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“Nice hotel in the best location!” 4 of 5 stars
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Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)   |  
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Ranked #43 of 83 Hotels in Philadelphia
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“Nice hotel in the best location!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We stayed one night over Memorial Weekend at the Wyndham. Its a simple, yet nice clean hotel located close to the historic sights.

It is located next to the Benjamin Franklin's grave, across the street is the Franklin Statue, and another block over is the Betsy Ross House. A short walk after that is the
Elfreth Alley. If you walk south one block towards Market St, you will see numerous restaurants including the very busy Sonny's steaks, Campo's (steaks), ice cream parlor (Franklin Fountain), and on Front St (Spasso Italian). The hotel is also close to the Independence Mall on the other side as well. This is one of the best locations you can find.

The hotel has a pool on the roof, which we didn't use. We ate a buffet breakfast in the morning - the prices were fine ($7 for kids, $16 for adult) - although minimal selection, but fine to get you going. What else -there isn't much else, but we didn't do anything except sleep and get a quick rest. The WiFi is also included (free) unlike other places.

There is a parking garage next to the hotel that is used for parking your car. You can park as early as you arrive in the morning of your checkin, and can drive out/in as many times using the ticket you received initially upon entering the garage. I was told that you have use of the garage until 5pm of the day of our checkout.

The only cons I can think of are:
- Fire station was quiet during our stay but I can envision trucks' sirens going off potentially during one's stay .... if windows facing Arch St/4th st.
- No Safe in rooms

If we return to Philly, I would stay here again.

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  • Stayed May 2015, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While everything looks excellent on the website, the rooms and aisles aren't really as nice in real life.
My girlfriend and I stayed in a Junior Suite and it was fine. We only paid a reduced fee because I attended a conference, but had we paid the full fee it had been way too expensive.
Location is great though, and almost made up for the fact that the pool was still under renovation.

  • Stayed May 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service

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Smithtown, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

WiFi stunk! Couldn't access e.mail as the wifi signal was far too weak. Air conditioning stunk! Could not adjust the temp in the room. Noise from outside was far too loud.

  • Stayed May 2015, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for one night, and would have been happy to say longer. it was a bright and welcoming hotel, where everyone we dealt with was friendly and helpful. Our room was large and comfortable, with a splendid view - albeit of a graveyard!
It is wonderfully situated for visiting the many historical sights of the city. we made the most of out limited time in Philadelphia to see as much of the city as possible, so didn't have the chance to see or use too many of the hotel's facilities. What we did experience was impressive, and the location is excellent.

  • Stayed May 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Louisville, Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were stuck in Philly last weekend due to flight cancellation and we paid a ver high price for a very below average and dirty hotel. The shower had hair and mildew/mold all over the walls. Food was way below average for a city like Philadelphia. We tried to order a movie but the service was not working.
Very disappointing after staying at Hyatt Bellevue for 3 nights.
No comparison.

  • Stayed May 2015, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were on a 2 week roadtrip & spent 4 nites at this hotel which was the most costly of them all. For $36/day you get to park your own car in the garage next door that's not even connected to the hotel. No concierge service. I asked the young man at the Desk about restaurants & he shoved a paper at me with a list & walked off before I could ask him a question. Bell man service was spotty. If you are checking in around 7pm-forget it. They push their restaurant which only has OK food; breakfast for $16/person was the best. My husband said at that price; it should be. Dinner consisted of sandwiches & hamburgers. Eat at the many restaurants on Race St. or Market & you'll be happier. Or do like we will do, forget this place & stay some place else where the service matches the price. Also I want to add, our room faced a rooftop a few floors down & the cemetery beyond, so where was the loud yelling coming from at 10pm?? We are baffled.

Room Tip: I am totally baffled-street on one side; rooftop & cemetery on other.
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  • Stayed May 2015, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District

Address: 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center East
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#33 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#40 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#44 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District 3.5*
Number of rooms: 364
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the nation's most historic square mile! In the heart of downtown Philadelphia Old City, 8 miles away from the international PHL airport, the Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District offers the best in Philadelphia accommodations! We are only 5 minutes' walk to the major historic attractions: Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, National Constitution Center and Betsy Ross House. Walk or take a short subway ride to Pennsylvania Convention Center.Visiting Thomas Jefferson hospital or Pennsylvania hospital? Reserve a room at the smoke free Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District in a safe neighborhood with 40 restaurants. Government offices within walking distance to the Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District include US Federal Court House, IRS, US Attorneys office, Department of Labor, FPS, Social Security Administration, FRB, Department of Justice and DEA.The Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District offers free WiFi and is conveniently located about 2 miles from Art Museum and Franklin Institute featuring Star Trek and Galileo the Medici and the Age of Astronomy exhibits. With short drive to Aquarium, New Jersey Battleship and Zoo, families will appreciate the central location of the Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District in Philly, Pennsylvania. If Market Street, Gallery shopping mall, and South Street shops haven't wore you out yet, King of Prussia Mall is only 30 min. drive. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Philadelphia Historic District
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