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Vancouver Canada
Reviewed 20 November 2014

Being a large family of 7 makes it hard to travel and stay in the same room, at the Howard Johnson they have a few family suites that can accommodate large families and they also offer a fridge which is great for snacks and smaller breakfast ideas. They are a short walk to the Main Gate of Disney and across...

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Hojoanaheim, HoJo Anaheim Guest Care Team at Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground, responded to this review

Dear CanadianThunder, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experience with us! We are delighted to hear that our Kids Suite was the perfect fit for you and your family. We hope to be your top choice for accommodations when planning your next Disneyland vacation! Kind regards, HoJo Anaheim Guest Care Team

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 19 November 2014

We recently stayed at this hotel for 9 nights. The hotel is an older hotel but well maintained. The grounds and water park are really nice and the water park is not too crowded although we were there in off peak time. The hotel staff were helpful and the convenience shop was excellent. We had a kids suit with 2...

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Arroyo Grande
Reviewed 19 November 2014

Whenever we visit Disneyland Resort we always stay at the Howard Johnson Anaheim. We've stayed on Disneyland property before but somehow it's just not as good as staying here. Staff is friendly and helpful and the rooms are so clean and fresh, and the cost is a fraction of what the Disneyland Hotel is. I'd have to say they have...

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Sonoma County, California
Reviewed 19 November 2014

Great location, rooms are just dated and older and the building number 3 smelled like dirty diapers. beds and room ok. it is a just a 2.

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Hojoanaheim, HoJo Anaheim Guest Care Team at Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground, responded to this review

Dear 351deanz, We are very saddened to hear that you were not completely satisfied during your recent stay with us. We are sorry you encountered an unpleasant smell in your building. We have inspected the hallways and reported this to our Housekeeping Staff to ensure this does not reoccur. It is so important to us that Guests let us know...

Selma, California
Reviewed 19 November 2014

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Santa Clarita, California
Reviewed 18 November 2014

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground

Address: 1380 South Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim, CA 92802-2310
Region: United States > California > Orange County > Anaheim
Price Range: $209 - $341 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground 2.5*
Number of rooms: 303
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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
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Anaheim
#5 Romantic Hotel in Anaheim
#23 Business Hotel in Anaheim
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“Try to get rooms in the buildings not beside the freeway”
 of 5 bubbles VancouverPinoy, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Building two has no rooms facing the freeway and the pool view is serene.”
 of 5 bubbles 334jasong, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms back onto the water park, and might be a little noisier, but more convenient to the water park.”
 of 5 bubbles garydS3773JC, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor is really convenient”
 of 5 bubbles arbuckle2, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Pay for an upgraded room category to Building 1 and ask for a high floor - Room 1601 and 1709 have amazing views of the fireworks.”
 of 5 bubbles willy_wonk123, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
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