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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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Ranked #5 of 115 Hotels in Anaheim
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“Great Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2003

I have stayed at this hotel the last 3 times I have visited Disneyland.
I love it because of the great location to Disneyland, the pool - especially the kids pool and new spray park, and the rooms are nice.
Just make sure to get a room away from the freeway as it can be noisy.
The staff are great too!

  • Stayed October 2003
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2003

This hotel is one of the best I have every stayed in. The rooms were huge. Great view of the Fireworks. Not a bad walk to Disneyland. We had two young children and had no problems. The staff are excellent. Very attentive. Will never stay anywhere else in the Anaheim area. Will always go HOJO.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2003

My memory of HOJO hotels dates back to the 60's when I was in college in Boston, and I remember them as being relatively tacky. This hotel was far and away the best moderately priced selection at a vacation destination that my family has ever found. Two pools, verdant grounds, arcade, mini store, easy check in, large rooms, fridge, 2 sinks, extra closet for additional storage with roll away bed and only 2 blocks to Disneyland main gate. Mimi's restaurant next door was amazing with fresh baked muffins and carrot bread, great soup, large portions, super service and great prices. The hotel is the closet one to I-5 and we worried about noise, but with the door to the patio closed we couldn't hear a thing. Great view of the fireworks though. Never needed the trolley. This was an Alaska air vacation package and it all came together beautifully. They send you all your vouchers way ahead of time and we had no problems at any juncture. Checked in and checked out in minutes. Highly recommend this hotel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2003

After lots of looking on the internet we chose the Howard Johnson based on recommendations from friends and travel agent and these reviews.
Didn't know the area, but were very happy with what we found. The room was bright, large, well equiped and had a nice balcony that we could watch the fire works from. Very clean hotel, well maintained grounds, two pools and a small store and arcade. A great family place. Just a short walk across to Disneyland and Mimi's restaurant across the street was our favourite restraurant in the area. Make sure that you choose a room away from the back of the property as the I5 runs right behind. A great choice, very friendly staff and we will be back.

  • Stayed November 2004
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2003

After having done a lot of research about where to stay on our Disneyland trip we chose the HoJo and were delighted with the choice.
We picked up a great room rate that saved us some big dollars. The staff were consistently friendly and helpful. The hotel's location was a major bonus, just over the road from Disneyland and we could see the Disney monorail from our room! The room was nicely appointed and larger than we had expected- another bonus was the easy access laundry room.
We would totally recommend the Howard Johnson!

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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
#25 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
Anaheim Howard Johnson
Howard Johnson Hotel Anaheim California

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