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Location: Downtown/City Center

  • Location: Downtown/City Center
  • Closest City: PHILADELPHIA
  • Distance From Hotel: 1.0MI
  • Local time zone: GMT-05:00

Check In: 4:00 PM Check Out: 11:00 AM

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  • Check Out: 11:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
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  • Number of Rooms:6
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  • Service Animals Allowed



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The hotel does not permit pets unless they are guide service dogs or animals. The proper documentation must be presented at check in.



  • Number of parking spaces:114
  • Car Parking Available
  • Self park daily parking fee is $25 per night, per car. RV, Tractor, Semi-Truck and Motor Coach parking is available at the Callowhill Bus Center that is located two blocks north from the hotel at a nightly fee paid directly to their facility.
  • Daily Parking Fee ( 25.00  USD)


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Standard Internet service is free for all guests
Wireless Internet available in Standard Rooms,Business Center,Public Areas
Wired Internet available in Standard Rooms,Business Center,Public Areas



  • Hotel renovated inFebruary 01, 2013
  • Total number of rooms:184
  • Total number of rooms with only one bed:64
  • Total number of rooms with only double beds:119
  • Total number of non-smoking rooms:184
  • Total number of rooms for the physically challenged:6
  • Interior corridor
  • Total number of floors:10
Come visit the Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia E – Penn's Landing to experience the softer side of Philadelphia. Located waterfront in Penn's Landing, our location is a perfect central point for visitors coming to see the historical landmarks including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and many other popular attractions. Our hotel is located within walking distance to a variety of shopping and restaurants, City Hall, the PA Convention Center, the Visitor’s Center and South Street just to name a few
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Come visit the Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia E – Penn's Landing to experience the softer side of Philadelphia. Located waterfront in Penn's Landing, our location is a perfect central point for visitors coming to see the historical landmarks including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and many other popular attractions. Our hotel is located within walking distance to a variety of shopping and restaurants, City Hall, the PA Convention Center, the Visitor’s Center and South Street just to name a few favorite destinations. Whether you are here for shopping, exploring, business or a doctor’s appointment, the Holiday Inn Express is designed for travelers who require the latest in comfort. Relax in our spacious well- appointed guest rooms offering all of the comforts of home. Stay connected with our free high-speed internet service. Our Express Start Breakfast is served daily in our modern breakfast area offering a stunning fireplace in our adjacent lobby seating area. The Holiday Inn Express is convenient to many public transportation resources that can get you to anywhere you want to go. The subway located at 2nd and Market is a short walk away and can get you to and from the Amtrak 30th Street Station or into South Philly to Citizens Bank Park, The Lincoln Financial Park and The Wells Fargo Center. If you are coming to Philadelphia for a concert or event over at the Susquehanna Bank Center or the New Jersey waterfront attractions, simply take a ride on the RiverLink Ferry.
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The hotel offers a new cheesesteak package and when you are done you can visit the Optimal Health Club on 13th and Market where we have made arrangements for you to show your room key and enter for free. Self-parking is available on-site at $25 per night. Guests must provide a credit card at check in. If card is not present at check in hotel requires a signed third party credit card authorization.
From January 5, 2015 to February 28, 2015, the hotel will be upgrading their elevators. During this time, one elevator will be out of service. The hotel will continue to have the other elevator
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From January 5, 2015 to February 28, 2015, the hotel will be upgrading their elevators. During this time, one elevator will be out of service. The hotel will continue to have the other elevator available during these upgrades. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause during your stay.
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Guest Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 568 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by very nice staff and clean hotel A++++ stayed there for outfest, every nice and helpful staff even the parking garage and cleaning people were nice, did not make breakfast but the beds and pillows were nice and comfortable,,, i will definally stay at this hotel again very clean and welcoming ;) October 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Enjoyable long weekend getaway Great location, very friendly and welcoming staff. The rooms are nice size, beds are quite comfortable and overall a wonderful three night stay. I was one of 9 rooms booked by my group and all of us enjoyed the hotel! Miss Gladys at the front desk is GREAT! October 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Highly