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Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown
Ranked #29 of 88 Hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 10, 2008

Enjoyed a pleasant stay while attending a conference. Located mere blocks from the conference center and historic neighborhoods. Plentiful restaurants and bars nearby. Rooms and hallways smelled of new carpet and were very clean. Free continental breakfast was better than expected. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: January 2008, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 14, 2008

Through an organizational affiliation, I got a room for $99. This was a steal! The hotel rooms was FANTASTIC. The bedding grand. The hotel exterior and lobby were not a reflection of the comfort within the room. I really liked it. I have stayed at Hiltons and found the rooms very comparable to the rooms at this holiday inn express. The staff were really friendly too.

  • Stayed: January 2008, traveled on business
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3  Thank Palesa
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Reviewed December 19, 2007

Upon arrival, the front desk staff were extremely unpleasant, no smiles, no introductions. We were charged an additional $10.00 because there were two of us in the room! I have never heard of such a thing!

We took the elevator to the 17th floor. Walking down the hallway, there was a strong odor. The hallway looked extremely “tired” and it needed updating. We got to our room, 1708, and tried to turn on the light. The entry light did not work, so my husband had to feel his way around the room to find the light next to the bed. We brought our luggage in and wanted to lay down for a bit. The beds were terrible! You would sit down, and bounce for thirty seconds afterwards. The air conditioner was falling out of the wall, with a one inch gap around the hole. There was mold around the window. My husband took a shower and he said the bottom of the shower felt like you were standing on a sponge, and that it felt like there was no support directly underneath. The deadbolt did not work; it was falling off the wall.

After returning from dinner, I stopped at the front desk to tell them about the deadbolt and the non-functional entry light switch. Calvin was wonderful. He immediately offered us another room on the 11th floor. Unfortunately that room was just as dreadful, but it was late and we needed to get some sleep.

Continental breakfast tasted like cardboard! Everything was stale, overcooked, and disgusting!

We have stayed at the Holiday Inn Express hotels before which are four and five star, BUT THIS HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS is filthy, outdated, and uncomfortable to stay in. I will never return to this hotel and never recommend anyone stay there.

  • Stayed: December 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 25, 2007

The hotel was generally decent but its major advantage was its location in Philadelphia.
The staff was not rude but neither were they friendly. It was worth the money though.

  • Stayed: November 2007, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 4, 2007

I booked this hotel through their own web site. I also received a great deal being a AAA member.
My room was clean, smelt great, comfy beds with 4 pillows.
ALL the staff were attentive down to the ladies working in the breakfast room. They were so happy and proud of their work.
Great value for money when you have to stay in the middle of the city.
walking distance to everything.

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Reviewed October 20, 2007

This is one of the best hotel rooms I've ever stayed in and was also a good value. The room was very (sparklingly) clean and spacious. The
granite countertop on the bathroom sink area was a nice touch. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful both at the front desk and at
the breakfast buffet. The free breakfast buffet was really great (especially for a FREE breakfast), with fresh fruits, good cinnamon rolls, cereals, juices, coffee, bagels, cheese omelets, etc. The breakfast staff was always offering to help you fix a to-go box as well, and when my kids spilled their drinks they were gracious enough
to quickly help clean things up! We'd definitely choose this hotel again if we needed to go to Philadelphia again.

  • Stayed: October 2007, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 9, 2007

Just returned from a conference in Philly and stayed at the HI express. Room was clean (bed, bathroom all well maintained). People were friendly, location is EXCELLENT. There is lots to do and everything is within walking distance.

Defininately enjoyed time in Philadelphia and would consider staying at this hotel again.

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled on business
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Additional Information about 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:
#19 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#32 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#40 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range: $135 - $315 (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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