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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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  • 17Cutie_Pie50 : Pearl River, Louisiana
GREAT AND Close to everything

To start off this trip was planned 8 months agoDisney Resort is absolutely beautifulThe staff needs manner classes from staff in FloridaNever so rude nor noncaring attitudes !!!!!Never spoke about "Welcome Home" which is a motto used by Disney when you belong to time share . the only people who really took care of you At the resort was the bell staff and Housekeeping -our attendant Eluid was the best example of what Disney staff should be .Absolutely Wonderful !!!!Took great care of us and very attentive the resort was close to all park activities walking distance to everything self parking was to far away from resort across the streetthere is security at all entrances except from Downtown Disney which i thought was very surprisingfood was very expensive - Earl of sandwich which was very good was the most reasonable -Hot and cold foods Soups sandwiches and saladsDisneyland Park we ate in New Orleans cafe very good but pricey outsie seating beautiful landscaping of the areawent to Brennans bar and lsitened to Jazz Band Really Goodi do enjoy Disney resorts but the Management must change the Do not give a S--t attitude of staff.Proably will not go back

  • Brian_P_in_KC : Blue Springs, Missouri
Fewer amenities during construction but still top notch

We stayed in a Studio Villa by renting points through a third party (getting a room steeply discounted from rack rates). This was our second stay in four years. The rooms have been refurbished since last time and are much lighter. Definitely seemed less rustic and more homey. The DVC side is removed and a bit quieter than the main part of the resort but is still really close to all of the main amenities. It even has its own amenities like a private pool, gas grills, and even its own laundry room. We loved the laundry because we could pack less and not have to lug our dirty clothes bag across this nice hotel. The DVC side only had two washers and four dryers, however, so use the laundryview website to see what is available. You may have to use the hotels larger laundry room in a pinch.Nothing is really spread out at Disneyland. But it was nice to have the private entrance into California Adventure Park and into Downtown Disney. Security lines were always short, and this is a great perk to have. One change we noticed was that the entrance into DCA was limited to guests of the Grand Californian only. The entrance is convenient to Soarin', Grizzly River, and Paradise Pier, but it is still a walk to Cars Land where most everyone heads first thing in the morning. The last time we visited they had allowed guests of all Disney hotels to use the gate. As far as other amenities, the pools were very close to opening when we visited but guests were still shuttled to the two other hotels to use their pools. There was a bit of construction noise during the day as rooms continue to be refurbed. We never found it to be irritating,and work was always done well before bedtime. We didn't try any of the big restaurants on property but found ourselves returning to Whitewater Snacks time and again. Breakfast was always good (Mickey Waffles!), and it was much more convenient to grab a coffee here than in Downtown Disney. We had dinner one night, and I really enjoyed the chicken nachos. I wish more Disney resorts had these types of small quick service restaurants rather than the gigantic food courts.The reason we stayed at the Grand Californian Villas for a second time was the comfort of the room. The fridge, coffee maker,and microwave, the spacious bathroom, the table and sofa and queen-sized bed made the stay room feel like home. We had a private balcony overlooking a canopy of redwoods. We could see the Redwood Challenge Trail through the trees, so we sort of had a theme park view. Best of all is the proximity to the parks and all that the resort has to offer.

  • DonaldBreech : Victoria, TX
Great location if you're doing the Disney thing

Classy, expensive!!, and convenient to Disneyland and California Adventure. Great restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner in hotel or in adjacent Downtown Disney. I'd go to eat and spend a night or two doing Downtown Disney, but this time of year and at Spring Break and Christmas, I'd stay way away from the parks. The Disney suits have started overcrowding the parks to maximize income while detracting from ability to enjoy the parks due to the massive (oppressive) crowds that are now allowed in (up to 30-35,000 more per day than in years past when cutoff point was there so you could actually get on a ride or even to a restroom. The Hotels are great but the parks (at the current prices) are to be avoided this time of year.

  • ddinsd : San Diego, California
Luxury, comfort, outstanding servic

We were fortunate to secure a discounted rate on our one night stay and was given a newly renovated room. The room was well appointed, the bed was SO comfortable and the bathroom was perfect. Service with a warm and genuine smile..,.,

  • LaLa6299 : Alexandria, VA
Great location but disappointing

As Disney Vacation Club members, we stayed here on points in a Studio Villa in the Villas section of the resort. Compared to other DVC properties our room was adequate but nothing special, with the usual Studio Villa amenities: microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, kitchenette, supplies, etc. One queen bed and a pull-out sofa, and a small sitting area. No Murphy bed like the newer or refurbished DVC properties have. The toilet and tub/shower are separate from the sink/vanity/dressing area. I enjoy using balconies, but unfortunately this one overlooked the “backstage” area of the hotel. As masters of illusion, you’d think that Disney could work some of their magic to seclude these service areas from guest view. Instead I was treated to the sound of construction equipment and shouting. We ate at Storytellers’ Café and White Water Snacks, neither of which was remarkable. We should have been able to go right downstairs to our pool for a quick dip and then back to our room, but unfortunately the entire pool/patio area was closed off for our entire stay; this really detracted from the themed experience for us—it felt like half of the hotel was closed off. Sure, we could have taken a shuttle to another hotel pool but that took more time and we just weren’t interested in leaving the hotel—we should not have had to. Self parking is across the street in a lot shared with the other Disney hotels; spaces are very limited so we parked the car and did not move again until we checked out. If you are not a DVC guest you pay for parking. The best thing about this hotel, and the only reason I would stay there again, is its proximity to everything else. It was so nice to walk from our room, through the lobby, into Downtown Disney, and to the Disneyland gates in a leisurely 10 minute walk. No tram, no bus, no boat, no train, and no corresponding lines or waiting just to get to the gate! It was great and we felt like we saved so much time, especially in the afternoons when we returned to our room for a break. Getting into California Adventure is even quicker with their guest-only entrance located very close to Grizzly River Run and Soarin’. However, be advised that there will still be a line to get into the park at opening time and once inside, you will not get to Radiator Springs Racers any quicker using this route. Unless we go during low season and use fewer points, it is unlikely we will stay here again. The high price, whether in dollars or points, was not worth it.

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  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
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  • 750 Rooms
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars
  • Pools
  • Children's Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • 24h. Reception
  • Laundry service
  • Game room
  • Parking 

Standard Room includes:

  • King size bed or 2 Double beds
  • Air-conditioned
  • Minibar
  • Internet access
  • Iron and board
  • In-room safe
  • Satellite / cable TV
  • Bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea / Coffee
  • 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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