Grand Californian Super Thread Updated 11/7/13

DmaxHawk

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Edited: 11/7/13

Well lately I've been seeing a lot of questions being asked about the Grand Californian, and since I will be staying there in March, I thought it would be helpful to make an information super thread about it. So if anyone has any specs on the building, room related information, or general tips or info, feel free to post it up. I'll try to update this thread when new stuff comes in.

Starting off, here is what I have so far...​

Whats new with the Superthread?
Added the view of room 5518 in "various room views" section

The Grand Californian




Address:
1600 S. Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802
Phone: 714-635-2300



Hotel Brochure



Misc Hotel Info



Concierge Lounge

Concierge Lounge Info and Pics Part 1​



Entrance Information



How Far is the Walk?




Maps/Blueprints
All of the maps found on this thread can be found
HERE..





Pictures





General Room Information/Services


Various Room Views




Room Types:

Click on what you would like to see:

Villas


Suites


Standard Rooms/Studios



Dining
Dining Options



Hotel Specifications
Who and What


Grand Californian DVC Villa Information (sold out)
DVC Info


General:
Villas are located in the new wing and have 500 numbers assigned to them.
Built 2001


Other info that would be included in this thread:

Square footage of the building.
Pool times

You see what I'm trying to get at?
If you have ANY information/specs on the GC post it up and I'll update it.

Lets make this the #1 source for anyone looking for info on this hotel :goodvibes
Thanks

Sources: wdwinfo.com, disney.com, disneylandresort.com, hotels.com, ineedavacation.com, archrecord.construction.com, misc board members.​
 
  • heatherleigh

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    I was just reading about it on the link, because I'm interested in the standard rooms there. The info there says a standard room can include a bunkbed. Is this true? I thought the bunk beds were only in the suites. I'm also wondering if the rooms also have a pull out couch. The link says it just has two beds. I have 5 in my party, so we will need a couch in addition to the two beds.
     

    Krissy Marissy

    <font color=darkorchid>I LOVE the MC!!! I eat one
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    They do have some rooms with bunkbeds but they are limited so not guaranteed. Also they are not standard size, they are for children so it would be less than ideal for two teens/adults. There is no pullout bed/sleeper sofa in standard rooms. You would need 2 rooms or a suite. I love the GCH, it's the only place we like to stay! :)
     

    DmaxHawk

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    They do have some rooms with bunkbeds but they are limited so not guaranteed. Also they are not standard size, they are for children so it would be less than ideal for two teens/adults. There is no pullout bed/sleeper sofa in standard rooms. You would need 2 rooms or a suite. I love the GCH, it's the only place we like to stay! :)
    Are you saying that the actual room is smaller?
     

    CrazyDuck

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    Fine Dining
    Delight in specialty dishes and seasonal creations celebrating California's legendary Napa Valley as well as the Disneyland® Resort's largest selection of California's award-winning wines cellar.
    Storytellers Café

    Casual Dining
    At Storytellers Café, fresh and delicious American "Home-Style Favorites" are served in an atmosphere that evokes the golden age of storytelling.
    Hearthstone Lounge
    Check your spacing! ;)
     
  • Krissy Marissy

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    In regards to the bunk beds we were told upon check in that the bunkbeds were not intended for adults and were for kids. So I do not believe the rooms are smaller so much as the beds wouldn't be comfy for a 15 year old boy :) In your post it even says the trundle is not for those over 5 ft or 90 lbs.
     

    DmaxHawk

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    In regards to the bunk beds we were told upon check in that the bunkbeds were not intended for adults and were for kids. So I do not believe the rooms are smaller so much as the beds wouldn't be comfy for a 15 year old boy :) In your post it even says the trundle is not for those over 5 ft or 90 lbs.
    I'm sorry, I read your post wrong. For some reason I thought you were talking about the actual rooms being smaller. Didn't realize you were talking about the bunks themselves.
     

    DmaxHawk

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    Ok, I'm getting conflicting numbers on the number of rooms the GC has.

    disneylandresort.com says 745.
    wdwinfo.com says 751.
    kingdommagictravel.com says both 990 and 751.

