How about 'front hall'? If it really is a somewhat separate small room, with doors or at least doorways leading out of it.
Or alternatively, 'entryway,' which might be more like modern real-estate-speak, and more appropriate if it's only sort of a small hard-floored space with a doormat and a coat closet, that opens directly onto a room such as the living room. That would probably be more likely in a smaller residence such as an apartment, that doesn't have a back door or back hall.
Or 'foyer' (to rhyme with 'employer,' i.e., not French), if it's larger and fancier, but that's more typical of public buildings.
'Hall' is generally the word in AE for 'corridor,' which seems more typically BE even though it's understandable. But since entrance doors usually open onto transitional spaces that are like corridors, leading to other rooms, many houses have a front hall leading from the front door, and a back hall leading from the back door, that is, the garage. Neither one has to be particularly long. That is, just 'hall' is probably fine in AE too. (-:
'Hallway,' in contrast, might be more likely to be long and narrow.
I think; see if that fits with past discussions, or others' impressions.