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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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Halifax, Canada
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14 hotel reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great Location!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We only stayed at this Howard Johnson for one night after our cruise from Long Beach but we loved it here. We are hoping to return someday and do the Disney Parks that are located across the street. The staff were so accommodating to us and helpful in everyway. We did an LA Tour on our last day of our vacation and they helped us book our tour and then stored our luggage so we didn't need to worry while we were off enjoying our day. We didn't get to use the water park with the children as the weather didn't cooperate and the children were disappointed with this but being able to walk to Downtown Disney made up for it! We will definitely return!

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Our stay at the HoJo was great from start to finish. When we arrived the room type we requested was available for early check-in, this was great news as we were planning to head to Disneyland and needed to change into warm weather clothes! I requested a bed rail at check-in, when we got back to the hotel after Disneyland the rail was installed as requested & it worked great too. The Keurig coffee maker, frig and microwave were nice features and the coffee was replenished daily. If you wanted to bring your own Keurig coffee cups you could, esp hot chocolate for the kids. The beds were very comfortable, no issues at all. The only suggestion I have for this HoJo is to update the furniture in the room, it was very worn and the drawers were not clean enough to put your clothes in. We just kept our clothes in our suitcases and there was plenty of room. Thanks for a great week HoJo, we will be back!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We stayed at HoJos for 6 nights in July and it was perfect for our family. We stayed in a family suite, which gave us plenty of room to spread out and the kids loved the water play area. The rooms were clean, the staff helpful, and the hotel is an easy walk to Disneyland.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This was our second stay this year at the Howard Johnson. The staff were fantastic to deal with and we were extremely pleased that we could get in to our room early in the day (we arrived at 10:30 in the morning, and were just expecting to be able to park). Our daughter loved the waterpark and its not a far walk to Disneyland. We were booked in the double queen suite and our room was very quiet and we found the beds to be extremely comfortable. On the downside, the WIFI in our room on the 3rd floor was sketchy at best and we could only get a strong signal close to the window. Apparently they are upgrading. We also had a problem with our fridge, but it was quickly replaced and they replaced the groceries that had become warm. I am rating this high, based on the discount rate we were able to get subscribing to their mail list. At their regular rates, I'd be expecting more (updated interiors, etc).

One tip for the walk to Disneyland--if you cross Harbor at the first crosswalk, the opposite side of the street has less pedestrian traffic. You can also take a shortcut at the bus stop and enter Disneyland at the bus loops (shortening the walk), just make sure you are at the bus loop and not the cast member entrance.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This was our second stay at the Ho Jo! the first time we stayed for 21 nights and this one was for 16! The room we had was in building 6 on the ground floor. Not noisy at all. Beds were super comfy and room was cleaned with fresh towels and linen each day if you wanted them! We had trouble with the hair dryer that would only work if you held the button on the wall in. The room itself was not big, but big enough for 2 people who did not spend much time in the room at all. Staff are good and quite friendly. As annual pass holders for Disneyland, we got a fantastic rate. If you plan on spending a lot of time in the parks, look into an annual pass as this will apply to the nightly rate and may save you lots like it did us! the room als had a nice new flat screen tv and a coffee maker and fridge. There was a wardrobe but only half could be used for hanging space.Fantastic little shop and the ladies who work there are great! We used the laundry in building 1 and never had to wait for a machine which was convenient! Overall, it was a pleasant stay and at the low rate we received, we would stay here again!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground

Address: 1380 South Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim, CA 92802
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Anaheim
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Anaheim
#9 Romantic Hotel in Anaheim
#27 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
Howard Johnson Hotel Anaheim California
Anaheim Howard Johnson

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