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“great for a weekend”
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Alexander Inn
Ranked #9 of 86 Hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
york, pa
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“great for a weekend”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

the lastest reviews stress the good of this hotel and i agree with each and all of them. so in this review i'll just touch on the reasons you might not want to stay here.

the beds and pillows are quite firm- no i'll just say it-they're hard. too hard for our taste, but fine for a one or two night stay.

the television(flat screen) was too small for the room size. we don't chose hotels based on their TV's and unless others do this won't be a problem.

the elevator is very slow, not really an issue but thought i mention it.

if we we're to spend a week in philly i think i would chose the independence-a boutique hotel just a few blocks away (due to the bedding). but for weekends we'll stay with the alexander.

Room Tip: higher is better- if you don't mind a slow elevator
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

Great boutique hotel with great reception staff who could not have been more helpful. Traveled with daughter and son-in-law so I had a separate room which was a good size and relatively free of noise from the front street. Bathroom was of a suitable size. The usual breakfast of juices, cereals, muffins was more than ample although seating space was at a premium. This room is also great for an afternoon retreat with coffee, tea, fruit, pastries all available until late afternoon. Easy walkable distances to the city and its sights - Museum of Art though is rather a long hike. Would definitely stay there again if I ever return to Philadelphia.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2014

We stayed over the New Year's holiday and found the hotel delightful. The staff was friendly and helpful and the accommodations were just what you'd expect of a boutique hotel. The morning breakfast is included and is plentiful. We will stay again!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2014

Having not being in the "City of brotherly love" for more then 25 years we decided to celebrate the arrival of the New Year in Philadelphia.We could not have found a better place to stay as far as location and the generous size of the room.On top ,the staff was more then gracious and helpful with reccomendations of restaurants and how to get around the city by public transportation.Add to all this a very healthy breakfast and more then reasonable room rate.
What else one could ask for.?

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Found this hotel in a great location and very reasonably priced. It's a charming and traditional building with very friendly and helpful staff. Complimentary breakfast in the morning was a great start to the day. I would certainly stay here again.

Stayed October 2013
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Telford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

I have to say i was very impressed with the Alexander, the room is very reasonable for the price. The place was ran by two very helpful gentleman, especially helping somebody like myself finding his way around Phildadelphia. Lastly there is also a very nice Italian place (the name escapes me) nearby that is well worth checking out!.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

Our 3-night stay was an absolute delight! Friendly staff, beautiful views from our 6th floor corner room, and a hard-to-beat location (incredible bars and restaurants within easy walking distance). If I were to nitpick, the pillows are rather uncomfortable and they could use a bit of variety on the breakfast bar, but these minor details do not detract from an otherwise excellent lodging experience.

Room Tip: The corner rooms have windows on two walls and actually open to allow fresh air circulation. if you...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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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 $125.00 ... more   less 
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