Holiday Inn Philadelphia Stadium
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Was up at 8.30am and started going through all my stuff and tidying up my area, then went to breakfast and came back to do all the dirty washing for the whole cabin, then packed my bag for my second set of off days. This time we were off to Philly, we got on the bus at 11.00am and then trained from Lansdale Station to Philadelphia Station, then …
This morning we managed to pull ourselves out of bed in the wee hours of the morning. While you are dreaming of next year's 4th grade class, we are boarding a plane to Philadelphia. Of course this morning had it's challenges. Due to our lack of sleep we tried to go through security for the international flights to Canada. Thankfully the nicest ...
... beers and we played some more guitar. Apparently there was a club located right across the hostel, so we decided to check it out. Clubs in the states are mostly for 21 year olds, but this one allowed 18 year olds as well, they were just not allowed to drink any alcoholic drinks. It was so much fun and the twelve of us danced the night away, surround by ghetto girls and gangster dance crews. We were without a doubt the whitest people there, and it was an ...
... me instructions to get to her place and assured me that Coco the dog would be sure to give me a warm welcome. Pit bulls get a bad press but this softie was no guard dog, I was met with melting eyes, a friendly sniff and a head on my knee for a good scratch. The bus trip had pretty much wiped me out and I crashed out for the next few hours until Stacy returned and we went to a great little vegan coffee shop - Grindcore. She suggested I check out South Street and I happily ...
After we stared at the most famous crack in the country, we strolled over towards the centre of town. Amanda had a bit of a headache so we stopped in a 7/11 to get some water and we both bought slurpees; mine was a mixture of mountain dew, coke, fanta cherry, fanta mango and fanta blue raspberry... so yeah, basically a giant combination of ice and sugary syrup, which tasted preeetty good. We carried on ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Philadelphia Stadium
We stayed here one night when our booked HI "walked" us. It was OK for one night, not convenient to anything without a car, $20 taxi fare to downtown. Our HI included breakfast but this hotel did not (ours did reimburse us, however).
The desk clerks were NOT friendly or helpful . . . we were checking in around 12:30 a.m., so they were not busy . . . they acted put out with us for being walked and check in took over 30 min.
The room w/2 double beds was fine but the door had no working deadbolt. We asked to change rooms, ended up looking at 3 and none had working deadbolts. They told us the card keys were rekeyed after every guest but I bet they aren't. We are women and didn't feel particularly safe.
V ERY AVERAGE
I read this had been refurbished? I don't see any. It's old,smelly and not good value for money. Carpets stained, cannot think when aircon is on, beds hard. Saving grace is very large rooms but not great at all.
Stayed here on August 26-28, 2005. Location is excellent, as it is within walking distance to both the football and baseball stadiums.
Overpriced, but very convenient
We recently stayed at the Stadium Holiday Inn while attending a concert at the Citizens Bank Ballpark. The hotel was very convenient to the stadium complexes. It is within easy walking distance of all of the stadiums and sports arenas.
The hotel was very clean. Check-in and check-out were very friendly and easy. We had a nonsmoking king room on the 10th floor. We had a very nice view of Center City from our room. We did not eat in the hotel restaurant, so I cannot comment on this. The lounge was a sports bar that had several large screen TVs along the wall.
The hotel was probably overpriced. However, we realized that we were paying for the convenient location and knew going in.
Overall, an enjoyable experience.
Without question, the best thing about this Holiday Inn is its proximity to the sports venues in South Philly. You're a 3 to 5 minute stroll from all the venues and there are no other lodgings to be found so close.
My entrance into the hotel started with my pregnant wife and I standing in line for about 30 minutes while the clerk, who apparrantly had an extremely negative existance told us that housekeeping was updating their computer systems and they could not help anyone. Finally, when we were checked in, we went up to our room. Upon first entrance, it looked spacious and nice. Then, of course, after a two hour drive and a 1/2 hour wait to check in, my pregnant wife needed desperately to use the facilities. I sat down on the bed and heard her sigh of disgust as she reported to me that the toilet was unflushed from the last guest, there was urine on the seat, and pubic hairs all over the floor of the bathroom. She then had to wait an additional 1/2 hour for housekeeping to come up and clean the bathroom. Later that night, our sleep was interrupted frequently by people making a ton of noise and screaming loudly for hours. In the morning our slumber was brought to an abrupt end as someone thought it funny to pull the fire alarm. The only staff that seemed to have the muscles neccessary in their face to provide a smile for a guest were those of the restaurant staff. Did I mention the baked on food all over the supposedly clean plates and silverware? Do yourself a favor. Don't ever stay here!!!!! To sum it all up in one word,,,,,,YUK!!!!!!!!!
on our return trip from mexico last week our flight was delayed from cancun therefore we missed our connection from philly. there was bad weather i guess in the north east while we were gone that caused a lot of airline back ups considering it was a school vacation week. our flight landed at 8:45 we waited for the ticketed passangers who would be making their connections that nigt to ge reticketed. well we were given vouchers to the holiday inn stadium in philadelphia and a couple of vouchers for food one for dinner and one for breakfast. we were instructed to call the hotel and request a shuttle wich we did and they instructed us to wait on the curb under the courtesy sign. we were at a-4 and thats what we told them. when we got to the curb there were about 10 other people who were also waiting for the shuttle van. we were later informed that there is only one van. there were about 16 people waiting. the shuttle soon came by and kept on going. he was empty. we waited about 20-30 minuts in the cold only to watch the van go by yet again. a nice guy in another bus type van came by and offered to let us sit on his bus to keep warm while we waited. some people accepted while others stayed on the sidewalk to watch the horrible holiday inn stadium shuttle van drive by one more time. each time people were calling the hotel to let them know the situation. finally the nice bus driver said that he would take us all to the horrible holiday inn stadium in philidelphia. we took up a collection for him. when we got there we were informed that we would not be able to use our food vouchers tonight
The Holiday Inn is at the southern edge of the South Philly neighborhood, with a view of the stadium complex. The hotel provided a free shuttle to the airport. Rooms are big. Be prepared for a sports atmosphere!
If you're going to a sporting event in Philadelphia, this is the hotel (and only) hotel within EASY walking distance. It is in the process of being renovated so there are no on site eateries. (July 2004) We were on an upper floor and had a view of the new baseball stadium. It was a good size room with a comfortable king size bed. They have stadium event parking in their parking lot and we thought we'd have a hassle but the gal had our name on a sheet of paper and in we drove. It's very convenient on and off the highways and an easy drive into downtown Philadelphia. They had no shuttle service to the airport.
Location, location, location!
I recently stayed at the Holiday Inn Stadium, and it appeared that the hotel is still undergoing some renovations. My room however was finished and was beautiful. Very clean, furnished nicely, comfy beds, and a nice sized refridgerator. We had a room with an amazing view, facing inside the new Phillies stadium. It was beautiful at night! If you are attending a Phillies game, it's an easy walk. A little more of a hike for the Wachovia Spectrum & Center, or the Link, but still do-able. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone attending events in the sporting complex, it's the perfect location!