$143 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 7, 2015 Check-out: Sep 8, 2015

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
120 reviews
Ridiculous awesome vacation

First things first.. thanks to the stuff for making our stay a fun and relaxed vacation after been... See full review

  • Juan A.
  • Jul 13, 2015
Great location and value

Overall this is a great hotel for the price. It's right across the street from Disneyland. So... See full review

  • Gayani N.
  • Jun 19, 2015

The bright, family-friendly Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel And Water Playground is across the street from the Disneyland Resort and is just an eight-minute walk from the park's main gates. The hotel's on-site eatery, Mimi's Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Highlights include free parking, free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, two guest laundries and Main Street market, a convenience store catering to busy families. Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel And Water Playground sprawls across seven beautifully landscaped acres and features Castaway Cove, a pirate-themed water playground for kids.

Rooms

Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel And Water Playground features a range of room options from king-sized, queen-sized and double beds. Children's suites include bunk beds and a sofa bed, and a king-sized bed for the adults. All rooms at Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel And Water Playground come equipped with a mini-fridge, cable TV with HBO, Disney Channel, ESPN and Golf Channel, coffee maker, and free Wireless Internet. Most rooms also include a balcony.

Property features

With its seven gorgeous acres of gardens and landscaped walkways, Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel And Water Playground puts an emphasis on family-friendly fun. Along with Castaway Cove, the hotel also features The Garden Pool, a secluded swimming pool surrounded by gardens and mature trees. The pool is a great place for sun and relaxation for children and adults. 

Located right next door to the hotel, Mimi's Cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and serves up healthy portions of American dishes in a colorful, French New Orleans-inspired atmosphere.

Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel And Water Playground is remarkably close to Disneyland, with great views of the park's breathtaking evening fireworks. The hotel's front desk also books bus tours to other Southern California destinations such as Sea World and Universal Studios.

Highlights

  • Across the street from Disneyland main gates
  • Seven private acres of gardens and private walkways
  • Castaway Cove, a Watery Pirate Playground featuring slides, water cannons and a pirate ship
  • Speedy's Sprayground. a fountain area for kids of all ages
  • Free high-speed Wi-Fi throughout hotel
Nearby attractions

  • Disneyland (1.9 mi/3 km)
  • Anaheim Convention Center (1.6 mi/2.6 km)
  • Knott's Berry Farm (10.3 mi/16.5 km)
Transportation

  • John Wayne/Orange County Airport (12.6 mi/20.2 km)
  • Los Angeles International Airport (34.3 mi/55.2 km)
  • Shuttle to Orange County, Long Beach, and Los Angeles airports (fee applies)
Policies
  • The hot tub spa, toddler pool and all water playground equipment will be closed from 5 - 16 Jan 2014.
  • Property does not offer a free continental breakfast. A valid credit card and ID must be presented at time of check-in. No third party billing.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Heated pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Heated pool
Jacuzzi
Game room
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Security
Wake-up service
FAX
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Ramp access to buildings
Brailled elevators
Room
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Microwave
Over sized rooms
TV remote control
Cribs available
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • Anaheim Convention Center: 1 mi
  • The Grove: 1.8 mi
  • Edison Field: 2.1 mi
  • Anaheim Hills Golf Course: 8.8 mi

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.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel And Water Playground

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
120 out of 120
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.2

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel And Water Playground

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
212westwash
Couples
Chicago, Illinois
Sep 4, 2013

Mold Smell

The rooms were very nice, We certainly had plenty to do while we were there. Busy all the time with all the theme parks. The only complaint was the bad mold smell that came from the sink just outside the toliet room. I had to hold my breathe every time I went by. The room was 1217. Other than that everything was perfect.

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

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There is a restaurant near by.

Review of Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel And Water Playground

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Juan A.
Family
Federal way
Jul 13, 2015

Ridiculous awesome vacation

First things first.. thanks to the stuff for making our stay a fun and relaxed vacation after been out in Disney all day, the room was nice and clean as well as the beds,plus the really cool set of pools you guys have. my kids had lots of fun and we're coming back for sure...ooh and they make it easy to check in and out

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

5
5.01.0
Gayani N.
Family
N/A
Jun 19, 2015

Great location and value

Overall this is a great hotel for the price. It's right across the street from Disneyland. So getting there is only a 10 minute walk. Also, you can enjoy the fireworks show from the hotel property in the event you're too pooped and just want to relax while watching the show. It also has a nice swimming area for the little ones which includes water slides and fountains. It has everything you need for a fun filled family vacation! My only complaint is that the toilet in our room was an industrial style toilet you typically see in public restrooms. They have a loud jet like flush which scared my kids. It also has the matching public restroom toilet seat. You know, the kind of seat that has an opening in the front. It made it more difficult to assist our child when using the toilet. However, I do understand this type of seat may be required for ADA compliance. Just an FYI

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

Family

Review of Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel And Water Playground

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Traveler12345
Family
Idaho Falls
Mar 10, 2015

Family Trip

Close to the Disneyland, walking distance. Great little water park and swimming pools.

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

5
5.01.0
Granna of 7
Family
HUMBLE
Mar 10, 2015

Awesome trip!

We had a great time. Hotel was very accommodating.

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

5
5.01.0
eduardo r.
Business
N/A
Jan 14, 2015

bussiness

good experience and location good service nice for children and family

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

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel And Water Playground

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kaui Traveller
Family
Okotoks
Dec 30, 2014

Great Retro Hotel Close to Disneyland

We stayed for 6 days over Christmas in building #1. The Hotel was beautifully decorated for the season. We had a queen bed and a bunk bed in our room which was small, but functional. The room was clean and the beds were comfortable. It was surprisingly quiet for being only steps away from the freeway. It took approximately 40 minutes to drive there from LAX, parking was free and close to the building. There is no restaurant on site and no gym for those who are so inclined. There are plenty of amenities near by though. The staff were friendly and helpful. The bunk beds were suitable for kids or a small teenager. If you want more space, stick to a standard room.

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

Family

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Mimi's was great for breakfast and appetizers and drinks. It is right across the street from the hotel. Make reservations in advance if you don't want to wait.

Review of Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel And Water Playground

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hestew
Family
Arizona
Dec 3, 2014

Fun waterpark

This hotel was great! The only reason it got 4 stars is that at $200 a night you pay for every bit plus some. Breakfast was not even included!!

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

Family

Review of Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel And Water Playground

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Volleyball Oregon
Family
Portland, Oregon
Nov 22, 2014

Perfect for Disney

Would stay here when I can't stay on property. It is cheaper, but easy access to food, great view of fireworks and free parking.

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

Family

Review of Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel And Water Playground

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
clonze
Family
bountiful utah
Sep 19, 2014

tremendous experience

Staff was more than accommodating,. Friendly cheerful and helpful, as always

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
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

5
5.01.0
Fantomer
Family
San Jose California
Aug 30, 2014

Room to spread out

We was able to get double rooms. Nice feature ample room for a family of five.

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

Family

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