Grand Californian Super Thread Updated 11/7/13

  • Josh & Laila Harbour

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    May 31, 2017
    Hi everyone! Has anyone heard of the specific “grab-and-go” items the Hearthstone has available while White Water is down for refurb? One of our mornings during our trip (11/4-11/8) we need an early (6:15/6:30am) breakfast and, other than In-Room Dining, it seems like this will be our only option within the hotel. Curious on their expanded selection during this time as our daughter has a dairy allergy which complicates things a bit when the choices are slim! Thanks for your help!
     

    Disney_Alli

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    Nov 4, 2010
    Hi everyone! Has anyone heard of the specific “grab-and-go” items the Hearthstone has available while White Water is down for refurb? One of our mornings during our trip (11/4-11/8) we need an early (6:15/6:30am) breakfast and, other than In-Room Dining, it seems like this will be our only option within the hotel. Curious on their expanded selection during this time as our daughter has a dairy allergy which complicates things a bit when the choices are slim! Thanks for your help!
    I'm not sure about at Hearthstone but Starbucks will also be open and should have stuff available.
     

    sgrap

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    Oct 13, 2012
    Hi everyone! Has anyone heard of the specific “grab-and-go” items the Hearthstone has available while White Water is down for refurb? One of our mornings during our trip (11/4-11/8) we need an early (6:15/6:30am) breakfast and, other than In-Room Dining, it seems like this will be our only option within the hotel. Curious on their expanded selection during this time as our daughter has a dairy allergy which complicates things a bit when the choices are slim! Thanks for your help!
    Another option is to place on online order with Von's and have it delivered to the hotel, and eat in your room. We always get yogurt, bagels, cream cheese, fruit, cereal . . . whatever easy breakfast items people want. Saves $ and time, and the bellhop will hold them (and refrigerate items as needed) until you arrive.
     
  • CateinPhoenix

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    Apr 9, 2012
    DTD Starbucks with a bunch of quick breakfast options opens at 5am and is just outside the GHC entrance to DTD.
    And if you have the Starbucks App you can do "To-Go" ordering. We ordered breakfast sandwiches every morning on our walk in. Very convenient!
     

    Disney_Alli

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    Nov 4, 2010
    And if you have the Starbucks App you can do "To-Go" ordering. We ordered breakfast sandwiches every morning on our walk in. Very convenient!
    Click “order” in the lobby of the Grand and usually times out perfect when your order hits the counter!
    Except if you live in Canada then despite your app knowing you're close to that store you can't mobile order... ask me how I know lol.
     
  • sky13

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    Sep 17, 2012
    Quick question - I'm currently booked at GCH (first on-site stay at Disneyland!) Standard View room in November.

    Deliberating whether I should change it to a Courtyard/Woods View room for about $10 more per night. What I'd like is a room closer to the DCA entrance if possible, from the few images I've seen it seems that the Courtyard/Woods View rooms look closer, is this the case? Thanks!
     

    Nickarooney

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    Apr 25, 2010
    Quick question - I'm currently booked at GCH (first on-site stay at Disneyland!) Standard View room in November.

    Deliberating whether I should change it to a Courtyard/Woods View room for about $10 more per night. What I'd like is a room closer to the DCA entrance if possible, from the few images I've seen it seems that the Courtyard/Woods View rooms look closer, is this the case? Thanks!
    Some are, some aren't. It's our favorite room category though and the one we always book. We learned after our first trip to always request a room close to the Napa Rose elevators and it's always been granted. Our first stay was on the opposite side of the monorail courtyard and quite the walk to the lobby elevators. I think the view change is totally worth $10/night no matter where you end up though. Have a great trip!
     

    Malcon10t

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    Feb 21, 2006
    Quick question - I'm currently booked at GCH (first on-site stay at Disneyland!) Standard View room in November.

    Deliberating whether I should change it to a Courtyard/Woods View room for about $10 more per night. What I'd like is a room closer to the DCA entrance if possible, from the few images I've seen it seems that the Courtyard/Woods View rooms look closer, is this the case? Thanks!
    I would say it is worth it.
     

    StarlitNight05

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    Oct 6, 2016
    Quick question - I'm currently booked at GCH (first on-site stay at Disneyland!) Standard View room in November.

    Deliberating whether I should change it to a Courtyard/Woods View room for about $10 more per night. What I'd like is a room closer to the DCA entrance if possible, from the few images I've seen it seems that the Courtyard/Woods View rooms look closer, is this the case? Thanks!
    I agree with others that the upgrade to Courtyard/Woods is worth it, especially for $10 more a night. We had a courtyard/woods view room in August that was very close to the Napa Rose elevators. It made the entrance/exit from DCA very convenient. I loved being able to see the Monorail whizz by! It made our afternoon breaks pretty fun.
     

    sky13

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    Sep 17, 2012
    Some are, some aren't. It's our favorite room category though and the one we always book. We learned after our first trip to always request a room close to the Napa Rose elevators and it's always been granted. Our first stay was on the opposite side of the monorail courtyard and quite the walk to the lobby elevators. I think the view change is totally worth $10/night no matter where you end up though. Have a great trip!
    I would say it is worth it.
    I agree with others that the upgrade to Courtyard/Woods is worth it, especially for $10 more a night. We had a courtyard/woods view room in August that was very close to the Napa Rose elevators. It made the entrance/exit from DCA very convenient. I loved being able to see the Monorail whizz by! It made our afternoon breaks pretty fun.
    Thanks for the replies - just called to change my booking to a Courtyard/Woods view room (and it really was about $10/night extra - a little bit more with tax)!

    Also, thanks for the tip about requesting a room close to the Napa Rose elevators. Can I also ask what's the best way of doing room requests? (I'm used to WDW and getting touring plans to fax in a room request, but not sure how best to do this at DL!)
     

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