Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 85
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Fleet1 A Good Hotel at a Bargin Price!
Attended the Army - Navy Game December 8th, 2012. It was a last minute decision and we wanted to tailgate after the game and stay overnight. Everyone had the same idea and since we made our desision last minute there was not a lot of hotel options close to Lincoln Financial Field. Very few rooms close to the field and ones that were available were in the $300-$400 range. I am a member of every hotel program and tried every one near the field, closer to the city and then finally south near the airport. The Holiday Inn Express in Essington, near the airport was a real find! Totally renovated building about a year ago, nice clean hotel and rooms, great breakfast, internet and parking included in the price. Hotel was a bargin and they didn't even try raise the rates because of the Army-Navy game like all the other hotels in the area. A real gem. Glad I stayed and highly recommend it.
December 14, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ccaly Ok in general....
The overall experience was ok, but the wireless did not work on my Mac and the staff was not able to get my Mac to work. Staff needs to be trained or have some type of IT readily available to fix the problem. This has happened twice this month.
December 12, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by KCtraveler Quick stay over to fly
I did not understand that Express meant no indoor pool. SO the kids were disappointed. Basically I choice this hotel for the convenience of being near the airport, because of flying early in the am. The shuttle drives were SO helpful and even ran us out to Denny's since the restaurant was closed this day of the week and for the late time it was at night. I was traveling with 3 little kids myself and did not really want to walk to find something to eat. This helpfulness and willingness made are stay most grateful and comfortable. I can't say enough about the drivers and their willingness to give us the best service possible.
December 5, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by mandms unclean
I use to stay at a lot of Holiday inn/express on my travels. Being in the military causes us to travel to see family often. My youngest takes baths and the tubs at many different hotels is always dirty and slimy. This last one that we stayed at wreaked of mildew and the tub once again was dirty. It was so gross. The breakfast would be nice, if the food was good. I ate the yogurt. The coffee was bad. I didn't know if it was because the containers hadn't been cleaned or the choice of coffee but I couldn't even drink it. I have tried your hotels many times, hoping my complaints were isolated, but each location has only proved that this is how you allow your facilities to be. I cannot stay where I know a place is so dirty.
December 2, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by thekats tv's
The hotel apparently just got new tvs and very few worked.
we were moved from out first room to a handicap room
where the tv did work.
At breakfast we learned that a couple of other people
did not have a tv that worked, but did nothing about it.
A worker in the AM was very anxious to take all our information
and get the problem corrected.
November 17, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sis51 Comfortable bed and pillows
The beds and pillows were so comfortable even my mother who has back problems was pleased. The service was great and it was, all in all, a wonderful experience. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone.
November 5, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Harv Adequate but nothing to write home about
Room was adequate. It would of rated higher if the room had a small fridge and microwave as is included in most rooms these days. Staff was friendly and helpful. Free well lighted parking was a plus. Reasonable cost compared to downtown locations. It paid to rent a car and pay $20 per day to park downtown.
October 24, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Pamela14 Shuttle service unacceptable
While our overnight stay was adequate, the main reason we chose this hotel was for the shuttle service to the Philadelphia Airport. Upon our return to the airport we called for our pick up as previously instructed and were informed that the shuttle was leaving directly and we would be picked up in about 8 minutes. After waiting 25 minutes we called again and were told the driver would be contacted to come right away. About 5 minutes later the van drove by our "Zone 4" without stopping or even slowing to see if we were there. We then called a third and a fourth time and were finally retrieved about one hour after our initial call. We were not even apologized to as the driver simply said that it wasn't his fault. We will never stay at this property again as there are many hotels in the area that provide shuttle service that is efficient and reliable.
October 21, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by hp3505 Good quality for a great price
I opted to stay here during a weekend that I had a wedding in Kennett Square and also attended the Eagles football game on Sunday. The price was much lower than hotels around the area but offered the best quality. I didn't spend much time in the room but it was comfortable and quiet. Even with it being so close to the airport, I never heard a plane. Breakfast offered eggs and sausage along with many other options that I enjoyed. It was an easy 15 minute drive to the stadium Sunday morning for the game.
October 20, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by everyman Good Value and Friendly Service at Convenient Location
We stayed twice in the last four weeks; once on arrival in Philly and one before departure. Really convenient location for the airport. The staff deserve recognition as being the friendliest and most helpful that we came across on our tour of Pennsylvania, NJ, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. Thanks very much.
October 19, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ScottJ great rennovation
Right on the water in beautiful Essington, Pa. Next to "The Deck"(formerly "The Lagoon,nightclub)restaurant which doubles as a club on the weekend. Great food! The H.I.Express has a couple tables set up at the back for unwinding next to the marina. Good breakfast included and friendly staff!
October 18, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cpinwheel Best Airport Trips Ever!
Shuttle to and from airport made ths trip so much easier than the years when I drove our party of five across New Jersey at 3:00am to make our flights! Our incoming delayed flight arrived after midnight, we were exhausted and the kids were grumpy. But all we had to do was go to bed...and a very comfortable bed it was, too. And thanks for the water and snacks! So much easier to get the car rental the next day and return it the evening before our departure.
October 15, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bayside1 Speed up check in
Check in was very very slow. Did not get a priority Check-in nothing was pre made or pre printed. which I could understand If there was a line but we where the only ones at the desk and she didnt get any phone calls. It took almost 15 mins to check-in. ( she was very friendly) just maybe some follow up training to speed up check-in. I was still very happy with my stay.
October 15, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by roberru Comfortable bed but many issues
Our visit started with an unrequested wake-up call that came at 3:15 am. No one at the front desk was ever able to explain this. We were put in a "handicapped" room. There was only a desk chair in the room, no other chair. The bathroom vanity was so small, we had to keep some of our toiletry items on the floor. The shower had no lip and everytime we took a shower the floor was soaked. The curved shower curtain bar didnt help either. The staff was nice and the breakfast was good everyday, but this inn wasn't up to the standards of other Holiday Inn Express hotels. I would not stay here again.
October 14, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KimC Loved the view!
Excellent location next to the Delaware River, tucked back in a quaint neighborhood.
October 12, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Francois Bad neighbourhood
I had to wake up at 4AM the next morning because of an early flight so I went to bed early. The hotel next door was so noisy (hip-hop music) that I ended up only sleeping 2.5 hours...
Why they have rooms this close to the other hotel is mind boggling. Now I laugh about it but believe me, I wasn't laughing when it happened.
For those with early flights, I cannot recommend this hotel.
October 12, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by RDG1 Business Trip
This was not the best experience I have had with the HiExpress's I have stayed at... You come to expect certain things and when you do not find them, it definitely changes the total experience!
This was an older hotel conversion. It was NOT a Holiday Inn Express build out... The staff did the best they could ( and I give them kudos for the effort). Breakfast was prepared by a delightful lady and she was definitely the highlight of the morning!!!
Thanks so much!
October 5, 2012