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“Great hotel. Location, staff and room set up. Would stay there again.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground

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Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground
Ranked #13 of 118 Hotels in Anaheim
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great hotel. Location, staff and room set up. Would stay there again.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2010

Friends recommended the hotel and we were not disappointed. We had adjoining rooms in bldg one with a view of Disneyland. The front desk staff were incredibly helpful. The room had a microwave and small bench so we could eat breakfast in our room and save some money.
We'd recommend getting some basic groceries because Disneyland lets you take in snacks include drinks.
The hotel pools were a big hit with our kids (8 & 10) who played on the small slide etc for ages while we read and soaked in the hot tub.
We would stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2010

I try to be objective but sorry folks-- I can't be when it comes to this place. Got the deluxe Disney view room this time, splurgin a little because I entered a contest for this hotel awhile back and my consolation prize was rooms half off a stay there until 2011. Was imagining all sorts of problems with this and of course there was no problem-- check out was smooth as butter. Beautiful room, great firework view, awesome maid service. Love the new kerig coffe makers! Only issue was the jacuzzi closing so early-- at 10 pm, I'm sure that has a lot to do with people abusing play area privileges, C'mon garden pool jacuzzi!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Susan D
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Brisbane, Australia
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2010

After reading reviews people should stop and look at how much they pay V what they are expecting. We thought this hotel was in a fantastic location (very safe) and walking distance to disneyland. We had a good size room it was clean and quiet and could not ask for any more. If you are wanting a hotel with out spending BIG DOLLARS then this is perfect.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kapolei
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2010

We stayed at the HOHO Disneyland and it was enjoyable. We took the Disneyland Express bus and was dropped off in front of the hotel. We had a Disneyland view in Building 1 on the 4th floor. The view was great, you can see the monorail go by and watch the fireworks every night. We watched the fireworks from our balcony or sat on the chairs in the room and watched from the inside room window. The room wasn't anything fancy but it had everything we needed (two sinks, microwave, refrigerator, safe,and Keurig Coffee), service was top notch.

The Castaway play pool area was perfect for my 7 year old son and I highly recommend it for children. The water slides, and splash bucket was great during the hot afternoons. Although, the other pool back of the hotel property is fine..it is not for kids if they do not know how to swim. It drops off from 3.5 feet at the pool steps to over 4ft depth very quickly.

The location is perfect with McDonald's about a block away and Mimi's cafe across the street. We really enjoyed Mimi's... ate there 3 times during our stay. We walked to the entrance to Disneyland everyday and it was probably the same distance as to the Disneyland Hotel from the opposite direction.

The HoJo sundries store was okay.. a bit small but it did have items we needed. The only one thing we didn't like was the game room. Several games were broken and not working... and we had to go to the front desk for change since the change machine was not working also. Otherwise than that.. we really enjoyed our stay and would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Victorville, California
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2010

I usally stay at paradise pier and decided to try this hotel oout by word of mouth.. the water park looked so fun online and I was excited.. we arrived there and checked in.. We have 3 young kids. We starty walking to our room and instantly felt sick because I felt like I was in a convelecent hospital.. The smell and the vibe was not good.. We were placed upstairs and there was NO elevator!! we had to carry a double stroller up a flight of NARROW sairs! I was pissed. It does not feel like a hotel... it feel more like a run down old folks apartment. Seriously..

The room are HUGE though.. I did not like the fact that our buiding and room was about 20 feet from the free way so it was loud all night. I personally would not stay here.. There was no good vibes and it smelt like a hospital.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank my3adorablekids
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Vicksburg, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2010

Great place to stay for Disneyland. Truly just a ten minute walk. Mimi's across the street is a great place to eat.
The room was spacious and even though we were on the freeway side the noise was not an issue unless you were on the balacony
The parking lot is a great place to see the fireworks display at disneyland.
The rates were great also. The staff was helpful and the mini store was a great place to pick up snacks.
Free parking was also a bonus.

Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Windsor, co
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2010

I would stay here again, but I would do it differently. I purchased the pool view upgrade, got into our room and you would have to lean out over the balcony to see the pool, I asked the front desk if this is what they considered to be a pool view and of coarse they said yes, so I let it go. The pirate pool is a nice way to finish the day after Disneyland. They have a little store is the second bldg, nice to pick up little things but very pricey. It was about a 10 min walk to the Park gate, not bad and you pass McDonald so we had breakfast before we entered Disney. Also this hotel is right off the freeway, so if your a light sleeper, DONT DO IT. Mimis Cafe is next door, go to their website and sign up you recieve a 2 for 1 breakfast, but beware the service is horrible, so bad you just have to laugh.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jbamcclelland
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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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Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel And Water Playground - Anaheim / Disneyland Park
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