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Howard Johnson Inn & Suites Allentown/Dorney

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Room wasn't clean. Paper receipts thrown everywhere. Hotel just needs to be updated.

Por favor mi única queja los empleados hablan mucho en los pasillos y me desperté demasiado temprano 😂😂😂

My family and I have stayed at the Howard Johnson Inn & Suites Allentown/Dorney on several occasions over the past eight years, and unfortunately we will not be staying there in the future. The location of the hotel is a good one, not in the heart of Allentown but close enough to attractions to make travel fairly quick and easy. We had reserved a Standard room, described as 2 queen beds, smoking room. Upon arrival to the door to the room there was obvious denting to the door and a noticeable gap between the door and jamb. Entering the room and of the three light switches to our immediate left only 2 worked, 1 to turn on the fan in the bathroom, the other to turn on the light there. The third did nothing. The condition of the room was dreadful. There was a a towel wrapped around an old AC sensor that had yet to be removed and was hanging by its wire in the corner. near this there was a round hole filled with what I guess was paper. There was dirt in the drawers.There was a bottle cap on the window sill. There were exposed wires near the headboards of the double beds. The bathroom tap was constantly running, and there were obvious stains on the tub of an unknown and disturbing origin. one of the chairs in the room was broken, there was no security latch, nor was the required room rate information posted on the back of the door (or anywhere else we could find in the room.) The table had a large burned hole (I expect some wear and tear in smoking rooms but...).

An old small room with thin wall where we can hear all the sounds. We can hear people talking in the hallway, we can hear the water when people using it in the next room. They don't provide toothbrush. My bf called the front desk, they told him go there to pick it up. He went, they only gave him one toothbrush but we have two people living in that room. Breakfast only have cereal, bagel, pancakes and some mini muffins. For the drinks, they have milk, orange juice, apple juice and coffee.

Dirty rooms, old hotel. Staff tried their best, but my room at Holiday Inn Boston-Dedham was same price and luxurious compared to this hotel....

Check in was fast and simple. The room was recently done over and looked great. Comfy beds, clean room. I would stay here again.

check in was easy . hotel was ok tubs need to be redone and beds are not comfortable but it was clean.

So the pictures were nice , the pool was great , but I woke up the next more itching my neck and so was my friend and we came to the conclusion that we had got bit up by bed bugs !

Stay was just ok. I was in the area working and needed a room. It was ok for that. I would not take my family there.

We came to town attend a college football game and visit with relatives. The room was clean and convenient to the college. It was in a safe part of town and convenient to major highway.

the hotel is old and out dated....furniture was old....bathroom was disgusting...not well cleaned and old...bathtub was peeling.......carpet in room old....bedspreads were from the 70's /80's......room smelled badly of cigarette smoke....hotel was loud...could easily hear in hallway and ajoining rooms....

Room was not even attended to upon arrival. Had to go back to the front desk and request a new room. Room was dirty, half of the lights didn't work, hair in the tub and dogs barking all night long. The worst thing was at 12:30 am the front desk obviously checked someone else into our room so we were woke up by people unlocking our door and trying to get into our room. Place is a complete joke! So disappointed.

Adequate place to stay. 24 hour coffee and coffee in the room. Also a refrigerator and microwave. Room on the small side but fine for a one night stay. Room was clean.

El hotel queda cerca de muchas atracciones. El precio y el desayuno no estan mal.La piscina y el jacuzzi tampoco estan mal pero un mejor mantenimiento del agua no estaría mal. El servicio al cliente no fue el mejor aunque la señora de mantenimiento fue muy amable.

hen I arrived at the hotel about 12:15pm I asked the lady at the front desk was the room ready she said no, but in about an hour. She was very pleasant & helpful when I also requested a 1st floor room. When I got in the room it was clean but it was really very small. The sink was not even in the bathroom. Ok. I went out the side door to my car and when I tried to get in the door would not work with the key card. I walked around to the front desk to advise the lady at the front desk (not the same one from the afternoon) that the door didn't work. I got a oh well, if it doesn't work you will have to walk around to the front lobby. I was not a happy camper. The instruction paper given to me also stated breakfast was at 6:30am - Fri, Sat & Sunday. Well on Saturday at 6:30am, me and 5 other guests were told by the man behind the desk that breakfast is at 7:00am regardless of the paper placed in the room. Now mind you the breakfast food was already in place, bagels, cereal, etc, at 6:30am but this dude would not let the 6 of us guests have breakfast. This man should have let us have breakfast since the food was already there at 6:30am. This person should be reprimanded & retrained in customer service. Sorry. Now that you have read this - you decide whether you would like to stay there. MikeP

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Excellent location, right off the Hwy, very clean, comfortable beds.

