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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 111 hotels in Anaheim
Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
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“Surprisingly nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

We usually stay at Grand Californian when visiting Disney but wanted to save money on this trip since D was a surprise add-on to an already long vacation. We searched, read reviews, looked at pictures, and looked at maps to decide where to stay. The HoJo came through for us! There are closer hotels, but this was an easy walk to the park gates (even during the cold weather we had while visiting). The biggest (and best) surprise was the comfort of the beds and pillows. I was shocked...on this long trip visiting several hotels, HoJo had the most comfortable bed/pillow combination. Shocked, amazed and happy! The rooms are basic, clean and quiet. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

I agree with every positive thing that has been said, the only negative was the price milk in the hotel gift shop. I get that I am a captive audience but $4.95 for a small containter of milk is insane! That being said we will definately stary here again, i'll just stop somewhere else for milk.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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 February 14, 2013

Just returned from a three day trip to Disneyland with the family (three kids) and this hotel was very nice and the location was amazing. Basically a 20 minute walk to the park entrance and we were ready to go. The only negative I have with this area is the selection of places to eat near the hotel is underwhelming. I really enjoy good food while I'm on vacation and this area does not deliver. Other than that our room was clean, the staff at the front desk were very helpful and polite and my kids went nuts at the hotel's small water playground. My wife and I both agree we would stay at this hotel again. If you are concerned about transportation to and from LAX, I would highly recommend Zippy Shuttle (www.zippyshuttle.net). The service was fantastic, prompt and Ken (owner) is just a super human being.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

I can't recommend this hotel enough. Coming from a clean freak, the rooms were spotless. The beds were some of the most comfiest I've ever slept in. A 10 minute walk to Disneyland, and you walk past many eateries on the way. Great value for money. Handy convenience store downstairs that stock everything you'd need, and a great laundry in the basement. Would not hesitate staying again, will be our first choice when we come again.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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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