Hubby & I just needed a break, took a 3 night weekend in Philly & stayed here in part to support that it is a repurposed buidling on the list of preserved historic properties--so yes, that translates into rooms that are limited by older architectural techniques/size et al. For us, just fine. We stayed in Room 402, oddly shaped, but great view of the "lantern steeple" of the commerce buidling and of the neo-romanesque U.S. Customs House ( I think that would also be true for 403, 502 & 503; seemed like there wouldn;t be much of a view eleshwere). The trade off was some road noise and bar noise (we are country people). Everything clean, nice linens, odd upholstery/curtain choices but so what. We loved the location, we walked everywhere--great walking city. Staff all friendly, and desk staff Donna was especially helpful with advice and recommendations (when you are going out to dinner, mention to the desk clerk where you are headed--they have coupons that are not on public display for some places --Donna gave us a coupon for a BOGO free at the expensive City Tavern (by the way, we were not too impressed with the place--we'll write a review in the restaurant column). It was really nice to walk to resaurants at night (kudos to Barra and also to Panini's, which was great if you have a person who wants a Philly cheese steak for dinner but you like to have a glass of wine at dinner--they pour complimenary wine, which was surprisingly good pinot noir for us) and walk home safely. We spent a lot of time at the various history spots and also just sitting in the many little garden areas in theOld city. I thought breakfast was fine--i am a healthy eater, so raisin bran, yogurt, good coffee (I'm picky) & OJ were all good, over a free Philadelphia Inqirer. Hubby--big eater--said eggs were dry but loved the waffle maker. Also, the late afternoon tea and cookies is a nice touch, a great pick me up between a day of sightseeing and getting ready for the evening. For us, especially for the price, this hotel was just right. The only idea would be a mini bar in the room--there only is a "snackpack" in the room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you're planning to "Visit Philly" this Autumn or Winter, be sure to stay the night at the Independence Park Hotel. We're located in Philadelphia's Historic District and the perfect spot to explore the city, catch a ball game, enjoy a show or just have fun! Stay with us and walk to the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Ben Franklin's Post Office, Betsy Ross's House, the National Constitution Center and Penn's Landing. Plus, there are dozens of great restaurants, art galleries and museums to wander through in our historic neighborhood. And if you're in Philadelphia on business, you will love our convenient location, free high speed Internet, complimentary 24/7 business pulse center and our award winning and pretty delicious complimentary continental breakfast. We are close to many corporate and government headquarters, as well as universities and renowned hospitals. Stay a night or longer and when you do, we promise to take good care of you. So, relax and enjoy our stunning architecture and host of complimentary modern comforts, designed to exceed today's demanding traveler needs. Make the most of your visit to Philadelphia, stay at Independence Park Hotel. Come be our guest! ... more less
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