Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa

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Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa is one of three on-site hotels at the Disneyland Resort. It is also a Disney Vacation Club property. This hotel has all the luxury that you’re looking for on your vacation, plus all the Disney touches. The Craftsman-style architecture is gorgeous and the prime location, with its own entrance into Disney California Adventure, can’t be beaten!

Resort Overview

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa opened in 2001, with a Disney Vacation Club wing that opened in 2009. The hotel was designed by Peter Dominick, who also designed Disney’s Wilderness Lodge at the Walt Disney World Resort. It features similar elements reminiscent of the national park lodges of the early 20th century combined with the popular design elements of the Arts and Crafts movement.

It has so much to offer guests who are staying at the Disneyland Resort. Just steps away from the theme parks, it is truly a great option for your next visit. Plus, there is plenty to do at the hotel if you need some downtime. From a full-service spa to great pools and dining options, you won’t have any trouble finding something to do!

Reasons We Love This Resort:

Location: This hotel is one of three on-site hotels at the Disneyland Resort, with all of the fun just moments away! The proximity to the parks makes this resort even more convenient, with its own entrance to Disney California Adventure.

Theme: The theme of this gorgeous resort is breathtaking from the moment you approach the hotel. Filled with Craftsman-style elegance and all the Disney touches, this resort truly has it all.

Dining: There are some stellar dining options at this resort, including two opportunities for character meals.

 

Amenities:

  • Wi-Fi Service (complimentary wi-fi access in guest rooms, main lobbies, and main pools)
  • Dining Options (table service, quick service, and poolside service)
  • Business Center (computer services, print services, shipping services, office supplies)
  • Meeting & Banquet Facilities
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Luggage Service (luggage assistance, valet parking assistance, dry cleaning)
  • Laundry Services
  • Housekeeping Services
  • Valet and Self-Parking
  • 24-Hour ATM (near the front desk)
  • Front Desk Service (banking and mail)
  • Merchandise Delivery and Pickup
  • Grocery Orders
  • Concierge Service (purchase tickets, upgrade tickets, special requests)
  • Tenaya Stone Spa
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
  • Safekeeping (in-room safes with safe-keeping boxes available at Front Desk)
  • Wake-up Call Service
  • Disability Service (mobility, hearing, visual, and service animal accommodations)
  • Room Service

 

A Full Range of Accommodations

Room Types

This resort offers 750 guest rooms, including a variety of suite options. There are accommodations for every travel party available. The standard rooms are approximately 353 square feet and there are a few different room configurations and views available. Each room comes with standard amenities including a 55″ Smart TV, free WiFi, a Mini-refrigerator, a Keurig, an ice bucket, and an in-room safe. There is a vanity area with double sinks, a hairdryer, and plenty of storage throughout. There is desk space with several plugs and USB chargers. Robes and slippers are provided for each guest and there is an evening turndown available, subject to availability.

Standard View
  • Sleeps up to 5 adults
  • Views of Disneyland Drive, Rooftop, or Parking Area
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Twin-Size Sleeper Chair or 1 King Bed, 1 Day Bed, and 1 Twin-Size Sleeper Chair or 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed or 2 Queen Beds
Woods-Courtyard View
  • Sleeps up to 5 adults
  • Views of the Courtyard
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Twin-Size Sleeper Chair or 1 King Bed, 1 Day Bed, and 1 Twin-Size Sleeper Chair or 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed or 2 Queen Beds
Pool View
  • Sleeps up to 5 adults
  • Views of Pool
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Twin-Size Sleeper Chair or 1 King Bed, 1 Day Bed, and 1 Twin-Size Sleeper Chair or 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed or 2 Queen Beds
Partial View
  • Sleeps up to 5 adults
  • Views of Theme Park or Downtown Disney District
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Twin-Size Sleeper Chair or 1 King Bed, 1 Day Bed, and 1 Twin-Size Sleeper Chair or 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed or 2 Queen Beds
Downtown Disney View
  • Sleeps up to 5 adults
  • Views of Downtown Disney District
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Twin-Size Sleeper Chair or 1 King Bed, 1 Day Bed, and 1 Twin-Size Sleeper Chair or 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed or 2 Queen Beds

