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Shutters on the Beach vs Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and Shutters on the Beach are both recommended by travel writers. On balance, Shutters on the Beach scores significantly higher than Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Shutters on the Beach has a TripExpert Score of 97 with praise from 21 publications such as The Telegraph, Condé Nast Traveler and Fodor's.

Shutters on the Beach
9 / 10
1 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405
From $495 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
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Concierge
"Shutters feels like a rambling seaside villa that's been plucked from Martha's Vineyard and dropped onto the boardwalk below Santa Monica Pier."
Fodor's
"The beachfront location and show-house decor make this one of SoCal's most popular luxury hotels." Full review
DK Eyewitness
"This delightful hotel right by the sands of Santa Monica takes the beach cottage to new heights."
Rough Guide
"This white-shuttered luxury resort south of the pier is the seafront home to the stars."
Frommer's
"The views and sounds of the ocean are the most outstanding qualities of the spacious, luxuriously outfitted rooms." Full review
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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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