For a review of the resort itself, you can see DIStracted author Renee Virata’s article here. All of the concierge rooms are located either on the 3rd floor with large patios and an easy walk to the pool or on the 14th or 15th floors with a sweeping view of Disney’s California Adventure. We enjoyed our 3rd floor room very much as we went to the pool daily.
The concierge lounge, known as the Beach Comber Club is located on the 2nd floor. After showing our keycard to the attendant, we were able to help ourselves. A continental breakfast is served from 6:30am to 10:00am and we always arrived early to take advantage of our Magic Hour at the Parks. There was a selection of pastries, muffins, bagels, cereal, fruit, juices, milk, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Although we easily made a meal out of the offerings, we found ourselves hungry a few hours later because of the lack of protein. The only option was hard boiled eggs those most of our family doesn’t care for.
The coffee area was probably the most impressive with a nespresso machine that offers steamed milk, flavored syrups and the kids’ favorite, mini marshmallows for the hot cocoa.
To-go soda and juice was available for the taking from a fridge, but we had to ask for bottled water, which was happily supplied for our trips to the Parks.
Snacks were offered from 10:00am until 5:00pm and you could not, by any means, make a meal out of the offerings of juices, chips, snack mixes and goldfish, cookies and fruit. It was nice to grab something to take back to the room to munch on after rest time and grab some more bottles of water. We often tried to push our rest time a little later into the day, so we could head to the Beach Comber Club right at 5:00pm.
The evening was by far the best time in the club. From 5:00pm to 7:00pm complimentary beer (4 options) and wine (2 white, 2 red and one sparkling option) are served. In addition, there were multiple trays of delicious cheeses, fruits, veggies, chips and salsa and breads and crackers.
There were also Uncrustables for the kids. Each night there was a different hot appetizer. During our time we enjoyed spring rolls, chicken taquitos and asian meatballs.
All were very good and there were always plenty. Dessert was also out during this time. The one evening we were there later the staff walked around for last call and took all of the savory items away at 7pm, leaving only the desserts until 8pm.
Dessert is always my favorite and consisted of chocolate dipped strawberries, cream puffs, cream tarts with fresh fruit topping and mini fruit pies. It was all rather tasty, although some variety over the nights would have been nice.
My other request would be that they extend their evening hours. After doing some research it seems most concierge lounges stay open until 10:00pm, but the Beach Comber closes at 8.
Staying concierge at Paradise Pier also includes turn-down service. The Cast Members always set up the kids’ stuffed animals nicely on the beds and left 60th Anniversary themed chocolates.
On the first night of your stay you also return to chocolate dipped Mickey shaped crispy rice treats. YUM!
Our family would happily stay at Paradise Pier again! Would we spring for Club Level? Maybe. I have plans to check out a few other Club Level offerings before making my decision. Stay tuned for those reviews and as always, please contact me for help planning and booking your own magical adventure.