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Hotel Spotlight: Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa in Anaheim

By Kimberly Fidler 09/03/2019
 
UPDATED September 2019 While vacationing at Disneyland is always magical, staying at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa during your trip makes it even more magical. Why? Because Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa in Anaheim has so much to offer. Check out our spotlight on the Disneyland Resort Hotel for details.
 
 

Disneys Grand Californian Hotel and Spa Exterior

Hotel Spotlight: Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa in Anaheim

At Get Away Today, we're Disneyland vacation experts. We tour each of our Anaheim area hotels so we can give personalized recommendations for your family vacation. We also love to spotlight our favorite hotels right here on our blog.

If you’re looking for premium accommodations and a little bit of luxury mixed with magic on your next Disneyland vacation, be sure to read our hotel spotlight on Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa in Anaheim. This Disneyland Resort Hotel is one of – if not the – best hotels to stay at. Why? We’re glad you asked! We’ve put together a spotlight on some of our favorite highlights of staying at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa in Anaheim below:

Location, Location, Location

There’s something to be said about staying only steps away from all the fun at the Disneyland Resort. Every Disneyland Resort Hotel property offers you the chance to stay in the middle of the magic, but Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa is the closest you can get. It is the only Disneyland property that is located inside one of the theme parks. And it’s only steps from both the parks and Downtown Disney, making it easy to take advantage of late nights and Magic Mornings during your stay. 

Newly Refurbished Rooms

On top of a great location, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa in Anaheim recently refurbished all of their rooms. Beautiful lighting, new artwork and premium amenities have all been added to enhance each and every stay at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa. We especially love all the storage space and that the hotel still held on to its Craftsman roots with the refurbishments.

Disneys Grand Californian Hotel and Spa Room

Disneyland Resort Hotel Perks

The luxurious accommodations aren’t the only reason to stay at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa in Anaheim. The property is a Disneyland Resort Hotel, which gives every guest special perks. Perks like Extra Magic Hour – the ONLY way to get into Disney California Adventure early, wake-up calls from your favorite characters, preferred access restaurant reservations, package delivery and more.  In our opinion, the ability to get into Disneyland and Disney California Adventure early with the Extra Magic Hour is reason enough to pick one of the Disneyland Resort Hotels.

Special Theme Park Entrance

Another reason Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa is one of our favorite Disneyland hotels is because of its exclusive theme park entrance. That’s right, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa is the only hotel to offer an entrance directly into Disney California Adventure Park. It’s only available to guests of the hotel and you have to show your room key and have theme park admission to use it. Nothing can beat being able to walk right into the park from your own hotel!

Disneys Grand Californian Hotel and Spa DCA

Prestigious Dining

Great perks, beautiful theming, luxurious rooms… What else could Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa need to set it apart from the rest? While it certainly doesn’t need anything else, the prestigious dining options offered at the hotel truly make it an even better experience. The hotel is home to Napa Rose, an upscale restaurant that has won award after award for the cuisine created by Chef Andrew Sutton. It’s a treat to dine here, especially if you have a chance to glimpse Chef Sutton himself at work! You can also enjoy small plates and drinks in the Napa Rose Lounge, or take your princess to the Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures for an exclusive experience you're sure to remember forever.

Disneys Grand Californian Hotel and Spa Napa Rose

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa in Anaheim is also home to Storytellers Café, where you can dine with the characters each morning and into the early afternoon with Mickey's Tales of Adventure Breakfast and Brunch. If you’re focused on getting to the parks, you can grab a quick bite to eat at Hearthstone Lounge or the GCH Craftsman Grill, formerly where White Water Snacks was located. Additionally, the GCH Craftsman Bar is one of the newest dining locations. You can order small plates and unique beverages at this stunning poolside bar. No matter which restaurant's menu you choose to enjoy, we’re confident you’ll be amazed by the quality, service and taste.

Disneys Grand Californian Hotel and Spa Craftsman Bar

Grand Lobby

Have you ever walked into a hotel and been amazed? So amazed that you just wanted to sit in the lobby and take a few minutes to appreciate the craftsmanship? Well, that’s exactly how you’ll feel at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa. The lobby is enchanting, so much so that even guests staying at different hotels have it on their lists to stop by and admire.

When you stay at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa, you’ll be able to relax in the lobby as much as you’d like. We suggest spending some time kicking up your feet there after a day in the park – the warm glowing light, gentle piano music and overall atmosphere are something you won’t soon forget. Your kids will love it too, as they have their own special corner where they can watch Disney cartoons in tot sized chairs. It's adorable.

Disneys Grand Californian Hotel and Spa Lobby

And if you happen to be visiting during different times of the year, you will likely catch some special displays. During the holidays, a multi story Christmas tree is the lobby's focal point. The lobby has also been home to gingerbread displays, Mickey's birthday cake and other fun surprises. It's always worth a visit to the lobby.

Entertainment for All Ages

Lastly, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa in Anaheim offers entertainment for everyone in your family. Family movie nights, three themed pools - including one with a 90-foot water slide, trivia challenges, scavenger hunts and the Art of Craft Tour are just a few of the fun things you can do during your stay. Add that to all the fun just waiting for you in Downtown Disney and at the parks, and you can see your family is in for the time of their lives.

Disneys Grand Californian Hotel and Spa Pool

How to Book Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

We don’t know about you, but we’re ready to book our next Disneyland vacation at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa in Anaheim right now. While the hotel is definitely a splurge, you can save when you book with Get Away Today. Our discount Disneyland tickets and reduced rates –  including up to 30% off at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa – will help make your Disneyland vacation affordable. Book online now or call our travel experts at 855-GET-AWAY.

 
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Kimberly Fidler