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Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Airport

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101 Taylor Ave, Essington, PA 19029-1240
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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 sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 7 hotels in Essington
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Stay Smart at the Brand New Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Airport in Essington, PA. Our courtesy shuttle will take you to the only hotel on the Delaware River waterfront. Located adjacent to Governor Printz Park, our guests enjoy the scenic views of the river and marina. Explore the attractions, restaurants and entertainment of Downtown Philadelphia. Don’t miss the historic sites, including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, National Constitution Center and Betsy Ross House. Also discover the Old City District, where you will experience the best shopping, dining and culture. If you’re a sports fan, the hotel is minutes from the Philadelphia Sports Complex. This site includes Lincoln Financial Field, Wells Fargo Center and Citizens Bank Park. The Philadelphia Union Soccer Stadium, PPL Park, is 3 miles away, near Harrah’s Casino and Racetrack. For our business clientele, we are located close to Boeing, UPS, Sunoco, Philadelphia Navy Yard, and the airlines serving the Philadelphia International Airport. After a long day, enjoy the waterfront scenery, or keep up with your workout routine in our fitness room. Jump start your day with our Express Start breakfast, serving your favorite hot breakfast selections and hot cinnamon rolls.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Free airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Newspaper
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Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Desk
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Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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TravelsWithGeorge wrote a review Apr 2021
Randolph, Vermont193 contributions39 helpful votes
We stayed here one night at the end of a park and fly. Our main reason for staying here was the airport shuttle which runs every half hour on request. We just had to call and they picked us up at the airport in about 15 minutes. Our new vehicle was safe in the lighted and video monitored parking lot. (It isn’t fenced or gated.) The park and fly costs under $7/day. Our room was generally clean and comfortable, however the ac/ heater unit was a little loud and there was frequent “street noise” from the alley between this hotel and the hotel right next door. We also had a late flight and wanted coffee but our room was not stocked with creamers, stirrers or napkins, and the lobby was out. I’m sure the friendly staff would have gotten me some if we asked. We were not expecting a full hot breakfast due to COVID but then all they had for their “grab and go breakfast” were a few bagels and yogurts which was disappointing. All in all I rated it average but it could be better. I would probably stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from IHG Service, Other at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Airport
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi TriviaFanatics, I'm glad you chose our hotel for your visit to Essington. Thank you for staying. We promise a comfortable and convenient experience for all of our guests. I'm sorry you experienced issues with the stay, especially with the AC unit, sound insulation, and coffee. Trust that I alerted our management about this so we can make the necessary changes to better our service. We appreciate your feedback about your stay and looking forward to your next travel. Many Thanks, Rein V Case Manager IHGService
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Beth S wrote a review Mar 2021
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The cleanliness of this hotel is less than acceptable. Signage posted everywhere regarding COVID Safety, however every area of the hotel is run down and DIRTY. The presentation, well there was none. In room, broken lamp shade, stains all over carpet and bed linen, filthy microwave and fridge. In lobby, fingerprints and dirt everywhere - filthy coffee station that i wouldn't touch with gloves on. Asked Front desk staff for extra towels and was told I could MAYBE get some in the morning...very disappointing and will definitely not return - even if the stay was free. Far from reaching IHG Brand Standards and have no clue how they've passed inspections.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from IHG Service, Other at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Airport
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello beths410, We value our guests like you. You are what makes us strive hard to make our hotels the best we can be. Thank you for your stay and for taking the time to leave us feedback. Your safety is our utmost concern, especially during these times. IHG Hotels & Resorts takes the mitigation and prevention of COVID-19 seriously. We have started a standardized cleaning system, the IHG Way of Clean, and our hotels are required to adhere to comprehensive health and safety procedures. I'm concerned with learning about the hotel's cleanliness. IHG has always been known for its attention to detail and I’m sorry that this was a letdown and the situation you described is certainly not ideal. Your thoughts have been shared with the housekeeping team and this will be addressed rightly. We hope you will join us again in the future and impart a better stay. Safe travels, Deborah R. Case Manager IHGService
