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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
129 reviews
excellent

Worth the money for the convenience and proximity to the park. See full review

  • grome
  • Aug 11, 2014
Summer Fun

Although quite expensive, the accommodations were beautiful. A frequent visitor to the Disney parks... See full review

  • 808 Momma
  • Aug 5, 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

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Reviewer score 3.6 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.

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Guest Reviews (129)

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

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
129 out of 129
Amenities:
4.4
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.9
Value:
3.7

95% would recommend to a friend.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Califamily2014
goleta, ca
Aug 21, 2014

Family disney fun

Great location. Private entrance to dca worked great. They even let us check in early. Turn down service, comfortable and quiet. Pools were great. There is a small slide for the little ones and a bigger slide for the swimmers.

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

White water snacks makes for a quick breakfast.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Califamily2014
goleta, ca
Aug 21, 2014

Family fun

Great location. Traveled with 9 & 4 yr olds. Pools were great. There's a small slide for the little ones and a bigger one for swimmers. Hotel location rocks! White water snacks is great for quick breakfast in mornings. Hotel was clean & comfortable. They even allowed us to check in early.

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

White water snacks makes for a quick breakfast.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JFam
Seattle, WA
Aug 15, 2014

Great location!

We stayed at this hotel for three nights. Awesome location of course. On one day we came back in the afternoon to take a power nap then went back to the park. On our check out day, they held our bags no problem. They'd hold the bags the whole day if you wanted them to. The rooms themselves were above average. We weren't at the hotel long enough to take advantage of all the amenities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
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

4
5.01.0
rdomunky
El Cerrito, CA
Aug 11, 2014

Worked well for a difficult trip

Stayed at the Grand Californian on what was a somewhat difficult trip, since my wife has a disability which limits her ability to walk long distances and makes her tired easily. We also have two small children, 2 and 5. The only reason I chose this hotel was for the location, in order to make getting to and from the parks as easy as possible and at any time of day (for naps, etc.). In that sense it worked out extremely well. That being said it is awfully expensive, and I would normally expect a lot more from a selection in this price range. The staff were pleasant and the room was nice, but we've had similar experiences at hotels charging a quarter of the rate. Unbeatable for location, but if that's not your main priority I'd go with one of the nicer off-property options.

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

Storybook Cafe is still one of our favorite restaurants in the area, regardless of where we are staying

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
grome
dublin, ca
Aug 11, 2014

excellent

Worth the money for the convenience and proximity to the park.

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

Magic hour....take advantage of it

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
808 Momma
Hawaii
Aug 5, 2014

Summer Fun

Although quite expensive, the accommodations were beautiful. A frequent visitor to the Disney parks in Orlando, found the rooms at the Grand Californian to be on the smaller size for the cost. The best reason for staying at the hotel is the separate entrance to California Adventure park, very convenient.

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

Designated entrance from hotel to California Adventure on early morning entry days-EXTREMELY beneficial to beat the crowds and maximize the Disney experience!

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
A Big Disney Fan
Sandy, Utah
Jul 26, 2014

Special Experience at Disneyland

The Grand California is a great hotel and helped make our family's Disney vacation special. Check-in was easy and efficient. Room was ready early and housekeeping did a great job during our stay. The hotel itself is well maintained and pretty spectacular in its own right. Enjoyed the complimentary coffee in the mornings and the fantastic piano player in the evenings. Being close to both parks is nice and makes it easy to take a break or breaks during the day. Staff were friendly and helpful. Everything you need is close by and while the cost is significant so are the benefits.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Entertainment tip: In Hotel

Take a break in the hotel lobby and enjoy the surroundings.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CuppaCoffey
Sugar Land, TX
Jul 26, 2014

Can't get any closer!

The Grand Californian's main benefit - proximity to the parks - is its most valuable asset. Just remember: You are paying for the premium! The hotel would be a better value if the concierge club offerings had more variety. For the cost, the offerings were slim.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
2
Review of Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa on Disneyland Resort Property

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
DonovanE
Santa Monica, California
Jul 25, 2014

Great hotel

I had a great experience staying here with my 5-year-old son for his first visit to Disneyland. The hotel staff had us checked in, luggage stored and into the California Adventure park within minutes of arrival. The staff helped me with maps and instructions on the ins and outs of Magic Hours and Fast Passes and necessary info for first timers. The hotel is convenient to the park and is a clean and quiet oasis for a midday swim to get out of the heat. I will stay here again when we next visit.

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

Carthay Circle restaurant was more expensive but worth it for food and ambience a cut above your typical amusement park meal.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Traveldini
Austin, TX
Jul 22, 2014

Location, location, location

The location of this hotel speaks for itself. With direct access to Downtown Disney and California Adventure, you can't ask for anything more convenient. However, the rooms are very small, dark, and cramped. The fact that we paid an extremely high price for a hotel room on a par with lower end hotels is not exactly what we were expecting from this hotel. They do not have extra beds so one of our children got the pleasure of sleeping on a thin camp mat with sleeping bag, on the floor, courtesy of the hotel. Not cool for a hotel charging 5 star rates and delivering 3 star service. Rooms service was typical of Disney resorts....bad. Don't waste money on room service. Had we not been staying for the proximity to the parks, we would have tried to cancel the reservation. Overall, we will not be staying at this resort again. The Disneyland Hotel was much better.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

You can enter California Adventure straight from the hotel and it puts you right next to the fast pass for World of Color and the Grizzly River Run ride.

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