Rate based on Check-in: Aug 22, 2014 Check-out: Aug 25, 2014

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa on Disneyland Resort Property

4 stars
1600 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA 92802
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
171 reviews
Best Place for a perfect Vacation!!

Location is sooo convenient. Rooms are nice, food is great. Bloody Mary's by the lobby bar... See full review

  • mc2014
  • Jul 20, 2014
Perfect Hotel with an even Better Location

This hotel is perfect for those who want a quick entry into the parks. It's located right next to... See full review

  • Everyday Princess
  • Jul 15, 2014
Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa in Anaheim is a luxury resort displaying marvelous American Craftsman architecture. This style of design flourished during the late 1800s and early 1900s, and it's both elegant and rustic. There are more than 1,000 rooms at this tranquil hotel, which offers pool, courtyard and theme park views. The Grand Californian offers a water-lover's paradise, with a large swimming pool, a water slide that looks like a redwood tree, two smaller pools, and a pool just for kids. Several ballrooms and meeting spaces, an elaborate spa and fitness facility, and a gift shop round out the full hotel experience. Guests won't be short on dining options, with two lounges, a snack bar, the family-oriented Storyteller's Cafe, and the first-class restaurant Napa Rose all on-site.
Key facts
  • 948 guestrooms
  • 44 suites
  • Conference and event facilities
  • 3 pools
  • Gym
  • 4 restaurants
  • Convenient park entry
  • Spa
  • Free Wi-Fii
  • 24-hour room service
Neighborhood
The Grand Californian looks out on Disneyland and is right next to Disney California Adventure. Disneyland, which opened in 1955, is packed with both cutting-edge and traditional rides and shows, and Disney California Adventure recreates scenes of California's yesteryears. For instance, a section of the park purposely resembles 1920s Los Angeles. Between these two parks is Downtown Disney, a lavish shopping and dining district with a huge range of activities on offer.
Hints and tips
Guests of the hotel have their own access for entering and exiting Disney California Adventure, making it easy to slip away from the park for a swim or a nap.
During check-in, ask the desk clerk if you can get a complimentary room upgrade - there are occasional openings and it's worth inquiring about.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa on Disneyland Resort Property Rooms

Suite
One queen bed and one trundle bed. Craftsman-style decor and wood furnishings. Cable TV with Disney Channel and ESPN. High-speed Internet access. Weekday newspaper. Multi-line phone with voice mail. In-room safe. Unique in their refined Arts & Crafts architecture and timeless decor, the well-appointed and generously-sized suites offer a rare opportunity to stay in a relaxing retreat nestled inside Disney's California Adventure Park.
Theme Park View
One king bed, two queen beds, or one queen bed and one bunk bed. Premium pool and theme-park views. Craftsman-style decor and wood furnishings. 353 square feet. Cable TV with Disney Channel and ESPN. In-room safe. High-speed Internet access. Multi-line phone with voice mail. Bathroom with lighted makeup mirror. Weekday newspaper. Nightly turndown service. Bathrobes, sleeping bags, and cushions upon request. Nonsmoking.
Standard View Room
One king bed, two queen beds, or one queen bed and one bunk bed. Craftsman-style decor and wood furnishings. 353 square feet. Cable TV with Disney Channel and ESPN. In-room safe. High-speed Internet access. Multi-line phone with voice mail. Bathroom with lighted makeup mirror. Weekday newspaper. Nightly turndown service. Bathrobes, sleeping bags, and cushions upon request. Nonsmoking.
Concierge View Room
One king bed, two queen beds, or one queen bed and one bunk bed. Craftsman-style decor and wood furnishings. Cable TV with Disney Channel and ESPN. DVD player and complimentary movies. In-room safe. High-speed Internet access. Multi-line phone with voice mail. Bathroom with lighted makeup/shaving mirror. Weekday newspaper. Nightly turndown service. Bathrobes, sleeping bags, and cushions upon request. Nonsmoking. Concierge level services: Priority check-in, staff-assisted vacation planning, access to lounge with Continental breakfast and evening wine and cheese reception.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled

Recommendations for you

Customers who viewed Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa on Disneyland Resort Property also booked these hotels.

