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Alexander Inn
301 South 12th and Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (City Center East)   |  
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Ranked #9 of 82 Hotels in Philadelphia
Coalinga, California
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20 hotel reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We are on a 7,500 mile road trip and have done 4 others before this. This hotel is pretty much our very favorite of all time! The rooms are very well laid out, the hotel is very close to the historic district, the staff is wonderful, you get discounted parking at a local garage, nice breakfast, comfy beds, hot showers with great pressure, nice toiletries, OK breakfast and served until 10:30 am. The parking is tricky. When I first arrived, I parked a block away and paid a meter until I had checked in. Then I brought the car to the front, turned on my flashers, and unloaded everything, never leaving the car. The kids took the luggage up in trips while I waited by the car. After that, I drove the car to the garage and left it. We've been walking to the sites for three days. As others have noted, this hotel has a great "feel" to it. We really enjoyed it.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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Durham, North Carolina
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Stayed here recently with my daughter and niece on a college tour. The rooms were spacious, comfortable and very clean. Breakfast was great - much better than the standard big chain breakfasts. They offer complimentary movies on two channels which was a lot of fun. The staff was very friendly and helpful and gave us wonderful advice and umbrellas. Located in a fun neighborhood with a lot nearby to see. Would absolutely recommend it to anyone visiting Philly!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Belfast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

Rooms are moderate in size but very clean. Staff were very nice and nothing too much trouble. There was rain and we were offered umbrellas FOC which was nice touch. Breakfast was bread Danish cereal etc and more than ample and the fruit and Danish were left put all day for those who wanted them. Good location and nothing bad to say

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Upon checking in got $76 parking ticket since I didn't park in the "yellow zone" for loading/ unloading. Where I come from in the midwest, yellow is bad, but in Philly they change the
rules and apparently "yellow is good". Meter maid didn't care and actually enjoyed writing ticket!
Philly is not tourist friendly. My recommendation is put your hand on your wallet when visiting Philly. Hotel is within walking distance of the historical center city area. Breakfast is very good with Danish and fruit. Easy walking to good restaurants/bars. Good value for what I paid. Hotel is very good value.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Cosy boutique hotel, extremely well-priced. This was my first time to USA, to attend a conference being held at the Marriott. Rooms at the Marriott were more than double the price, the other major hotels were not much better. Pricing aside, Alexander Inn would have trumped them hands down anyway - beautiful interior, surrounded by funky little restaurants and bars, self-serve fruits and pastries available 24 hours, friendly staff. I stayed in a single room, which was cleverly laid out, so I never felt cramped.
One thing though, if your booking is made using your organisation's corporate credit card, you'll need the appropriate delegate from your organisation to sign a Credit Card Authorisation Form to present at check-in.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Hotel is very well placed to visit all the historic sights in the city and also close to a big bus tour stop. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfast was included and was available until quite late morning. snacks were available all day. The rooms were not huge but adequate and bed was very comfortable. The hotel had a lovely feel to it and felt very welcome during our stay. There are some very good restaurants close by.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We really liked this hotel a lot. The staff was super friendly and helpful. The free Wi-fi was a big plus and the location is spot on. Its on 12th and spruce which is very close to almost every sight you wanna see in Philly. If u are used to walk a few blocks this is the best spot for you. We have been to the Loews before which is on Market and 12th but we liked the Alexander Inn much more. We definetly will come back again. The breakfast was also good. You have the choice of cereals, bagels, waffles, pastries, fruit, yogurt and so on. Very good for such a good price.

I highly recommend this to anybody who wants to see the birthplace of the nation.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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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:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Philadelphia
#8 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
#9 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#19 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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