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Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground
Ranked #19 of 118 Hotels in Anaheim
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Reviewed 28 February 2013

We recently stayed at the HJ and found the staff to be excellent. Location was prime. Pool area for kids was a home-run (although the water even for the little ones was too cold). Our major complaints surround the rooms. We stayed in the 4000 building and the rooms were circa 1970(Badly in need of a renovation and update). The carpet while cleaned the day we arrived, was tired, clearly outdated, and omitted an odor the instant you walk into the building. Pink tile bathrooms that showed major age. Our bathroom door looked and sounded like it was from the Titantic age. The beds were very comfortable and were excellent. I believe it all lies in expectations. If you are looking for comfortable with no frills in a 2 1/2 star hotel range, this hotel works. While I understand that remodels are costly, I cannot help but think that a remodel would do the hotel good. It has the potential to be a premiere spot with its access to the park.

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Reviewed 27 February 2013

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Reviewed 27 February 2013

Hotel is right across the street from Disneyland and next door to Mimi's Café. Unless you're staying at a Disneyland Resort hotel, there aren't many hotels closer to Disneyland than this one. Room was comfortable, service was good. Price was fair. Balcony is small but has a nice view of the pool and Disneyland. The room fridge wasn't working when we checked in, but maintenance arrived promptly and resolved the problem. We've stayed at this hotel 3 times for Disneyland visits and had very good experiences each time. Will likely stay here again. It's a good value.

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Reviewed 27 February 2013

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Reviewed 27 February 2013

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Reviewed 27 February 2013

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Reviewed 25 February 2013

This was our first stay here. Rooms were a good size, the bathroom was on the small side but there was a second sink outside of it. Very comfortable beds and pillows. No trouble with outside noise as the fan was quite loud (in a good way) and we kept it on all night. Microwave and fridge in room which was very handy. Well stocked convenience store right in the building with a decent selection of quick meals and snacks. Loved the Keurig coffee maker (no decaf available but lots of other extra flavours to purchase down in the store).

Less than 10 minute walk to the park gates. We even did the walk twice a day. Lots of places to eat nearby. Somehow we never had to wait more than a few seconds for the elevator. Front desk very pleasant although we really had no cause to call them. Room was always well cleaned when we came back in the afternoon. We never tried the pool but it looked like fun! Would definitely stay again.

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Additional Information about 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:
#4 Family Hotel in Anaheim
#5 Romantic Hotel in Anaheim
#23 Business Hotel in Anaheim
Price Range: £125 - £191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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