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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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  • bd g : phoenix az
Christmas at Disney

The hotel was great, access to both parks was awesome, rides were inconveniently taken off line too often, you'd think they would do more maintenance work when park is closed🤔hotel staff was average, room service was efficient. Not wowed and would not stay again.

  • Adrianpp :
Fantastic stay for family of four at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel

Our family travelled from Sydney to Disneyland Anaheim and stayed for five nights at the Grand Californian hotel. Our son is 5 and our daughter is 7.We were worried when we were notified that the hotel was under going renovations and while we were there the pool area was closed and boarded up. Other than that we were not impacted by the renovations.The service is excellent. This hotels service was better than the service at the other resorts we stayed at on this trip.The location is extremely convenient and we loved being able to go quickly back to the room from within California adventure park and with a shorter walk from Disneyland than any other location. This was particularly helpful as we found some mornings cold and it was great to be able to go back to the room and drop off warmer clothes. It was also very convenient to be able to change out of wet clothes on some of the rides where you get wet- such as the grisley river run which is extremely close to the hotel.We had a fantastic trip. Everything about the hotel and disneyland was fun.Our kids loved the character dining at the story tellers cafe. It is very expensive but an awesome exprience for those who can afford to do it. We found the breakfast at the hotel to be the quickest way to get the kids up and out to the park for the day, and our kids were totally in love with the characters. I found Story Tellers Cafe the most relaxed of the character dining venues, perhaps there were less people staying in the Grand Californian due to the renovations, or perhaps it is a larger more efficient venue. We dined early as we were keen to get into the park and never had a problem getting a table.We took the shuttle to disneyland hotel for a swim since the grand californian pool was closed, it was good although I was surprised to find there were no showers there which meant we came back a little wet in fairly cool weather. We also used that shuttle to attend character dining at goofys kitchen and mickeys grill at the other hotels which was a great experience. I had assumed if we were impacted by the renovations we could relocate to the other hotels - we werent impacted and definitely felt we were staying in the best hotel.The actual hotel room is fairly basic for the money. I had some problems with the shower not being hot enough which was surprising for such an expensive hotel. I asked for this to be addressed and I am fairly sure it got better after the second request but still not as hot as I would like. I can see why they are renovating. For the money I would think a refurb is worthwhile - of course it might be naive to assume they will refurb and not increase the prices.We requested a bunk bed and this was granted. Compared to other hotels we stayed at such as great wolf lodge and legoland, the bunk bed provided the least amount of privacy for us. A curtain or alternate room design could enhance the guest experience by putting the kids out of the line of sight.I found the lowest setting on the rooms air conditioning to be a bit too powerful for my preferences.Our kids loved the cartoons playing in the foyer - I dont think they have seen anything like it.I liked the bar and the service available downstairs to relax once the kids went to sleep.I found the staffing levels to be excellent especially compared with other resort hotels.Getting wake up calls from Mickey mouse and these small details enhanced the experience for the kids.Over all while it is one of the most expensive ways to experience disneyland, we loved our time at the Grand Californian. It was the trip of a life time for us so to speak, and while I would love to keep costs down next time it is so good I cant rule out staying there again!

  • Chandra P : Jefferson City, Missouri
Great location, but not up to Disney World standards

Stayed here with the family over Easter weekend. Beautiful facility but not told that the pool was closed for renovations when booking the reservation. Staff was cordial but not bubbly like at Disney world. Rooms were average but not for the price. Very convenient to enter parks and downtown Disney. Overall good start but not up to Disney standards in my opinion.

  • pomeranianlovah : Los Angeles
Excellent service, attention to detail

I reserved the 3 bedroom Grand Villa for just one night, for my birthday. The staff knew, and greeted me everywhere I went, and a bellhop even came to the suite to deliver a plate of freshly baked Mickey Mouse-shaped chocolate-covered cookies. Every single member of the Disney staff spoke to me with courtesy and so much deference --- a refreshing change from the typical rushed/harassed demeanors of most hotel employees.The rooms themselves were well-appointed. Every single bathroom was clean and replenished with toiletries. The towels were fluffy. The beds were comfortable. The kitchen is a fully-functioning one, as it had an oven. There was a sizeable refrigerator that held several beers and canned drinks, as well as leftovers from my party. There were rolls of paper towels and liquid soap.The hotel is located within walking distance of downtown Disney and Disneyland itself. If you're one for convenience, then book a room here if you plan on staying in Disneyland all day. The restaurants are amazing, and you won't want for entertainment.All in all, I would say this hotel deserves 5 thumbs up.

  • Ginadesign : Clovis, California
Location, location, location II

I love this hotel and the majestic lobby, surroundings and the fact that it's located inside California Adventure Park. I knew it was under refurbishment, and the pools were closed. The room we were assigned was one of the tired, worn out rooms. That being said, there was no discount, accommodation for the inconvenience etc. I was a little disappointed since I had hoped for a renovated room. The prices are so incredibly high, one can only hope they would give their returning (frequent) guest consideration for their inconvenience during this time. I won't be staying here again until the entire hotel has been completed and I would recommend others do so also. I have seen the new decor for the hotel rooms and I will withhold my final judgement. But, I was disappointed with the direction of the style and decor, which is a large shift from the arts and crafts style of the original design. It is much more typical hotel sterile in style. But, I am hopeful that Disney will get it right in its final result of the remodel.

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  • 750 Rooms
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars
  • Pools
  • Children's Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • 24h. Reception
  • Laundry service
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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
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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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