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Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown
Ranked #32 of 86 Hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
St. Petersburg, Florida
2 reviews
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“Great location and pleasant, helpful staff”
Reviewed October 2, 2011

A great downtown location and an upbeat, helpful staff are the highlights of this hotel. We were attending a trade show at the convention center and this hotel was only four blocks away. In addition, we were steps away from "restaurant row" on 13th street (which intersects Walnut Street) where numerous, trendy restaurants were at our disposal. For those of you who like to shop, Walnut Street is lined with fashionable stores (exit the hotel and go right). The staff was very hospitable, especially Gwen who quickly checked us in, two hours early! The only negatives were the poor lighting in the bathroom (a problem when applying makeup) and a noisy air-conditioning unit that struggled to get the humidity out of the room.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 24, 2011

I was in Philly for a week-long conference and couldn't have been happier with my stay at the Holiday Inn Express Midtown. They location is perfect. It's a quick walk to historical sites, even quicker to the subway and I felt perfectly safe. Shops and restaurants abound. I opted for a room with a microwave and fridge, loved the rooftop pool for evening dips and the breakfast was great.

Room Tip: Loved the high floor. Ask for one with a fridge and microwave.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
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ManagementTeamGM, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown, responded to this review, September 25, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay in our hotel. Thanks for mentioning our breakfast and the pool. 2 of the great amenities that we have at our hotel.

Thanks again for your comments. We hope to see you again in Philly.
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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

It was an emergency situation and we needed a place to stay. It wasn't horrible but not 'all that' either... I think our bill for the 8 hours we were there was about $158.... not going to find much less than that.... The worlds worst pillows.... Carpet in hallways was pretty shot... We survived.

Room Tip: Non-smoking
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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ManagementTeamGM, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown, responded to this review, September 18, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We hope everything turned out okay in your emergency situation. We have passed your comments about your room on to the management team. They are currently addressing the issues.

We hope that you will consider us again on future visits to the area. Thanks again for your comments.
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

I stayed here because it was the last "conference hotel" that still had rooms, and now I think that wasn't a coincidence. It's just slightly of a too-far walk from the convention center (altho in fairness I don't think it bills itself as being nearby), and I didn't find out until the last day that there was a back door that cuts a block off that walk. It would have been nice had the staff mentioned that, since I booked under a conference rate.

It's possible that the other annoyance was a complete fluke. One day there was a notice about a FIRE DRILL in the hotel during the day - fortunately, I missed it due to being busy. But the very next day there was a notice that the window cleaners would be there, and to close our blinds early. I get that occasionally stuff like that is necessary at a hotel, but it seemed like to do this on back to back days is too much for those of us there for both days.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
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ManagementTeamGM, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown, responded to this review, September 18, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We appreciate your corporate business We appreciate you bringing up the concerns about the two back to back days of the cleaners and the fire drill. We will bring this to the attention of our management. Maybe the will be able to come with a better plan. Our goal as a hotel is to provide a safe, clean, and comfortable place to stay.

We appreciate your comments. We hope you will come stay with us again on your next visit to the area.
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Montreal
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Reviewed September 10, 2011

The location is perfect, there's a lot to do around. Historic center is nearby, a lot of restaurants in the area, subway station just a couple of blocks away, several buses served the area. We spent 3 nights and our only complaint is the bathroom - toilet and shower/bath tub are in a tiny room while the sink is outside... not a big deal but it would be just great if it was all placed together. The room itself was big enough for the 4 of us. Good free WI-FI. Breakfast was really good, it's served in a nice and confortable room, the ladies from the breakfast area are very helpful. We will stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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ManagementTeamGM, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown, responded to this review, September 18, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are currently addressing the issues about the bathrooms in our hotels. Thank you so much for your comments about the breakfast staff. We pass these good comments on to our staff. They like to hear when they are doing a good job.

Thanks again for your comments. We hope to see you again in Philadelphia!!!
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Canandaigua, New York
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Reviewed September 9, 2011

We were in town to help our daughter move into her graduate school apartment. The hotel was clean, the front desk staff were pleasant, the price was reasonable, it was in a good location. We had to pay for parking, but you could go in & out as often as you liked. The best part was the free breakfast - it was abundant & delicious!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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ManagementTeamGM, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown, responded to this review, September 18, 2011
Thank you for providing us with this review. Your comments are very helpful and making our hotel better. Congrats to your family on having a graduate student!! We are always here if you are need of a place to stay on future visits. Thanks for your great comments about our breakfast.

We hope to see you again in Philly. Thanks again for your comments!!!
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Bronx, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2011

The hotel is so convenient to everything in the downtown area and only an easy walk to the historic district. My favorite spot in the city ,Reading Terminal Market is a very short walk be sure to check it out.
There are probably cheaper hotels in the area but if you take a fairly decent breakfast ,free wi-fi and a great location into account I do not think you can do much better.
I set my expectations by category and price and this hotel exceeded them in every way.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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ManagementTeamGM, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown, responded to this review, September 7, 2011
Thank you for your recent review of our hotel. Thank you for commenting on our convenient location. We are very happy that you are satisfied with your stay at our hotel. We will pass these comments on to our staff. Guest service is our number one priority. We strive to provide this to everyone. We hope that you will come stay with us again in the future.

Our free, hot breakfast includes our signature cinnamon rolls and a rotating menu with cheddar omelets, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage or sausage gravy, juice and fresh coffee.

Thank you again for your time. We hope to see you again in Philly.
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown
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:
#27 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#32 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#40 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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