Reviewer score 3.7 out of 5

Hotel Map

33.809 -117.924
Area served
Anaheim, CA
Nearby airports
SNA (John Wayne/Orange County Airport): 15 Miles LAX (Los Angeles International): 35 Miles LGB (Long Beach Airport): 18 Miles ONT (Ontario International): 42 Miles
Area description
Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is located at the Disneyland Resort just off Interstate 5 in Anaheim, CA. Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is just steps way from two Disney Theme Parks, Disneyland Park and Disney's California Adventure Park. Plus, you can experience entertainment, dining and shopping in the Downtown Disney District.

Nearby points of interest

  • Anaheim Convention Center: 0.6 mi
  • The Grove: 2.2 mi
  • Edison Field: 2.5 mi
  • Anaheim Hills Golf Course: 9.4 mi

Dining

White Water Snacks
Designed after a campground pavilion, this family quick-service eatery serves entree salads, deli sandwiches, grilled chicken, pizzas, hamburgers, hot dogs and specialty coffees. Breakfast items include burritos, Mickey Mouse waffles, bagels, muffins and sweet rolls.
Hearthstone Lounge
Unwind around the charming hearth.
Napa Rose Lounge
Enjoy spectacular views as you sip a glass of California wine or your choice of refreshing beverages by the fireplace or on the terrace.

Discover the elegance and romance of St. Valentine's Day in the Wine Country as Napa Rose presents a four course dinner inspired by the passion of this special day.

Napa Rose Restaurant
Enjoy a glass of wine from the award-winning collection with exquisite seasonal creations for a fresh culinary experience that rivals fine-dining establishments anywhere in the world. Napa Rose was named the Most Popular Restaurant in the 2008 Zagat Survey for Orange County.
Storytellers Cafe
Fresh and delicious American favorites are served here in an atmosphere that evokes the golden age of storytelling.

Chip 'n Dale Critter Breakfast at Storyteller's Cafe, hosted by Kellogg's. Enjoy a bountiful all-you-care-to-eat breakfast buffet with your nutty pals Chip 'n Dale.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Back to menu Return to top

Guest Reviews (171)

Ratings and reviews for Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa on Disneyland Resort Property

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
171 out of 171
Amenities:
4.4
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.7
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.9
Value:
3.7

96% would recommend to a friend.

Sort by:
Review of Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa on Disneyland Resort Property

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
mc2014
san antonio
Jul 20, 2014

Best Place for a perfect Vacation!!

Location is sooo convenient. Rooms are nice, food is great. Bloody Mary's by the lobby bar awesome! Being able to go back and forward to the parks and our room as we pleased was the best part of it all! Recommend 100%

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa on Disneyland Resort Property

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Disney whirlwind
Calgary, AB
Jul 15, 2014

Disney fun

The main selling point for the hotel is the proximity to Disney's California Adventure park & Disneyland. It is very expensive for what you get but the proximity made it worth it for us.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Napa Rose was an excellent dining choice. It is right at the hotel.

Review of Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa on Disneyland Resort Property

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Everyday Princess
Colorado
Jul 15, 2014

Perfect Hotel with an even Better Location

This hotel is perfect for those who want a quick entry into the parks. It's located right next to Downtown Disney as well as California Adventure. It's also just about a 5 minute walk to Disneyland. The hotel was very clean, and staff was very helpful and friendly. It was a perfect stay for the "older" crowd. Seemed to have more of an adult atmosphere. The only downside to this hotel is the price. It seemed a bit overpriced for what you actually get. Would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking to stay on Disneyland's property!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Take advantage of Disney's "extra magic hour." Crowds are very low!

