$109 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Dec 24, 2014 Check-out: Dec 25, 2014

Holiday Inn Express PHILADELPHIA-MIDTOWN

3 stars
1305 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
68 reviews
Holiday Inn Express - Philly = Super Experience

Staff was super helpful and friendly....clean room with outstanding breakfast area!! Our room was... See full review

  • Ddrilli
  • Oct 21, 2014
Just right

Newly remodeled room, clean, comfortable bed, perfect location. No complaints, would stay here again. See full review

  • Suz5678
  • Oct 10, 2014
Budget hotel puts guests steps from everything Center City has to offer

Just steps from the cultural district and a few blocks from the convention center, Rittenhouse Square, and the historic district, the Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Downtown is one of the most centrally located hotels in the city. Hotel amenities include complimentary continental breakfast, an outdoor pool, free passes to nearby Bally Total Fitness, a business center and complimentary high-speed Internet access. Guest rooms include amenities such as triple-sheeted bedding and granite bathroom vanities.

Highlights
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet access throughout the hotel
  • Outdoor pool and free passes to Bally Total Fitness
  • Centrally located within less than a mile of most business and tourist destinations in the city
Rooms

The 12-story Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Downtown provides 168 smoking and nonsmoking guest rooms and suites with a choice of one or two beds. All rooms include free high-speed Internet access, complimentary newspapers, televisions with premium channels and pay movies, a work desk with a two-line phone, a coffee-maker and an iron/ironing board. Bathrooms feature granite vanities and hair-dryers. Connecting rooms are available.

Features

While there is no on-site fitness center, free passes are available to Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Downtown guests for Bally Total Fitness located two blocks from the hotel. Self-parking is available for a fee and includes free in/out privileges.

Transportation
  • SEPTA Subway Walnut-Locust Station (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Greyhound Bus Terminal (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Amtrak 30th Street Station (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • Philadelphia International Airport (9 mi/14.5 km)
Attractions
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Pennsylvania Convention Center (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Rittenhouse Square (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Historic District (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art (2 mi/3.2 km)
  • Professional Sports/Concert Venues (3 mi/4.9 km)
Business
  • Multiple conference/meeting rooms
  • Audio/Visual equipment
  • Business center
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service

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Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Tennis
Dining
Free breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Services
Business center
Maid service
In-Room Safe
Porters
FAX
Overhead projector
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Phone with speaker
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
In room movies
Temperature control
Ironing board
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts: 0.2 mi
  • Masonic Temple: 0.3 mi
  • Walnut Street Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: 0.4 mi
  • Rittenhouse Square: 0.5 mi
  • Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul: 0.6 mi
  • Liberty Bell Center: 0.6 mi
  • Independence Hall: 0.7 mi
  • Rosenbach Museum and Library: 0.7 mi
  • National Museum of American Jewish History: 0.7 mi
  • National Constitution Center: 0.8 mi
  • Christ Church: 0.8 mi
  • Mutter Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Independence National Historical Park: 0.8 mi
  • The Franklin Institute: 0.8 mi
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts: 0.2 mi
  • Masonic Temple: 0.3 mi
  • Walnut Street Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: 0.4 mi
  • Rittenhouse Square: 0.5 mi
  • Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul: 0.6 mi
  • Liberty Bell Center: 0.6 mi
  • Independence Hall: 0.7 mi
  • Rosenbach Museum and Library: 0.7 mi
  • National Museum of American Jewish History: 0.7 mi
  • National Constitution Center: 0.8 mi
  • Christ Church: 0.8 mi
  • Mutter Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Independence National Historical Park: 0.8 mi
  • The Franklin Institute: 0.8 mi
  • The Barnes Foundation: 0.9 mi
  • Arden Theatre Company: 1 mi
  • Rodin Museum: 1.1 mi
  • Fireman's Hall: 1.1 mi
  • Eastern State Penitentiary: 1.4 mi
  • The Palestra: 1.4 mi
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art: 1.5 mi
  • Penn Museum: 1.5 mi
  • University of Pennsylvania: 1.6 mi
  • Liacouras Center: 2.1 mi
  • Philadelphia Zoo: 2.5 mi
  • Citizens Bank Park: 3 mi
  • Please Touch Museum: 3.2 mi
  • Veterans Stadium: 3.4 mi
  • Lincoln Financial Field: 3.4 mi
  • Wells Fargo Center: 3.4 mi
  • Philadelphia Cruise Terminal: 4.4 mi
  • Morris Arboretum: 10.4 mi
  • Franklin Field: 2,457.2 mi
  • Hagan Arena: 3,715.6 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (68)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Express PHILADELPHIA-MIDTOWN

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
68 out of 68
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.6
Value:
4

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Pat loves Philly Food
West Linn, OR
Mar 22, 2014

