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“Great location to Disneyland” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground

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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We stayed here for six nights during our Disneyland trip. We stayed in Building 4 on the second floor in a double-double. The natural light was fantastic! I really loved the small buildings accessibility to the resort and Disneyland. It was about a 10-12 minute walk with the kids to the parks from our hotel. Each night we saw the fireworks at Disneyland right outside our building. Be aware that if you are an early light sleeper these are quite loud. Our family enjoyed the fireworks a lot! It would be great if there was a continental breakfast on site, but I think it would be so crowded at the same time each day with park opening that I really am not too sad about it! The staff was amazing and the beds were so soft and comfortable! Would definitely stay here again next time!

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  • Stayed December 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

The proximity to the DL front gate was not represented well. Yes, the hotel is "across from the DL gate", but they must mean the perimeter gate, NOT the entrance. The employees claim a "short 8 minute walk", which is probably true if you are a young adult in good shape. But, if you have kids in tow, the "short 8 minute walk" is much longer and much, much harder. Also, the rooms with a DL view really just had an awful view of an ugly rooftop.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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
#6 Romantic Hotel in Anaheim
#9 Business Hotel in Anaheim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground 2.5*
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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