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Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

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1600 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802-2317
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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
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Poolside bar
Kids club
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
24-hour check-in
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
VIP room facilities
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Luxury
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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leslieander wrote a review Jan 15
Rockville, Maryland52 contributions10 helpful votes
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Disney Anaheim is a safe , vibrant place to visit during Covid, in so many ways. Great clean outdoor place, friendly, delicious. The experience is an overall excellent place to experience some light in this time of doom. Be safe , bring hand sanitizer, and your mask , and visit Disney.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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50statestraveler wrote a review Jan 11
Alta Loma, California883 contributions109 helpful votes
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Staying at the Grand Californian Hotel and Spa has been a bucket list item of mine ever since my first visit to California Adventure. It is an absolutely beautiful hotel right next to California Adventure and Downtown Disney. Now that I am older, it is difficult for me to be on my feet and walking all day. Staying at the Grand Californian seemed like the best option when we decided to visit California Adventure and Disneyland for my adult son’s birthday. We arrived at the hotel, a little after 8:00 am. We checked in at the security gate and were able to valet park ($50) our car within minutes. There was a long line of people wanting to check in (check in time is 3;00 pm) and I wanted to get a Happy Birthday button for my son. A cast member was directing guests to the available front desk cast members. I went directly up to her and inquired about the button. She immediately went to a desk and gave my son his button. We entered California Adventure through the hotel by 8:15 am! There is a Disneyland app that allows you to check into your hotel without visiting the front desk. It also holds your park tickets and you can make dining reservations (if you can find any) and purchase lightening lane passes which I highly suggest you do. Thanks to the lightening lane passes, getting to the park early, and the ability to pre-order our lunch in the morning, we were finished with California Adventure by 1:00 pm! My husband and son headed off to Disneyland, while I went to the hotel to wait until I received a text that our room was ready. The lobby is so pretty, it was still decorated for Christmas. There were plenty of large over-stuffed leather chairs and couches available, and even an inviting fireplace. While I sat in the comfortable chair, I listened to Christmas music being played on the piano. It was an incredible experience. The line to check in remained long, at 2:50 pm I received my text that our room was ready. I headed with my California Adventure purchases to our room. The hotel is enormous and the signs are a little confusing. I ended up walking in a circle before I realized there was another hallway hidden behind a row of rooms. After walking down 4 long hallways, I ended up at room 4450. We paid $716 for our room ( $612 room, $92 occupancy tax, and $12 tourism assessment) and I must say, I was disappointed when I saw it. It was small, particularly the bathroom and dressing area. We paid for a standard room but had a partial view of California Adventure. We were next to Soarin’ and could see the Guardians of the Galaxy ride in the distance. When I picked up the phone to call the bell hop for our luggage the cordless phone was dead. I had to use my cell phone to call the hotel and ask to be transferred to the bell hop. The operator said she would report our phone issue and someone would be up to fix it. The bell hop got to our room with our luggage within 10 minutes, I was surprised considering how busy the hotel was. By 5:30 pm my husband and son were back. They were able to go on every ride they wanted to in Disneyland thanks to the lightening lane feature. No one had been up to fix the phone. We headed out to dinner in Downtown Disney. We looked for reservations over a month before our trip and there were none to be found. Since it was his birthday, he chose Naples a Italian Restaurant. We couldn’t add our name to a waitlist on the app, but we could add our name to a walk-up waitlist. At 5:45 pm the wait was 1 1/2 hours. They took my son’s cell phone number and we were told that we would be notified when our table was ready and our entire party had to be present within 5 minutes of the text or they would give away our table. We decided to go have a cocktail before dinner. The good thing was, my son was able to track how quickly our table was going to be ready. We arrived in plenty of time and our table was ready 30 minutes early! We were quickly seated and enjoyed a lovely dinner. The following morning we headed back to Downtown Disney and bought beignets and coffee for breakfast! When we returned to our room, and the curtains were open, we could see a visible layer of dust on our telephone and nightstand between the beds. We also found a plastic clothing tag attachment that wasn’t ours, on the bathroom floor. It made me feel uneasy that our room had not been cleaned as well as it should have been in light of COVID. :-( My husband tried the phone again, and this time it worked. We never saw anyone fix it, perhaps they came when we were at dinner or breakfast or maybe it charged enough to work. He called the valet and were told our car would be available in 5-10 minutes. When we got down to the valet, it was just pulling up. Would I stay here again? Probably not but I’m glad I fulfilled one of my bucket list items. Staying at the Grand Californian: Pros: Location, Location, Location Top notch A+ friendly service Gorgeous lobby Easy access to California Adventure and Downtown Disney Cons: Cost, not worth $700+/night more like $400 due to it’s location Huge resort requires a lot of walking Small room not worth the price Housekeeping/Cleanliness issue
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Brian_P_in_KC wrote a review Jan 1
Blue Springs, Missouri306 contributions126 helpful votes
This was our Welcome Home stay as DVC members. We wanted to buy to book at 11 months because renting points here is impossible anymore. The trip was postponed from May due to the property's closure (a trip which was in turn postponed from September 2020). The only minor hiccups were no toiletries in our room. Housekeeping took a while to bring up the soaps and shampoos, but they did bring a huge bagful of products. The hotel looked great for Halloween with a huge Oogie Boogie in the lobby. Everything was immaculate as usual, and our balcony looked right into Pixar Pier. We ate breakfast while the Silly Symphony Swings and Golden Zephyr tested each morning.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Rob E wrote a review Dec 2021
Northern California23 contributions28 helpful votes
It's a lovely property -- gorgeous lobby and proximity is worth paying the outrageous(!) prices. Disney does try to keep the customer top of mind at this property, but it's clear that there are so many people willing and able to pay for everything Disney, sometimes they can be careless. There was no shampoo or conditioner in the room, the floor (recently spot cleaned?) was damp in places when we checked in. No one responded to a call, so we had to stop at the desk downstairs. They were friendly and helpful, but I would think at that price level those things should be absolute. Noisy in the morning, the staff should have been more careful about banging in and out of the maintenance room across the hall. Yes, some people are up by 7am, but some are sleeping in. Overall it was a good stay, but there are few locations worth this kind of price tag.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Alex H wrote a review Dec 2021
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Not worth the money At $685 a night the main thing they have is location location location. The carolers in the lobby were a nice touch and, the bartenders, and the valet and other staff I encountered were all amazingly friendly. But for the price they need to work on basics and that's just sad for a disney property You had two people check in that work in hotels. Surprised for that price to find a used k cup in my machine, no cups, no creamers, no coffees, no condiment kits. A tv that doesn't work and that I fixed myself with my knowledge of hotels as I didn't have time to wait an hour for staff to come up. No fitted sheets so the bottom sheets come untucked and to top it off that sheet was stained with black grease marks. Blood stains on a bath towel, a worn hole in my hand towel. Shabby abused furniture and carpets, small space, no view. I've reached out to mangement in hopes to get at least an apology and maybe a comped drink but they don't care to respond. Nobody even responds to these reviews! Something no good hotel would avoid! If I don't hear back from management soon (I checked out on the 9th of December and have emailed them once a week since. I will take my complaints to the BBB. I have stayed in Paradise Pier for half the money and it was a much better stay! So buyer beware if all you care about is location. This may be the hotel for you.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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$692 - $1,081 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaOrange CountyAnaheim
NUMBER OF ROOMS
1019
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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), Fantasmic! (0.3 miles), and Soarin' Around The World (0.2 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, Mint Julep Bar, and Corn Dog Castle.
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 airport transportation?
Yes, Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa offers airport transportation 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.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.