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Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground
Ranked #13 of 118 Hotels in Anaheim
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1 review
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“Disney visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2012

Great stay, the only comments I would make are that the air con was noisy and it needed to be on as the proximity to freeway noise meant door couldn't be left open. The water area was great although the kids commented that there was no actual pool.

Didn't recieve breakfast, not sure if we should have. Hence low score below.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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ALBUQUERQUE
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2012

The bed was soooo comfortable and soft. The water playground for the kids looked like it could be fun for both kids and adults.The staff are quick , friendly and efficient. Very close to Disneyland and they mention they have a shuttle if you don't want to walk the 2-4 blocks.We stayed here 20 years ago and had a nice time and an even better time this visit.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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OXNARD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2012

Was a great place to stay in the summer because of the water play in between visits to Disneyland park. There were no free breakfast offered, although there was a great store you could purchase things like fruit, oatmeal, cereal etc. So that was only drawback. Not sure if there was a fitness room. Mimi's was right across the street, service was slow but foot was good and worth waiting and not paying park prices for. Disney annual passholders do get a discount :-)

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2012

We were a family of 4 travelling with children aged 7 and 8 and found this a fantiastic hotel, and fantastic location very close to Disneyland. Was only a 5 minute walk. Staff were friendly and helpful. Had a convenience store at the hotel which had all the things you would need. Fabulous pool that the kids loved. We stayed in a bunk room and this was fantastic. Great sized beds, very comfortable. Coffee machine in room, and fridge which was super helpful. Great restaurant across the road, or others not far away. Computer available to use for free which was great. We would certainly stay there again.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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VICTORIA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2012

Great Hotel. Ask for rooms not facing the freeway. Spray park is great for the kids and the location is close to the park.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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HAYWARD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2012


Comfortable beds and great hotel! The acess to the park was so close that we took a break in the hot day and went to sweim and play in the water park to cool off. Then we returned to play at disneyland for the evening!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2012

beautifully located just 5 minutes walk from Disneyland, the place is ideal for access to both parks. It's very dated, but serves it's purpose. Pool and water play area keep the kids happy, and the thick soundproof glass eliminates the traffic noise. Self-service laundry facilities are great. Overall, it's basic, but good enough.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground

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 Family Hotel in Anaheim
#5 Romantic 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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Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel And Water Playground - Anaheim / Disneyland Park
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