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Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The first night we stayed in an old room and quickly changed rooms. The new room are nicer with lots of plugs and iphone USB plugs. Double Shower which I wasn't sure about for small kids but the one on the wall is adjustable to little people sized. The daybed/couch is great, easy to open and put away and a nice place to sit. We did the club level with the food which I really liked.

Amazing hotel and the best place to stay (if have the funds) when going to Disneyland.

Great to be so close to the theme park. Paid extra for pool or theme park view. Wasn't informed that pool would be closed due to construction for our entire stay. Not much of a view there. Nice shuttle service to Disneyland Hotel pool though. Have stayed here before. Not sure high price is justified, especially during construction.

Yes the hotel needs a renovation! Ancient telephones, which one didn't even work. For being the more upscale hotel on Disney property, it shouldn't didn't feel or rooms didn't even look like it. Bathroom looked like a lower end a holiday inn, very small and not "grand" at all! Housekeeping needs training, as there was mold in the sinks, dust all over the room, stained and very rough towels, urine on the base of the toilet, lighting was bad, very dim.... you get the picture. The service recovery with the Disney staff was very adequate, as I felt they went above and beyond to help make our stay more pleasant. We ended up changing rooms from the courtyard side to the Downtown Disney side which was a much better view. We enjoyed 2 dinners on the balcony (room 4151 was excellent, right above Sephora) people watching and listening to live music. By midnight the noise did die down and did not affect our sleep. Thank you to Christina, Collin and Mari for going above and beyond, we truly enjoyed the rest of our stay minus the above issues. Hopefully, we will get to try this place again once the renovations are done and actually be able to say all positive things!

We love the comfort, convenience, scrupulously conscientious staff, everything.

Comfortable stay. I stay at this hotel every year because of how close it is to the parks. Being a hotel guest here automatically grants you Early Entry every morning to one of the 2 parks.

Nice place my family love the hotel and we goin next year too

Direct entrance into California adventure, clean, super friendly staff, beds are SO comfortable, best Disney hotel hands down

Did not get the room type we requested. Has all the appearances of a time share (DVC) type facility as the room showed significant "wear". The sheer curtains we tattered and dirty, one of the sinks in the bathroom was cracked, the toilet seat was loose and wobbly, and the room temp control was not very responsive. Have stayed in many hotels in the same price range and this one does not belong in that league. Would not stay there again - very disappointing. The location and staff were great. In the future, we would probably stay elsewhere and save a bunch of money. They had a great "on stage" presence/ambiance, however once you leave the more public areas, the facility begins to fall short.

Extremely quiet room. Very close to the entrance to the parks making it convenient for returning mid day. We have stayed at all three of the Disney owned hotels at Disneyland and this was our favorite. Orbitz made it easy for us to stay here and we will book through them again the next time we visit.

The only good thing about this hotel is the entrance to California Adventures and the proximity to Downtown Disney. We paid the extra $100/night for a "premium" view and got a pool view blocked by a tree. The beds are not comfortable and bounce with every movement. Not good for light sleepers. For ~$500/night (and I got a "deal") I expected at least a nice pillow top mattress or something. I see that it's going for the no frills lodge feeling but at least have quality furniture. The extra magic hour benefit is ridiculous. We got in line 1/2 hour early and it still took us an hour to get in the park. Once we were in, we were able to go on ONE ride before the park opened. Save your money and stay across the street at one of the neighboring hotels or at one of the less expensive Disneyland hotels.

so you need a park hopper ticket to get into both parks, do 1 day each...hotel is just busy, lots of children...most hotels are busy but this one has an entrance into the Adventure Park and you can buy tickets at reservation desk....you could stay further away and walk into the park...it would be cheaper...up 2 u..

Great experience! Rooms could use a bit of updating, but overall we had an amazing time.

Great place to stay. Rooms were clean and comfy.

The hotel was under some sort of construction when we were there. Our water was turned off one night from 11pm to 5 am. The hotel did warn us properly and gave us 2 bottles of water. The problem was when we got us the next morning we only had scolding hot water! No cold at all. That meant no showers for any of us. I ended up drawing a bath and then getting ice from the ending machine to cool it down. We told the front desk and they were happy to provide us with meal vouchers to make up for it. The hotel is lovely and you just can't beat the location! I would stay here again for sure!

We really enjoyed staying at the Grand California Hotel and Spa. Great place to stay in the middle of everything! We felt a bit privileged to be able to walk right through Downtown Disney and be home! We wish the pool and hot tub would stay open later- past 9 PM for adults but otherwise all was wonderful. We have stayed at other "off site" hotels and have endured the bus trips to and from. For us it was well worth paying extra to be so close and avoid the many lines and the waiting. Definitely will save the little extra so we can stay here again.

Very beautiful hotel and friendly staff in the heart of Disneyland.

Clean rooms, great view, awesome beds, extends the magic of the parks.

