The Wayne hotel is nice, kind of grandma like decorations, as another reviewer said. It was very clean, although the housekeeping does take all day to get finished. We were in and out several times one day, each time surprised to find that the room had still not been cleaned. Called the front desk and they said that housekeeping goes until 6PM so they would get to it. We ended up just asking for some new towels because the room was not dirty really. One really great feature is that the train station for Wayne is just up the hill from the hotel, a very easy walk in like 3 minutes. We flew to PHL airport, took the SEPTA train from the airport to 30th street station, then got on the Paoli/Thorndale line which stopped right at Wayne, for $10. Then, there are tons of restaurants that are an easy walk from the hotel. We went to the White dog cafe and Jules pizza and Chipotle. We were in Wayne for a wedding, so other meals were farther away so I won't mention the restaurants. Although I will mention that we had wedding brunch at the Radnor hotel which is about 1.5 miles away down Lancaster Avenue, we walked there and the brunch was huge and pretty good if you like a lot of breakfast meat and eggs and stuff. And after seeing the lobby of the Radnor, I was glad we had decided to stay at the Wayne since both hotels were booked for the wedding guests. The Radnor was typical big hotel, the Wayne has more charm and sophistication.
For our hotel rate, we had breakfast included, it was pastries, bagels, toast, jelly, dry cereals, whole fruits, tea and coffee. My husband is very particular about his coffee, so we walked to Gryphon coffee shop, just a couple of blocks away and had fantastic coffee and muffins. It is right next to a movie theater and we also went to a movie while we were in Wayne. It was nice to be out walking and see the movie theater and spontaneously decide to go to the movies.
The only thing strange about the town of Wayne is the stop lights with walking signals, it seems like you never get the go ahead to cross the street, so when you go for it, cars honk at you. There were a lot of hurried drivers in that town, lots of honking at each other.
The hotel is located on the "main line", which means that it parallels the train line, I was always wondering why people were referring to the main line all the time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Wayne Hotel, which opened in 1906, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Local entrepreneur Stephen W. Bajus purchased the property over 25 years ago and now, after a complete refurbishment, the hotel has been re-invented to offer accommodations with amenities expected by the modern traveler. Apart from its wonderful new restaurant, the Wayne Hotel offers a private room for dining and meetings, 40 inviting guest rooms including two luxury suites and 14 off-site luxury furnished apartments for longer term stays. ... more less
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