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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
  • Canadianangel7 : Nanaimo, Canada
Great hotel, clean and close to the park

Quick easy walk to Disney. Close to Mc Donald's if you want a quick breaky to bring back to hotel. Nice, friendly staff. Felt safe.

  • jamesrL7538PI :
Disneyland 2017

Overall everything was as expected and would recommend this hotel for families traveling to Disneyland. The only complaint we have is being charged for leaving one car in the parking lot after check out. We had three rooms for a total of 10 nights. To add a $20,00 parking charge seemed nit-picky.

  • Roberta L :
Perfect location for Disney visit

This was our second time staying at Howard Johnson and did not disappoint. Rooms acceptable size for 3 of us, tidy and well maintained An enjoyable walk to Disney and reasonable eating places along the way such as IHOP and Denny's which are a good quick breakfast and cheaper than park food. We enjoyed a evening meal at Mimi across the road after our big day out at universal studios Close enough to return to during the day with little children for pool or relax so to recharge before returning to the park in the evening. Staff all friendly and no problems to leave bags in storage on last day so could have last visit to park before evening flight home.

  • dlsumalpong :
Favorite Disneyland hotel

We just returns back from our trip last week and the last time we stayed was in 2014. This is our go-to non-Disney hotel. You cannot beat the location and also the discount provided to annual pass holders. My kids LOVE the water play area and the rooms are very comfortable. We've stayed in the standard and kids suite rooms. We have always been pleased with our stay and how welcoming the front desk staff is. There are so many hotels to choose from but for overall quality and location, this is the place to be! Already booked our our trip for March!!

  • Leonie S :

Stayed with our extended family for a trip to Disney and surrounds, Beds were super comfy and clean, coffee and fridges in the rooms, rooms were spacious and very quiet!, the convenience shop was great and Mary was a wonderfully delightful lady. the proximity to parks and restaurants was great and Mimi's (across the street) had great food for a good price and offered takeout too! The kids loved playing in the Splash Park (I found the water a little cold) and wanted to spend every moment here. the grounds were immaculate and the staff were all very helpful. The guest laundry's both had some machines that were not working but other than that this was as good as it gets. I would absolutely stay again.

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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.