$304 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 9, 2014 Check-out: Sep 11, 2014

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

4 stars
1600 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA 92802
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
134 reviews
excellent

Worth the money for the convenience and proximity to the park. See full review

  • grome
  • Aug 11, 2014
Summer Fun

Although quite expensive, the accommodations were beautiful. A frequent visitor to the Disney parks... See full review

  • 808 Momma
  • Aug 5, 2014
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 water-lover's paradise, with a large swimming pool, a water slide that looks like a redwood tree, two smaller pools, and a pool just for kids. Several ballrooms and meeting spaces, an elaborate spa and fitness facility, and a gift shop round out the full hotel experience. Guests won't be short on dining options, with two lounges, a snack bar, the family-oriented Storyteller's Cafe, and the first-class restaurant Napa Rose all on-site.
Key facts
  • 948 guestrooms
  • 44 suites
  • Conference and event facilities
  • 3 pools
  • Gym
  • 4 restaurants
  • Convenient park entry
  • Spa
  • Free Wi-Fii
  • 24-hour room service
Neighborhood
The Grand Californian looks out on 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 California's yesteryears. For instance, a section of the park purposely resembles 1920s Los Angeles. Between these two parks is Downtown Disney, a lavish shopping and dining district with a huge range of activities on offer.
Hints and tips
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.

Hotel Map

33.809 -117.924
Area served
Anaheim, CA
Nearby airports
SNA (John Wayne/Orange County Airport): 15 Miles LAX (Los Angeles International): 35 Miles LGB (Long Beach Airport): 18 Miles ONT (Ontario International): 42 Miles
Area description
Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is located at the Disneyland Resort just off Interstate 5 in Anaheim, CA. Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is just steps way from two Disney Theme Parks, Disneyland Park and Disney's California Adventure Park. Plus, you can experience entertainment, dining and shopping in the Downtown Disney District.

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Reviewer score 3.6 out of 5

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

Suite
One queen bed and one trundle bed. Craftsman-style decor and wood furnishings. Cable TV with Disney Channel and ESPN. High-speed Internet access. Weekday newspaper. Multi-line phone with voice mail. In-room safe. Unique in their refined Arts & Crafts architecture and timeless decor, the well-appointed and generously-sized suites offer a rare opportunity to stay in a relaxing retreat nestled inside Disney's California Adventure Park.
Theme Park View
One king bed, two queen beds, or one queen bed and one bunk bed. Premium pool and theme-park views. Craftsman-style decor and wood furnishings. 353 square feet. Cable TV with Disney Channel and ESPN. In-room safe. High-speed Internet access. Multi-line phone with voice mail. Bathroom with lighted makeup mirror. Weekday newspaper. Nightly turndown service. Bathrobes, sleeping bags, and cushions upon request. Nonsmoking.
Standard View Room
One king bed, two queen beds, or one queen bed and one bunk bed. Craftsman-style decor and wood furnishings. 353 square feet. Cable TV with Disney Channel and ESPN. In-room safe. High-speed Internet access. Multi-line phone with voice mail. Bathroom with lighted makeup mirror. Weekday newspaper. Nightly turndown service. Bathrobes, sleeping bags, and cushions upon request. Nonsmoking.
Concierge View Room
One king bed, two queen beds, or one queen bed and one bunk bed. Craftsman-style decor and wood furnishings. Cable TV with Disney Channel and ESPN. DVD player and complimentary movies. In-room safe. High-speed Internet access. Multi-line phone with voice mail. Bathroom with lighted makeup/shaving mirror. Weekday newspaper. Nightly turndown service. Bathrobes, sleeping bags, and cushions upon request. Nonsmoking. Concierge level services: Priority check-in, staff-assisted vacation planning, access to lounge with Continental breakfast and evening wine and cheese reception.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • 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
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled

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

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.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

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.

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Guest Reviews (134)

Ratings and reviews for Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa on Disneyland Resort Property

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
134 out of 134
Amenities:
4.4
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.9
Value:
3.6

96% would recommend to a friend.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
quiltergirl
Oregon
Aug 29, 2014

Would recommend to anyone who doesn't mind paying for quality

Great stay with husband and two kids. Requested a bunk room on checking in, there were not any available until our 3rd night there and they let us move to one when it was available. The first room we had was great, the second was even better as far as location and view (although my son said the bunk beds were uncomfortable). Staff was excellent except for one incident. Lots of nice little touches like turn-down service and the maids always arranged the kids' animals every day in a cute pose on the beds. Never needed to ask for anything as the room was well equipped. I thought it was worth the price for all the nice little touches, quality services, early admission to the parks, and close location. It may not be worth it if you are a bargain hunter and just want a place to sleep.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa on Disneyland Resort Property

