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4.0 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 ha ... " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 19 Sep 2019

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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in Anaheim awaits you at Howard Johnson by Wyndham Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground. You'll be 1.9 km (1.2 mi) from Anaheim Convention Center and 2.3 km (1.4 mi) from Downtown Disney® District. Highlights at this hotel include a free water park, a restaurant, and an outdoor swimming pool.

TVs with cable channels are featured in all 303 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and free local calls. Refrigerators and microwaves make in-room dining convenient. Safes, hair dryers, 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. A meeting room and a business center are among the business amenities offered. Additionally, you'll find 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 GardenWalk and American Sports Center.

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

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking (Mobility/Pool View)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

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

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Park View (Building 1)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Pool View (Building 2)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

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

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

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

Everyone (9)
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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Comment from Hotel Management

5 Nov. 2019 by HoJo Anaheim Guest Relations

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that our Kid Suite was perfect for your family of 5 and that were an easy walk for your little ones. Our team is dedicated to provide exceptional service; we are so thrilled to hear we were successful! We can’t wait for you and your family to stay with us again!

4 out of 5

Posted by on 3 Sep. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Oct. 2019 by Howard Johnson Guest Relations

Hi, Thank you for reviewing your stay. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We hope to be your top choice for accommodations when planning you next Disneyland vacation.

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

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 center and a meeting room are available. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. 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. Free self parking is available. 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 is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Game room or arcade
  • Convenience store
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • 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: John Wayne Airport (SNA) (20.6 km / 12.8 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 accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. Televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. 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; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

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

Food & Drink

Mimi's 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.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

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)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

This property's restaurant is located offsite, across the street from the property.

Guests who may encounter issues with stairs should contact this property in advance to request a room on a floor with elevator service.

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 may be 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. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-out is available.The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of Count on Us (Wyndham) guidelines.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitisation guidelines Count on Us (Wyndham)
  • No lifts
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays

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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  • Howard Johnson Hotel Anaheim California
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  • Howard Johnson Wyndham Anaheim Hotel Water Playground
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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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