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  1. AZwldcats

    AZwldcats Mouseketeer

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    It is very comfortable! This was my daughters bed of choice!
     
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  3. Bdchili

    Bdchili Earning My Ears

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    Are the one bedroom suites comfortable for 5? 2 adults / 3 kids. Any particular room location suggestions?
     
  4. frankcastle

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    Very comfortable, really meets our needs 2 older adults and 3 young adults, 18-22.

    Frank
     
  5. Bdchili

    Bdchili Earning My Ears

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    Great to know. That is what we have reserved but was questioning if should have done two connecting rooms instead.
     
  6. awdsmama

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    Considering splitting our stay between BWPPI and finishing it off at the DLH for a few nights.

    This trip would be last week of April or first week of May (Before grad nights).


    Any idea when April/May 2013 DLH discounts may be announced, if there are any!?
     
  7. coluk003

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    Does anyone have any idea if checking in early HELPS your chances? This will be my first stay at the hotel and though im not looking for an upgrade(stnd going Dec 9) though would be nice. So would my requests be more priority if i checked in super early? I plan on being there very early in the AM like 7am
     
  8. foxykendra

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    You can get a pretty good sense of the size/layout of the room from the video I posted (post #370). I went back and forth about whether to get 2 connecting rooms or a suite, and we made the right choice with a suite.

    Hope you have a great trip!
     
  9. Bdchili

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    That is great! Question: Do both of thise bathrooms have showers or just the one in the bedroom? We have 2 adults and 3 children ages 11 thru 7, so it would be great if they all could sleep in the den area. Is there enough room to pull out the coach and the chair pull-out at the same time?

    B-
     
  10. foxykendra

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    Only one of the bathrooms has a shower. The kids could easily sleep in the den area - definitely enough room to pull out both the couch and the sofa at the same time.

    My son is sitting next to me and insists I put in a smiley. Here is his choice: :furious:
     
  11. Bdchili

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    That is good to know. We are headed that way Weds and are way fired up. We are DVC members and go to WDW at least once a year. We have been to DL once before a couple of years ago and loved it.
    We stayed at the GCR loved it, but this time thought DLH would be great due to the remodel and nostalgia of it all.
    Got any recommendations on things that are must do's around the hotel. Cabana locations etc?
    :-)
    B-
     
  12. foxykendra

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    See post #372 for my cabana video.
     
  13. bumbershoot

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    FWIW, Frontier tower isn't that far away. We found that walking out the *back/side* of the tower (right near its elevators) and following the sidewalk to get to the crosswalk to go through the Grand's entrance was a good solution, rather than walking all the way through DTD. DH swears it was shorter than going the DTD way. (and he's a fan of walking through DTD, whereas I am most assuredly am not and would walk much much further to avoid it, LOL)

    Now, we almost never use the monorail to enter the park, so if you're going to use the monorail that's not the best way. (And the ONE day we were going to use the monorail the CM there was so incredibly RUDE to me I refused to use "her" monorail and we walked through DTD.)

    And we like walking through the Grand anyway...the lobby is the best part of the hotel, IMO, and we often took the opportunity to sit in their chairs for a bit.
     
  14. Imoutnumbered

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    What are the pools like for kids? We have a 3,5 and 11 month old. Wondering if it will even be worth it i. The beginning of feb.


    Also, how do you get a upgrade? Do you just ask at check in?
    Also, I'm assuming I won't need carseats on the DLE?
     
  15. AZwldcats

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    Pools are great. My 6 and 20 Month old loved them. As for weather I can;t answer that one.


    I put a note on my reservation and got a Pool View room in the tower that I wanted, :)
     
  16. katejc

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    What level of room did you reserve in the first place, if I might ask? I have a cheapest level reserved and was told when I called to enquire that I would have to pay for the next higher level to get a room in the adventure tower (which I wanted to request). Can I only get a chance at upgrade/adventure tower if I take a more expensive room? Thanks in advance for any help!
     
  17. AZwldcats

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    My reservation was for a Convention rate Standard Guest Room.

    I asked for any upgrade available in the Adventure Tower and got a 6th floor Pool View room in that tower,

    Good Luck
     
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    However, we had a parking lot view from the Fantasy tower and we could see the fireworks from our room. Great bonus if your little ones have a bedtime earlier or close to the fireworks time.
     
  19. PrincessIM

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    We booked a standard view room at the time of booking. I then had to call a a month later about something else and asked if we could request the Adventure Tower. I was told that they would note it in our reservation. We were travelling with two other families who all booked standard and requested the Adventure Tower and to be close to each other. They were able to place all of us next to each other in the Adventure Tower and two of the rooms had a pool view.

