Ratings based on 316 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.0 out of 5
70% of guests recommend
3.2 Room cleanliness
3.2 Service & staff
3.1 Room comfort
2.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Montreal

Hotel in quiet area

Posted Jul 31, 2014
Pros: Room rates, closeness to the subway.
Cons: Make sure Wi-Fi is available.
Location: Bronx Zoo is nearby, subway is a few steps away.
This hotel is situated next to the elevated subway. If you get a room in the front of the hotel, you will hear the trains passing regularly. Bronx Zoo is around 10 minutes away on foot. The two train lines bring you to Times Square in around 40 minutes. The room itself was clean, with access to the Dish Network and hundreds of channels. I couldn't connect to the general Wi-Fi for 2 of my 3 nights there but I could connect to the lobby area Wi-Fi albeit with a weak signal. I would go back because of the room rates, but wouldn't because it's a bit far from Manhattan city center and Brooklyn, where I like to go.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Manhattan

Facilities and parking lot security is poor.

Posted Jul 30, 2014
Pros: There was nothing about this hotel that made me want to recommend it to others.
Cons: Parking lot security. Recorded surveillance is inexpensive and easily installed.
Location: Easy access to Fordham University and the Bronx Zoo.
When we arrived for check-in, we were concerned about the safety of the parking lot and asked if it was secure. We were assured that it was. The second morning, we found that our car had been vandalized and the rear door window broken out. The desk clerk was apathetic and of no assistance about the situation. Later, we found that three cars had been vandalized the previous week. We certainly would not have stayed there if we had known about the high instance of vandalisms. When I asked to see recording from the security cameras, I was informed that the video surveillance system is live and unrecorded. I wish I had paid more and stayed at a more secure motel. Definitely would not recommend this place; and I'm surprised that it meets the corporate standards of Howard Johnsons.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Howard Johnson Express Inn Bronx

Posted Jul 28, 2014
Pros: Comfortable and secure
Cons: Some hints on places to eat and drink outside of the immediate neighborhood which is pretty basic.
Location: A bit of a ghetto, but some cheap basic meals 5 mins walk away, but not much variety.
Cheap and friendly hotel, nothing special but was comfortable and secure. No Laundry but a laundromat up the road about 5 mins walk. Not a great area, but handy to La Guardia and Bronx area. There's a metro station 2 mins walk away. When hiring a cab at the hotel, the cabs that turn up aren't metered and quote you a high price. Either insist on a metered cab, or flag one down.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

My stay was alright

Posted Jun 27, 2014
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Clean up your cockroaches
Location: Location is very, very bad.
The first night I went to take shower and there was a very large cockroach in the washroom almost 3 inches long. The is terrible for breakfast.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from North Carolina

Convenient Place in the Bronx

Posted Jun 23, 2014
Pros: see above
Location: Bronx zoo and elevated station were very close.
the only negatives are the location (the elevated was just outside our window) and the lack of an elevator. The positives were a clean room, friendly service and an excellent breakfast room. The woman taking care of the breakfast was excellent in keeping all the food filled up.
5 out of 5
for Personal Event
by Brian from Cleveland, Ohio

nice place to stay

Posted May 20, 2014 on Hotels.com
The room was very clean and comfortable. It's in a good location right by the train and bus stops. Really enjoyed my stay.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Wanda from Bronx NYC

overall a very nice stay

Posted May 16, 2014
Pros: Very clean and I would like to thank Maria in housekeeping she did an excellent job and helped me through a difficult time.
Cons: The Air Conditioner could be maintained with a cleaner filtration system
Location: Having a front room at street level caused a great deal of noise from the train the windows opened but it seemed like anyone from the street step in
My room number was 210 in the front facing the street I would have preferred a more private room I am handicapped and use a rather large walker those steps were a challenge. Breakfast was very nice. the staff was very helpful my partner loved the king bed.
2 out of 5
by john from thailand

need maintain

Posted May 15, 2014
Pros: good breakfast
Cons: fix things in the rooms
Location: location good close to rail and bus
need to have major up keep, too many things not work.
4 out of 5
by cxarol from Howard Johnson Exporess bronx, ny


Posted May 4, 2014 on Hotels.com
i must say the thickness of the walls were non existant, at 4am I was awoken by moans and groans and was quite bothersome listening to other ppls activities, but otherwise it was a great deal clean but there wasnt any bkfst at 10 when we left.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted May 3, 2014
The only thing okay about this place was the price. TV didn't work, sink in bathroom was all cracked and the rugs were dirty looking.