Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground

1380 South Harbor BoulevardAnaheim92802USA
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About Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground

Make a big splash on a budget just a half-mile from Disneyland Resort at family-friendly Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground. Featuring outdoor pools, a hot-tub, water slides and a pirate-themed play area, this California resort hotel off Interstate 5 offers free parking.

Colorful air-conditioned rooms feature an en suite bathroom with hairdryer, coffee-maker, fridge and flat-screen cable TV. Extras in upgrade rooms and spacious suites include kids’ bunk-beds, balconies and microwaves. Accessible rooms are available.

Amenities comprise free Wi-Fi throughout, a games room, business center, Disneyland shuttle, launderette, convenience store and elevators. Children can stay free.

There’s a wide selection of dining options for breakfast, lunch and dinner located within walking distance.

Smoke-free Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground is about two miles from Angel Stadium – home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim baseball team. The nearest Pacific Ocean beaches are less than 15 miles away.


1380 South Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim, CA, 92802, USA
Telephone: +1(714)7766120 | Fax: +1(714)5333578 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Business centre
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking lot
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Supermarket
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby Crib
  • Childcare / Babysitting
  • Kids' playground

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Praise for rooms, rates and facilities

Reviewers liked the smoke-free rooms, often describing them as straightforward but spacious, well-cleaned and more than adequately comfortable for a getaway on a budget. However, a few guests criticized some bathrooms for being small. Families traveling with children liked the availability of kids' bunk-beds in selected rooms and Castaway Cove - the kids' outdoor water playground packed with water slides, water cannons, a toddler pool and a pirate ship. Many visitors said the pool area was inviting as it also featured a heated swimming pool plus hot-tub. Guests largely felt the room rates were competitive for the location.

Convenient location near Disneyland

Theme parks visitors loved the way this hotel was a short walk from the gates of Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure. There was also a handy theme park shuttle service. Motorists welcomed the proximity to Interstate 5 for straightforward access to Orange County attractions, Pacific Ocean beaches, airports, sports venues and shopping malls. Some guests said the hotel missed an on-site restaurant but there were plenty of dining options nearby.

Friendly staff

Many guests paid tribute to the customer service, frequently describing staff as efficient, friendly and helpful.

Negative Reviews

Maintenance and cleanliness issues

Critics occasionally said some rooms would benefit from further modernization to address minor maintenance issues like outdated decor, weak water pressure and tired-looking furniture. Moreover, there were some claims of cleanliness issues in certain rooms like inadequately cleaned bathrooms, stained bedding and mold.

Patchy free Wi-Fi

There were occasional claims that the free Wi-Fi service suffered from poor coverage and underwhelming network speeds.

Nuisance noises

Some rooms, in particular those facing the freeway, were exposed to occasional traffic noise, according to some light sleepers. There were also some reports of noise from adjacent rooms and corridors being audible at times.

Rating Overview

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8.7 out of 10 based on 2642 reviews