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Best Western Plus Philadelphia Airport South at Widener University
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Chester
Reviewed 5 April 2014

Chose the hotel for its central location between some stops we had to make. We weren't expecting a resort, but the hotel is located in a somewhat vacant, extremely run down area and does not feel very secure. The outside of the hotel is somewhat vague - hard to find the entrance. Parking is open on a dimly lit lot - my husband was very nervous about the car. Inside it is ok though run down. No amenities; fitness room is tiny and more than limited. No food whatsoever except one soda machine. People at the front desk were nice and perfectly pleasant. Breakfast was grim. Sorry to be so harsh but it really wasn't up to acceptable.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

IF you don't mind staying out of the city a few miles, this hotel was a very comfortable option. For the price, it was a very good value. The staff was incredible! We've made a habit of looking for Best Westerns as we travel the country as we've had consistently good experiences and find most properties are new or recently remodeled.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

I enjoy my stay everytime. The hotel receptionist Antonia operated in complete excellence and was very helpful with all my questions. The shuttle driver Rodney went above and beyond his job functions. He took us to a local restaurant in the area was later informed by management that he couldnt go there. However when your guest are happy and served why not? It lets your guest know that you are a valued customer. The team here is awesome! They go above their job decription. Antonia and Rodney made their job more than a paycheck they are all about serving the customer. Great hotel. Great staff. Management may be moody with the staff but the staff will never show it! A pleasure to stay and the breakfast and room quality are awesome. Thanks Rodney and Antonia. Job well done!!!!!! P.s. dont worry if you forget certain necessities the hotel provides them for you. Just about 10 minutes from the airport and away from the noise.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

I had an overnight here while waiting fora flight out of PHL. Where too start....free airport shuttle, free wi-fi, free fitness and a hearty breakfast with actual orange juice.

The room was clean, cozy and the super comfy bed! The front desk had answers to my million question and always answered with a thank you and a smile! Highly recommend!

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
Thank John W
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

My stay at this hotel was very pleasant. The king room was spacious and comfortable. The staff were friendly and pleasant. Breakfast had waffles, always a positive experience for me. If you are visiting Widener University, I recommend this hotel. Very close to campus.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

New/opening pains/issues. Has potential. but the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing yet. Towels were scratchy. Night desk people did not know there is a charge for park and fly, and that I needed a paper for in the car. Morning checkout people did.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

This hotel could be so much better with some minor changes. The hotel appears to be almost brand new. The room itself was very large with high ceilings and was reasonably clean. The HVAC unit seemed to cycle the heat on and off whenever it wanted, and I wondered if the thermostat on the wall was even connected to the unit. The bed was too hard and the pillows were too soft. I found myself waking up during the night either freezing or sweating. Room had a minifridge but no microwave, unusual for Best Westerns. The walk-in shower was large, but water pressure was horrible. Towels were skimpy, the room was only provided with two bath towels, one hand towel, and no washcloths. Wifi signal was decent and relatively fast. TV was a flat screen but looked way older than the hotel, but the remote didn't work so I didn't bother turning it on. Breakfast was disappointing, the only hot options were waffles and microwave sausage sandwiches. Almost all Best Western Pluses offer hot eggs and meat. Parking is scarce, since they share their lot with an apartment building, a bank, and a convenience store. As for the other commenters complaining about the neighborhood, it is definitely run down, but I didn't feel unsafe. The hotel has lots of potential, if management would pay much better attention to the details.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Address: 1450 Providence Avenue, Chester, PA 19013-5715 (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Philadelphia Airport South at Widener University)
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Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Chester
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Chester
Price Range: £70 - £117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus Philadelphia Airport South at Widener University 2.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Best Western Philadelphia Airport South at Widener University is the perfect hotel for your visit to Philadelphia and its suburbs. The hotel is located just minutes from Philadelphia International Airport, providing 24-hour Airport shuttle service. We are also located across from the campus of Widener University, and just minutes from Swarthmore College. Only 1 mile from Harrah's Casino and the closest hotel to PPL Park (Home of Major League Soccer's Philadelphia Union). The hotel provides complimentary 24-hour shuttle service, continental breakfast, free parking, free high speed wireless and wired internet access, daily newspapers and much more. Also featuring fitness and business centers. Stay at the newest, greenest, and most friendly Best Western hotel in the Philadelphia area! ... more   less 
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