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Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground
Ranked #19 of 119 Hotels in Anaheim
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 November 2007

We are so glad we stayed here! Booked directly with the hotel to secure the room we wanted ie. Double Queen, Disney view, Balcony, away from traffic noise... Great communication via phone and email, excellent customer service. Early evening check-in, room was ready. Rollaway delivered within minutes of request, plenty of floor space to set it up. Fireworks from the balcony was a great Disney start after travelling for 24 hours!
Our kids (17 & 13) were in the heated pool every night, meeting people from all over the world.
Housekeeping were immaculate, entire staff were friendly and efficient. The on-site shop had everything you might need from drinks, gifts, food etc. Easy walk to Disneyland, passing fast food places. Mimi's across the road, great for picking up takeaway on the way home from the park.
We walked through the lobbys of the 3 Disney hotels on our way to various restaurants and were so happy to return to our retro, cute little HoJo!!

  • Stayed: November 2007, travelled with family
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7  Thank natalya101
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Reviewed 20 November 2007

Recently returned from a very nice stay at the Hojo Anaheim. I had heard great things about the hotel from a Disneyland message board, and I was very pleased with my stay.

We arrived at 10am, and our room was not ready yet, but the front desk was very friendly and took our bags and locked them up for us so that we could go over to the park. The hotel is a very quick walk to the park, about 2 blocks-- 7 minutes to the front gate. There is a very good restaurant practically in the parking lot. -- Mimi's Cafe (not to be confused with Millie's, which is next door, and not nearly as good" has a huge menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, is afordable, and is VERY good-- Try their corn chowder-- excellent.

Anyway, we went to the park for a few hours and came back around 2:00 and our room was ready. We were put in building one, on the fourth floor, in a room with a king size bed. The room is clean and comfortable. No frills or anything fancy, but we did have a small balcony and a fridge. I have stayed in pretty much every hotel in the Disneyland Resort area, and save the resort hotels, this was the best. A VERY good bang for your buck.

There are two pools on property, one large family one and then a quiet adult one. We used the family pool because it was closest to our room, and because that was where the hot tub was. They have plenty of large, heated towels for your use in the pool area, and it was just big enough for the amount of people that were there. There was also a game room and small laundry room for people with kids. There is also a small (overpriced) gift shop with drinks and snacks and things, although we preferred "Harbor Cove" next to the Carousel Inn-- more affordable and a much bigger selection.

The hotel staff was friendly and accommodating, they never missed our wake up calls, and were very helpful with us for calling a SuperShuttle on our way back to the Orange County airport.

All in all, we had a great stay and will definitely stay here from now on when we are not staying in one of the Disneyland Hotels.

  • Stayed: September 2007, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank shankimball
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Reviewed 17 November 2007

Stayed October 28-31. There's nothing remarkable about this place, but you get the sense they do everything they can with what they have. The room itself was spacious. We were on the top floor of the tower, looking toward Disney. The top floor location gets you a higher ceiling and a great view of fireworks. Hotel proximity to Disney was good. Our six- and nine-year-old didn't complain about the walk. The pools were unremarkable, but again, well tended to, with towel service. Mimi's Cafe and McDonalds are right next door and on the way to the Park. The property is located immediately next to a loud, busy freeway. I would not, under any circumstances, consider a room facing the freeway. The hotel website has floorplans and locations of all available rooms. They also offered luggage storage for those wanting to tour on checkout day.

  • Stayed: October 2007, travelled with family
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5  Thank laotzu
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Reviewed 14 November 2007

Stayed at Howard Johnson, large rooms, great facilities, helpful staff and close to Disneyland.

If you are considering traveling from Australia to go to Disneyland, I would highly recommend this hotel.

This is very good value for money, you can store all your valuables in the hotel safety deposit boxes and there is good security in and around the hotel and generally in the Disneyland precinct.

Really enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: September 2005, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank RayMcCluskey
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Reviewed 9 November 2007

We stayed at Hojos in September and were initially offered a room on the freeway side. There was double glazing on the door although coming from the country we found it very noisy. We asked to be moved and were offered two other rooms to look at - the staff were very helpful and acommoded our needs throughout our stay.

The second room was on the ground floor and was much better as we could hardly hear any noise. The room was clean and tidy.

The hotel is in a great location and only a short stroll to Disneyland. Mimis across the road had great food and was very reasonable - huge portion sizes and a good kids menu.

I would recommend this hotel especially to those with children. We had a great holiday.

  • Stayed: September 2007, travelled with family
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7  Thank AmberNewZealand
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground

Address: 1380 South Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim, CA 92802-2310
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Region: United States > California > Orange County > Anaheim
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Anaheim
#5 Romantic Hotel in Anaheim
#23 Business Hotel in Anaheim
Price Range: $236 - $376 (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
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 
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Also Known As:
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel And Water Playground - Anaheim / Disneyland Park
Howard Johnson Anaheim
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