Disneyland has officially opened its gates for the first time in forever and across the street the Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground (or HOJO Anaheim for short) is ready to welcome you back to enjoy the magic!

For a large part of our existence, MouseInfo has been a proud partner of the HOJO Anaheim and our readers know that they can actually get 15% off of their room reservation using our exclusive LNMR reservation code at check out when booking direct! So if you’re planning a trip back to the Happiest Place on Earth (or if you just need a little staycation) the Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground is a solid choice.

We have our tickets and Theme Park Reservation set for May 1 and we’re super excited to have the HOJO Anaheim as the home base for our statycation and return back into the parks. In full disclosure, MouseInfo was provided a room complimentarily for this one-day getaway but we do NOT get a commission from usage of our reservation code above — that’s just a handy way to save a little on your trip!


The whole vibe of the property just drips with a retro mid-century charm. Many of the spacious rooms were freshly renovated in 2018 with an appreciative nod back to both Disneyland’s history and the hotel itself! You can see our robust coverage of the HOJO’s rennovated rooms for more pictures and details.

If the large family-friendly rooms don’t draw you in, then the fact that the property is literally an 8-minute walk to Disneyland (maybe more like 10 for me) should certainly get your attention. Forget Disneyland parking stress (and parking fees) and take the leisurely stroll (past a Mimi’s Cafe, Panera Bread, and McDonalds) right up to the eastern entrance into the Resort to begin your magical day!


The hotel also features a fantastic Castaway Cove waterplay area (with a hot tub) as well as a separate Garden Pool which offer a relaxing way to unwind from the chaos of the day.

For now, due to capacity limitations, the pool and waterplay area are only available with a pool reservation but the process is actually really easy. If you have your hotel reservation number, you can easily find and book a HOJO Anaheim pool reservation. To get started visit hojoanaheim.ipoolside.com/.

You can see below from our screenshot the process is pretty straight-forward!

See it for Yourself!

HOJO Anaheim is open and accepting reservations now!

Don’t forget, save 15% when you use MouseInfo’s exclusive LNMR reservation code at check out when booking direct!