Grand Californian - AWESOME!

I needed to put in a good word for the Grand Californian Hotel. This is the third year in a row we’ve stayed for a girls’ trip and every year the staff and service have gotten better and better. Of course it’s ridiculously expensive so it SHOULD be amazing, but the first year after Covid it definitely wasn’t, and while last year was better, this year exceeded our expectations. Every single CM from front desk to bell desk to housekeeping to poolside was warm, welcoming, and willing to go above and beyond.

They also got their act together in terms of early entry (which was a nightmare last year). It was efficient and easy. And you just can’t beat the access to the parks (especially when the monorail is down like it was…)

I know I’m super lucky to be able to splurge on a hotel this fancy, but I would also say that using a Disney Visa discount, going during a slower time, staying during the week (Tues-Fri) and having three of us sharing a room made the cost much more manageable. And for three grown ladies, it was definitely worth it.


I dream of staying here! Happy to hear that it has value.


We’ll be there in about three weeks. We haven’t traveled much since early 2020, so the travel fund was building. Otherwise I don’t think I could justify the splurge.


Grand Cal is definetely the best hotel at or around the resort, if you can afford it.