I hope you're able to keep October as well! We liked a lot about RR but in the end we prefer the BW area simply because of the ability to walk so many places. if it rains or if it's too windy - the skyliner closes and we felt stuck.Thanks!
We actually did already stay at Riviera back in January, we were in a Preferred View overlooking the Skyliner station (3rd floor). It was a great location for being close to Skyliner and Lobby, but I agree it would have been nice to be a little higher. DW and I have a Tower Studio booked for the end of October (4 nights), but not sure if that will end up working out or if we have to cancel. And, we have the Standard View booked there for next January (6 nights), which I really hope we are able to take.
I saw those chairs by the lobby, but didn't sit in them. We will make sure to do that next time.