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Disney's Grand Californian Hotel

1600 South Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA 92802

About Disney's Grand Californian Hotel

Enjoy the grande dame of the Disneyland® Resort, with its dedicated entrance to Disney California Adventure® Park and Craftsman-era architecture. 
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Amenities

  • Suites
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
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On-Site Theme Park Benefits

  • Early Entry

Disney California Adventure® Park 0.2mi
Disneyland® Park 0.4mi
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) 33.8mi
Universal Studios Hollywood™ 37.0mi
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Rooms Offered at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel

Rooms4 Rooms

Additional Details
  • Desk
  • Shower with rain shower
  • Robes
  • Vanity area with double sinks and step stool
  • Keurig
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone
  • Ice bucket
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Alarm clock with USB charger
  • Television
  • In-room safe
  • Interior corridor access
  • Make-up mirror
  • Balcony or patio
  • Evening turndown service
  • Mini-refrigerator
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Standard View

  • 1 King bed and 1 twin-size sleeper chair or 2 queen beds
  • Sleeps up to 5 guests: standard occupancy is 2 adults (extra occupancy charges may apply for additional adults)
  • Views of Disneyland Drive, rooftop or parking area
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Woods/Garden/Courtyard View

  • 2 Queen beds or 2 queen beds and 1 day bed or 1 king bed and 1 day bed and 1 twin-size sleeper chair or 1 king bed and 1 twin-size sleeper chair
  • Sleeps up to 5 guests: standard occupancy is 2 adults (extra occupancy charges may apply for additional adults)  
  • Views of courtyard 
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Downtown Disney View

  • 2 Queen beds or 2 queen beds and 1 day bed or 1 king bed and 1 twin size sleeper chair or 1 king bed and 1 day bed and 1 twin-size sleeper chair 
  • Sleeps up to 5 guests: standard occupancy is 2 adults (extra occupancy charges may apply for additional adults)
  • Views of Downtown Disney District 
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Premium View

  • 2 Queen beds or 2 queen beds and 1 day bed or 1 king bed and twin-size sleeper chair
  • Sleeps up to 5 guests: standard occupancy is 2 adults (extra occupancy charges may apply for additional adults)
  • Views of pool or theme park 
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Rooms3 Rooms

Additional Details
  • Desk
  • Shower with rain shower
  • Robes
  • Vanity area with double sinks and step stool
  • Keurig
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone
  • Ice bucket
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Alarm clock with USB charger
  • Television
  • In-room safe
  • Interior corridor access
  • Make-up mirror
  • Balcony or patio
  • Evening turndown service
  • Mini-refrigerator
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Standard View – Hearing accessible

  • 1 King bed and 1 twin-size sleeper chair or 2 queen beds
  • Sleeps up to 5 guests: standard occupancy is 2 adults (extra occupancy charges may apply for additional adults)
  • Views of Disneyland Drive, rooftop or parking area
  • Hearing accessible features 
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$645
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$602
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Woods/Garden/Courtyard View – Wheelchair Accessible

  • 2 Queen beds or 2 queen beds and 1 day bed or 1 king bed and 1 day bed and 1 twin-size sleeper chair or 1 king bed and 1 twin-size sleeper chair
  • Sleeps up to 5 guests: standard occupancy is 2 adults (extra occupancy charges may apply for additional adults)
  • Views of courtyard
  • Wheelchair accessible 
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$684
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Woods/Garden/Courtyard View – Hearing Accessible

  • 2 Queen beds or 2 queen beds and 1 day bed or 1 king bed and 1 day bed and 1 twin-size sleeper chair or 1 king bed and 1 twin-size sleeper chair
  • Sleeps up to 5 guests: standard occupancy is 2 adults (extra occupancy charges may apply for additional adults)
  • Views of courtyard
  • Hearing accessible
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FROG FAMILY REVIEW
Disney's Grand Californian Hotel*

What we love

  • Exclusive theme park benefits, including Early Entry into one park each day of your stay with valid park admission
  • Special hotel entrance directly into Disney California Adventure Park for all Disney Resort Hotel guests
  • Resort hotel guests get priority reservations for select restaurants and experiences, including Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, Anna & Elsa's Boutique, Blue Bayou and Carthay Circle Restaurant (no more than 60 days and no fewer than 2 days in advance of your arrival)
  • Craftsman-style hotel reflects the grandeur of Northern California's early 20th Century Arts and Crafts era
  • 190-foot Redwood Pool slide is designed around the stump of a fallen redwood
  • Tadpoles can go on a scavenger hunt inside the hotel
  • On-site Tenaya Stone Spa offers signature spa services including massages and body treatments
  • Breakfast with Disney princesses at Storytellers Cafe
  • Award-winning Napa Rose restaurant makes a romantic date-night destination
  • Some standard rooms sleep up to 5 adults
  • Abutting the Downtown Disney District that offers shopping and dining

