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Alexander Inn
Ranked #8 of 87 Hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

From check in to check out, the Alexander Inn was wonderful. The personnel were extremely helpful and friendly. The room was clean and comfortable. Location was great; we could walk to many of the sites we wanted to see, or take a short cab ride. The neighborhood was safe. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We will stay again at the Alexander Inn when we return to Philadelphia.

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Reviewed September 19, 2013

We located this hotel thru reviews on the internet. We love staying at hotels, other the named brands. We have found in our many travels, if you look, you will find that special place. This is one of those special places. This is located in downtown Philadelphia, very close to the many famous things to see. You can walk to all of them. The staff was outstanding with eating ideas and shopping. We enjoyed our stay and will return.

Room Tip: Request a front corner room for a view of Phila.
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Clean room, accommodating staff, great price and location! I am planning to stay there again and bring friends. The included breakfast was fresh and healthy and the coffee was delicious. I am definitely putting this quaint little hotel on my visit again list.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Everything about this hotel was adorable: the old architecture, the stone facade, the owners/employees. I stayed here while on business but I would definitely come back on a personal trip. The location was wonderful and allowed for a quick walk to almost anywhere in the city. The breakfast was great with a lot of choices. The room was small but decorated very nicely. The extra cushy towels were amazing and the air conditioner worked like a charm.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Thank wldchic869
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

I wouldn't seem right to stay in a new hotel in Philadelphia when The Alexander Inn fits the atmosphere of the city so nicely. As expected in an older hotel, the room was small but done in such a way that it was impossible to tell if it was restored or a perfectly kept original. The location was excellent -- close to everything we wanted to see, the hotel staff was extremely cordial and recognized us even though we were only there two nights. The neighborhood was warm and friendly, well cared for and with many trees. Philadelphia has preserved many trees along with the old buildings and statues; it is a beautiful city and the residents are obviously very proud of it. Parking was discounted and nearby, not a problem at all. With so many places in the US to visit it is unlikely we will return to Philadelphia, but if we did we would plan our trip in such a way that we could stay here again.

Room Tip: I doubt there are any bad rooms. We were on a 3rd floor corner facing 12th Street and loved it.
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

When we arrived at the Alexander Inn, we were able to unload our things just in front of it. The man at the desk greeted us very politely, gave me a few calling cards (!) with my name on it and the hotel's address, and explained to us everything about the hotel that was included in the price of our room: internet (wi-fi or computers downstairs), mini-gym, elevator, breakfast & snacks. The discounted parking lot was two streets away (cost:$15/day).

Our air-conditioned room, reserved by internet, was waiting for us on the 5th floor. While it was not exactly spacious, it was very clean and, beside the queen size bed and the dresser, contained the usual: flatscreen t.v., phone, clock, big mirror. The bathroom had a large shower, plenty of towels, toiletries and hair dryer. During our stay, we barely heard our neighbours or the street noise. Breakfast was by no means gastronomic but it was varied and plentiful: cereals, breads, Danish pastries, fruits, yogurts, hard-boiled eggs, beverages. During the day, pastries remained available.

The location of the Alexander Inn proved ideal to visit Philadelphia on foot. The Italian market and the historic center (Independance Hall & other buildings) were each a 15-minute walk away, the Reading Market was less than 10 minutes away, and the Museum of Arts required about 25 minutes of walking along a beautiful avenue.

This small hotel is a real find, offering nice rooms at a reasonable price in the center of the city. At all times, the staff was very courteous and helpful. We were very happy with our stay.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

Check in was easy- even at 10 am our room was ready.Started with a standard queen- very small but adequate.Parking was easy - good directions to discounted lot.Location was awesome- 6 blocks any direction took us where we wanted-historic area, Rittenhouse square, market area etc. Great breakfast.Unfortunately- or not- our room did not get cleaned on our second day.Notified the desk and for no charge they upgraded us to a queen deluxe- hey, this was great ! Much more room.Friendly staff- there when we needed with good suggestions .Very clean. Would definitely stay here again.Air conditioning worked well- it was 90 when we were there.Beds were very firm- almost too firm.

Room Tip: Queen deluxe had a lot more room.Second floor is great- staircase down without having to take elevat...
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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: $159 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 $125.00 ... more   less 
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