Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

1600 S Disneyland Dr | Anaheim, CA 92802  [SEE MAP]Anaheim, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Ideal location next to Disneyland for vacationing families
Rooms are pricey

As expected, kids are spellbound by the Disney brand enchantments, but adults are also delighted to stay in Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa because of its convenience. The resort's design draws on California's natural scenery – the redwood forests, the mountains, the rugged coast – but forgets none of the high-end musts of modern hotels. The rooms (that come in many configurations) can easily fit families, and the hotel provides additional sleeping bags for kids. The themed pools are a great way to enjoy the warm California weather as a clan, while weary parents can kick back in the Mandara Spa or enjoy a glass of wine at Napa Rose after a long day of fun. Families also enjoy the private entrance to certain areas of Disneyland, like Disney's California Adventure park and Downtown Disney District. The room rates, on the other hand, can take their toll on your vacation fun, though members of the Disney Vacation Club can receive discounts on both park admission and hotel rates.

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Location
Anaheim, CA
Hotel Class
4.5-star
Property Type
Resort hotel, 948 rooms
Style
Traditional
Best For
Groups, Families

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Scorecard
  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Travel + Leisure

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Disneyland's choicest digs, done in traditional Craftsman style. In addition to kid- and adult-friendly fare, California Adventure Park is just a turnstile away. Everybody wins.

Fodor's

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They don't push the Disney brand too heavily; some artwork and a plush Mickey Mouse toy are some of the subtle branding you'll find in the Arts-and-Crafts-style wood-panel rooms.

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Jetsetter

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The hotel also provides sleeping bags (rather than rollaways) for kids, so that a standard-size room will sleep the whole brood.

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 4888 have reviewed the Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 4888 reviews 4.0 (based on 4888 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel are decorated with solid dark wooden furniture, tree carvings and leaf decor accents. Bathrooms include a black marble vanity, a makeup mirror and subtle Disney character details on the shower curtain.
  • Bunk beds available in select rooms
  • All rooms include a balcony or a patio

Standard room size353 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel is located on the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. It is designed with inspiration from the woodlands of California. Guests can enjoy direct access to Disney's California Adventure Park and close access to Disneyland Park.
  • Merchandise delivery to hotel room from Disney theme park
  • Hotel room key doubles as resort charge card that will bill Disney purchases as a room charge
  • Electric car charging stations, charging cords not provided
  • John Wayne Airport is about 15 miles south; Los Angeles International Airport is 35 miles northwest
  • 24-hour valet parking ($30)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($20)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

In addition to the restaurants in Downtown Disney and other Disneyland Resorts, The Grand Californian has three unique restaurants that embrace the hotel's theme. Napa Rose is the fine dining option featuring regional wines and California cuisine, and buffet dining is available at Storytellers Cafe for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Napa Rose Lounge available in conjunction with Napa Rose restaurant
  • Quick snacks and small entrees are available at White Water Snacks
  • Hearthstone Lounge is a bar that offers snacks like cheese plates and flat breads, in addition to drinks and a continental breakfast; it is open from 6 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Number of restaurants3

Cuisine TypesBuffet, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

Fountain Pool, Redwood Pool and Mariposa Pool are all located at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel. The Fountain Pool offers a serene pool area that is surrounded by architecture and agriculture that resembles California campsites. The Redwood Pool features an actual Redwood tree stump that sits in the middle of the pool's 90-foot-long winding waterslide. The Mariposa pool is butterfly-themed and features ornate decor throughout the area.
  • Mickey Mouse-shaped childrens pool located in Redwood Pool area
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Spa

Mandara Spa at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel is a full-service spa that offers treatments in conjunction with the hotel's woodland theme. There are eight treatment rooms as well as a couples relaxation area, a co-ed lounge, a sauna and a steam room and a tea pavilion.
  • Spa hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Spa treatments tailored for teenagers can be booked
  • Nail and waxing services available

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel offers numerous family activities such as outdoor movie nights, arts and crafts tours, property tours and interactive experiences.
  • Private shopping at Build-A-Bear Workshop and magic lessons at Disneyland available
  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

The 24-hour fitness center at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel houses cardio and weight equipment. In addition to the fitness center, there is a complimentary 2-mile-long walk that is led by a member of Guest Services.
  • Guided walk occurs daily at 6 a.m.
  • All fitness services are complimentary
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs (free)
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats

Business

There is 20,000 square feet of meeting and event space at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel, including a grand ballroom, flexible breakout rooms and outdoor function space. Brisa Courtyard is one of the outdoor event areas available that can accommodate up to 200 guests.
  • There is a 24-hour full-service business center
  • Catering services available

Number of meeting rooms18

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Wedding

Weddings at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel are hosted in the Sequoia Ballroom or Trillium Room and Terrace. The Sequoia Ballroom sprawls across more than 12,000 square feet and, like the rest of the hotel, features elements of the California woodlands. Trillium Room and Terrace is an indoor/outdoor combination event space that can hold up to 120 guests.
  • Wedding events can be hosted at any Disneyland Park and Disneyland Resort property

Maximum wedding guest capacity500

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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