Howard Johnson Hotel, Water Playground reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 Excellent

  • Cleanliness 4.5
  • Location 5.0
  • Rooms 4.5
  • Service 4.5
  • Value 4.5

3629 TripAdvisor reviews

TripAdvisor users rated this property 4 out of 5

Loved the hotel, but would stay in a different room.

Ae5678 on Feb 18, 2024

Overall we really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The kid’s water play area was great, and the 10 minute walk to Disneyland made the location exactly what we were looking for. Our party had two different rooms - one king room for two adults, and a room with both a queen and bunk bed that was listed as sleeping up to four people. The problem was with the queen/bunk bed room. It was clearly a queen room that squeezed in a bunk bed as an afterthought. The room was TINY. It felt incredibly crammed with two adults and two young children…I cannot imagine booking that room with two older children thinking that there would be enough space. The space between the queen bed and the bunk beds was so small that there was hardly room to walk. The bathroom door had to be closed if you needed to leave the hotel room because the doors were so close together that they would hit each other. The king room for two people was much more spacious - we ended up having to leave our stroller in the king room because it did not fit in the queen/bunk bed room. We would likely still stay again, but I would book a different type of room. I feel like the queen/ bunk bed rooms setup should be more clearly explained when there is such limited space, and families rely on having enough space especially when traveling with children.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Comfortable nd nice

Sightseer09411549909 on Feb 17, 2024

Very comfortable stay with a healthy atmosphere nd tasty food ??. Very hygiene . Love to visit with family . Family friendly hotel. Staffs are very good . Whenever i will visit again i will definitely stay Howard Johnson's hotel only . If i ask to give ratings i would like to give 5/5

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Excellent location for Disneyland

Katybenz on Feb 17, 2024

Overall a great stay. My daughter loved the slides and water park. The location was excellent for Disneyland and really convenient. The room was spacious but dated. The bath plug didn’t work so I had to have the bath running a bit whilst having a bath. The wifi was hit and miss, sometimes was off for hours. The safe was in a really stupid inaccessible position where I banged my head twice trying to get to it. However what outweighed these issues was the location and the staff. They were so friendly, genuinely interested in our stay. Let us check in early after a long journey. Stored our luggage on the last day so that we could do an excursion. Really helpful and gave great advice, always chatty and smiling. The staff are a real asset here. I would stay again if returning to Disney.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 3 out of 5

Howard Johnson/Disney Vacation

S M on Feb 16, 2024

the hotel states 7 minute walk to disney! this is not true for a disabled person. we had to rent transportation when checking in they informed us the pool was 85 degrees at night. It was cold and according to the life guard the heating is shut down once the pool is heated to 85 degrees. It was cold in Anaheim a very heated pool would of been nice In our room the USB charging unit on the desk had all the plug ins pushed in. So as we thought our phones were charging they weren't. We had to charge our phones at Disney. They need to provide step on towels for disabled showers to avoid slipping upon exiting the shower which almost happened to me. Not enough handicapped parking either. car we rented was parked by family further away because of this. we heard they had breakfast but didn't know where and if they did we were never informed.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

HOJO is a home away from home!

Curiosity45725095461 on Feb 16, 2024

The HOJO feels like a home away from home right next to Disneyland! The staff is so helpful and kind, especially Nicole helping with our reservation! You have the choice of a garden pool or water park experience which is darling and relaxing. You have just a 7 min. Walk to Disneyland entrance. The rooms and hotel are Disney themed with sweet posters of Disneyland and characters with colorful rooms as well. The gift shop is fun. I also like that there is Panera bread and Mc D's so close so you can grab something if you need a quick bite. And also fun to come the day before Disney day and hit Downtown Disney. This is definitely a sweet spot and can be very affordable if you book ahead of time! Stay here for sure!

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