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Review of Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia E - Penns Landing

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Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia E - Penns Landing
Ranked #40 of 85 Hotels in Philadelphia
Mill Park, Australia
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“nothing special, nice enough view”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

This hotel is nothing extra.
Just your basic drop your stuff off and go out for the day and then come back and sleep.
Great tv stations available and free wifi and fantastic buffet breakfast included was fantastic though. had to get in early though.

Rooms are pretty spacious and clean bathroom is ok in size.
It is in a good location and pretty quiet area.

Front desk wasn't too helpful they seemed under pressure a lot of the time but the manager who was there was very helpful.
parking can be an issue especially when its busy like it was for us when we were there. Chicago @ Philly Sunday Night Football.

Room Tip: get to the buffet early in the mornings the food goes.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Zach P
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ComfortPA405, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia E - Penns Landing, responded to this review, 13 May 2014
Dear ZachP,

Thank you so much for staying at our Holiday Inn Express. We are so happy to hear that overall you enjoyed your stay. We do appreciate customer feedback as it gives us an idea what areas we need to focus on.

We hope to see you again should you return to Philadelphia. In the meantime, have a great summer!

Warm Regards,
Kim Killeri & Staff
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

Great place to stay. Bob and ken were very nice and friendly. Awesome staff would recommend to friends and family. Breakfast was great also would def return! Shuttle driver ken was very informative and friendly! Thanks for cheesesteak advice

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gentrymghouse
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ComfortPA405, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia E - Penns Landing, responded to this review, 5 May 2014
Dear Gentrymghouse,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are so excited to hear that you had a nice time. That really makes our day! Bob and Ken were very grateful for your warm comments about them.

We hope to see you again should you return to Philadelphia. Glad you enjoyed the cheesesteak!

Warm Regards,
Kim Killeri & Staff
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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

Recently, Myself and other Chaperones took 41 Egyptian Students to Philly and DC and we stayed for two nights at the Holiday Inn Penns Landing. From the moment we got there, everything was in order with our rooms for a fast check in. Rooms were clean and everything was perfect. They let us have the whole dining room area in order to do a study hall, which took up a lot of the room in the lobby, but they did not mind. The breakfast was absolutely magnificent as they had turkey sausage for our Muslim students and also a wide variety of other great breakfast items which kept the students going back for seconds. The best part of the hotel is that we had to have security in the hall for any incidents. The security guards name was Ken Hendrix and he was spectacular. Every morning when I woke up, he had listed which rooms stayed up late talking and gave me the paper with all the students names on it. He made my job a lot easier as I was able to use this time to plan (we didnt have any incidents on the whole trip with students sneaking out and I believe he helped out with that by his presence). He was a blast to be around and a very funny person to talk too. Thank you Ken and Thank You Holiday Inn Penns landing!!!!! We will see you again next year!!!

Room Tip: All rooms are good
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DanielYenshaw
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ComfortPA405, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia E - Penns Landing, responded to this review, 5 May 2014
Dear DanielYenshaw,

We can't express enough how much we appreciate your review! Thank you so much for taking the time to post it. Ken is going to be thrilled that you mentioned him by name. He is a true asset to our hotel and company.

We welcome your group back next year! Thank you so much again.

Warm Regards,
Kim Killeri & Staff
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Queens, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

The experience overall was extremely good. Good value. The staff was polite, cheerful and helpful. The room was really clean, well equipped and spacious. The bathroom was spotless. The hotel is located very close to the old town. Free shuttle service within two miles. The only downside is the fact that the hotel faces an incredibly busy motorway and, inspite of the double glazing, the noise was quite bothersome. Light sleepers should pack their earplugs. Breakfast could do with some improvement also, but it was acceptable. Beware of the coffee though!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank quieroperderdevistaa
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ComfortPA405, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia E - Penns Landing, responded to this review, 5 May 2014
Dear quieroperderdevistaa,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your feedback! We are so glad that you did have a nice stay during your visit.

We hope to see you again soon! Until then, have a great summer!

Warm Regards,
Kim Killeri & Staff
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

Stayed at the Holiday Inn Express over the weekend and the stay was great! Excellent location (on the water) with great view!! The staff was great and very helpful with getting around the city. I will stay again if coming to Philly.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a river view
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank muck51
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ComfortPA405, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia E - Penns Landing, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Dear Muck51,

Thank you so much for your kind comments about your stay! It really makes our day! We are so glad that you enjoyed your time here at our hotel and here in Philadelphia.

Thank you so much for staying at our Holiday Inn Express! We hope to see you again.

Warm Regards,
Kim Killeri & Staff
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

They allowed us to come in while lost and allowed us to get out of the cold. They offered us hot beverages and made us feel very comfortable and were unbelievably thankful. Ken was especially very helpful. It was very nice and comforting in there. I was pleasantly surprised with the service and would definitely return for an overnight trip.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rscat0529
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ComfortPA405, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia E - Penns Landing, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
Dear rscat0529,

Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad that Ken took good care of you! He is a true asset to our company.

We hope that should you need to stay that you do indeed stay with us!

Thank you again.

Warm Regards,
Kim Killeri & Staff
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Columbus, Ohio
Level Contributor
61 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

We had a wonderful stay at this hotel. The location was great, very close to Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and Betsy Ross' house. We asked for and got a river view room, which has a lovely view of a bridge. Everyone I dealt with at the front desk was extremely friendly and helpful, particularly Tamir and Nick. The hotel has a free shuttle bus that will take you anywhere you want to go within a two-mile radius. They give you a card with the shuttle cell phone, and they will pick you up wherever you are within their range. We used this service a lot during our stay, and the shuttle drivers were very friendly and helpful as well (I did not get their names, but both of them were great). The hotel is very modern, and the rooms were a decent size. The beds were comfortable with updated decor. The bathroom had a large granite vanity with plenty of room to put your toiletries. The elevators were fast, so we never had to wait long. Breakfast was a step above the usual free breakfast fare. There were eggs and sausage each day, as well as warm cinnamon rolls, cereal, toast/bagels, biscuits and gravy, fruit, yogurt and a nifty pancake machine. Definitely more than adequate. Some may find the hotel a bit noisy from traffic, although there is not much traffic at night on the river side, so that side may be a better choice if you are sensitive to noise. We were not really bothered by this, but some might be. All in all, we had a great stay and would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Ask for a river side room for a better view and less traffic noise.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Laurie W
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ComfortPA405, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia E - Penns Landing, responded to this review, 6 April 2014
Dear Laurie W,

On behalf of the staff and our team, thank you so much for staying with us here at the Holiday Inn Express Penn's Landing. We were so excited to hear from you on TripAdvisor and hearing that you had a great time with us. We appreciate the time you took to write such a review.

We hope to see you again should you return to Philadelphia.

Warm Regards,
Kim Killeri & Team
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia E - Penns Landing

Property: Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia E - Penns Landing
Address: 100 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (Formerly Comfort Inn Downtown/Historic Area)
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Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center East
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#43 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia E - Penns Landing 2.5*
Number of rooms: 184
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy free breakfast and Wi-Fi while being directly across from Penn's Landing Waterfront area. The hotel is ideally located for guests looking to be close to the Historic Area, Center City, Pennsylvania Convention Center, and all local sports and concert facilities. Self-parking is available on-site at $25 per night, including in and out privileges. Guests must provide a credit card at check in. 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. 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. Stay connected with our free high-speed internet service. Our free 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. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Comfort Inn Downtown/Historic Area Hotel Philadelphia
Comfort Inn Philadelphia
Comfort Inn Hotel Downtown Philadelphia
Philadelphia Comfort Inn

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