recommend We stayed recently and we would highly recommend it. It was within easy walking distance of downtown and attractions. We took a tour bus of the other, out of town attractions, and that was only a couple of blocks away. The room was comfortable and very clean. The breakfast was very good indeed. Lots of choice and plenty of it. All of the staff were great , but I would like to make a special mention of Katherine in the breakfast room, she is such a nice person and could not of been more helpful and welcoming to us. She got us maps and told us about a fantastic Farmer's type market in town, which we would not have found otherwise. We will definitely be returning to Philly in the near future and staying at this great Holiday Inn. Thanks to all the staff for making our stay so comfortable and for being so welcoming. October 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great location Great location and very comfortable. Few blocks from many interesting places like Liberty Bell and others. October 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent & friendly staff Great stay. Good location - close to all of Center City attractions. Comfortable lodging. Complimentary breakfast a terrific value! October 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Busy spot but quiet and comfortable Arrived during some yearly crazy festival held behind the hotel but we really didn't hear the noise outside. The staff was great. We arrived with two babies and the service was quick and efficient and they were so helpful with directions to restaurants we could walk to. I would definitely stay again when we are in the area. October 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nice Mid town hotel Overall a great place to stay! The check in was easy and the room was clean and quiet. We stayed for the 3 Day Walk for the Cure and at the end of walking over 20 miles a day this was a great place to stay! October 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good location, good price You can't beat the location in center city Philadelphia. Rooms are what you'd expect for the price. Comfortable and clean although not fancy. It would be nice if they had a mini-fridge. October 9, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Good hotel for a quick night Room is very comfortable . Bathroom is fair. No smoking facility. Staff doesn't pay attention to people waiting, I witnessed several people jump in from of others. No line management. Breakfast didn't look too good. We ate at I Hop across the street October 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Staff Makes the Stay The excellent and friendly staff at the Holiday Inn Express Midtown in Philadelphia is the reason I am a repeat visitor to this hotel. Everyone there is dedicated to making sure you have wonderful stay, and they are friendly, personable and really care abou their jobs. October 8, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by We stay here every time we visit Philly Overall, it's a decent hotel in a great location, so we stay here every time we visit Philly. The toilet paper is horrendous though, so I just started bringing a roll from home. My husband LOVES the cinnamon rolls, so I have to eat breakfast there in the morning, so I usually go with the re-heated, processed omelets and rubber pancakes from the conveyor belt machine, but this last stay the pancake machine was even broken, so I didn't get much to eat. They recently started advertising "healthier choices" showing a bowl of oatmeal adorning fruit on top, but when you get there, the oatmeal is just those instant Quaker cups. They do usually have bananas, but it might be better if they offered a little more in the way of fresh fruit, like maybe a mix with sliced melon, cantaloupe, grapes, etc. October 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fantastic Stay Great location, great breakfast, great room. Very comfortable, friendly staff. October 8, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nice, but room for Improvement A number of positive points: one of the best breakfasts that I have had in an Express. It had a great range, was fresh and plentiful. Also, the staff was excellent (especially the 2 trainees that were there). Not so good was the entryway (thru a parking garage); the noise in the area; the elevators took long as te cleaning staff was using it a lot. Also, its uplesant when they tae the dirty ad smelly laundry in the elevator when guests are in. October 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best Location Have stayed at this Holiday Inn many times. Always GREAT...My mom was a patient at Thomas Jefferson, so close to the hospital!!!!!! And the staff is always helpful. Two employees, went beyond helping me with my mom, Gary and Larry, you were great!!!!! Will stay there again, Thank you for everything....... October 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Thrilled to see the "Big Green Sign" Ahead of Us! Once again, we made our monthly trek from Connecticut to Philadelphia for our 7 yr old son's visit to the Wills Eye Center, battling the NJ Tpk and Garden State traffic. We thought that once summer was over and the beach traffic was finished, we would make our way quickly and even considered doing the trip in a day vs. spending the money to stay overnight, missing work and pulling our son out of school. How wrong we were! After a long, tiring drive, we were so happy to see Walnut St. and the Holiday Inn Express sign in neon green ahead of us and pulled in. It felt like home! We were greeted with a big smile by Grace who provided this weary traveler with a treat bag for our son with cupcakes (thanks, Grace - that sugar rush was "wonderful".....