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New Pool Deck at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

June 7, 2017

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa at the Disneyland® Resort is currently undergoing an exciting hotel-wide renovation—the most extensive refurbishment since the hotel’s 2001 opening. Guests have already been enjoying some of the updates—with many new Guest rooms already available and the redesigned pool area now open for summer fun! Here’s a look at some of the details found at the refreshed pool deck.


Grand Californian Pool Update


Each pool area was designed with a variety of natural stones and brick to not only create a warm and welcoming environment, but also define three distinct pool settings. In keeping with the Arts and Crafts style of the hotel, the stone work was hand-laid by master stone masons.


The Redwood Pool, with its irregular shape, features earthy, organic-feeling materials, including rustic brown flagstone and multicolored brick bands and slide accents. Situated just behind the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail in Disney California Adventure park, the 90-foot-long waterslide curves around a giant Redwood tree stump!


Golden flagstone is used throughout the Fountain Pool. The new urn-shaped fountain serves as the pool area’s centerpiece. The original turtle fountain can now been seen nestled in the garden as a fun addition to the Craftsman-inspired landscape.


The quiet Mariposa Pool features serene bluestone laid in an ashlar (or rectangular) pattern creating a sleek look. For Guests who wish to stretch out and relax, private cabanas line the edge and are available for half-day or full-day rentals.

To begin planning your visit to Disneyland Resort, call 855-434-9397

or request a quote online!

Reimagining Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa!

March 7, 2017

Grand Californian Refurb 1


Today, we’re excited to share details surrounding the exciting renovation currently underway at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at the Disneyland® Resort! The most extensive refurbishment since its opening, Walt Disney Imagineering has developed an impressive plan that not only elevates the premium hotel experience, but also brings a modern approach to the Arts & Crafts design style. The hotel-wide refresh will include reimagining all guest rooms, pool areas and the concierge-level Craftsman Club as well as new furniture for the lobby.

Recently named a AAA Four Diamond hotel by the Automobile Club of Southern California for the sixteenth year in a row, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa opened in 2001 as a deluxe retreat capturing the romantic spirit of California’s Arts & Crafts movement in the early 20th century.


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Guest rooms will be completely redesigned to create a fresh sense of luxury. Every single element will be new—from the floors and walls to the furnishings, beddings and linens as well as upgraded bathrooms. Upon entry, you will notice hardwood flooring transition into soft, bright-toned carpeting. The room decor is a contemporary take on the Arts & Crafts style featuring all-new furniture made of natural oak, specially designed for each room, as well as California-inspired artwork created by artists and Imagineers, including beautiful headboard walls with wood inlay designs featuring orange trees and Chip ‘n Dale! Guests with a sharp eye will catch other uniquely Disney details throughout these newly refreshed rooms.

Refurbishments are well underway at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and Guests will begin enjoying the first phase of refreshed guest rooms soon. The multi-phase roll-out is expected to be completed by the end of 2017. Stay tuned for more updates!

Do you want to experience the luxury at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa?

Call us at 855-434-9397!

Disneyland Hotels Video Overview

February 10, 2016

There’s no question that Disneyland Hotels are the place to stay when you go to Disneyland — if you can afford them.  Located in the middle of the magic, the Hotels of Disneyland® Resort offer an array of benefits to make your Disneyland vacation as magical as can be.  Each has its own distinctive selection of shopping and dining experiences and themed pool areas that add a splash of excitement to your day.


When you choose one of the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort, you get so much more than just a place to stay. You and your family will enjoy legendary Disney service and, perhaps best of all, you’ll be surrounded by unforgettable Disney magic throughout your entire vacation.

The hardest part is deciding which hotel to choose.

What are your options?

  1. The luxury of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa, with its stately California elegance, towering pines and warm, rich wood tones.
  2. The magic of the themed pools, assorted dining options and luxurious rooms at the Disneyland Hotel
  3. The laid-back atmosphere, seaside theme, rooftop pool, and bright and breezy rooms at Disney’s Paradise Pier® Hotel


What are the benefits of staying at one of the three Disneyland Hotels?

Extra Magic Hour allows you to enjoy select attractions in either Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure®Park one hour before the park opens. Plus, with quick and easy access to Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park and the Downtown Disney®, you are just steps from everything Disneyland Resort has to offer.

Want assistance choosing the right Disneyland Hotel for you?

Contact us with your questions or request a no-obligation quote.


Disneyland Hotels

The Monorail Slides at one of the pools at the Disneyland Hotel!


Disneyland Hotels Pool

A great view of one of the pools at the Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.


Save up to 20% on Premium Rooms at Disneyland!

September 17, 2014



Save up to 20% on Premium rooms at a Disneyland Resort Hotel on select Sunday – Thursday nights!

View from Paradise Pier hotel room

The view of Disney California Adventure from Paradise Pier Hotel.



