Southern Jersey Turnpike area: hotel

Old Sep 25th, 2016, 04:00 PM
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Southern Jersey Turnpike area: hotel

En route to upstate NY from VA in October. Need a night of sleep at equiv of Hampton 3-star between Wilmington DE and Philadelphia, hopefully near Turnpike. Have worn my nails out on the keyboard Then I remembered how helpful Fodorites are!
I know a couple greats in Philly, but would like to avoid downtown traffic and keep near Turnpike.
Want nice & safe; could someone suggest a suburb? Trenton is too far north.Thanks in advance for your time!
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Old Sep 25th, 2016, 04:34 PM
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Could you adjust your route westward? Take I-83 out of Baltimore through York PA to Harrisburg to pick up I-81.
Depending on how far "upstate" you are going, you can take I-84 east from Scranton or I-88 east from Binghamton.
There are a couple hotels off the Grantville exit near the Penn National horse track.
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Old Sep 25th, 2016, 04:38 PM
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If you'll be taking I-95 north from VA you can find what hotels/motels are within 1/2 mile of every exit along that Interstate at the following website:

http://www.i95exitguide.com/lodging/new-jersey-lodging/

There are plenty of places that are either Hampton Inns or equivalent. Take your pick.
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Old Sep 25th, 2016, 05:21 PM
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Thanks tomfuller, but need to take 287/87 route this time.
I like 83 and York!
And thanks RoamsAround,wanted to avoid 95 from Wilmington on....but looks like it's my best bet at least through Philadelphia.
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Old Sep 25th, 2016, 10:13 PM
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Hampton Inn Bridgeport/Swedesboro
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Hampton Inn at the NJTP Mt Holly exit is our usual stop on our frequent trips from Richmond to Boston.

As they say "EZ Off, EZ On."

There is a Cracker Barrel next door if you dare, a TGIFridays almost next door so you don't have to get back in the car, and the property is well-kept and has a responsive staff.

I usually have a reservation. Weekends seem to have wedding parties and family events, but I don't travel on weekends if I can help it.

Be sure to buy gas before you leave Jersey because it is substantially cheaper than in NY.
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Old Sep 26th, 2016, 03:54 PM
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Marriott Courtyard Burlington/Mt Holly/Westhampton
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Old Sep 26th, 2016, 04:43 PM
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There is a Hampton Inn, as well as a number of other lodgings, near Exit 4 of the New Jersey turnpike. Look at the listings for Mount Laurel NJ and assess the distance from exit 4. Plenty of choices and chain and independent restaurants, too.
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Old Sep 28th, 2016, 12:04 PM
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Wow! Back on the project thanks to my fodorites' input!
What a great resource this site is when you hit a brick wall.
After hearing bad reviews about the Hampton Inn there, I was givin up (and quote was $170 at time? but will try again.
Thanks so much to each of you!
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Old Sep 28th, 2016, 12:29 PM
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Ackislander: your input was invaluable! Midlothian to Hudson River Valley here, wanting to avoid 95 as possible.
Thanks for getting it!
Will shortly do post re: "Richmond VA fodorites"
p.s. Hahah! With a teense of guilt, I love Cracker Barrel when on the road in tennis shoes etc!
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As with all hotel reviews, you have to be skeptical.

The google ratings are pulled down by two awful reviews. The Booking.com reviews were good to excellent. I stay there roughly every other month and have never run into a problem. People appreciate the breakfasts and the staff. One of the complaints about staff on Google was racist.

I got it on Bookings this morning for
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When driving north from the Baltimore area to NYC, not your destination I know, I stay in the right hand lane on the Delaware Bridge and take 295 toward Trenton. I stay on 295 until exit 56 Bordentown and turn right at the top of the ramp. Just before the T intersection and before Wendy's (where I usually stop for a break and gas at the adjoining Love gas station) follow signs for the turnpike. That will put you on the Turnpike at its exit 7 and take little if no time longer than if you had taken the turnpike the entire way. I 295 has motels at many of the exits.
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