Hi! Planning a trip to Disneyland Resort for the first time. Also this is our first trip to Southern California. We are really really excited!!! But we do need help determining where to stay. There's tons of books & info for WDW resorts, but I have found so little info for DL resorts. We are now debating between the Disneyland Hotel versus the Grand Californian. We are inclined on staying at the Grand Californian just because it's newer and looks very romantic. But we have young kids and it seems from the little that I have read, that the DL hotel will be more appealing for them with the new pool area and probably more convenient for us. I have a few questions if you do not mind: 1. What are the approximate room sizes in DL Hotel and GC? 2. How about the bathrooms in the DL Hotel ? Are they old and run down? 3. Also, if we decide to stay at the Grand California, can we use the pool area in DL Hotel? 4. How convenient is the GC to the monorail to Disneyland? Any responses will be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your help in advance!