Howard Johnson Anaheim

1380 S. Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, California, 92802, United States
(3 star hotel)
#4 of 110 hotels in Anaheim
Very Good (3.5 out of 5.0) 3 reviews
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Howard Johnson became home

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 23, 2008

Great stay. The people on the front desk were great - helped us with any enquiry from the normal to amusing and were either very good actors or actually enjoyed their job! They made our stay fabulous.

The little white apple mac computers on which I wrote many emails home in the front foyer were my friends too as was the car park from which you could see the fireworks really well.

The little gift store helped us out with many a nighttime chocolate bar, washing powder, newspapers, souveniers and much more. The washing room was a necessity of course and nice and close to our room.

We loved returning around 2pm to have a quick rest and then getting back into Disney.

Probably the only complaint was the noise of the freeway which virtually drove past our back door.

Directions: Within 5mins of the gates of Disney

Don't stay here if you have choice

Bad (2.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 2, 2008

I hated - 1) Lugging bags to the 2nd floor - no elevator 2) Traffic noise 3) Arched windows with no blinds so the room was never dark 4) Must close the toilet lid to flush 5) Extra low flow shower that only provided warm mist 6) What little paint there was was peeling 7) No microwave 8) Mauve, green and yellow room colors 9) Hour long waits to be seated at area restaurants (even McDonald's!) for 7:30am breakfast 10) Paying $1 for a single banana in the onsite quick mart to avoid the breakfast wait 11) No room safe 12) Anyone can walk in and enter the interior (hidden) hallways and be right at your door. No gates, no security, and no need to walk past a front desk. Plenty of places to hide. Not the most secure hotel.

I found Disney area chain restaurants are higher priced than the same restaurant a mile or two away from Disney.

I never saw a HoJo shuttle to Disney - everyone walks. Even if there is a shuttle, you wouldn't want to wait for it. The pools were medium size and basic, but were heated. There is an arcade game room with pool table full of unsupervised youths.

The desk staff gave printed directions to Universal Studios that were incorrect. The Universal Studios map they provided was also out-of-date - some attractions were closed and newer ones were missing. They recommended a nearby Wal-Mart and grocery store that are in very rough parts of town - don't go after dark.

The ONLY reason to stay within walking distance of the Disney gates (this is the furthest away of the walking distance hotels) is if you are here with no transportation - like on a high school trip.

If you have a car there are lots of better, nicer, cheaper hotels within a 10 minute drive instead of a 10 minute walk. I also stayed at Comfort Inn on Katella this trip. It was cheaper, nicer, cleaner, had a microwave, a shower with real water, and a decent breakfast buffet. Took 10 minutes to drive to Disney ($11 to park), or take their shuttle for $3 per person. I recommend the Comfort Inn over HoJo.

Unique Quality: Nice landscaping on the outside - very shabby on the inside. Don't stay in a top floor room with those horrid arched windows if you prefer darkness for sleeping. Not recommended for anyone.

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Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel

by written on August 25, 2002

Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel

Unique Quality: For a single traveller, as I was, this place suited me well. It was conveniently located around the perimeter of Disneyland, had free shuttle service to the theme park, and was walking distance to food establishments.

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Address: 1380 S. Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, California, 92802, United States

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Amenities at Howard Johnson Anaheim

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Free Parking
  • Business Services
  • Suites
  • Free High Speed Internet

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