Rate based on Check-in: Jun 4, 2015 Check-out: Jun 6, 2015

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

4 stars
View map of 1600 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA 92802

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
194 reviews
Great family trip!

We loved the location of this hotel. We have stayed at the other disney hotels and prefer the... See full review

  • Brandi B.
  • May 29, 2015
love it

This is the only hotel we stay at when visiting Disneyland. The hotel is beautiful. The pool is... See full review

  • norcaldisneymom
  • Mar 26, 2015
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:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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.

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

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
194 out of 194
Amenities:
4.4
Cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.6
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

5
5.01.0
Brandi B.
Business
N/A
May 29, 2015

Great family trip!

We loved the location of this hotel. We have stayed at the other disney hotels and prefer the disneyland hotel for more bang for our buck. However with an infant the location is what we payed for!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Shawna M.
Business
San Diego
May 26, 2015

Average Hotel, Awesome Location!

We stayed for 2 nights in a woods view room and the location can't be beat, especially if you have kids that need to nap! We checked in around 10 am (no rooms ready) and they texted us around 1:30 to let us know what our room number was...no need to go back to the front desk, which was nice! We enjoyed the special entrance to CA Adventures, but were not able to use it during the Magic Hour since there are only 2 turnstiles and the wait would have been 30 minutes or more to get in. The staff advised us to walk all the way around to the main entrance, which probably took 10-15 minutes (many rides were not open for Magic Hour anyway). We also took advantage of the 6th floor patio to view the World of Color show as it wasn't very crowded up there. We couldn't see the displayed images on the water but could definitely see the fountains and hear the music. The cafe near the pool had really good fast food for breakfast -burrito, quiche and biscuit sandwich before 11 and we were also able to get a half gallon of milk for $3.50. The bar had nice service and great free snack mix! The rooms are boring- could be any hotel - nothing special that made you feel like you were at a Disney property. Our shower drain was very slow and we took showers in about 5 inches of water. We called twice for them to fix it but they did not (or could not) fix it. But service came fast every time we called for something and we were satisfied with the cleanliness of the maid service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ALEXANDR L.
Business
Moscow
May 12, 2015

Family

Hotel with an interesting thematic architecture. Good area. Delicious food in restaurants. Friendly staff. Not everywhere in the clean room. One day there was no hot water.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ALEXANDR L.
Business
Moscow
May 12, 2015

Family

The hotel is like. Good location. Beautiful views. Good food. Courteous staff. Good area. But it is not quite clear, there is dust under the furniture.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ALEXANDR L.
Business
Moscow
May 11, 2015

family trip

The hotel is nice. But expensive. The rooms are not very clean. one day, there was no hot water. Conveniently located.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lynda B.
Business
Shoreline
May 7, 2015

Wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else!

Love this hotel because it is so close to everything. The benefit of having the pool so close to the park is that you can take mid day breaks when necessary!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SincerelyYours
Business
Vancouver
Apr 17, 2015

Great Hotel but consider sticking with the basic rooms

First of all, let me just say that I love this hotel. It is beautiful from the inside out and incredibly comfortable. I usually purchase the bare minimum room (either the standard or woods/garden view). However, this trip I decided to splurge on the premium view, imagining that meant a theme park or at least a downtown disney view. When we checked in, our view was a partial view of the pool, but mainly all you could see was trees and sidewalk which was highly disappointing. So I've decided not to purchase the premium view in the future as the woods/garden view was better (in my opinion). The beds are amazingly comfortable and the location in relation to the parks is unbeatable. The pools and hot tubs are constantly full of children, so I would recommend going to the pool/hot tubs early in the day or trying to use your key card to get into the Disneyland Hotel pool (which wasn't as busy). Expect to pay the additional $30 for valet parking or $15 for self park (if you can actually find a self park spot during busy times).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Steven K.
Business
N/A
Apr 6, 2015

Great Property, but misleading room descriptions

The hotel is great, with a very convenient location, naturally. However, we were led to believe our room had 2 queen beds and a bunk bed. We were surprised when we checked in to find our room had only 2 queen beds. Not optimal for 2 adults and 2 teenagers. The hotel initially resisted finding us a room with 3 beds, and when they did, it seemed to be off the grid and wasn't cleaned properly for the first day. Turn down service happened on the second half of our stay, which made us wonder what happened the first 2 days. Otherwise, a great stay, and the problem was fixed. I just caution calling the hotel to find out exactly what your room will have for sleeping arrangements.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
norcaldisneymom
Business
rhinebeck
Mar 26, 2015

love it

This is the only hotel we stay at when visiting Disneyland. The hotel is beautiful. The pool is nice. You cannot beat the location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Shawn C.
Business
N/A
Mar 26, 2015

SMC

Very nice hotel and very convenient to the amusement parks.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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