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301 South 12th and Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (City Center East)   |  
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Ranked #10 of 83 Hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Prescott, Arizona
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“Awsome hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

It's a boutique hotel so you would expect small rooms, but not the case. Average size rooms, baths are a little small, but they make up for it with the service, cleanliness and location. This hotel is cleaner than many of the large chain hotels that we have stayed in. Easy walking distance to numerous restaurants, bars and attractions. The staff couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. Every restaurant recommendation they gave us was a winner.
The room includes breakfast in their great room. Also not your usual packaged, tasteless simulated food. They serve fresh pasteries, bagles, fruit, etc.
We would definitely use this hotel in the future.

Room Tip: I don't think there are any bad rooms. It's a historic, masonary structure so seemed very qu...
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  • Stayed October 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

This small hotel in the heart of downtown Philly is a real charmer! GREAT helpful, knowledgeable staff...excellent breakfast buffet, clean, comfortable (albeit small) rooms just add to the convenience of it's location; walking distance to everything in downtown and, via SEPTA, to all of the Delaware valley! Priced right, too!

  • Stayed July 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Everything met expectations except, the carpet was in need of vacuuming. It was visibly dusty around edges and under tables. Socks became soiled in short order. This was unfortunate because in all other respects it met expectations. Quaint, good location, fair price, friendly service. And the bathroom, etc. was very clean. But the carpet needed considerable attention.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Allen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I can't say enough about the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff! Everyone was so personable and full of suggestions to make out stay in Philadelphia fabulous. The location was perfect for being able to explore the historic district on foot. The room was on the small side, but clean and nicely decorated. The bathroom was large and the bed was comfy. Breakfast was served for extended hours. There were tons of restaurants and happy hour spots in the vicinity. Loved our entire Philly experience! Would definitely want to stay at the Alexander Inn again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I needed a hotel in downtown Philadelphia for a quick overnight trip, and booked this one. I loved the price.

I arrived and came right into the hotel. Because I would be in late, I called ahead, and the desk person assured me they would hang onto my room. I was able to check in quickly.

Even though this is an older property, that is kind of the point of this type of boutique hotel! I was staying on the fourth floor, which gave me a great view! The room was small, but it had everything: a bed, a tv, free internet, a dresser, a bathroom with nice products and great soft towels, a chair, and a flip-up desk. I found the bed comfortable.

There was some street noise (not much), but that just reminded me I was in a city with great night life. I had the breakfast in the morning, which was more than adequate. The selection included coffee, tea, juice, yogurt, fruit, hard-boiled eggs, and lots of breads and pastries. I had an English muffin (toasted), yogurt, and coffee. It was perfect. The breakfast room had tvs tuned to CNN, and both tables and couches.

Check-out time was noon, and I totally took advantage of that to get some work done. This is a great little place.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This hotel is located in a great little neighborhood with lots of nearby shops and restaurants. I would consider this one of the better values in the downtown Philadelphia area. It is certainly not luxurious, but it is very clean and comfortable. A basic continental breakfast was included and runs until 10:30am. There is no parking lot adjacent to the hotel, but they do offer a discounted parking rate of $15/day at a garage about 3 blocks away. We were able to walk to Chinatown, Indepdence Hall and Reading Terminal Market with ease. The staff was quite friendly. Be sure to stop by "More Than Ice Cream" for some great dessert!

Room Tip: The bigger rooms have two double beds and bay windows. They are located at the end of the hallways o...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I stayed here with my family in the summer and couldn't fault it.The breakfast buffet was great, the staff were friendly and full of helpful advice on places to see. Room was great, location perfect. Loved our stay - recommend to anyone.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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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:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Philadelphia
#8 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#9 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
#20 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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Alexander Hotel Philadelphia
Alexander Inn Philadelphia

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