Keep in Mind

  • With only three Disney Parks Hotels, availability is limited and prices reflect that
  • As the grande dame of the Disneyland hotels, it is one of the priciest hotels—if not the priciest hotel—in Anaheim
  • Some rooms do not have a sleeper chair or trundle bed, so it may be beneficial to book an additional room as requests are not guaranteed
  • Standard occupancy is two (2) adults, so extra occupancy fees may apply if booking with more adults
  • The hotel charges $35 ($40 for oversized vehicles) per night for self-parking
  • The hotel charges $50 per night for valet parking

Notable Facts

  • The reception area is based on the interior of the Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco
  • The hotel was designed by Peter Dominick, who also designed Disney's Wilderness Lodge and Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • It was inspired by the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park and The Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone National Park

Frog Family Tips

  • Use the dedicated hotel entrance to Disney California Adventure Park to get over to Radiator Springs Racers—the most popular ride in the park!
  • Take a tour of the Arts and Crafts artifacts in the lobby and dining areas during an hour-long tour
  • Budget at least an hour to an hour and a half if you take Disneyland transportation from LAX
  • Request a higher floor for less potential noise from foot traffic

Best For

  • Families who want the ultimate Disneyland experience, who have young children and/or plan to come back to the hotel for breaks from the parks, and who want to be as close to California Adventure as possible

*The views and opinions expressed here are those of Undercover Tourist.

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel Information

Escape reality at a hotel that defines grandeur at every turn—from premium accommodations and Craftsman-style elegance to Disney’s impeccable service and renowned attention to detail. Hotel guests can enjoy impressive amenities and rich dining experiences as well as utilize the convenient proximity to Disney California Adventure® Park and the Downtown Disney® District. It’s the ultimate way to enjoy thrill-filled days at the parks!

Gracious and welcoming rooms combine elegance, technology, and whimsy details at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Disney murals and details light up the rooms, coupled with California inspiration, like artwork, textured-copper detailing, and green glass countertops. All rooms are now powered with the latest technology and appointed with premium amenities—including 55-inch smart TVs, Keurig coffee makers, and USB connections to charge your electronic devices.

Go for a dip in the crystal-clear Redwood Pool. Retreat to the tranquil Fountain Pool located amid woodsy grounds, bricked walls, and rugged boulders. The Mariposa Pool features a companion hot tub plus private cabanas, available to rent for an additional charge.

From poolside to hearthside, Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa offers award-winning food and wine, cozy lounges, Character Dining, and much more. At Napa Rose, experience award-winning wines and seasonal creations for an exquisite fine-dining experience. Head over to Storytellers Café for breakfast with classic Disney Characters in the morning and hearty home-style favorites in the afternoon and evening.

Enjoy Tenaya Stone Spa, a full-service spa that captures California's natural beauty with luxuriating body treatments, massages, and salon services with premium products.

With direct access to Disney California Adventure® Park, Disney's Grand Californian Hotel is the ideal place for those looking for the perfect Disney family vacation! 


Disney's Grand Californian Hotel Refurbishments

Disney will manage attendance through a new theme park reservation system that will require all Guests to obtain a reservation for park entry in advance. Immediately after receiving your hotel reservation confirmation, visit StartYourDisneylandExperience.com to make your Theme Park Reservation.

Important information to know before you go:
  • You can check-in online before you arrive at the hotel to save time, while also promoting physical distancing (you can even check-in online up to five (5) days in advance!). A link to use the online check-in service will be emailed to guests before their visit. If they don’t have a Disney account, they’ll need to create one at Disneyland.com to get started. If you sign up for text services, you’ll receive a text message when your room is ready.
  • For easy and contactless payments throughout their stay, guests can pay for purchases at Disney-operated locations throughout the Resort using their hotel room key with a valid credit card on file.
  • For the most up-to-date health and safety information and precautions check here.
  • Planning to visit a theme park? To enter a park, both a park reservation and valid theme park ticket, for the same park on the same date, are required. Keep in mind: a hotel reservation does not guarantee theme park access (though Disney Hotel Guests do have access to a separate pool), and you’ll need a Disney account to make a separate theme park reservation. Prior to booking, be sure to view theme park reservation availability as park reservations are limited in availability and not guaranteed. You can check the reservation availability here.

