We stayed at this hotel about 15 years ago (it was good then) and have tried several others in the vicinity. We chose it this time because of Trip Advisor reviews and it lived up to expectations.
We asked for a park view room and got just that - the corner room on the 6th floor of building 1. I met the previous occupant on his way out of the hotel and he declared it to be a "great room". It was.
We had a balcony with a view across to the Matterhorn and were close enough to wake to the sound of the Disney railroad bell. I had hoped it would offer a great view of the fireworks only to be told that there were no fireworks that week! Can't win 'em all.
Check-in and out was quick and easy. There was an on-site shop and amusements for the kids and a good pool area for lunchtime breaks from the park. Rooms may be a bit on the tired side (I understand there will be refurbishments) but they were of a good size with adequate facilities.
Best of all is the short walk to the park.
Mimi's restaurant next door was excellent and we had breakfast on the small patio. I liked the gingerbread-house look. Millies further along was not as good and further along Harbour Bvd there was a McDonalds, IHOP and DEnnys - plenty of alternatives to eating in the park.
- 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