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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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  • sonntagsninja : Mountain View, California
Kids friendly hotel

I will certainly stay here again. Big room, very quiet at night, clean grounds. I really liked this hotel.

  • Brendan Q :
Great Stay & Great Location

We stayed at the Howard Johnson for 10 days and 9 nights. It was a great place to stay and within a close walk to Disneyland.The staff were very helpful, in arranging tours, hire cars, transferred etc.A good clean Hotel. We got the Superior Queen Room, which meant we had a view of the Disneyland Fireworks each night.While not a five star Hotel (that in no way means we were not happy), neither is the cost. I got the Superior Queen room for less than half the cost of the basic room at the Disneyland Hotel. And theirbasic room has a view of the carpark, not the Fireworks. To get that level of room was significantly more. True the Disneyland Hotel allows for early entry, but to be honest our kids rarely release surfaced before 10am. And restaurants (like Goofy’s Kitchen – reviewed separately) are still available to non-Hotel guests.The swimming pool is good. There is a separate waterslide, which as other reviewers have said is only really for smaller kids. Our 6 year old liked it, but the 8 year old got bored quickly. But we did not come here for water slides, so it was not really a problem.We would recommend this Hotel. Definitely worth considering.

  • truxr4girlz : madera, ca
Total disappointment

First I'll say the good. The beds were clean and the pool area was enjoyable .. but I'm so disappointed to not have received what I paid extra for. We go to Disneyland every year. I have places I love to stay, but this being our last trip for a few years I wanted to have a room with a great view of the fireworks, and that's what I PAID EXTRA to have . And of course, that is what I didn't have . Instead I had a giant tree blocking it all. When we arrived and I saw the tree we even asked if it will be obstructing our view, and their response was "no, that room has a great view of the fireworks." It was also next to the elevator, but I could ignore the noise for a great view . I am attaching pictures of this " great view". I am so disappointed . I could've stayed somewhere so much nicer and cleaner with free breakfast for the price I paid , only wanting the view. I find it pretty rude that they were consider this a room with a view and charge extra for it. While other rooms don't have trees, and I paid the same that they do. Maybe a partial view should be listed and they should have a partial discount for it.

  • NataliaSantillana : San Salvador, El Salvador
Perfect for our party of 6!

Totally perfect stay! Near Disneyland and we ALL loved the waterpark inside! (From my 5 years old girl to my 60yrs. Old dad). We didn't get to try the food so I can not tell u about it... but about everything else it was the perfect spot for our family vacation. Definitelly would stay there again!

  • FredaEngland : England
Family friendly hotel

This is a great hotel if you are visiting Disneyland. Only 10 min or so walk to the attractions (or pay for a shuttle bus ride). Several restaurants and a bakery really close by. Lovely children's water park. Swimming pool in a separate area for adults and children who can swim. It would be nice if this pool opened before 9am to enable a swim before breakfast! To be fair it is open until 9 pm but with so much going on at Disneyland an early morning dip would be welcomed. Staff all helpful.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
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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.