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Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown
Ranked #29 of 88 Hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 29, 2011

On the spur of a moment, we booked this hotel in downtown Philly for one night, but ended up staying two nights since there is so much to see and do within walking distance. We were near everything historicial; i.e. Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Betsy Ross house, great restaurants, hop on and hop off buses and bus tours. Our room was comfortable. We did NOT have a view of the city, but we had a less expensive room, so we did not expect a great view. Very nice hotel. Parking is extra, as all big cities.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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CEGHotelsResponse, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2011

We greatly appreciate your comments about our hotel. Thanks for taking the time to provide us with this review. We will pass these comments on to our staff.

Our Express Start breakfast bar and passes to Bally Total Fitness are just two of the free amenities we provide our guests. After touring Philadelphia, relax by our outdoor pool or research new attractions with the free Wi-Fi access.

We hope when you visit Philadelphia again that you will stay with us. Thanks again for your comments!

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Reviewed July 28, 2011

I stayed one night midweek with my daughter to see "Miss Siagon" at the Walnut street theater. Very convenient for midtown Philly and the historic area. Many restaurants in the neighborhood. Parking on site is a plus(you must leave your keys with the attendant)

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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CEGHotelsResponse, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2011

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. Your comments are greatly appreciated. We strive to provide our guests with a clean, comfortable, and safe hotel. Your comments help us to provide that to our guests.

Our Midtown location is within walking distance to a variety of restaurants and unique boutiques. It will take minutes to walk to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, where you can visit the nearby Reading Terminal Market for a quick lunch!
Just a short walk to Philadelphia's historical sites; The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, National Constitution Center and Betsy Ross House.

We hope on your next visit to Philadelphia that you will come stay with us again. Thanks again for the comments about our hotel.

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Reviewed July 27, 2011

This may not be the fanciest place in town but it was a very enjoyable stay nevertheless. The main thing was the staff. Every single person I encountered--front desk, bellman, housekeeping in the hallways, restaurant personnel--was friendly and warm, and in many cases funny. That was the main thing.
Other than that the location was perfect for business in the city, the rooms were large, the bed comfortable. The property is older but well-cared for. I enjoyed the rooftop pool on the 7th (6th?) floor as well. It was also an easy $28 cab ride to the airport.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled on business
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1  Thank Toucan22
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CEGHotelsResponse, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2011

Thanks for taking the time to review our hotel. Your comments about the service our staff provided, are greatly appreciated. We will pass these comments on to them.

Our Express Start breakfast bar and passes to Bally Total Fitness are just two of the free amenities we provide our guests. After touring Philadelphia, relax by our outdoor pool or research new attractions with the free Wi-Fi access.

We hope on your next visit to the area, that you will stay with us again!!! Thanks again for your comments!!!

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Reviewed July 27, 2011

This hotel was clean, moderately priced, with modern amenities and a larger that usual room for a downtown hotel. The staff was friendly and helpful. The breakfast was delicious, with a variety of hot and cold items. The free wi-fi was wonderful, and also a rarity in downtown hotels it seems. The hotel is a convenient walk to all downtown attractions, and a short bus or subway ride to the historical district or the the University district in West Philadelphia. Buy transportation tokens at a discount a block and a half away on Market street. It was also a short few blocks walk to the train station for the ride out to the airport.

Nearby 13th street was a wonderful location for restaurant and happy hour hopping.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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CEGHotelsResponse, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2011

Thanks for taking the time to review our hotel. Your comments are greatly appreciated. Your comments we will be passed on to our staff. We strive to provide all of our guests, with a safe, clean, and comfortable place to stay.

Our Midtown location is within walking distance to a variety of restaurants and unique boutiques. It will take minutes to walk to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, where you can visit the nearby Reading Terminal Market for a quick lunch!
Just a short walk to Philadelphia's historical sites; The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, National Constitution Center and Betsy Ross House.

We hope to see you again on future visits to the area!!! Thanks again for your review of our hotel.

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Reviewed July 26, 2011

I stayed at this hotel for one night back in April.

Probably one of the high points of this place is the location. It's on Walnut Street, which is two blocks south of Market Street. On that corner is the 13th Street Market-Frankford subway station, which will get you to places such as South Street and Olde City going eastbound or 30th Street station going westbound.

I initially got there at 1:30pm hoping I can check in....not happening. The front desk girl, Gwen, handed me a bottle of water and told me to come back in about an hour. So I did. The room I got was on the 19th floor facing the street...about 10 steps from the elevator.

