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Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground
Ranked #15 of 118 Hotels in Anaheim
Certificate of Excellence
Turlock, California
2 reviews
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“The staff was excellent. Our family really enjoyed the...”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

The staff was excellent. Our family really enjoyed the water park. The room was clean, neat but sky light windows made sleeping past 4:30 am difficult. Proximity to Disneyland excellent!

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Reviewed June 27, 2013

My spouse, best friend and uncle all stayed here for New Years in 2007 and had a blast! The staff is super friendly, there is plentiful food options on the way to the park (McDonalds, Mim's Cafe, Quiznos, Denny's, Coldstone), it is a short walking distance and the view of the fireworks from the hot tub is amazing. Perfect for families due to distance from park and the new children's water play park. There is also another quiet pool area if you don't have children...which is nice for couples/singles. There is a small store that sells wine, beer, juice, snacks, water, etc.

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The Good- Perfect location, friendly staff, clean rooms, store inside, water park, separate regular pool, view of the fireworks, lots of food options along the way, etc.
The Bad- No complimentary breakfast, Price has gone up since the water park was added
The Ugly- Nothing as far as I'm concerned

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the freeway (it's a little loud on the that side).
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

We had an excellent stay at the Howard Johnson. My son absolutely loved the water area! The front desk staff was very helpful and friendly. Our room was clean and spacious. We were in building 5 and we didn't have a problem with road noise. The only thing we heard was the fireworks from Disneyland--which we could see from our patio. I liked having laundry and a store on premises. The location is ideal,It was a very quick walk to the front gates and several restaurants, but away from all of the front gate traffic. I would stay there again in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed May 2013, 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 Family Hotel in Anaheim
#5 Romantic 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
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