$109 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 22, 2014 Check-out: Sep 23, 2014

Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel And Water Playground

3 stars
1380 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92802
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
119 reviews
Room to spread out

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

  • Fantomer
  • Aug 30, 2014
Under-rated Hotel

Our stay was excellent. I was leery because of its age and HoJo is really not the best hotel chain,... See full review

  • AZ Desert Rat
  • Jun 14, 2014
Fun and relaxation for the whole family at this amenity-packed hotel next to Disneyland

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.

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
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.

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.

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)
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)
Policies & fees
  • 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.

Hotel Map

33.814 -117.9146
Area description
Entertainment district

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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
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.

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Guest Reviews (119)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel And Water Playground

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
119 out of 119
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.2

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Super Chickens
Long Beach, WA
Jun 28, 2012

Wonderful Vacation

We stayed five night in a home away from home. Our room was recently renovated and very clean. The beds were super comfortable! The staff was friendly and very helpful. The two pools and on-site store were a nice bonus. This was our second stay and I would definitely go back next time!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Mimi's Restaurant: Right across the street. Great food...great prices!

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Review of Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel And Water Playground

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
MTN. MOM
Colorado
Apr 28, 2014

Great experience!

This stay was incredible! We loved the room, the bed was super comfortable with plenty of pillows and clean linens! The bathroom was clean and the shower rocked! The swimming pools were amazing and fun to play and relax in! The location was perfect! Not to close to Disney, but it was just close enough where we could come back and rest in the middle of the day without to much walking! We would recommend this hotel to everyone!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

perfect location to Disney

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Review of Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel And Water Playground

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
wrinkleyboo
Idaho
Feb 3, 2011

Excellent

This hotel was great. It only took about 5 minutes to walk to McDonalds and another 5 minutes after that to walk to Disneyland. The pool was super fun. It was warm and fun to play in, even though the temps outside were in the high 60 to low 70's. It would have been nice if the hotel had breakfast but that aside, it was perfect. The staff did an excellent job meeting our daily needs in parking, towels, and all other requests. The rooms were clean and comfortable. We were facing Disney but our room was the closest to the interstate in that building but I couldnt hear a thing! We were very pleased and would absolutley stay here again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

With small kids and only a weekend to enjoy Disneyland, it was great that McDonalds was close by. We ate there most every night! Quiznos and Ihop were close as well.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

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

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Review of Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel And Water Playground

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
AZ Desert Rat
Oro Valley, AZ
Jun 14, 2014

Under-rated Hotel

Our stay was excellent. I was leery because of its age and HoJo is really not the best hotel chain, but this place was great and far surpassed my expectations. My grandson loved the water park. The room was clean, the surroundings were landscaped so nicely, it was quiet (even with the freeway next to it)...I can't say anything bad regarding my stay there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Do NOT waste your money on the Fantasmic premium seating.

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Review of Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel And Water Playground

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
McSwain Family
Astoria, OR
May 1, 2011

Great Hotel!

Hotel was clean and the staff were all friendly and helpful. Within walking distance of Disneyland but should wear some comfy shoes! Room was very spacious. Great pool play area for the kids!! Will definitely be back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Review of Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel And Water Playground

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Anaheim, CA, USA
Mar 12, 2012

Great place to stay!

It was surprisingly comfortable, clean, and roomy! Very kid friendly as well!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Mimi's Cafe is right across the street and yummy!

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Review of Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel And Water Playground

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
San Diego, CA
Jun 18, 2007

Great for Families

Across the street from Disneyland, and convenient walk w/kids.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
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Review of Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel And Water Playground

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Mar 28, 2008

Very Family Friendly

It was a great experience!!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

So close to Disneyland

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Review of Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel And Water Playground

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Oakland, CA
Nov 24, 2007

Howard Johnsons

Staff was very helpful and pleasant. Discount tickets to amusment parks were available. Easy walking distance. The pools were beautiful and well maintained with large towels accessible. Will stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

You can take a $3 shuttle to Disneyland but it is just as easy to walk.

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