I got a GREAT deal on a room here $102 for the night. I wanted to stay within walking distance (short walking distance in the summer heat, that is!) within Independence Park and saw this is about as close as you can get. Independence Hall is a VERY short block away, if that. The Liberty Bell a tad farther. 3 blocks away Ben Franklin's Grave and maybe 4 blocks Besty Ross's House. Unfortunately, the indoor pool was closed early (closes early on a Sunday). We stayed 1 night. Did not eat at the hotel restaurants. We did eat at the Cosi right there on the corner and it not only was lousy, it was hot AND it took forever. Right next door to Cosi is Mrs. K's Koffee Shop. Ate breakfast there for cheap...was good, they were timely and very nice. Should have ate dinner there instead of Cosi.
Took a cab to Reading Terminal Market the day we got there. It was about a $4.50 cab fare..not too bad. We did use the hotel valet and I would recommend it..you have in & out privileges and they are quick to get your car. The room was very clean and spacious. The bathroom was big and clean, no fan though and I really hate that!! The bed was a bit soft for me as I like it firm. We were on level 5 and could hear street noise as well..so ask for a higher room. The sofabed did not look very comfortable..at all and well..it wasn't. My kids didn't complain, but an adult would have. The A/C system wasn't the best. It didn't get all that cool and I like it around 69/70 degrees..it was more like 75 even though we set it down to 70. I would stay here again for the price I paid, but I don't think I would stay here for anything above $150.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Like the forefathers who inspired the birth of a new nation, this hotel invites you to join a hotel revolution. Formerly the Omni Hotel at Independence Park, this hotel is about to undergo a transformation to an exciting new hotel designed to set new standard among Philadelphia Hotels. Our 150 exquisitely appointed guest rooms, some of Philadelphia's finest accommodations, are the ultimate refuge. Featuring a blend of sophistication and charm, our deluxe hotel rooms offer a park view or overlook Independence National Park. A fine dining restaurant overlooking Independence Park, Azalea serves delectable American regional cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Host your inspirational meeting or banquet in spaces where national history has been forged. Philadelphia's most popular things to see and do are only steps away from our hotel doorstep. Concierge services and business center on hand help facilitate business endeavors. Complement your meeting with customized catering services and modern audiovisual facilities. This luxury downtown Philadelphia hotel offers elegance and style at its best-all within walking distance of the Liberty Bell, U.S. Mint, Independence Hall and Franklin Court, the site where Benjamin Franklin's House once stood. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Omni Hotel Philadelphia
- Omni Hotel Independence Park
- Omni Philadelphia