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Disney's Grand Californian Hotel

#18 of 115 Hotels in Anaheim
Certificate of Excellence
1600 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We stayed for three nights in late August when the temperature was in the high 90s. We paid for a room on the Concierge (Club) Level which came with lounge benefits - more on that below. The room (one double and bunk beds) was of a fair size and came with a balcony. There was a small balcony with two... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed at this hotel during the off peak end of summer time. Usually stay at Paradise Pier but decided to splurge on a $600 a night stay for 4 nights. Check in was great - super friendly check in assistant (thanks Maggie) - she got us a room right away at 11am and in a great location where we could... More 

seattle
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Like most other people have already stated, you stay here for the location. I was traveling with my husband and 11 & 10 year old children. Each morning I would awake before my family and walk the 5 minutes from my room to Starbucks (in Downtown Disney) and get coffee & breakfast then head to Jamba Juice to get the... More 

Costa Mesa, California, United States
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138 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We brought our nephew who has never stayed at the hotel. Just to get away for the weekend was very nice. My kids loved the pools, the slides and the ambiance of the hotel. The pools are well manned with lifeguards and life vests and swimmers are provided to guests. We had breakfast at Storytellers café. Food and service excellent.... More 

Dallas
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love Disney and all it has to offer. Having said that, at the end of a fun-filled day, I am DONE. DGC offers the best of both worlds...I am steps away from both parks AND light years away all at the same time. The subtle nuance of Mickey is obviously present, but DGC is peaceful, dimly lit, and quiet.... More 

Olympia, Washington
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can't beat the convenience of this hotel for access to Disney - not rental car needed - right beside the park and downtown Disney for all your shopping/dining needs. Makes for a great weekend. The one tip I would give is immediately upon checking into the room - call maintenance and ask for the "room occupancy sensor" on the... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a really great stay at the Grand Californian Hotel. Despite giving it 4 stars, it is the only place we would stay in Disneyland with small children. Yes it is expensive and we did have a few glitches, but it is still a definite must, if you can afford it. First, the positives: the proximity to the parks... More 

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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Being a Disney resort you expect the best, and they delivered. We prefer to stay during non-peak times as the price is lower. Entrances to GCA, and Downtown Disney. There is a special balcony for hotel guests where you can watch the World of Color show. Great pool, even better service. If you want a no hassle hotel stay and... More 

San Diego, California
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have stayed here multiple times at different areas of the hotel and I have to say I like the east wing on this visit the best. These rooms are located along the Californian Adventure theme park side with one set of rooms facing the park and the other set facing the pools. There is a elevator located between the... More 

Massachusetts
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118 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Location. That is the one reason to stay here. The easy access to the parks (including a dedicated access to DCA) as well as the convenience of walking out the door into Downtown Disney are the sole reasons to stay here. We've stayed at the Disneyland Hotel in the past and this hotel is definitely in a much more convenient... More 

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