Why this hotel has "Midtown" in its name is a mystery. The Holiday Inn Express is located in the heart of downtown Philly, and neighboring hotels also use a "downtown" reference.
Like kids gathering candy after breaking a piñata, staying at a Holiday Inn Express is all about hoarding the freebies. In return for sacrificing ultra premium bedding and upscale furnishings, guests to Express' 160-room property receive free local calls, free continental breakfasts, and free passes to the property's small but well-equipped local gym. Since the gym lacks much in strength apparatus, we very much appreciate that the hotel has arranged a complimentary passes for guests to Optimal Sport Health Club, only 5-minutes away on foot.
Joggers should consider our recommended route through Fairmount Park.