Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa in Anaheim, CA

1600 S Disneyland DrAnaheim, CA 92802
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Overview

Offering upscale accommodations that provide direct access to Disney California Adventure and the Downtown Disney District, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is an ideal lodging option in Anaheim. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi; a six-story, lodge-style lobby; three pools with a whirlpool spa and a waterslide; a wellness spa; an upscale restaurant and bar located on site; a snack bar and more.

Description

from Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa
Check-In: 3:00pm Check-Out: 11:00am

Property Location
With a stay at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa in Anaheim (Disneyland - Anaheim), you'll be minutes from Downtown Disney® District and Disneyland®. This 4.5-star resort is within close proximity of Disney California Adventure® Park and Anaheim Convention Center.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 948 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as phones with free local calls.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a sauna, and a steam room. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and supervised childcare/activities.

Dining
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant or in a coffee shop/café. Or stay in and take advantage of the resort's 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out.

Parking
Self parking fee is $17 per night and Valet parking is $25 per day which is collected upon check in. Please note that prices are subject to change without notice.

Age Requirement
Minimum check-in age is 18 for this property.

Check In
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges. Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and cannot be guaranteed.

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Erika K
Wasilla, Alaska
"Definitely Grand!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 24, 2018 NEW
I took my kids to Disneyland for a quick 4 day trip. Our room was ready when we arrived and the desk clerk was amazing. She was fast, friendly and super helpful. Our room was very clean and we loved the DCA park view. Bell services was great as well, bringing our bags right up to the room. We enjoyed a private cabana by the pool on our first day and had a wonderful and relaxing experience. Our cabana host “Alexis” was great. Very friendly and took care of our needs. Our servers were also very attentive and friendly. This was my first stay at the GC. I have to say, even though I prefer the Disneyland Hotel just because of the Disney touches, the Grand made a quick trip into a memorable vacation. Beautiful hotel, top notch service and excellent staff.
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NicNac503
Portland, Oregon
"Expensive but convenient"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 24, 2018 NEW
We've stayed here numerous times (because, yes, we have young children). We've also stayed at Disneyland Hotel and Paradise Pier. The Grand Californian has gotten increasingly expensive and is probably not the best value. However, if it's within your budget (and/or if you have really young children), it is hands down the most convenient and best option for Disneyland Resort. I have increased the overall rating from 4 stars to 5 stars this time around because Disney did an excellent job with its recent remodel of this hotel. The rooms are brighter, better designed, and seemingly more spacious (due to improved layout). As has always been the case, this is by far the most convenient hotel to the parks -- I can't stress this point enough. If your children are older (or if you are childless), Disneyland Hotel is a better overall value. It is definitely farther to the park entrances, but it's less expensive, has better pools, the service is just as good, and the rooms are also nicely themed and spacious. Other than proximity, Disneyland Hotel is more or less on par with the Grand Californian, save for personal preference. Paradise Pier, while a good value, is not in the same category. Do I think the Grand Californian Hotel is overpriced? Yes, quite. Would I stay there again? Yes, but probably not during peak periods at full prices. Although I'm fortunate enough to be able to afford the full price, I still would not spend $700+ on a room. It's simply not worth it for what you get, which is essentially a 4 star or 4.5 star hotel. Adjust your expectations and just realize that you are paying a 100% premium ($300-$400) for proximity, convenience, and the "Disney experience" (whatever that means to you).
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KatherineHarris5
California
"Gorgeous hotel!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 24, 2018 NEW
Absolutely gorgeous hotel! Staff was extremely kind and hospitable, Large, comfortable chairs and couches offer places to sit and relax or chat with friends and family. a beautiful grand piano sits at the ready for the talented house pianists' regular performances. Or sometimes you'll hear it playing all by itself.
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TorontoEh
Toronto
"Great location and service. Worth the splurge. "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 17, 2018 NEW
