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Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Airport

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   101 Taylor Avenue, Essington, PA 19029 (Formerly The Waterfront Inn Lago)
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Plantation, Florida
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86 reviews 86 reviews
27 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed here in the past and it was great to see that the rooms have been updated with new furnishings and TVs.. My room also had a microwave and refrigerator. The high speed internet is complementary and works well. The free breakfast is good and the staff is very friendly. The property is located on the river next... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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215 reviews 215 reviews
30 hotel reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Holiday Inn Express is just a fantastic hotel. Located just minutes from the airport, and close to the exciting entertainment and delicious restaurants at Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack, this property still manages to keep you close to the attractions of downtown Philadelphia. When someone says that location is everything, then the Holiday Inn Express has you covered! Right... More

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Newark, New Jersey
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

I recently stayed at this hotel after my flight was canceled. I was given my little pink slip and was told this hotel was were I was supposed to go. The lady at United told me she made a reservation at the holiday inn express. When I got there at around 11pm of course no reservation existed and come to... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We blocked off some rooms for our wedding and all seemed to have gone well and I told them that my husband and I would be checking in late. We reserved a King Bed and dropped off bags of snacks and water for all of us staying there later. When checking the guy working the front was totally rude and... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Airport, responded to this review

Dear Anea Z, Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I’m very sorry to hear about your experience on your recent stay. We would like to follow up with you. We have sent you a private message in effort to obtain more information. I look forward to hearing back from you very soon. Sincerely, Connie D Case Manager IHGCare More

Tucker, Georgia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My elderly father and I stayed here during a trip to Philadelphia over the Labor Day holiday and the following week in 2013. Except for Aisha, who was TERRIFIC, the front desk staff all seemed to have "attitudes". Except for the blonde housekeeper on the 4th floor, who did a WONDERFUL job cleaning our room, the other housekeepers who cleaned... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Airport, responded to this review

Dear irishslider, Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to read your kind words regarding some of our staff. We give the utmost importance to our guest comments as they help us improve, and continually provide the best guest experience possible. We are sorry your stay was negatively affected by the noise level from the airport and the poor... More

Auburn, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This hotel was okay. Nothing really to write home about. I am usually not one to complain, but this time, I feel compelled to do so. Having stayed at another Holiday Inn the night before, this one pales in comparison. When we arrived, the front desk clerk was not mean or anything, but she was not welcoming at all. I... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Airport, responded to this review

Dear MArrington, Thank you for staying with us and providing us with your valuable feedback. It is wonderful to know you appreciate the the breakfast. We are sorry to hear that we failed to meet your expectations with the service you received and your room accommodations. We appreciate the candid feedback we receive and welcome any opportunity to improve. While... More

Cancun, Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We spent a night in this hotel due to a layover. The hotel has a good location, the shuttle service to the airport is really good, some of the employees give good service, however, the room cleaning and halls cleaning is awful, all the carpets were stained and worn, we found hair in our sheets and bathroom. Cleaning is very... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Airport, responded to this review

Dear NuriaTW, Thank you for taking the time to relay your comments regarding our property during your recent stay. I am happy to know that our location worked best for your needs. However, I am sorry for any inconvenience the housekeeping services may have caused you. I have taken note of your comments and we will address these points to... More

Port Vincent
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I came to Philly on a Startup of Eddystone rail terminal we stay at the hotel for one month and it's probably the best customer service I've ever had I used to work at the Embassy and this Hotels customer service far exceeds anything that I've ever seen the owner had a great attitude as well as a front desk... More

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Had to catch a flight today and Ken one of their shuttle drivers came through! Great personality and very informative about the airline I was taking. Thank you Ken for a safe and comfortable shuttle ride to the Airport!

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Enfield, Connecticut
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The staff is wonderful and helpful. The housekeepers do a great job at keeping the aging furniture and carpeting clean. It is next to the Park where you can sit by the river. It's a bit more expensive than it used to be but I guess the word is out that it's a great place to stay.

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Address: 101 Taylor Avenue, Essington, PA 19029 (Formerly The Waterfront Inn Lago)
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Essington
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Airport 2.5*
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Stay Smart at the Brand New Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Airport in Essington, PA. Our courtesy shuttle will take you to the only hotel on the Delaware River waterfront. Located adjacent to Governor Printz Park, our guests enjoy the scenic views of the river and marina. Explore the attractions, restaurants and entertainment of Downtown Philadelphia. Don’t miss the historic sites, including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, National Constitution Center and Betsy Ross House. Also discover the Old City District, where you will experience the best shopping, dining and culture. If you’re a sports fan, the hotel is minutes from the Philadelphia Sports Complex. This site includes Lincoln Financial Field, Wells Fargo Center and Citizens Bank Park. The Philadelphia Union Soccer Stadium, PPL Park, is 3 miles away, near Harrah’s Casino and Racetrack. For our business clientele, we are located close to Boeing, UPS, Sunoco, Philadelphia Navy Yard, and the airlines serving the Philadelphia International Airport. After a long day, enjoy the waterfront scenery, or keep up with your workout routine in our fitness room. Jump start your day with our Express Start breakfast, serving your favorite hot breakfast selections and hot cinnamon rolls. ... more   less 
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