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Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

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Dallas, TX
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

I am a harsh judge of hotels because they are, to me, a major part of any trip. While this hotel is expensive vs. luxury hotels such as the Fairmonst, Kimptons and the like, it offers a lot of value. We particularly prized staying on the 6th floor and having the concierge food all day long. The fruit and vegetables... More 

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Saratoga, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Our third stay at the Grand Californian. Our first at the concierge level 6th floor room. All of the negatives spoken about by other guests are true -- the craftsman look just looks dingy here as opposed to the ahwanee in yosemite for e.g. where it looks warm and is the real deal. But there is nothing as nice as... More 

5 Thank 13kn_s
Los Angeles
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

I don't typically play close attention to hotel properties close to home, but I was lucky enough to attend the recent CarsLand opener. If you don't valet, parking is across the street from the hotel. If you don't have a room key at the time you park, it's a bit confusing because the nearest lot to the hotel has card... More 

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Cupertino, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

We just returned from a 3 night Disneyland trip to kick of my son's summer vacation. I wanted to stay at the Disneyland Hotel (less expensive than Grand) but it was not available. Knowing myself and my desire to stay on the property - I chose the Grand. It is a very impressive property with the expected Disney magic and... More 

5 Thank travelingmom2010
Coventry, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

After many visits to Disney we finally decided to splash out and stay 4 nights at this hotel. We read the reviews about how expensive it was but decided that it's location would be worth the expense. How wrong we were. Yes-you have your own private entrance to one of the parks but we still had to queue over half... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

This is our second time to stay at the GC. We have stayed at all three Disney hotels. We received a discount through the Walt Disney Travel Co. and that's why we elected to stay here again as the price is very high. The benefits of booking through WDW. We received a coupon book with reserved seats for some of... More 

2 Thank BushkaTexas
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

We've stayed at Disney's Grand Californian several times and have loved it every time! We live in Southern California and usually arrive before noon and have never had to wait until a 3pm check-in to get into our room. You are greeted at the entrance gate and by the time you reach the valet, the staff know your name! We... More 

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Benicia, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012 via mobile

Arrived at lax and headed to baggage claim. Grabbed bags and went to bus stop, buses run every half hour to Disneyland hotels. We lucked out, one arrived in about ten. Ride to hotel went quickly, driver announced since we had vouchers and were going to the grand Californian  he would drop us off first! Awesome :) Arrived in lobby,... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

Nothing beats Disney customer service and that's what you get from the moment you pull up to this place. We've stayed here before and every time it's a great experience. It's pricey, but what you are paying for is the famous Disney service and above all, the proximity to the action. If you are thinking you will get a amazingly... More 

5 Thank TimNAZ
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

I was somewhat conflicted about spending the money to stay at the Grand Californian as reviews weren't consistent. The only disappointment was our room view. However, there were trees and we could hear the excitement from the park on the balcony- something we enjoyed that others may not. No noise, tho, after the door was closed. All of the services... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Storyteller's Cafe
Storyteller's Cafe
Cuisines: American, Soups, Gluten Free Options
White Water Snacks
White Water Snacks
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
Hearthstone Lounge
Hearthstone Lounge
Cuisines: American, Bar
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Address: 1600 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802-2317
Location: United States > California > Orange County > Anaheim
Price Range: $440 - $953 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 1019
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Also Known As:
Grand Californian Hotel
Grand California Hotel
Disney California Hotel
Disneys Grand Californian Hotel
Disney Grand California Hotel
Disney Grand Californian Hotel
Disneyland Grand Californian Hotel
Disneys Anaheim
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#1 Spa Hotel in Anaheim
#2 Luxury Hotel in Anaheim
#6 Business Hotel in Anaheim
#9 Romantic Hotel in Anaheim
#17 Family Hotel in Anaheim
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