Park. Capturing the beauty of California, it offers award-winning dining; an active pool and themed waterslide and an exciting children’s pool. Enjoy magical storytelling at the Great Hearth, a private entrance to Disney's California Adventure™ Park and personalized service with a unique Disney touch.
General Policies & Fine Print
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.
Hotel Spring Break Policy:
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.
Room taxes are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating5343 reviews
We stay roughly 20 days a year.
We only stay here or at the Disneyland Hotel due to the proximity. Disneyland Hotel is better for warmer months bc of the pools, however, The CA Grabd is better if you frequently go back to the room (which we do). We usually do a mix of here and the Disneyland Hotel in the warmer months so the kids can swim on the busier days and then we hit the parks pretty hard the rest of the week lol.
Loved the Club Level!
Wow! We are so glad we booked our stay at the Grand Californian. We stayed on the club level with our teens. It was very a convenient location, allowing us to go back and forth between the park and the hotel throughout the day. Since our kids were more independent, they were able to go back to the hotel, get food, and swim as they wanted.
Amplifies the Disney experience – in every way
This is Disney’s premium lodgings at Disneyland and a measurable improvement over any of the nearby but out-of-park lodgings that I have experienced. Like the Disneyland Parks, parts of it are starting to show their age but it comfortably fulfilled the needs of our expended family of nine including five children. The good: It’s hard not to be wowed by the rustic grandeur of the grand hall – ala Yosemite’s Ahwahnee on steroids. Luggage handling and check-in were efficient and polite. Our adjoining Downtown Disney View rooms – 3161/3163/3165 – were clean, comfortable, reasonably roomy, well appointed and tastefully decorated. The bedding arrangements differed across the rooms as our needs dictated but they worked well for accommodating five, three and one respectively. Everything expected of 5-stars was there and it all worked as expected. The bathrooms were similarly well appointed, were also well lit and supplied with quality toiletries. All rooms opened to a small balcony overlooking Downtown Disney which spectacle – noise included – really comes to life at night. A plus (considerable) cost breakfast buffet is offered at the hotel’s Storytellers Cafe which features a parade of Disney characters (inc. plenty of photo ops) and is a must-do for the kids – unless you plan an early start in the parks. The not so good: Disney evidently aspires to the best here but there are a few flaws, most of which could be very easily remedied. As our family was coming for different corners of the world for this gathering, we planned this trip well ahead, but the hotel rooms were not available for booking until a few months out and even then we booked through an agency because the Disney website still showed no availability. There was a huge array of pillows on the beds in our rooms but almost all of then were of the speed-bump variety: hard and unyielding. It took some time to secure pillows that we could actually sleep on. Whilst the air-conditioning worked well, it was accompanied by a considerable amount of fan noise which, when combined with the evening hubbub from Downtown Disney, necessitated sleeping with earplugs. Finally: the food at the hotel’s Storytellers Café (we had breakfast and dinner) definitely fell short of a five-star standard. Yes, it was plentiful and wholesome, but variety and taste were definitely MIA. Mind you, that observation could be applied across the entirety of the Disney operations at Anaheim: it may be a feast for the other senses but taste is left out in the cold. The upshot: we’d still return and we’d still stay at this hotel because it was a wonderful experience for all of my children and grandchildren.
Love this place
Really loved this place!!! Rustic and cozy! This resort is so beautiful. The cast members are helpful and friendly. The rooms are clean and good sized. Loved the piano and since it was in October, we got to listen to a mariachi band for Coco. Loved the convivence of being in the Disney bubble and not having to go too far to get into the parks. Loved the restaurants. The grab and go was easy. We were lucky to stay here due to my daughter is in the military and it was one of the rooms that Disney gives the military at a discounted price. My grandbaby loved the pull-down bed that he slept on.
Great hotel for Disneyland Oogie Boogie!
Great hotel for Disneyland Oogie Boogie! Perfect location to go in and out of the park for the night. Check in was very slow, and we had to wait over 45 minutes to check in, but overall a great stay.