It used to be one of my favorites, but it is need of refurb. Please be aware it is a moderate, not a deluxe, so if your expectation is set at the right level, I am sure you will have fun. Also, the restaurants can be exceedingly busy for breakfast, so be sure to be the first in for the morning.
We have been to DLRP in February 2010 and we stayed in the Sequoia Lodge. The hotel looks very nice from the outside, but we were disappointed by our room. We booked a normal room, which is located in one of the lodges, because we thought that is not worth the money, but got upgraded to a Montana Room, which is in the main building. Maybe our expectations were too high, but we thought that the room wasn't as clean as I would expect from Disney.
We really thought that the quality of the room would be better and maybe the other rooms in the SL are better. The nicest room in a Disney hotel we had, was the one in WDW’s Pop Century Resort and this is a value and not a moderate hotel, like SL. Even the Santa Fe rooms were nicer. Perhaps we were just unlucky with our room. We asked to get another room, but they told us that it wasn't possible. But they sent the housekeepers to clean the bathroom again.
We didn’t try the pool, because it wasn’t open in the morning and in the evening when we returned from the parks, we were too tired. Instead we had some drinks at the Redwood Bar, which is very cosy with the open fire place.
The breakfast was also okay, but not very different to the Santa Fe breakfast. I think SL offered more cereals, fresh fruits and the restaurants are nicer.
Does anyone know the difference between the rooms in the 5 lodges and the main buildings?
I got a lakeside room for the view since it was only less than $9 more than a standard -- will I see Disney Village or even Disneyland itself from here if the floor is high enough?
Also, how is the continental breakfast buffet they are offer, i.e. what types of foods do they offer?