We booked here on literally 12 hours notice. Some friends were headed to Disneyland on a package deal and invited us to join them at the last minute. This is the hotel they were staying at. I got online, found a reasonable AARP rate and booked a king room for 2 nights. We spent the rest of the day driving there!
Upon our arrival, the front desk staff was great - courteous, helpful and answered all our questions about ticket purchases, parking, our friend's arrival the next morning, etc.
The room as spacious, clean and well appointed. Our only complaint - if you could call it one - was the noisy children in the adjoining room. This is Disneyland - kids get excited and the walls are just not thick enough to curb all that enthusiasm. Of course, it doesn't help when Mom and Dad do nothing to quiet down the little tykes either! However - this was no fault of the hotel.
The location is perfect for parking your car there and leaving it the whole time as Disneyland is literally across the street and allows for easy walking to and from.
We bought some items in their well stocked mini-market on site and bought our Disneyland "Park-Hopper" tickets right at the front desk. It should be noted - there were no "deal" prices available during the holiday season and we paid exactly the same as at the resort but with no lines to deal with.
After our two days were up, our friends asked us to stay another day. We went to the front desk and they were able to accommodate our request with no problems, keeping the same room and rate.
All in all, our stay was wonderful and I would recommend this property to anyone looking for something so close to Disneyland!
- 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
- Anaheim Howard Johnson
- Howard Johnson Hotel Anaheim California