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“Really nice hotel, great value!!” 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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Ranked #5 of 115 Hotels in Anaheim
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

We had a family vacation to Disneyland and stayed at HOJO's Anaheim. The rooms were very clean, the pool was excellent and Disney was within easy walking distance. It would be nice if there was a continental breakfast available, but we were there for Disney and not the food so no big deal. My kids were 6, 4 and infant at the time of this stay, and we had no problem walking daily to the park and taking the ART shuttle back to the each evening. The beds were very comfy, even the extra rollaway bed that we needed, the bathrooms were always clean and I never heard my neighbors - all very important qualities. I will stay at HOJO's evertime I am in town for Disneyland.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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 March 20, 2013

I'm not sure if there are any other reasons to holiday in Anaheim other than to visit Disney, if there aren't then the first question is whether to stay at a Disney hotel or not. If due to the cost you have decided not to then I think staying at this hotel is a great option.

It is not the closest hotel to the park but easily walkable in 10 minutes. If you don't fancy a walk there is a shuttle bus every 20 minutes but by the time you have waited for the bus and spent 2-3 minutes on it you could have walked.

If you are going to be spending a few days at Disney and need a break for a day the water playground here is fantastic for young kids. There is a second pool for a bit of swimming although I don't think it's heated so a little on the cool side.

Internet access at the hotel is free and very good. We stayed in two different rooms as we initially checked in for a couple of nights and then extended to four. We had to swap rooms as the type we were in wasn't available. The staff were very helpful with all the luggage so no hassle at all. We were initially in a standard room in one of the two story blocks. This was slightly nicer and a bit quieter than the second room which was in one of the larger blocks and a deluxe room so slightly bigger. The rooms very very clean and very comfortable and we would be happy to stay here again.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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
#26 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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