Top Reasons to Stay at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
When you're trying to decide where to stay for your Disneyland vacation, there are a lot of things to consider. Location, comfort and perks are just a few things to In our opinion, there is no better place to stay than Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Today we're excited to share our top reasons to stay at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. After you've read our reasoning, we're pretty sure you'll agree.
Extra Magic Hours
One of our favorite reasons to stay at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is the Extra Magic Hour. Extra Magic Hour allows you to get into either Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park an hour early each day of your stay. You'll need to check the schedule to find out which park is offered on each of your vacation days and you must have a theme park ticket to use Extra Magic Hours.
As a general rule, Extra Magic Hours are available for Disneyland Park on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, and for Disney California Adventure Park on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. And what's really cool is that Extra Magic Hour is the ONLY way to get into Disney California Adventure Park before it opens. You can find out more about Extra Magic Hours here.
There is no hotel that is closer to a Disney park, because Disney's Grand Californian Hotel is literally located INSIDE Disney California Adventure Park. Additionally, it offers an exclusive private entrance straight into Disney California Adventure Park. This entrance is only available to guests of the Grand Californian and you must show your room key to use it. Its location is perfect for an early morning start, mid-day naps or late park nights. It's also incredibly convenient to just pop back to your room to grab a sweatshirt or anything else you may want to keep stored there during the day.
The entire hotel was recently renovated and we adore their new rooms. They managed to keep that warm, California Craftsman-style decor, but still feel sleek and modern. The rooms have tons of storage space and most rooms also have a twin-sized sofa bed so you can comfortably sleep five guests. Each room has 55-inch smart TVs, built-in USB chargers and Keurig coffee makers. Another reason we love staying at the Grand is the H20+ toiletries that come with your stay. Seriously, the spa scents smell divine. And, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for some subtle Disney touches in your room. You may just find some of your favorite Characters hanging around.
The Hearthstone Lounge offers quick drinks and snacks in a casual setting, and Storyteller's Cafe serves a hearty dinner buffet each night. Napa Rose is more than just one of the most celebrated restaurants in the Disneyland Resort; it's one of the most acclaimed restaurants in Southern California. Enjoy small plates in the Napa Rose Lounge, or savor a full course meal prepared by award-winning chef, Andrew Sutton. And, if you can't make it to any of the restaurants, the hotel offers 24 hour room service!
Other Hotel Perks
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