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Denver, CO
Reviewed 12 July 2014

This hotel is a great choice for families visiting Disneyland on a budget. The walk to the park entrances is at least as short as from the Disneyland Hotel. And the pools are great for younger kids especially. But you have to remember that this is NOT an official Disney hotel. The rooms are small and dated. Amenities are few....

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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Reviewed 12 July 2014

The only thing this hotel has going for it , is it location in relation to Disneyland. The rooms are small rooms, noisy, and the staff unfriendly. There is no coffee in the rooms although they do provide a coffee machine....you just have to buy your own. One tiny bottle of shampoo between five of us, clearly this hotel is...

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Hojoanaheim, HoJo Anaheim Guest Care Team at Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground, responded to this review

Dear 733Ellen, We are so saddened to hear you came across some issues during your recent stay with us. It is so important that Guests let us know when something isn’t “just right” during their stay; this allows us the opportunity to make your stay a pleasant one. We do provide four complimentary cups of coffee per day for our...

Kaitaia, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 July 2014

I recently stayed here and it was great, there were 7 of us, for 5 a first time visit to disneyland can the choice of hotel by myself was perfect, the kids had heaps of fun and it was close enough to come back in the heat of the day to have a swim before going back for the night...

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Arlington, Texas
Reviewed 8 July 2014

I just got back from my Disneyland vacation with my family(wife and 3 children - 12, 9 and 6). This hotel is perfect for everyone. First, it is a 10 minute walk to Disneyland. Second, one thing you will notice when going from Howard Johnson to the resort entrance is that the other hotels are long and narrow. The narrow...

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Hojoanaheim, HoJo Anaheim Guest Care Team at Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground, responded to this review

Dear TDTX, We are delighted to hear you had the perfect Disneyland vacation during your recent stay with us! We are so glad that you enjoyed our property’s landscaping, walkways, and pool facilities. Thank you for taking the time to share your great experience with us. We hope to see you and your family during your next Disneyland vacation! Kind...

Elk Grove, California
Reviewed 8 July 2014

This was probably our 5th stay at this property. The entire family loves it and we keep coming back. It is perfect for a family Disneyland vacation. The walk to the parks is under 10 minutes. The kid pool area is great for the little ones. We still haven't tried the adults pool but hope to one of these visits....

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 7 July 2014

My daughter and I stayed here when we visited Disneyland. The hotel was fantastic. The staff were friendly, the rooms large and clean and the grounds were beautiful. I highly recommend staying here when you visit Anaheim.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Hotel is in a good location but that"s about all. We were given a top floor room. The first night it was so noisy with the freeway directly behind us. The room had glass at the top of the roof dome and no curtains. As soon as the sun came up we were up. Asked for another room and sorry...

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Hojoanaheim, HoJo Anaheim Guest Care Team at Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground, responded to this review

Dear centralcoastie1960, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your resent stay with us. We are so disheartened to hear that you had some trouble sleeping during your stay. We are truly sorry our Front Desk Staff was not more attentive when you expressed your disappointment. Your feedback has been very helpful! We hope you give...

Stockton, California
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Helpful, friendly staff; comfy, clean room, close to dining and Disneyland. The kids had a blast at the pool and waterpark. We stayed a week and had a great time. This will be our go-to hotel for all our So Cal trips in the future!

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 July 2014

We stayed at this hotel in October 2013 with our son and his family. There was a great little water park for the kids to play in which they really enjoyed. The rooms were nice, comfy bed and quite roomy. The staff were very helpful with arranging shuttles, etc. and explaining bus routes. The location was wonderful. Within a 10...

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

This hotel wasn't a big disappointment because I wasn't expecting much from a HoJo. The rooms are typical of a HoJo . . . clean enough but still feels like a motel. The price point is high I think because of its proximity to Disneyland. For that reason this hotel is great. It's definitely walkable for family's with kids in...

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Hojoanaheim, HoJo Anaheim Guest Care Team at Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground, responded to this review

Dear BenBrownBack, We are so saddened to hear that we did not exceed your expectations during your recent stay with us. Our rates vary depending on the travel dates, for stays during the busy summer months pricing for hotels in the Anaheim Resort do tend to be a bit higher. We are delighted to hear that you took advantage of...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground

Address: 1380 South Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim, CA 92802-2310
Region: United States > California > Orange County > Anaheim
Price Range: $207 - $338 (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
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Also Known As:
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel And Water Playground - Anaheim / Disneyland Park
Howard Johnson Anaheim
Anaheim Howard Johnson
Howard Johnson Hotel Anaheim California
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Anaheim
#5 Family Hotel in Anaheim
#23 Business Hotel in Anaheim
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“Try to get rooms in the buildings not beside the freeway”
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“Building two has no rooms facing the freeway and the pool view is serene.”
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“Some rooms back onto the water park, and might be a little noisier, but more convenient to the water park.”
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“Ground floor is really convenient”
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“Pay for an upgraded room category to Building 1 and ask for a high floor - Room 1601 and 1709 have amazing views of the fireworks.”
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