Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa on Disneyland Resort Property ★★★★

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$336
avg/night
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Check-in: Mar 3, 2016 Check-out: Mar 4, 2016
4.4 /5
Overall score
95%
Would recommend
Amenities:
4.4
Cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.6
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.9
Value:
3.7
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Room types

Show Prices WI CWDS Accessible Courtyard Partial View Wheelchair and Hearing
  • Occupancy: 4
Show Prices Woods - Garden - or Courtyard View CWDS
  • Occupancy: 5
Show Prices WD CWDS Accessible Courtyard Woods View Wheelchair and Hearing
  • Occupancy: 4
Show Prices Downtown Disney View CDTD
  • Occupancy: 5
Show Prices Artisan Suite - CX1B or 2 queen and 1 sofa bed
  • Size: 700 sqft
  • Occupancy: 6
Show Prices Standard Room CSTD
  • Size: 344 sqft
  • Occupancy: 5
Show Prices SJ CSTD Accessible Standard View Hearing Accessible
  • Occupancy: 4
Show Prices Concierge Room CCON
  • Occupancy: 5
Show Prices Premium View Room CPRM
  • Occupancy: 5

Overview

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa in Anaheim is a luxury resort displaying marvelous American Craftsman architecture. This style of design flourished during the late 1800s and early 1900s, and it's both elegant and rustic. There are more than 1,000 rooms at this tranquil hotel, which offers pool, courtyard and theme park views.

The Grand Californian offers a watery paradise with a large swimming pool, a water slide that looks like a redwood tree, two smaller pools and a pool just for kids. Plus, it has several ballrooms and meeting spaces, an elaborate spa and fitness facility, and a gift shop. You won t be short of dining option here either including two lounges, a snack bar, the family-oriented Storyteller's Cafe and the first-class restaurant Napa Rose.

Highlights

Key facts

Guest rooms: 948

Suites: 44

Conference and event facilities

Pools: 3

Restaurants: 4

Convenient park entry

Free Wi-Fi

24-hour room service

Hints and tips

Guests of this hotel have their own access for entering and exiting Disney California Adventure, which makes it easy to slip away from the park during the day for a swim or a nap. Additionally, when you check in, ask the desk clerk if you can get a complimentary room upgrade you don t get if you don t ask!

Transportation

Neighborhood

The Grand Californian looks on to Disneyland and is right next to Disney California Adventure. Disneyland, which opened in 1955, is packed with both cutting-edge and traditional rides and shows and Disney California Adventure recreates scenes of yesteryear. For example, you'll find a section that resembles 1920s Los Angeles. Between those two parks is Downtown Disney, a lavish shopping and dining district.

Policies

Guests of the hotel have their own access for entering and exiting Disney California Adventure, making it easy to slip away from the park for a swim or a nap.
During check-in, ask the desk clerk if you can get a complimentary room upgrade - there are occasional openings and it's worth inquiring about.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Dining

White Water Snacks
Designed after a campground pavilion, this family quick-service eatery serves entree salads, deli sandwiches, grilled chicken, pizzas, hamburgers, hot dogs and specialty coffees. Breakfast items include burritos, Mickey Mouse waffles, bagels, muffins and sweet rolls.
Hearthstone Lounge
Unwind around the charming hearth.
Napa Rose Lounge
Enjoy spectacular views as you sip a glass of California wine or your choice of refreshing beverages by the fireplace or on the terrace.

Discover the elegance and romance of St. Valentine's Day in the Wine Country as Napa Rose presents a four course dinner inspired by the passion of this special day.

Napa Rose Restaurant
Enjoy a glass of wine from the award-winning collection with exquisite seasonal creations for a fresh culinary experience that rivals fine-dining establishments anywhere in the world. Napa Rose was named the Most Popular Restaurant in the 2008 Zagat Survey for Orange County.
Storytellers Cafe
Fresh and delicious American favorites are served here in an atmosphere that evokes the golden age of storytelling.

Chip 'n Dale Critter Breakfast at Storyteller's Cafe, hosted by Kellogg's. Enjoy a bountiful all-you-care-to-eat breakfast buffet with your nutty pals Chip 'n Dale.

