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Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground
Ranked #15 of 118 Hotels in Anaheim
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Great Disneyland Hotel!”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Have stayed at Howard Johnson Anaheim twice before, great hotel location for Disneyland. The rooms are clean and tidy and Mimi's Cafe across the road is AMAZING. Make sure you visit her for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Staff are friendly and free wifi is a bonus.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

Wonderful stay, very polite and friendly employees, clean room, great location. The room was a bite noisy because we were next to the garden pool and there were guest that stayed in the pool and partied way past the 10:00 closing hour. The sleep quality was good after the pool was cleared out.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2012

We have stayed at HoJos many times over the last 5 years. However, when we recently tried to book a room the rates were $100 PER NIGHT more than they were 8 months prior. This hotel was a good value at $90 a night. What a joke that they think they are still a good value at $179.00 a night! This is a standard, run of the mill hotel that should be no more than $90.00 a night. It's VERY OLD and right next to the freeway which is VERY NOISY no matter where your rooms are. The staff are indifferent and put no extra effort forth in assisting anyone. The only restaurant close to it is the MIMIs which is expensive. It's says it's within walking distance but it's still quite a walk when you consider that you have to walk down to the light and then past the tram station. It's much less walking to park in the parking garage plus the only walking you do is to walk through downtown disney once you get off the tram. If they want to charge $179.00 a night they need to provide the same experience you get staying at a resort hotel because the Paradise Pier hotel is not that much more expensive and you get a lot more value for your dollar. We put up with the staff and condition of the hotel because it was cheaper. You don't expect much when the prices are lower but we will not stay there at the new price level. It's is no longer a good value.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for 9 days and found all of the staff including the shops very friendly and helpful. The room had a good wifi Internet connection, however, some of our group did not have the same quality. It depends on which room you stay in. The pool and pirate water park were great for the kids entertainment after a long day at Disneyland. The rooms were serviced well each day and the laundry facilities had a washing machine and dryer. There is a games room (including an air hockey table) that was good for the kids as well. Parking is ample if you have a car. There are 2 iMac computers for free usage in reception, however, you can also "air print" straight to reception if you have an iPhone or iPad. This is great if you need to print tickets etc...

Mimi's cafe across the road is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers good value dining...

Reception staff are very friendly and helpful and are always willing to provide advice or book transportation. We would stay here again!

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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WEST RICHLAND
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 28, 2012

Great location. Quiet. Comfortable beds. Nice staff. Water park is a great break from Disneyland for parents and children. Other pool is nice. Not fancy......but perfect for us. :)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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PARKER
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2012

Everything was great. Staff was very friendly. Hotel was convenient to Disneyland where we spent the day.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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NORTH SALT LAKE
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 27, 2012

From a clean freak, this hotel rated average...for the bathroom. Everything else was great. But I had to overlook the cleanliness issues because of the pool and proximity to Disney.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground

Property: Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground
Address: 1380 South Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim, CA 92802-2310
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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 Romantic Hotel in Anaheim
#5 Family Hotel in Anaheim
#23 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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