$115 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Nov 23, 2014 Check-out: Nov 25, 2014

Holiday Inn Express PHILADELPHIA-MIDTOWN

3 stars
1305 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
67 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

Hotel Map

39.9494 -75.1624
Nearby airports
Philadelphia International Airport, (PHL), 8.00, MI, N;
Area description
Downtown, downtown

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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 (67)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Express PHILADELPHIA-MIDTOWN

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
67 out of 67
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

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Dec 4, 2010

No Thank You

Nothing more than a Motel 8 in a good location. The carpet was filthy. There was thick dust in the corners and along the baseboards. The bedskirt had some type of dried fluid on it. The room was a little musty and I could everything next door. Once I took a look at the ceiling I stopped looking around. I didn't need to be freaked out. The shower was clean and the water hot. The room served its purpose which was to serve as a crash pad overnight. But I wouldn't stay there again - not even to crash overnight. Holiday Inn Express is usually pretty decent. Not this one.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Atlanta GA
Jun 24, 2011

Not so good but good location

I walked around the area. Great location to get to restuarants and shopping. The room was ok but the people working the desk could have used a little attitude adjustment. I have to give a thumbs up to the maintentience guy who was great. I had a an issue with my room and he took care of it right away and did not have an attitude.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

shopping too. You are also very close to a few historical sites as well.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
crofton, md
Jan 25, 2010

hotel

i was there to attend a meeting and the location of the hotel was less than 0.5 miles away which was super deal. night time came and the noise of the ac / heater system which was situated inside the room just beside the queen bed was unbearable and to top that, the noise from ambulance outside the building kept me awake (i think they are going to the jefferson hospital). the room was modestly clean, the staff that greeted me were the one in the check=in desk and lounge, other than that the staff everywhere was not that friedly...simple good morning/evening really means a lot to welcome guests.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
TN
May 15, 2011

Just another HI Express

This hotel is OK, but over priced. The restaurant was so packed with kids I could not even get in for breakfast. There was a large group of kids staying at the hotel but they were quiet at night.The room was very large and comfortable and was well maintained.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There is a long list of places to eat within a short walking distance.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
charles m
Business
Connecticut, USA
Jan 19, 2012

Quick getaway

this is the perfect location to get around center city. very clean facility, attentive staff. the location really can't be beat.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

McGillans is a must see, and eat. Cheap food and drink, the oldest bar in Philly is still the best.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Millertime
Business
Alexandria, VA, USA
Dec 17, 2012

Decent but a bit hi for off weekend

Check in was easy. $25 for parking? Isn't anything covered anymore. $151 a night is a bit high for an off weekend and to also get charged for parking. Overall the room was comfortable and clean but shower was tiny and annoying.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Dr. RZ3
Business
Philadelphia, PA
Jan 6, 2013

Good Place Downton

Perfectly satisfactory. This was not a luxurious escape, but a clean, quiet and reasonably priced hotel in Midtown, Philly. It is very convenient to Jefferson, Rothman Institutes and is in a fun neighborhood. Wouldn't use it to show off the city to friends, but would stay again for another interview on a modest budget.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
xbobbo
Business
Reading, PA
Jul 8, 2013

Great location, nice facility, but........

PRO's- location can't be beat for price. room was clean Staff was nice CON's- it was 100 degrees out and we couldn't get our room temp below 80 Breakfast just like all the others. Parking expensive

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Avenue of the arts and all theatres.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
GOSU59
Business
Rochester, NY
Nov 11, 2013

Comfortable Room

The room was very comfortable; the fan did not blow directly on the bed. It was a great location with attached garage for parking for an additional $25.

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

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Express PHILADELPHIA-MIDTOWN

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Massachusetts
Feb 28, 2011

a bit noisy

I found the hotel room nice and clean but thin walls and noisy. You could hear everything said in the next room and lots of outside noises ie.. horns, sirens. Loud heating system when it turned on.

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

Business

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