The Grand Californian Hotel and Spa is the premier Disneyland hotel and you will pay a premium price here.
This hotel is for those who really want to splurge on their accommodations. The look and feel of the Grand Californian is that of a mountain lodge.
This sprawling resort is the closest to the theme parks and has a private entrance to Disney’s California Adventure.
At 356 to 380 square feet the Grand Californian rooms are average size for on property, comparable to the Paradise Pier and smaller than the Disneyland Hotel.
The Grand Californian has 745 regular rooms and 50+ suites. Many of the two bedroom suites can be split into one-bedroom suites.
The Grand California Hotel and Spa is a joint DVC property. It is both a Disneyland Hotel and a Disney Vacation Club property.
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Napa Rose – D$$$ – Table Service – Upscale Seasonal California fare and an extensive wine list in an elegant setting. Offerings include filet mignon, seasonal fish, shrimp, and lamb or pork chops.
Storytellers Café – BLD$$ – Character Dining, Buffet/Table Service – Breakfast features a standard breakfast buffet. During lunch select from an a la carte menu. Dinnertime offers both a buffet or a la carte menu. The a la carte menu features steak, seafood, salads, and pasta.
GCH Craftsman Bar & Grill – BLD$ – The Craftsman Grill serves artisanal pizzas, specialty bowls, fish tacos, handcrafted sandwiches, skewers and an array of grab ‘n’ go options in in a small indoor eatery.
While at the poolside Craftsman Bar enjoy four favorite adult beverage along with artisanal pizzas, avocado toast, sliders, nachos, salads and desserts.
Napa Rose Lounge – S$ – Enjoy the terrace view or sit by the fireplace, with a refreshing beverage and early evening appetizer or a late-night snack.
Hearthstone Lounge – BS$ – Table Service – Sit by the cozy fireplace of this lodge-style lobby lounge and sip your choice of beverage from the full bar. A lounge menu features snacks like cheese plates, flatbreads and sliders. Coffee and breakfast pastries are served in the morning.
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Three Pools – All three pools are close together in the center of the hotel complex.
Fountain Pool – The Fountain Pool provides a relaxing respite amid a serene rural setting.
Redwood Pool – The Redwood Pool includes a 90-foot-long waterslide that curves around the giant stump of a Redwood tree.
Mariposa Pool – The circular quiet pool. Poolside cabanas are available to rent throughout the day.
Note: From January 2017 to spring 2017, the pools and poolside cabanas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa will be closed for refurbishment. The pools and waterslides at the Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel will be available for your enjoyment.
A Magical Night at the Movies – Watch a favorite Disney film on select nights under the stars.
Fitness Center – Work out while on vacation at the Eureka Fitness Center, a workout facility featuring high tech equipment.
Guest Laundry – Enjoy 24-hour self-service laundry rooms, as well as dry cleaning and valet laundry services.
Meeting and Banquet Facilities
The Grand Quest – Search for clues to discover answers in this scavenger hunt through the Grand Californian.
Mandara Spa – Nurture your mind and body at this exotic retreat where the time-honored traditions of the East meet the science of the West.
In room Dining
The Grand Californian is located on the west side of the main Disneyland area. Downtown Disney borders the hotel to the north, California Adventure to the east and south, and Disneyland Drive to the west.
All Disneyland guest areas can be reached by walking. The Grand Californian is the closest hotel to both the theme parks. There is even a Direct back entrance to Disney California Adventure so you can skip the main entrance.
This is Disneyland priciest hotel due to its convenience and splendor. You’ll pay a few hundred dollars more here than at the Disneyland Hotel. We will definitely go back when we want to splurge.
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