Granted this question applies to those to utilize the DLR hotels, but which of the Disney hotels is your favorite? Disneyland Hotel, Grand Californian, or Paradise Pier?
I have only ever stayed in the Disneyland Hotel and Paradise Pier but out of those two I would have to say I did like Paradise Pier a lot. The decor was nice, the pool on the roof was also neat, and I liked the PCH Grill a lot. I also thought the rooms were nicer than the ones at Disneyland and having everything in one building was nice. When I was at the Disneyland Hotel I was in the back tower and the only thing that I remember really having was a gift shop downstairs. In order to get food or any other services you had to walk from tower to tower. However, that was in 2008 and it has been remodeled since then so my opinion might be a bit skewed. Hopefully I will be able to stay at the Grand Californian someday. I just can't justify spending that much money for a hotel room that I am rarely in.
My only real complaint about Paradise Pier, and I mentioned it when we checked out, is the elevator situation. Let this be a disclaimer to anyone staying at this hotel... there are only 3 elevators that serve 13 floors. Whenever we would leave the room to go to the park we'd have to wait a good 10min in order to get an elevator that wasn't jammed full of people. The reason? If you get on the elevator at a lower floor you have to go all the way to the top before going to the main lobby. If you get a room on the 6th floor you had to take a trip all the way up to the 13th and then all the way back down stopping at every single floor. It was exhausting and extremely claustrophobic. I also didn't notice any stairs or else I would have gladly walked down them despite being up on the 12th floor.