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Alexander Inn

301 South 12th and Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (City Center East)
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Ranked #10 of 82 hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here as part of our tour of the East Coast of the USA. The hotel is well located in the Gay area of Philly. This isn't an issue even if you aren't gay, as its all very laid back and easy going. The service was great at this hotel, the guy at the check in desk was friendly... More

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7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When it came to choosing a place to stay while visiting schools with my son, there was no doubt where we would be staying. This was my fourth visit to the Alexander Inn and once again they made us feel right at home. When I mentioned in passing we were return customers the hotel clerk immediately gave us a discount... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The location of Alexander Inn is excellent, it is in walking distance to a variety of Philadelphia's best known restaurants, museums, nightclubs, etc. The staff was friendly, professional, and accommodating. The room was clean and overlooked 12th street. I would not say this is a boutique hotel (it is not high fashion or overpriced)… The Alexander Inn is modernized classic... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Alexander Inn is simply the best! The location is safe and perfect, the staff are all helpful and nice. I arrived a couple of hours early and was told that my room is ready - bonus! I liked the breakfast and enjoyed having fruit snacks in the evening. The price can't be better, it's unbeatable! Next trip to Philly I... More

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coconut grove
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82 reviews 82 reviews
11 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, lovely helpful staff, clean rooms, reasonable price so what more can you ask for? I would have liked a little renovation of rooms, carpets, bathrooms etc. Also "breakfast" is tiny selection of bananas and cereal. But worth the price.

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Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love the Alexander Inn -- my family and I have stayed here on 2 occasions and have always been impressed by the comfort of the rooms and how well they are appointed; the generosity and quality of the continental breakfast; the centrality of the location; the price. In no other major city could you stay in one of the... More

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Lawrence, Kansas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in a larger room with a king-sized bed. While the room and bathroom were a bit small, the overall room was very good for the price. Price was lower than most any other hotel and includes wifi and continental breakfast. Continental breakfast, if not fancy, is certainly fine. Service from the staff was very friendly and timely. The... More

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Noord-Scharwoude, The Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were happy that we stayed here! Everything is great! The reception, the rooms, the area, the service. All day you can take 'sweet' snacks and fruit in the lounge. The breakfast is very good. Very attentive personel. The area is dotted with good restaurants. We would certainly stay here again. The parking is cheap and easy to find.

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Orlando, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We absolutely loved our stay at the Alexander! Arrived around 2pm by car and were able to unload our luggage and get it up to the room before parking the car a couple blocks away (secure garage, $15/night). We had a king room with great seating in front of bay windows - extremely clean and well appointed. Our room was... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Alexander Inn this May when we were visiting the U.S. for a vacation. This is definitely the best value for money hotel in Philadelphia. We reached 30th Street Station from DC by megabus and it was around $10 by taxi to the hotel. Centrally located and very close (just six small blocks away; around 8-10 minutes by... More

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Address: 301 South 12th and Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center East
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Philadelphia #8 Business Hotel in Philadelphia #10 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia #20 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
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A charming boutique hotel with 48 designer rooms, private baths, Hi speed wireless internet, in-room safes, DirecTV with 8 complimentary movie channels, great artwork, breakfast buffet, fitness center, historic tours from our door, discounted indoor parking nearby, a friendly staff and reasonable and consistent rates from $119. ... more   less 
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