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
  • edtj : San Diego, California
Pretty good

The property and rooms are a little dated but overall clean and well maintained. Staff was kind and attentive. The only thing that bothered me was a kind of damp smell that lingered in the room at times during the night. The pool and water playground were a big plus and were always stocked with fresh towels. Overall I'd say it's a good value considering the price point as it is literally across the street from the main Disney Parks entrance.

  • supertigg : Pomona, California
Pretty Pricey

Chose this for the Pirate Cove for my grandson, who is too young to appreciate Disneyland. The room was quite expensive and rather dingy and worn looking. Not a $200 a night room...more like a Motel 6

Great location, free onsite parking

Short walk to Disney and good food. The parking is free and that's always nice. Pool and separate water park areas. Arcade was fun before we checked in. Only thing I would do different next trip is get a room away from the pool area and any main entrance/exits of the buildings. Could get a little loud at times but nothing too out of hand. I will definitely come back and recommend #HOJO to family and friends

  • Naima T : Toronto, Canada
Great hotel!

This was a great hotel to stay at with the family. The only draw back was that the building we were in did not have an elevator, so getting our luggage up and down the stairs was a bit of a pain. The location was very close to Dinsneyland and we could see the fireworks from our balcony. The pools and splash pad were great too!!

  • Rachel G : SAN LORENZO
Great hotel for family fun!

My family has stayed at this hotel many times and it's always clean and comfortable. The staff is very welcoming, friendly and helpful. We love the funky retro feel of buildings 3-6, and their arched roofs on the second floor, though if you prefer to be able to darken your room totally pick the first floor or buildings 1 or 2. Love this hotel.

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  • 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.