Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa


Disney's Grand Californian

Disney's Grand Californian

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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.

  • 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

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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
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
4815 Reviews 78% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 2236
  • Very Good 1448
  • Average 685
  • Poor 287
  • Terrible 159

What to Expect

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  • Cleanliness


Oct 20, 2018

Amazing being right at the door!

Mannering Park, Australia

Staying at the hotel was expensive but an amazing experience, approx $1000/ngt Au, the best things were you can walk straight into the disney California adventure park or down town disney district, the room we stayed in had 2 double beds, it was clean and tidy, bath shower and toilet. The pools were faboulous to come back to and r eelax with kids, with poolside service for drinks and snacks. The Laundry was unfortunately not working on level 5, and l ikmited machines available at level 2 so the resort were very nice and provided the wash clothes 4 us, after trying to get the washing machine fixed by calling the number ourselves (as not operated by the resort). Overall its so good to be so close to the resort, only a walking distance away when you have young children 4 and 6 and no waiting for buses as we had to when we also st asyed at Hilton Anaheim for 2nights. Also easy access to the resorts restaurant for the character breakfasts!! We stayed in room 5348 poolside view. We stayed in early october when the first night was a special event ngt (Halloween spectacular) where you buy extra tickets to access the disneyland park which we did. Excellent stay overall. Just need to improve laundry service, also to make it a little bit mor funner have a special disney gift for the children and adults in their room. :) Internet was free and worked well! Best to use Valet parking otherwise you may have to park across street or even catch bus in busy times. :) :) pay the extra its worth it!. Life jackets and pool towels available, make sure you take card to the pool for access.
Oct 19, 2018

Wow! Amazing place to stay

Brisbane, Australia

First time at a Disney hotel, and I can say I was thoroughly impressed! The hotel has just stunning decor, the staff were exceptional, we had just a wonderful stay. The proximity to the parks and downtown Disney is amazing. The room was clean and comfortable and as expected. It was fine for my family of 5 with 3 young children. I did request a bath and an early check in, as we flew in at 6am, unfortunately neither of these requests were granted. We ate at Storytellers for brunch and this was lovely food and great character interaction. We did grab some pastries from the bar downstairs for breakfast and had the free coffee.
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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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