Brochure ca 1960s: Courtesy of Dan Donahue
Brochure circa 1960s
Anaheim, California
 -- 1380 S Harbor Blvd

Opened on July 21, 1965, Anaheim was site of the first Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge and second HoJo's Restaurant in the state of California. Incredibly long-lived, the Anaheim Howard Johnson Motor Lodge celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2005.

Directly opposite world-famous Disneyland in Anaheim (right on U.S. 101), Howard Johnson's proudly unveils its newest example of outstanding hostelry: the beautiful Howard Johnson's resort complex consisting of ultra-smart guest accommodations (235 units), Howard Johnson's familiar orange-roofed restaurant, featuring the renowned Lamplighter Room, sophisticated cocktail lounge, swimming pool and wading pool, meeting rooms with facilities for up to fifty persons--all on 6 acres of ground opposite the Harbor Boulevard off-ramp of the Santa Ana Freeway. Designed by architect William L/ Pereira, this new example of already known Howard Johnson's hospitality is destined to be talked about by motorists from all of the world. It's that unusual."
Howard Johnson's Landmark: July-Aug 1966, p 4

View from the freeway ... Santa Anna Freeway motorists see our motor lodge in Anaheim from this angle. A 113-room hi-rise was recently added to the initial 95-room travel accommodations at this location. Mission-type ached roof, one-of-a-kind design and the only major exterior architectural change ever made in one of our lodges, is keyed to the regional characteristics of southern California. Also reflecting the Spanish influence, the four 2-story buildings surround a landscaped open courtyard.


Cocktails for two ... or four or any number are served in our pleasant Anaheim lounge where Johnson Girl Dixie Vedder has a smile for these visitors from Canada. Our restaurants have long been known as landmarks, but here we share that distinction with another well-publicized establishment. Disneyland's "just across the street."
Coast - to - Coast anniversary celebration ... Don Demeter of the Boston Red Sox and Ed Kirkpatrick of the California Angles flank Mr. Smither at special ceremonies. Ballplayers symbolize HJ's cost-to-cost coverage which started when we served our first guest in California just a year ago. Candles in the unique "california" cake represent site of restaurants and lodges now open or planned through 1967.
Brochure circa 1960s

Postcard circa 1970
Go-Go Boots & Hot Pants included ... Anaheim's HJ's offered guests complementary "trolley" transportation to Walt Disneyland's main entrance.
Brochure circa 1960s
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