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BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel

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Ranked #6 of 83 Hotels in Philadelphia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Safety Harbor, Florida
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every review mentions the location and it is great. However, equally important is comfort and, at least for me, quiet. This lovely old building in the historic part of town is perfect. The staff is friendly and helpful. We even got a complementary bottle of champagne on our anniversary. There are less expensive places to stay but sometimes you really... More 

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Milpitas, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is in the perfect location, close to all of the Old City Philadelphia landmarks. We were able to walk nearly everywhere we wanted to go. The room decor is charming, and the entry lobby is lovely. Con: parking garage is over a block away, which is a tad inconvenient, but the hotel has made accommodations to make it... More 

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

Dear tmilpitas "Perfect Location, Friendly Staff!" What a great review, thanks for posting this and for joining the TripAdvisor family of reviewers. We appreciate both. We are glad you agree that the Independence Park Hotel offers "the perfect location, close to all of the Old City Philadelphia landmarks." and we appreciate your posting this on TripAdvisor. This really helps travelers... More 

Placentia, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you Best Western for a wonderful experience. We had a short vacation to Philadelphia planned and needed a place to stay close to Independence Park. This Best Western was great. Historic building, close to everything, amazing staff, clean and very comfortable rooms, tea and cookies in the afternoon was a perfect time to rest our walking feet, and finally... More 

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Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is 2.5 blocks from Constitution Hall and the Liberty Bell. Everything in Independence Park is within walking distance. 2.5 miles to the Art Museum. Hotel was modernized and nice. Nice breakfast each morning as well. Parking is about a block and a half away.

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Swedesboro, New Jersey
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family recently booked this hotel for our wedding party. Staff could not have been more helpful to make it the whole weekend a fun, intimate experience. Besides hotel rooms, we also had the rehearsal dinner at the hotel. The food and service were excellent. Staff was accommodating and flexible. Elizabeth Rudd, sales associate, took over the event due to... More 

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

Dear Joan S, Thanks for posting your review and for selecting our "Own The Inn" package for your wedding party. This is a great program and I am so happy that everything went well! Plus, your gracious comments about Elizabeth are spot on, she is absolutely wonderful and we are thrilled to have such a professional on our hospitality team!... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location of this hotel is perfect for seeing all the historical sites of Philadelphia. The hotel its self is a beautifully restored historical building. It was very clean and the staff was great! There is construction across the street which was barely noticeable. Each room has a white noise machine which was awesome! All windows have double panes around... More 

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NC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have nothing but positive to say about this hotel. We are not "city people", so wanted convenience while trying to navigate the city. The front desk staff was always extremely friendly and helpful, check in and out was seamless and the out front loading/unloading parking was so helpful. Parking in the deck was economical and convenient, and the hotel... More 

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Rochester, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel has a great location in the historic district within easy walking distance of all the historical attractions and some very good restaurants. However, the rooms are very small. We were traveling with our grandchildren, and four people in a room made for very crowded conditions. That said, I would probably stay here again (because of the location) although... More 

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel while attending the International Society of Technology Education (ISTE) conference from June 28-July 2, 2015. The 1 mile walk to and from the Convention Center was enjoyable as I passed by many historic buildings and sites. This is an excellent location for those wanting to be within walking distance to... More 

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

Dear Joel S "I would high recommend this hotel and would stay here again..." This is the best comment anyone can write about their experience at the Independence Park Hotel, thanks for posting the review and thanks for staying with us. Yes, it seems that you enjoyed our location, staff, hospitality, historic hotel, complimentary breakfast and overall commitment to our... More 

Le Center, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed only one night during our anniversary vacation. The staff was wonderful and the breakfast was very good. Our room was more spacious than I expected and was very comfortable. We asked Lynn at the desk about the best places to eat and not only got recommendations, but a 2-for-1 coupon to the restaurant we chose (City Tavern was... More 

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