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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, coffee/tea maker, and microwave (on request)
Sleep - Premium bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Free local calls, safe, 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

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

1 queen bed
Entertainment - Free WiFi, 37-inch LCD TV with premium channels, and MP3 dock
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, and microwave (on request)
Sleep - Premium bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Free local calls, safe, 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

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 safe; 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

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 - Free local calls, safe, 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

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 safe; 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

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, safe, 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

1 queen bed
Entertainment - Free WiFi, 37-inch LCD TV with premium channels, and MP3 dock
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, and microwave (on request)
Sleep - Premium bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Free local calls, safe, 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

1 queen bed
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, 37-inch LCD TV, MP3 dock
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, and microwave (on request)
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 safe; 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

1 queen bed
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, 37-inch LCD TV, MP3 dock
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, and microwave (on request)
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 safe; 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

2 double beds
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, 37-inch LCD TV, MP3 dock
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, and microwave (on request)
Sleep - Premium bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Free local calls, safe, 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 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

2 queen 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, desk, and safe; 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. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Amenities
Make use of convenient amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access, a fireplace in the lobby, and tour/ticket assistance.

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

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 1177 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.
from
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
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