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“Very Convenient.”
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Alexander Inn
Ranked #8 of 86 Hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Old Bridge, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very Convenient.”
Reviewed 2 April 2008

Took my mom for a one night stay. Friendly and accomodating staff. Nice spread for breakfast in the morning. (toast, danishes, bagels, fresh fruit, cereal, yogurt) Clean rooms. Rooms could be considered small by American standards, didn't bother us since we didn't spend much time in the room. Great Location. Plenty of places to eat nearby. Right around the corner from Antiques Row and only a few blocks from historic sites. Would definitely recommend and go again.

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  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed April 2008
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1 Thank misstina26
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 April 2008

We were looking for a not too expensive place from which to experience some of the wonderful restaurants and sites that Philadelphia has to offer...in particular the Frida Kahlo exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. All the hotels recommended for the trip down from NYC were too expensive! Always an adventure with Tripadvisor, but were not disappointed. Everything in the other reviews is true! We got the cheapest queen, and although not large, extremely commodious. Wonderful spot!

  • Liked — expedient, friendly staff
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank patrobnyc
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Baton Rouge, LA
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2008

This place is all it's cracked up to be. It's a charmingly decorated historic building in a beautiful downtown residential neighborhood just a few blocks from major cultural and civic attractions. The staff are extraordinarily friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable, and take meticulous care of the property; they all seem to enjoy running such a fine place. Our king-bed room had bay windows with a great view of the Philadelphia skyline - and all the windows (including the bathroom window) actually opened! Some other things we really appreciated: (1) We arrived rather early in the day. They watched our luggage while we went around town, and then let us check in early so we could be ready for a matinee concert at the Kimmel Center. (2) There are two free internet computers in the basement fitness room. (Don't you hate paying for internet access?) (3) There's a vending machine with cold Poland Spring water for $1 a bottle - not as good as free, but a lot better than the usual warm bottle for which you're charged $5 or more. All in all, an extraordinary experience and an excellent value. If they'd add hard boiled eggs to the breakfast buffet they'd be perfect.

  • Stayed March 2008, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank museumgoer
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Philadelphia,Pa
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2008

My apartment in the city is not big enough for myself and two of my friends, so I heard about the Alexander Inn and booked 2 rooms.They have great rates. We were greated by a terrific staff and the general manager John who made us feel right at home. He gave us lots of good suggestions on where and what to do in the area of the hotel which is very hip. Our rooms were both comfortable and stylish we overlooked spruce street which was fun to people watch. In the morning there is a great breakfast and we had good conversations with the staff and other guests. I definately reccomend this hotel.

  • Liked — The Manager the room and the breakfast
  • Disliked — having to leave
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled on business
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1 Thank Joyboy519
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SC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2008

Great location in Center City Philly. Off street self-parking deck for $10 per night only a 3 minute walk away. Restaurants are plentiful within walking distance.
Be sure to reserve a deluxe room - they're more spacious for just a few dollars more. We had a corner deluxe on the 5th floor with a fabulous view of the skyline.
The continental breakfast is as good as you'll find in more expensive properties and the attendants kept everything well supplied.
Kudos to John and all the front desk staff. They know Philly and always knew the right answer to the tourists questions.
We'll stay there again!

  • Liked — Location and parking
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled as a couple
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Upstate NY
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2008

A friend and I were looking for a small hotel in Philadelphia. Definitely didn't want a large chain. The Alexander was a great find ... convenient, reasonably priced, and with all the amenities we needed. The hotel is beautifully and tastefully decorated. Our room was very comfortable and quiet, the bathroom was clean and modern, and we were pleased to find we had a fridge and in-room safe. All the staff were friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to family and friends.

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  • Stayed March 2008, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Home_and_away_too
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Corvallis, OR
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2008

Everything about the Alexander Inn was wonderful! Staff, location, decor, breakfast, price.
I was traveling alone and stayed in a single (twin) room which was perfect for one.
I feel really lucky to have found the Alexander Inn on my first visit to Philadelphia. No more searching. This is the only place to stay in Philadelphia!

  • Liked — courteous and helpful staff
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled solo
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1 Thank dawnvOR
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Additional Information about Alexander Inn

Property: Alexander Inn
Address: 301 South 12th and Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone Number:
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center East
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Philadelphia
#9 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#15 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
#20 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Alexander Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A charming boutique hotel with 48 designer rooms, private baths, Hi speed wireless internet, in-room safes, DirecTV with 8 complimentary movie channels, great artwork, breakfast buffet, fitness center, historic tours from our door, discounted indoor parking nearby, a friendly staff and reasonable and consistent rates from $125.00 ... more   less 
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