# and bottles of water. She gave us terrific ideas for dinner as well and we explored a few different options. We made our way to our room which had a fabulous view of the City and after finding a terrific pizza restaurant and checking out the neat little stores, we crashed for the night. Breakfast, as always, was delicious, and our son lives for the pancake machine! Both Lori and Catherine were true hostesses and especially kind; they are definitely focused on their customers and it's clear they enjoy what they do. One guest was a bit demanding about the coffee not being brewed quickly enough and I had to remind him to be a bit more kind and slow down. Living a town away from Sandy Hook, CT, I reminded him that his cup of coffee was coming, and he should remember that kindness goes a long way. While I usually keep my mouth shut, I don't particularly care for anyone in guest services to be reprimanded, especially over something as petty as a 5-minute delay in coffee. There will always be one person in every group and I will not tolerate--esp. being in the service industry myself---disrespect to anyone, and both Lori and Catherine deserve better. Each time we've visited, we've gotten to know the staff and everyone has gone out of their way to treat us special. It's especially important for us, since our visit revolves around our son, who recently went through a drastic surgery and we are on pins and needles every time we go to an appointment. We also enjoyed meeting Sanh, your maintenance man, on this visit, who, while I was working on the computer, visited with me and let me know about what he did at Holiday Inn and how much he enjoyed his job with the company. It was clear by the smile on his face and the pride in how he spoke of his management team. I am sorry I was unable to meet Joanne on this visit as I had received a letter from her on our previous visit. I had asked for her on several occasions but she had been in meetings so I am hoping on my next trip to introduce myself to her and thank her personally. I had mentioned in a previous survey that as a customer service manager of a 300+ person call center and a corporate trainer, it's hard to find good people. Anyone can learn the mechanics of a job, but it takes grace under pressure to stand behind a desk with a line of people, some being not-so-kind in your face, and continue being professional. All of the girls---and I wasn't able to get their names #apologies# at the desk, went out of their way to make our stay pleasant. We will be back in December for our next doctor visit and look forward to seeing you all again. Thank you, keep up the great work and Happy Thanksgiving to you all. October 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great location, great bed & great experience This was my first trip to Philadelphia and it will not be my last. The staff was very friendly and made me feel welcome. The room was nice and the bed was very comfortable. The location was great and convenient to shopping and restaraunts. I greatly appreciate the great custumer service. October 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by What you would expect from Express We stayed over a normal weekend. Reserved a Double Queen room. Gov Rate. The location was great. Parking was connected to the hotel and very reasonably priced. We walked everywhere went in the city. There is a lot of good food and bars within 5 minutes. Metro station was near by but did not use. The staff was very friendly and helpful when requested. The room was very large and had a great view. Very clean as well. My only negative I have about this particular Express (or maybe it was just my room) but it did not have the usual mini-fridge in it. I always count on those when I stay there. Other than that, great place. I will be coming back in NOV to stay again. October 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great staff, Great location I recently stayed in Philadelphia for the first time and chose the Holiday Inn Express because it was close to where I was doing business. The convenience of the location was outstanding, many options for food and entertainment within a short walk. The hotel did not have its own fitness room, but had an agreement with a full gym just around the corner that had all the cardio and weight equipment that anyone could need. Much better than the typical hotel fitness facility. What was most impressive was the staff friendliness, especially the housekeeping and maintenance people. Everyone I walked past made eye contact and said hello to me. That's the sign of great management - if the little things are working, you know the big things are as well. Great job to all. October 1, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by INTERNET My stay was for 12 days. Upon booking I did not ask for a fridge and microwave, but did not think I had to since my stay was so long. Eventually they upgraded me to the fridge and microwave. I figured if one is staying so long, I would think one would have the comfort needed. Next, their internet really is very bad. In today's world one would think everyone would have their internet working at 100%. The staff was very friendly, which is very important. The front desk staff all knew my name, and that really helped a lot. The other staff was friendly also. The only other problem I found, was that some of the staff which cleans your room, did not do a great job. Other wise everything else was good. I