Disney's Grand Californian Hotel

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel

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1600 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802
714-635-2300Edit info
Description
This hotel is located close to the airport. Attractions in the neighborhood include Downtown Disney and Disneyland. Additional attractions include Crystal Cathedral.

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Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a children's pool, a sauna, a fitness facility, and a steam room. The property's full service health spa has massage/treatment rooms and beauty services. This 4.0 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms and audio visual equipment. High speed Internet access is available in public areas. This Anaheim property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, a ballroom, and exhibit space. Wedding services, concierge services, and translation services are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include a poolside bar, a coffee shop/café, and valet parking. This is a smoke free property.

Guestrooms.
There are 745 guestrooms at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa. Coffee/tea makers and minibars are offered. Bathrooms feature makeup/shaving mirrors and complimentary toiletries. In addition to complimentary weekday newspapers, guestrooms offer multi line phones with voice mail and free local calls. Televisions have video game consoles. Air conditioned rooms also include electronic/magnetic keys, irons/ironing boards, and clock radios. Guests may request refrigerators, hair dryers, and wake up calls. A nightly turndown service and housekeeping are available. Cribs (infant beds) are available on request. Guestrooms are all non smoking.



Notifications and Fees:

The following mandatory hotel imposed fees are charged and collected by the hotel either at check in or check out.

  • Resort fee: US$ 13.80 per room, per night
Hotel resort fee inclusions:
  • Use of pool
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Self parking
The above list may not be comprehensive. Mandatory hotel imposed fees may not include tax and are subject to change.

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

  • Valet parking: US$ 17 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Amenities

Bar
Restaurant
Swimming Pool
Fitness Center
Spa Services
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Business Center
Meeting Rooms
Airport Transfer
Childcare
Cribs Available
Air conditioning
Connecting Rooms

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Pacifica, California, USA

The Grand Californian is a spectacular hotel! The rooms are beautiful, the views are stunning, the service is exceptional, and the Restaurants will definitely satisfy your palate. Also, hotel guests have their own private entrance into Disney's California Adventure park.

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San Francisco, California, USA

I can't afford the Grand Californian and neither can you. I love skulking around the lobby and various bars and restaurants. Aspirational lodging!

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Marina del Rey, California, USA

This hotel is great! I think it is my favorite of all three hotels at Disneyland. It's definitely more expensive than the others, but I really like that you have a special entrance to California Adventure.

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Vista

What can I say? It's Disney. They can do no wrong. From the excellent costumer service, to the decor, to the "Christmas tree in a Can" sitting on our bed. Disney does not miss a chance to make you feel like you are their most important customer. I loved that you could get right into California Adventure from the Hotel. This is a beautiful hotel, and you get what you pay for here.

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Escondido, California, USA

This is my favorite hotel at Disneyland. The Mission Style architecture with is warm woods and earthy tone when you walk in the lobby wash over you and all the tensions of life seem to melt away. On a cool evening sitting by the large fire place listening to the piano is a perfect way to end a busy day at the Parks. Make sure to grab a cocktail in either one of the two bars both are beautiful and relaxing. The hotel features two full service restaurants and a quick serve for snack. The pool is an oasis of calm set in the middle of the hotel surrounded by a beautiful garden. The service is 5 stars all the way and a warm and friendly staff. A must stay when in Anaheim.

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Brighton and Hove, UK

The flagship hotel at the Disneyland Resort is indeed a true marvel. Modelled after some of the Great American Lodges and National Parks found in the Golden State; the hotel enjoys a fantastic location on the doorsteps to Disney California Adventure Park (through a private entrance) and is steps away from the Downtown Disney District and Disneyland Park.

For a quick bite, head over to White Water Snacks (just past the private entrance into Disney California Adventure Park); where you can enjoy a variety of foods including burgers, nachos, sandwiches and a number of "grab and go" fast options.

For an upscale dining experience; Napa Rose is one of the prime dining establishments within the Disneyland Resort, having won a numerous amount of accolades.

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New York City, New York State, USA

Take a family animation class and enjoy VIP-like access to California Adventure Park when you stay at this centrally located hotel, done in traditional Craftsman style. For an adults-only dinner, book a table at Napa Rose, where every waiter is a sommelier. Rest assured that the little ones will be fully occupied at Pinocchio’s Workshop, furnished with a movie screen, arts and crafts stations, and cots.

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San Luis Obispo

An homage to California's arts-and-crafts architectural style, this hotel is the most luxurious option inside the Anaheim's Disneyland Resort. Guests staying here get early access to Disney's California Adventure theme park, a bonus. Kids will love evening storytime by the fantastically huge fireplaces in the lobby, while parents may appreciate the extensive wine list at Napa Rose restaurant (make reservations).

