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“A good place to stay midtown, but not a typical HIE bargain for a weekend”

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Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown
Ranked #29 of 86 Hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
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158 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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“A good place to stay midtown, but not a typical HIE bargain for a weekend”
Reviewed November 15, 2013

Stayed here for Friday-Sunday. The hotel is well kept. As pointed out in other reviews, the staff is exceptionally welcoming and helpful. The breakfast was all right and the room large enough. Also as pointed out elsewhere, the attendants at the garage (which is not owned by the hotel) can be less than welcoming and helpful. Parking can be self or valet, depending on whether there are any spaces available in the garage, but there is no extra charge if they have to park (and move) your car to get it shoehorned into the garage.

My only negative was that the rate, with parking ($ 25) is no bargain for center city. Sometines one can do better elsewhere.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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HIEXmidtown, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Thank you for letting us know about your stay. It is good to hear that you found the employees to be pleasant and helpful and we will let the Patriot Parking management know about your interactions with their staff as well. Thank you.
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Kent Lakes, NY
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

Excellent location within a couple blocks of Independence Hall east of Broad Street. Accomodations are fairly basic but solid. Surprisingly good view of South Philly. Parking on premises, which was key, traveling with 9 month-old twins.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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HIEXmidtown, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Thank you for letting us know about your stay. Solid is a good word, we like it. We are happy to hear that we made things easier for you especially as you were traveling with twins.
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

The room décor was dated. Worn carpeting, dated and broken furniture, etc. Very uncomfortable and noisy. My "free upgrade" included a broken desk/table and needing to call for towels to be delivered as the room had none. Wi-Fi was inconsistent and hospitality was average at best.

By the way, I'm an IHG Rewards Member, and I do not plan to return to this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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HIEXmidtown, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
It is our goal to consistently provide superior guest service and accommodations and your comments are very important to us. The feedback we receive from our valued guests, like you, enables us to target problem areas and take the necessary actions to ensure similar situations can be avoided in the future. We appreciate the candid feedback we receive and welcome any opportunity to improve. We have upgraded the high speed internet service and we are scheduled to start upgrading our guest rooms this winter.
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Princeton Junction, NJ
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

Very large, well appointed room. King bed, arm chair and ottoman, two side chairs, desk and desk chair and still room to walk. Breakfast was very nice. Well located. Staff very helpful. No complaints here. Parking is listed as $25, but that is when charged to hotel with in/out privileges. If you park on your own and leave car there it is $22. Was perfect for one night, but for longer stays prefer a place that has a refrigerator and microwave.

Room Tip: tall building so if noise is an issue go higher up. We were on 17 and didn't hear anything.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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HIEXmidtown, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Thank you for letting us know about the success of your stay. We do have rooms with a fridge and microwave and are adding more on every month. when you make your next reservations, request that type of room.
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Macungie, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

This is a very good choice for business travel. Easy walk to the city hall area. On-site parking with in and out privileges. Can leave car there during the day for $25. Typocal good HI Express breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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HIEXmidtown, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Thank you for letting us know about your stay. It is nice to know that we lived up to your choice, and we hope to be able to welcome you back in the future.
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Valencia
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

Everything was great, the room, location the staff the food. I was here for a training. The front desk is SO sweet expecially Gwen. There was one girl named Emily that didnt seem to fit in with the rest of the friendly staff but other then her, they were all amazing. !!! Highly recommended! Clean room, comfortable, staff is attentive and the property is very convinient to all attractions.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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HIEXmidtown, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Thank you so much for keeping us informed about your visit. We appreciate knowing how well, or not, our coworkers did their job. Gwen is very sweet and one of our stars, she will be thrilled to hear that she helped to make your stay better. Thank you and travel safe.
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

Great trip, clean room, awesome downtown location within walking distance from all the restaurants/attractions in Center City. We walked to Redding terminal, which is a must-do for anyone visiting. Would stay here again!

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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HIEXmidtown, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
We hope that you do come back, and soon. It's excellent to hear that you enjoyed yourself so thoroughly. Reading Terminal is an excellent place to spend some time, and eat some great food.
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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:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Philadelphia
#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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