You know you are heading to Disneyland, but now you are wondering where you should stay. Might I suggest Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel located right in the heart of the Disney magic! From the moment you walk into the hotel you are treated to a forest themed Disney oasis!
There are many reasons you should consider staying at this hotel.
As a mother to one young child and another on the way one of the biggest selling points for this hotel was the proximity to the parks and Downtown Disney.
When you stay at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel you are less than a 10 minute walk to your room from anywhere in Disney California Adventure, about a 15 minute walk from the entrance of Disneyland, and la few minutes for Downtown Disney. There is no need to wait for shuttles, or have to pack extra items to stay a full day at the park. You can head back to your room in just minutes!
There is even an exclusive park entrance right out of the Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel. You can actually exit your hotel and enter right into Disney California Adventure Park. Being so close allows for extreme flexibility when it comes to your family’s trip.
The Grand Californian has all the amenities your family needs. Plenty of places to eat including Storytellers Café (which has an amazing character buffet), Napa Rose which offers fine dining for a enchanting date night or a fine dining family experience, Hearthstone Lounge offers a full bar as well as a morning continental breakfast with fresh bakery goods and specialty coffees, and White Water Snacks which is exactly as it sounds!
More Disney Time! (Extended Park Hours for Hotel Guests Only!)
Guests at all Disneyland Resorts can enjoy early admission, during every day of their hotel stay, to select attractions in Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park one hour before the park opens to the public. (Valid theme park admission and active hotel room key required.)
The hotel rooms are a parent’s dream! Standard rooms come with two queens or bunk beds and a queen bed. The bunk beds even have a 3rd pull out trundle allowing each room to sleep 5 people comfortably. I love the extra details that continue with the forest theme. Lantern-esque lights, Snow White prints, and Bambi shower curtains all lend to the Disney magic. Some may miss the “Mickey” everywhere, but keep your eyes open… they are still around!
Disney really thinks of everything for it’s guests. Hair dryers, comfortable robes, iron, luggage racks, and even portable cribs are standard in all rooms. This allows for more room in your suitcase to bring home those Disney souvenirs! I forgot my toothbrush on my trip and within 10 minutes of my phone call I had one in my hand!
There are plenty of pools and outdoor hot tubs for your family to enjoy. With a giant waterslide and a smaller waterslide for younger kids your family is sure to enjoy spending time in the water! This is a perfect escape when the parks get crowded or too hot. With the extra morning hour, your family is sure to have plenty of time to spend both at the park and in the pool. Private cabanas are available for purchase as well.
Downtown Disney District
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is just steps away from the Downtown Disney District, a fun family area that boosts amazing shopping, a variety of dining options, movies, and even exciting nighttime entertainment. Plus this is all available even after the parks close!
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel also offers hotel tours, fun scavenger hunts for the kids, and they even have a spa if you can find time to escape! Plus the hotel offers many more events and entertainment options exclusive to it’s guests. Disney takes pride in making sure there is something for every age and person to enjoy. There will be no time to be bored while staying at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel. In fact you may just have a hard time getting your children to leave.
Disclosure: Disney Public Relations provided me with my travel expenses and accommodations during a recent media trip. All thoughts and opinions are 100% honest and my own. No compensation was given, nor was I expected or asked to write about Disney Grand Californian Hotel.
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