Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Anaheim / Disneyland Park
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Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Anaheim / Disneyland Park Reviews
Nice Rooms... very affordable... Dec 27, 2009
We went onto Expedia and looked for a cheap flight from Eureka to John Wayne Airport with a motel for 5 days. Howard Johnson was the cheapest room so we took it. With the Expedia deal the combination of the flight and the motel room really was an amazing value.
We checked into Howard Johnson and were wowed by how close to Disneyland they are... The room we got was not a perfect room but we kept in our minds what a great value it was. We looked right out at the Santa Ana Freeway. but it was OK... no worries. We didn't request a room change as we didn't want to pay the difference.
The bed was comfortable although the mattress seemed a little tired. The toilet, while it did not run over, seemed a little reluctant to flush. We mentioned this to the front desk a couple of times .... although they were very, very nice they didn't offer to fix it. I felt a little embarrassed when I heard one of them tell the other that we had the Expedia deal. But a bargain is a bargain... the third day I persuaded the maid to give us a toilet plunger and I plunged and plunged until it was cleared.... that made the room a much better bargain for any future "Expedia" people... LOL..
The swimming area of the motel was wonderful. It was full of screaming, laughing children. the design was innovative and really held the kids attention. We sat in the chairs for a while watching the craziness on night... what fun! I read on the internet that the pool area has been significantly updated and improved with a pirate themed "castaway cove" and computerized water fountains... That sounds fun! Wish it had been there when we were.
We loved the in hotel convenience store.. one of the few we have seen that has a huge variety and the prices were pretty reasonable. We bought sun tan lotion and water but we saw people lined up with what was undoubtedly lunch.
The lobby was very unusual as it was fronted by curved windows and the front desk was curved. It's very light and bright even at night. The personnel were quite nice and very sweet. A complimentary paper was available and David read a little every morning. There are several nice restaurants nearby for breakfast. We loved the one that was a bright colored chateau style, Mimi's. We ate out on the patio every day. Really good menu with reasonable prices. Sometimes smokers joined us (we don't smoke) but usually we were alone. Because Disneyland is so close it can be easily walked in about 10 minutes. It's just across the street.
We really liked this motel's location and their personnel. The room wasn't perfect because of the traffic but we would definitely go visit again as the motel has so much to offer. We could always get a different room location. :) They sell the Disneyland passes at the front counter.
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Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Anaheim / Disneyland Park Overview
The Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Anaheim / Disneyland Park sits in the center of Anaheim, California, just one block from Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure and a short two-block walk to Downtown Disney area. Coffee, dining, and shopping can be found within walking distance. Find your way to the convention center just four blocks away from this Anaheim hotel. The Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Anaheim / Disneyland Park is accessible by car, taxi, or bus from the downtown area and a short walk from Disneyland.
The Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Anaheim / Disneyland Park supplies each guestroom with a hair dryer, safe, and ironing set. Cribs and rollaway beds can be purchased upon arrival.
Renovated in 2005, the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Anaheim / Disneyland Park offers 118 rooms, split between the main 7-story building and five 4-story buildings. All areas are smoke-free. It is fully air-conditioned with a 24-hour reception, offering a hotel safe and laundry and room services. Game rooms and a garden are also available within the buildings. Conference rooms are available to accommodate up to 40 people and every room is equipped with free wireless Internet. Parking facilities are offered for guests, as well as a pool and hot tub.
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Anaheim / Disneyland Park Amenities