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Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground
Ranked #18 of 118 Hotels in Anaheim
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

Enjoyed staying here. Great location with only a few minutes walk to theme parks. 2 adults and 2 children we paid around $2300 for 2 weeks. Our room was noisy as it was right next to the freeway which kept me awake a bit but didn't bother the rest of my family! I wouldn't pay the extra for a Disney view again. The balcony was so small we never used it. The pool was a life saver! It gave us 1-2hours of relaxing time each day keeping the kids entertained. Rooms were clean and tidy and beds made each day which was nice to return to.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

We booked last minute and stayed for 5 nights with 3 kids ( ages 2,5,7). The room: large enough for the 5 of us, very clean, the beds were wonderful and the water pressure & temperature was great. We really appreciated the fridge, microwave and all the counter space. The TV was very good as well and we were able watch movies as part of our downtime. The location: excellent. We spent the days at the theme parks, came back for a swim / play at the waterpark, and then walked back to either Downtown Disney or one of the parks after dark. It was about a 10 minute walk with our three kids, but they did it every time with no complaints. There are some decent restaurants right next to the hotel which was a nice change from all the noise and action of the parks. Both Mimi's and Millie's have decent food/kids meals that are fairly priced, and the staff in both were excellent. The overall hotel: we were in building 2 on the ground floor. It was a bit dated ( old carpets, colors), but for the price it fit with our expectations. The grounds and pool were impeccably clean. We LOVED the pool and the waterpark area- huge hit with our kids. The hotel is right on the freeway and was a bit noisy if we left the balcony door open, but with it closed we didn't notice any noise at all, for which we were really pleased. The staff were consistently pleasant and helpful. Store on site was well stocked, but we still found it worthwhile to make a trip to Target for snack supplies ( lasted us all week). Overall it was a really good experience and a great trip.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

room was awful, dirty , walls scuffed and soiled, pool was so bad we stayed 5 days and only went to the pool the first day it was nasty.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

We stayed for nine nights and could not fault anything about the hotel. Close to Disneyland and lots if places to eat. The hotel's gift shop besides stocking souvenirs also sells a wide range of snacks and drinks. Reception are friendly and helpful. The rooms are basis but comfortable with plenty of room for storage of suitcases and to put your clothes away. 8 minutes walk to Disneyland.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

Booked through a booking site and were allocated a stock/basic room reserved for booking sites. (Lesson learnt - sometimes a couple of dollars more booked directly through hotel result in better rooms).

We were fortunate enough to be upgraded though and had early check-in - big thanks to the front desk for thier service! We were in building 2 overlooking the pool. Room comfortable and clean, laundry facility was good and despite being next to the highway, the noise was close to zero. They must have doube galzing or something.

Overall a really good experience and an easy work to the parks. We will staty there again if we return to Disneyland.

Room Tip: Try building 2 facing the pool
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Additional Information about 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: $180 - $300 (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
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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