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“Excellent Family Holiday Experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground

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Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground
Ranked #13 of 118 Hotels in Anaheim
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“Excellent Family Holiday Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2011

My husband,daughter and myself recently stayed here and we were more than impressed. Not only was it's close proximity to Disneyland (about and 8 minute walk), the rooms were extremely comfortable, well maintained, the staff were most obliging with any concern or need we may have had, and there was plenty for our daughter to do, the water park and swimming pools are beautifully situated between the buildings. There was a good sized fridge and tea and coffee making facilities . My husband has a disability and we were offered a ground floor room, very close to good sized car parking spaces (free...something we realize is hard to come by when staying in and around LA), with hand rails and plenty of space to move about.
I can not rave enough about this wonderful hotel and resort. We will definately be recommending this hotel to everyone and look forward to returning sometime in the future. A well deserved, 5 stars. All rooms have WIFI..which was invaluable for us.

Room Tip: Buildings 2 and 4 are closest to the pool and water park area.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2011

We love Howard Johnson. The staff are always so friendly and informative. It was our second stay in Oct/Nov 2011 and we will definately be returning. Very convenient to Disneyland and California Adventure.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2011

This hotel was a great value and my kids loved it. They have an amazing staff with the best customer service skills. We had a bad expieance at a different hotel no walked into the Howard Johnson and asked to see what a room looked like, told them what happened at the other hotel. And the girl at tge reception desk arranged for us to have two Bohr stay there. This save our vacation. Plus the great captian cove my kids loved.

  • Stayed November 2011
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2011

we stayed as a family of 4, 2 adults 2 kids (5 & 6 years) in September 2011. It is within walking distance to disneyland which is why we chose it. The rooms are somewhat older but quite clean. There is a little mini mart on site, handy for purchasing breakfast foods etc if you want to eat before leaving for the day. Would definitely recommend for families wanting to visit disneyland.

Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2011

stayed here in January 2011 with kids from age 8 to 17th years old, the location was great, walking distance to Disney Land.
They have a watter park for the little kids, nice pool to relax by,internet access by the loby. Easy access to highway that makes traveling to other places easier.

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  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2011

We stayed with our daughter and son-in-law and two grandchildren in 2 rooms with Disneyland Views, in September 2011 for 9 days. Great rooms, comfy beds, great coffee machine. It was only a short walk each day to Disneyland which was no trouble at all. Being so close to Disneyland, enabled us to go back and forth all day. The grandchildren loved the pool. Trips were arranged to Universal and Sea World and we were picked up from the hotel in the morning and dropped off later in the day, no problems.
Would recommend hotel to families and would stay again

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2011

This is our second stay at this hotel. Hojo Anaheim is the perfect accomodation for those who want a clean, comfortable room to sleep overnight with a friendly, safe atmosphere. This may not be a trendy hotel with designer furniture, etc., but it's only a short walk from the Disneyland, California Adventure, Downtown Disney and Anaheim Garden Walk. Rooms are reasonably large, clean and comfortable. Service at check-in and check-out was friendly and quick. We stayed next to the highway and it was reasonably quiet - the noise would bother only an exceptionally light sleeper or perhaps someone who has lived on a remote farm most of their life. We picked up a great deal on expedia and I would definitely recommend this hotel to families, couples, friends, etc. for the price. If you are planning to visit Los Angeles, I would recommend staying in West Hollywood area or Santa Monica. However, if you are staying in Anaheim for the theme parks, Hojo Anaheim is a great hotel.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground
Address: 1380 South Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim, CA 92802-2310
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Region: United States > California > Orange County > Anaheim
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Anaheim
#5 Family Hotel in Anaheim
#23 Business Hotel in Anaheim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground 2.5*
Number of rooms: 303
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just an 8-minute walk from Disneyland Park, this non-smoking family resort hotel features Castaway Cove - A Watery Pirate Playground! With slides, drench bucket, water canons, jacuzzi, toddler's wading pool and more, Castaway Cove is a great place for your whole family to play together! Also nestled within the lush, park-like grounds is the family friendly Garden Pool! With free parking, fridges and internet- HoJo Anaheim is the perfect choice for your family adventure! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel And Water Playground - Anaheim / Disneyland Park
Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel And Water Playground California
Anaheim Howard Johnson
Howard Johnson Hotel Anaheim California

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