Why You Should Stay At Disney’s Grand Californian (Video)



Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is a Disney Vacation Club Resort that offers its guests all the amenities and benefits of staying on Disney property. The hotel is located in Anaheim, California and is within walking distance to the Disneyland Resort theme parks. Here are three reasons why you should stay at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa on your next trip to Disneyland!

Escape From L.A.

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Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa features a delightful decor inside and out that transports you to a pacific woodland resort

The first reason why you would want to stay at the Grand Californian is that they really do capture the Disney magic by transporting you far away from where you geographically are.

Every time we set foot on this property, we feel like we’re not even close to Anaheim, where all the hustle and bustle, and noise, of the city is found. We feel like we’ve been transported to a beautiful mountain lodge. From the decor and landscaping to the architecture and amenities, this resort is truly removed from city life.

A true Disney Vacation Club experience in the heart of Anaheim, chef’s kiss!

Closest DVC Resort To Any Disney Theme Park

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Location, location, location! Disney’s Grand Californian has it’s own entrance to the California Adventure theme park!

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa offers its guests the best of both worlds – the amenities and benefits of staying on Disney property, and the convenience of being close to the Disneyland Resort theme parks. The hotel is located in Anaheim, California, and is within walking distance to the monorail into the Disneyland theme park, and even features its own entrance to Disney’s California Adventure theme park.

Disneyland

To get to Disneyland from the Grand Californian resort, you have two ways you can get there, and both are simple and quick. Firstly, you can walk out of security and hop on the monorail. The monorail will take you over by the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage attraction.

Alternatively, you can simply exit the resort, walk through the center of the Disneyland resort that connects Downtown Disney, California Adventure and Disneyland, and walk to the main Disneyland gate. Both options are quick and easy to do, it’s about a 5-minute walk to the main Disneyland gate.

Disney’s California Adventure

The resort is so close to this theme park that it has its own gate that is attached to the Grand Californian, that’s pretty cool! You can simply exit straight into the park, right next to the Grizzly River Run attraction! Amazing proximity!

The Grand Californian’s location inside of the Disneyland Resort is fantastic, no other Resort on Disney property has that kind of access to Disney theme parks!

Exclusive Disney Vacation Club Experience

When it comes to availability at the Grand Californian compared to demand, there is a limit to how many guests it can accommodate. There are 50 DVC villas total throughout the property. It breaks down to 48 two-bedroom villas, most of which can be split into a one-bedroom villa and a studio, plus two three-bedroom Grand Villas.

This means if you are planning to visit this resort each time you come to Disneyland Resort, it would be wise to purchase your home resort at this location. Booking at the 7-month booking window can be challenging for owners at other home resorts, but it can be done if you’re patient and flexible about the dates you would be traveling.

The Grand Californian is also the only Disney Vacation Club Resort on the West Coast, so if you’re looking for a Disney Vacation Club experience in California, this resort is the only game in town.

Booking a stay at this DVC resort is a very exclusive experience that any die-hard Disney fan should have on their Disney bucket list.

Learn More About Disney’s Grand Californian

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Checking in to the Grand Californian should be on every Disney fanatic’s bucket list

The hotel offers a variety of room types and suites to accommodate guests of all ages and group sizes. Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa also features two pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a full-service spa.

The hotel is situated in a prime location for guests who want to be close to the action. Disney’s Grand Californian is just steps away from the main entrance of Disney California Adventure Park and Downtown Disney District.

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is the perfect place to stay for guests who want the best of both worlds – the amenities and benefits of staying at a deluxe Disney property, and the convenience of being close to the Disneyland Resort theme parks.

What Are Your Thoughts?

Are there any of your favorite parts of this resort that we missed? Have you ever stayed at Disney’s Grand Californian? What was your favorite part of the experience? Let us know in the comments!

If you’d like to view confirmed reservations for rent at Disney’s Grand Californian, you can experience Disney’s Deluxe resorts for less, even without being a DVC member! If you’re interested in becoming a member and joining the DVC family, you can save thousands by shopping from our current resale listings for Grand Californian.

We hope you enjoyed reading about our top 3 reasons why you should stay at Disney’s Grand Californian Resort, as always, stay tuned to the DVC Shop blog for all the latest developments for Disney theme parks and Disney Vacation Club resorts.

Written by

Rachel Van Norman


Contributing Writer

Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.

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