Rate based on Check-in: Aug 6, 2014 Check-out: Aug 9, 2014

Holiday Inn Express PHILADELPHIA-MIDTOWN

3 stars
1305 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
89 reviews
Helpful, Friendly, Handy, Comfortable

We very much enjoyed our stay here. Never having been to Philadelphia before, we had no idea about... See full review

  • Pat loves Philly Food
  • Mar 22, 2014
Great Location

This is a high quality place with nice staff, very comfortable rooms, wonderful location and good... See full review

  • Pianoman50
  • Feb 4, 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

Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Golf
Tennis
Dining
Free breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Services
Business center
Maid service
Airline desk
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Car rental desk
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

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Hotel Map

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

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 Academly of the Fine Arts: 0.4 mi
  • Rittenhouse Square: 0.5 mi
  • Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul: 0.6 mi
  • Libery 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 Academly of the Fine Arts: 0.4 mi
  • Rittenhouse Square: 0.5 mi
  • Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul: 0.6 mi
  • Libery 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

Dining

Moriarty's Restaurant
Mid Price menu, family dining.
McCormicks and Schmicks
Upscale Seafood
Ruth Chris Steakhouse
Upscale Steak House
Midtown II Restaurant
24 hr dinner, full menu with greek specialties.
McGillins Olde Ale House
Philadelphia's oldest Ale House.
El Vez
Mexican Restaurant
Raw
Sushi and Sake Lounge
Sampan
Modern Asian Restaurant

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 (89)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Express PHILADELPHIA-MIDTOWN

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
89 out of 89
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.5
Value:
4

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn Express PHILADELPHIA-MIDTOWN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jho D.
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
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.

Review of Holiday Inn Express PHILADELPHIA-MIDTOWN

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
MBRA
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
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Everything is within a short walk

Review of Holiday Inn Express PHILADELPHIA-MIDTOWN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Indee242
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
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

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

Review of Holiday Inn Express PHILADELPHIA-MIDTOWN

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......

Review of Holiday Inn Express PHILADELPHIA-MIDTOWN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Abcdefghijklm
Philadelphia
Mar 10, 2014

Friendly but Not Knowledgeable

Staff was efficient and friendly, but could not answer questions about city events.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Holiday Inn Express PHILADELPHIA-MIDTOWN

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Pianoman50
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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
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
Review of Holiday Inn Express PHILADELPHIA-MIDTOWN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Masplumber
Detroit, Mi
Oct 13, 2013

Sister Inlaws

Hotel staff was awsome. Always helpful and willing to go the extra. The room was great, even had a fridge. Only issue was parking our large SUV but the attendants made it happen. Location was pretty centrally located for walking to points of interest. I would absolutely stay here again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Holiday Inn Express PHILADELPHIA-MIDTOWN

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mr. Mozzo
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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Holiday Inn Express PHILADELPHIA-MIDTOWN

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
xbobbo
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
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Avenue of the arts and all theatres.

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