August 28, 2004
Lucky for us this time, we got a standard view room at a discount. The "standard" view rooms in the Disneyland Hotel Towers (there are three towers) are the rooms that don't overlook the pool. In my opinion, though, these are better room because they look beyond into the other direction. For example, you have a better chance of seeing fireworks from your room with a "standard" view, and the cost is less.
I suggest the Sierra tower. Try to get it if you can regardless of the view. It is the tower closest walking distance to Downtown Disney and the Monorail Station. Plus the standard view overlooks downtown Disney and then beyond to the theme parks.
The room we had, 2255, was I think around the fifth floor. It had a TV, mini fridge, and bathroom. The toilet was water closet style so one person could have privacy while in there, while another was in the bathroom getting freshened up or doing hair.
The room comes also with a phone and desk and some free hotel postcards, stationary, etc. There's a binder full of hotel and park information including the hotel's room service menu and hours.
The Disneyland Hotel is a great place to stay and I suggest to everyone to stay there at least once. Yes, it's expensive, but overall, it adds a lot to the experience because of its close proximity to the park.
From journal Disneyland Trip Report Aug.15-16