We decided to stay at the PPH during our trip to the Resort two weeks ago. We haven't stayed there in a few years, but since they offered an AP rate of $129/night, we passed up on our usual stay in the Sierra Tower. That was a good move...
Upon check-in, the CM asked if we were there to enjoy a special occassion. When I told her that we were there for the Halloween Treat and for my two daughter's birthday's, she said that she had a surprise for us.
She upgraded us to the Concierge level! A room on the 14th floor. She also gave us two balloons and two High School Musical posters for the girls.
We have never stayed in the Concierge Level at the PPH before. What a treat! The Beach Comber Club is on the 2nd floor, and is the lounge for the Concierge guests. They offer breakfast, daytime and early evening snacks. Good stuff too! It is self serve, buffet style. Breakfasts included hot chocolate, pastries, fruit and veggies, cereal, OJ, and bagels. The daytime snacks included cookies, chips, pretzels, sodas, etc.. The early evening selection included mini-cheeseburgers, chips, veggie trays with dip, desserts, etc...
There was also a TV with Disney movies running, a computer desk with free high speed access and even a printer. A CM was there to assist you with any needs, including making priority seating arrangements for meals.
I don't think that we can stay there again unless it is on the Concierge Level! (hey, maybe Disney knows that just might happen...Mmmmm. hehe)
We enjoyed breakfast with Lilo and Stitch one morning. Very yummy! A great selection and omeletes to order. Lilo gave hula lessons, and Stitch wandered around keeping the kids happy. Minnie made an appearance and did a dance for all of us to enjoy. Great time!
The pool was terrific. The waterslide is a nice idea too. We also meandered over to the Neverland Pool one evening to enjoy some chicken nachos from Crocs while the kids swam there. Nice break!
We enjoyed the Halloween Treat at DCA friday evening. I'll post those pics in another thread.
One last thing. To all of the whiners that complain that PPH is too far of a walk to the Park, it is no big deal. Since we have stayed there numerous times before, I knew that it wasn't bad, but I still hear people complain. Or some that wonder how far of a walk it is.
I decided to time our walk to the Monorail entrance one morning. Walking from the rear lobby doors of the PPH to the Monorail entrance took us 4 minutes and 10 seconds. That's all! And that was taking our time with four kids (who BTW, walked faster than us), and my wife has had major foot surgery in the recent past, so we weren't "power walking"...
Compared to the walking that you will have to do all day long in the Park, walking an additional 4 minutes and 10 seconds to get into the Park is pretty much nothing. But to each his own...
We also walked to the Halloween Treat friday evening. I didn't time it, since we window shopped on the way, but it certainly was no big deal.
Enjoy the pics!