During a recent solo trip out to Disneyland Resort to later meet with a friend, I was given a chance to stay at the Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Waterpark right down the street from the Resort!
The Disneyland Resort suffers from being surrounded by off property resorts, highways, restaurants and tourist traps.
Walt despised the fact that Disneyland’s success caused businesses to flock to the area and essentially entrap them, not to mention the ongoing battle with the city of Anaheim to expand isn’t helping.
At the same time, over the years, Disneyland has made it a premium or lower/middle class families and solo travelers alike and so some have had to make the choice to go to good neighbor hotels nearby.
There are so many options in the area to choose from though, how do you decide?
Disney made it a bit easier with their “Good Neighbor ” hotel program that features hotels vetted and approved by Disney themselves to stay with based on a specific criterion.
Fortunately, Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground is among the Good Neighbor Hotel list and I’m excited to share what they offer and my experience.