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Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa vs Hotel Casa Del Mar

Both Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and Casa del Mar are rated highly by professional travelers. On balance, Casa del Mar scores significantly higher than Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Casa del Mar has a TripExpert Score of 92 with praise from 17 reviewers including Zagat, Gayot and Time Out.

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
8 / 10
1600 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802
From $521 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Laundry Service
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Fodor's
"The most opulent of Disney's Anaheim hotels, this Craftsman-style luxury property has guest rooms with views of the California Adventure park and Downtown Disney." Full review
DK Eyewitness
"The price tag is a bit steep at this 751-room resort designed in richly wooded Craftsman style, but standard rooms sleep up to two adults and four kids."
Frommer's
"Disney didn't miss the details when constructing this enormous version of an Arts and Crafts-era lodge... hiring craftspeople... to contribute one-of-a-kind tiles, furniture, sculpture, and artwork." Full review
Jetsetter
"Disney's Grand Californian is the first hotel to be built inside a Disney park, and the American Craftsman hotel combines luxe amenities with family fun — and function." Full review
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If you want to avoid lines, book The Magic Morning package offered to guests of the three Disneyland Resort hotels that lets you into the park an hour before the official 8 A.M. opening.
Lonely Planet
"Soaring timber beams rise above the cathedral-like lobby of the six-story Grand Californian, Disney’s homage to the Arts and Crafts architectural movement."
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Hotel Casa Del Mar
9 / 10
1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405
From $450 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
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Frommer's
"Rooms are laid out for relaxation, not business, so travelers with work on their minds should stay elsewhere." Full review
Fodor's
"In the 1920s it was a posh beach club catering to the city's elite; now the Casa del Mar is one of SoCal's most luxurious and pricey beachfront hotels." Full review
DK Eyewitness
"An imposing presence overlooking Santa Monica Beach, this 1926 beach club has been restored to its original grandeur."
Concierge
"On the fourth floor is the Murad Spa—although massages can also be had in poolside cabanas—and the 75-seat, first-floor restaurant, Oceanfront, has spectacular sunset views."
Jetsetter
"A mod take on a California beach club, with prime oceanfront views and a top-notch seafood restaurant."
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