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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  • Justin A : San Bruno, California
Wonderful stay

We stay here often and it is a solid place for Disneyland trips with a great pool. This stay we had some difficulty getting an early check-in despite having requested one earlier at 7:00 am in the morning. This has never been a problem before perhaps they forgot...

  • lhessrn : Tennessee
Easy walk to Disneyland

We were in bldg. 2 second floor. Older bldg. w/o elevator but hallways wide. 8 min walk to Disneyland gate. Close to interstate so we could hear traffic but we brought a sound machine so drowned out the noise. Front desk very friendly and helpful. Rooms spacious with microwave & mini-fridge. Beds comfortable with several pillows. Shower small and shower head low but water pressure great. Can see some rides and fireworks nightly. Fireworks very loud (echoed off buildings). Great pool for kids-Castaway Cove -watery playground, filled with water cannons, splash pools and separate slides for toddlers and bigger kids. There's a secluded pool for a more peaceful atmosphere. Game room. SNA John Wayne airport 13 miles away. Disney member so they can sell you park tickets at Disney price- no line so take advantage of this perk or you will be in line forever.

  • Kate2620 : Australia
Good location

Great location for Disneyland. An easy 5 minute walk down the street. Kids enjoyed the water play area which also has a heated jacuzzi. Thereā€™s also a bigger pool in a different area of the hotel. We had a nice view of this pool from our room. Thereā€™s also a small games room. The only downside is no room service but there are several restaurants nearby.

  • Disneyfan055 : Coquitlam
Great staff and exceptionally clean property.

I enjoyed my stay at this property. Housekeeping left the room spotless every day and I particularly liked the option for express service so that the room was services by 1 PM. The only thing I didn't like was the pillows but that is a personal thing.

  • jb143 : waterbury
Good value, location was what we were after

Good value for the money as compared to staying on Disney property. A 15 minute walk was not bad at all.

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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.