Howard Johnson Inn & Suites Allentown/Dorney

3220 Hamilton Boulevard/I-78 , I-78 Exit 54 & Rt. 222Allentown18103-4535USA
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About Howard Johnson Inn & Suites Allentown/Dorney

Howard Johnson Inn & Suites Allentown/Dorney offers budget accommodation with free Wi-Fi throughout and free truck parking just off Interstate 78 on the outskirts of the Pennsylvania city. It’s about ten minutes’ drive from downtown for attractions like the Liberty Bell Museum.

Updated air-conditioned rooms feature an en suite bathroom with hairdryer, cable TV, fridge, microwave and ironing facilities. Spacious suites add sitting areas. Accessible rooms are offered too.

Amenities include a heated indoor swimming pool with hot-tub, 24-hour reception, convenience store, elevators and a launderette. There’s a pet-friendly policy and kids can stay free.

A complimentary continental breakfast is included. Eateries within five minutes’ walk include diners and Italian restaurants.

Howard Johnson Inn & Suites Allentown/Dorney is about ten minutes’ walk from Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom amusement park, where guests can take advantage of discounted admission offers. It’s also about one hour’s drive from Philadelphia.


3220 Hamilton Boulevard/I-78 , I-78 Exit 54 & Rt. 222, Allentown, PA, 18103-4535, USA
Telephone: +1(610)4394000 | Fax: +1(610)4398947 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Computer with internet
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Affordable, clean and comfortable rooms

Plenty of travelers found the usually affordable rates appealing and liked the way the rooms were well-equipped with microwaves, fridges and coffee-makers, although some felt the accommodation could have been more spacious. Although they weren't fancy, the rooms were reportedly clean and comfortable enough for a short stay. The free parking and free breakfast were another bonus for budget-conscious reviewers, although some diners felt the choice was limited. There was praise for the well-maintained indoor swimming pool too.

Handy location close to theme park

Theme park enthusiasts loved being a short walk from Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom. For motorists, the location a short drive from Interstate 78 proved convenient for straightforward access to downtown Allentown, area attractions and shopping malls. There was also a wide selection of dining options within five minutes' walk of the property.

Upbeat about customer service

Many reviewers paid tribute to the customer service, often calling personnel professional, helpful and welcoming, although there were occasional grumbles about complaint-handling.

Negative Reviews

Maintenance and cleanliness could be improved

Some visitors claimed the property had seen better days and reported maintenance issues in certain rooms such as dated decor, non-functioning power outlets and aging carpets. There was also criticism of cleanliness standards amid occasional reports of insufficiently cleaned bathrooms, build-ups of hair and dust, stained bedding, mold and sporadic visits from housekeeping.

Nuisance smells and noises

For some light sleepers, noise from adjacent rooms and corridors occasionally proved to be a nuisance. There were also some reports of unpleasant smells such as musty odors or lingering smoke in certain areas of the building.

Mixed feelings over free Wi-Fi

Reviewers appreciated the free Wi-Fi access. However, some criticized the service for occasionally offering unreliable coverage or sluggish speeds.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1586 reviews across the web
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5.8 out of 10 based on 1586 reviews