It is strongly recommended that Guests wear face coverings when indoors and in enclosed transportation. Face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and older), regardless of vaccination status, in certain indoor health settings, such as in First Aid. Face coverings are optional for Guests in outdoor areas.

Some imagery shown throughout our website does not represent current operational and safety guidelines.


The following resort amenities and activities are modified or unavailable at this time:

  • Napa Rose Lounge is temporarily unavailable
  • Bell Services deliver luggage to rooms but do not escort guests
  • Deliveries may only be made to occupied rooms
  • Disney Floral & Gifts, including in-room celebrations, are not available
  • Dry-cleaning and valet laundry services are unavailable; self-service laundry remains available
  • Shipping services are unavailable
  • Merchandise package delivery to the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort is suspended
  • Poolside activities, including pool parties, are not available
  • Arts of Craft Tour is temporarily unavailable
  • Children’s lobby entertainment areas are unavailable

For more information about Disneyland reopening read here.

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel Amenities

General Resort Info:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 1,019 total guest rooms/44 suites/71 villas
  • 6 floors in the main building
  • 24 accessible rooms available
  • Buildings offer elevators and interior corridors
  • Pets not allowed (service animals allowed)
In Each Room:
  • Interior corridor access
  • Air conditioning/heat
  • High-speed Internet – WiFi service
  • Evening turndown (available upon request)
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Keurig
  • Ice Bucket
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Shower with rain shower capability or bathtub with rain shower
  • Vanity area with double sinks and step stool
  • Make-up mirror
  • Hair dryer
  • Robes
  • Iron & Board
  • 55-inch Smart TV
  • Alarm clock with USB charger
  • Dual-line phone with voicemail
  • Desk
  • In-room safe
  • Balcony(ies) or patio
  • Crib pack 'n play (available upon request)

Dining at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel:

  • Napa Rose, upscale full-service dining
  • Storytellers Cafe, buffet restaurant with Character Dining
  • Napa Rose Lounge, bar and lounge inside Napa Rose
  • Hearthstone Lounge, lounge for cocktails, snacks, and continental breakfast
  • GCH Craftsman Bar & Grill, quick-service poolside dining
  • Room service

Recreation at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel:

  • 3 Themed Pools - Fountain Pool, Redwood Pool (waterslide), and Mariposa Pool
  • Poolside cabana rentals at Mariposa and Fountain Pools
  • Whirlpool hot tubs
  • Grizzly Game Arcade
  • 24-hour Eureka Fitness Center
  • Fitness classes

Transportation:

  • The hotel charges $35 per night for self-parking; over-sized vehicles are $40 per night for self-parking
    The hotel charges $50 per night for valet parking
  • Walking distance to Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, and the Downtown Disney District

Other Services:

  • Tenaya Stone Spa, a full-service spa with salon services
  • Acorns Gifts & Goods, on-site shopping
  • Guest services desk and concierge services
  • Digital Key and Disneyland app room access
  • 24-hour self-service laundry room
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Electric vehicle charging
  • ATM
  • Lost and Found services
  • Meeting rooms and banquet facilities
  • Services for guests with disabilities

General Disneyland® Resort Benefits

The Frog Family absolutely loves staying on-site not just for the fun themes and Disney atmosphere of the hotels, but also for the convenient amenities. Some of the other complimentary benefits include:

  • Convenient Proximity, Park Entry, and Re-Entry - Guests of the hotel can enter (with valid theme park admission) and re-enter Disney California Adventure Park through the special entrance at the Disney's Grand Californian Hotel
  • Early Entry - Guests staying at one of the Disneyland Resort hotels with valid theme park tickets can enjoy early admission (thirty minutes prior to the park opening to the public) to select attractions, in either Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park, during every day of their hotel stay. Check out this blog post for more info!
  • Preferred Access Reservations - You'll have preferred access to a select number of reservations, such as Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique or Anna and Elsa's Boutique
  • Room Key - Guests may use their room key to charge meals and merchandise right to your room.
For more details about all the magical reasons to stay at a Disneyland resort read here.

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa offers accessibility services for Guests with disabilities. Features include:
  • Accessible travel paths in the parking lot, lobby, restaurants, convention spaces, and shopping locations
  • Wheelchair-accessible rooms
  • Hearing-accessible rooms
  • TTY equipment is available upon request at check-in
  • Strollers, ECVs, and wheelchair rentals via ScooterBug, including length-of-stay rentals
  • Service animals are welcome at the Disneyland Resort. There are designated relief areas throughout the Resort and theme parks
  • Disabled parking or valet parking is available at the Resort

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