WESTIN HOTEL CHICAGO
Luxury All the Way
Jean A. Vachon
Traveling South towards South Carolina, my wife and I drove along the East Coast. When we arrived in Philadelphia, the GPS brought us to center town.
We then decided to shop for a place to stay overnight just in case we found a bargain. The Westin at 17th Street at Liberty Place was such a bargain!
We got an excellent bargain that we couldn’t refuse...
At arrival time in early afternoon in mid October, we asked if the hotel had a room for two seniors and at what price. The young woman attendant answered that rooms were around 400$/night, but that she would let us have one at 199$+tax+36$ for parking for one night.
Furthermore, breakfast, a value of over 50$ was complimentary...
After looking around for a better deal, we came back and took the offer.
Happily, we did! The hotel in center town was rapidly accessible to all the interesting sites and bus tours.
Taking advantage of the sunny weather, we walked to Independence Center, and the old part of Philadelphia, as well as the Chinese quarter. Everything was fabulous! I even took what I thought was a historical video of public workers demonstrating protesting their layoff and shouting: “We want to work!” to the sound of metallic drums. The next day, Congress had voted their return to work and had finally put an end to this national ordeal!
After tasting the renowned steak and cheese sandwich and sharing an orange drink, we went back to our room.
The room itself was huge! All was perfect! The working desk was big and comfortable. Close to the bed was a nice lounging chair. The furniture was expensive and attractive. The internet access was free and really fast; the connection was direct wiring which is much efficient than wifi. All counters were quality granite. The bed was a king size one. And the view from the 14th floor was appalling.
Finally, the television was a high definition one with numerous channels, a factor contributing to the quality of our stay.
Security is high... You need your room card to activate the elevators. In the hallways, all is perfectly clean and luxurious. You can also serve yourself with free oranges and apples.
The bathroom is all marble and all towels and furnishings are quality products.
We slept well in the very comfortable bed.
Fully relaxed the following morning, we went to the dining room and ate a delicious breakfast with no limitations whatsoever.
And then we left for another destination thinking that there is nothing too good for the working class!
Once in a while, a treat such as the Westin is worthwhile and is truly luxury all the way!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the heart of a city rich with history, The Westin Philadelphia is convenient to Liberty Place, upscale shopping, award-winning restaurants, museums and historical attractions, including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Constitution Center. Our hotel features 294 guest rooms with 19 suites, business center, fitness facility, and on-site dining at citygrange. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Westin Philadelphia Hotel Philadelphia
- Philadelphia Westin