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Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel

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235 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2813
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 06/26/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/26/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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IMPORTANT UPDATE – HOTEL TEMPORARILY CLOSED

DEAR FRIENDS,

Due to a recent fire in a nearby apartment building, resulting in subsequent damage, The Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel is now temporarily closed.

We are currently restoring and renovating the hotel with a reopen date of July 2019. We are looking forward to seeing you all once again at the new Best Western PLUS Independence Park Hotel.

To cancel and rebook at another Best Western Hotel, please call 800 780 7234 or visit

We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you soon.

Thank you,

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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!

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podrozniczka60 wrote a review May 2018
New Jersey12,727 contributions3,155 helpful votes
We stayed in this hotel first several years ago. Pleasant, with its own style, in the middle of the historic heart of Philadelphia. Very pleasant staff. The hotel seem to have upgraded from what i remember and kept up with adjustments and improvements. Nice standard rooms, convenient location of the garage. Breakfast included is always a plus. Would stay again given an opportunity.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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David S wrote a review Mar 2018
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom316 contributions62 helpful votes
Our first floor room overlooked the main street yet was pleasantly quiet, with instant hot water, and was roomy enough for both of us. Breakfast was superb! soft classical music is played as you dine on a wide variety of dishes that will suit most culinary traditions, and the tables were set with clean linen everyday. A bonus was the complimentary tea and cookies served at 3.30 pm.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Pickersgills wrote a review Feb 2018
Wilmington, Kent, UK6 contributions8 helpful votes
My husband and I have stayed at The Independence a couple of times now. As previous people have said it is ideally situated, good hotel and above all the staff are so nice. Never stayed on a Tuesday so can't comment on the wine and cheese evening. The cookies and coffee are much appreciated after a day of walking. So much to see and do around this area. A must is the Museum of American Revolution, right opposite. Quite a few restaurants around. We were so sad to hear about the fire last week. Our thoughts and best wishes go to all the people concerned on that dreadful morning, especially the staff who work at The Independence. Hope everything goes well for The Independence and you will be up and running in a couple of months.
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Room Tip: We have stayed at the front and back of the hotel,all rooms were fine with us.
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Response from InnsofDistinction, General Manager at Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel
Responded Feb 27, 2018
Dear Pickergills, We appreciate your repeated support, your kind words and your best wishes for our staff and team as we rebuild the Independence Park Hotel. Thank you so much for these heart warming comments, they mean so much to us. We are sorting things out, contacting future guests and taking care of the groups who had booked with us. But, we are really looking forward to opening our doors and taking care of our friends, guests and everyone who enters our doors. We will see you in a few month. OK? Thanks JM
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Mark G wrote a review Feb 2018
Catonsville, Maryland1,930 contributions464 helpful votes
The Independence Park Hotel is a 36 room property on the National Register of Historic Places that sits in possibly the best location for exploring Olde City Philadelphia. Under the Best Western Plus label it offers an expanded continental breakfast in the downstairs atrium and on Wednesday evening, a wine and cheese buffet from 5-7pm, that is outstanding. Parking is around the corner, a short block away for $18 a night with in and out privileges. There are 2 reserved spots in front of the hotel for easy loading and unloading. It sits right across the street from the outstanding new Museum of the American Revolution. The 3 night trip over Valentine's day was outstanding and look forward to returning to this excellent hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Responded Feb 27, 2018
Dear Mark G. Thanks for the PERFECT 5 Star review and for sharing your experience with the world on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your staying with us over Valentine's Day 2018. These comments are very welcomed and we look forward to seeing you again. We are currently closed due to a fire adjacent to the hotel, but we will be restoring our historic hotel and reopening again in a few months. So, come back and see us later this year. OK? THANKS JM.
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cpframe wrote a review Feb 2018
Morristown, New Jersey17 contributions25 helpful votes
This is a reply to Badger 781. We were in the hotel when we had to evacuate at 3:30AM on Sunday, Feb. 18th. If you had seen the 4 alarm fire 2 doors down that took almost 24 hours to put out initially and almost 500 firefighters working you would not be so quick to condemn hotel personnel. They had to coordinate with several city entities and figure out how to help us get our stuff back No hotel personnel were able to be in or near the building, so please cut them some slack about lack of communication. We had 3 different employees helping us and who were in touch as often as they could be, and because we were on the first 3 floors were able to retrieve our belongings Monday afternoon. The basement is completely flooded and the 5th (top) floor basically doesn't exist anymore. This is a wonderful property and we will be back next President's Day.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Response from InnsofDistinction, General Manager at Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel
Responded Feb 27, 2018
Dear cframe, Wow, your review brings tears to my eyes, this is so nice of you to post these comments. Thanks. Yes, this has been a rather challenging week, but it's friends and guests like you that make us smile and forge ahead. We appreciate your gracious words and look forward to seeing you when we reopen in several month. Be well. THANKS JM
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Frequently Asked Questions about Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Philadelphia Urban Adventures (0.2 miles), Olde City Escape Games (0.04 miles), and Founding Footsteps (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Zahav, City Tavern, and The Franklin Fountain.
Is Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the center of Philadelphia.
Are any cleaning services offered at Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Battleship New Jersey (1.0 miles), Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul (1.4 miles), and Independence National Historical Park (0.06 miles).
Is Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.