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The Grand Californian : Disneyland Resort Hotel

Disclosure : I was lucky enough to stay at The Grand Californian Resort & Spa for a work trip! I was not in any way obligated to share photos of my accommodations, but I wanted to share!

The Grand Californian Lobby The other week I was lucky enough to check into The Grand Californian Hotel and Spa for one short night for a work trip!  There is so much more I hope to check out the next time I go, but for now, I wanted to quickly share some photos from my stay in an ‘almost’ Wordless Wednesday.  If you are looking at visiting The Disneyland Resort in California you have no doubt noticed there are several Disney Hotels right at the Resort.  The Grand Californian is absolutely luxurious and worthy of the higher price tag.

Please enjoy a few photos I snapped………….

My lovely Grand Californian guest room….

Grand Californian Room

This is the view from my balcony overlooking Disney California Adventure Park……………..

Balcony View Grand Californian

And the view the next morning………..

Grizzly River Rapids

The Resort is located with an entrance into Downtown Disney – which is SO convenient!

The Grand Californian Hotel Downtown Disney

The lobby alone is amazing and I wish I was a better photographer – the attention to detail is awesome.  No matter what the time of year, you may want a light sweater in the lobby of this hotel. it is quite cool.

Grand Californian Hotel Lobby

Hotel Lobby Disneyland

A little movie area with tiny craftsman style chairs for the little ones in view of their parents who wait in registration……….

Kid friendly Hotel Disneyland

Storytellers Cafe Grand California

Storyteller’s Cafe is my pick for families – especially for breakfast!  You can meet lots of fun characters while you dine!

Miko Storytellers

If you are lucky enough to get away to The Disneyland Resort for a romantic getaway or a special occasion my pick is Napa Rose………

Napa Rose Fine Dining Disneyland Resort

Is that a hidden mickey in my creme brulee?  It may be an accident…… but I mean, we were at Disney, so probably not!

Hidden Mickey Napa Rose

Oh Grand Californian, it was so lovely to meet you but I had to leave too soon!  Until we meet again!

Do not disturb


Until Next Time ~ Kate
  1. LALITA MALONE says:

    Thanks for the review, Kate. The hotel looks beautifully crafted in the Arts & Crafts style with every detail. Disney never seizes to amaze!

    • Kate says:

      Lalita – it is BEAUTIFUL – totally worth saving up for! We are hoping to visit as a family sometime in the future =)

  2. LALITA MALONE says:

    I found the hidden Mickey ears in your dessert. Ha! Oh, and that should be never ceases to amaze not seizes. 😉

  3. Suzette says:

    I have the best story about the Grand Californian! We stayed there about 8 years ago for our Easter Holiday. After our 4 day-stay, it was time to leave the following day. As is customary, the bill was slipped under our door overnight, but it included a letter offering us additional nights for $90 dollar per night!
    Imagine the kids (who had bunk beds in the room) jumping up and down when we stayed two more nights at Disneyland. It’s still one of the best memories we have of our vacations at Disney!!

    • Kate says:

      Oh Suzette that is AWESOME! We hope to stay as a family soon! I sure hope we can find a $90 a night rate – that is incredible! It is such a beautiful hotel! I wish I could have stayed longer =)

  4. Mary H says:

    I would love to stay here, but it is out of our budget. It looks like a lovely hotel.

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