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Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel

Philadelphia, PA, US (PHL)

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Premier Room, 1 Queen Bed

Premier Room, 1 Queen Bed

1 Queen Bed
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, 37-inch LCD TV, MP3 dock
Food & Drink - Refrigerator and coffee/tea maker
Sleep - Premium bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Free toiletries and a hair dryer
Practical - Free local calls, free newspaper, and iron/ironing board; free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
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Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

1 Queen Bed
Entertainment - Free WiFi, 37-inch LCD TV with premium channels, and MP3 dock
Food & Drink - Refrigerator and coffee/tea maker
Sleep - Premium bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Free toiletries and a hair dryer
Practical - Free local calls, free newspaper, and iron/ironing board; free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
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Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

1 King Bed
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, 37-inch LCD TV, MP3 dock
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker
Sleep - Premium bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Free local calls, desk, and free newspaper; free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
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Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Jetted Tub

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Jetted Tub

1 King Bed
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, 37-inch LCD TV, MP3 dock
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker
Sleep - Premium bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, jetted bathtub
Practical - Sofa bed, free local calls, and desk; free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
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Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

1 King Bed
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, 37-inch LCD TV, MP3 dock
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker
Sleep - Premium bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Free local calls, desk, and free newspaper; free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
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Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

1 King Bed
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, 37-inch LCD TV, MP3 dock
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker
Sleep - Premium bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Free local calls, desk, and free newspaper; free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
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Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Bathtub

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Bathtub

1 Queen Bed
Entertainment - Free WiFi, 37-inch LCD TV with premium channels, and MP3 dock
Food & Drink - Refrigerator and coffee/tea maker
Sleep - Premium bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Free local calls, desk, and free newspaper; free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking, wheelchair accessible
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Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

1 Queen Bed
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, 37-inch LCD TV, MP3 dock
Food & Drink - Refrigerator and coffee/tea maker
Sleep - Premium bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Free local calls, desk, and free newspaper; free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
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Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

1 Queen Bed
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, 37-inch LCD TV, MP3 dock
Food & Drink - Refrigerator and coffee/tea maker
Sleep - Premium bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Free local calls, desk, and free newspaper; free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
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Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

2 Full Beds
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, 37-inch LCD TV, MP3 dock
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker
Sleep - Premium bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Free local calls, free newspaper, and iron/ironing board; free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
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Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

2 Queen Beds
Overlooking the city

Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, 37-inch LCD TV, MP3 dock
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker
Sleep - Premium bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Free local calls, desk, and free newspaper; free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
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Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel
235 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA US 19106

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 36 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Cable programming and MP3 docking stations are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a health club, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. Guests can get around on the shuttle (surcharge), which operates within 10 mi.

Dining
Mingle with other guests at a complimentary reception, held daily. A complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast is served daily.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

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Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 17 per night (in/out privileges)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

