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Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground
Ranked #18 of 118 Hotels in Anaheim
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Auckland, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Perfect for families”
Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

We had the best time at this resort. Walking distance to Disneyland parks and plenty of restaurants and other activities. The water park is great way to take time out from the theme parks. Rooms were a bit dated but had everything you needed and very comfortable. Free wifi was handy. Would definitely stay again.

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

Location is awesome as it's a quick walk to Disneyland and can watch nightly fireworks if not in park.
Waterpark great for kids.
Rooms ok. A little dated, unfortunately the ceiling windows in high floors lets in early morning light. In lift so carrying bags to room was very annoying.
Staff friendly but don't make a call to LA to arrange shuttle, phone call cost $70, absolutely ridiculous
Would stay there again and have recommended property to others.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2014

The hotel was great. Rooms tidy and clean if a little dated but that was fine. Easy walk to Disneyland and the waterpark was awesome. The store was well stocked and reasonably priced. The standout though was the customer service. From before we even arrived, the emails were answered quickly and provided information that went above and beyond what we had asked, but needed to know. On our final day our toddler left his special toy and the customer service team went above and beyond all expectations to get the toy back to us before we left the country, eventually dropping the toy to another hotel we were staying at near the airport for no charge! Amazing service and we would stay here again.

Room Tip: We stayed opposite the freeway and never even noticed the noise unless we went on the balcony. Was w...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Waikato, new Zealand
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34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2014

What a great place and location to take the family for their Disneyland experience! Well located and well within easy walking distance (about 10 mins) right to the main gates of Disneyland.
Upon arrival we were greeted with our first taste of top rate American hospitality and service at the reception area of this very family friendly complex.
Guest laundry services, bus/tour stops right at the front door, onsite convenience store, childrens outdoor pool area complex - the list is endless.
We had two adjoining rooms - so our family needs were certainly well met and it was value for money. The rooms and hallway areas were a little dated but they were clean and tidy and everything worked. Considering we were out and about every day it didnt matter that the rooms were not state of the art as all we needed was somewhere to sleep and shower.

I would highly recommend this hotel for your family jaunt to Disneyland!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

Great location, about 200 metres from Disney. Tired hotel though, very 80's. We were given a room upgrade with 'a view of the garden'. Sounded nice, but it wasn't. There was no garden. 5/10, there must be better places near by.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014

The Howard Johnson is a dated Hotel but the rooms are very comfortable. The beds were really comfortable and they have nice linen. Having an extra wash basin was great since our family of four were sharing the room. The staff were friendly and efficient. The hotel has a self serve laundromat and the convenience of being able to do a load of washing was excellent. The walk to Disneyland is about 8 minutes. The convenience store in the hotel is expensive as is everything in this area. Recommend this hotel if you don't mind staying in a room that is a little dated but is clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Hojoanaheim, HoJo Anaheim Guest Care Team at Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Dear OscarBOy33,

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our clean and comfortable rooms during your recent stay with us! We are so glad that our laundry facilities were helpful to you and your family. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, we hope we are now your first pick for accommodations in the Anaheim Resort!

Kind regards,

HoJo Anaheim Guest Care Team
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Ottawa
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26 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014

As others have reported, Disney owned properties at Disneyland are quite expensive (we usually stay in moderate resorts at WDW), but there were no deals available at DL. So we opted for the HoJo because of the waterpark, which the kids enjoyed thoroughly on very hot days. We could enjoy DL in the morning, then return to the hotel (10 mins walk) for a quick pool refresh. Our room was in the back portion, close to the freeway, but it still wasn't very noisy and we had quick access through a patio door to the nearby pool.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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 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
Howard Johnson Hotel Anaheim California
Anaheim Howard Johnson

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