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Howard Johnson Hotel and Water Playground

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A great choice! The Howard Johnson Hotel and Water Playground is excellent for families. There is a large pirate cove themed water park with slides, water canons and a 30 foot pirate ship. The hotel has a cool retro look and the rooms are charming and clean. The games room is another great family perk. Cots are available for a fee, cribs are free but on request. This award winning hotel is great for all families members and is only an 8 minute walk to the Disneyland main gate.
Get soaked at Castaway Cove, the newest water attraction in Anaheim. The brightly decorated and spacious rooms at Howard Johnson Hotel and Water Playground are all within a seven-minute walk to the Disneyland Resort®. This family friendly hot spot is a popular choice for Canadians.
Location: Across the street from the entrance to Disneyland Resort®, 1 block from Anaheim's Garden Walk and 56km from Los Angeles Int'l Airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • John B : Mead, United States
Disney days

Upon arriving at the hotel (via Karmel Shuttle from LAX, which was great) , we found the front desk personnel very friendly and engaging. The hotel layout was several small two story buildings, with a couple of larger multi story units. The grounds were very clean and well maintained. The two pools were the best, the grand-kids went from one to the other, and we followed!! Overall SUPER!!

  • Janice R : Castle Rock, Washington, United States
Disneyland 1/2 Marathon weekend

We stayed at this property over Labor weekend for 1/2 Marathon weekend. This is our 2nd stay this year at this property. We had a couple of minor issues that we reported to the front desk and the issues were resolved promptly. My sister and I will continue to use this property in the future.

  • Michelle S :
Great value

We stayed in the Kid's Suite. King bed in one room, and a bunk bed and pull out twin bed in the other room. It was so nice to be able to have two rooms. Having a microwave and mini fridge was great too! We didn't visit the water area because we got in too late then were too busy at Disneyland, but it looked great. It's definitely not a luxury hotel, but you can't get better for the price. Our only complaint was that we left something in the room when we checked out. After Disneyland closed on our day of checkout, we went back to see if we could pick it up. The front desk staff could tell my husband they'd found it, but didn't have a key to get to it. Bummer.

  • Amber D : Langley, Canada
Comfortable Beds and Fun for the Kids

I recently stayed here with my family of 5. We stayed in a 2 queen deluxe room. The beds were really comfortable especially after a long day on your feet at the parks. The pool was excellent, a decent size and a comfortable temperature. The water park was a huge hit with our kids. They didn't want to go back to Disneyland after our afternoon break back at the hotel. We loved that there was a reasonable sized safe in the room for all of our electronics and passports. The walk to the parks was very reasonable even for our young kids. The free parking was a great perk too. The only complaint would be that the rooms need an update, more specifically the bathrooms and maybe a new fridge as on ours, the numbers were worn off and couldn't tell what setting it was on. We would definitely stay here again for a future trip.

  • Thanhhuong P : Boston, Massachusetts
Extremely friendly staff

We had an excellent stay for two nights .Extremely friendly staff and Clean hotel with good service,you can park - free - also behind the building . The room was good with an excellent bedReception are welcoming and helpful ,

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  • 317 Rooms
  • 1 pool
  • Castaway Cove and Speedy's Sprayground - children's pool/wet zone
  • Wading pool
  • 15 person hot tub
  • Games room
  • Gift shop
  • Internet
  • Free parking
Hotel Room includes:
  • 1 king, 2 double or 2 queen beds
  • Mini-fridge
  • Coffee-maker
  • Hair dryer
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  • Howard Johnson Hotel and Water Playground
    Anaheim,United States

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Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground
1380 South Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim, CA 92802-2310

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.