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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Rooms and bathroom are dated but clean. We had a room in Tower 1 which overlooked the waterpark and Disneyland. No traffic noise. Room was spacious with 2 queen beds. Room had coffee machine and fridge. The only issue with the room was the hot water. You would turn the tap to the red and it would be cold water...

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Sacramento, California
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Kamloops, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Close to the park entrance, great coffee k cups, clean, affordable, friendly staff. People that stayed above us were banging on the floor until 11:30 every night! Couldn't sleep even through ear plugs.

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Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Close to the park, clean comfy beds and awesome pool, hot tub water park for kids. Will return again :)

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CA
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stay here every time I go to Disney. Have stayed at each of the Disney hotels and Hojo about 5-6 times. Pros: The price can't be beat. Check-in is very easy and have had my room ready early several times. Staff is always friendly. Rooms are clean. Water park is a big hit if you take a day off...

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Santa Rosa, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

What a pleasant surprise this little gem was!! The room was great! Check-in was quick and smooth! Staff was very helpful! The walk to Disneyland took 10 minutes. Several eating establishments along the way. The water playground was a big hit with our kids! We will definitely be back!

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Marrakech, Morocco
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

I have never complained about a hotel before, but I was disappointed with this stay - my hotel should be clean, have a nice hot shower, and quiet. This hotel was clean, but the hot water ran out after 1 minute each day, and the constant road noise from being 30 feet away from I-5 was terrible. The front desk...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We were told this was the best place to stay, in fact others reviews rave about it. We had two children (12 and 10). We found the room dated and had a musty smell and need of a make over, fridge didn't work and the second sink didn't drain. Even in Jan the pool complex was open. The noise from...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Overall probably 4.5 stars. I think 10-15 minute walk to Disneyland depending on the heat. Stayed here on days of 40+, so very hot. Main pool area is the best amenity. A dip in the shady pool after walking the parks is great. Rooms ok. Bit dated but clean. Beds just comfortable. Not a great deal of space after adding...

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West Bountiful, Utah
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The property was clean and quiet. The rooms where clean and the beds were comfortable. I would stay here again.

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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: $211 - $315 (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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“North building around the main pool is best. The traffic noise didn't bother us.”
 of 5 bubbles leekP383LW, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Noisier on West side (pool and traffic and fireworks). Depends if you want to see those things.”
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  • the start of Disney fireworks
 of 5 bubbles oregonbeach, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Balcony room in the tall building”
 of 5 bubbles 488kareng, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Great for kids”
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“Face the garden pool, avoid facing the freeway, some rooms have skylights = early morning bright light”
 of 5 bubbles aimeeo34, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
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