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“Standard Four Star in Philly Historic District”

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The Franklin Hotel at Independence Park
Ranked #27 of 86 Hotels in Philadelphia
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“Standard Four Star in Philly Historic District”
Reviewed January 14, 2006

Stayed here for one night. It's a standard four star establishment. All the reviews are right about being in a great location, especially if you want to see the historic district. I had a king room and it was a corner room--quite spacious. The bed was comfortable and the inroom snack bar was well-stacked (albeit quite pricey--$2 for snickers!). The cable tv was limited and the tv itself was situated in a somewhat odd place. Since I arrived late in the evening, I ordered room service. I was not at all impressed with the sandwhich I ordered, but the dessert was great. The service given by the hotel staff was mediocre--staff seemed distracted when I talked to them, not very attentive. But other than that, the place was fine.

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Reviewed December 17, 2005

The location and public areas of this hotel can hardly be beaten, especially if one is in town to see the historical sites. Our room, however, was somewhat of a disappointment, given its four-star rating: no room service menu/property book, bathroom sink stopper not working, hot water faucet leaking, bathroom facilities and electrical outlets in need of upgrade. This was a smoking room, which are often the last upgraded in any hotel, so these findings were neither a surprise, nor did they ruin the trip. But since all rooms of a given class are the same price, it's expected that all will meet certain standards. This one didn't. I'd stay there again, but never at the rack rate.

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Property: The Franklin Hotel at Independence Park
Address: 401 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2425
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#7 Spa Hotel in Philadelphia
#13 Green Hotel in Philadelphia
#14 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
#15 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#16 Luxury Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Franklin Hotel at Independence Park 4*
Number of rooms: 150
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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