    Does anyone know which number is correct and if the first two websites take into account the new wing?
     
  • lulukate

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    Great thread. I understand there is a quick way to get to downtown disney, can anyone point it out on the map for me?

    Thanks
    Dee
     

    DmaxHawk

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    Great thread. I understand there is a quick way to get to downtown disney, can anyone point it out on the map for me?

    Thanks
    Dee
    The GC is right next to downtown disney. In the link, you can see the GC (green roof) and right above it is Downtown Disney. All you would have to do is exit on that side of the hotel, and you're there.

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=disneyland&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=61.540818,135.263672&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Disneyland,+Anaheim,+Orange,+California&ll=33.808591,-117.921871&spn=0.002006,0.004128&t=h&z=19
     

    Queenbillabong

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    I'm also wondering if the rooms also have a pull out couch. The link says it just has two beds. I have 5 in my party, so we will need a couch in addition to the two beds.
    There is no pullout bed/sleeper sofa in standard rooms. You would need 2 rooms or a suite. I love the GCH, it's the only place we like to stay! :)
    Some of the standard rooms do have a fold-down sofa - if you book with five people on your reservation, you will have priority on these rooms. Just mention when you're booking that you'd like one. We stayed with five in the room and it worked out fine :thumbsup2
     

    bluecruiser

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    Great thread. I understand there is a quick way to get to downtown disney, can anyone point it out on the map for me?
    Check post #7 of this thread - there is a quick exit to DTD from one of the wings:
    Some one explain the exit to DTD through GCH

    A couple notes:

    1. This is only an advantage if you are in a specific wing/area (see the map for details). Otherwise, your quickest route is through the hotel lobby exit to DTD.

    2. This exit is via a staircase, so would not be an option if using a wheelchair or ECV.

    3. You can't re-enter the hotel from DTD using this exit; you will have to use the entrance via the GCH lobby.
     

    DmaxHawk

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    Check post #7 of this thread - there is a quick exit to DTD from one of the wings:
    Some one explain the exit to DTD through GCH

    A couple notes:

    1. This is only an advantage if you are in a specific wing/area (see the map for details). Otherwise, your quickest route is through the hotel lobby exit to DTD.

    2. This exit is via a staircase, so would not be an option if using a wheelchair or ECV.

    3. You can't re-enter the hotel from DTD using this exit; you will have to use the entrance via the GCH lobby.
    Great info, adding.
     

    Queenbillabong

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    Check post #7 of this thread - there is a quick exit to DTD from one of the wings:
    Some one explain the exit to DTD through GCH

    A couple notes:

    1. This is only an advantage if you are in a specific wing/area (see the map for details). Otherwise, your quickest route is through the hotel lobby exit to DTD.

    2. This exit is via a staircase, so would not be an option if using a wheelchair or ECV.

    3. You can't re-enter the hotel from DTD using this exit; you will have to use the entrance via the GCH lobby.
    Also adding - if you have a room that is quick access for this exit, you are VERY FAR from the lobby/entrance (it's almost at the entrance to DTD - between WOD and La Brea). We stayed there once and I learned my lesson PDQ :rolleyes1
     

    DmaxHawk

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    Also adding - if you have a room that is quick access for this exit, you are VERY FAR from the lobby/entrance (it's almost at the entrance to DTD - between WOD and La Brea). We stayed there once and I learned my lesson PDQ :rolleyes1
    Added thanks :thumbsup2
     

    the donut

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    Noticed you had it for the rooms and the suites. In case anyone's interested:

    Studio = 379sq ft
    One bedroom = 865 sq ft
    Two bedroom = 1257 sq ft
    Three bedroom = 2426 sq ft
     

    DmaxHawk

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    Noticed you had it for the rooms and the suites. In case anyone's interested:

    Studio = 379sq ft
    One bedroom = 865 sq ft
    Two bedroom = 1257 sq ft
    Three bedroom = 2426 sq ft

    What are the 1,2,3 Bedroom specs to? Suites?
     

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