Grand Californian Super Thread Updated 11/7/13

Lucille1963

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Sep 2, 2005
Recently returned from our trip and it was absolute heaven. Thank you everyone for all your help and tips. Our request for a high floor theme park view was granted (5514, with a view to the east of TOT and Grizzly Peak), and staying in a 1BR has now completely spoiled me!
 

gmi3804

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Nov 7, 2002
Is there a map/floor plan of the hotel which shows locations of the various view categories?
 

DmaxHawk

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Oct 12, 2009
Recently returned from our trip and it was absolute heaven. Thank you everyone for all your help and tips. Our request for a high floor theme park view was granted (5514, with a view to the east of TOT and Grizzly Peak), and staying in a 1BR has now completely spoiled me!
Glad to hear you had a great time! Can you please provide pics of the room and view ? Thanks :goodvibes
 
  • RainyDayPixie

    Mouseketeer
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    Jun 10, 2007
    Just made reservations for Feb 21-24 for a resort/pool view room at GCH! :cool1:

    Anything I should request floor-wise or location-wise when I check in? (Or should I call and request it now?)

    Super excited! I've always stayed offsite.
     

    gmi3804

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    Nov 7, 2002
    Where are the STD view rooms located? Are they all on the east side of the hotel looking onto Disneyland Dr? Or are there others as well?
     

    Argento

    Mouseketeer
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    Jan 9, 2012
    Super excited! I've always stayed offsite.
    Prepare to be spoiled. The hotel is truly stunning and that's not even the best part. The proximity to the parks is what keeps me coming back. Being able to step out the door of my hotel room and be in the park in less than 5 minutes? Worth every nickel. The only better experience I can imagine would be the Dream Suite.
     
  • DmaxHawk

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    Oct 12, 2009
    Where are the STD view rooms located? Are they all on the east side of the hotel looking onto Disneyland Dr? Or are there others as well?
    IIRC, standard view rooms overlook the parking lot/ entrance of the hotel and some have courtyard views.
     

    Nonsuch

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    Dec 16, 2009
    IIRC, standard view rooms overlook the parking lot/ entrance of the hotel and some have courtyard views.
    Courtyard view is an upgraded name for what was previously called a Standard view.
    The Standard view at the front of the hotel should be called Sunset view :idea:
     

    LMcQueen

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Jan 29, 2012
    We stayed in room 5248 last week. And had a great view of the park. We were able to see WOC from our balcony, but we were not able to see the projections because the angle was not right. I also went to the viewing area on the 6th floor and had the same problem with WOC. I cant recommend watching it from there.
    When we were there the both parks listed their opening at 10am. However we could enter through the hotel entrance at 915am. LM was the only open ride then soaring would open at 930. The soaring fastpass was on when we came got there at 935am.
    GRR was closed due while we were there.
     

    DmaxHawk

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    Joined
    Oct 12, 2009
    Concierge Lounge
    Craftsman Club
    Info and Pics Part 1



    The description of the concierge lounge from the Disneyland Resot website is as follows:
    The Concierge-level rooms include the elegance of standard rooms and suites but with extra attention and service from our Concierge Staff to make your stay even more luxurious. Guests who stay in the concierge-level rooms are entitled to these additional room amenities:

    Priority check-in
    Staff available prior to and during your visit for reservations and vacation planning
    An exclusive lounge featuring:
    Continental breakfast
    Breakfast bar
    Sodas and fresh fruit
    Evening wine and cheese reception
    DVD players and complimentary movies


    Story telling is also available in the evening for children/child at heart. Also board games are available to play


    Below is a compilation of pictures showing the lounge on the inside and the balcony outside.















































     

    Aby

    Obsessive and Compulsive
    Joined
    Mar 29, 2009
    Hi all,

    Just got back from a stay at the GCH a week ago. We booked a standard room but were upgraded to a courtyard view, room #4424. The room was in a corner of a wing, right next to a staircase, so it was very quiet. It had 2 queen beds, and the balcony overlooked the monorail line. We had a view of condor flats, the tower of terror and the grizzly river run bear head. It was a great room as is was quiet and it was close to the "secret" staircase leading down to downtown Disney and close to the hotel entrance to DCA. It was a bit away from the lobby, but as it was just 2 adults, that was fine as the quiet more than made up for the walk.

    Here are some pictures from the room...

    http://flic.kr/p/bk1A87

    http://flic.kr/p/bk1A45

    I would request this room again in a heartbeat.

    Hope this helps with people's planning and please feel free to browse the rest of my photos!

    Aby
     

    DmaxHawk

    Watcher 3
    Joined
    Oct 12, 2009
    Hi all,

    Just got back from a stay at the GCH a week ago. We booked a standard room but were upgraded to a courtyard view, room #4424. The room was in a corner of a wing, right next to a staircase, so it was very quiet. It had 2 queen beds, and the balcony overlooked the monorail line. We had a view of condor flats, the tower of terror and the grizzly river run bear head. It was a great room as is was quiet and it was close to the "secret" staircase leading down to downtown Disney and close to the hotel entrance to DCA. It was a bit away from the lobby, but as it was just 2 adults, that was fine as the quiet more than made up for the walk.

    Here are some pictures from the room...

    http://flic.kr/p/bk1A87

    http://flic.kr/p/bk1A45

    I would request this room again in a heartbeat.

    Hope this helps with people's planning and please feel free to browse the rest of my photos!

    Aby
    I love that view! Would you mind if I added the pics to the room view section of the super thread?
     





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