$129 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 9, 2015 Check-out: Sep 10, 2015

Holiday Inn Express PHILADELPHIA-MIDTOWN

3 stars
View map of 1305 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
66 reviews
Great hotel, excellent location.

My stay at this hotel was amazing. It was very quiet, clean and modern. The front desk staff was... See full review

  • TL
  • Jul 2, 2015
very friendly staff

very friendly staff very accomadating every staff member i ran into greeted me See full review

  • michael p.
  • Apr 7, 2015

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.

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.

Property 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.

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
Nearby 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
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)

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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.

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Express PHILADELPHIA-MIDTOWN

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
18 out of 66
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.8

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn Express PHILADELPHIA-MIDTOWN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Alexandustin
Couples
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

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

Review of Holiday Inn Express PHILADELPHIA-MIDTOWN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Matthew Leonard
Couples
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

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

Review of Holiday Inn Express PHILADELPHIA-MIDTOWN

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Blahhhhhjjhhh
Couples
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Insomnia Cookies is right around the corner

Review of Holiday Inn Express PHILADELPHIA-MIDTOWN

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Pat loves Philly Food
Couples
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

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......

Review of Holiday Inn Express PHILADELPHIA-MIDTOWN

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Pianoman50
Couples
New York, NY
Feb 4, 2014

Great Location

This is a high quality place with nice staff, very comfortable rooms, wonderful location and good breakfast included. I would highly recommend it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Cafe Caribou, one block west and across the street. Great French bistro.

Review of Holiday Inn Express PHILADELPHIA-MIDTOWN

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
GOSU59
Couples
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
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Holiday Inn Express PHILADELPHIA-MIDTOWN

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mr. Mozzo
Couples
Ocean City, NJ
Jul 18, 2013

Getaway

Stay was outstanding. Hotel in the right spot, staff very friendly, room very clean and acceptable. I would stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Holiday Inn Express PHILADELPHIA-MIDTOWN

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
xbobbo
Couples
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Avenue of the arts and all theatres.

Review of Holiday Inn Express PHILADELPHIA-MIDTOWN

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Albanytheone
Couples
Albany, NY
Jan 29, 2013

Parking Cost a lot

Hotel is perfect and at nice location. But Parking is not free and it cost 25 USD for overnight parking. So overall customer has to pay a lot considering Hotel booking + Parking. that sucks

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Holiday Inn Express PHILADELPHIA-MIDTOWN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ER AJ
Couples
Reading, PA
Jan 15, 2013

Great Location, Great Stay!

The hotel was clean, friendly staff and it didn't have any hidden fees. After researching several hotels, Holiday Inn Express has the best, cheapest parking with $25.00 per night with unlimited in/out access. They also provide a free breakfast buffet with a lot of food. Not the best I ever tasted but there is something there for everyone and every diet. It is conveniently located and we will definitely stay here again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

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