We didn't spend much time at hotel. Room was nice.and clean.

the hotel was very clean and the staff was very friendly. I would recommend it for anyone staying in the Allentown area.

Not many options available! And the fruit was not fresh

3220 Hamilton Blvd Allentown PA

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool

Howard Johnson Inn & Suites Allentown/Dorney places you within a leisurely stroll of Da Vinci Science Center and Cedar Crest College. This 57-room hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like an indoor pool and free in-room WiFi. Also close to this Allentown hotel are Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom and Cedar Creek Park.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast offered each morning.


Rooms

Howard Johnson Inn & Suites Allentown/Dorney's 57 rooms are air-conditioned and provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 32-inch TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include free long-distance calls, free local calls, and ironing boards.


Property features

At Howard Johnson Inn & Suites Allentown/Dorney, guests have access to an indoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking if you drive. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, express check-in, and express check-out.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Suite

Queen 2 | Sleeps 6

Suite, Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson Inn & Suites Allentown/Dorney

Everyone (13) Business (3) Couples (13) Family (23) Other (4)
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Everyone

Room wasn't clean. Paper receipts thrown everywhere. Hotel just needs to be updated.

By on Feb 12, 2018

1

location is solid, but that is the only thing.

Everyone

My family and I have stayed at the Howard Johnson Inn & Suites Allentown/Dorney on several occasions over the past eight years, and unfortunately we will not be staying there in the future. The location of the hotel is a good one, not in the heart of Allentown but close enough to attractions to make travel fairly quick and easy. We had reserved a Standard room, described as 2 queen beds, smoking room. Upon arrival to the door to the room there was obvious denting to the door and a noticeable gap between the door and jamb. Entering the room and of the three light switches to our immediate left only 2 worked, 1 to turn on the fan in the bathroom, the other to turn on the light there. The third did nothing. The condition of the room was dreadful. There was a a towel wrapped around an old AC sensor that had yet to be removed and was hanging by its wire in the corner. near this there was a round hole filled with what I guess was paper. There was dirt in the drawers.There was a bottle cap on the window sill. There were exposed wires near the headboards of the double beds. The bathroom tap was constantly running, and there were obvious stains on the tub of an unknown and disturbing origin. one of the chairs in the room was broken, there was no security latch, nor was the required room rate information posted on the back of the door (or anywhere else we could find in the room.) The table had a large burned hole (I expect some wear and tear in smoking rooms but...).

By , from Northern Virginia on Jan 2, 2018

1

worst hotel ever

Everyone
Hallway looks so old too

An old small room with thin wall where we can hear all the sounds. We can hear people talking in the hallway, we can hear the water when people using it in the next room. They don't provide toothbrush. My bf called the front desk, they told him go there to pick it up. He went, they only gave him one toothbrush but we have two people living in that room. Breakfast only have cereal, bagel, pancakes and some mini muffins. For the drinks, they have milk, orange juice, apple juice and coffee.

By on Sep 11, 2017

3

not worth $150 a night...

Everyone

Dirty rooms, old hotel. Staff tried their best, but my room at Holiday Inn Boston-Dedham was same price and luxurious compared to this hotel....

By on Aug 11, 2017

5

nice hotel close to dorney park

Everyone

Check in was fast and simple. The room was recently done over and looked great. Comfy beds, clean room. I would stay here again.

By , from new york on Jul 6, 2017

3

hotel near park

Everyone

check in was easy . hotel was ok tubs need to be redone and beds are not comfortable but it was clean.

By on Jun 29, 2017

2

bed bugs !

Everyone

So the pictures were nice , the pool was great , but I woke up the next more itching my neck and so was my friend and we came to the conclusion that we had got bit up by bed bugs !

By , from Philly on May 29, 2017

2

was working in the area

Everyone

Stay was just ok. I was in the area working and needed a room. It was ok for that. I would not take my family there.

By on Apr 22, 2017

4
Everyone

We came to town attend a college football game and visit with relatives. The room was clean and convenient to the college. It was in a safe part of town and convenient to major highway.

By , from Athens, NY on Oct 17, 2016

2
Everyone

the hotel is old and out dated....furniture was old....bathroom was disgusting...not well cleaned and old...bathtub was peeling.......carpet in room old....bedspreads were from the 70's /80's......room smelled badly of cigarette smoke....hotel was loud...could easily hear in hallway and ajoining rooms....

By on Aug 1, 2016