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Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown
Ranked #29 of 88 Hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 18, 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights in May 2012. Room was simple in a positive way: not very up to date furniture but well maintained and good Large room with good free WIFI. Bathroom a bit small but dueable. Good beds and pillows. Free breakfast with delicious pancakes and easy and quick check in/out. Very friendly staff.

Location is good: right in the middle of the historical sites on the east side (Independence Hall etc.) and the "Rocky" Museum on the west side. Everything within walking distance, we did not have to use the subway at all. A lot of restaurants in the very near neighbourhood.

This was my first stay at a Holiday Inn hotel and I really enjoyed it. It actually exceeded my expectations and was pleasantly suprised about the quality and service. Service seems better than a couple of (more expensive) 4 star hotels I've stayed at. Really enjoy the good location, good night sleep, low price, free breakfast and free WIFI.

One note and reason why I voted 4 instead of 3: big thumbs up for Catherine the lady from the breakfast room! She showed real, just and believable service and interest, a true hostess. Made small talk with everyone without being fake, was just truly interested and came with a lot of tips of things to do. Really cared for the concern of "her" guests. Without asking or mentioning it she offered us a bag to make a lunch pack for on the way (we were about to check out) and told us to ask for a free bottle of water at the reception. This is what being a hostess is all about and I complimented her on site as well, cause I don't think people will hear pletty of positive things, mostly only the bad. Good work Catherine!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mijora K
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ManagementTeamGM, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2012

Dear Mijora K,

Thank you for telling us about your recent visit to our hotel. We appreciate all of your comments. We also would like to thank you for mentioning our employee Catherine. We are very honored to have such a great person working for us. We will pass these great comments on to her. We strive as a hotel to provide a clean, safe, and comfortable place to stay.

Thank you again for your time. We hope that you will stay with us again in the future.

Sincerely,
Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Midtown

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Reviewed May 14, 2012

I came to Philadelphia to attend a conference but the location of this hotel was so perfect that I also got to enjoy the city. It is in the middle of everything, with lots to see and do all around – and almost everywhere I needed to go was within walking distance. The staff were very lovely but the hotel itself felt a bit dated. That said, my room was very spacious, clean and comfortable. Basic accomodations overall. The dining was quite good at dinner and at the breakfast buffet. One of my colleagues has numerous food allergies and the staff really went way above and beyond to accommodate her. It was much appreciated by all.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled on business
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ManagementTeamGM, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2012

Dear Barb S,

Thank you for telling us about your stay while you attended a conference. We appreciate all of your comments. We are so glad we could accommodate all of you. We will pass all of your comments on to our staff. They always appreciate hearing when they are doing a good job.

Thank you again for your time. We hope that you will stay with us again in the future.

Sincerely,
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Reviewed May 13, 2012

Big convention in town but "Gwen" said "no Problem". We checked into a quiet room on an upper floor as requested and let the hotel and it's fine employees take care of us. This hotel is right in the center of everything in Philly. Want to take a tour? A shuttle picks you up at the hotel and takes you to a place where you board a doubledecker or streetcar or bus that takes you almost anywhere you could want to go in the city. And you can jump on and off at stops along the way, as often as you like. Great way to see the city. Lunch or dinner? You're in the right place. We ate our heart's out and only took a cab to a restrauerant once. Great restaurants are within walking distance, so why spend money to go elsewhere. But make no mistake, the real reason to stay here is the people who work at the hotel. They stay calm when all around them is crazy; treat you as friends; and do everything possible to make your stay comfortable. They even look out for you after you have left. We left a pair of glasses in our room, and did not miss them until we got home. We called, Paula in housekeeping answered, Lisa who took care of our room found them, and the glasses will be sent home on Monday. And all we can say is thank you.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on an upper floor. less noise, and good views of the city.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Brotherdickdca1981
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ManagementTeamGM, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2012

Dear Brotherdickdca1981,i

Thank you for telling us about your visit. We appreciate your comments. We are so happy that our staff treated you with great respect. We strive as a hotel to provide a clean, safe, and comfortable place to stay. We will pass all of you comments on to our staff. They always appreciate hearing when they are doing a good job. We thank you for staying with us, and we hope that you will stay with us again in the future.