 

Suites

1 Bedroom Suite
  • Sleeps up to 6 adults
  • Views of Woods, Theme Park, Downtown Disney District, or Pool
  • 2 Queen Beds and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa
2 Bedroom Suite
  • Sleeps up to 11 adults
  • Views of Woods, Theme Park, Downtown Disney District, or Pool
  • 4 Queen Beds, 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa, and 1 Day Bed or 2 King Beds, 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa, and 1 Twin-Size Sleeper Chair or 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Beds, and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa or 2 King Beds, 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa, and 1 Day Bed or 2 King Beds, 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa, 1 Day Bed, and 1 Twin-Size Sleeper Chair or 4 Queen Beds and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa
3 Bedroom Suite
  • Sleeps up to 12 adults
  • Views of Woods, Theme Park, Downtown Disney District, or Pool
  • 2 King Beds, 2 Queen Beds, 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa, and 1 Twin-Size Sleeper Chair or 1 King Bed, 4 Queen Beds, and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa or 2 King Beds, 2 Queen Beds, 1 Day Bed, 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa, and 1 Twin-Size Sleeper Chair

 

Arcadia Signature Suites

Arcadia Suite – 1 Bedroom
  • Sleeps up to 4 adults
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa
Arcadia Suite – 2 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps up to 9 adults
  • 2 King Beds and 2 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofas or 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Beds, and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa
Arcadia Suite – 3 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps up to 11 adults
  • 2 King Beds, 2 Queen Beds, and 2 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofas

 

Arroyo Signature Suites

Arroyo Suite – 1 Bedroom
  • Sleeps up to 4 adults
  • 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa or 1 King Bed and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa
Arroyo Suite – 2 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps up to 8 adults
  • 2 King Beds, 1 Queen Bed, and 2 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofas or 2 King Beds and 2 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofas
Arroyo Suite – 3 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps up to 13 adults
  • 2 King Beds, 3 Queen Beds, and 2 Queen Size Sleeper Sofas or 2 King Beds, 2 Queen Beds, and 2 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofas

 

El Capitan Signature Suites

El Capitan Suite – 1 Bedroom
  • Sleeps up to 4 adults
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa
El Capitan Suite – 2 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps up to 9 adults
  • 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Beds, and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa

 

Mount White Signature Suites

Mount Whitney Suite – 2 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps up to 6 adults
  • 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa
Mount Whitney Suite – 3 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps up to 10 adults
  • 1 King Bed, 3 Queen Beds, and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa

 

Rooms with Club-Level Service

Staying in a room with club-level service includes all room amenities, plus:

  • Continental Breakfast from 6:30 am – 11:00 am
  • Afternoon Tea from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Wine and Cheese Reception from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Cookies and Desserts from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Exclusive access to The Veranda (Club Level Lounge)
  • View fireworks from The Veranda
  • Personal assistance from the Concierge Staff
Standard View – Club Level
  • Sleeps up to 5 adults
  • Views of Courtyard or Disneyland Drive
  • 1 King Bed, 1 Day Bed, and 1 Twin-Size Sleeper Chair or 2 Queen Beds and 1 Twin-Size Sleeper Chair or 2 Queen Beds or 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed
Premium View – Club Level
  • Sleeps up to 5 adults
  • Views of Pool
  • 1 King Bed, 1 Day Bed, and 1 Twin-Size Sleeper Chair or 2 Queen Beds and 1 Twin-Size Sleeper Chair or 2 Queen Beds or 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed

 

Dining Information

There are some great dining options at this resort, including two character meals. However, if you want additional options, room service is available and the Downtown Disney District is just a few steps away. Plus, guests have their own entrance into Disney California Adventure, offering even more choices.

