Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa is located within Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA. The hotel opened in 2001, and is the resort’s only hotel that was originally built and maintained by The Walt Disney Company.
The hotel and spa was designed and decorated in the American Craftsman style, based on the Arts and Crafts movement of the 1900′s. The hotel is located within the Downtown Disney district, and features premium accommodations and convenient access to world-class shopping destinations and dining establishments. This hotel is truly a masterpiece of design, with plenty of elegant touches and a dose of Disney magic.
Guests can also get an in-depth look inside the magic of the hotel by booking an Art of the Craft Tour, a 1 to 1.5 hour guided tour that showcases the Arts and Crafts movement and how the movement was incorporated into the decor of the hotel and accompanying dining areas.
In addition to the special tour, other entertainment abounds at the Grand Californian Hotel and Spa. Every day at 4 p.m., guests of the hotel can embark on the Grand Quest Scavenger Hunt throughout the hotel, an event that’s perfect for families. A professional pianist also does performances in the hotel lobby, so guests can relax and enjoy some serene tunes as they unwind from a day of fun. Other exclusive experiences include a private Build-A-Bear workshop session; professional beauty lessons at Sephora, a brisk morning walk through Disney’s California Adventure Park, Pilates and more, all of which can be booked in advance or during check-in.
Other specialized services include exotic treatments at the Mandara Spa, located on the hotel grounds. There are also three separate pools – the Mariposa Pool, the Redwood Pool, and the Fountain Pool – for guests to relax and unwind. The Mariposa Pool offers 4 poolside cabanas for guests to use, as well, which feature flat-screen televisions, safes, and wireless internet access. Kids and families can also have fun in the Grizzly Game Arcade, and parents can sign their children up for the supervised Pinocchio’s Workshop for kids ages 5-12.
Various room types are available at the Grand Californian Hotel and Spa, including standard rooms, suites, concierge-level rooms and Villas, which offer guests a true home-away-from-home experience unlike any other. Each room type offers the world-class amenities you expect from a Disney hotel, and gorgeous views and additional amenities for concierge-level rooms and villas.
Finally, enjoy exclusive dining opportunities as a guest of the Grand Californian Hotel and Spa, including Napa Rose and the Storytellers Cafe. Napa Rose offers an extensive collection of award-winning wine, while the Storytellers Cafe offers a character breakfast and home-style fare such as pizzas, salads, seafood and more.
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa has remained a premiere spot for tourists visiting Disneyland Resort, and with the addition of a Disney Vacation Club wing in 2009, opened up the hotel to even more guests eager to experience a Disney vacation unlike any other.