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dad with 2 boys
San Ramon
Aug 22, 2014

Good place to stay with little ones at Disneyland

Great location and easy access to both Disneyland and especially to DCA (with direct entry at hotel). Also great to be able to get to downtown Disney for all the dinning and shopping options. Especially nice to have the extra hour for early entry to both parks to beat the crowds. Nice pools for afternoon break. Rooms are okay but you are paying for the location and ease of entry. The staffs could try a bit harder-seems like they are just going through the motions at times.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: In Hotel

Don't bother using the direct entry to Disney California Adventure during the early morning Magic Hour as it has only two gates. Take the main entry to DCA by walking through downtown Disney instead.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Califamily2014
goleta, ca
Aug 21, 2014

Family disney fun

Great location. Private entrance to dca worked great. They even let us check in early. Turn down service, comfortable and quiet. Pools were great. There is a small slide for the little ones and a bigger slide for the swimmers.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: In Hotel

White water snacks makes for a quick breakfast.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Califamily2014
goleta, ca
Aug 21, 2014

Family fun

Great location. Traveled with 9 & 4 yr olds. Pools were great. There's a small slide for the little ones and a bigger one for swimmers. Hotel location rocks! White water snacks is great for quick breakfast in mornings. Hotel was clean & comfortable. They even allowed us to check in early.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: In Hotel

White water snacks makes for a quick breakfast.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
RichT7212
Las Vegas NV
Aug 21, 2014

Great location. Lacking in value for money.

Everything was great. Location especially cannot be beaten for a Disneyland vacation However, I'm not sure it was worth it for the price of over $400/night when for half the price (and 2 blocks further away) you can stay at Disney's Paradise Pier and my personal preference is for a lighter and airier feel in a hotel room (the Grand Californian has lager rooms but are much darker inside). So it was nice and a real treat but next time if I want early entry and a Disney hotel I will be booking Paradise Pier!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Stay at Disney's Paradise Pier for 50% cheaper but still have pretty much the same benefits. And for even closer and 70% savings (although not the early entry into the parks every morning) I would recommend the Camelot Inn and Suites that are right across the street from Disneyland!

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JFam
Seattle, WA
Aug 15, 2014

Great location!

We stayed at this hotel for three nights. Awesome location of course. On one day we came back in the afternoon to take a power nap then went back to the park. On our check out day, they held our bags no problem. They'd hold the bags the whole day if you wanted them to. The rooms themselves were above average. We weren't at the hotel long enough to take advantage of all the amenities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa on Disneyland Resort Property

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
grome
dublin, ca
Aug 11, 2014

excellent

Worth the money for the convenience and proximity to the park.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Magic hour....take advantage of it

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
rdomunky
El Cerrito, CA
Aug 11, 2014

Worked well for a difficult trip

Stayed at the Grand Californian on what was a somewhat difficult trip, since my wife has a disability which limits her ability to walk long distances and makes her tired easily. We also have two small children, 2 and 5. The only reason I chose this hotel was for the location, in order to make getting to and from the parks as easy as possible and at any time of day (for naps, etc.). In that sense it worked out extremely well. That being said it is awfully expensive, and I would normally expect a lot more from a selection in this price range. The staff were pleasant and the room was nice, but we've had similar experiences at hotels charging a quarter of the rate. Unbeatable for location, but if that's not your main priority I'd go with one of the nicer off-property options.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: In Hotel

Storybook Cafe is still one of our favorite restaurants in the area, regardless of where we are staying

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
808 Momma
Hawaii
Aug 5, 2014

Summer Fun

Although quite expensive, the accommodations were beautiful. A frequent visitor to the Disney parks in Orlando, found the rooms at the Grand Californian to be on the smaller size for the cost. The best reason for staying at the hotel is the separate entrance to California Adventure park, very convenient.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: In Hotel

Designated entrance from hotel to California Adventure on early morning entry days-EXTREMELY beneficial to beat the crowds and maximize the Disney experience!

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
A Big Disney Fan
Sandy, Utah
Jul 26, 2014

Special Experience at Disneyland

The Grand California is a great hotel and helped make our family's Disney vacation special. Check-in was easy and efficient. Room was ready early and housekeeping did a great job during our stay. The hotel itself is well maintained and pretty spectacular in its own right. Enjoyed the complimentary coffee in the mornings and the fantastic piano player in the evenings. Being close to both parks is nice and makes it easy to take a break or breaks during the day. Staff were friendly and helpful. Everything you need is close by and while the cost is significant so are the benefits.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Entertainment tip: In Hotel

Take a break in the hotel lobby and enjoy the surroundings.

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