• 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
5059 Reviews 78% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 2362
  • Very Good 1515
  • Average 720
  • Poor 296
  • Terrible 166

What to Expect

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Aug 19, 2019

Visit with our grandchildren!

Sandwich, Massachusetts

We are DVC members and our "home" is Grand Floridian at Disney World. Our grandkids live in Oregon and we surprised them with a trip to Disneyland last year shortly before Christmas. We stayed at the Grand Californian and were not disappointed. The hotel was beautifully decorated for the holidays. We stayed in a 2 bedroom suite which was very comfortable. The bonus was the close walking proximity and access to both parts of Disneyland. At the end of each day the kids were in the pool which was virtually out our back door. The staff were friendly and met our every wish!
Aug 18, 2019

Disney Magic

We always love traveling to Disney and the Grand Californian did not disappoint. We stayed in a basic room without a premium view. It didn’t really matter! The room is clean with comfortable beds. The staff is Disney friendly and remembers your name. The valet guy greeted us by name, the registration was fast, and the housekeepers knew us by name! We’ve stayed at Disneyland Resort and now the Grand Californian. The kids like the headboards at the the resort but it’s a good trade off for quick and easy park access from the Grand Californian. Let’s face it, you’ll never be disappointed staying at any Disney property. It’s worth it for my family to stay on property for a hassle free and Disney experience.
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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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