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  • On Apr 8, 2022
    Kim from ND Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What time can we check into the Grand Californian?

    Hey there, Kim! Thanks for popping in to planDisney with your question. I am excited to hear you’ll be staying at one of my favorite hotels on the entire planet! Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is a perfect balance of elegance and comfort in my opinion, with the best proximity to the theme parks.

    Kim, you can check in as soon as you arrive (or follow the instructions for pre-arrival check in within the Disneyland mobile app) but the room will likely not be ready until 3:00 p.m.. You might get lucky but I would expect to store your luggage if you arrive earlier than that.

    If you arrive early at the hotel, you can check in and store your luggage at the Bell Desk. On the day you depart, check out is 11:00 a.m. and you can store your bags again at the Bell Desk until you’re ready to depart. 

    I hope you’ll check out my favorite restaurant at Disneyland Resort which happens to be at the hotel! GCH Craftsman Bar is just next to the pool and offers a beautiful al fresco casual dining ambiance. I love their cocktails, especially the Prickly Pear Rose. They have lots of delicious comfort food to choose from – some of my favorites are the Double-baked Nachos and Avocado Toast! You can make a reservation in the app or try the walk-up list. 

    Wishing you a magical vacation, Kim! Adventure is out there.


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Greetings from the Golden State! Like Elastigirl, I am a committed wife and mom, resourceful, passionate, and will stretch to any length for my loved ones! Two of my favorite places to spend time with my family are Disneyland Resort, and Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa. Being there is a treat for all the senses - the amazing sights, sounds, aromas, and flavors make us smile from ear to ear. I have decades of magical Disney moments woven into my heart, and I can't wait to share the magic with you! Learn More About Kamini

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