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Amenities

Featured

  • Free Wi-Fi in Room
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities

General

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
  • Concierge

Activities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center or spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Spa

Dining

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Room service

Services

  • Business center
  • In-Room Safe
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities
  • Gift shop

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi in Room

Accessibility

  • Accessible Rooms/Facilities
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
  • Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled

Reviews

4.4 /5 Overall score

95% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 4.4/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.6/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.6/5
  • Comfort: 4.4/5
  • Location: 4.9/5
  • Value: 3.7/5

GREAT FAMILY VACATION AND WORK TOO

Would recommend Thu, Feb 4, 2016
I booked this hotel for a conference at the convention center. Close walking distance. My family was able to go to Disneyland and the hotel was so close, our son could come back to the hotel to take his naps in a quite air conditioned room. Loved the location! The restaurants in the hotel were nice as well. There is something for everybody.

| San Francisco Business

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

First time on Disney Property

Would recommend Sat, Dec 19, 2015
Pros: The location is exceptional, the entrance to DCA for hotel guests was literally a few feet away from our room. The service was excellent, beds were comfortable and it was pretty quiet. We had a balcony which overlooked the Grizzly area in DCA, which offered privacy but still felt like we were a part of the magic. We could view the fireworks in Disneyland from our room. Cons: the wifi connection and even cellular access was almost non-existent. I had heard this but figured we'd be too busy to care - but it is really nice to be able to come back to your room, relax and surf the net or stream TV or movies on your on your iPad. This was very difficult! Even staying in touch with family from our room was very delayed due to poor connection. This is unacceptable for Disney ESPECIALLY considering the price you pay for the rooms. Which leads me to my last point - the price is way too high for standard rooms. We've stayed multiple times across the street at Desert Inn for less than half the price with no complaints really. Likewise, we've stayed in 5 star hotels elsewhere for less money and more luxurious amenities. Overall, we really did enjoy it and LOVED the location/convenience. Just not sure that is enough to justify the price when you can stay at a hotel on Harbor Blvd right across the street for much MUCH less.

| Norman Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Customer Service Needs a Little Help

Would not recommend Sat, Dec 19, 2015
Let me preface with: Things were rectified by the hotel credits/food vouchers that were given to us for all our troubles. We are appreciative of that. In general, I thought this was going to be a posh experience and it was everything but. For the price of $435/night, the rooms were no better than the hotels that are 1/3 of the price over on Harbor Blvd. The room we got was no better than the Travel Lodge which I say with a heavy heart. I requested weeks in advanced and then at time of check-in around 11am for a early check-in because I have 2 kids under 3yrs who needed naps before our dinner reservations in the park at 6pm. We went into the park and waited and waited for them to page us that our room was ready, I finally called after 3:30 and it STILL was not ready. So I lugged everyone back to the hotel so I could speak with a manager. We finally got our room, but on the way walking to it, the hotel hallways looked TERRIBLE as room service trays/carts (that looked as if they'd been there ALL day) and housekeeping carts littered the hallways and this was at 4pm, could barely squeeze my double stroller around all the clutter/mess. Not the impression you want of a hotel that is supposed to be five stars. Kinda ridiculous. The room was ho-hum. First thing I inspect is the cleanliness of the bathroom, which had hair on the floor, EWW. Dust on the TV armoire, dust clinging to the back of the bathroom light fixture which I could see reflected int he mirror. Sad. I called front desk to complain about the cleanliness of the room, and also asked them to have bell service bring up our luggage. Waited 45 minutes and our luggage had still not arrived. Called Front desk again and complained to a supervisor who when gave us room credits for our stay and had bell service expedite our luggage delivery. After another 15 mins our luggage arrived and we barely had time to freshen up and make it back into the park for our 6pm Dinner reservations. I feel that Disney is a kid oriented place, the hotel should treat guests with children a little kinder and try to accommodate them as it's HARD to travel with small kids, especially small children/babies that require naps. The whole reason we choose The Grand Californian was because we thought we would be treated/accommodated with top notch service. This did not happen. We are sad, but next time we will just stay at the easier/cheaper no-muss-no-fuss hotels on Harbor Blvd.

