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    Very nice Hotel, but the rooms are a tad small(especially for what one might pay to stay there). We loved the pools and the ability to ride Grizzly River until we were soaked to the bone then just go right up to our room and change

    We had a Monorail view in a Courtyard room with a partial view of DownTown Disney. Pretty nice, although next time we go we might try to get a Theme Park view.

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    I stayed there over Thanksgiving weekend in 2003, had one of the cheaper rooms, smoker here, but my daughter loved it. Monorail went under our room so she kept track of the colors running over the 3 days there. Great service, great atmosphere, great pool area....well worth staying there. We stayed at DLH last Thanksgiving and Marina (my daughter) enjoyed that more, but it is more kid friendly. We are going to try Paradise Pier next year, Marina wants to try out every Disneyland Hotel property....we always leave Hubby at home....Mother/Daughter weekend away, so he can watch football in peace and put up the Christmas lights!
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    speaking of the monorial and courtyard views. Here was the view from our room..


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    12 and 7 years olds may find it a little stuffy and most likely won't appreciate the art and craft atmosphere, or the big cozy fireplace in the lobby and the luxurious comfy furniture to sit in. I have friends with children about the same age and I didnt recomend it DHL more there thing.

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    Great pic!!!!!
    Mom, remember, it's not what a person is like on the outside that counts,
    it's what they are like in their HEART!


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    In a word great. location location location, drinks drinks drinks..The concierge level is really nice. If convenience is what you want, then it rocks. Napa Rose is a surprisingly good restaurant too. We love it and try and stay there when we're down there. It is expensive. With a family of 4 you can sink 800 bucks before you know it.
    We make the kids sleep out in the car and they still think downtown disney is disneyland..their fave ride is the trammerhorn. shhhhhhhhhhh :-)

    No negatives that I can think of.
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    Darn I guess my kids were just too old when the GC was built to pull of that one, now they are old enough to know better and love the place and when they hear we are going to stay there they all show up with their luggage even though they live like 40 minutes away!!

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    I live far too close to it to justify staying a night there (especially at those prices), but I think it's a fantasic, majestic place. I come in to appreciate the many floors of its architecture as much as I can.
    "The old man's gonna knock on the sky. Listen to the sound."

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    I have a 15 year old and he liked the GC, but he likes the DL hotel better. We did not like Paradise Pier at all when we stayed there 3 years ago. I liked the GC best, although it is quite expensive. The only reason we stayed there was becuase my employer paid for the first four nights and we only had to pay for three nights. I didn't think the room was small, it was no smaller than the one we had at Paradise Pier. The pool was great at the GC and the close proximity to everything was the best part!

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    I am excited...My sweetie and I are spending our wedding night at the Grand Californian, actually, two nights, before we leave on our honeymoon. I am so excited! We did get a park view room!
    525,600 minutes...how do you measure, measure a year?

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