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Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa Review

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Mar 9, 2018  |  Add A Comment


Sharing all about my stay at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa!

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa Review

Last weekend, I had the honor of staying at the newly refurbished Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa.  It is such a fantastic Disneyland Resort Hotel.  For reservations, rates and availability click HERE.

Let’s take a look at my stay!

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa Review

I remember walking in thinking, look at those comfy beds!  It’s light, bright and very cozy feeling.

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa Review

This was the morning view outside our window.  So dreamy.
Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa Review

All rooms are now powered with the latest technology and appointed with premium amenities—including 55-inch smart TVs, Keurig coffee makers and USB connections to charge your electronic devices.

Love the mural above the headboard that depicts a blossoming orange tree—with Chip ‘n Dale mischievously playing in the branches.  In select rooms, when you open the sleeper bed, you’ll find artwork of woodland creatures from Bambi to bid you goodnight.

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa Review

Turn down service is kind of my favorite.  Every night you get chocolates left on your bed.

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa Review

Love the newly designed bathroom.  Spacious, new modern tile/flooring and great lighting.

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa Review

Lots of room to get everyone ready in the mornings.

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa Review

Soft robes available to you in the closet space.

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa Review

Nice desk area, drawers and small couch opposite of the beds.

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa Review

Loved the Orange Tree themed decor in the room.

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa Review

It was such a treat ordering room service on one of the mornings of my stay!  Had to take full advantage of the whole experience right?  Lol!

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa Review

It does not get much better than a Mickey Waffle breakfast.  So fun and crazy delicious with that fruit topping!

More lovely art through the halls near the elevators.

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa Review

Ok, can we talk about the AMAZING lobby at Disney’s Grand Californian for a few minutes?!!

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa Review

Even when I’m not staying overnight at the hotel, we like to come visit this lobby when we’re at the Disney Parks.  It is such a great place to come sit, relax, enjoy the ambiance, shop, and grab a bite to eat.  You have to see it for yourself.  Really stunning.

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa Review

There are dozens of places to sit with your family, an adorable kids movie area with small kid size chairs and rocking chairs, a gorgeous fireplace area with seating and even Grand piano that gets played throughout the day.

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa Review

The lighting is fantastic too with the dramatic tall ceilings.

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa Review

Here’s that cozy fireplace area I was mentioning above.  I could sit here all afternoon.

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa Review

Hearthstone Lounge is in the back corner of the lobby with quick bites and drinks available for ordering.

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa Review

I mean…..this view!!  Isn’t it so lovely?

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa Review

The lobby also has a fantastic gift shop with the latest Disney merchandise.

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa Review

Outside the lobby, heading towards the Disney California Adventure entrance, you’ve got Storyteller’s Cafe which is one of our favorite spots to visit for their Chip ’n Dale Critter Breakfast.

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa Review

In between meeting the Characters, help yourself to the Farmer’s Market Buffet of all-you-care-to-enjoy home-style breakfast specialties, including made-to-order omelets, Mickey waffles, fresh baked goods and seasonal fruit.  See my full review of Storyteller’s Cafe for breakfast HERE.

We had so much fun a couple years ago with these Characters.  Definitely a must on one of your family visits to the Parks!  Also available at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa is the gorgeous Napa Rose for a finer dining experience and White Water Snacks is one of our favorites for grabbing quick bites!

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa Review

One of my favorite perks about Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa, is the entrance into Disney California Adventure Park.  When staying at one of the Disneyland Resort Hotels you also get the Extra Magic Hour, where you get to enter one of the parks one hour before the general public.  It’s a great time to enjoy your favorite attractions with less crowds.  

It’s always a pleasure staying the the beautiful Grand Californian.  Looking forward to staying again soon!


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    RAY S says:

    Hello nice read I had a few questions about your stay. How many days and what was the cost I am a AP member as well. And is there a bath tub? Is it basic tv I ask because I heard it was about 250 a night there if that’s the case I’d like to know exactly what I’m getting chocolates on my bed don’t cover a 250 night Bill. I have a family of 4 so AP passes a year I’m paying roughly 5k


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