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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
Menifee, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Great Value for the money!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

We are passholders who have stayed at Disneyland properties. Dollar for dollar, Hojo is a better deal. Here's why: we are a family of five. We booked the kids suite, which is two full rooms with one door. Two bathrooms! The walk to the park is comparable to walking from the two farthest Disney properties, and the parking is free. And yes, that waterpark is as cool as it looks. Within five minutes my kids had made friends and were off. AND--the gift store is more of a market, with free bowls and spoons for folks who pack breakfast. There's a microwave and frig in the room. The staff is friendly and helpful. The rooms were nice and clean. The only drawback was that the AC was loud as heck, but we ran it cold for a few hours and then turned it off and slept soundly. Also, they give a pass holder discount! Woohoo!

Lots of families, lots of energy, very cool place.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fort St. John, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Great place to stay with Kids. VERY short walk past several excellent family resturants to Disneyland. Wonderful water park and ok sized pool. Clean! Staff are friendly and helpful. We were on the 7th floor in Building 1 and watched the fireworks from our balcony. Fair warning it is quite noisy in this room. The hotel sight is between a very busy street and freeway. If they could figure out a way to insulate the balcony door it wouldn''t be so bad. But we were so tired mostly slept thru it. Enjoy

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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St. Albert, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Although an older hotel, this hotel is very clean and attractive. The king-size beds were comfortable, and our little granddaughters loved their bunk beds. They also loved the little pirate pool and water slide -- it is perfect for little ones up to about 10 yrs. We enjoyed watching them while relaxing in the hot pool or lounge chairs. There are several restaurants nearby with a variety of menus and price range so there is something for everyone. And the best part is that the hotel is only about 15 min. to Disneyland's gate -- a pleasant walk each morning. Watch for specials on the rooms. We booked in the fall with Expedia and then cancelled that booking when the hotel itself offered the same room for $200 less per week.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 May 11, 2013

Was expecting more as it was recommended, but we preferred the Cortona Inn that we used on the way to London. We stayed at "Hojo" for 2 nights on the way back.

The room was right above the freeway so the noise was constant. Add to that the air conditioning noise, plus the room was at the top and had a high ceiling with large arched windows at the top with no curtains/drapes. This meant light streamed in just after 5.30am at the time of year we were there. We could not sleep beyond 6am.

The big surprise was no breakfast, just a very expensive gift shop with snacks. They wanted $2.25 for the smallest bottle of water - a total rip-off. A few breakfast options close by which worked out a lot more expensive than a standard hotel breakfast.

The water park was the best feature. The family enjoyed it in the evening of two very hot days.

Would not go back.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

This hotel has it all: helpful & gracious staff, immaculate spacious rooms, great pricing, 5 min. walk to Disneyland & CA Adventure, amazing water park for children + an oversized swim pool for adults. The gift shop is a bonus for food, snacks, daily free newspaper, tourist gifts, and toiletry items and pharmaceuticals.
All staff members will willingly print out directions to nearby amenities and assist you with any identified problems. All staff members are friendly and informative, particularly at the Front Desk managed by capable Matt Stanley.

  • Stayed May 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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Port Coquitlam
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

i like the hotel, the pool for the small kids was fun , the game machine had aweee games , also the coffee was really good in the morning . internet good and fast to communicate to family members .:)



  • Stayed May 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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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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