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

Popular property highlights

Free parking
Free WiFi
Restaurant
Swimming pool
Laundry facilities

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

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground

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 by Wyndham Anaheim Hotel & 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 (registered guests only), 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 is 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.

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

Family Friendly Amenities

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

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

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

Where to Eat

Mimi's Café - The hotel's partner restaurant is located across the street. 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 items available.

Nearby Things to Do

The 7-acre Howard Johnson by Wyndham Anaheim Hotel & 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.

  • Playground on site 
  • Golfing nearby 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

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

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

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.0 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property 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.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
No elevators
This property's restaurant is located offsite, across the street from the property. For more details, contact the property using the number provided on the booking confirmation email.
Guests who may encounter issues with stairs should contact this property in advance to request a room on a floor with elevator service. Contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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

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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 by Wyndham Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground is listed in the 2014 Travel + Leisure 500.

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