Save up to 20% on Premium rooms at a Disneyland Resort Hotel on select Sunday – Thursday nights from 10/26/14 to 12/18/14.**

This special offer ends on 11/19/14 so act fastWhen you stay at one of the themed Disneyland Resort Hotels, you’ll be staying right in the middle of all the excitement.  Not only are these hotels just steps away from the Theme Parks and the Downtown Disney District, they also provide you with the full Disneyland Resort experience where you can keep the magic going day and night.

Why not turn your hotel stay into an unforgettable vacation?  Choose to upgrade to a 2-night or longer vacation package — including Theme Park tickets — and enjoy a variety of magical extras that will make your stay more memorable than ever!

Request a free, no-obligation quote, or call James at 855-434-9397 for more information.


A room with a magical headboard at the Disneyland Hotel.

A room with a magical headboard at the Disneyland Hotel.


View from Disneyland Hotel room

The view from a Disneyland Hotel room.


**Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room at the same hotel for select Sunday through Thursday nights between 10/26/14 – 12/18/14. Book from 9/17/14 through 11/19/14 with travel completed by 12/19/14. Blockout dates of 10/31/14, 11/1/14, 11/7/14, 11/8/14, 11/13/14 through 11/16/14 and 11/21/14 through 12/13/14 apply. 20% savings available on Premium, Deluxe and Woods/Garden/Courtyard rooms; select Concierge rooms; and Paradise, Artisan and Regal suites. Ask about savings in other room types. Not valid on previously booked rooms. Advance reservations required. Subject to availability as the number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Excludes applicable fees and taxes. Limit two (2) rooms per reservation and five (5) people maximum per room. Not valid in combination with any other hotel discounts or offers. Subject to restrictions and change without notice. Separate Theme Park admission required to enjoy the Parks.

Disneyland’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

August 20, 2014

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is Disneyland’s flagship resort hotel.   The lobby alone is enough to make your jaw drop with the vast arching beams overhead.  Themed to the Arts and Crafts movement of the early 1900’s, the level of craftsmanship and detail is evident in both the large and small details throughout the hotel.  The Grand Californian also boasts a special Guests-only entrance into the Disney California Adventure theme park.

Grand Californian Hotel Lobby

Grand Californian Hotel Lobby

Grand Californian Hotel Lobby Detail

Grand Californian Hotel Lobby from the 2nd floor

Grand Californian Hotel Lobby Piano Player


The Grand Californian has 948, 44 suites, and 71 villas.  The standard rooms accommodate up to 5 Guests, and many of the rooms offer beautiful views of Disney California Adventure, Downtown Disney, or one of the three pool areas.  The typical standard room has two queen beds and is between 356 – 380 square feet.  The beds are very comfortable, and all Guests receive nightly turn-down service.  (For those of you unfamiliar with turn-down service, they will “turn down” your bedding, close the draperies, turn on the light, and leave little chocolates on your pillow.  If you think this is totally unnecessary, try it for a week and then go back to a resort without it.  I promise that you’ll miss it a lot!)

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There are plenty of recreational options as well.  There is, of course, the Bali-inspired Mandara Spa.  You can experience Storytelling at the Great Hearth and a fascinating tour called the Art of the Craft Tour which will give anyone a great appreciation for the effort that went into designing the hotel.  There is Pinocchio’s Workshop, a supervised kids’ activity center.  And there are three amazing swimming pools, including a 100-foot water slide styled around the stump of a giant fallen redwood tree.

Grand Californian Hotel Pinocchio's Workshop Sign

Grand Californian Hotel Pinocchio's Workshop Interior

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The hotel offers some great dining options:

  • Napa Rose – The hotel’s flagship restaurant and Signature Dining experience, the restaurant  features expansive windows overlooking Disney California Adventure and an open air terrace with fire pits.
  • Napa Rose Lounge – Located adjacent to Napa Rose, indoor and outdoor seating is available on the terrace.
  • Storytellers Cafe – This restaurant offers a breakfast with Disney Characters every morning, and “home-style” favorites at lunch & dinner.  The decor includes beautiful murals depicting scenes from famed Californian stories.
  • Hearthstone Lounge – This lounge is designed in a lodge like atmosphere and indoor fireplace which features a hearth and a porch which overlooks Disney California Adventure and outside fireplaces.
  • White Water Snacks – This quick service snack bar evokes the atmosphere of a campground picnic pavilion complete with nearby waterfall and located nearby the Redwood pool.

As you would expect at Disneyland’s flagship hotel, the staff is top-notch.  The beauty and comfort of the hotel, plus the convenience of being literally steps away from California Adventure or Downtown Disney (and only a five minute walk to Disneyland) make it evident that the only downside  to the Grand Californian is simply that once you have stayed here it may end up being the only place you ever want to stay when you visit Disneyland!