I used Trip Advisor to choose this hotel and I have to say I was surprised upon arrival that people were giving this place an "excellent" rating. At best this place is average. On the upside, they do have free parking and free wi-fi. Also, you are paying less than $200 a night for a room with two queen sized beds.
The reality is this, it's still a HoJo's and it, like all the other hotels on this strip is right next to the very busy Hwy 5. It is the furthest in a string of chain motels on Harbor Ave from Disneyland and all that the park has to offer. We were not even on the supposedly loud side of the hotel, and you can hear it all the time.You can also hear Disneyland- all the time. The beds were pretty comfortable, but this place is rundown and needs some love. Retro is a term used when something kitschy is refurbished and becomes popular again, in it's shiny new incarnation. This place needs the refurbished part to happen, and then it can honestly make the claim that staying here is "retro fun".
If your Disneyland hotel choice is based on seeking a cheap place to lay your heads, and you want a pool thrown into the package then this place could fit the bill. Otherwise, keep looking.
- 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