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Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia - Penns Landing, an IHG Hotel

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100 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2001
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#45 of 99 hotels in Philadelphia
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Enjoy the Historic District while staying on the Waterfront! Come visit the Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia – 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 including Rivers Casino. Our hotel is located within walking distance to a variety of shopping and restaurants, City Hall, the PA Convention Center, Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest, Philadelphia Federal Building, the Visitor’s Center, and South Street. We are also conveniently located near Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Wills Eye Hospital. Our free Express Start Breakfast is served daily in our modern breakfast area. The Holiday Inn Express is convenient to many public transportation resources that can get you to anywhere you want to go.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Mid-range
River View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Italian
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CosmoVA wrote a review Oct 2021
Arlington, Virginia78 contributions36 helpful votes
I occasionally visit Philly for appointments and I’ve stayed here in the past. For my more recent visits, I’ve splurged a bit and stayed closer to center city as I was able to get good rates during the pandemic. I came back here this time because it was, by far, the best value. This location is a bit of a walk but that’s fine with me - it is pretty close to the historic area which is nice and the riverfront views are nice. If you’re a light sleeper, beware. The hotel is wedged on a piece of property between 95 and Columbus Boulevard. I had a corner room on the south side of the building and one of the room windows was actually able to slide open a little ways (no screen which is probably a safety hazard) and the traffic noise was deafening. Closing the window eliminated most of the noise except for some dull roars. I like having white noise when I sleep so I was fine with it. The one issue I had was being on the 9th floor (out of 10) was that when the hotel is relatively empty, the hot water takes forever to get to the upper floors. I learned that when I tried to take a shower my first evening. The front desk explained that the best way was to run the tub faucet until it got hot. They offered me the opportunity to switch rooms but it wasn’t worth the trouble. It was fine the next morning but I’m not a super early riser - whoever took the first shower of the morning probably wasn’t very happy. Also, it would’ve been nice to be given a heads up when I checked in as the hotel staff was well aware of this issue. I felt bad wasting so much water so I ended up just taking a warm shower that first night. All in all, I’d give this a 3.5 but I’ll be generous and round up. The hotel was clean and breakfast was decent. They used to have a free shuttle van but I never saw it this time (and I didn’t have a need for it so I never asked). Be aware that, like all city hotels, they charge for parking but it’s not as pricey as hotels downtown. In fact, the room rates here are generally pretty good and I appreciate the special rates they offer for patients coming to town.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Avoid higher floors when the hotel isn’t heavily occupied.
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Response from Gustavo Rueda, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia - Penns Landing, an IHG Hotel
Responded 26 Oct 2021
Dear CosmoVA, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you are a returning customer! Our location is pretty ideal for anyone looking to check out the local attractions or visit Center City for business/leisure. As for the hot water issue, out maintenance team is looking into ways to prevent such long wait times. This is a fairly new issue we are experiencing, we hope to get it under control relatively fast. As you mentioned, we are always willing and ready to ensure your stay is to your liking. If a room is not up to your standards, we will do our best to rectify the issue. Again, thanks for the feedback. Please reach out to us if your travels bring you back to Philadelphia!
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When is the next vacay?? wrote a review Sep 2021
Las Vegas, Nevada85 contributions109 helpful votes
The location was excellent, as you can walk everywhere. The breakfast can get repetitive but it definitely takes care of the morning routine. Everyone on the staff was very friendly, except for Patricia, who I believe was the supervisor. She needs some help with training because it didn’t seem like she could handle it all that well.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Walk everywhere
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Response from Gustavo Rueda, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia - Penns Landing, an IHG Hotel
Responded 25 Sep 2021
Dear cristiansellsvegas, Thank you for choosing to stay with us, we greatly appreciate the 4 bubble review! We welcome you back anytime!!
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Janyce T wrote a review Aug 2021
New Jersey20 contributions7 helpful votes
We went to see Jimmy Buffet in BB&T Pavilion across the river in Camden NJ. This hotel was clean, comfortable, and had a cute bar on the water. The best part was the ferry ride which takes you across the water directly to BB&T for only 15$ PP round trip. So much fun and lovely scenery.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Gustavo Rueda, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia - Penns Landing, an IHG Hotel
Responded 18 Aug 2021
Dear metschik111, Thank you for your 5 bubble review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your trip to the Jimmy Buffet concert. The Penn's Landing neighborhood is popular for the piers and beer gardens in the area and not to mention the easy access to Camden via the ferry. Thanks again for your feedback, we look forward to your next stay!
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Sucha104 wrote a review Jul 2021
Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania112 contributions48 helpful votes
We were taking our Grandson to a Phillies game. I requested a higher floor with a view of the Ben Franklin Bridge, & that’s exactly what we got!! Room was clean & staff was pleasant. The breakfast was very tasty & well staffed. Easy access to ball field but somewhat tricky catching exit back to hotel. Somewhat noisy but room was right next to BF bridge & I-95. Also extra parking fee on top of room rate.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Gustavo Rueda, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia - Penns Landing, an IHG Hotel
Responded 2 Aug 2021
Hello Sucha104, Thank you so much for the 4 bubble review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your feedback a we are always looking to improve the guest experience. We look forward to your next stay with us!
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Jenni M wrote a review Jun 2021
Decatur, Indiana521 contributions42 helpful votes
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express at Penn’s Landing for two days. Our room was very clean and very inviting. Our hotel was close to many of the sites of downtown Philly. We even had an amazing view of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Breakfast was served in a bag due to Covid restrictions. Overall, I would love to stay here again!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Breakfast is served in baggies. You can pick what you want and a staff member will bag it for you.
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Response from Gustavo Rueda, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia - Penns Landing, an IHG Hotel
Responded 20 Jul 2021
Hello 103jennim, Thank you so much for the 5 bubble review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the view from your room, as of July 2021 our hot breakfast buffet is now back in operation. We hope to see you again very shortly!
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PRICE RANGE
US$135 - US$247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
comfort inn downtown/historic area hotel philadelphia, comfort inn philadelphia, comfort inn hotel downtown philadelphia, philadelphia comfort inn
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Comfort Inn Downtown/Historic Area
LOCATION
United StatesPennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaCity Center East
NUMBER OF ROOMS
184
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia - Penns Landing, an IHG Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia - Penns Landing, an IHG Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Founding Footsteps (0.4 km), Arden Theatre Company (0.3 km), and Christ Church (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia - Penns Landing, an IHG Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia - Penns Landing, an IHG Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia - Penns Landing, an IHG Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia - Penns Landing, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid public parking on-site, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia - Penns Landing, an IHG Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Franklin Fountain, Sonny's Famous Steaks, and Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia - Penns Landing, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia - Penns Landing, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia - Penns Landing, an IHG Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia - Penns Landing, an IHG Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia - Penns Landing, an IHG Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Battleship New Jersey (1.7 km), Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul (2.5 km), and Independence National Historical Park (0.7 km).