Background: mom and 12 year old son traveling from Boston on a baseball road trip. Stayed 2 nights here, after seeing great reviews on TripAdvisor. Booked the largest room and was ready early. Seemed very comfortable with the nieghborhood, no safety concerns. Although the room was spotless, it was definitely showing its age. Furnishings and carpet were dirty/stained and need replacing. (Jan. 2009 rehab, according to manager.) Bed and pillows not comfy, and sheets and blanket were not so nice. But, the staff was warm and welcoming. Breakfast was more than adequate, in fact my son loved it. There was a Whole Foods Market where we bought my favorite yogurt (fridge in room, great for keeping cold drinks on hand). Loved the list of restaurant recommendations - can't say enough good things about Jim's for cheese steaks! The hotel does seem to cater to a gay crowd, not a problem except if you happen to sit next to some patrons at breakfast with your child as they're talking about "no toys being left in their room this year." Awkward. Overall, I would recommend Alexander Inn and would stay here again - superb value - but would strongly suggest an overhaul of the furnishings as well as the bedding. One other note, I left our safe open and unlocked by mistake one day - GPS, 2 iPods and some cash were in there. Housekeeping left everything where it was. Amazing! We were so grateful!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Alexander Hotel Philadelphia
- Alexander Inn Philadelphia