroom (plus small bar fridge in bedroom cupboard) adjoining a room with a lounge area, separate bedroom and bathroom. The lounge room area also had a small bar fridge.

    Was good but I don't think worth the money for the room facilities. We have been spoilt with two bedroom suites at Aulani and Trump which have fully contained kitchens - which comes in handy for small children.
     
  11. foxykendra

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    Got back a week ago...finally getting around to posting this video of a 1-Bedroom Suite in the Frontier Tower. It's room 2898, and it was AMAZING. Great view of the pool, balcony, and you can see the fireworks from the room at night!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ci8p5nv-zKg
     
  12. crystal1313

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    Hello! Newbie here......I love reading all the threads on this site. :)

    I was wondering if anyone had heard if Disney will be releasing any special rates for the DLR hotels for December? Usually by this time, they have announced the deals. We are planning a trip Dec 2-8. We would prefer to stay at the DLH, but right now the rates are just too expensive, even with the AP rate. Even PPH is really pricey. We normally stay at PPH, but after the last stay, we got frustrating waiting 20+ minutes for an elevator. I'm wondering with the popularity of the revamped DCA, if they don't need to run promotions to get people to come to the resort.

    Also, wondering your thoughts on how crazy the crowds will be at DL in the evenings because of the candlelight processional. Maybe we should just stay at DCA at night?

    Thanks!!
     
  13. foxykendra

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    I definitely would not count on a discount this year. There is usually always deals around Halloweentime or for Fall and this year there were none at all. I think with Carsland, they are happy with the capacity and don't plan on sending out discounts. Keep an eye out, but I wouldn't expect anything. This year for our Halloweentime trip I'm paying $374 (after tax a night in a standard room at the DLH with AP rate. Last year for the same room and similar time period, I paid $209 after tax. I kept telling myself that if nothing came out, i would cancel and stay at the Hojo, but I couldn't bring myself to cancel. Our AP's expire November 11th and we won't be renewing, so we figured we'd go out with a bang :)
     
  15. crystal1313

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    ^Thank you so much for the reply.........that's what I'm thinking too. I"ve made other back up reservations because I don't think any deals will be released.

    I don't blame you one bit for not wanting to cancel at the DLH! I wouldn't want to either!

    I did save my vacation on the DL website............have read that if you don't book, they start to send you deals. So far, they've emailed me the perks of staying on property, but no deals. We will see.

    I've noticed the rates at the walking distance hotels going up quite a bit too. Hoping after all the buzz from the revamped DCA has died down, so will the rates. We will see........

    Thanks again for the kind reply. Have an amazing time on your trip!!:)
     
  16. cari12

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    It seems this year, EMH is enough to fill the onsite hotels. I had saved dates for our trip Oct 14-20 and 3 times they sent me a deal ending Sept. 29. I think Disney is very happy with the numbers they are pulling and there is no reason to discount. A far cry from our trip in Oct 2009 where we got the DLH for $163 per night through Expedia.
     
  17. Bdchili

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    Wondering if any of the DLH experts could tell me the best time of day to get to Trader Sams in order to be able to get a seat to listen to the live music? We are headed to DLH on the 16th thru 22nd.
     
  18. Tenuviel

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    We are going to be staying here Nov 5th-8th. This is my first time staying onsite at Disneyland and I am super excited. My parents are going with us so there are 5 of us staying in a room together so that helped with the cost of the room.

    We are arriving early on Monday. I know our room probably won't be ready, but they do have the ability to store our bags while we go to the parks right?

    Also- does anyone know what time kids are no longer allowed in Trader Sam's?

    Thanks!
     
  19. AZwldcats

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    Yes, The Bell Desk can store your bags. And check in whenever you get there. They will issue you your room keys etc and send you a text message with your room number when it is ready.
     
  20. Tenuviel

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    Awesome! Thanks!!!
     
  21. dvcterry

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    the sofa opens to sleep a single. it is comfortable.
     

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