AMENITIES:
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Complimentary Coffee
  • Concierge Desk
  • Dry Cleaning Service
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Express Check-Out
  • Fireplace in Lobby
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Local Calls
  • Laundry Services/Laundry Facility
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 1266 reviews
from Scottsdale, Arizona
Submitted on 23-05-2016
The staff are exceptionally helpful. I needed a last minute room during a high traffic week and they - Lyn at the front desk and Jessica the GM - stayed in touch with me with periodic updates until one opened up. Lyn greeted me on arrival with genuine feeling as a person, not a number. This was real personal service, not lip service, something you don't find much anymore. I've stayed in a number of hotels in Philly, and the BW plus Independence Park is now my number one choice for future visit... Read more
from Melbourne, Australia
Submitted on 23-05-2016
We stayed two nights at this hotel and were a bit disappointed, having read such good reviews on Trip advisor. The location is excellent, but the rooms are tired and badly in need of a refresh. Breakfast was adequate but that is all. We had some luggage issues on checkout and needed the kindly help of the housekeeping staff to assist, as no one else was prepared to help. I was only offered a luggage trolley which I could not manage on my own. The room was quiet and the bed was comfortable.
from
Submitted on 23-05-2016
I've never been to a hotel with more friendly smiling staff than here. Always helpful and nice. The room was ok, nothing great, but clean and comfy beds. Would def stay again if I can visit Philly again.
from Wichita, Kansas, United States
Submitted on 23-05-2016
I read a lot of reviews and did my research before making a decision to book 2 rooms for 3 nights at this hotel. The biggest selling point was LOCATION! We parked our cars after checking in and did not use them until we left to drive to Gettysburg. It was great to just walk out of our hotel and head down the street to all the historical buildings. The next good reason was the breakfast. This has to be the best breakfast we have ever had at a hotel,0 and the staff was so attentive and friend... Read more
from Stamford, Connecticut
Submitted on 23-05-2016
One night stay and the hotel was in perfect location. Hotel staff are great, offsite parking wasn't much of a hassle, rooms are clean and comfortable - microwave and refrigerator are a plus. Walking distance to the sights and lots of restaurants and bars. Great breakfast included!!
from St Louis, Missouri
Submitted on 04-06-2016
This was our first time to Philly. We wanted to stay somewhere where we could walk to different establishments. This hotel was great! Located in between Old City & the Historic Districts. Lots of bars/restaurants nearby. This hotel offered a package that included parking for the evening. Breakfast included as we as afternoon cookies! We would stay here again!
from Arcadia, Michigan
Submitted on 04-06-2016
Loved the Liberty Bell shaped waffles! I was disappointed there was not a laundry facility on site. Lynn, the staff member who checked us in, was awesome! Parking was a bit of a hassle, but manageable. Hotel was well within walking distance of all attractions (except Rocky steps). Great stay!
from Riverdale, New Jersey
Submitted on 05-06-2016
The location is excellent as it is in walking distance to Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, Constitution Center and all the other sites in that historic area. The Franklin Institute is a short drive. You pull up in front of the hotel and a get a parking pass to be able to park in a garage about a block or so away. From the moment we walked in the staff was excellent; they were super friendly and helpful. We could check our bags in since we were early and the room wasn't yet ready. The lobby h... Read more
from Decatur, Georgia
Submitted on 05-06-2016
The waffle iron at breakfast has a Liberty Bell embossed in the center. How cute! This hotel is on the National Register of Historic Landmarks - so more than likely it is not required to be ADA compliant. It is not. The doorways are not big enough for wheelchairs and there are steps to get into the building (without handrails) making the luggage cart next to useless. I'm guessing most people that come here, come by plane, so they've got a carry on and wheelie bag. Road Trip folks that come with... Read more
from Kinnelon, New Jersey
Submitted on 06-06-2016
A very charming nest for the city travelers, who love to walk around historic Philadelphia, in close proximity to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. The staff are friendly, the atmosphere is welcoming and the service is excellent. The rooms are spacious for city standards, very clean, with comfortable beds. The receptionist, Lindsey deserves a thumbs up for her exceptional service as front desk person. She is friendly, very helpful and goes out of her way to make the guests feel welcome and... Read more
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Submitted on 27-06-2016
We just spent three nights here, and we loved it!! The location is fantastic - just a couple of blocks from the historical sites - easy walk. The breakfast was great - hot delicious breakfast!! There were cookies in the afternoon in the lobby, too!! Our room was fine - not large as this is an older historic hotel - but big enough. Refrigerator and microwave in the room. The people were so nice, too. The ladies who worked the afternoon shift made us restaurant reservations with which we we... Read more
from Manchester, United Kingdom
Submitted on 29-06-2016
The hotel is in a good location close to attractions such as the Liberty Bell. The room was colonial style, so not modern, adequate size (not very large) and very clean. We requested a quiet room, and given 4th floor at the back which was good. The breakfast was basic but not great, waffles were the best option. The eggs etc looked like they had been there too long. My main issue was with the air conditioning in the room, it was 93 deg outside so we needed it on all the time, unfortunately... Read more
from Red Bank, New Jersey
Submitted on 29-06-2016
The location is great - just a few blocks from Independence Park. The breakfast is also wonderful - I expected a continental cold breakfast. There was waffles, hot cereal, eggs, and more. The staff is also helpful. We were very satisfied.
from Lincoln, United Kingdom
Submitted on 30-06-2016
Quiet, clean, comfortable, brilliant location, efficient and friendly staff. Only downside is that the room was quite small but that canā??t be helped in an old building. Free cheese and wine on a Wednesday night! Would happily stay again.
