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Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1380 South Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim, CA 92802
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Morayfield, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

have stayed here twice now, first time alone and second time with family. first time July 2009 and second trip Oct/Nov 2012....Staff very friendly - went out of their way to assist, - got in early and gave us our room straight awayeven though 3 hours before check-in time, all super helpful, was in states for 3 weeks and this... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the 6th time staying at the Hojo over the years and as usuall, it was perfect! The kids love it here with the two pools and the grounds are truly the closest thing to a resort outside of the Disney hotels...at a better value

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Kansas city
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Rooms aren't ready until 4. Hotel is old. Need of a major renovation. Our closet door was broken and when I went to report it, the man working the desk accused us of breaking it and then was extremely rude to me. On top of the closet door not working, the bathroom tiles are broken, tub was dirty, and room... More

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Hobart, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great location, fantastic facilities and service. We arrived quite early from LA and were upgraded to a room that was ready for us which was great, we were able to get settled before heading out to explore. We were in building 2 overlooking the pool. Room was clean, beds were so comfortable. Averaged a 10 minute walk to Disneyland allowing... More

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Tulare, California
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8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Do not let the name Howard Johnson scare you away from this hotel. This Howard Johnsons is probably one of the best in the U.S. The staff are very friendly and go at of their way to ensure guests have a great vacation. They provide honest and helpful info about restaurants, beaches, and theme parks. Witnessed Chris H give advice... More

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

Dear LoriH63, We are so happy to hear that you and your family had a delightful stay with us! We are so lucky to have such a great Front Desk Staff that truly enjoys assisting our Guests. Thank you so much for the kind and valuable feedback! We hope to be your top choice for accommodations in the Anaheim Resort.... More

Santa Rosa, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I booked this hotel for a last-minute trip to Disneyland with my granddaughter. I was very apprehensive, having not stayed off-property for a Disneyland trip. I was worried about the length of the walk and the quality of the hotel, but we are recent AP holders for the first time so I realized that my traveling style would have to... More

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Sooke, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the perfect place to stay if you are planning on going to Disneyland because you can walk to the park in just a few minutes, you don't need to wait for the shuttle. Also, the water park on the hotel ground is an amazing way to enjoy your down time if you want a break from all of... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Booked this hotel because of reviews and water playground. Didn't end up using the playground because with kids of 9 and 14 they were a bit big for it. Positives however were the staff, very welcoming and super friendly with any questions we had. Location was perhaps the best thing. Walking distance to Disneyland didn't need to bother with transport.... More

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las vegas, NV
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7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When we arrived, we got there before the allowed check-in time and being that the HoJo was booked solid we had to wait to get our room. Art recommended building 6, which was close to the pool and the parking lot. The room was clean, spacious and being close to the pool the noise level wasn't that bad. I wish... More

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

Dear daddyolasvegas_NV, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us! We are so delighted to hear that our Housekeeping Staff was so attentive to your needs during your stay. Your feedback is very valuable to us! We are looking forward to seeing you and your family during you next Disneyland vacation. Kind regards, HoJo Anaheim... More

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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The staff here were really friendly and helpful. The room we had was a good size and clean but maybe a little dated.The bed was huge and I just about had to txt my husband just to say hi. All in all we had a good stay but feel it is probably more focused on families than couples. I would... More

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Address: 1380 South Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim, CA 92802
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Anaheim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground 2.5*
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Also Known As:
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel And Water Playground - Anaheim / Disneyland Park
Howard Johnson Anaheim
Howard Johnson Hotel Anaheim California
Anaheim Howard Johnson

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Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#5 Family Hotel in Anaheim #6 Romantic Hotel in Anaheim #9 Business Hotel in Anaheim
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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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