Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

The rich history and natural beauty of California are captured in the elegant, Craftsman-style architecture of this hotel. Home to the world-class Mandara Spa, the award-winning Napa Rose restaurant, and featuring a private entrance into Disney California Adventure® Park, the hotel offers enough luxuries to keep all senses indulged for any length of stay. Both theme parks and the Downtown Disney District are within walking distance. Guests staying at this hotel will enjoy benefits such as Extra Magic Hour, Key to the Magic Card, plus Package Express.

Flight + Hotel

7 Nights Room Only

from £2,764 per person

Secure today from £39pp

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Hotel only

Room Only

from £503 per person per night

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Facilities

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    Kids pool
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    Gym
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    Wifi

Location

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Anaheim, California, USA

Address: 92802, 1600 South DisneyLand Drive, Anaheim, USA

Phone: +17146352300

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Disney outdoes itself again

Jan 2022 | leslieander
Disney Anaheim is a safe , vibrant place to visit during Covid, in so many ways. Great clean outdoor place, friendly, delicious. The experience is an overall excellent place to experience some light in this time of doom. Be safe , bring hand sanitizer, and your mask , and visit Disney.

Location, Location, Location

Jan 2022 | 50statestraveler
Staying at the Grand Californian Hotel and Spa has been a bucket list item of mine ever since my first visit to California Adventure. It is an absolutely beautiful hotel right next to California Adventure and Downtown Disney. Now that I am older, it is difficult for me to be on my feet and walking all day. Staying at the Grand Californian seemed like the best option when we decided to visit California Adventure and Disneyland for my adult son’s birthday. We arrived at the hotel, a little after 8:00 am. We checked in at the security gate and were able to valet park ($50) our car within minutes. There was a long line of people wanting to check in (check in time is 3;00 pm) and I wanted to get a Happy Birthday button for my son. A cast member was directing guests to the available front desk cast members. I went directly up to her and inquired about the button. She immediately went to a desk and gave my son his button. We entered California Adventure through the hotel by 8:15 am! There is a Disneyland app that allows you to check into your hotel without visiting the front desk. It also holds your park tickets and you can make dining reservations (if you can find any) and purchase lightening lane passes which I highly suggest you do. Thanks to the lightening lane passes, getting to the park early, and the ability to pre-order our lunch in the morning, we were finished with California Adventure by 1:00 pm! My husband and son headed off to Disneyland, while I went to the hotel to wait until I received a text that our room was ready. The lobby is so pretty, it was still decorated for Christmas. There were plenty of large over-stuffed leather chairs and couches available, and even an inviting fireplace. While I sat in the comfortable chair, I listened to Christmas music being played on the piano. It was an incredible experience. The line to check in remained long, at 2:50 pm I received my text that our room was ready. I headed with my California Adventure purchases to our room. The hotel is enormous and the signs are a little confusing. I ended up walking in a circle before I realized there was another hallway hidden behind a row of rooms. After walking down 4 long hallways, I ended up at room 4450. We paid $716 for our room ( $612 room, $92 occupancy tax, and $12 tourism assessment) and I must say, I was disappointed when I saw it. It was small, particularly the bathroom and dressing area. We paid for a standard room but had a partial view of California Adventure. We were next to Soarin’ and could see the Guardians of the Galaxy ride in the distance. When I picked up the phone to call the bell hop for our luggage the cordless phone was dead. I had to use my cell phone to call the hotel and ask to be transferred to the bell hop. The operator said she would report our phone issue and someone would be up to fix it. The bell hop got to our room with our luggage within 10 minutes, I was surprised considering how busy the hotel was. By 5:30 pm my husband and son were back. They were able to go on every ride they wanted to in Disneyland thanks to the lightening lane feature. No one had been up to fix the phone. We headed out to dinner in Downtown Disney. We looked for reservations over a month before our trip and there were none to be found. Since it was his birthday, he chose Naples a Italian Restaurant. We couldn’t add our name to a waitlist on the app, but we could add our name to a walk-up waitlist. At 5:45 pm the wait was 1 1/2 hours. They took my son’s cell phone number and we were told that we would be notified when our table was ready and our entire party had to be present within 5 minutes of the text or they would give away our table. We decided to go have a cocktail before dinner. The good thing was, my son was able to track how quickly our table was going to be ready. We arrived in plenty of time and our table was ready 30 minutes early! We were quickly seated and enjoyed a lovely dinner. The following morning we headed back to Downtown Disney and bought beignets and coffee for breakfast! When we returned to our room, and the curtains were open, we could see a visible layer of dust on our telephone and nightstand between the beds. We also found a plastic clothing tag attachment that wasn’t ours, on the bathroom floor. It made me feel uneasy that our room had not been cleaned as well as it should have been in light of COVID. :-( My husband tried the phone again, and this time it worked. We never saw anyone fix it, perhaps they came when we were at dinner or breakfast or maybe it charged enough to work. He called the valet and were told our car would be available in 5-10 minutes. When we got down to the valet, it was just pulling up. Would I stay here again? Probably not but I’m glad I fulfilled one of my bucket list items. Staying at the Grand Californian: Pros: Location, Location, Location Top notch A+ friendly service Gorgeous lobby Easy access to California Adventure and Downtown Disney Cons: Cost, not worth $700+/night more like $400 due to it’s location Huge resort requires a lot of walking Small room not worth the price Housekeeping/Cleanliness issue

Better late than never

Jan 2022 | Brian_P_in_KC
This was our Welcome Home stay as DVC members. We wanted to buy to book at 11 months because renting points here is impossible anymore. The trip was postponed from May due to the property's closure (a trip which was in turn postponed from September 2020). The only minor hiccups were no toiletries in our room. Housekeeping took a while to bring up the soaps and shampoos, but they did bring a huge bagful of products. The hotel looked great for Halloween with a huge Oogie Boogie in the lobby. Everything was immaculate as usual, and our balcony looked right into Pixar Pier. We ate breakfast while the Silly Symphony Swings and Golden Zephyr tested each morning.