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BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel

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235 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Ranked #8 of 83 Hotels in Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Richmond, VA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Spent a week here for work and truly enjoyed the hotel. The location was perfect and while the rooms aren't huge, they are a nice size for a historic hotel. My favorite part is that the windows still open so you can listen to the city if you like. I had an issue with my room the first day and... More 

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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Small, friendly and close to historic sites. Nice touches. Great breakfast and cookies and tea in afternoon. Good for couples or families.

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

Dear Triangletravel, I want to say thank you for staying with us at the Independence Park Hotel and posting your review on TripAdvisor. Your comments are accurate and properly represent our historic boutique hotel. I am glad that you also enjoyed our free breakfast, complimentary afternoon tea, cookies and superb location in the “heart” of Philadelphia’s historic neighborhood. So, thanks... More 

Washington, D.C.
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

We came to Philadelphia to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary by seeing the historic sites and visiting the museums (Philadelphia Museum of Art, PAFA). Our choice of the hotel was based on location, size, and charm of an historic property. The rooms were comfortable and quiet and clean. The breakfast was fulsome and the skylit eating area pleasant. The location... More 

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Corona, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

First I want to thank the staff of this establishment. They were extremely helpful and gave fantastic recommendations for the local area. The rooms were clean and quiet, breakfast was delicious and the location was perfect for nightlife. I'm just boning to say the gift shop next door was a charming experience. Thanks for the great visit to Philly. Look... More 

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Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

You can't beat this location - walkable to everything, especially the historic sites. I especially enjoyed walking through the Society Hill District, down Third Street to South Street on a quiet Sunday morning. When we were there, they were running a special so the usual Continental breakfast had the addition of hot food - eggs, sausage, waffles. There's alway fruit... More 

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

Dear Sam1938 Thank you for staying with us at the Independence Park Hotel and for telling the world what a wonderful time you had here in Philadelphia’s Historic District! Your comments, such as “You can’t beat this location” and “The entire staff couldn’t have been nicer” and “The room was very clean and well-kept” are great to read and show... More 

Weehawken, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

The Best Western Independence Park is a boutique hotel in what is obviously a lovingly restored and maintained historic building. My husband and I particularly enjoyed the ambiance being consistent with the overall vibe of the historic district - it really adds something to the Philadelphia tourism experience. The location is very convenient to tourist attractions like the Liberty Bell,... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

This is a charming hotel built before the days of airport modern and prepackaged America. I spend a lot of nights in places like that, and this is not one of them. It's a great place to sleep and shower, which is all I look for when I'm traveling. No Wifi in the room, but you can plug in. Wireless... More 

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Salisbury, CT
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18 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

Unexpected cozy boutique-like hotel in a perfect location for historic sight-seeing. Front desk staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast adequate, would have been great with the addition of yogurt. Nice touch is the constant bowl of fruit in the lobby. Our double-queen room was big enough for the three of us. Fridge was a convenience, and plenty of single-brew coffee... More 

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Moscow, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

We really enjoyed our overnight stay at the Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel. The room was clean, quiet and comfortable. The convenient location to many downtown attractions was also a big plus.

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

This hotel is full of mold and truly run down. The staff may be friendly but i got very ill upon entering my matchbox room. I had to leave the hotel because of a reaction to the mold. No gym very old fashion and no food/restaurant on site. So many other great places to stay in PA. This is not... More 

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

Dear jcs10000 Honestly, your review is so TOTALLY WRONG & MISLEADING that we have filed a dispute with TripAdvisor. So, fellow TripAdvisor readers, here are some facts. 1. This guest checked into room 306 which had been fully renovated less than 11 days prior to this guests arrival. 2. Room 306 had been occupied 9 of the 11 days prior... More 

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