We are loyal members of the Omni Hotel Select Guest Program and now look to stay at their hotels when we travel. We still compare their prices to other hotels of equal quality, but if it is close, we opt for an Omni. This was our first stay at the Omni Philadelphia and we were very happy.
The check in (thank you to the clerk named John) was very welcoming. John went out of his way to make sure our stay went perfectly. The other members of the front lobby area were always friendly, helpful and engaging (very nice doormen). An extra plus was that they not only provided us with complementary beverages every morning, but they also gave free milk and cookies to the kids every evening (you just called Room Service when you wanted the order). Very nice touch.
We were celebrating our daughter's birthday and the Select Concierge, Christina, was great. Before our arrival, she emailed with us and answered all our questions. She then prepared this beautiful birthday card for our daughter and had it delivered with a surprise cake, sodas and snacks. It really made our stay so special.
Lastly, for hospitality, the hotel provided a complimentary breakfast for Christmas morning - how lovely! Everyone was so helpful and kind - it truly made the holiday season special.
The Omni Philadelphia also has a beautiful spa and fitness area. The pool is nice (although it could be a few degrees warmer) and the hot tub is relaxing (although that could be a few degrees cooler). There is a also a sauna that was kept clean and inviting. There are other spa services available, but we did not arrange for them on this trip.
The location of the Omni Philadelphia is excellent. It is one block from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell - wonderful for sightseeing - and close to other museums and attractions. We were within walking distance of two excellent restaurants (Budakan and Maggianos) and a short car ride to the Franklin Institute. We really were thrilled with the location.
We are happy to report that the Omni Philadelphia will be top on our list when we return to Philly next time. We look forward to staying there again soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Like the forefathers who inspired the birth of a new nation, this hotel invites you to join a hotel revolution. Formerly the Omni Hotel at Independence Park, this hotel is about to undergo a transformation to an exciting new hotel designed to set new standard among Philadelphia Hotels. Our 150 exquisitely appointed guest rooms, some of Philadelphia's finest accommodations, are the ultimate refuge. Featuring a blend of sophistication and charm, our deluxe hotel rooms offer a park view or overlook Independence National Park. A fine dining restaurant overlooking Independence Park, Azalea serves delectable American regional cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Host your inspirational meeting or banquet in spaces where national history has been forged. Philadelphia's most popular things to see and do are only steps away from our hotel doorstep. Concierge services and business center on hand help facilitate business endeavors. Complement your meeting with customized catering services and modern audiovisual facilities. This luxury downtown Philadelphia hotel offers elegance and style at its best-all within walking distance of the Liberty Bell, U.S. Mint, Independence Hall and Franklin Court, the site where Benjamin Franklin's House once stood. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Omni Hotel Philadelphia
- Omni Hotel Independence Park
- Omni Philadelphia