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Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

1600 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802-2317
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#38 of 128 hotels in Anaheim
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This stunning hotel offers premium accommodations and rich dining experiences in American Craftsman style and elegance. With its world-class spa, an impressive array of amenities and impeccable Disney service, Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa defines grandeur in every way. Located in the heart of Downtown Disney District, this hotel is just steps away from exceptional dining and entertainment. And with your park ticket, enjoy an exclusive entrance to Disney California Adventure Park.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Paid private parking on-site
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Poolside bar
Kids club
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
VIP room facilities
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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bgalbs wrote a review Jun 18
Palo Alto, California4 contributions
We booked this quickly when Disney opened up to California residents a month or so ago, and for various reasons, booked two rooms in three different concurrent reservations. The rooms were two different types because that’s all that was available. Upon check-in, a wonderfully patient woman seamlessly fixed all of this, giving us two adjacent rooms overlooking the park on the fourth floor in a prime location: three doors down from a little-used bank of elevators that open right next to the California Adventure entrance, and the pool. It can’t be overstated how convenient it was to zip back into the hotel from the Grizzly River Rapids ride and be back in the park in less than five minutes. Quite an upgrade from our days staying in value hotels across the street from Disneyland and hiking for 20-30m with the kids. Worth the money? For us, yes. The rooms themselves were perhaps the perfect size for our family of ten (eight kids ages 6 to 18). Not spacious, but not cramped. The couch day bed thing was very easy to use and very comfortable; my 17 year old *loved* it—“it was super nice!” The staff (bellhops, security folks, registration desk staff, lifeguards, etc.) were consistently friendly and helpful throughout the stay, and were able to help us get tickets to Rise of the Resistance when our efforts with the app failed. My wife and I were commenting on checkout just how much we enjoyed this trip, and how perfectly it went, despite a few COVID bumps along the way. And speaking of checkout, we squeezed a few hours at the pool in the morning, and didn’t call for the bellhop to get our bags until 10:40. They let us know on the phone it would take 30-40m, but just to enjoy the room while we waited past the 11am deadline, and let us know that checkout was automatic. And wow, we gave the bellhop quite a task with all of our luggage and misc. bags. Nary a complaint: just a positive attitude while he loaded them, moved them, and then packed them into our car, smiling the whole time. Thank you, Disney, for an amazing time.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
piegirl wrote a review Jun 17
Sacramento, California231 contributions163 helpful votes
This was my second time staying at Grand Californian, and it’s a beautiful and relaxing hotel. The location can’t be beat for proximity to Disneyland parks; we used the private entrance into DCA on reopening day and it saved us long waits at the front gates of the park. While staff were trying their best, the new systems to control attendance in the pool and restaurants, were frustrating to navigate. For example, we joined the new waitlist for the pool every day, and it took 3-4 hours to be allowed in. I liked being guaranteed a seat, but there must be a better way to manage this, as there was a constant line of crying children and screaming Karens trying to get in the pool. We usually eat at Storytellers Cafe, even when staying at another hotel, but the waitlist was full every day of our visit, and it’s geolocked, so you can’t join from the parks. Part of what I expect from this hotel is exceptional service. However, our bedding was stained when we checked in. And after the every other day “light cleaning,” we found a brown substance smeared on a pillow. This would be unexceptional in a 3-star hotel, but for $600+ a night, I was very disappointed. Overall, my feet are happy to have saved a few steps into the parks, but I was planning on staying here in October, but we changed our mind after this trip. It’s just not a great value with the current management issues.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
sunjoe075 wrote a review Jun 13
Princeton, New Jersey1475 contributions209 helpful votes
First trip after the pandemic. The choice of the hotel is a no brainer. Disney never disappoints. Friendly and happy staff and Ultra clean rooms made our visit very relaxed. Walking to Disney downtown is a great way to entertain the family. They have allowed valet parking which has been missing at other eateries since the pandemic.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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LMS wrote a review May 2021
1 contribution6 helpful votes
The standard room for $700+ is equivalent to any other average airport hotel room. You are essentially paying to save time walking to the parking structure from the park. The food situation was sad - the granola was just a smashed up Nature Valley granola bar, lol. The cocktails at the pool were weak and used cheap liquor (of course the price tag is *not* cheap). When I called guest services about the food-ordering app not working, the employee on the phone was dismissive and rude. I am so mad at myself for spending the money on what amounts to a very average hotel stay. I'm sure if you are incredibly wealthy and have access to the best this hotel has to offer, you will have a MAGICAL TIME. But if you're a regular person who is considering splurging on a special vacation, save your money.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Jill Monroe wrote a review May 2021
4 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed on the 6th floor with a view of Disney’s Californian Adventures. It was amazing. I felt like we were part of the magic as we sat on the balcony looking at the fun view from the colorful Ferris wheel to the Cars monumental Southwestern landscape. I’ve never paid so much for a hotel but I’m happy to help keep Disney in business after the year and a half shutdown forced on them. We had such a wonderful stay, it washed away the memories of the pandemic. Happy, healthy and ready for good times ahead. Ringing in the new era with Disney was perfect. Everyone should stay there at least once to experience the beauty, view, majestic lobby, sunny numerous pools and staff that went the extra mile.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Room Tip: 6th floor view of the park is spectacular!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Radiator Springs Racers (0.3 miles), Soarin' Around The World (0.2 miles), and Fantasmic! (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid public parking on-site, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop, Club 33, and Mint Julep Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum (8.2 miles), Kellogg House (6.1 miles), and St. Isidore Historical Plaza (8.4 miles).