My wife and I have stayed at the Alexander several times over the past 4 years, most recently this past Thurs & Fri. nights. It is always a good experience. We particularly enjoy that it is a small, quaint spot in a great location for walking around Center City. The rates are among the best we've found for such a convenient location. The staff is always friendly and most helpful. The breakfast is more than adequate. Parking is close by and significantly discounted. This will always be my first choice when visiting Philly.