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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 #6 of 112 Hotels in Anaheim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Walking distance to Disneyland - 2 blocks.

Heaps of food options nearby

Loved Option of 2 pools - one for relaxing and swimming and the kids fun water park is awesome! Lifeguard is a bonus..


Rooms not too spacious but beds comfy and bathrooms roomy.

Hotel is fresh and all staff are friendly.

Stayed January 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Went with two children. Walk to Disney was shorter than from resort hotels on the other side of Downtown Disney. My only complaint might be that after the first day, the kids' favorite part of the trip was playing in the hotel water park rather than anything at Disney...
This is not a five star hotel. I'm not comparing it to true five star hotels, I'm comparing it to similarly priced options in the area. At a minimum, a facelift for the bathroom would be needed. But, it's a piece of local history, architecturally interesting, the staff are wonderfully nice, walk to Disney/California Adventure is super short, and the water park and coffee maker were both heavily used by kids and adults respectively. They had menus from local restaurants that deliver. This was a cheap and tasty option that was appreciated. Other nearby food options were cheaper than the Downtown Disney row of chains. This is the spot we would stay again, without question.

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  • Stayed October 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Howard Johnson is great value, rooms clean and comfortable. Location to Disneyland is only a 5 minute walk you can go to Disneyland and come back for a rest then head back, your room can be serviced within that time with express service. Eateries are everywhere you walk from hotel.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
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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
#9 Romantic Hotel in Anaheim
#18 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
Howard Johnson Hotel Anaheim California
Anaheim Howard Johnson

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