We just returned from staying at the Hojo for 4 nights and I was also dissapointed based on the reviews I had read.
The hotel seemed more like a motel to me than a hotel and while the location was very good, there were other hotels closer to the entrance of Disneyland.
We were in building 2 so the freeway traffic did not bother us; however, the room was noisy due to its proximity to the office and bus loading area. We did not get a chance to use the pool so can't comment on that.
The room we were given was average and did not include a microwave, but it did have a mini fridge which was very convenient. The pillows were horrible and our request for extra pillows went unanswered.
I do have to say that the staff was very friendly and helpful, and the hotel and the rooms were very clean.
All in all, if you are looking for a budget hotel that is clean and accesible, then the Hojo is it.....but if you are looking for a little more from a hotel, then go elsewhere.
- 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