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Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel
Ranked #2 of 88 Hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 June 2014

If you want to explore the Independence Park area, this is great option! My daughter and I took a shared shuttle from the airport ($10/person) and spent the afternoon exploring the Independence Park area and Elphrath alley on foot. The staff are all very friendly and helpful and will give you a nice map of the area. We enjoyed the complimentary afternoon tea and cookies, and the hot breakfast is nice, pretty standard, with Liberty Bell shaped waffles. Rooms are small, comfortable and cozy with modern bathrooms. It was a very short walk to City Tavern for dinner, and the staff arranged a taxi for us on check-out. We would definitely stay here again

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

We always stay here when in town. It's close to the historic attractions and good restaurants. The staff here works hard to make everything go well. This feels more like a boutique hotel instead of a chain. We'll be back.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

I very much like this hotel and stay there every time I stay in Philadelphia. The location is excellent,. It is not too big. The staff is very pleasant and extremely helpful. The breakfast is very pleasant and big enough. I am just sorry my schedule seldom allows me to indulge in their afternoon wine, etc. get togethers.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Les5926
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InnsOfDistinction, General Manager at Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2014

Dear Les5926

"Another good stay"...

Thanks for staying with us again and for the kind words and great review on TripAdvisor. We certainly appreciate both!

My staff and I love to see your reviews and to see that we have earned your repeated trust and business. Plus, we love seeing that we are your favorite Philadelphia hotel...this is good news!

So, when are you coming back,? It's been a few week...we miss you!

JM

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Reviewed 2 June 2014

Our group of four females (age 16-60) stayed three nights in late April in this Best Western.
Pros-Excellent location
Beautiful historic building
Superb bed, quiet room
Clean bathroom, thick towels, and large counter
Pleasant and helpful staff
Complimentary breakfast w/"Liberty Bell" waffles!
Relaxing atmosphere in lobby w/afternoon tea & cookies

Con-A little pricey

Each day in Philly was a full experience and to come "home" to such a relaxing and comfortable hotel was a joy. Yes, it was pricey but the memories were priceless!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

We stayed at the Best Western in Old City, Philly for a long weekend and had a nice experience. All the staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfast was adequate and better than what you usually find at most hotels. We enjoyed the tea and cookie afternoon reception. Free wi-fi is great, though it was a pain to log in and out every time. Clean, quiet, comfortable and steps from all the historic things to do in the Philly, this was a good value and a great location.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

Great location for a hotel, helpful staff, clean and comfortable rooms. Parking is not on site, however, and requires a walk of about a block and a half, although it is free with your stay. Awesome restaurants within walking distance.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Shirley B
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InnsOfDistinction, General Manager at Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2014

Dear Shirley B,

Thank you for selecting the Best Western Independence Park Hotel for your stay in Philadelphia. We are glad that your visit was so enjoyable and your TripAdvisor review so fantastic. Thanks!

I am pleased to read that our staff was very helpful, that our rooms were clean and comfortable and you found our location "great" and that our nearby parking was convenient for you.

As for how you received "free" parking, I am not sure, since this is not included in our lodging rates. But, lucky you!

Thanks again, please come back soon.

JM

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Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

Two blocks from Independence Hall and convenient to everything else in Old City. Lots of places to eat, but most were bars. It was hard to find a family place to eat. Noise was bad outside hotel from 11pm-2am. Rooms were small but clean. Would stay here again for location itself.

Stayed: June 2014
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Additional Information about Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel

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 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#4 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#8 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range: £104 - £438 (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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