General Information

Address: 1600 S Disneyland Dr., Anaheim, CA, 92802

Resort Phone #: 714-635-2300

Resort Fax #: 714-520-6099

Reservation #: 714-956-6425

Date Opened: 2001

Resort Category: Deluxe

Room Information

# of Buildings: 1

# of Rooms: 751

Room Rates: The standard rooms at Grand Californian Hotel have three views: City/Standard, which are rooms facing away from the resorts; Downtown Disney, which are rooms above Downtown Disney; and Theme Park view, with views of the Golden State and Paradise Piers areas of Downtown Disney. The rack prices for these rooms range from $265 for a City View room in the off-season to $440 for a Theme Park view during the holidays. The hotel also has 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom suites ($655 to $1,250 per night). Concierge service rooms are also available for $470 to $650.

Services Information

Concierge Service: Yes

Valet Parking: Yes, $12/day (self parking is included in the $10/day resort fee).

Room Service:

Internet: Every room has wired high-speed internet (through a somewhat odd DSL system) which is included in the resort fee charged for staying at the hotel. The common areas of the hotel also have free Wi-Fi and extends into nearby guest rooms.

Laundry: Both self-service coin operated machines and in-room laundry service are available.

Pools and Swimming: One large pool area with a children's pool and a slide into the main pool.

Gym and Exercise: The Eureka Springs Health Club has a full range of exercise equipment including free weights and aerobic machines. Free for hotel guests.

Spa: Massages are available by appointment at the Eureka Springs Health Club. The health club also has steam rooms and saunas.

Turndown service: Yes

Smoking: The Grand Californian Hotel does not offer any smoking rooms and smoking is also not allowed on room balconies. It is only allowed in designated outdoor areas at the hotel.

Transportation Information

On foot: Use the Downtown Disney exit to visit Downtown Disney or one of the other resort hotels. During hours that DCA is open, use that entrance to visit either DCA or Disneyland (it is shorter to walk through DCA to Disneyland). When DCA is closed, it will be necessary to use the Downtown Disney exit to get to Disneyland.

Bus: To use the Anaheim Resort Transport system will require walking through the Disneyland/DCA Esplanade to the Lion King parking tram loading area.

Monorail: To get to the Monorail station, use the Downtown Disney exit and go left, almost all the way to the Disneyland Hotel. Though the monorail drives through the Grand Californian Hotel there is no station.

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Dining

Napa Rose— Fine dining at its best at an award-winning restaurant and wine bar.

Storytellers Cafe— Solid American food with buffet and menu options. Chip & Dale host a character breakfast in the mornings.

White Water Snacks— Quick snacks and grilled meals provide some surprisingly good choices.

  • Other dining — The Hearthstone Lounge in the hotel's lobby has a full bar and an extensive wine list. An appetizer menu is composed of choices from the Disneyland Resorts other top restaurants. The Redwood Pool Bar has an impressive selection of quick grilled items in addition to alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Entertainment and Shows

  • Pinocchio's Workshop — A childcare service allowing adults to get away for the evening. Children 5-12 can be dropped off for up to four hours ($9 per hour, per child) and they'll be entertained by trained staff. Dinner can also be provided for an additional $5.
  • Other Entertainment — Several times a day there will be storytelling for children in the hotel lobby. Live pianists can frequently be found playing on the lobby piano as well.

Stores and Shopping

  • Pinocchio's Workshop — A childcare service allowing adults to get away for the evening. Children 5-12 can be dropped off for up to four hours ($9 per hour, per child) and they'll be entertained by trained staff. Dinner can also be provided for an additional $5.
  • Other Entertainment — Several times a day there will be storytelling for children in the hotel lobby. Live pianists can frequently be found playing on the lobby piano as well.

Acorn Gifts & Goods— For a high-end hotel it is surprising to find that there is only one store on the grounds (though Downtown Disney is just feet away). Find general Disney apparel as well as GCH logowear and California related items.