• 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

  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    10:00
  • 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
5123 Reviews 78% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 2403
  • Very Good 1522
  • Average 727
  • Poor 300
  • Terrible 171

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Jan 21, 2020

Pricey but convenience is unbeatable

We stay here every December for the convenience factor, beautiful Christmas decor and special offerings including live singers, Santa in the lobby, and a holiday bar set up with great drinks and treats. This last stay we hung out in the lobby for an hour and Pluto was roaming through the lobby and my boys got to give him a hug and hang out with him. The rooms aren't overly large but you can comfortably fit 3 kids and 2 adults and it has a nice little outdoor balcony to have coffee on. The pool and slides are great and I am loving the great new outdoor restaurant/bar space by the pool. And you just can't beat the direct access to CA adventure or DT Disney. I also think the GC has the best character breakfast offering with Story teller's Cafe. It's pricey but the food is good and the characters spend a lot of time with you. Still haven't had the chance to check out Napa Rose, next time!
Jan 18, 2020

Wonderful Visit to Disney!

penelope1976

Yes, the hotel is expensive, but it is a wonderful place to stay! Clean rooms and the location can't be beat! We were able to wander over to downtown Disney and eat which was very convenient! Also the Magic Morning perk makes the cost a little easier to stomach! No complaints from me! We'll definitely be back!
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Disney's Grand Californian

Facilities

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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