The Grand Californian is the perfect place to stay when visiting the Disney parks. The lobby is beautiful with an area set aside for little ones to sit in kid size rocking chairs and watch Disney movies. The staff was very friendly and super helpful. The rooms are nice, but the beds were not the most comfortable. Disneyland is a short walk away through Downtown Disney or you can pick up the monorail there. We were not able to use the direct entrance to California Adventure because there were too many people (on a Monday?) I would highly recommend this hotel, but know that you will pay for the location. Very pricey!