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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 #8 of 83 Hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
christine m Saffron Walden
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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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Saffron Walden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights here in September and it was perfect for us. Right in the the historical center so everything was in easy walking distance and most sights were free or very reasonable. The hotel looks strange with a big step up to the entrance but a wonderful interior greets you once you are through the door. Welcoming and... More

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

Hi Christine m Thanks for your great review of the Best Western and thanks for staying with us too! I enjoyed reading your review, especially these 2 comments..."a wonderful interior greets you once you are through the door" and also "Spotlessly clean and a very generous complimentary breakfast."; thanks! But I must say, I really liked your "Room Tip" about... More

Colorado City, Colorado
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading reviews, we cautiously booked. Best Western, in the city center? One reviewer questioned the neighborhood vaguely, but we took that with a grain of salt. SUCH a pleasant experience from the moment we called from our rental car, lost in the city. Lorraine at the front desk guided us right to the door, with the promise of 30... More

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

Dear Cheryden. "This hotel exceeded all expectations..." Wow, what a great review; thanks for telling the world how much you enjoyed your stay at the Best Western Independence Park Hotel. And of course thanks for staying with us, we appreciate both! I am also please that you found staying with us "SUCH a pleasant experience"; this makes me feel as... More

North America
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to stay if you want to walk the old town. Very well priced for the location. Old building but nicely modernized. Helpful staff. Fridge and coffee in the rooms but the TV was in a odd location in the 2 rooms we had. (305 & 306) We would stay here again if sight seeing. It's kind of confusing... More

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Milton, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife booked us the hotel. At first I was hesitated because it is a Best Western and we usually stay w/ another brand. Upon arrival we found staff to be very helpful with the exception of one. The lady who checked us in seemed more interested in continuing her phone conversation, explaining all attractions (in detail) and did not... More

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

Dear Jeff k Thanks for staying with us and for posting your review on TripAdvisor, we appreciate both! I am please to read that we exceeded your expectations of a Best Western and that you found our staff to be "very helpful", "very attentive to us" and how they "go out of their way in friendliness"; this is great news,... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Best Western PLUS Independence Park Hotel has it all! First, location. It's ideally situated for visiting Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and many other "essential" Philadelphia sites. The staff is friendly and helpful, the rooms are clean and comfortable and even the scrambled eggs are "above and beyond!" A bonus for me is that it's a small, historic hotel... More

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

Dear Maelou B, "The Best Western PLUS Independence Park Hotel has it all! " What a kind and gracious review of the Independence Park Hotel, thank you so much. And thank you for telling the world about your stay with us in Philadelphia! I think you hit some of the key advantages guests enjoy when staying with us, especially that... More

Tulsa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely fantastic staff - all friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Room was comfortable and breakfast was very good. Hotel is very well maintained, had the lowest rate in the area, and is in easy walking distance to all the historic attractions. If you are visiting historic Philadelphia, this is the place to stay!

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United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is perfect for the area it's in. It's within walking distance to all of the historical attractions in Independence Square, etc., and next door to a fantastic gelato/pizza place. It is very clean, the bed was perfect, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Thank you to Lynn for all of her wonderful recommendations. We'll stay there... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this was our third stay at the best western, in the heart of the old city. it is a small, beautifully maintained hotel. it is a very short walk to all the historical sites, and there are restaurants galore in every direction, whether you are looking for up-scale or casual. the rooms are quiet, and kept very clean. the room... More

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

Dear Arthur W Another repeat guest and another great review, thank you, thank you , thank you! I am pleased to have you stay with us again, and extremely pleased with the comments you wrote in your TripAdvisor review. I guess my 3 favorites are....1- a small, beautifully maintained hotel...2- there are restaurants galore in every direction...and 3 - we... More

Arlington, Virginia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed in this hotel more than once and always found it a good value, considering the proximity to what we want to see in Philadelphia. Walk two blocks to Ben Franklins homesite, 3 blocks to Carpenters Hall and four to Independence Hall. If you are looking for spectacular views from your hotel window, this is not your hotel.... More

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

Welcome back David E, Nice to have you return to the Best Western Independence Park Hotel and thanks for the great review. We appreciate both. As a repeat guest, it's nice to see that your stay was again as pleasant as your prior ones, this is great news. Plus, I loved your comment..."if you are looking for a good place... More

Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed staying in this hotel. Located in a heritage building, it is appropriately furnished and has character (in comparison to the standard hotels of this world). The location is perfect for those interested in the history of Philadelphia and the US. The hotel is also generous, supplying afternoon tea each day and an excellent lobby computer to use... More

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

Dear Chwillia2014, Thanks for your kind words and fantastic review of the Independence Park Hotel, we appreciate your staying with us and telling the world how wonderful your stay was! I am also pleased to read that you found us "appropriately furnished" and full of "character". And, I loved when you called us "generous, supplying afternoon tea" and "an excellent... 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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