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

2374 TripAdvisor reviews

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Great Summer Getaway!

MamahoodandMagic (Beaumont, California) on Jul 05, 2022

We visited the Anaheim Howard Johnson Hotel this last week and fell in love! We were able to score reservations to the Cove water playground the day of with the help of the wonderful employees in the front lobby, our room was perfect in the newly renovated building 2 and were able to make a few quick visits to Disneyland only 8 minutes away! The hotel staff was so sweet to give my daughter welcome gifts that made a lasting impression on her as well as myself being a mama. The pool & cove water playground were very well maintained, we can’t wait to be back again! -Brittany Castro

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Amazing stay with excellent location, amenities and price!!

delalean (Vancouver, Canada) on Jul 03, 2022

For our first trip as a family with kids, the Howard Johnson ended up being an amazing hotel for us and will be coming back again. We stayed in Building 1 (1-711) on the top floor and the room was excellent in terms of condition and location. Great view of the fireworks at night time and our oldest lived to look down at the water park. Only thing to consider is that the top floor in this building and most have elevated ceilings with sky lights that allow light into the room during the day....so with young kids (1 & 3) we were worried about them having challenges with their daytime nap. Due to their exhaustion from the parks and pools, it ended up being okay but it's something to think about if you plan on having mod day naps for kids. Service was excellent throughout the trip and the pool/water park are exceptional for the kids. Even though our kids are young, they still loved the water park and we can't wait to take them back as they get older and become more comfortable with water slides and big water barrel drop. We also loved the fact that they had guest laundry that allowed us to do a couple loads at night easily, especially with this trip being a road trip!! After much research on the hotels in and around the park, we are very happy we chose the Howard Johnson. Overall for the price, location, quality and water park/pools, this park will be our first choice for many years to come!

TripAdvisor users rated this property 3 out of 5

Friendly staff but average accommodations.

christina_hedeen (Bangkok) on Jul 03, 2022

The hotel staff was very accommodating and we were happy with the location on the hotel. It was close enough to the Disney entrance and we could watch the fireworks at night. We were very disappointed that we had to make reservations for the water playground and sometimes wait to get a spot at the pool. The AC and internet were lacking as well. Next time we will give the Marriot next door a try.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Great stay!

halladc on Jul 03, 2022

A great hotel that was close sand easy walk to Disneyland! The kids enjoyed the pool and water park! Room was clean and quiet even though we were right off the freeway! Front desk and cleaning staff were all great!

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Great Location and FUN!

Tracie R on Jul 01, 2022

We had a wonderful time! Not only could we walk to Disney and see the fireworks from the hotel at night, but the hotel's Water Playground was tons of fun. The staff was so kind and helpful. The newly updated suites are so nice. We can not wait to come back and stay again.

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