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“A welcoming hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Alexander Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   301 South 12th and Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (City Center East)   |  
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Washington
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“A welcoming hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Loved my stay. They made me feel welcome, a home away from home. Easy walking distance to the airport train, convention center, and great food. Thank you Alexander Inn for taking care of me, for making me laugh, for great breakfasts, advanced tipping lessons, and the best food and restaurant recommendations I've ever received from a hotel. I'll return.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We wanted a centrally located hotel and this is just that. We wanted a quiet room and got that too (neither hurricane Sandy nor our neighbours disturbed us) We wanted good value and paid only $159 per night. The people working at the Alexander were helpful and pleasant without exception. The area is full of restaurants and bars, so a boutique hotel without these is just fine. Is there anything to criticise? Maybe the bathtub is a bit small, but that's a minor detail. Dont hesitate to go to the Alexander

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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france
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

wonderful. comfortable. location is ideal. the prices are absolutely unbelieveable. i had, this time, the room for one person. it's tiny, but has all amenities. complimentary breakfast is good. the views from the upper stories rooms is awesome.

i literally can't wait to go back. this is the hotel to recommend.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

I loved this place! after a stressful long day spent in far flung areas around Philadelphia, it was great to come to this haven to spend the night. efficient informative staff, nice breakfast, great ambiance, no false notes. I called at the last moment, so received a room on the street on the third floor, near a bus route, which did impact my sleep. I would ask for a room toward the back if you are sensitive to noise. on the other hand, the bay window looking onto 12th and Spruce was charming.

Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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york PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Terrific location for our priorities--Monk's cafe and McGillin's and easy to find as we made our way from Yards. Clean, affordable, friendly. Parked the car in the garage and enjoyed being able to walk everywhere. Good value for the location.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wellfleet, Ma
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34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I always stay here when in Philly (was just here this past weekend). Clean, comfortable, reasonable, and very friendly staff. Super location too! (Stop by the wine bar next door (Tria) for a late night glass of wine).

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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West Freehold, New Jersey, United States
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37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We came to the Alexander to escape the powerless NJ Shore during Hurricane Sandy. They had a room available on 11/1 so we took it and drove in for the night. They couldn't have been nicer on the phone, and suggested which room would be best for our needs. Every desk person was kind, considerate and helpful. The room was great, the bathroom clean, and the continental breakfast was expertly laid out and delicious! The hotel is near antique row and was a very quiet and friendly part of town. A bit of confusion with the parking deck ticket, but other than that we had a great time during a trying week. We highly and happily recommend the staff and Inn, and we will stay here during our next visit to Philadelphia. This is so much better than hotel chain experience.

Room Tip: The rooms are a bit smaller, but the quality is first rate!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Alexander Inn

Address: 301 South 12th and Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center East
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Philadelphia
#8 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#15 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
#20 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Alexander Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A charming boutique hotel with 48 designer rooms, private baths, Hi speed wireless internet, in-room safes, DirecTV with 8 complimentary movie channels, great artwork, breakfast buffet, fitness center, historic tours from our door, discounted indoor parking nearby, a friendly staff and reasonable and consistent rates from $119. ... more   less 
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