We booked three rooms here for a family vacation because we thought it was the best choice when traveling with a toddler who needed to go back to the hotel for a nap. Turned out to be the best choice for the tired grandparents too - there were days when I could not have walked an inch further. Hotel is newly renovated. We had a room on the atrium, so got noise from the lobby, but were able to run the fan continuously to block that out. Room had a walk-in shower and balcony. There is a step stool under the sink for those, like me, who find the bed high. Another room was on the monorail, but that was not as noisy as you would expect, and the kids loved it. They also loved the foldout couch in that room. The third room was supposed to be the quietest, but there was loud banging at odd hours that went on for extended periods. That room had a bath, which is apparently not common. Making the reservations had been painful. We were staying from Saturday to Saturday, but the reservations system would only make a 6-night reservation, so we had to make separate reservations for the last night. We were told the reservation system is being upgraded this summer. Also, we were told that if you reserve for 2 adults and 2 children, you are guaranteed only 2 queen beds, even if you want the children to sleep separately. When we got there, the people at the front desk, who all provided excellent service, were able to link the reservations so we did not have to change rooms for that night, and to get a day bed in the room where we had 2 older children who needed their own beds. We swam almost every day, which everyone enjoyed. The kids loved the cartoons in the lobby. There is a patio where you can watch World of Color. The fireworks are shown with the accompanying music in the concierge level, if you have access. We had breakfast at White Water Snacks near the pool almost every day, where they made eggs to order. If you can afford it, it is worth the splurge.
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SAS707
Downers Grove, Illinois
"Beautiful Hotel spoiled by the layout"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 16, 2018 NEW
Disney's GC is a beautiful hotel and the renovation really gave an uplift to some of the dreary overused rooms. We recently stayed in a 2 bedroom suite which had more than ample space for my party of 6. Additionally, it had a wrap around balcony overlooking Downtown Disney and small portions of both Parks which offered an excellent view of the fireworks. The suite showed no sign of wear, everything worked properly and housekeeping was excellent. I have one major problem with this hotel and that is the layout. We had a half mile walk from the entrance to our suite! I find this unacceptable since, with just a little planning, this hotel could have been conveniently accessible to both parks and Downtown Disney. This made going back to the hotel during the course of the day very inconvenient. Additionally, the service at the Front Desk was terrible as was the poolside food service. On our arrival, there was no one to greet us; I stood in line almost half hour to register and was given inaccurate registration materials. The initial room that I was assigned did not meet my reservation criteria, and after paying almost $10K for four nights (with tickets), I was not about to "let it go." Total time to register and get my room assignment changed was an hour and a half - way to keep 5 kids waiting, Disney! We did make it back mid-day once to rest and swim; however, the pools were way to cold to use, so the kids stayed in the hot tub while we waited over an hour for our meal ordered from a poolside server. Again, totally unacceptable, especially at the tune of $93+tip for what basically turned out to be a snack. The thing that caught me most off guard was the "pickle faces" on most of the Disney cast members - this included most of the hotel staff as well as cast members at both parks. I have never encountered so many rude, poorly-trained, unhelpful, sullen cast members in my 60+ visits to Disneyland and WDW! As we were waiting for the bus to take us back to the airport, I was talking with a cab driver who mentioned "the happiest place on earth." I told him that I thought it used to be but expressed my concerns with this visit. He advised me that it was the season - I try to stay away from peak season, but it was the only time all 5 of my granddaughters were available. He said that Disney gives many of it's senior cast members holiday time off (spring break in this case) and does not train replacements thoroughly which makes them nervous and irritable, which, in turn, carries over to their interaction with guests. Explanation but not excuse - this should not happen - ever! One more thing that has absolutely turned me off to the Disney experience is that even with the ever-increasing and exorbitant prices, Disney will not guarantee you a specific room/suite or even a specific view even though you pay extra for it a year or more in advance. I can get a guaranteed room at the Holiday Inn for $80/night but not at Disney for 10 times that price?! All in all this was a very disappointing experience. While the Grand Californian is an excellent hotel, it is not worth the price. I had a far better experience at Paradise Pier Hotel a couple of years ago. Would recommend but only under certain circumstances.
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