The room had a nice flat screen TV, comfortable pillows and sheets, and free wifi which cut in and out at times. If anything, I thought the bathroom was kinda tiny...also, if memory serves me right the toilet and sink were actually located outside of the tub area. Kinda odd, but not too big of a deal. Bath and Body Works toiletries are always a treat. I forgot to pack a toothbrush and toothpaste, and they gladly brought one up to me with no problem.

The central location in the "Gayborhood" made it easy to check out all of my potential hot spots of the evening...there's also a 24 hour Wawa on 11th Street, which came in handy after the bars let out.

I'd definitely stay here again...the rate I paid, around $135.00, was pretty decent for the area.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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CEGHotelsResponse, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2011

Thanks for taking the time to review our hotel. Your comments are appreciated. We will take these comments and bring them to our staff. Good comments are always nice to hear.

Our Express Start breakfast bar and passes to Bally Total Fitness are just two of the free amenities we provide our guests. After touring Philadelphia, relax by our outdoor pool or research new attractions with the free Wi-Fi access.

We hope you will stay with us again on your next visit to Philadelphia!!! Thanks again for your time!!

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Reviewed July 20, 2011

We stayed here for a weekend recently. This hotel has a wonderful location in the historical area and is most reasonably priced. Using AAA Membership our spacious room (two double beds) on the top floor (20th) cost about $150 a night including taxes. Parking at the garage right next door was $21 a night.
We took advantage of the refreshing outdoor pool on the 7th. floor and the good breakfast buffet on the Lobby floor, but the most valuable quality of this hotel is its terrific staff. Absolutely everyone was very friendly and helpful!

Room Tip: Top floor was so quiet!!!
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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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CEGHotelsResponse, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2011

Thank you for your great review of our hotel. We strive to provide great service to all our guests. We appreciate your comments and will pass them on to the staff. They will really appreciate hearing them.

We hope that you will consider us again on future visits to the Philly area. Thank you again for the great review and hope to see you again.

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Reviewed July 20, 2011

Stayed at the Holiday Inn Express for a weekend of visiting in Philadelphia and I was definitely impressed with this little gem of a hotel. We had a room with two double beds and it was gigantic. I had called ahead for a refrigerator and they brought it up soon after we checked in..
Very accommodating staff, including the front desk, housekeeping, and kitchen staff. Great breakfast that is serviced by three hardworking individuals who were kind and courteous. During my last morning, the hotel manager Jo Ann walked around to all the tables and asked about our stay. I thought that was very special too.
The only thing that might be slightly bothersome would be the small size of the bathroom. While the sink is outside (which I prefer), the room with the toilet and tub is pretty tight.
The parking garage is adjacent to the hotel and reasonable at $21 a night, with unlimited in and out priveleges, which is uncommon.
All in all a wonderful stay...thanks to everyone at the Holiday Inn Express!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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CEGHotelsResponse, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2011

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review of our hotel. Our goal is to provide great service to all our guests. We hope that you will consider us again on your next visit to Philly.

Our Midtown location is within walking distance to a variety of restaurants and unique boutiques. It will take minutes to walk to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, where you can visit the nearby Reading Terminal Market for a quick lunch!
Just a short walk to Philadelphia's historical sites; The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, National Constitution Center and Betsy Ross House.

We hope to see you again in your future visits to Philly!! Thanks again for the review of our hotel.

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Address: 1305 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4566
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#32 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#40 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range: $133 - $306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown 2.5*
Number of rooms: 168
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover all that Downtown Philadelphia has to offer at the convenient, clean and comfortable Holiday Inn Express Midtown Philadelphia. In the heart of Center City, you will have access to shopping, dining, entertainment and the arts. Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Midtown is within walking distance to various historic sites including: Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and the Betsy Ross House. Our hotel is convenient to many other attractions including the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia's Restaurant Row, Penn's Landing, Philadelphia Zoo and Museum area. A short subway ride away are professional sports venues: Lincoln Financial Field, Wachovia Center, and Citizens Ball park. Getting there is fast and convenient. Easy access to all major highways and only 8 miles from the Philadelphia International Airport, you ll spend less time in traffic and more time doing what you came to Philadelphia to do. Whether you re coming to Philadelphia for business or pleasure, rest assured your room at the Holiday Inn Express Midtown Philadelphia is your personal retreat. Relax and make the most of your day. Amenities such as free High-Speed Wireless Internet throughout the hotel, Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Outdoor Pool, 32 LCD/HD TV s and comfortable bedding means every night is a great night and every day starts right. ... more   less 
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