from
Submitted on 30-06-2016
We stayed in a two bedroom queen room. The room had a microwave and refrigerator which was wonderful for those late night snacks. The beds were comfortable and the room was quiet. There is a museum being refurbished across the street. We never heard any construction noise. They offer garage parking a couple blocks away (for a fee). There are a couple 30 minute spots in front of the hotel so you can unload your bags before parking at the garage. Breakfast was really good. They had waffles, eggs, ... Read more
from San Diego, California
Submitted on 02-07-2016
This hotel was walking distance to all the main historical sites that we wanted to see so that was very convenient. I checked in online and had requested a room away from the elevator to avoid possible noise. When we checked in we were given the room right next to the elevator so I requested a different room. However they were fully booked so couldn't get a different room. Thank goodness that it wasn't too noisy. Aside from our room location, everything was good. Complimentary Breakfast was good... Read more
from Hull
Submitted on 04-07-2016
We had a king room on the second floor - very quiet The parking is a block away but no inconvenience at all, just a nice walk in the summer time. The hotel is so special, comfortable bed and everything is so clean and inviting. The breakfast was the greatest- even real silverware, tablecloths and napkins. Lots of variety, oatmeal & the fixings, fruit, waffles with the LibertyBell on them, cereal and danish rolls. We took in several of sights, walked to the Independence Hall, Betsy Ross House... Read more
from Farmington Hills, Michigan
Submitted on 04-07-2016
we picked this hotel based on trip advisor reviews and were not disappointed. It's a small and very charming hotel- we guessed about 35-40 rooms. We had a roomy king room with a pull out sofa for our son. We were able to walk to all the historic spots- no more than 10 minutes to the liberty bell- and took the subway to see a phillies game. Many good restaurants on Market Street- one block over. One way streets and lots of traffic make it a little hard to drive. We were able to see... Read more
from Farmington Hills, Michigan
Submitted on 04-07-2016
We wanted to stay near the historic district and picked this hotel based on trip advisor reviews. We were not disappointed. The hotel is small and charming (though no on-site gym facilities that disappointed our 14 year old). The staff are friendly & helpful. The internet was very good with no intermittent issues that we sometimes experience at other hotels. There are coffee & cookies in the lobby in the afternoon. It is right in the middle of everything- we could walk to restaurants, ... Read more
from Charlottesville, United States
Submitted on 05-07-2016
Last minute reservation. Hotel is charming and quaint and much more than expected from a traditional Best Western property. You cannot beat its location in relation to near-by restaurants and historic sites. While short on some amenities (pool, gym etc) it is great value for the money. Highly recommend this property for either business or leisure travel to Philadelphia.
from Mineola, New York
Submitted on 06-07-2016
This BW is an historical landmark. The lobby is just gorgeous. The rooms are wonderful - with very high ceilings. The bed and pillows were oh-so-comfortable. Everything was spotlessly clean. The breakfast is plentiful, and the breakfast room is just lovely. They serve tea and cookies in the lobby in the afternoon, which is a truly pleasant experience. We loved everything about our stay at this hotel. OH- and a major plus is the ice cream (gelato) place next store (unaffiliated). The food... Read more
from Dubrovnik, Croatia
Submitted on 07-07-2016
Very good hotel in the old Philadelphia. very kind staff, especially Mrs. Lynn. The hotel has an elegant, comfortable and offers a delicious afternoon tea with cookies. I would like to go back to staying in this hotel.
from Asheville, North Carolina
Submitted on 09-07-2016
Took my daughter to Philly for the 4th, found this hotel to be in a perfect location for the main historic sites, with easy access to other landmarks such as the Franklin Institute and Museum of Art. Hotel staff was very helpful. Breakfast was ok, typical hotel breakfast. Good restaurants nearby. Room were a little on the small side but plenty for our needs, was very clean. Overall a great place to stay.
from Indiana
Submitted on 09-07-2016
What a charming hotel! Staff is so friendly and helpful. All were knowledgeable about the city and took time to give directions as well as recommend the best way to get around the city and what to see. Hotel rooms were well appointed and clean. Breakfast offered was bountiful. Eggs, bacon, make your own waffles, yogurt, bagels, toast, English muffins, asst cereals. Great location to all historical sights and lots restaurants in area within walking distance. Highly recommend
from Louisville, Kentucky
Submitted on 10-07-2016
We stayed here as a family of four (mom, dad, two teen boys); the hotel is very historic and quaint with a great location - walking distance to historic area and attractions. The staff was very friendly and free water water and snacks in the lobby. The hotel offered the usual type of free breakfast,which serves the purpose for a family on the go who doesn't like to get up any earlier than necessary. The only down side is that our room was quite small. The bathroom was also quite small. Our ... Read more
from South Central Pennsylvania
Submitted on 14-07-2016
This hotel is in a beautiful old building. The staff here was excellent, attending immediately to our needs with very pleasant attitudes. Our room was very clean, the bathroom was immaculate. We had the handicapped room and it was sparsely furnished to make it more open. So there was only the desk chair to sit on. The only table was the desk. There was no end table on one side of the bed and only the desk on the other. We just could not get comfortable to watch TV or eat in our room. All of this... Read more
from North Las Vegas, United States
Submitted on 15-07-2016
The hotel is in the older part of the city near the Liberty Bell. Easy access to everything by cab. Market St. is within walking distance. Lots of shops and restaurants. Franklin Ice Cream is near! Reminded me of my time as a little girl. Long line but it moved fast.
from New England
Submitted on 17-07-2016
