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“Best place to stay in Phily” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Alexander Inn
Ranked #8 of 85 Hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Copenhagen, Denmark
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Best place to stay in Phily”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

From the moment you step in the hotel lobby and proceed to check-in, you will know you chose your hotel well. The service is amazing, the staff are extremely helpful and can assist you with planning your visit of Philadephia. They even print out business cards for you with your name and hotel address in case you get lost or to show your cab driver. The price is little higher but you get your money worth as it includes breakfest with great variety of breakfest specials, gym, access to computers with internet and complimentary 24/7 snacks and fruit.

Location is just perfect. The Liberty bell and other historic sights are just 5-10min walk away, great pubs are also within walking distance (even if you had a few:) and main street with shops and restaurants is only three blocks away.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank chicotomas1
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Maryland
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

Just back from a 3 day reunion with 4 friends of almost 60 years. The rooms included two double beds and alcoves with 2 chairs and a small table. Everything was spotless. The staff is very friendly and courteous. They had several good sugestions on where to go to eat or to tour. Breakfast included cereal, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, coffee, juice and danish. It's walkable to the Liberty Bell and many other attractions.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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usa
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37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

Was very happy with room (7th floor overlooking 12th St. great city view) and location,tastefully renovated inc. hair dryer, iron/board very clean.The front desk was very helpful making reservations,giving us a list of the best food and entertainment. We ate one night at the Wall St. Supper Club great food and entertainment. Area was very clean with many places to stop for a drink, coffee or eat. Few blocks from Market ST. and access to all the historical sites.
We'll be going back there again. The price was right along with everything else. Enough don't want to bore you with a long review.

Room Tip: corner room with view facing 12th ST.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Sarah B
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Macon, Georgia
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70 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

I stayed at the Alexander Inn for four nights in August and had a great time, overall. The staff was very friendly and the room (two double beds) was large and welcoming. The breakfast was fine. The location (walking distance to convention center and TONS of restaurants) was great. The only thing I thought was a little off was the elevator, which was not especially stable. Otherwise, I enjoyed my stay and would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank limegreenchalk
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New York, NY
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

MY 11-year-old son and I just returned from a delightful stay at this charming hotel. We didn't know anything about it prior to our arrival and picked it based on its central location. I can't tell you have pleasantly surprised we were. It's a great find - very clean, quiet, comfortable and a perfect location, in walking distance to all the major sites. The staff could not be more acommodating and the hotel offers a delicious (and filling) breakfast. If you're looking for a great bargain in Philly, look no further!

Room Tip: we stayed in 401 - sunny with lovely views of the neighborhood
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LydiaNYC
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012 via mobile

This is a wonderful old hotel that is well kept. Friendly staff are very helpful with surrounding area. Nice continental breakfast. Lots of places to eat nearby. Close to public transportation. Hotel has special rate with parking garage.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Thank gumpherson2nd
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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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37 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

Have used this hotel for the location. Staff was polite and helpful, room was too small for us and bed sheets were not clean and were wrinkled, breakfast was continental. Overall probably will stay again in this hotel because of location, but will go with larger room.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Ira G
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Additional Information about Alexander Inn

Property: Alexander Inn
Address: 301 South 12th and Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center East
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Philadelphia
#9 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#15 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
#20 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Alexander Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A charming boutique hotel with 48 designer rooms, private baths, Hi speed wireless internet, in-room safes, DirecTV with 8 complimentary movie channels, great artwork, breakfast buffet, fitness center, historic tours from our door, discounted indoor parking nearby, a friendly staff and reasonable and consistent rates from $119. ... more   less 
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