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Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground
Ranked #15 of 118 Hotels in Anaheim
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013

Hotel is great. Don't think it's necessary to have to write a review "in at least 25 characters. This is my only complaint.



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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013

Howard Johnsen Anaheim is only an 8 minute walk to and from the Disneyland Parks. We had a very nice room overlooking the pool & great viewing location for the Disneyland Holiday Magic Fireworks. There a few nice restaurants on the way to the Resort. The staff are very friendly. They don't have a breakfast room at all but have a store with bagels, bread etc.

Room Tip: Building 2, all rooms are away from the freeway so they are quieter
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013

Stayed here from Dec 19-Dec 26 2013. As a Canadian, the kids loved the pool time. Not too cold for us to swim in. Our room was larger, perhaps a deluxe which overlooked the main pool area. It was a great size as there were two queen beds and more then enough room for a cot for my 3rd child. Definitely not crammed in there.

Walking distance to Disneyland...perhaps 10 minutes TOPS. nice distance from the gate if you get tired and need to go back to the room to relax.

The only thing I didn't like and know that the hotel can't get away from is that our building (#2) was right next to the freeway so it was loud. The noise didn't bug me too much as since we had the fan on all the time, it somewhat drowned out the noise so it wasn't too bad. Weather was like our Canadian summer so I was always warm :) I don't know if the other buildings had the same freeway noise experience.

Fire works can be watched from the hot tub.

As this hotel was booked through our travel agent, I kinda wished I pushed for a hotel with a continental breakfast. I found the hotel store somewhat expensive for cereal, milk water, etc. There is a Target you can go shopping at but it's way on the other end of Habour BLVD and transit is required which works fine once you figure it out.

Room Tip: Inquire about a room not so close to the freeway. Not sure how the noise was in other buildings.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013

This was a very nice hotel to stay at to visit Disneyland. I wish I had followed the hotel's advice and parked for free in their lot all day instead of trying to get "closer" parking at Disneyland (which was impossible). My only criticism is that the pool should have been heated a little warmer and also the hot tub could be bigger. It would be nice to have sauna too. The price was quite high after taxes etc.

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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 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
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