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Ophelia J wrote a review Mar 2021
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Housekeeping didnt come until after 3PM except our 1st night they were knocking at the door around 10am. Then on our 4th night I see a mouse...didnt report it since we were all settled in.Front desk staff was friendly and polite however upon checking out we were not asked how was our stay and was given a receipt that wasnt suppose to be given to us since we booked through a 3ed party to discover we were grossly over charged.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from IHG Service, Other at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Airport
Responded 24 Mar 2021
Hi Opheliajones962, Thank you for your visit to Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Airport. We offer a quality stay in an environment of simplicity and freshness. We read your feedback and are sorry for the issues with housekeeping, mouse, and receipt. I understand your disappointment and with this, in mind, I shared your comment with our managers. You can rest assure that these problems have been dealt with. I invite you to come and visit on your next travel. Great wishes, Oscar C. Case Manager IHGService
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Steve F wrote a review Sep 2020
Ridgewood, New Jersey50 contributions14 helpful votes
The worst HI Express we've ever stayed in, and perhaps the worst hotel we've ever stayed in. Front desk staff was pleasant - hotel was scary bads. The floor underneath the carpets in the hallway were clearly uneven, and the carpets stained. The room had ants in and around the bathroom sink and toilet and tub. The Internet simply didn't work, even though the front desk said it was fine - we are regular travelers with laptops and smart phones, and the Internet was so unreliable, that when we could connect to it some of time, it kept dropping us so we gave up. Fortunately, we were able to use the Internet of the place next door. The room door didn't close behind you unless you tugged it closed. The latch on the bathroom door was broke and it didn't close at all. The location shares a parking lot with a public park that, from the presence of all the police cars, must have been some sort of local drug hangout. Never will we stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from IHG Service, Other at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Airport
Responded 17 Sep 2020
Hi Steve F, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for posting a candid review. I was very concerned to read your comments about our hallway, internet, and doors just to name a few. I understand your dismay, and I am sorry. This is not the frictionless experience that we wanted for all our guests. I will make sure to share your comments with our team for the necessary improvements needed on our end. Thanks again, and I still hope you would give us another chance in the future. Mike F. Case Manager IHGService
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Mary Jane B wrote a review Jun 2020
Cedar Point, North Carolina40 contributions9 helpful votes
We have stayed in this hotel a few times and it is very convenient to the Philadelphia International Airport without being too close (no noise from jet takeoffs and landings). The front desk staff is always friendly and helpful. The hotel is a bit "tired" and could use some updating. The best part is the beautiful park right next door with a walking path, gazebos with picnic tables, horseshoe pits and bocce courts. The working class neighborhood is safe, and Romano's Pizzeria just a few blocks away has great food.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Response from IHG Service, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Airport
Responded 10 Jul 2020
Hello Mary Jane B, Thank you for your stay and for taking the time to share your candid feedback. I am glad to know that our location has served you well. It's also nice to read that you're pleased with the service provided by our Front Desk staff. However, I am sorry that you found the hotel a bit dated. We value your feedback and rest assured that your comments have been forwarded with the hotel management as a reference when planning future upgrades. We appreciate you choosing us as your top choice of lodging in the area and we hope to welcome you back soon! Best, Jonathan A Case Manager IHGService
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PRICE RANGE
US$121 - US$180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
holiday inn express philadelphia airport hotel essington
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Waterfront Inn Lago
LOCATION
United StatesPennsylvaniaEssington
NUMBER OF ROOMS
72
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Airport
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Airport?
Nearby attractions include Governor Printz Park (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Airport?
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 Airport?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Airport?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Airport?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Airport?
Conveniently located restaurants include Monaghan's Irish Pub, Romano's Pizzeria, and Lehman's Tavern.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Airport?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Airport have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Airport offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Airport located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Essington.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Airport?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Airport offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.