Discussion in 'Disneyland (California)' started by DmaxHawk, Feb 14, 2010.
View between the pool and lobby.
Automatic door next to gift shop leading to Storytellers is blocked off. I think they are working on the floor.
So, is this the Hearthstone Lounge section...?
I will be there on Oct 31st. Sure hope this is completed by then! This is my first stay at the GC, and I chose it over my favorite the Disneyland Hotel this time!
I think most, if not all, of the upper floors are curtained off with dark coverings on 2 or 3 sides of the lobby. So the lobby floor wasn't curtained off with the exception of one door but it was overall dark, dusty and loud. No idea how long it will take them to finish but I might have low expectations for the end of October.
Yes. Between Hearthstone lounge and the pool.
The lounge work was rescheduled to start in Mid-September (not sure when it actually did start), but I only received an email stating August (and no updated information).
Thank you for posting the pictures. I had a club level stay very soon and today called and switched my stay to a non club level stay. My daughter would not be thrilled with this
I called to book in September for an end of October stay, they never mentioned the club lounge being relocated, when I called to change my room type, they had no clue the lounge was relocated. So I'm very grateful for the posted pictures.
We arrive Nov 5 and the lobby is one of the main reasons we love the GCH so much. The fireplace, the amazing piano player, drinks from the Hearthstone... I hope the loud and dusty work is finished by then! My kids love chilling in the rocking chairs watching cartoons just as much as they love the parks!
Last time I was there, there was no kids area with the TV in the usual place.
When was that?
I stayed at GCH last week for a 3 night stay (Sunday check in - Wednesday check out). We stayed at an offsite hotel our arrival night as we came in pretty late (about 10pm) and I didn't want to spend GCH money for just a nights sleep. We left our offsite hotel about 6:15am and took an Uber to GCH. We only waited about 5 minutes for an Uber -- not bad considering how early it was. There were bell check staff waiting at the drop off and we handed our bags off to them in lieu of waiting in line at bell services (although there really wasn't a line). We booked a standard room and indicated we wanted a King bed in the special instructions. As the CM checked us in she said "I have you two in a two Queen daybed room." I politely asked if there were any King rooms available. She did a bit of typing and finally said "Yes, I found one for you!" She gave us our room keys and told us to wait for the text with our room number. I was pleasantly surprised by our room -- we had 6417, which was a renovated King room with a daybed (there was also an oversized arm chair). It had a view of the monorail and a tiny sliver of DtD from the side of the balcony. We were a bit secluded being at the end of the hall, but the walk to the elevators wasn't bad at all. It was nice being able to sit on the balcony and hear the faint music of DtD, then watch the monorail woosh by!
Here are some photos of our view (the one showing Naples is from the side of the balcony), as well as the bed and shower. Pardon the mess on the bed!
How is the construction coming along, @StarlitNight05 ? Did it affect your stay? Is the lobby still curtained off?
The main lobby was not completely curtained off anymore. When we were there they were working on a small section near Acorn Gifts. It was pretty noisy outside near the pool as it appeared they were working on sections of the rooms nearby. We are rope droppers, come back for an afternoon break, and return to close the park out. During our afternoon breaks, there was some noise, but only when we were near the lobby or pool. We didn't hear anything too loud from our room.
Same view in May 2006:
We were there the first week of August and the cartoons and rocking chairs were gone! My kids loved to sit there while the grown ups were at the front desk or concierge.
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No!!!!! Does anybody know when/if it is coming back?
Can anyone who has visited the lobby more recently comment on whether or not the little kids chairs and cartoon area is back?
I don't recall seeing it last week when I was there.
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