The hotel is right in the middle of old Philadelphia and is itself in an historical building. My room was extremely comfortable with an excellent mattress and great choice of pillows. It was extremely quiet, too. It was very dark however and I needed to turn the lights on during the day. Make sure to ask for a higher floor or a brighter room. The bathroom was perfect and the amenities superior to many hotels in the same class. The breakfast was good and the staff could not have been friendlier o... Read more
from Fresno, California
Submitted on 17-07-2016
We chose this hotel primarily for its proximity to the Independence National Historic Park. It was right in the middle of Old Philadelphia a short walk from all of the historical sites. Established in 1856 it is an old hotel that has been restored and updated in terms of creature comforts. Our room was large although a strange layout. Our windows looked out on 2nd Street from the 3rd floor and reasonably quiet. Breakfast is included and includes hot entrees, waffles and much more changing e... Read more
from
Submitted on 18-07-2016
We loved our stay at this historical hotel. Rooms will be small and narrow due to it being an old building. But we were so pleased! From the helpful staff to a great breakfast, our stay was amazing! We even got parking and our suitcases stored today in order for us to explore old city. Thank you BW for making my daughter's bday trip memorable in Philly even without trying and just working to your everyday high standards! We will be back someday!
from McAllen, Texas
Submitted on 20-07-2016
Pros- customer service was great especially Lynne She got us everything we needed including replacing our broken TV. The beds were comfortable and air con worked well. The breakfast was good too good location. Cons- our room had a terrible view. TV didn't work. Our room was near the elevator.
from
Submitted on 26-07-2016
We only stayed for one night but it was a great stay. The staff was very helpful and accommodating. Parking was easy and in Philly that's saying a lot. It was walking distance to Festival pier where we were seeing a concert. The room was clean-they are a bit smaller but its an historic building. The free breakfast was delicious---your waffle has a liberty bell on it! i usually stay in Best Westerns and this was one of the best ones.
from Denver, Colorado
Submitted on 26-07-2016
This was our first visit to Philadelphia and selecting this hotel was intentional because of its location to Independence Hall. We were even more excited by the beautiful, historic interior and super friendly staff. We really loved the breakfast selection and layout, as well as the dining room set up. We were visiting other cities as well and this was our 3rd stop and by far the best room we had been in and the pillows were wonderful. I especially appreciated the shower because of the large ... Read more
from
Submitted on 27-07-2016
Enjoyed our stay. Luckily has provision for parking, which is difficult in this part of town. Easy check in & friendly responsive service. Free wifi & breakfast ( which is fairly good) Walking distance from Independence hall & most historic sites.
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Submitted on 31-07-2016
We loved this hotel! Lots of character in the old building and super friendly staff. Walking distance to a ton of tourist sites-- we checked out Elfreths Alley, the Betsy Ross house, Franklin Square Park, and walked by the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. And that was with a pregnant lady and small child in tow, most of these sites are no more than a few blocks away! I highly recommend staying here-- great price for the location!
from Townsend, Delaware
Submitted on 01-08-2016
We. stayed here for a wedding. We were able to check in early. The room was small but clean. We weren't planning to spend time in the room so the size did not matter. It is centrally located in the Independence Mall area. There are plenty of restaurants close by.
from
Submitted on 04-08-2016
So I visited this hotel for a couple nights and the first night I booked a room online... the price said 150 something but in the end the charge on my credit card was more than 181 dollars.. then I wanted to extend my stay for one more night and the price quoted to me was 131$, but the charge on my credit card was around 191$ after a few days. I feel deceived by the hotel manager. Everything else was ok but this extreme overcharging is unacceptable!
from Vancouver, Canada
Submitted on 04-08-2016
This was pleasant surprise as a BW hotel in the middle of Philadelphia, at 36 rooms in a renovated historical building it's every bit a comfortable short stay boutique hotel. Tall ceilings make the room feel bigger than it is but I've been in smaller boutique hotels at twice the price. Liberty bell is just a short three block walk (narrow block dimensions) to the right as you come out the main entrance. Staff are all very friendly and helpful, breakfast was BW style and area was clean and comfor... Read more
from Carrollton GA
Submitted on 07-08-2016
The hotel was very conveniently located to historic sites. The lobby is very pretty and comfortable to sit in. In the Lobby there is COLD lemon/lime water all afternoon and cookies later in the afternoon for guests. The rooms were clean and comfortable and quiet! Breakfast was great! We enjoyed the Liberty Bell waffles and other breakfast items. The Breakfast staff is very helpful and friendly. Would stay there again.
from smithtown, United States
Submitted on 10-08-2016
It is located within a few blocks to major historic sites, Penns landing, Harborfront, and restaurants etc. Clean and inviting lobby, and rooms. There is ongoing outside construction noise early in the morning during the week. Very caring staff from the front desk to the cleaning, and breakfast folks. Breakfast is the usual Juice, yogurt, breads, mini muffins, cereal, scrambled eggs, hot sausages and/or bacon and the Liberty Bell wafflemaker in plain or chocolate. The queen beds were super comf... Read more
from portland, or, United States
Submitted on 10-08-2016
New five star hotels may have what some call class,but it comes at very high rates, and they have no history or character. This one has a great history, great rooms, great service, and great location, at reasonable prices. Right in the heart of historic old Philadelphia. Stay here. I'd do it again.
from
Submitted on 16-08-2016
Keep in mind this hotel is historic! It is located in walking distance to everything. The parking garage is offsite but you can unload at the front. Paying to park was a bummer. $20.50/day. The hotel elevator is small, but at least they have one! We saw a queen room which was very tiny. Enough room for the bed and limited walking. However the King suite is GORGEOUS! Large and inviting. We went for a vacation to independence hall, Benjamin Franklin Museum and other historic places. Great place ... Read more
