It’s fun to be in the front row! The Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground, is closer to the gates of Disneyland® Park and Disney California Adventure® Park than two of Disney’s own hotels. Walk to the Disneyland® Resort in just 8-minutes for all the Disney magic, without the Disney price tag. That means even more family fun in Anaheim. So close there is no stress getting back for a nap or a swim break. View Matterhorn Mountain, the Disneyland® Monorail or watch the Disneyland® Fireworks right from the comfort of the hotel grounds. Just 4-blocks from the Anaheim Convention Center and a 10-minute walk to Downtown Disney®, nothing comes closer to a perfect location.
General Policies & Fine Print
Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.
General Information - Room taxes are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating3123 reviews
Great customer service
While I haven't yet stayed at the hotel, my initial impressions have been excellent. Customer service is definitely a priority for staff. I have had to contact the hotel a few times to make reservation changes and the front desk/reservations staff have been extremely helpful. After the pandemic cancelled our March 2020 Disney trip at the minute, we are so excited to travel there this summer to celebrate our daughter's birthday. Nicole at reservations has even asked about our daughter's favorite Disney character -these small touches really elevate the customer experience! We are looking forward to our stay and will provide an updated review once we complete our trip.
Best hotel for families visiting Disneyland !
We love Hojo and stay here any chance we get! The staff is so kind and the property is well kept. Only a short 8 minute walk to the parks make it easy to come and go as you please. There are two pool options and there’s something for everyone! Can’t wait to stay here again!
The hotel was a blast for my 2 year old and 4 year old. Also, the location was perfect, just a short walk from Disney. The other thing that stood out was the parking. that seems like an afterthought, but i have stayed at most of the hotels on Harbor, and this one seemed to have the best parking i can remember. in this case we didn't leave, but there wasn't a worry that we wouldn't have a spot when we got back.
Fun retro hotel with lots of updates
Fun retro hotel with lots of updates and spacious rooms. The location is very convenient, the staff is very friendly staff, and the price/value is excellent. It's just a short walk from Disneyland. Highly recommend.
Great to Travel Alone!
It was my first time staying at this hotel and my first solo trip. I was pretty nervous and I called the hotel because I would be flying in and I didn’t want to rent a car. I spoke with Ariel, and I was so glad I called. She recommended Uber or Lyft to get to their property from the OC airport and it was really easy. It took less than 30 mins to arrive at the hotel from the airport. When I arrived, Ariel was again there to help me check in. When I arrived, my room wasn’t ready, which was okay, Ariel did my paperwork and helped to hold on to my bags for me. She gave me a coupon to eat breakfast and also gave fun suggestions for things to do in the area. She was helpful and helped to relate to my situation. Traveling alone is very nerve wracking. Lucy helped to get my gets once my room was ready around 3pm. She showed me around the property and also gave me another coupon. It was really easy, and I found out I had gotten a complementary upgrade!! I stayed in their king room in building two by their beautiful pool! Granted, it was much too cold to swim but what a beautiful pool! I really enjoyed my little weekend gateway and I’m appreciative to Lucy and Ariel for helping me during my travel!