I was a little hesitant to make a reservation here because of the negative reviews regarding housekeeping and the 'neighborhood' in which the hotel is located. I looked around the area but could not find a more reasonably priced property with better reviews.First off, I arrived at 3pm and found the hotel easily - yes it borders an 'interesting' area, but I did not at all feel uneasy. (thanks to previous posters who described the parking situation). I was really impressed by how clean and spacious the room was - did the obligatory check for bed bugs and came up empty. Fell onto the bed to take a power nap and it was so comfortable I did not want to get back up. Bath area was especially clean as well - roomy shower area. (I also thought the area just inside the door with dedicated lighting and a full length mirror would have been ideal if I was traveling with more than my son - another dressing area away from the main area of the room). We left for a while in the evening and did not return til around midnight - again - aware of surroundings and I did not feel uneasy walking back into the hotel. The beds were very comfortable - one of my measures of a hotel is whether I can sleep passed 7am or not - 8am is pretty good for me away from home... The staff was very welcoming. Breakfast was ok - they were out of waffle mix - I found that interesting. Muffins, bagels, cereal and milk, fruit. If my son decides to attend Widener, I know that this will be the hotel of choice for me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Best Western Philadelphia Airport South at Widener University is the perfect hotel for your visit to Philadelphia and its suburbs. The hotel is located just minutes from Philadelphia International Airport, providing 24-hour Airport shuttle service. We are also located across from the campus of Widener University, and just minutes from Swarthmore College. Only 1 mile from Harrah's Casino and the closest hotel to PPL Park (Home of Major League Soccer's Philadelphia Union). The hotel provides complimentary 24-hour shuttle service, continental breakfast, free parking, free high speed wireless and wired internet access, daily newspapers and much more. Also featuring fitness and business centers. Stay at the newest, greenest, and most friendly Best Western hotel in the Philadelphia area! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Philadelphia Airport South At Widener University Hotel Chester
- Best Western Chester