from King's Lynn, United Kingdom
Submitted on 03-09-2016
Great hotel in a top location close to all major historical sights. The parking was a bit complicated as you had to pick up a pass and then drive to a car park one block away but it was good value. Room was a good size and very clean. We stayed on a Wednesday and there was free cheese and wine in the evening which was really nice. The breakfast had good variety and was free. Would recommend this hotel.
from White Heath, United States
Submitted on 03-09-2016
Good location but parking is awful. All the staff were friendly and helpful. The location is only minutes from independence hall etc. There was construction across from our room so we heard noises early and late. If we had a room farther away from the construction it would have helped a lot.
from Orlando, FL
Submitted on 05-09-2016
This hotel is in a perfect location for visiting downtown Philadelphia and Independence Park. The staff is nice and they have a decent breakfast. We enjoyed making chocolate waffles with the liberty bell on them as a treat for breakfast. My husband was able to walk to the visitor center in the morning to get tickets for Independence Hall. We drove and it was a challenge loading/unloading the car. There is only a small parking spot out front to use. If multiple people are checking in at the ... Read more
from
Submitted on 05-09-2016
I travel to PA regularly for business but had not visited downtown Philly. Was a bit sceptic about staying at a Best Western but this one was great. Fabulous location for seeing all the cultural sights - Court house,Liberty Bell,Station (good food options) and the Art museums. All within walking distance. Reception were very welcoming. Room was okay, a bit noisy at night but nothing that was a major problem. Breakfast was a good buffet selection. For the price & location this hotel was a good ... Read more
from Cefalu, Italy
Submitted on 07-09-2016
This hotel was a great value with excellent location and friendly helpful staff. Breakfast was exceptional. Many restaurants close by and gelato next door. Easy access to public transportation and historic sites.
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Submitted on 08-09-2016
If not for a very special breakfast employee at the Best Western Independent Park hotel, I would have never had the chance to enjoy the most DELICIOUSLY AMAZING canolli in my life! I used to live in South Philadelphia over 40 years ago and the young lady working encouraged me to try a few local places. The staff was beyond excellent; very engaging and made be feel very confortable while I ate my meal. Thank you for the experience.
from Edinboro, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 08-09-2016
Loved our stay at the Best Western Independence Park. I think they said the building was built in the 1850's and used to be a doll factory. Very historic and elegant building to spend the night in. Parking was a pain because there is only limited spots in front of the hotel and you need to check in quickly and then move your car around the block to a parking garage. There is construction going on next door to the hotel so quite a lot of noise going on in the morning to wake everyone up. Room was... Read more
from Tucson AZ
Submitted on 09-09-2016
Everything about our one-night stay at the Independence Park Hotel was wonderful. From check-in to check-out and everything in between, the staff and the facilities were nothing short of perfect. We had a huge, quiet room on the top floor (elevator was quick and quiet), overlooking the street. It was beautifully furnished, and the only negative thing was the fan in the bathroom, that made a lot of noise. They had TV channels galore, and very strong wifi. The cookies and tea in the afternoo... Read more
from Knoxville
Submitted on 09-09-2016
Great historic building. Our room was immaculate. The breakfast is good. The location is great! It is within a few blocks of all the historic sites in the city. On Wednesday night, they have wine and cheese - which is very nice. Elizabeth, the sales manager, is hostess and is very nice. Lynn, in the front office, is great. She knows pretty much everything and could not be more professional. I highly recommend this hotel.
from Riegelsville, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 11-09-2016
Comfortable bed, spotless room, quiet, great breakfast! The staff was very helpful and the parking was close and convenient. The location is close to historical sites in Old City. We would choose this hotel again in a heartbeat!
from Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Submitted on 12-09-2016
My hotel experience here was everything promised and more. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. The hotel itself was very pretty, clean, inviting and top notch. I highly recommend it. Rooms were big and comfortable. The room was nice and quiet. This hotel is also so close to everything and getting around was very easy. I also was able to either get a cab or walk to where I needed to go. Thank you so much !
from Perth, Australia
Submitted on 13-09-2016
We enjoyed this hotel for 3 nights. Freindly & helpful rwception & housekeeping staff,We were in room 304,nicely appointed. Very comfortable bed & bedding. Spacious & functional bathroom, plenty of towels & nice practical toiletries provided. Breakfast was very good. Lots of choice from healthy optiins to treats. Walking distance to many historic sites & great local dining options. A short walk to Penn's Landing.
from USA
Submitted on 17-09-2016
The hotel is the best location for visiting Olde City Philadelphia and it is located in an older renovated building... The historical features (curved stairway into lobby and the facade) add character and charm.The included hot breakfast served in a bright atrium was more than substantial and the staff was very welcoming and personable.
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Submitted on 18-09-2016
After staying at this hotel, I regreted only being able to stay one night. Everything was so great I wish I could have stayed longer. I had a great check in process and lovely night's sleep in a very nice hotel room. Woke up to enjoy an astonishing complimentary breakfast with a very enjoyable staff. They get to know you very well and make you feel like family. I enjoyed the company from the breakfast staff as I was staying there alone it was nice to have someone to talk to instead of feeling li... Read more
from New Hartford, Connecticut
Submitted on 19-09-2016
The staff was extremely pleasant & helpful. The continental breakfast had good variety and offered options for health allergies. The room was very nice and clean. Parking was right down the block. Having to stop at the hotel to get a parking pass and return it was a little cumbersome & difficult depending on parking & traffic. Easy access to the Old City tourist destinations. Overall a wonderful trip.
