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Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground

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Van nuys
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good water park, rooms are ok, took our own pillows because we hate big fluffy ones. They hurt our neck. Bathrooms had mildew on shower. Yuk! It was Tuesday morning and we weren't able to sleep in, they cut the grass at 8am. You gotta be kidding me. All you can hear is the lawnmower for an hour or so.... More 

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Medicine Hat, Alberta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was the second time we have vacationed at Disneyland but the first time staying at the Howard Johnson. The hotel was average, as was the room. For the amount of time spent at the hotel is was OK. The downside of the hotel was the poor wifi connection. Ability to connect was spotty and at times there was no... More 

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Hojoanaheim, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground, responded to this review

Dear Kjs642, Thank you so much for giving us a try during your recent Disneyland vacation.We are so delighted your kids got to enjoy our fun water playground. We are so saddened to hear your internet connection was inconsistent, next time be sure to alert our Front Desk Staff right away. This gives us the opportunity to fix any problems... More 

Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely hands down your hotel made our dream vacation a reality. Your customer service was impeccable from our first booking months in advance, your front desk team and all your staff were of the highest quality gaurenteed !! Everyone was amazingly pleasant, friendly and extremely helpful at all times .. Since I've been home I've been bragging to everyone I... More 

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Hojoanaheim, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground, responded to this review

Dear Carolyn R, Thank you so much for your kind comments and positive feedback! We are so delighted to hear you and your family really enjoyed staying with us. We are so pleased we have always provided you with a delightful experience. We really appreciate you taking the time to let us know about you stay. We hope to be... More 

Edmonton, Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When we arrived we were told our reservation he been cancelled. I am still not sure if it was Disney Vacations or the HoJo that cancelled, but not the best way to start your stay. Eventually it was sorted and our stay was much better. Also, we took our 2 and 6 year old to the play pool and it... More 

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Hojoanaheim, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground, responded to this review

Dear Michael S, Thank you so much for sharing your recent experience with us. We apologize for the experience your children had at our water playground. We will be sure to share your comments with our Water Playground Supervisor to ensure safety guidelines are being followed. We do hope you have a better experience on your next stay with us.... More 

Regina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed there for 5 nights while at Disney. We were pleasantly surprised that it was closer to Disney than we thought. Hotel was great, swimming pools were great. They offered a great break from DL and the heat during the early afternoon. There is a great restaurant right across the street, Mimi's Café. Great food, good portions and reasonably... More 

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Hojoanaheim, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground, responded to this review

Dear Bret K, Thank you so much for your very valuable feedback. We are so pleased to hear you and your family had a delightful time with us! We are so glad you enjoyed our location and facilities. We hope to be your top choice for accommodations when planning you next Disneyland vacation! Kind regards, HoJo Anaheim Guest Care Team More 

Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed in superior 2-queen facing Disney on upper floor so could see fireworks if not at the park...this was lovely! Ten minute walk to Disney gate. Room was spacious with a balcony...noisy road in front though so didn't have door open much. Beds comfy and clean. Keurig, microwave and very small fridge. The kids loved the spray park and the... More 

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Hojoanaheim, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground, responded to this review

Dear Suzannem04290xd, Thank you so much for giving us a try during your recent Disneyland vacation. We are so thrilled to hear you and your family had such a great time and really enjoyed our location! We always encourage our Guests to let us know if there are any issues with their room accommodations. Despite this small issue, we are... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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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 

Additional Information about Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground

Address: 1380 South Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim, CA 92802-2310
Location: United States > California > Orange County > Anaheim
Price Range: $185 - $253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground 2.5*
Number of rooms: 303
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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
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Anaheim
#5 Romantic Hotel in Anaheim
#23 Business Hotel in Anaheim
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