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Port Alberni, Canada
Reviewed 1 March 2015

Rooms are very dated and need work. Rips in the carpets, rust in the tubs and toiletries weren't very nice either. Front desk staff were also hit and miss too. The girl that checked us in was almost snotty and unfriendly. On a positive note the water park and pool were amazing! The store had everything u need, and even...

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Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for a week and it wasn't bad but not great either. Pros: The hotel is clean, the water park is fun and fireworks were easy to see from our room Cons: The wifi is crazy slow, we had so many problems with our keys not working, the bathroom is ridiculously small The walk to disney wasn't bad...

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

Dear KCaissey, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent stay with us! We are disappointed to hear you encountered a few problems with our wireless internet and room keys. Next time, please inform our Front Desk Staff of any internet connection issues. We always try our absolute best to solve any problems our Guests...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 28 February 2015

Well I use to totally love this hotel but I only stayed in the big tower before, which I think is the best one at stay still we didn't this time. I had requested a king bed about four months out before we stayed ,that couldn't be done so I assumed we would have a queen or something but no...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 27 February 2015

Howard johnson is agreat place to stay close to restuarants and most importantly disneyland. All staff were friendly and the kids waterpark was a hit with the kids

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Reviewed 27 February 2015

Super comfortable beds- you will sleep like a baby. This hotel is very close to the Disneyland parks- within a walking distance. Here are the pros and cons. (I know its essential to tell them all.) First off- we were very happy in this hotel and would consider staying again. Though I like to try new places each vacation. The...

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

Dear princesslollipop, Thank you for choosing us for accommodations during your recent Disneyland vacation. We are so thrilled to hear you and your family had a worry-free, relaxing and enjoyable experience with us! We would be so happy to host any of your upcoming trips to the Anaheim Resort. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a...

Reviewed 27 February 2015

Great water park. Saved the vacation as Disneyland was a huge disappointment. Half the attractions were closed but still charging full price. Go to Knottsberry instead and stay at Howard Johnson. Great service/ price at both places.

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Reviewed 26 February 2015

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 26 February 2015

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Woodinville, Washington
Reviewed 26 February 2015

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Reviewed 26 February 2015

We just got home from a 6 night stay at the HOJO! This was our first time staying here and we were very impressed! We got a room facing Disney (you can't see any of Disney but have a great view of the fireworks!) and loved sitting on the balcony watching the fireworks! Definitely beats fighting crowds to get back...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • 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 

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Address: 1380 South Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim, CA 92802-2310
Region: United States > California > Orange County > Anaheim
Price Range: RM660 - RM985 (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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“Balcony room in the tall building”
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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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