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“Best weekend deal in Philly” 4 of 5 stars
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The Windsor Suites
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1700 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (Formerly Hotel Windsor) (City Center West)   |  
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Ranked #23 of 82 Hotels in Philadelphia
Yorktown Heights, New York
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4 hotel reviews
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“Best weekend deal in Philly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Hard to believe, but for $99 a night we got a large double room, with full kitchen. He location of the hotel is very convenient for visiting the Art Museum or the Burns Foundation, both being within walking distance, along Franklin Avenue, about three blocks away. The old town is also within walking distance, about 30 minutes away. Not everything was perfect in the room: the bathroom needs renovation and care. The heating bulb had been replaced with a regular fluorescent bulb and the bathroom was cool. In the bedroom, the heating system was blowing hot air directly onto the thermostat, causing the heat to shut off too soon.
On the positive side, the Asian restaurant downstairs was very convenient and reasonably priced.
All in all, it was a good weekend deal!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Derby, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Bravo to the Windsor Suites for providing us with upscale service at value pricing on its stellar Parkway location! After making reservations through Angela, a patient & informative person who explained the hotel's package offers in detail, I felt confident with our decision. We arrived Fri, March 1st for a 3 night stay to attend the International Flower Show, a busy & sold out weekend at many hotels and the Windsor Staff was on point & ready to go on all fronts! From the courteous Parking Garage Attendants to the ever gracious Front Desk Staff (Thank you Zarena, Larinne, Eyob, & Mike) to Seamus, the Windsor's "smiling from within" Bellman - all our transactions at this hotel were fluid & prompt. To our delight, Eyob, exuding professional efficiency, upgraded us to a King Suite. The newly redecorated, enormous suite was immaculate with modern, urban furniture, a full kitchen, walk in closets & pristine towels in the beautiful tiled bathroom. Well appreciated was the plush bedding ensemble after a full day of activities when fatigue set in. Free Wi-fi & individual climate controls in separate rooms were a plus. We definitely plan to stay at the Windsor again, a hospitable gem on the Parkway. (Best, Theresa & Bill)

Room Tip: We were on the 13th floor, it was very quiet.
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  • Stayed March 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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TheWindsorMgtTeam, Manager at The Windsor Suites, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Dear Theresa and Bill,

Thank you for spending your Flower Show weekend with us here at The Windsor Suites! We enjoyed sharing your Philadelphia experience with you, and glad to hear that you particularly enjoyed spending time with our outstanding team and in our newly renovated suites!

Wishing you all the best and a speedy return to your new home away from home in Philly!
The Windsor Suites Team
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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

A couple years ago when I stayed at the Windsor Suites, I thought it was a great hotel with smart, friendly and helpful staff, but was in need of an updating. I returned two weekends ago, and was I pleasantly surprised. Same amazing staff, but the really cool part is the renovations to the rooms. The results are outstanding. The kitchens look sleek and modern with granite counter-tops, the furniture is contemporary and functional. The entire room looks spacious and clean, the colors are calming. The beds are now pillowtops, and are really comfortable. This hotel is on par with the Hiltons, Marriotts, Westins, but with a fully equipped kitchen. I will definitely be back.

Room Tip: Rooms close to the elevators so that you don't have to carry your luggage very far.
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  • Stayed February 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Duluth, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

This hotel is well located for arts tourism within walking distance. The rooms are ample and have real kitchens. The beds are comfortable. The front desk staff and bellman were very pleasant, eager to please and courteous. The front desk staff need training in accurate information about museum hours and distances. The exercise room is satisfactory for my needs.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Just a one night stay here. Good value for the Expedia price of $120. Huge rooms and comfy beds. Corridors don't look very promising, with awful decor, but the room was a lot plainer and nicer. Very good powerful shower, iron in room, and pretty friendly and helpful staff. Its not anything particularly special but its large, spacious and good value. Be aware that rooms at the rear are overlooked by nearby office blocks. Location is great for city centre and museums, less so for the 'hipper' parts of town.

Room Tip: Rooms at the front are less overlooked.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Pittsburgh, PA
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I was in Philadelphia for a weekend with friends. We wanted a place with a good location and clean. I found the Windsor Suites to be perfect. The rooms were very nice, large and comfortable, and we were within walking distance of every where we wanted to go.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Annandale, New Jersey
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9 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

We usually stay at one of the Marriotts in Center City and are very glad we tried The Windsor Suites this time. This hotel is in a great location. You can walk to the museums, the Reading Terminal, bars and restaurants. Front desk staff is friendly and accommodating. Our room was a King studio suite and it was the largest studio suite we've ever stayed in. We asked for a higher floor due to other reviews speaking of traffic noise. I would say that is the lowest floor to be on to avoid the noise. Our room was one of the more recently renovated rooms so it was completely updated. Parking is $18 less per day than the Marriott properties and the room was less expensive too. We'll definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TheWindsorMgtTeam, Manager at The Windsor Suites, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Dear Pattyl1229,

Thank you for sharing your recent Windsor experience with us! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our spacious suites, convenient location, and welcoming staff! We look forward to welcoming you back to The Windsor Suites on your next visit to Philadelphia.

Many thanks,
The Windsor Suites Team
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Address: 1700 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (Formerly Hotel Windsor)
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center West
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#23 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#26 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Windsor Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 125
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Windsor Suites is an all suite downtown Philadelphia hotel, offering spacious studio and one bedroom suites. All suites feature fully equipped kitchens, and select units offer balconies overlooking the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Our seasonal rooftop swimming pool allows you to swim high above the hustle and bustle of the city, and our rooftop deck provides a panoramic view of the Philadelphia skyline.Our location in the middle of the city makes getting around very easy, with iconic Philadelphia landmarks and attractions no more than a few minutes walk. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Windsor Hotel Philadelphia
Windsor Hotel Philadelphia
Marriott Execustay Philadelphia

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