4.2 out of 5

"Beat my expectations. Super close to dland so we saved $20 a day in parking. " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 21 Jul 2018

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Hotel Description

Family-friendly stay near Disneyland®

In entertainment district

Within a 10-minute walk of this Anaheim Resort hotel, you'll find Disneyland® and Disney California Adventure® Park. Downtown Disney® District and Angel Stadium of Anaheim are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Free water park, dining

Free water park access and an outdoor pool are featured at this smoke-free hotel. Bring the family and enjoy the children's pool, waterslide, and kid-friendly dining. Enjoy a meal from the restaurant and perks like free self parking and free WiFi.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 303 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Coffee/tea makers, hair dryers, and laptop-compatible safes are also available.

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking (In Buildings 3-6)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max
$279 per night

Suite, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking (Two-Bedroom Suite)

Bed Count 4 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 10 Max

Suite, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking (In Building 1, 2 Bedrooms)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Suite, 2 Queen Beds (In Building 2)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, View (In Building 1, Theme Park View)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (In Building 3)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground ratings based on 102 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson by Wyndham Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground

Everyone (21) Family (5)
5 out of 5
Had a wonderful experience! Employees were all so friendly and helpful. Howard Johnson by Wyndham Anaheim was such a fun place. Perfect for our family with two connecting rooms. Grandchildren loved the water park. We loved the decor. Was very close and easy to get to Disneyland. Will be back for a longer stay!!

Posted by on Oct 18, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 22, 2018 by HoJo Anaheim Guest Relations

Thank you for your 5 star review. We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful experience with us and that our hotel was perfect for your family. We hope that you stay with us again in the near future.

4 out of 5

2 nights in a “teen suite” room 1-218

Beat my expectations. Super close to dland so we saved $20 a day in parking.

Posted by on Jul 21, 2018

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2 out of 5
I honestly had high expectations for this hotel since it has such great reviews but unfortunately, I was disappointed. The Pros: Across Disneyland, parking is free, and the kids enjoyed the water park. The Cons: too expensive for the quality, rooms outdated, carpet and curtains looked dirty, there were not enough carts for luggage, no breakfast and the customer service was mediocre. I will not be returning here. For the price, I’d rather stay at the Marriott Suites.

Posted by on Jul 10, 2018

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5 out of 5
We had good time for 4days(2night) My check in Time was 4pm but we're arrived early 11:40Am they give us avlebel room.my kids enjoyed water park equal to Diseny Land would like to say thank you , front desk, kids Life saver@water park, cleaning department.. all of you God bless you God bless America Thanks Anbesaw Zewde From Seattle

Posted by , from Seattle,WA on May 14, 2018

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5 out of 5

We had a great time with our grandkids!

Pros: Clean, across the street from Disneyland, waterpark. Also, walking distance to a couple restaurants.
Thanks. We will be back! Clean, across the street from Disneyland, waterpark. Also, walking distance to a couple restaurants.

Posted by on Apr 24, 2018

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4 out of 5

Loved it

Close to Disneyland kid friendly and the staff was great. Allowed early check in so we could go to the park free park and even let's us park there for the day we checked out. Will recommend to friends and definitely stay here again.

Posted by on Apr 20, 2018

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5 out of 5

Wonderful hotel close to Disneyland

We booked our hotel six weeks prior to our trip. Upon arrival we were informed we were upgrade to a king suite. It's the first time we didn't want to leave our room.

Posted by , from UT on Apr 19, 2018

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1 out of 5

When we arrived, they did not have a room for us.

Pros: Since they did not give us a room, I did not like anything about it.
Cons: Customer Service!
Location: The location is great. That is why we chose it.
I booked a room at this hotel in October for a trip to Disneyland with our two granddaughters. The girls were very excited about the trip and really looking forward to staying at this hotel because of the Water Playground. We arrived in the evening and had planned to let the girls use the Water Playground before dinner. When we arrived, the employee brusquely informed us that they were remodeling and that they did not have a room for us. They said they had arranged for us to stay at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites across the street. It was actually across the street and a block further from Disneyland. The Holiday Inn room was acceptable, but not what we had wanted or planned on. We had booked 5 months in advance and I think Howard Johnson's could have given us earlier notice that they could not accommodate us. Needless to say we were all very disappointed and I was, frankly, angry, but did not want to make any fuss in front of my granddaughters. I think we were treated very shabbily by Howard Johnson's. We have stayed at this particular Howard Johnson's before and I have recommended it to friends, but I will not be doing so again. I filled out the Hotel Facilities, Room Cleanliness and Room Comfort boxes although I really cannot judge them as I had to experience other that the lobby. I could not submit my review if these categories were left blank.

Posted by , from Oregon on Mar 31, 2018

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel close to Disneyland

We had a good time. The pool was great. Water slides were more for little ones. But thats ok. We weren't there for the slides. Overall nice hotel. Walking distance to great food and Disney!

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017

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3 out of 5

Great location. Old hotel.

Arrived 30 min before check in time. They wouldn't let us check in early, but did give us access to pool. Which was nice, but after a day of travel with 3 kids, I really just wanted to get to our room. The room itself was clean, but smelled old. Dated furniture and carpet left a lot to be desired. Grounds were kept nice. Pools are small, but my kids still had fun. Biggest complaint for me is the no breakfast. There is a small gift shop, but your options there are pop tarts and chips (each about $4). Biggest plus was free parking and the walk to Disneyland main gate was a breeze.

Posted by on May 1, 2017

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About the Howard Johnson by Wyndham Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground

Location 1380 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92802

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Howard Johnson by Wyndham Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground offers its guests a complimentary water park, a waterslide, and an outdoor pool. A children's pool, a spa tub, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the family-friendly Howard Johnson by Wyndham Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground. Self parking is free. This Anaheim hotel is smoke free.

  • 303 guestrooms or units
  • 7 buildings
  • Built in 1965
  • Dining venue
  • 1 conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Game room or arcade
  • Convenience store
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Computer for guest use
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Onsite shopping
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free water park access
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne) (20.4 km / 12.7 mi)
  • Train station: Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (5.2 km / 3.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Theme park shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground offers 303 air-conditioned accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. Televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Anaheim hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Mimis Cafe - This restaurant specializes in pizza and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Nearby Activities

The 7-acre Howard Johnson by Wyndham Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground offers 2 separate recreation areas to house its water features. Castaway Cove, the pirate-themed water playground, includes a 30-foot pirate ship (with attendant), a 300-gallon drench bucket, slides, fountains, and water cannons. This area also includes Speedy's Sprayground with a children's pool, fountain play area, and a 15-person spa tub with foot jets.

The Garden Pool, set on another part of the property, offers a heated pool surrounded by gardens, a sundeck, and lounge chairs. Fresh towels are provided at the Garden Pool and at Castaway Cove.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Playground on site
  • Golfing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at 2 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.0 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property's restaurant is located offsite, across the street from the property. For more details, contact the property using the number provided on the booking confirmation email.

Guests who may encounter issues with stairs should contact this property in advance to request a room on a floor with elevator service. Contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No elevators

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Children 18 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.