Disney's Grand Californian

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Put yourself in the center of Disneyland� 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 Disney� District, the visionary Disney's Grand Californian Hotel exemplifies craftsman-style architecture with roaring lobby fireplaces, rock-hewn foundations and soaring beamed ceilings.


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  • John Z :
Just renovated

We stayed for three days with direct entry into Disney California Park. This hotel is really friendly and makes you feel young again. It was my wife's birthday as well as our thirtieth wedding anniversary and the staff and crew mad her feel special. Being a guest at this hotel also lets you into the parks an hour earlier than general admission and you get to keep a personalized door swipe card key when you leave. You can use this as a charge card in all the parks and shops as well and have it all charged to your room. Careful as room service does incur a further 19% surcharge on top of the pricing, but plenty of cheaper options 5 minutes walk in Downtown Disneyland. Can't highly recommend this place for fun, adventure and closeness to all facilities and parks.

  • joseph b : Brooklyn, New York
What a Disappointment!

Could not believe this is a Disney property. Last year we stayed at the Grand Floridian and had an amazing experience. This year we decided to go west and regret the decision. The staff was very rude and unaccommodating from the start. We booked a park view room and arrived to a room facing trees and the motor of a noisy roller coaster. When I went to the front desk to request a room change they couldn't have been less sincere. I asked for a manager and it was even worse! The manager "Courtney" came out and was very stern and scripted. Not a sincere bone in her. After all this place is supposed to be "magical". Regardless, after accepting the circumstances and not wanting to waste anymore time at the front desk we settled into our room. The rest of the stay was just ok. Most of the staff seemed less than enthused to be there. Florida puts this place to shame!!! This is supposed to be the top hotel at Disney land and they don't even offer you a bottle of water in your room. I would have happily paid more to get the experience I was expecting for my family. Much room for improvement.

  • PatinSyd :
So close to the action and true Disney Feel - a little dated though.

As a family of 4 we arrived on Dec 31 - just in time for the highly anticipated New Year Celebration. Unfortunately our room wasn't ready for us arriving and we had to take a nap in the lobby until 2 pm. Thankfully the staff didn't mind as we'd arrived from Australia - once we were shown where our room was we took a well-earned rest and woke just in time to make it to the Park for the Fireworks. Amazing is the only word we could think of at the time as we were overwhelmed at the scale. The room was comfortable but a little dated, the beds were fantastic, really cosy and plenty of blankets to keep us warm. Food options were good with a choice of varying $$ eateries although not much for the health-conscious traveller. Staff were friendly and accomodating, eager to know that we were enjoying our stay. Will be back one-day and hope to stay in the Grand Californian again - now that we found the quick exit to the Park on the last day of our stay. :-)

  • AWRVA : Richmond, Virginia
More beautiful in person -- even with renovations ongoing.

We weren't sure what to expect our first stay at a Disney resort. It met and exceeded our expectations. Beautiful property. The lobby is really something to see. The renovated rooms are fantastic. Our room was spotless. Room service breakfast was right on time and delicious both mornings we ordered. Proximity to parks cannot be beat. So nice to take a park break and go for a swim. Kids loved the pool with the slide. Excellent service throughout the hotel, and by the pools. Very attentive. We also loved Napa Rose for dinner.

  • lilrobyn :
Very disappointed by this hotel

This is our 7th annual Disneyland trip. We had stayed at the Paradise Pier and The Disneyland Hotel twice. We had great stays and expected the same at the Grand Californian. It looked better and seemed more impressive (technically it's a 4.5 star not a 5). At $600 per night, I expected it to be great but it wasn't! It's under renovation which we didn't know. The carpets were covered in plastic (impossible to pull luggage down) and there were workings in the halls constantly. The room looked more like a best western room than a $600 per night hotel. They were very plain and not impressive at all. The Hilton down the street has nicer rooms and fireworks views. No twinkle headboard like the Disneyland Hotel. The beds were okay but over all I give this room a C. There were no characters at arrival like the other disney hotels, a long chec- in waits, and our room had other peoples food still in the fridge when we arrived (gross!). The tap in the room leaked and it was very basic and small room. We left feeling a little ripped off. The pool is nice and the gate access is good but we usually stay late at the parks so we couldn't use the gate in California Adventure. We never use the magic morning because we like to sleep in but the workers were banging at 9am and they had fire alarm testing. The pool and gate into Californian Adventure is all this hotel has going for it, Overall it was very disappointing and I would not recommend this hotel or ever stay here again. I did leave feedback for Disney and received a luke-warm call back but they didn't seem to care. Not typical Disney service. The going rate seems to be $700 Canadian for this hotel and I do not think its worth it. Check out the lobby and maybe eat at the restaurants and then go stay elsewhere.

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  • 750 Rooms
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars
  • Pools
  • Children's Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • 24h. Reception
  • Laundry service
  • Game room
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  • King size bed or 2 Double beds
  • Air-conditioned
  • Minibar
  • Internet access
  • Iron and board
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  • Satellite / cable TV
  • Bathroom
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  • Direct dial telephone

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  • Disney's Grand Californian
    Anaheim,United States

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Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
1600 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802-2317

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