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Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Airport

2.5 of 5 101 Taylor Avenue, Essington, PA 19029 (Formerly The Waterfront Inn Lago)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Recently stayed there for two nights. To begin, it was far away from airport, though they did have a shuttle van. And worse yet, it was way below typical expectations for a Holiday Inn Express. We were given either facing a boat storage concrete lot or another lodging next door, thus next to no view from window. The room was... More

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

Dear TCDenver, Thank you for taking the time to express your thoughts and concerns. I deeply apologize for the inconvenience you had with the location of our hotel as well as your room accommodations and the poor service you received from our staff. Your review will be used to reconsider improvements needed and I hope that you can give us... More

Lancaster, PA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

We stayed one night after a Philles game and we really liked this hotel. It's reasonably priced and there is a nice Harbor Deck restaurant next door where in warm weather you can watch planes either taking off or making their landing approch over the Delaware river. We would consider staying hear before taking an early flight out of PHL.

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W B, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Airport, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. I will make sure to let all of the employees know how your stay was. Looking forward to seeing you in the future! More

Elgin, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

This hotel seems a little run down, despite being a recent renovation. The room was clean and comfortable. If you get dropped off at 9 like I did don't expect to get something to eat, the restaurant next door closes at 9 and there's nothing else nearby. My big complaint was the Internet. No wireless in the rooms (I wondered... More

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W B, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Airport, responded to this review

Thank you for your input. As I write this, we are underway to having wireless internet through out the hotel and on behalf of all the staff we would look forward to you staying with us in the future and letting us know how our new WIFI system works out for you. Again, thank you for input as it is... More

Glenview, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

This was not one of my favorite Holiday Inn Express Hotels. Even though it lists wireless internet access in the rooms, this is not available. You can hard wire in the rooms, but must go to the public areas to use wireless. This did not help with my iPad or iPod in my room. Also, ice machines are only located... More

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Management response:

Thank you for your valued input. I apologize for the miscommunication in regard to WIFI being through out the hotel. Within a month of this response the hotel is expected to have WIFI through out the hotel. I am happy to hear your room was very clean and I will pass this onto the housekeeping department. More

Bamberg, Germany
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

This hotel did not come close to meeting my expectations for a Holiday Inn Express. Made the phone call from the airport lobby. It did take quiiet a while for the shuttle driver to arrive. The drive to the hotel was long. This hotel was quiet a distance from the airport. Out in the middle of nowhere really. Almost in... More

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Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts on our hotel. I have shared your comments with the management staff. Our hotel is located 3 miles from the airport and I apologize if in any way we mislead you in thinking that we were closer. Our hotel is located in the residential town of Essington, PA; and is... More

Atlanta, GA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Hotel has been revamped from a much older property. It is OK. Nice location on a river, next to a small park. I travel with my job and used points to stay here. I was charged by HIE when I made the reservation, yet also charged by the property upon checkout. I left a message for the hotel manager, who... More

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Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts on our hotel. I have shared your comments with the management staff. Please accept my sincere apology in regard to the billing concern you have. I am hopeful that as of this writing this incident has been taken care of. If not, please call the hotel and ask for the... More

Corvallis, Oregon
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83 reviews 83 reviews
23 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

This hotel is located on the water with a great tiki bar next door (that gives 1/2 off an appetizer to hotel guests) as well as an interesting historical park. It's a little far from the airport, but they have a complimentary shuttle twice an hour. The shuttle driver was not the friendliest or most professional, maybe he was having... More

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Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts on our hotel and I have shared your comments with the management staff. Our main concern was your comment in regard to the shuttle driver. We have held one on one meeting’s with each driver to go over your concern as that was unacceptable. Please accept our apology. More

Carlisle, PA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

We were in town for a Phillies game and a trip to the Simeon Auto Museum. The pricing for the rooms around town seemed very inflated, so we took a chance on this Holiday Inn Express. It's kind of out of the way, but when we finally arrived, I felt it'd be okay. (Look! Boats!) The front desk clerk was... More

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Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts on our hotel and I have shared your comments with the management staff. More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

I got the first room on the 1st floor right next to some lot with a bunch of ratty boats) and some people right outside of my window blasted a diesel engine while trying to fix some boat. I was exhausted and just needed sleep so I put ear plugs in. The windows are very thin on this room and... More

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Management response:

Thank you for your valuable input. Our hotel is located next to a marina on the Delaware River. The comment you brought to our attention has been rectified as we have worked with the marina to establish times in which a boat can be worked on or not so as not to disturb our guests. Thank you. More

Tucson, AZ
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

We were bumped from a flight to Brussels and needed a room for the night. We chose the Holiday Inn Express from the list of the airport with hotels with shuttle service. We expected to be disappointed because airport hotels are often so pricey . We were very pleasantly surprised. The shuttle driver and the front desk staff were friendly... More

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Management response:

Thank you for your comments regarding your stay with us. I have shared them with the staff and on behalf of the staff and ownership we look forward to seeing you again! More

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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Airport 2.5*
Number of rooms: 72
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