Helpful, Friendly, Handy, Comfortable

We very much enjoyed our stay here. Never having been to Philadelphia before, we had no idea about getting around etc. The staff here were all so helpful and friendly.....The breakfast is very extensive and the two gals we met in there (Catharine and Ruby) both went out of their way to help in the dining area (which is quite large and lovely) and give tips about the city. The woman that cleaned our room also did a great job (sorry I did not get her name). The front staff folks all were very informative and responded to all needs. Our room was good sized and very comfortable. The hotel is walking distance to so many sites, shopping and restaurants. PERFECT!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Go to Macy's and see the HUGE PIPE ORGAN there and ask about the free concerts. We heard about this while out walking.....went back that night for the concert. WONDERFUL......

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Huayi
Business
NJ
Dec 1, 2014

Great Place to Stay

Good Staff, clean room, good location......, and overall good

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ddrilli
Business
Long Prairie , MN
Oct 21, 2014

Holiday Inn Express - Philly = Super Experience

Staff was super helpful and friendly....clean room with outstanding breakfast area!! Our room was one recently remodeled and the workmanship is awesome...thanks for making our trip a treat!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Philly Cheese Steaks....gotta have em...with whiz...the best!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Brendt
Business
Reading PA
Oct 20, 2014

Nice place with a fair price and perfect location

I've stayed here a few times and it's always been clean and a great value

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Your only a few blocks from the reading terminal market which is amazing and has something delicious for everyone

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Suz5678
Business
Pittsburgh
Oct 10, 2014

Just right

Newly remodeled room, clean, comfortable bed, perfect location. No complaints, would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Odd that the shops we were hoping to visit didn't open until 11:00 am or after.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Alexandustin
Business
Central Valley, California
Oct 4, 2014

Incredible Location!

There was construction going on during our stay. But the staff was very kind and accommodating. The location of the hotel was incredible for the price and a great deal! Loved the experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Big Bus Company is a great way to see the city!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Matthew Leonard
Business
Queens, NY
Sep 17, 2014

Rocky start but nice finish

I called the hotel before booking through o..z because it said "standard room" but did not explain what it was or which type of bed provided. The girl who answered said 1 queen or king depending on what's available. I booked and when I arrived I was told standard included 2 double beds and that's all they had (I was furious). To make up for it was a cheesy complimentary bag wth 2 waters, a piece of chocolate and small sweet dessert (wrapped cake). The next morning they did upgrade us to a new renovated room with a kingsize bed on one of the top floors. They did reach out a few times to make sure I was good. I was happy from that point on. Only other issue is parking because it's a nightmare with confusing signs and paying no matter where you park almost 24/7. The hotel should include parking or build in the charge to your total. It's roughly 22-35$ a day depending on if you use the car or not.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of tapas places and good restaurants (IXX) is down the block

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Blahhhhhjjhhh
Business
Florida
Aug 16, 2014

One staff member made it better

Almost everyone I spoke to at the hotel was very rude. Yes they were very busy as well but still not an excuse. One young lady with short blond hair was so nice and helpful and really turned the stay around. Got us checked into a clean large room

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Insomnia Cookies is right around the corner

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jho D.
Business
Brooklyn, NY
Jul 20, 2014

Wonderful weekend!

My family rented two rooms here and I can't say enough good things about this place. The location was perfect, we actually only stayed here just for a night on Independence weekend and it was the perfect place to explore Philadelphia as it is walking distance to most attractions. They offer reduced rate parking for guests that allow you to park in and out. We arrived earlier than check in time, and while our room was not ready yet, Brianna in the front desk made sure we get adjacent rooms and gave us a welcome pack containing maps, snacks, and discount coupons for attractions. They also checked in our belongings while we walk around. The pool was also open early and while it was small, it was an extra perk for us. The best part was the complimentary breakfast. It was a REAL breakfast, which is very rare in most hotels offering complimentary breakfast. I would stay here again, it was definitely worth every penny!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Make sure you tell the parking staff that you are planning to drive in and out to avoid having to get off the car and get a different parking receipt from the front desk.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
MBRA
Business
México
Jul 19, 2014

Ok

Its fine if you want to be in a great location, it also has a good and comete breakfast included. Does not have safe in the room and bathroom is really tiny.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Everything is within a short walk

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Review of Holiday Inn Express PHILADELPHIA-MIDTOWN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Indee242
Business
Nassau, Bahamas
Jul 15, 2014

Great hotel for your buck!

This Hotel was very clean and comfortable. The staff was very nice and helpful. Hotel located in Center City Philadelphia therefore it was close to some attractions such as the liberty bell. Awesome complimentary breakfast selection as well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

There is a Mall very close to this hotel about a ten minute walk.

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