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Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel
Ranked #2 of 88 Hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 November 2013

The Best Western in Independence Park is a great location. It is literally just a few blocks from the Liberty Bell and the historic sites. It's also easily accessible to the Subway. The hotel itself is really nice. The lobby was cute and rooms were great. They also have a hot breakfast included for free when you stat here. Loved that. The staff we encountered were really nice and helpful. This hotel is within walking distance to everything you'd want to see in Philly. Its a hike to the Philadelphia Museum of Art but we decided to walk it to explore the city. If you don't mind walking, it took about 45 minutes at a casual pace. The street the hotel is on has lots of bars and restaurants. It could be a little loud at last call but we liked that the bars were so close to the hotel especially since neither of had been to Philly before. Overall, really great location. I would no doubt stay here again.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

We loved this hotel and will return there again. Location across from Independence Mall is the best, even though we were there during the government shutdown. We walked Society Hill, walked to lots of historic sites that were open, enjoyed excellent restaurants on the street. Our room was surprisingly large with a refrigerator and microwave and had excellent lighting--lamps everywhere. Nice size bathroom and clean, clean, clean. Every member of the staff was friendly and helpful and even located a laundry that would pick up our large bag of dirty clothes and return them the next day, folded. The spacious, bright breakfast room on the lower level was well-stocked right up until it closed, and apples, oranges and bananas were available all day in the lobby. Parking garage was around the corner, (not cheap, but convenient.) Book early!

Room Tip: Book early! Small groups really like this hotel.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 November 2013 via mobile

Wonderful historic building in the Old City. Walking distance to terrific restaurants. Hotel is clean and very comfy. Staff is exceptionally friendly and helpful. We keep coming back and are never disappointed.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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InnsOfDistinction, General Manager at Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2013

Dear Susan S,

I was please to see you return to the Best Western Independence Hotel again and to read your wonderful comments on TripAdvisor. Thank you..thank you..thank you!

We appreciate your loyalty and look forward to seeing you again soon.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

JM

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Reviewed 13 November 2013

My husband and I have stayed at this hotel twice! Both times give us nothing but to rave about it. The location is great for historical sight seeing and there are plenty of bars, restaurants and coffee in any direction that you walk.

The hotel itself is really beautiful inside and has a warm inviting comfy feel when you walk in. The room we stayed in was very clean and set up very cozy. I really enjoyed the jacuzzi bathtub that's huge! The complimentary breakfast is perfect for early morning so you don't have to rush and find a breakfast spot or coffee shop. Lots of selections to choose from including a waffle iron that has the liberty bell stamped into the waffle!

The staff was always very accommodating and and very friendly. We will definitely make sure to tell our friends and family to stay here while visiting us!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

Walk to everything we wanted to see, with a few exceptions! But moving around Philly is really easy by bus or subway. We wll be back tto see more and stay at this hotel. Breakfast is include and that is worth it

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

We had a terrific couple of days and nights in Philly. The location, hotel and staff were all wonderful. We plan on returning and look forward to staying at the Independence Park Hotel. The staff, especially, made the experience remarkable. Everyone was eager to help, friendly and knowledgeable. We were very impressed!

Room Tip: Talk to the staff! They were helpful, knowledgeable and extremely friendly!
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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InnsOfDistinction, General Manager at Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2013

Dear Amy H ,

Thanks for your gracious comments and the wonderful review you posted on TripAdvisor. we certainly appreciate your staying with us and telling the world what a "Great Family Hotel" the Independence Park Hotel is! Thanks.

We also were glad that you found "The location, hotel and staff were all wonderful" and that you plan on returning soon. This is great news!

So, thanks again for your selecting the Best Western Independence Park Hotel.

Happy Thanksgiving

JM

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Reviewed 8 November 2013

This is an excellent hotel. We spent a night in November, and were extremely pleased. The hotel is immaculate, and the bed was the most comfortable bed in any hotel I've ever stayed at. The staff was friendly and very courteous.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Address: 235 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2813
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Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#4 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#6 Best Value Hotel in Philadelphia
#8 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range: £98 - £256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you're planning to "Visit Philly" this Autumn or Winter, be sure to stay the night at the Independence Park Hotel. We're located in Philadelphia's Historic District and the perfect spot to explore the city, catch a ball game, enjoy a show or just have fun! Stay with us and walk to the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Ben Franklin's Post Office, Betsy Ross's House, the National Constitution Center and Penn's Landing. Plus, there are dozens of great restaurants, art galleries and museums to wander through in our historic neighborhood. And if you're in Philadelphia on business, you will love our convenient location, free high speed Internet, complimentary 24/7 business pulse center and our award winning and pretty delicious complimentary continental breakfast. We are close to many corporate and government headquarters, as well as universities and renowned hospitals. Stay a night or longer and when you do, we promise to take good care of you. So, relax and enjoy our stunning architecture and host of complimentary modern comforts, designed to exceed today's demanding traveler needs. Make the most of your visit to Philadelphia, stay at Independence Park Hotel. Come be our guest! ... more   less 
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