Sincerely,
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Reviewed May 11, 2012

Great Stay with an awesome great staff....from the front desk clerk to the housekeepers. My family and I were inPhiladelphia for graduation at Temple University. The hotel provided an EXCELLENT rate for visitiors attending the graduation ceremony. The HOT continental breakfast was great pancakes, eggs, biscuits & gravy, donuts, bagels, fruits and many more items to choose from. I would stay here again and recommend it to friends and family visiting the city.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Malinda J
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ManagementTeamGM, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2012

Dear Malinda J,

Thank you for telling us about your recent visit during graduation. We hope that you enjoyed the graduation. We appreciate all of your comments. We are very glad that you enjoyed your breakfast. All of your comments will be passed on to our staff. They always appreciate hearing when they are doing a great job. Thank you for staying with us and we hope that if you come to the area again that you will stay with us.

Thank you again for your time. We hope to see you again in Philly.

Sincerely,
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Reviewed May 10, 2012

We stayed in this hotel for a 4 day break in phili. The hotel is slightly dated but makes up for this in many other ways. The Staff are very helpfull and cheerfull, the free breakfast is extremely good with something for everyone and the lady supervising was fantastic even apologising because i had to wait for my bread to be toasted. The room was large and clean and we even had a fridge and microwave. The location is great we walked everywere (apart from our day trip to atlantic city) and you wont go hungry as there are numerous bars and restaurants within a few blocks. If there are are less than 3 of you travelling from the airport to the hotel then its cheaper to get a van in arrivals $10 per person than a cab.

Room Tip: we stayed on the 18th floor pool side good views
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank sil
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ManagementTeamGM, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2012

Dear CQr,

Thank you for telling us about your recent stay. We appreciate all of your comments. We hoped you enjoyed your stay during the Van Gogh exhibit. We will pass all of your comments about your room and breakfast on to our staff. They always appreciate hearing when they are doing a good job. Thank you for staying with us. We hope that you will visit with us soon.

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Reviewed May 6, 2012

We wanted to visit the Van Gogh exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and also the historic area. The HI Express offered a great location and good value pricing. Both room and parking prices ($25) were a little lower than equivalent competitors. Our room was spacious, with several chairs and a desk, clean and the king bed very comfortable. The breakfast was great for this sort of thing: eggs, pancakes, cereal, doughnuts, bagels, and my favorite, hot cinnamon buns. The breakfast room was also spacious and the staff friendly. Parking in the garage was easy.
We walked two blocks to view City Hall and the old Wannamakers store with its world famous pipe organ, now Macy's. Free organ concerts at noon and other times! Continued on down Market Street about 15 minutes and arrived at the Independence Visitor Center. Very convenient. The next day we toured the Kimmel Center on Broad Street, Avenue of the Arts, again just two blocks from the hotel. Another few blocks took us through an elegant neighborhood from the 1870s and Rittenhouse Square.
Great location, pleasant staff. We'd stay again.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank CQr
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ManagementTeamGM, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2012

Dear CQr,

Thank you for telling us about your recent stay. We hope that you had Happy Anniversary. Our hotel is ideally located to many things in Philadelphia. We appreciate all of your comment about your room and your breakfast. We will pass them on to our staff. They always appreciate hearing when they are doing a good job.

Thank you again for your time. We hope that you will stay with us again in the future.

Sincerely,

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Reviewed April 26, 2012

The hotel is fairly close to main attractions. The hotel was clean and the staff was very helpful. Coffee was great along with the included breakfast. I would stay again.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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ManagementTeamGM, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2012

Dear Tame0715,

Thank you for telling us about your visit to our hotel. We appreciate all of your comments, and will pass them on to our staff. They always appreciate hearing when they are doing a good job. We hope that you will stay with us again in the future.

Sincerely,

Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Midtown

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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: $135 - $312 (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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