Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is Now Open

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Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, a AAA Four-Diamond hotel, is an upscale retreat with a theme and architectural style reminiscent of the California Arts and Crafts era at the turn of the 20th century. This picturesque hotel will once again welcome guests when it reopens to the public on April 29, 2021, with room reservation bookings beginning April 15, 2021.

Conveniently located in the center of the Disneyland Resort, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa offers supreme accommodations and amenities to ensure each stay is magical, just steps from the gateway of the Downtown Disney District to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park.

Bringing the same enchanting Disney magic, quality and genuine hospitality visitors have come to know and expect, hotel guests can enjoy convenient proximity to the theme parks,* well-appointed accommodations, sparkling pools, cabana service and even special Disney character wake-up calls upon request. Guests may enjoy a delicious bite and refreshing drink at GCH Craftsman Bar and Grill or at Hearthstone Lounge, with sit-down dining and mobile order options available.

The Disneyland Resort is committed to the health and well-being of guests and cast members, has implemented enhanced cleanliness procedures, including increased cleaning in high-traffic areas, online check-in and options for cashless payments. During the phased reopening, some hotel services, dining, amenities, activities, and offerings may be modified, limited in capacity or unavailable in order to accommodate physical distancing and other health guidelines.

Guest ages 2 and older must wear an appropriate face-covering in public areas at the hotel, including those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine. Guests may remove their face covering while swimming or actively eating or drinking, but must be stationary and maintain proper physical distancing. Guests can visit Disneyland.com or the Disneyland app for the latest details.

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  • Hearthstone Lounge is a lodge-like cozy setting, ideal for enjoying cocktails, appetizers and desserts by a crackling fireplace.
  • GCH Craftsman Bar is a new poolside lounge, open to the public, featuring shareable dishes, desserts, kids’ meals, craft cocktails, California wines and craft beers.
  • GCH Craftsman Grill is a newly refurbished grab-and-go eatery serving a variety of items from waffles and bagels to salads and burgers.
  • Napa Rose and Storytellers Café will reopen at a later date, which is yet to be determined.

The Villas: The 50 two-bedroom equivalent vacation villas, part of Disney Vacation Club’s innovative vacation ownership program, including kitchens, living and dining areas and other home-like amenities. These accommodations reopen May 2, 2021.

Special Access: Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa has a special entrance from Disney California Adventure to the hotel and that gives hotel guests convenient access back to their rooms after a day of fun-filled adventures. A separate park reservation and a valid ticket are required.

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Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Five Things to Know Prior to Arrival:

  • Guests can check-in online, up to five days in advance before they arrive to the hotel which saves time, while also promoting physical distancing. A link to use the online check-in will be emailed before their visit. Guests will need a Disney account and can create one by going to Disneyland.com.  
  • Guests should review the new Health & Safety Acknowledgement prior to their arrival. This is located on the Hotels “Know Before You Go” webpage.
  • Upon arrival, for those guests who have used the online check-in service and have agreed to receive text messages, can receive a text message when their room is ready. Then, they simply stop by the Front Desk to pick up their key. For easy and contactless payments throughout their stay, guests can pay for purchases at Disney-operated locations using their hotel room key with a valid credit card on file.
  • It is highly recommended to download the Disneyland app ahead of time, which will play a more important role than ever during a visit to the Disneyland Resort. It’s strongly encouraged to plan ahead and utilize mobile ordering for food and beverage purchases from select locations, as well as check park hours, view maps and other important resort updates. It is helpful to have notification and location services turned on the phone.**
  • The morning of check-out, there is no need for guests to visit the Front Desk, unless they receive a message or have a question. They will be automatically checked out for their convenience. 

Guests planning to visit a theme park during their stay will need a valid theme park ticket and a park reservation for the same park on the same date.  Theme park reservations need to be made separately and a Disney account is required.  At this time, only California residents in party sizes no larger than 3 households may visit the theme parks, per state guidance.

Here’s a tip: when planning to visit the theme parks, guests should make their theme park reservation first before booking their hotel room, as a resort hotel room reservation does not guarantee theme park access. For room reservations and travel packages, contact [email protected] for a FREE no-obligation quote.

*Hotel reservations do not guarantee theme park access. To enter a park, a park reservation and a valid admission ticket is required. 

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