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“Great location, good rooms” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Franklin Hotel at Independence Park, a Marriott Hotel

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The Franklin Hotel at Independence Park, a Marriott Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   401 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)   |  
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Gunzburg, Germany
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43 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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“Great location, good rooms”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

If you are a tourist, you can't get a better location. Situated at the heart of independence park, you are just 1-2 walking minutes away from independence hall. There are also plenty of restaurant options in the neighborhood, no matter what budget you're on.
The staff is friendly and helpful, the rooms are quite spacious, clean and equipped with everything you need

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

I recently stayed here with my two kids along with my friend and her daughter. The location is perfect for touring aorund the Old City area. It is convenient to restaurants, transportation and all the sites including Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. The staff at the hotel were very welcoming and extremely nice to the kids. They were always making them laugh and made them feel special. The front desk staff gave excellent restaurant recommendations and directions. They provided the kids with activity packs at check-in and nightly milk and cookies sent to the room. The pool was small and slightly chilly, but that didn't stop the kids form enjoying it. The rooms were clean and the bedding was soft. The bathrooms were a decent size and also clean. The towels were replaced regularly and were also very clean and fluffy. We parked in a lot behind the hotel and the price ($25/day) was better than the valet rate (I think $37). It was convenient to get in and out. Overall, I would highly recommend this hotel for location and service!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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central pennsylvania
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99 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

What a great hotel - allowed early checkin - valet service friendly and efficient. Being a Select member gets you free coffee or juice in the morning...what a delightful benefit. Lobby is welcoming and staff were totally friendly and helpful

Room Tip: high floors are excellent view
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I recently stayed at this location in Philly
Upon pulling up to the Hotel I was greeted promptly and pleasantly.Check in was fast and easy.
The room on the 10th Floor had a great view of Historic district and the river. The location is really great. The hotel staff were great in giving me guidance and directions to the restaurant I had dinner reservations at, advising it was a pleasant walk and not too far.
Everyone said Hello and were very pleasant
I absolutely recommend staying here.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We stayed at the Omni just for one night. We took the train from Lancaster and we arrived fairly early, we went to the hotel and it was about 11AM and while our room was not ready at that time, it was ready by noon and they called us to let us know. We did walk a bit but it was chilly so we came back and sat beside the fireplace in the lobby and warmed up. Our room was beautiful and overlooked the park. Everyone on staff was friendly, we went to see the new spa/pool area which they are still working on, but it was still beautiful and the staff was very professional. We had breakfast in the AM at the buffet and it was excellent along with the service. We had a wonderful time and will absolutely use the Omni again.

Room Tip: We have only been here once and we always request a high floor, but other than that the hotel is ve...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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St. Louis, MO
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88 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We stayed there only for one night, I had one King Corner Room, was nice and clean. Since we have a little one with us, the front desk gave me a kids goody bag, that was very nice. The location is great, only one block from the Independant Hall and liberty Bell,Only thing was parking can be expensive. I will stay again

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about The Franklin Hotel at Independence Park, a Marriott Hotel

Address: 401 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center East
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#8 Luxury Hotel in Philadelphia
#14 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
#15 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
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Hotel Class:4 star — The Franklin Hotel at Independence Park, a Marriott Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Like the forefathers who inspired the birth of a new nation, this hotel invites you to join a hotel revolution. Formerly the Omni Hotel at Independence Park, this hotel is about to undergo a transformation to an exciting new hotel designed to set new standard among Philadelphia Hotels. Our 150 exquisitely appointed guest rooms, some of Philadelphia's finest accommodations, are the ultimate refuge. Featuring a blend of sophistication and charm, our deluxe hotel rooms offer a park view or overlook Independence National Park. A fine dining restaurant overlooking Independence Park, Azalea serves delectable American regional cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Host your inspirational meeting or banquet in spaces where national history has been forged. Philadelphia's most popular things to see and do are only steps away from our hotel doorstep. Concierge services and business center on hand help facilitate business endeavors. Complement your meeting with customized catering services and modern audiovisual facilities. This luxury downtown Philadelphia hotel offers elegance and style at its best-all within walking distance of the Liberty Bell, U.S. Mint, Independence Hall and Franklin Court, the site where Benjamin Franklin's House once stood. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Omni Hotel Philadelphia
Omni Hotel Independence Park
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