will stay there again, but the next time will ask for what I need. I will also ask about their internet first. September 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Staff Srvice Staff friendliness and service was second to none. Room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast was plentiful and tasty but selection limited. Parking was a bit inconveinent and cramped. A great selection if you happen to have a loved one at the Jefferson University Hospital. September 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FANTASTIC TEAM The whole team was terrific! Everyone went above and beyond to provide great service. Every single associate that you walked by greeted you with a smile and a conversation. The Housekeeper on my floor (18) greeted me every morning. Every time she heard a door open, she stopped what she was doing, peeked her head out and said good morning to the guest. It set the tone for my day. Every time she saw me, she asked if I needed anything. The Front Office Team was always eager to help. I used this hotel as an example, to my team, of exceptional customer service. Thank you! September 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Historical Society of Pennsylvania Flew in for four days of research. Took train from airport and walked to hotel from Suburban Station in less than 15 minutes. This hotel is very convenient to the HSP and gives a small discount for scholars doing work there. Staff in housekeeping and breakfast always asked if everything was OK or if they could get me anything. There is a great coffee place nearby, Cafe Twelve, on 12th Street. September 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Staff is Amazing Stayed there for a week on training. When checking in Gwen did an outstanding job. She was friendly and did exactly what she was supposed to do. Emily at the front desk needs to smile more, but other than that the staff was TERRIFIC including the sweet General Manager Joanne. I would definitely recommend this property, location is great and close to all the local attractions and the entire stay was satisfying. Ask for Gwen!! September 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wonderful I would recommend this location to anyone visiting in the Philadelphia area. It is located around many tourist attractions and easily within walking distance to all. I was there for federal jury duty and it was an easy walk to the courthouse. September 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by philadelphia The rooms was large, AC worked comforting given the high humidty level and it was centrally located. That is, it is almost at teh corner of 13th where there are many restaurants. September 11, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Worst Experience Ever It was without question the worst hotel stay in my life. This hotel does not meet Holiday Inn standards but somehow keeps the name on the building. I had to be moved to 3 different rooms and the problem never got any better. I decided to quit complaining or else they may throw me out on the street. The main problem is the noise from one room to the next. If you have an adjoining room, you will be able to hear every word your neighbor speaks. It is just like your neigbor being in your room. This hotel is a "No Sleep Zone". They said they would be doing some remodeling in October and November. They need to tear it down and start over. September 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Visiting Philly, Leisure Excellent hotel! CLEAN (which is always my #1 concern), quiet, excellent price, convenient location, staff were EXTREMELY helpful & courteous!! Breakfast was a nice bonus, food was great & fresh! Definitely would stay here again, and have already recommended to friends that should they go to Philly, they need to stay here! Parking is excellent (right on property); however, it is not operated by Holiday Inn but by "Patriot Parking." The guys in the parking garage could have been more helpful, but hey, it beats trying to find a parking spot in Philly, so in a way it was worth it! September 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent location, great staff, superior accomodations! Have stayed here several times. Clean and very accommodating! Always pleased! September 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Incredible experience!!! From the moment I stepped foot into the hotel for the first time, I felt welcomed and at home. The customer service was absolutely incredible! They treated you like you were family. All of the staff, and I mean ALL of the staff, went out of their way to make you feel comfortable. For instance, when I said to the staff at the front desk, that I was leaving to shop at a certain store, they took it upon themselves to give me coupons for that particular store. The rooms were always spotless. When you go down to breakfast in the morning, they always have a large selection to choose from. Most of all, everything was very clean. I absolutely loved my stay there! September 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great stay for made in America Me and my friends stayed here for made in America and it was great. Close to tons of attractions and made in America. Mrs. Terry at the front desk was great, very nice. Only problom was the parking lot roof had paint fall off on our car leaving greasy stuff. The parking lot isn't affiliated with holiday inn tho just connected. They made sure to document everything to make sure the parking lot paid for the cleaning. September 6, 2013
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