Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa Review and Video

by All Things Mouse Staff on September 4, 2012
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Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa is one of the three Disneyland Resort hotels owned by the Disney company. It is located adjacent to the two theme parks of Disneyland, and is, in fact, the closest of the three Disney hotels to the two theme parks.


It is so close that the Grand Californian has its own entrance into the California Adventure theme park. That entrance is officially only for the use of the hotel guests, although it is typically open to all valid theme park ticket holders.

The Grand Californian officially opened on January 2, 2001. It was built in the early 20th Century Arts and Crafts style and evokes a feeling of the National Park lodges of the western United States. The interior of the hotel continues that theme, albeit on a larger scale than traditional Arts and Crafts structures.

This hotel is the third of three to be owned and operated by the Disney company adjacent to Disneyland. The first hotel affiliated with the theme park was the Disneyland Hotel which actually opened under separate ownership in 1955 along with the theme park itself. It was attained by Disney in 1989.

Also preceding the Grand Californian was Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. This location opened in 1984 under separate ownership. It was bought by Disney in 1995 and re-branded to its current name in 2000.

Accordingly, the only one of the three Disneyland Resort hotels to be built and originally owned by the Disney Company is the Grand Californian. Likely owing to that and its grand appearance, the location is considered the flagship hotel of the resort.

The Grand Californian includes over one thousand rooms, with fifty of those being considered suites. Also found on property is a Disney Vacation Club wing housing the villas.

Guests staying on property are able to utilize the spa facilities as well as several other amenities. Examples of this include pools, restaurants, shopping, etc.

For those willing to spend a little extra money, the Grand Californian is an excellent option close to the action of the two Disneyland theme parks and Downtown Disney.

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Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa

Located in Anaheim,
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa
is near the airport and close to Downtown Disney, Anaheim Convention Center, and Disneyland. Nearby points of interest also include Disney’s California Adventure and Crystal Cathedral. Hotel Features. Dining options at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa include a restaurant and a coffee shop/caf?. A poolside bar and a bar/lounge are open for drinks. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a children’s pool, a sauna, a fitness facility, and a steam room. The property’s full service health spa has massage/treatment rooms and beauty services. This 4 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms and audio visual equipment. High speed Internet access is available in public areas. This Anaheim property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, a ballroom, and exhibit space. Wedding services, concierge services, and translation services are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include an arcade/game room, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands. This is a smoke free property. Guestrooms. 745 air conditioned guestrooms at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa feature minibars and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms feature makeup/shaving mirrors and complimentary toiletries. High speed Internet access is available. In addition to complimentary weekday newspapers and safes, guestrooms offer multi line phones with voice mail, as well as free local calls (restrictions may apply). Televisions have video game consoles. Also included are windows that open and irons/ironing boards. Guests may request refrigerators, hair dryers, and wake up calls. A nightly turndown service is offered and housekeeping is available daily. Guestrooms are all non smoking. Notifications and Fees:The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out. Self parking fee: USD 15 per nightValet parking fee: USD 17 per day The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change. Notifications and Fees:The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out. Self parking fee: USD 15 per nightValet parking fee: USD 17 per day The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.








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