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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.

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  • 514trudyw : Temple, Texas
Southern Calif. Trip

After hearing some skeptical reviews on line, I was fearing the worst. We were on the 6th floor in bldg. 1, and it was by the freeway. No worries as they had sound proofed the noise. The room was clean and the bath also. Beds were comfortable and info left in the room for guests is helpful when looking for places close by to eat. We never heard any noise during our stay, which was a surprise to us.

  • Linda B : Sydney, Australia
Great Disney Hotel to stay and Play at!

Such a great hotel! This hotel is within 10-15 minutes walk to Disney and is a great location for your Disney getaway. The hotel room was very large (we had 2 double beds) and the room had a fridge and a microwave. The beds were comfortable and even though the room faced the 5 highway it was double insulated so you could only hear the occasional motor bike zooming along. The staff were amazing! We got there early and they were able to accommodate us and also bag check us as we had the day earmarked for Disney. The best thing about this place was the water park for the kids! It was an instant babysitter and my 3.5 year old had hours of fun and made many new friends! The water slides are geared from ages 1.5 to giant kids (like myself) of over 40. Next to the hotel within easy walking was a Panera Bread place, a Walmart Grocery store (to get those snacks for Disney and save spending the $$$ at Disney) a Denny's, a IHOP and everything else under the sun. You don't really need a car here. Also great was there was a 12 check out time so you had plenty of time to get ready to leave :)

  • Marilyn T : Littleton
Disney trip

This location and hotel were perfect for our family to come together-kids ages ranging from 8 yrs-20months. The water park was perfect for them, and Disneyland was an easy walk down the block. Restaurants were plentiful in the immediate area. We would do it again!

  • andreagE6911QQ : Auburn, New York
Poorly designed outdated rooms

Had a suite; room was situated so large windows facing east and west had no drapes, permitting sunlight to flood in. Essentially, there is no way to completely darken room when it's light outside. Also, the noise! We heard every single vehicle on the freeway behind the hotel. No noise reduction whatsoever. Shower heads were disgusting. Obviously very old and never properly cleaned. Game room was a joke; nothing worked. Advertised a "heated pool" that was cold. Only positive was we could easily walk to Disney and free parking. That's it.

  • 359janicew : Longmont, Colorado

I have been staying here just about every year for 20+ years. I have a handicapped daughter and the staff here are exceptional with helping with EVERYTHING!! Wouldn't stay anywhere else.

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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
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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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.