• 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
5015 Reviews 78% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 2336
  • Very Good 1503
  • Average 716
  • Poor 294
  • Terrible 166

What to Expect

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  • Cleanliness


Jun 24, 2019

My new favorite Disney Hotel!

The location is amazing and actually opens into Disney downtown or California adventure! The staff is awesome going above and beyond all expectations. We had a balcony where we could watch the fireworks at night...spoiled us for any other hotel. The rooms are so clean and the bed/bedding is extremely comfortable. The beds are on the tall side so you can place your luggage under them. Mini fridge and turndown service. Loved it!
Jun 23, 2019

Direct park access, overpriced

Mountain View, California

The service here is over the top. From the front desk to turn down service with chocolates on the pillow. The rooms are beautiful and modern. The beds were very comfortable. There is direct access to California Adventure and it's easy to go back to the hotel to rest. My biggest issue with this hotel is the price. I just can't justify paying the usual price which is so much higher than either the Disneyland Hotel or Paradise Pier. We got upgraded from Paradise Pier for this stay. We were very grateful for that and wish we could stay here more often.
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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 TourChildren’s Activity CornerGet Up & Go Power WalkFitness FusionInteractive ExperiencesMysteries of MagicPool PartiesPrivate Build-a-Bear WorkshopThe Grand QuestTrivia 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 ambience.

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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