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“Great place for kids. I just didn't like the late check...” 4 of 5 stars
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Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Building 2 lacked a degree of exterior aesthetics at the moment, as they are re-landscaping it all. The room was quite large, with a two sinks in the bathroom. No dining on site, though there was a convenience type store there. The walk to the park was no big deal, maybe three quarters of am mile total distance. We squeezed our six year old in a stroller and off we went! McDonald's was on the way, so getting breakfast was easy. Viewing the fireworks at the park is fun, but also rather chaotic with so many present. After one night of that, we watched from the hotel pool and parking lot. That was equally spectacular and loud!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Everything was great accept for the in room coffee! Absolutely horrid coffee but other than that we had a great stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights: Loved being able to walk to Disneyland (10 minutes or so) and come back for naps as needed. (Our teenaged sons wanted to nap, too!) We liked being able to watch the fireworks from our balcony or from over the hotel pool. Waterpark was too "young" for our teens, but with the purchase of a cheap ball from the gift store, they had a lot of fun in the regular pool in the evenings. Liked the Keurig coffee maker in the room, and found plenty of goodies in the gift shop for a quick breakfast. Enjoy!

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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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