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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  • Monica R : Roswell
Disneyland Birthday

This hotel was well worth it. The water play area and hot tub are so much fun for the kids. I took my granddaughter here for her 8th b day and the staff went above and beyond. I prefer ordered balloons to be ready as we arrived and they were!!!Thank you Ho Jo staff and Gerry from the gift shop!!!

  • Jan D : Santee, United States
Great Place To Stay

Great location, close to Disneyland within blocks of the front entrance. Close to restaurants. Very friendly and helpful staff. Nice clean room with very comfortable beds.

  • Lachlan S : Vancouver, Canada
In and out in 32 days.

I first stayed at this hotel when I came for job interview in 2015. It was summer, everything was very expensive, so I booked this budget friendly hotel. I liked it. I did get a job and now finally moved to Vancouver. Originally I booked for few days thinking it will take me very short time to find something. I was wrong! It took 32 days to get my own place. I did enjoy my stay at this hotel, front desk staff very nice and kind to me, giving me suggestions where to live etc. Housekeeping ladies and man also really nice. I can't thank them enough for all their kindness.

  • VancouverPinoy : Vancouver, Canada
Great value Great location Perfect location

I enjoyed my stay at this Hojo with a perfect location only an 8 minute walk to Dsneyland.The rooms where clean and roomy.Staff was helpful and friendly.I kind of like their express housekeeping where they can clean your room at your request on short notice.Great pricing,great location to Disneyland not needing to any transfers

  • n8ballz : San Francisco, California
Perfect family hotel steps away from Disneyland

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the HJ. The location was perfect with our two small children. It's less than a 10 minute walk to the park gates (closer, by distance, than the Disney hotels), and the Castaway Cove pool area - complete with Pirate Ship and waterslides - was a blast! Like a mini-water park at your hotel.Also, our 14 month-old was on a crazy sleep schedule. The management upgraded us two a 1 bedroom suite at no extra cost, so the baby could sleep undisturbed in a separate room. Unexpected, and extremely generous.We'll be back on our next trip to the Magic Kingdom. Thanks, HJ!PS - here is not a gym on premises, but no need... you'll get your workout pushing the stroller/lugging your kids through the park.PPS - there IS and arcade and - more importantly - a store that sells booze on premises.

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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.