All Dining & Lounges

Napa Rose

This upscale restaurant offers a menu inspired by the Golden State with an award-winning wine list and stellar service. For dinner, enjoy a prix fixe Vintner Menu or order a la carte to enjoy a luxurious evening.

For breakfast, this restaurant is home to the Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures. The menu features both breakfast and lunch items that will please the whole family from 3-tier towers of appetizers to princess waffles, scrambled eggs, and a selection of meats. Then, enjoy one-of-a-kind Disney Princess-themed activities from storytime with Belle to practicing warrior poses with Mulan. All children will receive a special keepsake as well, in honor of their visit.

Storytellers Cafe

Celebrate California folklore at this restaurant with an all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet.

At Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Breakfast or Brunch, enjoy your meal as Mickey and friends dance and wave hello! Feast on a menu that includes fresh pastries, Mickey waffles, hand-carved meats, and more.

For dinner, enjoy the all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet featuring delicious dishes sure to please every palate. Options may include seasonal fish, roasted chicken, a pasta station, and more. There are also kid-friendly options including chicken fingers, grilled cheese, and more.

Please note that characters are not available at dinner.

Hearthstone Lounge

This lounge offers a cozy atmosphere to enjoy a glass of wine or other beverages as well as tasty bites such as avocado toast with burrata or an artisanal pizza.

GCH Craftsman Grill

This Craftsman-style quick service location is the perfect spot to enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Mobile ordering and grab ‘n’ go snacks are also available.

GCH Craftsman Bar

Enjoy drinks and snacks at this poolside lounge with plenty of seating.

 

Pools, Grounds, & Recreation

Pools

There are three pools at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa. The Fountain, Redwood, Mariposa each offer a relaxing oasis to enjoy a swim and then sun! The Redwood pool has a waterslide and there are three hot tubs in the pool area.

Complimentary towels are provided at both pools.

Poolside Cabanas

Private cabanas are available at both the Mariposa and Fountain Pools. Relax in luxury for a half-day or full-day by the pools. Each cabana includes:

  • 2 chaise lounge chairs
  • Love seat
  • Coffee table
  • Sofa
  • 32-inch LCD television with cable access
  • Ceiling fan
  • Safe
  • Clock radio
  • Telephone for internal Resort calls
  • Mini refrigerator with 6 complimentary water bottles
  • Complimentary fruit platter
  • Towel service

In addition, a cabana server will be available to take any food and beverage orders. Alcohol can be purchased from the pool bar with a valid ID but is not permitted to be brought in from outside locations.

Fitness Center & Fitness Classes

The Eureka Fitness Center is available for guests to maintain their fitness routine, even while on vacation! With treadmills, bicycles, ellipticals, and more it’s easy to maintain your fitness routine with these high-tech machines.

Tenaya Stone Spa

Located right at the heart of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa, the Tenaya Stone Spa is an all-new, full-service spa where guests can find total relaxation. With premium products and a range of services, this is the perfect retreat for the mind, body, and spirit.

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa – How to Get to the Parks

One of the best things about staying at an on-site hotel at the Disneyland Resort is the easy access to the parks. Everything is just a short walk away, check out how to get there!

How to get to each park:

  • Disney California Adventure: Guests staying at this resort have their own entrance into Disney California Adventure, making it the most convenient resort for park access.
  • Disneyland Park: Head out on a short walk through the Downtown Disney District to get to the entrance of Disneyland Park.
  • Downtown Disney District: If you are looking to shop, dine, or explore, simply step outside and enjoy everything that the Downtown Disney District has to offer.

 

Parking

*Guests who drive either their own vehicle or a rental car to the Disneyland Resort should know that a standard overnight self-parking fee of $35 per night will be applied to the guest hotel folio upon check-out. Valet parking is available for $50 per night. Complimentary standard self-parking is available while you enjoy select dining, shopping, entertainment, and recreation experiences at this resort.

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