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Get an overview of this hotelPirate-themed water playground by Disneyland® Resort

Family-friendly locale

Located across from Disney's California Adventure® Park and Disneyland® Resort, this family-friendly hotel has beautifully landscaped courtyards and pool areas; the Anaheim Convention Center is 2 blocks away.

Fireworks and fountains

Amenities at this Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground include a water playground with a 30-foot pirate ship, which offers prime views of the Disneyland® Resort fireworks; a spa tub; and a separate swimming pool. Free self parking is available.

All of the essentials

Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground guestrooms offer refrigerators, 1-cup coffeemakers, triple-sheeted beds, laptop safes, and complimentary WiFi Internet access.

Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground

1380 S Harbor Blvd Anaheim CA 92802

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

This Howard Johnson is literally across the street from Disney's California Adventure® Park and Disneyland® Resort. The hotel, built in 1965, contains 7 buildings from 2 to 7 stories high, and is a favorite with families and vacationers attracted to spacious rooms and reliable service. Some of the upper rooms that face the theme park offer primetime views of evening fireworks displays (on Friday and Saturday evenings in the off-season and nightly during the summer).

Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground buildings are separated by beautifully landscaped courtyards, affording privacy as well as lots of room for families to linger and kids to run around. The Castaway Cove pirate-themed water playground, Speedy's Sprayground children's pool area, and Garden Pool, provide outdoor water recreation for guests of all ages. Complimentary access to a waterpark is also offered. Kids also take advantage of the video game room.

Additional features include 2 coin-operated laundry facilities, Mimi's Café and bar which are just across the street from the hotel, complimentary self-parking and handicapped parking are available only during stay. WiFi Internet access is complimentary throughout the hotel, and complimentary Internet kiosks are located in the lobby and there is shopping on site.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Children's pool 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-out 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Garden 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 7 
  • One meeting room 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 303 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free water park access 
  • Waterslide 
  • Year Built 1965 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Arcade/game room  
  • Children's pool  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Water park access (complimentary)  
  • Waterslide  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Cable TV service 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Desk 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Phone 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Television 

Where to Eat

Mimi's Café - The hotel's partner restaurant is located close by the hotel. New Orleans-inspired cuisine including salads, sandwiches, pizzas, and pastas. Indoor and outdoor seating. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and bar. Children's menu and healthy menu available. Room service during limited hours.

Nearby Things to Do

The 7-acre Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and 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.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Playground on site 

Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the "Special or Accessibility Requests" section of "Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at 2 AM

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel 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.

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

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We should mention

Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground is listed in the 2014 Travel + Leisure 500.

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