from North Vancouver
Submitted on 20-09-2016
My husband and I stayed for two nights at the Best Western and were very pleased. The location in the Old City is near all the tourist attractions. The staff was very friendly and responsive to the requests/questions we had. The rooms are a little small, but have a fridge and microwave. Definitely a good place to stay in Phillie!
from Copenhagen, Denmark
Submitted on 23-09-2016
Fine location right in Old Town. Close to many attractions and restaurants. Beautiful inside interieur :-) Fine selections for the breakfast menus. Friendly and effektive staff members. Parking lot nearby.
from Fort Worth, Texas
Submitted on 25-09-2016
This property is the nations first historic boutique hotel. It is in a building that was used as a brewery during colonial times. It is now a beautifully kept historic building with all the modern amenities that one would expect of todays hotels. Check in was a breeze. But with historical restrictions, parking is not on site. You may park in front of the hotel for 30 minutes to unload baggage. Then you move your car to a garage located two or three blocks away. However, the hotel location ... Read more
from Auckland, New Zealand
Submitted on 25-09-2016
Awesome boutique hotel in a fabulous location for sight seeing. Located in the old quarter all sights are easily accessible by foot saving heaps of time. Parking is close by and the loading bay directly outside the entrance makes booking in and out easy. The waffles are a delight.
from Chicago, Illinois
Submitted on 26-09-2016
The room, the staff and the breakfast first rate. Cookies everyday. The location close and walkable to many historic sights and restaurants with excellent public bus and subway access within a block or two.
from Toronto, Canada
Submitted on 26-09-2016
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel in Philadelphia. Location was perfect, right in the historical area. We walked everywhere! Also lots of restaurants to choose from in the area. Service at the hotel was great from Sagal who gave us lots of tips to get around the city to the ladies that cleaned our room, and the ladies in the Breakfast room. Will certainly recommend this hotel to friends and family.
from Longview, Washington
Submitted on 27-09-2016
The location is great for seeing all of the sites in the historic area of Philadelphia, and most are within walking distance of the hotel. Our room was extremely clean, and the beds are of superior quality. The staff was friendly and very helpful, and the included breakfast was excellent with many choices.
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Submitted on 29-09-2016
This hotel - although a little dated in its decor - is comfortable and close to many sites of historical significance. The receptionist is a gem - so pleasant and helpful - nothing is too much trouble. Breakfast is of a reasonable standard. Our room was comfortable but dated and a little gloomy but for a three day stop over on our tour this establishment is ok.
from White Plains, New York
Submitted on 30-09-2016
In Philly to attend a wedding. The hotel was in the historical section very convenient to where the reception was. Parking was reasonable at $17. Rooms clean but small, staff was extremely helpful and nice.
from Tel aviv
Submitted on 02-10-2016
The hotel sits in a central place. We've got our room only on 15:00 after a long way - they told us they where fully booked day day before but even so I think the could make an effort and arrange the room cleaning faster (although the max check in time as said in advance is 15:00. But....) Room was gust fine. Bed was really comfortable. Breakfast was good. at the evening there was a cease and wine evening. The parking is quit in a distance and coat a 17$/day. all in all the room price was high a... Read more
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Submitted on 02-10-2016
If I ever return to Philly, I'll stay here. It is located smack-dab in the middle of Old City and most of the historical sites you'll want to visit. Also close to some excellent restaurants. My two friends and I walked everyway--except using the Phlash bus to get to the Art Museum. Great Neapolitan pizza, wine, beer and gelato right next door. This is a fine facility.
from Philadelphia, United States
Submitted on 03-10-2016
Stayed with family (husband & 2 kids) for a family wedding. Chose this hotel primarily due to location so kids could experience Independence park etc. Staff was very friendly, but limited - no porter to help with bags or call cab, etc. Also room (2 Q beds) had definite size limitations. Bathroom also very small. Daily breakfast was a bit limited but fine. (dining space also very small for guests). Not sure I would stay again.
from Vancouver, Washington
Submitted on 06-10-2016
We chose the hotel because of its proximity to old town. Were pleasantly surprised by the size of the room and especially the bathroom. The staff could not have been more helpful and the breakfast staff do an outstanding job. We liked being able to walk to all the sites and eat locally without having to cab anywhere. The cookies and tea in the afternoons were a refreshing break and on Wednesday evening there was wine and cheese - unexpected but appreciated! Our bed was very comfortable as we... Read more
from Colorado Springs, United States
Submitted on 06-10-2016
This hotel is perfectly located close to all the best sites, and the rooms are lovely. The breakfast is standard for Best Western, but it is served in an especially nice dining room and the attendants keep it stocked. Liberty Bell waffles are a nice touch!
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Submitted on 07-10-2016
We stayed here during our first trip to Philadelphia. The hotel is small, which I like a lot. The staff is over the top in their attention to guests. The breakfast was wonderful each morning we were there. I had liberty bell waffles each day along with their other breakfast offerings. They even had freshly baked warm cookies at the front desk when you came in for a day of touring. Lovely hotel and even lovelier employees.
from Maryville, Tennessee
Submitted on 07-10-2016
This was the second time I stayed at the Best Western Independence Park Hotel and I was very pleased. The room is very nice and very clean, especially for such a historic building. The continental breakfast in the morning is top notch! Overall I had a really good stay and I would recommend them highly...especially because they are located so close to many historic landmarks in Philly.
