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Howard Johnson by Wyndham Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground

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Outdoor pool
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In-room safe, desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board

Overview of Howard Johnson by Wyndham Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground

2.5 out of 5

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
  • Parking available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
1380 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA, 92802

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationAnaheim GardenWalk19 min walk
  • Popular LocationDisney California Adventure® Park36 min walk
  • Popular LocationDisneyland®1 min drive
  • AirportOrange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne)14 min drive

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About this area


Located in Anaheim, Howard Johnson by Wyndham Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground is in the entertainment district and near the airport. City National Grove of Anaheim and Medieval Times are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Downtown Disney® District and Anaheim GardenWalk. Consider The Observatory for a night out, and don't miss Disney California Adventure® Park if you're traveling with kids. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing.

What's nearby

  • Anaheim GardenWalk - 19 min walk
  • Disney California Adventure® Park - 36 min walk
  • Disneyland® - 1 min drive
  • Anaheim Indoor Marketplace - 2 min drive
  • Downtown Disney® District - 3 min drive


  • Mimi's Cafe — 1 min walk
  • Mimi's Cafe — 2 min walk
  • Panera Bread — 4 min walk
  • Denny's — 7 min walk
  • Tony's Roma — 8 min walk

Getting around

  • Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center - 5 min drive
  • John Wayne Airport (SNA) - 14 min drive

About this property

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground

Family-friendly Anaheim hotel in Anaheim Resort, near Anaheim Convention Center
This smoke-free hotel features free water park access, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a spa tub, a business center, and a children's pool. All rooms are soundproofed and offer free WiFi and free local calls. For a bit of entertainment, TVs come with cable channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves. Housekeeping is available on request.
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground offers 296 accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. Televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

This Anaheim hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

An outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a complimentary water park.

Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or spa tub without adult supervision.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Count on Us (Wyndham)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property for guests without COVID-19 vaccination
Hand sanitizer provided
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Uncovered self parking on site (USD 20.00 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Theme park shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant

Things to do

  • Children's pool
  • Free water park access
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Shopping
  • Spa tub

Family friendly

  • Children's pool
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Free water park access
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Waterslide


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Meeting room


  • Garden


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels


  • 37-inch TV
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Phone
  • Soundproofing

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - 11:00 AM
Late check-in subject to availability


Check-out before 11:00 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Renovations and closures

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.0 per day
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Uncovered self parking fee: USD 20.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector, and window guards
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
This property's restaurant is located offsite, across the street from the property.
Guests who may encounter issues with stairs should contact this property in advance to request a room on a floor with elevator service.

We should mention

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
Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or spa tub without adult supervision

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 846 out of 1328 reviews
5 - Excellent 64%
Rating 4 - Good. 324 out of 1328 reviews
4 - Good 24%
Rating 3 - Okay. 99 out of 1328 reviews
3 - Okay 7%
Rating 2 - Poor. 40 out of 1328 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 19 out of 1328 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family, Travelled with group
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
I booked this hotel based on the surprising 4.5 star review on Expedia. This was our first time staying there. We stayed in building 4, room 4210. My first “surprise” upon opening the door to building 4 was the overwhelming scent. It smelled like a care home - where someone had been left sitting in their wet diaper a little too long. (Luckily, there was no smell in our room.) The second, and most unpleasant “surprise,” was in the bathroom. I moved the trash can from underneath the sink to find a small smatter of blood on the wall that had not been cleaned up. Gross! I was not even remotely bothered by the 5 or 6 ants crawling on the shower ledge after seeing that. And last, and this could just be preference, when looking up and commenting on the popcorn ceiling, I realized there were two large half moon shaped windows that had no coverings. I do realize that some people like to wake up to natural light; however, my family and I are not those people. It was slightly annoying waking up with the sun at 6:30am each morning. Yes, we considered complaining and asking to move, but we had already unpacked several suitcases and decided to stick it out. So, my point of this review is to let you know that this is what you’re going to get. I don’t need fancy, just cleanliness and some curtains. If you don’t mind 70’s turquoise shag carpet, the smell of a care home and enjoy early morning sunlight… this is the place for you!
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The happiest and friendliest staff! Super clean, cheery and a very close walk to Disneyland
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Staff was great from the moment we checked in to the moment we checked out
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
I Liked that the beds were comfortable and clean. The bathroom was clean and nice. We don’t easily find this at other hotels. What I Did not like nor agree with was the MANDATORY fee for everyday parking while staying. I believe our cost to our stay should include this area. (Might as well offer valet parking for this kinds fees instead of this absurd rule) ALSO, shouldn’t have to pay for WIFI service while at the stay. We could get through unless we had to pay for wifi service (absurd as well…) My last important point I do not agree upon is having to call in to request for clean towels and empty trash from our room. My family of 4 had to reuse shower towels because of this bad service. When a family makes sacrifices and efforts for a family get away, things can go wrong for little things like these and messes up smiles for a few hours through my day, It should happen.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021