$153 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jul 13, 2015 Check-out: Jul 14, 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
79 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

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
9 out of 79
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.8
Value:
3.9

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn Express PHILADELPHIA-MIDTOWN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Carlos R.
Business
WASHINGTON
Jan 5, 2015

Cleanliness.

The hotel room was very dusty as if has not been cleaned in weeks. I wrote my name in the dust cover table with my finger and it stay like that during my entire stay even those housekeeping staff came in everyday.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Express PHILADELPHIA-MIDTOWN

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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
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

Review of Holiday Inn Express PHILADELPHIA-MIDTOWN

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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
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.

Review of Holiday Inn Express PHILADELPHIA-MIDTOWN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Chester104
Business
Jermyn, Pa.
Jun 25, 2013

Great location for the money.

Stayed overnight. Great spot in the city. Free breakfast was a nice touch.

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

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Express PHILADELPHIA-MIDTOWN

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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Express PHILADELPHIA-MIDTOWN

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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
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.

Review of Holiday Inn Express PHILADELPHIA-MIDTOWN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
amarie
Business
New York, USA
Sep 13, 2011

Overall Good Stay

The hotel stay was overall very comfortable. Shortly after arriving in the room, the front desk called up to make sure everything was satisfactory. The room was clean, very friendly staff, complimentary breakfast was large and filling. Unfortunately the gym amenity was at a gym a few blocks down the road. The only downfall to our stay was the parking garage that the hotel contracts through. The hotel gives a discount for parking and extended hours past your checkout which was great to be able to explore the city more. Except because it's a different company that owns the garage, the employees there were extremely nasty and unprofessional. But again, they were not affiliated with the hotel so don't hold it against them! I initially thought the Holiday Inn was a bit pricey but once seeing the location, it was perfect and well worth it!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Express PHILADELPHIA-MIDTOWN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
amarie
Business
New York, USA
Sep 13, 2011

Overall Good Stay

The hotel stay was overall very comfortable. Shortly after arriving in the room, the front desk called up to make sure everything was satisfactory. The room was clean, very friendly staff, complimentary breakfast was large and filling. Unfortunately the gym amenity was at a gym a few blocks down the road. The only downfall to our stay was the parking garage that the hotel contracts through. The hotel gives a discount for parking and extended hours past your checkout which was great to be able to explore the city more. Except because it's a different company that owns the garage, the employees there were extremely nasty and unprofessional. But again, they were not affiliated with the hotel so don't hold it against them! I initially thought the Holiday Inn was a bit pricey but once seeing the location, it was perfect and well worth it!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Shopping, Restaurants, Attractions, Gyms, Mom-n-Pop Grocery stores all very close and convenient!!!!!

Review of Holiday Inn Express PHILADELPHIA-MIDTOWN

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Providence, RI
Jun 22, 2010

A Good Hotel

Most staff were very pleasant and helpful - especially the front desk and hospitality staff. We used the hotel for catching some rest or taking a dip in the pool - otherwise we were out and about. The room was pretty quiet except for the typical hotel A/C noise. Unfortunately, room windows do not open. The hotel is fine - it's not luxurious by any stretch, but it's fine and clean enough. [...]

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Not Applicable

We visited many pubs amd restaurants - Philly is a great city for trying many kinds of beer. We were able to walk to most venues and if not, cabs were easy to catch and rates were reasonable. For such a large city, it seemed quiet, safe, and friendly.

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