Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground Review

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1380 South Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim CA 92802
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Editor’s Review of Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground

Built in 1965, just 10 years after Disneyland opened in Anaheim, California, the Howard Johnson is an iconic hotel with views of Disneyland's monorail, Matterhorn and evening fireworks. Just an eight-minute walk to Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure, as well as Downtown Disney, the hotel is one of the closest hotels outside of the Disneyland Resorts. Designed by William L. Pereira, the designer of the dome at Los Angeles International Airport, the Disneyland Hotel and the TransAmerica Pyramid building in San Francisco, the hotel's architecture is historic and iconic.

The 7-acre resort provides six buildings with walkways and gardens. It features a secluded, heated Garden Pool and Castaway Cove, a water playground
... more with a pirate theme. The budget-friendly hotel provides free parking, free Wi-Fi and features Kids' Suites with bunk beds and a pirate theme, making it a great choice for families looking to visit Disneyland without having to spend on its resort prices. It's also a mere 15 minutes from Knott's Berry Farm. less
Our Editor Loves
  • Directly across the street from Disneyland Resort
  • Rooms with views of Disney fireworks and monorail
  • Water playground for kids
Family Interests
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
Family Amenities
  • Cribs
  • Family Room 5+
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Game Room
  • Kids' Pool
  • Laundry Service
  • Onsite Dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Pool
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nikanddansmom
Great Disney hotel
Reviewed on 08/04/2014
Loved this hotel.. close to Disney and reasonable. But not as close as you would like at the end of a vey long Disney day. Still. Very clean and good spot....
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Swoodford
Disney Fun!!
Reviewed on 05/13/2014
We stayed at the Howard Johnson in Anaheim, 5 min from Disneyland. We loved being so close to Disneyland and that the hotel was family friendly with a ton of family suites and the great waterpark for kids. Being a family of 5 is ...
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The resort's 303 rooms provide a selection of one king bed, two double beds, two queen beds, and bunk beds. All rooms feature mini-fridges, coffeemakers, free Wi-Fi and 37-inch, flat-screen TVs. Most rooms also provide double sinks and a balcony. Cribs and rollaway beds are available, making rooms available for up to five family members. Rollaway beds are $15 per night. Cribs are free.

Double Rooms
Rooms with two double beds also have room for one rollaway bed and can sleep up to five guests.

Queen Rooms and Suites
Rooms with queen beds come in a variety of configurations. Families can book a room with one queen bed and on junior bunk bed, or a room with two queen beds with room for a rollaway bed. Queen rooms sleep between four and five guests. Premium queen rooms face Disneyland, and have views of the fireworks. Top-floor rooms feature skylights and provide microwaves, too. Queen suites have two queen beds and one sofa bed, allowing for up to six guests.

King Rooms and Suites
Standard or deluxe king rooms offer one king bed and room for one rollaway bed, sleeping up to three guests. King suites sleep up to five guests with one king bed, one sofa bed and room for one rollaway bed. King suites face Disneyland and offer views of the fireworks. Top-floor rooms feature skylights and provide microwaves, too.

Kids' Suites
Fourteen Kids' Suites are pirate-themed, two-bedroom suites. The adults' room has a king bed (sans pirate theme) and a separate bathroom. The connected kids' side features a bunk bed and sofa bed with its own kid-friendly bathroom. The suites can accommodate up to six guests.

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