from Songtan, South Korea
Submitted on 10-10-2016
I would stay at no other hotel when in Philadelphia. I am 61 years old and have stayed in hotels all over the world and, without question, I have never seen such a friendly and helpful staff. Room was extremely clean, cleaning staff always checked to make sure everything was OK and the front desk even gave us a "to go" bag for a light breakfast snack because we departed so early. Breakfast was a nice start to the day and they have cookies, cider, and wine and cheese socials during the day. L... Read more
from Arroyo Grande, California
Submitted on 11-10-2016
Could not have found a better located hotel for our visit to colonial Philadelphia!! Parking garage also provided just what we needed though we did not move the car until leaving. Very low rate! Breakfast was wonderful and provided a great variety of both hot and cold choices. Room was comfortable and QUIET! Just a great hotel to enjoy old Philadelphia with all the historically significant buildings and monuments.
from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 11-10-2016
The staff and setting of this hotel, make it as wonderful as I recall. This visit greeted us with warm apple cider in addition to tea and cookies, which were a wonderful contrast to the damp stormy weather outside. I had forgotten the beauty of the vaulted ceilings...this is definitely a gem of olde city!
from Romford, United Kingdom
Submitted on 12-10-2016
The hotel is in a great position for the historic sites and only a few blocks from the transport system. The hotel was clean, the staff were very helpful and pleasant and the breakfast offered a variety of food for the start of the day. The room was a good size which was clean and maintained every day to a high standard.
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Submitted on 12-10-2016
Great location and friendly staff. Rooms were a bit dates, but clean and acceptable. My first floor room overlooked the center of hotel and it was difficult to block out the constant lights at night. Good think I travel with a sleep mask. Front desk staff were all extremely kind & genuine..
from Suffolk, United States
Submitted on 14-10-2016
A great location and great value. The rooms have high ceilings and appear old but you can tell they have been updated. Everything was clean and nice. Breakfast is a general breakfast. Parking is a few blocks away and is expected for city parking.
from Pioneer, California
Submitted on 18-10-2016
First, this hotel is right in the middle of the action. There is little of the Old City you cannot reach via a short walk from this hotel. We were within blocks of the National Constitution Center, Independence Hall, The Liberty Bell, the 1st & 2nd Banks, the Benjamin Franklin Museum & Post Office, Christ Church, etc. There are also many restaurants & bars in the immediate vicinity as well (including an amazing Pizzeria and Gellato next door). Parking is in a structure only a block or two away... Read more
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Submitted on 21-10-2016
This small hotel is right in the heart of the historic district. It's architecture and decor blend well with the area. You can easily walk to almost all the major tourist sights and there are numerous restaurants of all types nearby. The staff are very friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, and professional. The hotel was a haven of quiet and calm during our three days of sightseeing in Philadelphia.
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Submitted on 20-10-2016
Great location- staff is super friendly and helpful. Breakfast is worth the stay itself- Natalia and crew do a lovely job for the breakfast. No complaints at all. We walked to most of the tourist stops and it is no problem at all from the hotel. Rooms clean and well ordered
from Yankton, South Dakota
Submitted on 22-10-2016
The hotel was built in 1856, and was very charming, clean, and comfortable. The building is narrow, but our double-queen room was spacious and the beds were heavenly-comfortable! Great room, and there was an elevator and continental breakfast every morning, which also added to the plusses! Also, a knowledgeable and friendly staff, that were always pleasant and helpful, especially when asking where to eat. Location is excellent! Not living in the city, we are not used to walking all over to ... Read more
from Everett, WA
Submitted on 26-10-2016
This hotel is in a great location. You are able to walk just about anywhere you'd want to go. The rooms are nice with a colonial feel. Beds are comfy and breakfast was great. The rooms were actually pretty quiet which surprised us for such an old building. We've stayed in other "historic" buildings where you have heard everything in every room around you. We had no trouble getting into the loading zone in front of the hotel. But, they hand you a plastic card on a lanyard for parking (ju... Read more
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Submitted on 28-10-2016
I'm actually an event manager, and had a 360-person meeting at this property. It was a very complicated program, with a lot of changes and movements and logistics. This property absolutely NAILED it. They were accommodating, understanding, and hard working. They were flexible, and did an amazing job from planning to execution and beyond. I would recommend this property for any meeting planners and tourists/visitors alike... it is spectacular.
from Concord, North Carolina
Submitted on 29-10-2016
Beautiful hotel, great location for all the sites, staff were exceptional , helpful, friendly, attentive. I enjoyed thy Cookies and Hot tea every afternoon. The Breakfast was good with a lot of options
from San Jose, Costa Rica
Submitted on 01-11-2016
Great, great, great location just steps away from historical landmarks in a boheme part of town. Well preserved property with nice and classy rooms, although I would of have preferred a room with street view. Service is great, people at front desk are involved and show you that they care about you and your needs. Excellent!
from Stamford, Connecticut
Submitted on 07-11-2016
Was a little nervous about staying at a best western ( usually stay at upscale properties) well was I surprised!!!! This fairly upscale hotel was in a great location to walk to restaurants, shops and bars. Bed was really comfy - hotel nicely appointed with a decidedly "inn" type feel. Employees were exceptionally nice and my husband and I were greeted with a smile by everyone we came in contact with!Room was a bit small but with the high ceilings we did not feel crammed in ( although it was ove... Read more
from Glastonbury, Connecticut, United States
Submitted on 12-11-2016