| N/A Family

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

Our first stay at the Grand Californian

Would recommend Thu, Dec 17, 2015
Great location, comfortable, beautiful, clean room, nice staff, wifi never worked in the room despite repeat calls. I would stay there again mainly because of the close proximity to the parks and Downtown Disney.

| N/A Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Birthday family trip

Would recommend Sun, Dec 13, 2015
It was a great location to get in and out of the parks. We would definitely stay here again. The only bummer was the toilet in our room made weird noises but we can deal with that.

| N/A Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Birthday trip

Would not recommend Tue, Dec 8, 2015
Planned this trip for my daughters 11th birthday. Booked a premium room. The room was on the second floor with a view of the first floor roof. I have stayed at this hotel several times in standard and premium rooms and booked directly thru Disney. The room was the smallest I have ever stayed in. I brought some work with me and didn't have any space to do it. There is usually a day bed that can be used as a couch to sit on and this room had a small roll away. It wasn't accessible for our family of 5 for what I expected and payed. We left our room at 8 in the morning and came back around 4 when the room was barely getting cleaned for the day so we had to leave and come back. I just expected more from previous stays experience. The only conveince was the closeness to the park.

| afford Family

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 1 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

Suprise Turkey Day Stay

Would recommend Tue, Dec 1, 2015
First off, the place is amazing. Location wise you cannot get any better for a trip to Disneyland. Paid for my wife to get a massage in the spa and she was happy. The spa was very friendly and took care of her. My only gripe is that I specifically requested and paid for a room with a view. When I checked in I was told that a room with a view meant a view of the park or the pool. What I got was an obstructed view of one of the Jacuzzi's. The place is first rate and I would never say a bad thing about the property. My only suggestion is that when a guest pays for a view, give them one...

| VAN NUYS Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

5 days at Disneyland Thanksgiving 2015

Would recommend Sat, Nov 28, 2015
The best perk of the hotel is it has direct entry into california adventure land and we got early entry every day because we stayed there and it was a quick walk back to the hotel at the end of the night when we were so exhausted every step felt like a hundred. The pool and spa is a nice idea, but we were always at the parks so only utilized them the 1st day. The character wake up call was the same character and message every day, so you can only use it once for it to seem real to the kids. The hotel was beautiful, but because we are from California we've been to the Awanee Hotel at Yosemite and experienced the real beauty they were trying to replicate. The restaurants were just okay and equal to the park food with the same high prices. A lot of the main restaurants required at least 24 hour advanced reservations and walk in times were either unavailable or had 2 hour wait times. We have stayed at neighborhood hotels that were equal in accommodations for a lot less per night and offered continental breakfasts or in room kitchens to help save on food costs. We spent about $250 per day for a family of four: breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and water. (2 adults, 11 year old and 8 year old) We probably won't stay there again, but it was a memorable experience one time.

| N/A Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

not happy with accomidation

Would not recommend Sun, Nov 22, 2015
very clean and luxury but not happy with front desk service. We had requested to have room close to our parents that are older. They ended up on total other end so s didnt get to spend near the family time planned. Made a big difference on our family vacation and that's the whole reason we picked this hotel :( Complained to front desk and not much concern:( also called later on because was making such an impact on our family vacation and guess what they did for us ???? lol gave us a fast pass to one ride in Disney......5 star hotel and that's what they offer.... hmmm

| N/A Family

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Disney fun!

Would recommend Fri, Nov 20, 2015
The location was perfect! The hotel is beautiful. The lobby has a fireplace area which is perfect to relax in front of with a drink or hot cocoa.

| Yorba Linda Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

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Nearby points of interest

Anaheim Convention Center 0.6 mi
The Grove 2.2 mi
Edison Field 2.5 mi
Anaheim Hills Golf Course 9.4 mi

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

$336
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Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Mar 3, 2016 Check-out: Mar 4, 2016