$59 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 24, 2015 Check-out: May 27, 2015

Howard Johnson Express Inn Bellmawr/Philadelphia Area

2 stars
View map of 341 B South Black Horse Pike, Bellmawr, NJ 08031

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.0
out of 5
78 reviews
Nice stay, as always.

It was a nice stay. The staff was friendly, as always. The rooms were clean, but the dull colors... See full review

  • Jenny L.
  • Mar 10, 2015
Good place, comfortable and clean.

This is a fine hotel for a short stay. I didn't go there to swim or get entertained. I just needed... See full review

  • Priali
  • Aug 23, 2014
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

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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.

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

Overall score

3 / 5
5.01.0
78 out of 78
Amenities:
2.9
Cleanliness:
3.3
Hotel staff:
3.7
Comfort:
3.2
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.5

68% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jenny L.
Business
Bellmawr
Mar 10, 2015

Nice stay, as always.

It was a nice stay. The staff was friendly, as always. The rooms were clean, but the dull colors made it seem of course different from a place that you would pay more for. But the stay was nice. The walls were thin. We were speaking loudly over each other's voices and the people downstairs thought we were having a party. (which we weren't). But other than that during the night, it was pleasant. The staff was great, but the hotel itself could use a bit of a fixer upper. However, for the price it was a great stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
tunojose
Business
connecticut
Nov 18, 2014

It's ok.

Staff needs to change asap. Poor service. Problems with the door lock and they do nothing to fix it. We need to swipe the key about 10 times before we can open the door. Thank God it was just 2 nights.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Priali
Business
Bellmawr, NJ
Aug 23, 2014

Good place, comfortable and clean.

This is a fine hotel for a short stay. I didn't go there to swim or get entertained. I just needed a comfortable, clean place for the night. It met all my expectations. Thank you Howard Johnson

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Bellmawr/Philadelphia Area

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Ebrequus
Business
Albany, NY
Aug 17, 2014

You get what you pay for, but this was pretty bad.

I can understand being outdated and super basic, but it went way past that. The fitted sheet didn't fit the mattress and refused to stay on, the two lights next to the bed didn't work, the coffee pot was scary, the bathroom could have been cleaner, and there was a used bar of soap in the shower. It also smelled like a certain "herb" and was a non-smoking room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Italian place down the street had pretty good subs!

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Bellmawr/Philadelphia Area

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
LH131
Business
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
KittyKitty2527
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Domanics tavern

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Bellmawr/Philadelphia Area

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
joem439
Business
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Bellmawr/Philadelphia Area

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Nolagrl13
Business
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Take 95 to avoid toll into Philadelphia.

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Bellmawr/Philadelphia Area

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Short Trips Only
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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.

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