Friday, May 22, 2009

Disneyland Paris Resort: Sequoia Lodge

During our recent visit to the Disneyland Paris resort, we stayed at beautiful Sequoia Lodge. We chose it in part as it reminded us of one of our favorite Disney World resorts, the Wilderness Lodge.

Here's Sequoia Lodge peeking over the treetops:

Sequoia Lodge is one of six Disney hotels at Disneyland Paris. There is also a campground, Davy Crockett's.

A view of the interior:

Hunter's Grill is one of the resort's two restaurants. The dinner buffet is adequate but -- like the restaurants in the parks -- top heavy on cold cuts, salads, and chicken, with prices that should correspond with steak meals. Where's the beef?

On a positive note: unlike the Florida resorts, breakfast is included in the cost of the room. It's a very pleasant meal including excellent fresh croissants, cold cereals, and juice. A big thumbs up.

The resorts do not have Florida's beloved refillable mug program. As mentioned previously, soda refills (and ice) were not something we saw much of anywhere on our trip to London and Disneyland Paris.

A shot of the resort's grounds:

The playground:

The pool has a slide (left) but is small by Disney standards and was overcrowded.

During the summer months it becomes an indoor-outdoor pool, but the outdoor section was still closed as of mid-May.

We were very happy with our choice of the Sequoia Lodge. The rooms were extremely clean and the beds were in good shape. The Lodge is the third-closest to the parks in terms of walking distance, behind the Disneyland Hotel and Hotel New York. Bus transportation to the parks is available.

As can perhaps be seen from the photos above, the resort had a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere which made it a nice place to spend the evening after a busy day in one of the amusement parks. I would definitely recommend Sequoia Lodge.

Previously: Eurostar to Disneyland Paris: The Only Way to Travel! and Disneyland Paris: Walt Disney Studios Park.

Coming soon: Disneyland Park; the other Disneyland Paris resort hotels; books on Disneyland Paris.


Blogger Irene said...

Very nice. Also reminds me of Grand Calif. here. Are those pine/wood areas natural or was that all planted by Disney?

10:19 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I believe they were planted by Disney; I remember reading a review written a couple years ago saying the trees weren't very tall yet, but they were getting there. :)

The Grand Californian has a lot in common with Wilderness Lodge and Sequoia Lodge in terms of some of the looks and atmosphere.

One thing that is missing from Sequoia Lodge: a fast food option such as the GC's White Water Snacks or WL's Roaring Fork. That would have been convenient as well as nice to have a less expensive meal option.

Best wishes,

10:23 PM  
Blogger NoirGirl said...

Beautiful photos, Laura. I'm not much of a theme park person, but your photos make me want to visit this place!

Tag, your it! :)

7:56 AM  

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