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Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel And Water Playground

3 stars
View map of 1380 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92802

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
10 reviews
Great Disneyland experience

We stayed at this hotel, opting out of the Disneyland resort hotels to save on costs. This hotel... See full review

  • CO Mom
  • Jun 20, 2013
Great Service

This hotel is the the best for families - the kids love the Pirates Cove and the adult pool as... See full review

  • EcuaMex
  • Aug 8, 2010
Spend your next family vacation at this Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground. Walk to a day with your favorite characters and rides at Disneyland across the street, or to the Anaheim Garden Walk or Downtown Disney for shopping and entertainment. Book a tour of Universal Studios Hollywood or Sea World San Diego minutes away. Enjoy French and American food at Mimis Cafe across the street from this smoke-free lodging. Take the family to the on-site water playground, Castaway Cove, with slides, water cannons and a pirate ship. Toddlers can also join in the fun at the onsite Speedys Sprayground with splash fountains and a kiddie pool. Enjoy complimentary wireless Internet access, complimentary parking and game room. Take advantage of the shuttle service to and from Disneyland for a small charge. Stay productive in the lobby with printing services. Guest rooms include coffee-maker, refrigerator and lush bedding, or book a suite with microwave, balcony and views of Disneyland.

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Hotel Map

33.814 -117.9146
Area description
Entertainment district

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

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Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel And Water Playground

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
10 out of 10
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.9

80% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel And Water Playground

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Running Gal
Family
Commerce City CO
Aug 12, 2013

Fantastic Family Friendly Getaway

The hotel staff was very friendly and prompt in replacing our refrigerator that wasn't working when we checked in. The rooms were large and very clean. Our youngest loved the kids water park after a full day at Disneyland and we liked the hot tub! I wish there were a 2nd hot tub by the "grown up" pool and maybe was a bit larger. I also wish the two pools were closer together since It made it somewhat difficult to split our time between pools for our 13 year old and 7 year old. The location was great for our family to walk the 15 min. from the hotel to Disneyland and the savings on the complimentary parking was a HUGE plus for us! I would definitely stay again for another trip to Disneyland since it was so "family friendly", affordable, very clean, great location, and close to many restaurants you can easily walk to.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

For a great and affordable pizza, try the Pizza Press along the short walk to Disneyland. The Pizza Press and all the Disney food courts were very accommodating with our sons severe peanut allergy.

Review of Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel And Water Playground

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rdaigle
Family
White Castle, Louisiana
Aug 2, 2013

Disneyland Vacation

This hotel is in a great location. The kids really enjoyed the water park and swimming pool. The hotel is a true eight minute walk to the gates of Disney Land or Adventure Land. You can rent hotels with closer walking distances but I would choose this hotel every time. It was a truly great experience for our family and we hope to come back some day!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Eight Minute walk to Disneyland no rental car needed!

Review of Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel And Water Playground

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
CO Mom
Family
Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 20, 2013

Great Disneyland experience

We stayed at this hotel, opting out of the Disneyland resort hotels to save on costs. This hotel was great for our kids 4 &7, they had so much fun at both the splash pad and bigger pool in the back. It was so refreshing after a long day at the park. We went to the pools every day we were there, and really just made the hotel experience so much better. The hotel rooms were roomy and the minnie fridge helped to hold cold waters and food so we didn't have to buy so much at the parks. Great experience!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

There is check-in parking right up front when you first arrive.

Review of Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel And Water Playground

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Urgently concerned
Friends
Austin, TX, USA
Jan 3, 2012

Not Worth the Thought

The staff was not helpful. The room was not not up to standards. Smelled bad, not sure if the sheets were as clean as they could be. There are 0 smoking rooms even if they have a balcony. On top of that the toilet was like a cheap bar toilet, felt gross just sitting on it! Save your money and go elsewhere!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel And Water Playground

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
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Family
Everett, WA, USA
Aug 27, 2011

Son's 1st time @ disneyland

The water park was great! The service was good too!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Bring snacks, water bottles and flavored single packets for drinks.

Review of Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel And Water Playground

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
EcuaMex
Family
SSF, CA
Aug 8, 2010

Great Service

This hotel is the the best for families - the kids love the Pirates Cove and the adult pool as well. So close to Disneyland and California Adventure. The service was great as well. We will definetly return!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel And Water Playground

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lucky grandparents
Family
West Hills, CA
Jul 30, 2009

Perfect for families

This was our 2nd time staying at Howard Johnson's across from Disneyland. We went with another family this trip and had asked for connecting rooms, which was honored. Each room was large enough for 2 queen beds, a table and chairs, desk, TV, microwave, fridge, armoire, etc. The bathroom had 2 sinks and a long counter for all of our stuff. Everything was in perfect working condition. The housekeepers were generous with towels, soaps, shampoo, etc. and kept the rooms very clean. The hotel grounds were enhanced by trees, shrubs and flowers and also kept very clean. The big draw for us - the Pirate water park, which was WAY better than we expected. The water features were fun, creative and age appropriate (we had 3 boys with us ages 5-11). They had so much fun that they did not want to leave for dinner. We stayed 3 nights with no problems whatsoever. The hotel kept our luggage for us on the last day so that we could go back to Disneyland and called a taxi for us when we were ready to leave. They could not have been more accommodating or pleasant. We would definitely stay here again. PS. The rooms here are cleaner, newer and roomier than the Disneyland Hotel and for about 1/3 the price!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel And Water Playground

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Family
Denver
Jul 1, 2009

Fun pool! not so fun room!

very handy to get to Disneyland entrance, fun pool for kids, nice staff([...])!! Room smelled funny when air conditioner was running. Bathroom was very outdated and very small, kind of yucky! Very noisy next to freeway.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Family

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Very handy for morning coffee at McDonalds or Mimi's cafe.

Review of Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel And Water Playground

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Family
USA
Mar 3, 2008

Disneyland Convenient

The Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel in Anaheim, CA is a great place to stay - especially when visiting Disneyland. We were able to park at the hotel (at no additional charge) and walk to the main entrance of Disneyland - they even allow you to keep your car there the day you check out. It is very family friendly as there is a game room, laundry facilities, two pools, kids splash area, etc. I have already recommended the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel to others.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

The main entrance to Disneyland and California Adventure is just a short walk away.

Review of Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel And Water Playground

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Family
Indianapolis, IN
Apr 14, 2007

Perfect for Disneyland Trip!

Check-in was smooth and easy - even accommodated our early arrival. The room was of good size and comfortable with a nice view off of our patio. The best part was that we were across the street from Disneyland - easy walking distance and in the midst of the festive atmosphere. My son loved the pool as well as my husband. All of the staff we encountered were friendly and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Mimi's Cafe is across the street. The food is very good, reasonably priced and the portions are large enough to share most items.

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