Disney's Grand Californian
- What's Included
Put yourself in the center of Disneylandï¿½ Resort and enjoy premium accommodations and rich dining experiences within a warm, relaxing environment that fosters the building of lifetime memories. Located next to Disney's California Adventure Park and the Downtown Disneyï¿½ District, the visionary Disney's Grand Californian Hotel exemplifies craftsman-style architecture with roaring lobby fireplaces, rock-hewn foundations and soaring beamed ceilings.
We were super excited for our stay here and were amazed by the gorgeous lobby as we walked into the hotel. As far as service, it was spectacular as always by Disney. While the hotel is pretty, we were slightly disappointed with our room...just basic. Our view was just ok...most of it was the side wall of Goofy's Sky School, but we could still see Mickey's Fun Wheel and the lights were gorgeous at night time. The best part of the hotel is the access to Downtown Disney and California Adventure. It was extremely easy to stop by our room to drop of bags or take a rest if needed. For the same price, we would probably choose to go back to the Disneyland Hotel for our next visit.
We stayed at this hotel for a Disney spring break staycation. The Good: The hotel itself is beautiful and grand! As soon as we entered the valet area the Disney service started! Fast, and friendly check in that made you feel that they would go above and beyond to make your stay magical. Not to mention the fast pass you get for one ride plus magic hour. You can't beat the location of this hotel! There is a entrance right into CA Adventure. Storyteller's cafe has great food and even a woodland character breakfast! Pool has the most comfortable pool chairs that I've ever been in. The kids loved the pool and water slides. The rooms were clean and cozy. The I wish it could have been better: The price!!!!! Ok I get it it's Disney but I've stayed at hotels in terms of the room that have way better beds, bigger room space, and updated decor. I feel the decor while woodsy could have more of a Disney feel. Food options were limited. After a couple of days you get tired of giving your kids the same old thing. I wish the hotel had more food choices. Magic hour ....can there be a night option? Not all families rise at the crack of dawn for 7am entrance into the park. Overall: Experience it at least once! But not sure I would pay over $500 a night again unless they renovate and change things. I'd rather stay at a cheaper (4 star to 3 star) good neighbor hotel and save money to splurge on in the park! Especially if you're traveling here and don't plan to spend a lot of time in the room.
We live local and have stayed here 3 times: we keep coming back for the location only. Nothing about it feels worth the $650/night we paid. All 3 times same experience: awesome valet, check in service and lobby. The rooms are small and extremely dated, and we have had none or 1 bottle of amenities (for a family of 4-6), and last year they moved us from a suite with 2 bathrooms (for all 6 of us) into a suite with one bathroom. For 6 people! This time we called to book 2 rooms together (maybe not joining but next to each other) and they put us 2 floors away! One room had water bottles, one room didn't. The $200 extra for club level isn't worth it unless you are in the hotel a lot. And they have free cocktails but the staff is borderline rude when you ask. And they have to go back to get them, which takes a while. However it was nice to send the kids down the hall for snacks. Getting into the park is super easy and close. We love the magic hour. We love the direct access to California Adventure. The choice in dining is terrible for a hotel this size. You have a buffet restaurant, or dinner only option. We didn't want to leave the hotel to eat an early lunch and had to walk out of the hotel to Downtown Disney.Overall the luxury and attention to detail is not there for this price. And it's not a magical experience if that is what you're expecting from a Disney hotel. Location cannot be beat though!
The location could not be beat. We were in town for the Disney marathon and location was perfect, with easy access to California Adventure and Downtown Disney. The bad part is this hotel is old and in desperate need of an upgrade. Unfortunately I have found this with several Disney hotels. Very disappointing considering how expensive it is.
I have stayed in this resort at least four times over the past 8 years and I had my best stay yet this past holiday season. I get the impression that they have been working to improve the rooms and it shows. The best part of staying here is their location in proximity to the parks. Convenient is an understatement. It's exhausting taking kids to Disney, even if you take your time. So staying here is a way to give yourself a break. On this stay, I had hoped to stay in their main lodge but was offered a room outside that was available for early checkin and therefor was an offer I could not refuse. I upgraded my room upon arrival from a "courtyard view" to a "park view", they handled it quickly and effortlessly and improved my experience significantly without making me pay a big difference. I will just book park view to begin with next time. We ate at the family friendly restaurant on our first night: "Storyteller's" and had a nice enough dinner and went right up to our room. We went back for their character breakfast the next morning and had an awesome experience. Food was very good and the two toddlers we were there for had over an hour of fun while grown ups relaxed. I treated my mom to a spa day at Mandara Spa, just next to the restaurant. Lots of rain that night pushed us to go back to our room on the early side, which was such a relief to have a very nice room to retreat to and so close. We ordered room service, which the food wasn't great for dinner, but the service was nice and we were able to eat and go to bed which was all we were up for. Room service for breakfast the next morning was very good and the value is great. Meanwhile, the Christmas tree in the lobby with Santa coming through for pictures on a regular basis were all lovely additions. All in all, it was a lovely treat for my family and we made memories that will last a lifetime. So, treat yourself and your loved ones if you can. I doubt you'll regret it.Side note: I do wish they would offer Disney movies to watch in room. I think we paid enough and it would have really helped on our rainy night.
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Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 750 Rooms
- 2 restaurants
- 2 bars
- Children's Pool
- Kids Club
- 24h. Reception
- Laundry service
- Game room
Standard Room includes:
- King size bed or 2 Double beds
- Internet access
- Iron and board
- In-room safe
- Satellite / cable TV
- Tea / Coffee
- Direct dial telephone
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
Resort Location Map
Disney's Grand CalifornianAnaheim,United States
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
1600 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802-2317
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