The hotel itself was absolutely beautiful and Lynn at the front desk was more than anyone could ask for. She went out of her way to help with restaurant reservations. That being said I found a huge bug (silverfish) in the tub when I woke up in the morning, which left me hesitant for the next few nights.
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Submitted on 13-11-2016
Flew in on Thursday and checked out Sunday. This hotel is right in the heart of all the great historical sights to see. We were able to walk to almost everything. The staff was extremely friendly and they provided us with great restaurant options The breakfast was alright but did have lots of options. I would recommend this as a great place to stay in the heart of ole town
from Charlottesville, Virginia
Submitted on 14-11-2016
The staff members were amazing. At one point, I asked the front desk manager for directions to a local restaurant. She reminded me that is was 7:00 Friday night and it was Veterans day. She then called the restaurant and asked them to hold a table as a favor to her. When we arrived, the place was packed. When I told the reservations manager that we were the family from Best Western, they immediately sat us at the only open table. The staff was also very helpful in holding our bags before... Read more
from Cleveland, Georgia
Submitted on 16-11-2016
The location was great for walking to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. We could walk to get food and some shopping. The hotel clerks were great. They were helpful with information, always polite and courteous. The parking in front of the hotel was a challenge but I would stay there again. Nice atmosphere and the free breakfast was very good.
from Buffalo, United States
Submitted on 16-11-2016
Staff is very friendly and helpful. Great location, close to everything and in a great historic district of the city. They had a great range of foods for breakfast and everything was fresh and hot. The room was kind of small and the bed definitely wasn't a queen but for the little time spent in the room, it didn't really matter. Definitely would stay here again!
from San Francisco, California
Submitted on 17-11-2016
We loved our stay in the Best Western! Our room was cozy and well laid out with a wonderfully comfortable bed. The hotel is centrally located amid the many historic attractions of Old Town. The rest of the city is within easy walking distance. There are excellent restaurants of every type within blocks of the hotel. Every staff member that we met was friendly and helpful. The breakfast was wonderful with a wide range of choices. The warm cookies offered daily were a delightful and welcome touch.... Read more
from Baltimore, Maryland
Submitted on 19-11-2016
As a suburbanite, we had "reservations" about staying at an inner city hotel with no parking. The accommodations and staff were terrific. They had provisions for checking in and out, the garage they use is not far, and the parking rate was reasonable. Location is super; once there, you do not need your car. Building is old but totally updated without losing the historic charm. Rooms were large and AC worked well. Love the high ceilings. Staff was very friendly and helpful top to bottom.
from Sacramento, California
Submitted on 20-11-2016
We came to Philadelphia for a wedding, and from the very beginning, before we got there, we were emailed a parking "permit, " welcomed when we arrived, our room was ready, so we were able to drop bags, and everyone on staff was warm and friendly. Breakfast (complimentary) was delicious, warm cider in the lobby refreshing, and checkout was quick. I want to go back to this charming historic building, and stay again.
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Submitted on 21-11-2016
This is, and has been, for the many times I've visited, hands down one of the hidden gems in Phili. Starting with Adam Munro, manager, all the way around the hotel, the staff are wonderful, supportive, pleasant and kind. Love the warm cider set up in the lobby and the cocktail wine and cheese parties. The Complimentary breakfast is great in that it's varied enough for certain allergies -- gluten, lactose, etc. The location is central to lots of great stuff to do. And it's right around the co... Read more
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Submitted on 23-11-2016
A very good choice for Old Town Philadelphia. The Independence Park Hotel is in a great location just across the street from the new Museum of The American Revolution. It is walking distance to everything in Old Town. The hotel itself is in a historic building and is very charming. The lobby interior consists of a comfortable sitting area with a gas fireplace and all-day coffee, tea and hot apple cider. A staircase in the lobby takes you downstairs to the breakfast area which is under a lar... Read more
from Superior, CO
Submitted on 26-11-2016
Over a year before our Thanksgiving-week trip to Philadelphia I had done my research and determined this would be the best choice for my family; I made our reservations fifty weeks in advance (literally the day the window opened for the week we were to go). Somehow our reservation got messed up in Best Western's computer system and no one seemed to care. Except for me, that is. By the time I realized what had happened it was too late to find someplace else to stay, so I decided to put on my game... Read more
from Lalinde, France
Submitted on 01-12-2016
100% genuinely friendly staff can't praise them enough made us feel welcome from beginning to end, the hotel itself is wonderful and not a standard corporate affair, it has a comfortable atmosphere and country house decor beautifully done, the breakfast is also worth a mention, clean environment and quality food we had hot and cold options including some nice bacon, I would also like to point out we felt safe and secure in this hotel at all times and it's in a nice inner city area close to a lot... Read more
from Boise, Idaho
Submitted on 02-12-2016
Great hotel with helpful and courteous staff. Comfortable and spacious rooms with beds that afforded a good nights rest. Hotel is conveniently located for restaurants, tourist sites, and public transportation. Don't miss the afternoon tea and cookies in a very comfortable sstting by the fire.
from Mount Airy, Maryland
Submitted on 04-12-2016
Location is great for walking to various site seeing places and restaurants. Room was very clean, bedding was comfortable and all the hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. Since this is a downtown location parking is somewhat of a pain but the hotel has a parking garage for the guests to park in which is within a short walk.
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