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Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground
Ranked #14 of 118 Hotels in Anaheim
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Wellington, New Zealand
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50 reviews
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“A great choice for families with young children”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

We have stayed here a couple of times and have enjoyed it very much. When the children were younger they loved the water themed play area and the swimming pool. We stayed in building 3 overlooking the pool and found this nice and quiet as it was away from the main road. The air conditioning unit , however , was really noisy. Beds were comfortable and the rooms were really large so great for a family of 4. No restaurants on sight but there is a shop that sells fresh muffins etc and enough food to get you by if you don't want to go out for a meal. The staff were really friendly and offered some good deals for tickets to the park. They organised all our trips etc for us. Although we enjoyed it we have since found other really good places to stay closer to the theme parks . The Park Vue, for example is directly opposite Disney and has kitchen facilities as well as free breakfast for the same price as Howard Johnson. Having said that the water themed play area at HoJo's is awesome and the kids would happily spend all day there.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

It was difficult to get up to rooms without elevator. Even after requesting a room on first floor or one near am elevator. I was told one was not available. My daughter is 5 and has problems walking, she needs help going up and down stairs and uses special gear. We stayed for six nights and I found it hard to believe that a room did not come available, at all!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

What a great family-friendly hotel! Every staff member I had contact with was super friendly and helpful. For our last day we wanted to rent a car and Art at the front desk not only booked the entire thing for me, he also (without my asking) called a couple of different local car rental companies to make sure he got me the best rate possible and saved a coupon for me to pick up from the front desk! The hotel is easy walking distance to Disneyland, don't even bother with the ART, it's completely unnecessary. The mini-water park at the hotel is fabulous! It was clean and I thought it was great that they even had a lifeguard on duty. My kids adored it! I'm not sure which they enjoyed more- the hotel water park or Disneyland! I absolutely recommend this hotel if you are looking for a family friendly place to stay that is reasonably priced!

  • Stayed June 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
Anaheim Howard Johnson
Howard Johnson Hotel Anaheim California

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