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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
  • B6560FWericac : Logan, Utah
Nice rooms!!

All in all it was a nice clean room. Rooms were kind of dated, or Orange and green are just not my cup of tea!!! Bathroom tubs are really slippery. Myself and my son fell while showering!!! Nice swimming area for kids, but teens and adults can only use hot tub!!!

  • Barry B : Galt, United States
Anniversary visit

As always, our stay here his past week was excellent, the room and staff were great. the little welcome basket in our room on our arrival was VERY thoughtful.

  • JessMTATravel : Brisbane, Australia
What a Great Find.....

This place is awesome. We got upgraded to the King Suite we had room -1-701 the room was huge a seperate bedrooom with huge bathroom, full size dining table and full lounge suite. It is very affordable and good quality accommodation. The staff are all very friendly and eager to help out where it possible. There is a little convenience store down in the lobby area and games room. There are 2 pool areas with plenty of loungers. The grounds are well kept and tidy. The walk to the Disney Parks is about 10 mins. Great hotel would stay again.

  • U5809BHrebeccac : Lawrence, Kansas
Wonderful Stay for Disneyland

This was our first stay at Howard Johnson in Anaheim and I couldn't have been more happier with the accommodations. Check in was super fast and easy which was appreciated after spending a long day on airplanes. The room was clean and the beds were the most comfortable hotel beds we've ever slept in. Not to mention how convenient it was to walk to Disneyland and come back to the hotel to relax in the hot tub as my daughter played in Castaway Cove. The only slightly negative thing was the air conditioner was a little loud when trying to sleep with it on at night, but other than that it was perfect. Will definitely be staying here again for our next trip to Disneyland!

  • ABarrett8 : Portland, Oregon
Good location, friendly staff, but smells weird.

My family and I stayed here while taking a trip to Disneyland. It was a short walk to the parks and located near restaurants. Every staff member that we came in contact with was friendly and willing to help. The room was clean.My reason for not giving 5 stars is there was always a strong odor in our room and in the hallways. The place just smelled old and dusty, but our room was clean. So I'm not sure if it was the carpets or what was causing it. We kept our patio door open often to air out the room.

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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.