This is the most elaborately updated motel I can recall staying in. They fit the outdoor walls with stone siding. The rooms have nice linen, granite counters, refrigerators and microwaves.
But it is a motel, with exterior hallways so that its hard to leave a window open or enjoy any view.
That said, the service is great. It's very clean. The beds are comfortable and the wi-fi worked fine for me (Darn the luck, I was here on business).
You can walk to the Disney entrances by going north on West Street which is the north-south street beside the hotel. Go through the entrance of the Grand Californian Hotel and follow the signs inside to Downtown Disney. Once outside, go right to the security checks at the park entrances. You can also get directly to Disney California Adventure by walking through the hotel. You come into the park by the raft rides.
If you stay here, obviously request an upper floor room Suggest requesting a room on the east side of the building because the afternoon sun pounds the windows of the west-facing rooms and the rooms really heat up.More