Stayed for 2 nights with my parents and happy with our choice of hotel.
A bit of a trek from the train station (maybe 30 min with luggage) vs a $10 taxi ride. Hotel is nothing special from the exterior, but it is economical and has everything you need for a pleasant stay.
Check in was easy. Clerk wasn't too friendly at the beginning, but she warmed up at the end. Had a room on the top floor with a good view of the buildings around the city,
Room was warm and inviting and a good size. 2 double beds, desk, chair with ottoman, and full length mirror, but no fridge/microwave. Beds were comfortable but ventilation system was noisy. Hotel was undergoing an upgrade to their internet as well so wifi was not very good, mind you I was able to use the computer downstairs which seemed to work fine. Additional outlets in room by the desk did not hold plugs very securely.
Toilet and shower cramped in a tiny room, with sink and counter located outside. Aside from the size, bathroom met our needs although they could provide more hooks/racks for towels.
Complimentary breakfast more than sufficient. Lots of seating in a comfortable open room and staff worked hard at ensuring everything was stocked up. Items included hot and cold items including cinnamon buns, pastries, scrambled eggs/egg omelettes, sausage patties, biscuits and gravy, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, bananas, and pancakes (they actually have a pancake machine, which I'd never seen before, similar to a waffle maker).
Location of hotel is just perfect. Well within walking distance to attractions downtown and surrounding areas and we felt completely safe walking around in the evening. Lots of services nearby as well.
A great choice and good value.
- 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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