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Alexander Inn

301 South 12th and Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (City Center East)
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Ranked #9 of 84 hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is probably the best place in Philly to stay at when in Philly. The hotel rooms are gorgeous and the view is nothing short of spectacular. You know what really sets this place apart? The customer service is amazing. They go out of their way to help you out. When we go to Philly again we want to stay... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A friend recommended this hotel for our last night of a 4-day stay in Philadelphia after 3 days of being stuck at the horrific Sonesta. Alexander Inn was a lifesaver. Hosts were welcoming and we loved the room and neighborhood. Easy walking distance from wonderful restaurants and the convention center. We will definitely stay here again when we return to... More

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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Alexander Inn is a very lovey place to stay when in Center City Philadelphia. The rooms are small but extremely clean and well kept. The location is great. Close to everything. The continental breakfast is awesome. Fresh pastries and bagel from a great local bakery. The common area/ breakfast room can get crowded so get there early. The staff... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quaint hotel in center city philly. Walking distance to shopping, food and hospitals. Rooms were small but clean and cute. Old world charm found in the tile and some of the architecture in the building. Overall a pleasant stay.

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Wilmington DE
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though we live less than an hour from the city, with a January early morning medical appointment in centercity and weather forecasts not good it made sense to spend the night. The Alexander Inn as an alternative to a generic hotel was a very serendipitous find. Our room wasn't spacious but quite comfortable and clean, with a bay window... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was a lovely hotel, only bugbear was the noise from the stairs which were adjacent to our room. But otherwise, great location in a really cute part of town, nice room, free wifi, good links to public transport, good breakfast and friendly staff.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Top ratings for excellent staff headed by Byron who would actually anticipate needs. Maid service people also most pleasant and, well, accommodating of slow movers. Front desk offered us a higher floor, unbid, just for a better view. It's a B+B ambiance, with 48 rooms, very convenient to attractions and situated in a fun and buzzing neighborhood. Room rates are... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

.....except for the rock-hard bed! Seriously, the owners of this otherwise lovely inn need to invest in decent mattresses and pillows. A doctor's appointment at the nearby Pennsylvania Hospital brought me into Philadelphia for two nights. I live in central NJ and since a snow storm was on it's way I thought it best to be in town within walking... More

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DeWitt, Michigan
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15 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The Alexander is an older, even historic, hotel that is close enough to walk to many of the sites in Philadelphia. our room was nothing fancy, but very comfortable, clean, and quiet. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was excellent with a good selection. All in all, a pleasant stay and very good value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I loved this place! Nice people! Wonderfully maintained. Reasonable rates. Great location. Full filled my craving for quaint while still providing comfort & beauty. Great shower! Has windows that open, which might not seem like much, but it made it feel more like home! I can't wait to return!

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Also Known As:
Alexander Hotel Philadelphia
Alexander Inn Philadelphia
Address: 301 South 12th and Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center East
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Philadelphia
#10 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
#23 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Hotel Style
#1 Best Value Hotel in Philadelphia #10 Business Hotel in Philadelphia #23 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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