Overall, we had a pleasant stay at the Hojo. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the grounds are well maintained. Our children enjoyed the pools, and the "walk to Disney" is really not that bad. However, this hotel is due for a major gut job! It's VERY dated, and the buildings appear to have not been touched since about the late 80's or very early 90's. They try to pass it off as "retro", and even go so far as to promote this retro feel like it would be appealing to guests...but it's not. The gift shop is handy if you want something basic like a soda or a chocolate bar, but they focus on selling Disney souvenirs when they should be selling more food products. There is an excellent restaurant across the street called Mimi's, but if you want snacks in the evening your choices will be limited.
It is obvious that everyone at this hotel works hard to ensure that guests are happy, and it shows. If you're looking for a basic room with a great pool for the kids, then you will not be disappointed.
- 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