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
  • U6701TSjenniferb :
Another Disney trip

Very happy with overall stay. We have stayed multiple times and we have been pleased every time.

  • karensT4929PU : Los Angeles, California
Great place but mildewy

This is a great family place to stay if you are visiting the Disney parks. The pool areas are fun and the staff is great. We also love the architecture of the 2 story buildings with the dome because you get light and privacy at the same time. Unfortunately, our room did smell from mildew-perhaps being right above the splash pool area. That was distracting at times.But we would still return to this hotel, just hopefully the odor can be resolved.

  • Em J :
fantastic family place to stay

We spent 10 nights there was 10 people inc kids.. spread across 3 rooms .we found the staff lovely and very helpful. the rooms are clean and are clean daily. There is a laundry room.. swimming pool. kids swimming area. and a games room and a. little shop also.the shop is on the hotels grounds and stocks medications. food.. drinks. souvenirs. toiletry's etcVery wifi through out the whole place , Walking distance to Disney land and californa adventures..McDonalds. hop. Dennis and a few other eatery's are close by as well. would recommend this place for your holiday.

  • Todd N : Auburn
Disneyland Trip with our grandson

When we arrived we were kindly greeted by Kirn at the front desk. She was extremely helpful and informative. We will definitely stay here again!

  • comedy_errors : Brisbane, Australia
Just on Disney’s Doorstep

This is the place to stay if you’re visiting Anaheim’s Disneyland with your family. My family of four visited in early December and it was perfect! Our two small boys (aged 6 and 7) had fun in the waterpark even though it was winter. After long days at Disneyland, this was great for them to just have a play. The position is about 5-10 mins walk from the entrance and very achievable, even with young kids. The room is very well sized for a family and the beds are really comfortable. The rooms are spotless and kept immaculate by the staff. Front desk staff are really friendly and helpful and the price is great value. The room only has a small fridge though, but is close to where you can grab some groceries if needed. Fireworks are a bit noisy when you don’t know what it is! But when you do, it’s a great way to see some of them while the kids sleep 😴.

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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.