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.
we stayed room 4606 it was cleaned no bugs . we were a family of 5 we had two queen beds plus a guest bed. we had a fridge . we had access to the pool area and you need to bring all your room guest cards in order to get towels . there are 3 pools and one with a kid water slide the only negative thing is you dont see your kids in the stairs from far so if something happens you dont see what happened. it would be nice to remove the bricks ramps and put a window ramp so we can see the people wait. that's a small detail.the personnel staff very professional and courteous. You have easy access to Disney California adventure or downtown disneyland which is great to access the Parks early. but we didnt take advantage of it because with family with young children we hard to get out of the hotel early .. The only negative thing is that they don't offer a free breakfast with a room of 600$ . I think they should strategically reconsider this little detail it would attract more tourists . I only dealt with people at check-in which were very helpful and courteous, cleaning rooms ladies very nice and hard working. Valet service very friendly !!!
Parking: both hotels are a breeze to pull up to, drop off luggage, and head to self parking. Verdict: both were awesomeArrival: The Grand Californian lobby was under construction so check in was around the big black curtain and was very noisy. We were upgraded to a renovated room and service was friendly. The Disneyland Hotel (DH) was much more calm, and the front desk clerk activated our park tickets. Verdict: Disneyland Hotel was better. While the agent at the GC was super nice, he didn't activate our tickets, and the lobby noise was a bit off putting for a first impression, but didn't impact any part of our stay. Access to rooms: Our room at the GC was very easy to get to, and the elevators were super fast. There were lots of "cast members" standing around the lobby to help with directions. The DL hotel has several towers, and we had to exit the building then find our tower across the property. Verdict: GC rooms are much more easily assessable and took less time to get to, especially if you are lugging your own bags. Space: my family of 5 fit well at the Grand Californian (GC) with the extra day bed. The day bed took up a lot of space, so the room felt a bit small, but the balcony was worth the trade off. We didn't have a daybed at the DH so can't compare their 5 person options. Both the GC and the DH had showers only, and both had limited water pressure and tepid water. Both rooms were remodeled, had a mini fridge, kureg coffee maker, and double sinks. The DH has a magical headboard (it lights up when lights are dimmed) which the GC did not, but the DH had no balcony. Both rooms' beds were outstandingly comfortable. Our view at the GC was of the courtyard, nothing special and couldn't see any fireworks, or much else from there, but it was better than the view of the parking lot we had at the DH.Verdict: both rooms are equal in size, comfort and amenities. The balcony was nice to have a drink on, but offered very little privacy. Pool: the GC pool was nowhere near as busy at the DH pool, and offered three separate swimming pools. The water slide was smaller though it seemed. The atmosphere of the GC was relaxed and northern Californian inspired, where the DH is tropical themed and very, very, busy. Both pools have bar service, but the DH has a tiki bar, and casual restaurant in the pool area. Verdict: Split; We preferred the relaxed tone of the GC, but the tropical feeling of the DH. Access to parks: the DH is about a 10 minute walk to the park, while the GC literally is attached to California Adventure. We really liked being right in downtown Disney and didn't feel the need to pack much for snacks since we were able to go back to the room and make lunch and take a rest. Accessing CA for Magic Morning from GC was a waste of time. The line wrapped around the building. It was much faster to go to the main entrance to get to the park. Verdict: GC was much easier to accessOverall: both are amazing hotels, and even with the construction we found the GC fantastic. Personally, I would stay at the GC hotel as a first choice as we saved so much money not eating in the parks and it was easy to spend a few hours at the pool and quickly get back to the Magic. Tips: Bring an electric skillet and make pancakes in the morning, and reheat precooked meals at night (we made a HUGE amount of carne asada at home and cooked on on the griddle for tacos at night and lunch) we saved SO much money. Also bring a big cooler, as the fridge isn't huge. There are no microwaves in the room. Get to Magic hour on time (8:00am) then head back to the hotel to hit the pool at 10:30-11:00 this is the best time to get lounge chairs and cool off and then head back to the room for lunch and then back to the park. Made for some happy kids and parents :) the pool will be slammed after 2pm. *Included photos are from the GC hotel only
I am writing this to warn people who plan to stay at this hotel. They are currently undergoing renovations and will warn you about noise. However, it seems that they are using strong smelling cleaners(?) or chemicals(?) during this renovation. We had checked in earlier and our room was not ready yet. We finally received a text in the afternoon that our room was ready on the second floor. We used the main elevators. When we came out of the elevators to the main corridor on the second floor, the carpet was covered with plastic, and there was a strong chemical or detergent smell. There were no signs to warn you about this. We had to run with our mouths and noses covered until we reached our room. However, the smell gave me a headache which would not go away even with taking Tylenol. I could not go back to the Disney parks and went to sleep early because of the headache. Thankfully, the headache was gone the next day. We had to walk farther to use different elevators during the rest of our stay so we are not exposed to the strong chemical/detergent smell again.I have sent an email to Disney Guest services and their first response was to give me the phone number to their claims department, in case I wanted to file a claim (I was not planning to). My second email to them which I sent 3 weeks ago has not been answered.So, if you are staying at this hotel during their renovation period, be careful. You do not know what you might be exposed to. And if you do get sick because of exposure to something during your stay, it seems that they do not care. Stay at your own risk.
We were sitting poolside today and a man in a suit came by, personally greeting guests, asking about their experiences, with an honest sincerity. After a chat, we exchanged introductions and it turns out we were speaking with the hotel general manager. We travel extensively and cannot recall ever having experienced a leader so interested in individual feedback. He was sincerely welcoming and engaging. It's no wonder this place runs so smoothly and every detail is a positive experience for guests.
We are so grateful we received a newly remodeled room (thanks Rafael at the front desk, who was such a great help to us). This room is nice, clean, crisp and quiet. The lobby is majestic and I'm planning on spending some time in front of their gigantic fireplace (and yes, I'm aware it is July in California but it just looks so inviting). The pool is also very inviting and the chairs are among the nicest I have seen in any hotel. We are here for a conference room. Our group is very large (hundreds) and the food at out dinner was amazing. I usually am not a fan of mass produced food.
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- 750 Rooms
- 2 restaurants
- 2 bars
- Children's Pool
- Kids Club
- 24h. Reception
- Laundry service
- Game room
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- King size bed or 2 Double beds
- Internet access
- Iron and board
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Disney's Grand CalifornianAnaheim,United States
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1600 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802-2317
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