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Howard Johnson Express Inn Bellmawr/Philadelphia Area
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Bellmawr
Reviewed June 9, 2011

Old building poorly constructed for quiet sleeping. Wood floors squeeked excessively causing problem for both first and second floor occupants. Walls had no insulation to control sounds coming from adjoining rooms. My sister was in the room directly below my room and she could hear normal conversations from our room!! Hallways and corridors were not clean. Carpets in rooms were a dark green and very dirty. Bed linens and bathrooms were clean; however, the entire facility was in need of fresh paint and maintenance. Breakfast was adequate but not well attended and it was necessary to frequently request additional items (milk, bagels, coffee, cream cheese, etc.) It was a good location, close to downtown Philly with easy access to interstate.

Room Tip: No elevator to second floor.
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  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 16, 2010

Lets see arrived at 12am and lady at desk was rude as heck was told they have no elevator and only one way up to the second floor. Here I am traveling with my family and no elevator great right. Get up to both rooms and it feels like its 100 degrees inside come to find out they don't turn anything on till guest arrives. We tell ladyy its hot and she tells us to give it time I talk to another traveler and he said he has been there for 6 hours and its still hot so sounds. Like I be cool at 6am. There Irish no fire exits just one small stairwell ya great hotel already called the hojo corporate number and going to take care of this in the morning and oh yeah good luck understanding desk girl hardly speaks English

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Reviewed June 27, 2010

I accidentally prepaid for this room, and after reading some of the reviews, I almost backed out anyway.

It's definitely a cheap motel. The carpets are stained, the mattresses are thin, hard, and uncomfortable, and it feels very low budget.

However, it is not scary, there are no rodents, there are two queen size beds (as opposed to doubles) in the rooms, the breakfast was decent, and the staff is friendly and helpful. You get what you pay for, but it was not horrible.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 25, 2010

The nastiest place I have ever been. Would have rather stayed in the sewer or slept in the street. There was stains on the bed, floor, walls( didn't want to even amagine how they got there), and a mouse in my room crawled on my bed in the middle of the night! Eeew!! Would not even want my worst enemy to stay there for even 5 minutes. NASTY!!!!!!

Stayed: November 2008, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 2, 2010

the worst hotel ever. the manager is NO help. the staff is friendly but the rooms are dated, the breakfast is sad and the manager is awful.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 23, 2010

The hotel is very badly managed. It is very filthy. The staff is very unfriendly and unprofessional. Some of them even don't know English. Hotel is very cheap because I saw not many people stayed there but it was my life's worst hotel experience.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 9, 2009

I reserved ahead and reached at about 12 in the night. But leaving the lobby and entering the corridor was like stepping out into the cold weather. There was no heating in the corridor.
The room was a bigger surprise. The room was stone cold and the operator told me the rooms are always like that, the heater is never switched on before the guest's arrival. If it were not the middle of the night I would have walked out that minute. There were no comforters, only razor thin blankets and thin bed covers. Piece of luck there were two queen beds in the room. I collected both the sheets, both the blankets and both the bed covers and slept rolled up a like a ball for the three hours it took the room to get warmed up. Thank God I didn't end up with cramps all over the body.
This is when apparently the Hotel was near full. The girl in the lobby was friendly and told me how to get to my room No, 201. That is all I can say good about this place.
If this is a standard HoJo policy to leave corridors and rooms stone cold I'd probably never stay in one again.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled on business
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Address: 341 B South Black Horse Pike, NJ Turnpike Exit 3, Rt 168 No, Bellmawr, NJ 08031-2307
Location: United States > New Jersey > Bellmawr
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Bellmawr
Price Range: $65 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Express Inn Bellmawr/Philadelphia Area 2*
Number of rooms: 48
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