Review of Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa on Disneyland Resort Property

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
YorkieMommy
Hawaii
Jul 11, 2014

Location, Location, Location

You are paying a premium for location here, but it's worth it. We stayed at the hotel over the busy 4th of July weekend. As a hotel guest, you get into one of the parks (either Disneyland or California Adventure, depending on the day# an hour early. This was worth it to beat the 4th of July crowds, and we were able to knock out most of the very popular attractions #e.g. Radiator Springs Racers# without any line. The Grand Californian also has its own dedicated entrance to the California Adventure park #near Napa Rose/Mandara Spa). People start to line up at the turnstile about a half hour before the extra magic hour begins, and the line can move slowly. As far as room goes, it was pretty standard, but very clean. Pool is advertised as being heated, but water was still rather cold. Staff were all very friendly. All in all, we enjoyed our visit and will be back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa on Disneyland Resort Property

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Southlake1234
Southlake, Texas
Jun 23, 2014

Fantastic family vacation

Staying in a hotel with access to one park and a 5 minute walk to the other is invaluable. The hotel staff were helpful and always available to answer questions. Kids loved the pool and water slide. We'd spend the morning in the parks and return in the afternoon to unwind by the pool. Our kids stayed in Pinocchio's Workshop one night while we had dinner at the Napa Rose, which was perfect for the kids and parents! I highly recommend this hotel for your next visit to Disneyland. The one recommendation I would have is to stay in a larger room than the basic room -- as a family of 4 with a 5 and 7 year old we were starting to feel cramped in the small quarters before the end of our stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

We participated in three character meals during our stay. I'd skip the meal at Ariel's Grotto. Food was ok but the wait was long and we felt rushed while seated.

Review of Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa on Disneyland Resort Property

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Grammie Tini
Denver, Colorado
Jun 16, 2014

Splurge trip to Disneyland

We were already on property snobs, but the Grand California has spoiled us to the point that we may not be able to stay anywhere else next trip.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa on Disneyland Resort Property

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dan Sully
Oakland, CA
Jun 9, 2014

Great Family Trip to Disney's Grand Californian

We decided to take a last minute trip down to Disneyland & California Adventure with our daughters (3 & 6). Staying at the Grand Californian was fantastic. The staff was knowledgable, the pools were great. The proximity to both parks & being able to come back for naps easily helped make our visit quite enjoyable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Don't use the private entrance to California Adventure in the morning, as there are only 2 security lines. Instead, go through to the main entrance. The security check will happen about half an hour before the park opens. This allows you to get in line for the ticket taking.

Review of Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa on Disneyland Resort Property

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Traveling with Kidlet
Santa Monica, CA
Jun 2, 2014

Great for Disneyland/California Adventure

This was a perfect location for getting into and out of the parks

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa on Disneyland Resort Property

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Fanatic traveler research
Phoenix, Arixona
May 31, 2014

Fabulous time at Disney

This is a really great hotel conveniently close to the Disney parks and Downtown Disney. Staff are very friendly and helpful. I wish we had more time to enjoy the amenities the hotel had to offer but we spent most of our time at the parks. Although the price of rooms are high compared to the surrounding hotels, it was nice to be able to walk back to our room after a long day at the parks.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa on Disneyland Resort Property

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
teller
Chicago
May 15, 2014

Not quite the 'Happiest Place on Earth', but good...

Would have liked to see better choice of restaurant in the hotel, but at there were a number to choose at nearby Downtown Disney. The decor was kind of drab, lots of brown and burnt orange, something more uplifting would have been nice (my wife didn't mind it). Nicer and more spacious gardens would have been good too; we walked over to the Disneyland Hotel and the gardens were much more spacious. Really liked the onsite child care facility and thought that was good value. Hotel location adjacent to the park with direct access was great; being able to easily return to our hotel when our 5yr old got tired but get back out there again just as quickly was a real benefit. We self parked and that worked out fine, much cheaper than valet and not a big deal to walk across the street to the lot (having a car was good as it allowed us to break-out of the park and find different restaurant options and just change the scenery).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

If you have a car, save your cash and skip the valet. Self park just across the street with unlimited in-out privileges

Back to menu Return to top