This hotel was luxurious!! And exactly what I was looking for in a surprise weekend away trip for my honey, the Napa Rose Restaurant was a sweet surprise as well! Best hotel and restaurant I've ever had the pleasure of staying in. Super comfortable bed too!!!!!

1600 S Disneyland Dr Anaheim CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Disneyland® and Disney California Adventure® Park
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in Disneyland - Anaheim, Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Disneyland® and Downtown Disney® District. This 948-room, 4.5-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with 3 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and a restaurant. Near the airport, it's also near Disney California Adventure® Park and Crystal Cathedral.


Dining

Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the resort and get a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant or coffee shop/café.


Rooms

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa's 948 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies or patios, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers. Guests can enjoy TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Free local calls, safes, and ironing boards are also standard.


Property features

Guests of Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa have access to a full-service spa, 3 outdoor pools, and a children's pool. Parking is USD 18.00 per night (USD 28.00 per day for valet parking)—but if you prefer not to drive, catch a ride in the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 30 per person roundtrip. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury resort include a fitness center, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Standard, City View

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, Concierge Service

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 Bedroom (Artisan)

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Limited Time Offer Rate

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa

Everyone (29) Business (6) Couples (30) Family (189) Friends (6) Other (6)
5

paid for disney experience & location and love it!

Everyone

The first night we stayed in an old room and quickly changed rooms. The new room are nicer with lots of plugs and iphone USB plugs. Double Shower which I wasn't sure about for small kids but the one on the wall is adjustable to little people sized. The daybed/couch is great, easy to open and put away and a nice place to sit. We did the club level with the food which I really liked.

By , from Livermore CA on May 17, 2017

5

location is everything!

Everyone

Amazing hotel and the best place to stay (if have the funds) when going to Disneyland.

By on Apr 21, 2017

4

nice hotel close to theme park

Everyone

Great to be so close to the theme park. Paid extra for pool or theme park view. Wasn't informed that pool would be closed due to construction for our entire stay. Not much of a view there. Nice shuttle service to Disneyland Hotel pool though. Have stayed here before. Not sure high price is justified, especially during construction.

By on Apr 8, 2017

3

used to be a 4-5 star hotel

Everyone
Stained towel Mold in sink View of Sephora and room on the 4th floor View from room 4151 at night

Yes the hotel needs a renovation! Ancient telephones, which one didn't even work. For being the more upscale hotel on Disney property, it shouldn't didn't feel or rooms didn't even look like it. Bathroom looked like a lower end a holiday inn, very small and not "grand" at all! Housekeeping needs training, as there was mold in the sinks, dust all over the room, stained and very rough towels, urine on the base of the toilet, lighting was bad, very dim.... you get the picture. The service recovery with the Disney staff was very adequate, as I felt they went above and beyond to help make our stay more pleasant. We ended up changing rooms from the courtyard side to the Downtown Disney side which was a much better view. We enjoyed 2 dinners on the balcony (room 4151 was excellent, right above Sephora) people watching and listening to live music. By midnight the noise did die down and did not affect our sleep. Thank you to Christina, Collin and Mari for going above and beyond, we truly enjoyed the rest of our stay minus the above issues. Hopefully, we will get to try this place again once the renovations are done and actually be able to say all positive things!

By , from mililani, hawaii on Mar 10, 2017

5

always love staying here.

Everyone

We love the comfort, convenience, scrupulously conscientious staff, everything.

By on Mar 8, 2017

4

easy access to california adventure.

Everyone

Comfortable stay. I stay at this hotel every year because of how close it is to the parks. Being a hotel guest here automatically grants you Early Entry every morning to one of the 2 parks.

By , from Oregon on Jan 30, 2017

5
Everyone

Nice place my family love the hotel and we goin next year too

By on Dec 19, 2016

5

best disney hotel

Everyone

Direct entrance into California adventure, clean, super friendly staff, beds are SO comfortable, best Disney hotel hands down

By , from CA on Dec 15, 2016

2

convenient to disney parks, but at a high price

Everyone

Did not get the room type we requested. Has all the appearances of a time share (DVC) type facility as the room showed significant "wear". The sheer curtains we tattered and dirty, one of the sinks in the bathroom was cracked, the toilet seat was loose and wobbly, and the room temp control was not very responsive. Have stayed in many hotels in the same price range and this one does not belong in that league. Would not stay there again - very disappointing. The location and staff were great. In the future, we would probably stay elsewhere and save a bunch of money. They had a great "on stage" presence/ambiance, however once you leave the more public areas, the facility begins to fall short.

By , from Vancouver, WA on Dec 9, 2016

5

close to everything at disneyland

Everyone

Extremely quiet room. Very close to the entrance to the parks making it convenient for returning mid day. We have stayed at all three of the Disney owned hotels at Disneyland and this was our favorite. Orbitz made it easy for us to stay here and we will book through them again the next time we visit.

By , from Denver, CO on Dec 6, 2016