    I would call back and request the adventure tower.
     
  20. katejc

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    Thanks for all the great tips, everyone. I will definitely call back and request Adventure Tower again!
     
  21. Virgoinab

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    Grrr I just wrote a longish review and the darn site logged me out and lost it! :lmao:

    Okay so here I go again. Our stay was from Oct 8 to Oct 14

    We arrived at about 2:30 from Vegas, we had flown in from Canada on the Friday, and drove to Anaheim on Monday. This was an early anniversay trip for us.

    Check in was fairly quick, we did not wait in line long. When I had booked I booked a standard king room, requesting the Frontier tower.

    See, we were married at the DLH last Christmas, that is how much I love me some Disney, and the DLH (second marriage for both us, kids are almost adults). We had stayed in the Frontier tower, 3 bedroom suite, loved it, had two balconys, great view of the fireworks. We were married in the rose court garden, and had our reception in the Mark Twain room in the Frontier tower.

    In june I went with my DM & DN we stayed in the Fantasy tower, parking lot view, but again, had bouns view of the fireworks.

    So, back to check in......

    Since Disney cater's mostly to family's, we understand that king rooms are not huge there, and that is just fine. I had asked for the Frontier tower, but the only king room they had was in the Adventure tower, and again, fine with me since now I can say I have stayed in all three towers.

    Our room was not ready upon check in, okay, no big deal, we understand.

    The first hour goes by...no text to say our room is ready. So off the Ralph Brennins for a late lunch, early dinner.

    Second hour goes by.......

    By 5:20 my DH is not a happy camper, as a matter of fact he starts to look alot like that grumpy on his jacket.

    So we are now hitting the 3 hour mark. If we had checked in at 9:00 am, I could understand this, but it is now 5:30 in the afternoon, and still no room.

    I come to the conclusion that Disney needs to hire more mousekeepers, sorry but if their rooms are not cleaned by 5:00 at night, there is an issue in my opinion. Check out is at 11:00 am, they should have enough staff to clean the rooms.

    Anywho.....the nice gentelman at the front desk calls and lo and behold our room is ready. Imagine that?

    Off the room we go, in the Adventure tower. I do have to say that I was happy with the room. On the fourth floor, right at the end, overlooking the pool, rose court garden (we had an end room so had that little window on the side), bonus since that is where we were married, and trader sams.

    The room as on the small side, but for a couple, is was fine, clean, neat, and holding all that DLH charm that I have come to love.

    Nice thing about the Adventure tower, it has several banks of elevator's, one main one in the middle, and two at each end of the tower. So if you are in the end rooms, you are steps from an elevator. I worried a bit about the noise, but honestly even being like 10 steps from them, we heard nothing in the room all week. Plus, as an occasional smoker (don't judge, trying for the last year to quit and am down to like three a day :lmao: ) It was very nice to be steps from a out of the way smoking section at the front of the tower.

    Back to that mousekeeping issue....

    We stayed 5 days, and on four of those days our room was not cleaned by 2;00 in the afternoon. Either again they need to hire more staff, or do some marketing on when their guests are out of the room. We are morning park goer's having a break in the afternoon. I would think that most, not all granted, but most people tour this way, so really, having the rooms done by two or three in the afternoon should be the norm. Twice our room was not even done by 9:00 pm, and we had to call. Not cool Disney.

    I love this hotel, and do not like to complain about it, but, they need to do something about that. Hoping it was a one off, bad week situation. We are going back in Feb for a whole family trip, and will be staying in a three bedroom suite again, in the Frontier tower if I can swing it. Hope we do not have the same issues.

    Back to my review.

    Having now stayed at all three towers, I still say my fav is the Frontier tower. All three rooms that I have stayed in, in each tower have been nice, don't get me wrong, I am basing this on how I feel when I walk into the tower's at the end of the day.

    Frontier tower is very peacefull for me, and more spacous. The Adventure tower would be my second choice. And by the by, the walking distance to the Frontier tower is minutes only further. I do not understand this constant refrain that the Adventure is sooo much closer. It is just not. I have a leg disablity, and for me steps matter, but even for me, the Frontier tower is not a hardship. For others maybe, I do understand that, but I just cannot see that much advantage, just my opinion.

    My least favorite is the Fantasy tower, I guess because the lobby is so busy, with check in, gift shops etc. I do not feel relaxed when I walk in there.

    Okay we ate at goofy's, great as always. Steak house 55 for breakfast, great again. And of course trader sams, several times for drinks and lunch. Love their chicken salad.

    We did not swim this time, but I have in the past, and love the pool area. Saw many Disney cats, and one Disney possum early in the morning. :lmao:

    Still love the place, and will stay there often.
     

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