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“Good hotel, close to Disneyland, friendly staff”

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Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground
Ranked #14 of 118 Hotels in Anaheim
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“Good hotel, close to Disneyland, friendly staff”
Reviewed 30 September 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for 9 days and found all of the staff including the shops very friendly and helpful. The room had a good wifi Internet connection, however, some of our group did not have the same quality. It depends on which room you stay in. The pool and pirate water park were great for the kids entertainment after a long day at Disneyland. The rooms were serviced well each day and the laundry facilities had a washing machine and dryer. There is a games room (including an air hockey table) that was good for the kids as well. Parking is ample if you have a car. There are 2 iMac computers for free usage in reception, however, you can also "air print" straight to reception if you have an iPhone or iPad. This is great if you need to print tickets etc...

Mimi's cafe across the road is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers good value dining...

Reception staff are very friendly and helpful and are always willing to provide advice or book transportation. We would stay here again!

Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 September 2012

Great location. Quiet. Comfortable beds. Nice staff. Water park is a great break from Disneyland for parents and children. Other pool is nice. Not fancy......but perfect for us. :)

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PARKER
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2012

Everything was great. Staff was very friendly. Hotel was convenient to Disneyland where we spent the day.

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NORTH SALT LAKE
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 September 2012

From a clean freak, this hotel rated average...for the bathroom. Everything else was great. But I had to overlook the cleanliness issues because of the pool and proximity to Disney.

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AUK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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ALBUQUERQUE
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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.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 :-)

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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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Also Known As:
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel And Water Playground - Anaheim / Disneyland Park
Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel And Water Playground California
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