$55 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 11, 2014 Check-out: Aug 14, 2014

Howard Johnson Express Inn Bellmawr/Philadelphia Area

2 stars
341 B South Black Horse Pike, Bellmawr, NJ 08031
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.0
out of 5
121 reviews
Great Staff!

Only thing it needs is an elevator or else it would be perfect! See full review

  • Golds
  • Oct 26, 2011
great for the price

we needed a cheap but clean place to stay while at a convention in philadelphia. this hotel fit the... See full review

  • firebatt
  • Jun 21, 2011
Bellmawr hotel featuring a convenient distance off the turnpike and downtown Philadelphia
The Howard Johnson Express Inn in Bellmawr is conveniently located off of the turnpike and minutes from downtown Philadelphia. All guest rooms include complimentary high-speed Internet access, and a free continental breakfast is provided every morning. The hotel also offers a 24-hour front desk, an on-site fitness center and complimentary parking.
Highlights:
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • On-site fitness center
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet access throughout the hotel
Rooms:

The two-story hotel offers 48 smoking and nonsmoking guest rooms, all with interior-corridor entrances. Decor is basic and simple. Standard room amenities include air conditioning, complimentary high-speed Internet access, a hair-dryer and a coffee-maker. Televisions include premium cable with more than 60 channels.

Features:

Bellmawr's Howard Johnson Express Inn offers free parking for guests, including spaces for trucks, recreational vehicles, and buses. Guests can ask at the front desk for access to a safe-deposit box and limo-car service (fees apply).

Transportation:
  • Amtrak 30th Street Station (8.5 mi/13.7 km)
  • Greyhound Bus Station (10 mi/16 km)
  • Philadelphia International Airport (14 mi/22.5 km)
Attractions:
  • Philadelphia Sports Complexes (7 mi/11.3 km)
  • Adventure Aquarium (8 mi/12.9 km)
  • Pennsylvania Convention Center (10 mi/16 km)
  • Historic District of Philadelphia (10 mi/16 km)
Business:
  • Meeting room
  • Business services
  • High-speed Internet access

Hotel Map

39.8631 -75.0777
Area description
Business district

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Exercise gym
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
FAX
Conference facilities
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
TV remote control
Cribs available
Ironing board

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (121)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Express Inn Bellmawr/Philadelphia Area

Overall score

3 / 5
5.01.0
121 out of 121
Amenities:
2.9
Room cleanliness:
3.3
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
3.2
Location:
3.6
Value:
3.5

68% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Bellmawr/Philadelphia Area

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
LH131
Runnemede, NJ
Jul 4, 2014

Just what was needed

We needed a room for the night due to an emergency. It was exactly what was needed- clean room and convenient location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Bellmawr/Philadelphia Area

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
KittyKitty2527
New Jersey
Jun 28, 2014

Good Value But....

This was a great value for the money. The room was clean, comfortable, not funky smelling. I found it extremely irritating though that the front desk called me at exactly 11:05 to remind me checkout is at 11. I've never stayed in a hotel that called your room just because you're running 10 minutes late checking out.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Bellmawr/Philadelphia Area

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
fcec
Business
palm beach, fl
Mar 16, 2014

old and drippy faucets.

Old and drippy faucets. Maids put the used towels back on towel rack from floor. I left clothes in the drawer. I called next morning. They could not be found. Check in was nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Domanics tavern

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Bellmawr/Philadelphia Area

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
joem439
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Nov 11, 2013

Decent stay close to Philly

What you want in a motel. Decent stay for a night, looked clean.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Bellmawr/Philadelphia Area

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Nolagrl13
Bellmawr, NJ
Oct 29, 2013

Average, but GREAT PRICE!

Hotel was average. Although we booked a smoke-free room the room had an obvious smoke odor. The room was comfortable, clean, with working heat/ac. The bathroom was small.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Take 95 to avoid toll into Philadelphia.

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Bellmawr/Philadelphia Area

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Short Trips Only
Virginia
Aug 5, 2013

Just Ordinary

Staff was friendly, room was clean and comfortable. Key to door would work once, then have to be rekeyed by the front desk. After the third time, it was determined that it wasn't the key, but rather the key reader on the door and if you wiggled the key long enough in the reader, it would read the code and unlock the door..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

The Philly Diner is about a mile from the motel, left hand turn out of the motel parking lot, and has good food, with a large variety to choose from.

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Bellmawr/Philadelphia Area

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Lfreas
williamsport, PA
Jun 26, 2013

SOME THINGS TO CONSIDER

well I was kind of going into this blind but it helps me know what to ask for next time. for instance, I had asked for non smoking on the website when I had reserved online but when we got there they gave us a smoking room which was nasty all my clothes smelled so I had to wash everything even if I didn't wear it and when we turned on the AC the smell got worse. 2nd, they don't have elevators to the second floor and my one room mate has very bad knees, so next time I travel witht this person I will have to make sure to ask for a ground floor. 3rd I used their fitness center which only has 3 pieces of equipment and the only thing that worked was the treadmill and then they didn't have anything to clean off the machines they looked like they hadn't been cleaned in forever. and last of all the staff was kind and breakfast is the norm that you would get anywhere else. the location was good however ther sign could be a little bigger and closer to the street so you could find them but otherwise it did the trick for what we needed

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
5
Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Bellmawr/Philadelphia Area

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
C24k
Ny
May 27, 2013

Howard johnson express

This hotel was okay for a two star hotel. Carpet felt dirty. We had a smoking room which really just smalled like ciggerettes。too noisy couldnt sleep because of the guests next door. Police had to come wyiet them down. Shouldve spent more for themoney

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
2
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Cherry hill mall

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Bellmawr/Philadelphia Area

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
dagi
VA
Jul 20, 2012

Had a great time

decent room, didn't like the breakfast had coffee all the time

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Bellmawr/Philadelphia Area

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
cma4
Woodbridge, VA, USA
Mar 27, 2012

History Trip

While I was happy that the hotel was only 10-15 min away from where I wanted to go for seeing history, I was not impressed by the hotel's outward appearance. Also, the room I was given was supposed to be a non-smoking room & it smelled of stale smoke. Overall, it was a good experience since there were great restaurants nearby & the locations I wanted to go to where close by as well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

If you love Italian food, have dinner at Antoinetta's. It was great. If you're in the mood for American food, go to Philly's Diner. They're both about 5 min from the hotel.

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