Grand Californian Super Thread

Tinkerbell19672

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I don’t know if any of the standard rooms face the Courtyard so I can’t help you with that one. There are some standard rooms by the Napa Rose elevators so I’d request that area if that’s where you ideally want to be. You may get lucky and be put in a woods view room. We’ve stayed in this area a few times by booking Standard or Woods View. On our last trip even though I had requested a room near the Napa Rose Elevator they weren’t able to put us there (I booked standard). They assigned us to the very last room down a very long hallway. No thank you. Instead, they then offered us a room above the front entrance to the hotel. Although I was initially disappointed I found I actually liked this location and would have no problem staying there again. The Napa Rose elevator area is still my top choice tho. Also, I highly recommend calling the hotel front desk directly with your request. Once when booking and again a week before your trip. The one time I didn’t get my request is when I didn’t follow up with the front desk directly. Hope this helps.
Thanks so much! It’s also our wedding anniversary so maybe I should mention that and hope for some pixie dust.

First trip to DL/GC coming up. What is desirable about a room near the Napa Tose elevators? Thanks.
For me, it’s because it’s near the entrance to DCA
 

  • bethwc101

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    May 7, 2012
    We were there in Oct and again in March. Both times the pool water was so cold nobody in our party went swimming so we went up to the DLH. Does anybody know if the pools are heated again?
     
  • dsnyfamily4

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    Jun 8, 2014
    Looking through some of the hotel photos, those sections could really use some organizing. Perhaps create an archive folder for any pictures posted prior to the refurbishment?
     
  • dsnyfamily4

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    Jun 8, 2014
    Thanks. Hoping it’ll be open for our trip on the 10th.
    I just spoke with the front desk about our reservation we have this upcoming August. While I had her on the line I asked about the pool bar. She said they had no firm date but they think it might be completed this fall... so who knows. I bet it’s done sooner 🙂
     

    fly girl

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    Jan 20, 2012
    I just spoke with the front desk about our reservation we have this upcoming August. While I had her on the line I asked about the pool bar. She said they had no firm date but they think it might be completed this fall... so who knows. I bet it’s done sooner 🙂
    This fall?! Wow, they are really padding in extra time. I am still hoping for the 10th. :D
     

    twodogs

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    Apr 20, 2012
    We just got back today. The pool bar from the 5th floor looked incredibly far from being done. I wish I would have taken a photo to post. But it looked like there was a lot to do, and we didn’t see folks working on it (but we were in the parks mostly during the daytime).
     

    momtohms

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    Jul 16, 2012
    That’s a bummer that the pool bar is taking so long! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for construction to pick up so they are done for my August trip!
     







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