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A family-friendly stay in Anaheim awaits you at Howard Johnson by Wyndham Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground. Within just a 15-minute stroll, you'll find popular places like Disneyland® and Disney California Adventure® Park. Highlights at this hotel include a free water park, a restaurant and an outdoor swimming pool.

You can enjoy TVs with cable channels, and all 303 rooms feature free WiFi, coffee/tea makers and safes. In-room dining is easy with amenities like fridges and microwaves. Hairdryers, phones and irons/ironing boards are also available.

The restaurant, Mimi's Cafe, serves pizza and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy the spa tub, kids' swimming pool and waterslide as well as access to a playground. Business travellers can take advantage of a meeting room and a business centre. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of a theme park shuttle.

Attractions within a 30-minute walk of this Anaheim Resort hotel include Anaheim Convention Center and Downtown Disney® District.

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Pool View (Building 2)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max
AU$270* Per night/room 29 Oct. - 30 Oct.

Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking (Building 1, Two-Bedrooms)

Bed Count 4 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 10 Max

Family Suite, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking (Building 1, Two-Bedrooms)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Pool View (Building 2, One-Bedroom)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

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

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Park View (Building 1, One-Bedroom)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground ratings based on 19 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 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 (16) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Perfect for family of 5, bunks and pull out bed. Great pool for young kids. Microwave and fridge handy. Laundry facilities easy to use and great to have access to. Easy walk with little ones to entry to Disneyland. Staff at reception were always obliging and helpful. Would stay here again without a doubt.

Posted by on 19 Sep. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 3 Sep. 2019

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3 out of 5
Rooms were clean and amenities were good. Rooms were small however so don’t expect much room once inside. Water park is great for kids. No kettle in the room and we weren’t allowed to get hot water off them for health and safety reasons so had to hire a kettle off them, which seems ludicrous. The guy at the desk always seemed condescending when we spoke to him- after we asked a lot moving to room to see fireworks he told us that the fireworks wouldn’t be on that week in Disneyland.....and they were on- every night.

Posted by on 14 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 May 2019 by HoJo Anaheim Guest Relations

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our hotel. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and will help us continue to improve. We are so disappointed to hear the experience you had with one or our Front Desk Agents. That service you received unacceptable. We will share your comments with our team to ensure a similar experience is never repeated. We are glad that you like our waterpark and clean room. We really hope you give us another try and allow us the opportunity to better serve you and your family in the future.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 16 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

30 Jan. 2019 by HoJo Anaheim Guest Relations

Thank you for your 5 star review! Its great to see that you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to host you again in the future!

5 out of 5
Lovely staff, clean room, great location, great value for money. Highly recommend.

Posted by , from Brisbane Australia on 27 Nov. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Dec. 2018 by Howard Johnson Guest Relations

Hello Cath, Thank you for letting us know how your stay went. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the staff, room, and location! We hope to see you again!

5 out of 5
Close to Disneyland, cafes, great pool and water park.

Posted by on 20 Oct. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Oct. 2018 by HoJo Anaheim Guest Relations

Thank you for your review. We truly appreciate your feedback about our location and water features. We hope you stay with us again!

3 out of 5
It was an average experience overall. Front desk staff are friendly and helpful. Good size swimming pool and good water park for younger children. No lifts to our floor made access hard with our baggage. Our room was very old though clean. Needs refurbishment and modernisation.

Posted by on 28 Sep. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Sep. 2018 by Howard Johnson Guest Services

We are sorry to hear you were not completely satisfied during your recent stay with us. We always encourage our Guests to let us know if there are any issues with their room accommodations. We are currently in the planning process of renovating these buildings. We are definitely going to take your comments into consideration. We really hope you give us another try and allow us the opportunity to better serve you and your family in the future.

4 out of 5
Great for family. Close to Disney and Freeway. Happy to recommend.

Posted by on 5 Aug. 2018

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3 out of 5
It seems to be a family friendly hotel within good walking distance of Disneyland. Unfortunately they do not have a mini bar or fridge in the room nor cater for the beer/wine sold in the so called souvenir shop. No glasses provided to use for a late night drink in the room, only paper cups. Certainly not catering for all visitors. At least the souvenir shop could provide a plastic beaker.

Posted by , from Sydney on 2 Aug. 2018

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3 out of 5
This hotel is very convenient but old and musty - its like they cleaned the carpets but they smell like they took too long to dry. I was disappointed in the price I paid for the quality of the room. Its like I was still in the 1970s no attempt to modernise the rooms was made. There was no question that the size of the room was the biggest I have encountered with all the hotels we stayed around America - I struggled with the pungent smell of our room. The hotel staff were very nice but when I mentioned the bad smell it was brushed of as the hotel is old!

Posted by , from Australia on 29 Jun. 2018

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About the Howard Johnson by Wyndham Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground

Location 1380 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92802

Renovations + Closures

The property will be renovating from 01 November 2019 until 15 April 2020 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:

  • Swimming pool

The following facilities will be closed from 01 November 2019 until 15 April 2020 (dates subject to change):

  • Swimming pool
  • One of the swimming pools

During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimise noise and disturbance.

Property Features

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground offers its guests a complimentary water park, a waterslide, and an outdoor pool. There's a restaurant on site. A business centre and a meeting room are available. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A kid's pool, a hot tub, and tour or 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
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Games room or arcade
  • Corner/local shop
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • On-site 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) (20.6 km / 12.8 mi)
  • Train station: Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (4.8 km / 3 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Theme park shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground offers 303 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. Televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and microwaves. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Anaheim hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

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

Food & Drink

Mimi's Cafe – This restaurant specialises in pizza and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at noon

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 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

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, credit card or debit 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.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No lifts

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.

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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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