• Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Disney's Grand Californian

Flagship Disney hotel set inside the Disneyland Resort

Experience the magic of this luxury Disney flagship resort, situated with private access to the Disney California Adventure Park.  Designed in the Arts and Crafts style, this garden hotel is crowned by a stunning six-storey lobby area and features a diverse range of amenities for guests of all ages. Bask in the serenity of the 4,000 square foot spa, splash around in three forest-themed pools and make life-long memories with the acclaimed Character Dining events held regularly. This luxury resort is the ideal option for guests seeking an upscale Disney park experience.

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Hotel highlights

  • Serene spa centre for relaxation
  • Excellent dining options including Character Dining
  • Three wood-fringed pools including one with a waterslide
  • Private access to the Disneyland Resort Park
  • Extensive Craftsman theming

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 948 rooms
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Floors have lift access: Yes

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Disney's Grand Californian

  • Approx 60 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport
  • Organise an in-room celebration arrival
  • Relax and rejuvenate with therapeutic treatments in the Spa
  • Easy access to Disney California Adventure Park
5120 Reviews 78% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 2400
  • Very Good 1522
  • Average 727
  • Poor 300
  • Terrible 171

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Jan 12, 2020

Grand CA was great

Los Angeles, California

Second time visiting this property in the last three years. The hotel is very clean and very well-kept. Magic morning was an excellent perk getting into the park I had of the crowds. You cannot beat the convenience of being able to walk back to the room to rest or grab a snack. Overall even though this property was pricey it is very nice. We had an upgraded room with a bed that converted from a couch. The room also had a small mini fridge and a coffee maker. Double sinks in the room made getting ready easier with 4 people in the room. Elevators worked great never had to wait very long. Only down side was the parking. It is valet only or you have to walk quite a distance. Additionally having to pay for valet parking was not very good.
Jan 12, 2020

Great Location but it needs work

Honolulu, Hawaii

We stayed there for 4 nights for my wife's 50th Birthday using DVC points for the Club Level. The room was nice and spacious. Nice view of the fireworks and it was clean. We never got turn down service at night. My daughter did ask them not to come do it the last night, but the other 3 we were not in the room and it never occurred. The Cast Member's in The Veranda were VERY nice and helpful. Some families w/ smaller children let their children run around like it was a playground and scream, which was a little annoying. Understand they are children and it's ok for them to be excited, but not again and again. The location of the hotel it great with an entrance to California Adventure. They have laundry service and also self serve laundry. We used the self serve and it was clean and the dryers were fast (30 min per load). You use credit cards so quarters aren't needed. We'd stay there again for the location. The beds are VERY comfortable and we rested and slept wonderfully. My family likes this the best of the 3 Disney Hotels for Disneyland.
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Disney's Grand Californian


A Magical Night at the Movies

Enjoy a wonderful classic Disney film under the stars held on a scheduled basis. Bring your own drinks and snacks and choose a comfy place to bed down for an evening of iconic magical animation.

Fitness Centre

Enjoy a wide range of equipment at this purpose-built fitness facility; great for guests looking to stay fit whilst they experience all the fun of Disney

Other Activities and Amenities

The resort has plenty more up its sleeve for you to enjoy, including a range of activities and services. These include: Art of Craft Tour, Children's Activity Corner, Get Up & Go, Power Walk Fitness Fusion, Interactive Experiences, Mysteries of Magic Pool Parties, Private Build-a-Bear Workshop, The Grand Quest Trivia Challenges

Fountain Pool

Crowned by a wonderful artisan-crafted turtle fountain, this tranquil pool is set against a forest backdrop and adorned with boulders and greenery to provide a relaxing space should you want to enjoy some peace away from the thrills of the parks.

Mariposa Pool

This butterfly-decorated pool is designed in a bold circular design that pays homage to the Arts and Crafts design of the hotel. Hire a private cabana, relax in the whirlpool spa tub nearby or just lounge by the poolside and enjoy the resort ambiance.

Redwood Pool

The main feature of this large pool area is a curving slide that wraps around a Giant Redwood tree trunk and propels riders into the cooling water. A Mickey-mouse shaped children's pool and relaxing hot tub are found nearby, making this a lively hub for your Disney pool day.

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