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BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   235 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
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Ranked #10 of 83 Hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Santa Fe, NM
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were surprised that our experience at Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel was as good as it was. Best Westerns can vary in quality so widely. This small "boutique" hotel has only 32 rooms and feels like a reflection of the historic ambiance in this "heart of American history" neighborhood. Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Ben Franklin Museum and... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lynne at Front Desk was very friendly, courteous and informative. Ask her anything on places to see, dine, see live music, hole in the wall, locals, etc. Suzanne the manager provided us with complimentary wine and cheese on Thursday, chatted with us, gave us some pointers on places to eat, drinks, etc was very friendly as well Complimentary breakfasts were... More 

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InnsOfDistinction, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Hilda_Jacob, Thanks for staying with us at the Best Western Independence Park Hotel and also for the gracious review on TripAdvisor. We appreciate both! After reading your review, it's difficult to tell what you enjoyed more; our "very friendly, courteous and informative " staff, especially Lynn and Suzanne. Hmmm. Or our "Complimentary breakfasts" with "tasty: biscuits & gravy one... More 

Bethesda, MD
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107 reviews 107 reviews
8 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every year, I come to Philadelphia for Thanksgiving. At least that's the excuse I give my family. Actually, I enjoy coming to this hotel as much for the neighborhood as anything familial. It's well located, accessible, has a satisfactory breakfast, afternoon cookies, and newspapers. They accommodated my need for an additional day and it was more spacious than the usual... More 

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State College, PA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This location is excellent and the price is not nearly as high as other hotels this close to Independence Hall. The staff is friendly and helpful. The (free) hot cider in the afternoons and evenings was a big plus on these cold, late November days. There are good nearby restaurants as well.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is first of all in an excellent central location -- just a block away from Market Street and near so many Philly attractions. It is surrounded by great restaurants. Beyond that, it's inviting and warm. Rooms are comfortable, clean and the mattress gave me three nights of solid sleep. Staff is exceptionally helpful and friendly. Special mention of... More 

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philadelphia, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small and overpriced. Nice Breakfast. TV was beside the bed instead of at foot and room very small for $219.00/ night. Fridge was tiny and on the floor. Understandably the hotal is located in Old City Philadelphia and has small rooms, hallways, etc but not the best value. Awesome locale.

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InnsOfDistinction, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Scott G, Thanks for staying with us and for posting your review on TripAdvisor. We appreciate both. I am pleased that you found our location in Historic Philadelphia to be "Awesome" and our complimentary breakfast "nice", This is great news, thanks. I am sorry that you found your room smaller than desired. this is a shame since we offer... More 

East Windsor, New Jersey, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel room was a good size. Large bathroom. It's a historic property, with a revolutionary period ambiance. Breakfast included had a great selection of eggs, sausage, breads, cereals, muffins, juices and coffee. Location in old city is only a block down from Market street, and close enough to Penns Landing. Staff very friendly.

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Collegeville
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff was professional, cordial and pleasant and accommodations were above standard. The location of the hotel was convenient with restaurants and bars within walking distance. Complimentary breakfast buffet was fresh and complete with a wide variety of options.

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Arlington
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131 reviews 131 reviews
34 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Independence Park Hotel is in a perfect location for the main sights of Philadelphia. We parked the car in the garage around the corner and didn't see it for three days. Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, of course, but also Carpenters' Hall, Franklin Court, the Jewish American Museum, and Christ Church are within three short blocks. There are... More 

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InnsOfDistinction, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Virginiatravelerstwo, Wow, you gave us a PERFECT score in your TripAdvisor review. This is great news, especially from such a seasoned traveler. Thanks! From your review, it was clear that you loved our "perfect location" allowing you to walk to "main sights", "great eateries" and to explore the city by subway, which is "right around the corner". We agree.... More 

Philadelphia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the hotel was old, it was updated, very charming & I thoroughly enjoy staying there. Free internet, free breakfast & free smiles from the staff made it very pleasant to stay there. There is no restaurant or bar, but there are plenty all around within a short walk.

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InnsOfDistinction, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Donald S, Wow...you gave the Independence Park Hotel a PERFECT score on your TripAdvisor review, thank you...thank you, thank you! We appreciate your staying with us and also for the awesome review, this is great! Yes, we are Philadelphia's most Historic Hotel and we are proud that you found us to be "updated, very charming" and that you "thoroughly... More 

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Address: 235 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center East
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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Also Known As:
Best Western Philadelphia
Philadelphia Best Western
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#7 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#15 Business Hotel in Philadelphia

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