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Discover the Best-Kept Secret in Anaheim: The Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground


Are you planning a trip to Anaheim and looking for the perfect place to stay? Look no further than the Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel& Water Playground. Located in the heart of the city, this affordable and conveniently located hotel offers everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable vacation.

Upon arriving at the Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground (also known as Hojo Anaheim), you'll be greeted by a friendly and professional staff who are dedicated to making your stay as comfortable and hassle-free as possible. The hotel's rooms are spacious, clean, and well-appointed, with comfortable beds, high-speed internet, and all the amenities you need for a relaxing stay.

Room Options

Standard Rooms
  • 1 King ADA
  • 2 Doubles

Deluxe Rooms
  • 2 Queens ADA (building 1)
  • 1 King
  • 1 Queen/ Jr Bunk
  • 2 Queens (building 1)
  • 2 Queens (building 2)

Premium Rooms

  • 1 Queen/ Bunk ADA
  • 2 Queens
  • 2 Queen/ 2 Room Bundle


  • King Suite (Pirates Themed)
  • Queen Suite
  • Kids Suite
  • House of the Retro Future Queen Suite

hotel room beds

But the Hojo Anaheim is more than just a place to sleep. The hotel also offers a range of on-site amenities to keep you entertained during your stay. Take a dip in the outdoor pool, work up a sweat in the fitness center, or go shopping at the hotel's gift shop. The Hojo Anaheim is also conveniently located near many of Anaheim's top attractions, including Disneyland, California Adventure, and the Anaheim Convention Center.

Room Amenities:

  • Pillowtop Mattresses
  • HBO, Disney, Nick Jr, ESPN & Golf Channels & Ability to Connect to your Netflix acct
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Free Wi-fi
  • Laptop Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Double Sinks
  • Balcony (most rooms)
  • Iron & Board

On Site Amenities

  • Complimentary iMac internet stations with printing
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access in all rooms and public areas
  • Parking surrounding the entire property
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Mainstreet Market (open 7am-11pm) offer a variety of snacks and souvenirs 
  • Games room, featuring electronic games as well as some classics like Foosball & Air Hockey!
  • Two coin-operated Laundromats
  • Water & soft drink vending machines throughout the property
  • Convenient shuttle stop & waiting area for all airport, tour and resort trolley busses
  • Two Pools/Water Features- Castaway Cove Water Playground & Garden Pool 
  • Parking $25 per night

If you would like to read my personal review on my stay and more room photos please visit my Hojo Review blog post.

When it's time to venture out, the Hojo Anaheim's central location makes it easy to explore all that Anaheim has to offer. The hotel is just a short drive from popular destinations like Knott's Berry Farm and the Honda Center, as well as a variety of shopping and dining options.

Getting to Disneyland is so easy.....

How to get to Disneyland:

It shouldn't take you more than a 10 minute walk depending on your speed.  I walk at a normal pace and it takes me less than 8 minutes.

There are two ways to walk to the Disneyland Resort.  They should both take the same amount of time, but one way often has less people walking than the other.


walking map

After exiting the Hojo Hotel front entrance, go towards the corner of S.Harbor and W. Manchester with the Hojo Anaheim Hotel behind you. Continue Straight on S. Harbor crossing the street, Mimi's Bistro Cafe will be on the corner there.  This is where you have your two options to continue to the Park. 

(circled in black is the Hojo Anaheim Hotel)

Option 1 (on map is the  RED  line):

Continue on S. Harbor by walking straight on the sidewalk and then cross the street at the light by the IHop where you will see the large sign that says Disneyland Resort. Follow the path towards the Security checkpoint at Disneyland Resort.

Option 2 (on map is the  BLUE  line):

Cross the street at that light of W. Manchester and S. Harbor (in front of the Mimi's Cafe). Once you cross the street take a left and follow the sidewalk until you see the Public Bus Stop covered benches.  Slightly after the last bus bench on the right there will be an opening in the gate with a pathway.  Continue straight through that pathway. Follow the signs toward Disneyland Resort. You may have to cross the street where the busses drop off.  Security is there and will direct you where to walk.

One thing to note about Option 1 and Option 2 is that at night when returning back to the hotel, I noticed on Option 2 many in the Homeless Community camp out at the Bus Stops.  They often block part of the sidewalk; however, they don't typically cause problems.  If you are concerned about this you might want to travel back to the hotel using the Option 1 route in reverse.  During the Daytime there typically zero problems on either route.

Overall, the Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground is the perfect choice for travelers looking for a comfortable, affordable, and convenient place to stay in Anaheim. So why wait? Book your stay at the Hojo Anaheim today and experience the ultimate in comfort and convenience.

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