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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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  • chantelleko : Calgary, Canada
Worth the money!

I've stayed at all 3 of the Disneyland resort hotels and this one was by far my favourite! It is the least Disney of them all but that is what I liked about it. It is a fairly large property and beautifully maintained. The best part was the easy access (and short walk) to enter Downtown Disney and California Adventure.The rooms are a decent size; I stayed with my 3 children and we were able to reserve a room with a double bed and a bunk bed with a trundle bed so each had their own bed. Our room also had a small balcony that overlooked the pool which was nice. We were travelling with another family and the front desk staff were very accommodating in putting us not only on the same floor but right beside each other. It seemed any staff member we dealt with was beyond helpful.The prices at the hotel are quite high if you want to pick up a bottle of water for example, when I called the front desk to ask where the closest grocery store was just to pick up things like water the lady gave me the number of a store close by that delivers to the hotel for free.Overall a 5 star experience. Thanks Disney!

  • gritreid :
Awesome to see entrance...

After a lot of walking, a LOT of walking it was so great to see entrance to grand Californian (5 minutes from soarin). We stayed club and there was a bit of confusion because none of the valets could tell me how to get there. Finally got up to check in at 8 am and when I asked if I had a renovated room (only thing that mattered to me) he said no. I told him politely I wanted a renovated room and he made a call and not only did he get me new room but it was ready!!! We went to it and it had amazing view of soarin and guardians (we paid for theme park view). Room was brand new and fabulous. The club level was good, not the best I've stayed but good. Attendants were very nice. Oh and toiletries were awesome. One thing that rankled us a bit was they have security people checking bags. We never carry bags and the first three times we went through entrance to park, they waved us right through to the metal detectors. Both entrances. I don't know if they switched procedures and people who weren't carrying bags were made to wait in line behind people with bags. The problem was one security officer took a kind of disturbing pleasure making people wait. At 7:00 at night, with the park closing at 8, the line behind us was growing and growing. There was no reason for a line of 25 people, the majority without bags, all wait in one line. I tried to go under and around and was told no. Guard made 65 year old woman unzip every opening in wallet and purse. Woman said what on earth do you think I could be hiding in a wallet? Pepper spray was the answer. Come on!! Except for that nonsense we enjoyed the rooms, hotel, the club and the parks. Will be coming back.

  • TheAshrafs : Henderson, Nevada
Overrated & Under Construction

Reluctantly booked this hotel for our first trip to Disneyland with our first family trip with our new little girl. I was reluctant because at $600 a night it rates as the priciest hotel all the way down to Pelican Hill in Newport Beach. Our issues: As the elevator pics shown below demonstrate, our tower is under construction. Disgusting the amount of filth the elevator had. Vents fully exposed with nothing but nasty particle being blown in. Advised of this at check-in with the comment "You may hear some noise but it shouldn't be too bad". This immediately rang bells for us because we travel frequently and realize what hotel construction sites sound and look like. Sure enough at 5:00 on Monday morning loud noises woke us up as work began. Finally, it took 3 calls to get a pack and play setup for our little baby girl to the room. We finally received it on our final day. The gentleman who dropped it off offered zero help to get it open and set up. Just dropped it at the door and left. All of the above Amy seem insignificant. For $600 a night they are rather significant. We will never stay here again.

  • Gemma B : Melbourne, Australia
The happiest place on earth!

My family and I have stayed at this hotel twice and both times we received outstanding service. The rooms were beautifully laid out and clean, with each room offering a different view of either the parks, Downtown Disney or the pool area. By far the best hotel in the Disneyland area! With such close proximity to Downtown Disney, Disneyland and apart of Californian Adventure Park, you couldn't ask for more. The hotel has fantastic restaurants, we particularly loved storytellers cafe. The staff were so accommodating and ensured that we felt welcomed as soon as we walk through the doors. Additionally the architecture is out of this world! So beautiful and warm, you will never want to leave!

  • Tamalyn4 : Carefree, AZ
I am in LOVE LOVE LOVE with this hotel!

I am an Annual Passholder and stay at the Grand Californian frequently. Best, best location in the parks. I have read some reviews that were less then flattering and I am shocked. This hotel is magnificent. Rooms are always clean and they always try to accommodate my room requests. Check in is at 3 and it is hit or miss. No big deal. Most time I get in earlier but depending on the time of year could be closer to 4ish. That being said, you just check your bags at the bell stand and hit the parks. The hotel itself is architecturally amazing and they actually do have tour of the hotel and explain the different rooms and architecture (Craftsman Style). I was there a week ago and had one of the refurbished room. Very nicely done and the showers are great! The mattresses are to die for. I see reviews of guests the have had bad experiences but all I can say is the cast members and staff are EXTRAORDINARY and go above and beyond. It's my first choice and part of my whole Disneyland experience. Napa Rose is amazing, the Hearthstone is great for a quick glass of wine or cocktail. Storyteller Cafe has the best ever buffet and you can get a custom egg white omelet to your liking or whatever your special dietary needs are . Don't discount this hotel based on others comments. I highly recommend staying there and enjoying everything it has to offer such as early entrance to the parks, a nice entry into California Adventure with private access only to those staying at one of the Disney Hotels. Enjoy the experience folks. ºoº .•:*¨¨*:•.ºoº¸.·´¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*¨) ºoº .•:*¨¨*:•.ºoº(¸.·´ (¸.·`¤ ºoº .•:*¨¨*:•.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

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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
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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

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.

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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

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

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