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Pasadena, California, USA

This hotel is fabulous! Upon arrival, you immediately lose all sense of being in the city and feel like you have been whisked off to an amazing cabin in the woods. This "cabin," is located on the premises of Disney's California Adventure Park. It has a fire place lounge with rocking chairs for the adults and a separate are with mini-rocking chairs and cartoons for the kids. It also has a great lobby bar, 3 pools with a water slide, 2 exceptional restaurants, and an area that provides various activities for children. When my family and I visited, we were asked if we were celebrating anything special. We nonchalantly replied that we were celebrating the end of first grade and were upgraded to a 1 bedroom suite! This was our first time stating at the Grand Californian (have stayed there once again since then) and we were definitely not expecting this to happen. The room was amazing. We had a large balcony that overlooked Downtown Disney. Definitely an unforgettable experience. Although their regular guest rooms are also extremely nice. Of course, by Disney standards, service was excellent. And, for those guests staying at the hotel, you are offered an extra hour before the park opens to the public in the morning to venture out and get on certain rides. This alone is amazing. We did this in order to get on the new Cars ride shortly after it opened and saved us about a 2 hour wait. Overall, this place is pricey but it is definitely worth trying out at least once. If you are locals like us, find a deal and stay for a night. You won't regret it.

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San Ramon

The Grand Californian is THE place to stay when you make a pilgrimage to the happiest place on earth. Our family has stayed at this hotel pretty much since it opened. When you drive up you can't help but notice the similarities to the Awahnee Hotel in Yosemite (very arts & crafts style). The decor continues in the arts & crafts motif complete with Tiffany style lamps and a giant fireplace in the lobby. They have mission style rocking chairs in front of the fireplace and even some itty bitty kiddie chairs too. So cute!

The rooms are quite comfy but not plush. It is not the nicest hotel I've ever stayed at but it is definitely the best in Disneyland. The only Disney-esque details are the pictures of Snow White in a woodland scene and the shower curtain with images of Bambi, Thumper and friends. The beds are comfy and they offer turn-down service where they dim the lights and offer some Disney chocolates too. Don't mind if I do.

They also offer some nice restaurants too. The Storytellers Cafe is a great place for some pre-park breakfast. Gotta get that strength up! The banana stuffed french toast is the best! They also offer a yummy corn chowder for lunch and dinner. Creamy goodness. The Napa Rose is delectable. The food is amazing and quite creative. Very California Cuisine. Yummy cocktails too...like candy. MMMM.

You also can't beat the convenience and location, location, location of the Grand Californian. As a guest you have access to a VIP entrance to California Adventures. Love VIP status! You are also smack dab in the middle of Downtown Disney which is a fun place to shop, eat and immerse yourself into the magic of the Disney empire. I can't wait to return!

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Local from Orange, California, USA

Exceptional, friendly, Disney service in addition to some luxurious charm. The rooms are not nearly as substantial as I imagined them to be, especially for the price you are paying, but then again, you really shouldn't be spending your time sitting in your room.

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New York City, New York State, USA

I love the Grand Californian, which has a rugged craftsman design. It's the luxury hotel at Disneyland and lets out directly into California Adventure. It's close to Napa Rose, a swank and elegant Disney restaurant.

It can be expensive, but it's always a treat.

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Orange County, CA

If you need to stay near Disneyland or Disney California Adventure, then the Grand Californian gives you a unique experience. They have a private entrance into DCA so you can bypass the security check-in lines and lines at the gate. They also offer early magic morning hour which is entry into the park an hour before it opens. Think of all you can do in that hour without a crowd? The service is impeccable. The decor is grand cabin. Think forest, think nature, think Disney. It's a wonderful place to stay with luscious rooms and amenities. You really can't go wrong.

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Redwood City, California, USA
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Diamond Bar, California, USA

Ok... This is an exenive hotel but... It's right next to Dland n you won't need to pay for parking for Dland! I love it!

The rooms are beautiful and clean! I really enjoyed my stay.

I stayed here to be close to Dland and I loved it. My CC did not.

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Belmont, California, USA

To get the full and best experience at the happiest place on earth, you'll want to stay at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel. It's just steps away from the entrance of Downtown Disneyland and the parks. Cozy arts & crafts decor makes you feel like you're staying in a luxurious lodge.

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA

The best thing about this hotel is it's location. It's situated between Downtown Disney and California Adventure with rooms that can have a view of either.
There's nothing like having spent a long day at the park or out being entertained and having a very short walk back to your room.
The lobby is inviting and spectacular. There is a bar off to the side of the lobby if you're looking to grab a cocktail at a place that doesn't require leaving the hotel.
Storytellers Cafe is a great buffet for the family and Napa Rose is the resident table service restaurant offering delicious food with an extensive wine list.

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Pacifica

My husband and I always stay here when we visit Disneyland. The architecture is stunning, the service is superb, there is a guests only entrance/exit into Disney's California Adventure park that is just steps away, and the Restaurants located within the hotel are fantastic. I highly recommend staying here.

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Laguna Hills, California

Jordan's 10 Birthday

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Dublin, California, USA

The thing that I liked the most is the early access to Disneyland.

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Amenities

Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
Dining & Drinks
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop or cafe
Fitness & Recreation
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Concierge services
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Picnic area
  • Arcade/game room
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Sauna
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Steam room
Transportation
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
Parking
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
Accessibility
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Traveling with Children
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/infant beds
Pets
  • Pets not allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Smoke-free property
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms 18
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • ATM/banking
  • Fireplace in lobby
Bath
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Bed
  • Turndown service
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
In-Room Dining
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Coffee/tea maker
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Television
Housekeeping
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Balcony or patio
  • Desk
  • In-room safe
  • Free local calls
  • Free weekday newspaper
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 948
  • Number of floors - 6
  • Year Built 2001
  • Express check-out
  • Express check-in
Disney's Grand Californian Hotel

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