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Best Western Plus Philadelphia Airport South at Widener University
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Chester
Reviewed 22 April 2014

The hotel itself wasn't too difficult to find, although it doesn't look like your typical lodging. Parking was limited to a rear lot that shared spaces with the 7-11 and bank next door. Only one entry on the side of the building furthest from parking. There is a 24-hour shuttle van which we saw often, but didn't have need to use.
The front desk person was very friendly upon check-in. Other staff members we came upon during our 2 night stay were also pleasant.
The rooms were spacious & clean with comfortable bedding, and a large bathroom with a stand-up shower (no tub). A microwave & refrigerator were included in the room as well. Heating/cooling unit was controlled by a digital wall thermostat and worked fine.
Breakfast included scrambled eggs, sausage patties, waffles (make-your-own), and the normal assortment of bagels, pastries, cereals, milk, juice and coffee. Gerry (who kept the breakfast area stocked & clean) was great, even offering to make the waffles for those who wanted one.
The only drawbacks I have for this hotel were the location (in an area that doesn't seem too safe) and the lack of places to eat close by. Otherwise, our stay was very pleasant.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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BWwidener, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus Philadelphia Airport South at Widener University, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2014

Thank you for sharing the details about your recent visit. We are very pleased to hear that you had a pleasant experience following your most recent visit with us. Your feedback is indeed of great importance to us. It is our goal to provide the best lodging experience to our valued guests. We are committed to delivering the the highest level of service to our guests, your feedback will help us improve our services to better achieve our primary goal. Please advise us of your trip and we will be more than happy to ensure you receive the highest level of service. Thank you for your business, we look forward to your next stay.

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Reviewed 20 April 2014

Was visiting a couple of colleges in Philly and found this best Western had a reasonable rate compared to others in and around Philadelphia so we booked it for two nights. What a mistake. Asked front desk about getting something yo eat and she told us definitely not to walk in a particular direction. Parking was included but lot was small ans shared by a TD Bank and a building. Walking from parking lot to hotel lobby at night was creepy so we decided to park on the street both nights. Continental breakfast was nothing to speak jof and very limited. Staff was pleasant. When asked about food places that would deliver all we were provided with wasa menu from Dominos. Suggestion if looking for an inexpensive place to stay near Philly,stay away from Chester

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

Great staff, very clean, comfortable rooms, and clean smell. very accomodating and free shuttle. I would recommend anyone of this hotel as there are not many near Widener University. a little more pricy, but worth it

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Robert V
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

We stay here atleast twice a month because our granddaughter attends the university right across the street and we come to visit her. The staff is friendly, the rooms are clean and comfortable, the complimentary breakfasts are good.

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Thank Tracy B
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The shuttle service to and from the airport and hospital was very convenient. There was very little wait time associated with it. Walt was friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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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.

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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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Thank Barry Y
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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: £65 - £115 (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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