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Many Farms, Az
Reviewed 16 March 2015

Family Disneyland vacation with adjoining rooms. Excellent rooms and service. The waterpark was such a hit our kids actually wanted to leave Disneyland early so they could get back to the waterpark! Beds were wonderful. Only knock would be no continental breakfast offered. Already planning on staying here again next year! Also, excellent viewing of fireworks on Sunday night.

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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 15 March 2015

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 15 March 2015

We spoke to several people who frequent disneyland before deciding on the Howard Johnson. We thought initially that it would be great to have the splash park for the kids to lure them out of Disneyland so we could take breaks in the afternoon, but we didn't use it that much. Kids definitely enjoyed the splash park though. Location is...

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

Dear Lundvike, Thank you for giving us a try during your recent Disneyland vacation! We are so glad our location was beneficial to you. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We would love to welcome you and your family back during your next trip to Anaheim! Kind regards, HoJo Anaheim Guest Care Team

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 15 March 2015

We had a room in Building 1 on the 4th floor overlooking the roof of the check in office. It was fine. We could see the fireworks from room. The 2 queen beds were very comfortable. It was quite soundproofed. We didn't hear our neighbours. Only the people in the hallways are loud. Excited kids (what can you do :))...

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Galt, United States
Reviewed 14 March 2015

Once again we stayed here for our quarterly Disney visit. We can not say enough about the friendly staff, beginning with the front desk welcome "back" to the all of the maintenance staff that we saw and spoke with during our stay, They always asked, "How is everything?" Our grandkids were not with us on this visit, so we did...

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Reviewed 13 March 2015

We would have appreciated some disposable water glasses , cutlery and plates in the room. A bistro set on the patio would be nice to escape sleeping children in the evening and wait for fireworks Restaurant in hotel would be a plus despite Mimi's being so close

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Reviewed 13 March 2015 via mobile

We came to Anaheim for my daughters dance performance at Disneyland in March. We basically split our trip up in half, staying at the Howard Johnson the first three days, and the Spring Hill suites Marriott the remaining three days so that we can use our Marriott points. First impressions: The room we stayed in was a two bed Queen...

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Dear Skilesn, We are so pleased to hear you and your family had a delightful time with us! We are so glad you really enjoyed our excellent location, fun water playground and exceptional service! We are currently in the process of renovation our Premium queen bedrooms and have completed a refresh of our Standard double bedrooms. Next time, we recommend...

Edmonton, Alberta
Reviewed 13 March 2015

Great Service, the Night Manager Paula is awesome! She was extremely helpful with booking excursions. They do not have a restaurant on the property but there is a restaurant across the street, Mimi's, They have very good food, you can order in but they do not deliver. Internet connection was always available. Rooms are average but clean, they definitely show...

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Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 12 March 2015

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Pelham, New Hampshire
Reviewed 12 March 2015

I stayed at the Howard Johnson’s near Disneyland for an event at the Anaheim Convention Center and was very pleasantly surprised at how good it was. Clearly, it was filled with families visiting Disneyland rather than business travelers, but the rooms are spacious, the staff first rate and they work very hard to please guests. They have a little water...

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

Dear Dennis H, Thank you for choosing us for accommodations during your recent visit to the Anaheim Resort! We are so delighted to hear we exceeded your expectations. Thank you for your kind comments and great feedback. We hope to be your top choice when planning your next trip to Anaheim! Kind regards, HoJo Anaheim Guest Care Team

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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 

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Address: 1380 South Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim, CA 92802-2310
Region: United States > California > Orange County > Anaheim
Price Range: €139 - €208 (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 Romantic Hotel in Anaheim
#5 Family 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.”
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“Noisier on West side (pool and traffic and fireworks). Depends if you want to see those things.”
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“Great for kids”
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“Face the garden pool, avoid facing the freeway, some rooms have skylights = early morning bright light”
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