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Reviewed January 6, 2007

Really enjoyed this hotel - lovely boutique hotel in a great location in philadelphia. The staff could not have been more friendly and pleased to help. The room was not huge, but it was very well presented, very clean and perfectly adequate. The breakfast was a help yourself affair and was included in the price - great cinnamon buns!

6 of us stayed there on a recent trip (oct 06) and we all thought it was excellent. There is also a great Cuban restaurant around the corner too!

  • Stayed: January 2007, traveled with friends
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1  Thank marcandgary
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Reviewed January 6, 2007

This sharply run boutique hotel is in a great location in Philadelphia - surrounded by great restaurants and bars and reasonable walking distance to major sights.

The rooms are a little compact, but make up for the lack of space with a sense of style. The staff were very helpful from the start, and recommended a great restaurant to eat at (we arrived at 10 pm).

We liked the free wi-fi, and the very good continental breakfast. There was also a nice little gym with fairly good appointments.

We didn't like the overactive heating system in our room, or the lack of anywhere to put our suitcases.

All in all a great place to stop for anyone wanting something a little more unique than the larger chains. Would recommend for all types of travellers.

  • Stayed: December 2006, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank AussiePoster
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Reviewed December 31, 2006

The Alexander Inn was everything we'd hoped for -- a classy boutique hotel in the center of everything.

After parking our car in the hotel's recommended garage (where inn guests pay only half the regular rate), we walked everywhere --- Olde City, Penn's Landing, Independence Hall, Reading Terminal Market, Rittenhouse Square and South Street. It was glorious not to be bothered with driving, especially after a few pints at the pub.

Inside, the hotel evokes an earlier era, with its historic interior -- a fireplace welcomes guests while dark paneling, original art work, carpeting, and wallpaper complete the scene. The downstairs breakfast room is filled with original oil paintings and guests are able to eat at tables or on sofas. Breakfast is a wide array of continental selections -- from croissants to raisin toast, three kinds of cereal, fresh fruit, yogurt and lots of other goodies. Best of all it it's served until 10:30 am!

Our room was decorated in lovely burl maple Deco-styled furniture and had two upholstered chairs for comfy seating. The bed was extremely comfortable. The bathroom had tile floors and wainscotting and there was a small tub with shower. We loved the orange spice soap and shampoo. Quite unusual. And, a hairdryer and iron were in the room, as well.

An elevator serves all 7 floors, but we were only on the second with a view overlooking the street. It was surprisingly quiet and night. We were only bothered a bit by the the sound of elevator cables, since our room was next to the lift, but we shut our bathroom door to eleviate the problem. We slept like logs.

Most of the other travelers were couples and business travelers, many of whom were repeat customers.

We'll be one of them, as we'll definitely be back again. We loved it.

  • Stayed: December 2006
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Thank Nancy Z
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Reviewed December 28, 2006

I agree wholeheartedly that this hotel is quite the find. Ever so slightly off the beaten path, the hotel is still centrally located and is far more pleasant than other chain experiences that I have experienced more recently. The hotel is small and cozy, but stylish in the best ways possible. The art deco decor is a fascinating contrast to the anonymity of other hotels I have encountered. The staff was knowledgeable and helpful with a number of questions I had throughout my stay.

Admittedly, one of the best things about my stay: I asked for a deluxe queen room that ended up having a bay window facing south on the 6th floor... which meant that I had a stunning, unobstructed view of the sunrise in the morning.

  • Stayed: December 2006, traveled on business
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Thank Middento
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Reviewed December 11, 2006

What a great hotel! The location is smack in the middle of everything we planned to do. The lobby, sitting area, and breakfast room and gorgeous. Actually, the whole building is art deco and very easy on the eyes. There's even mosaic tile in the elevator lobby. The continental breakfast pread was the biggest I've ever seen. The desk clerks were friendly and very knowledgable about the area. Downstairs, there are computers you can use and a vending machine with movie-sized candy and necessities like asprin, pepto and toothpaste. The bathroom was decent in its smallness and very clean. The room was neat as a pin and there were Philly-oriented magazines on the table. The city lights view at night from our top floor room was lovely.

The only thing that would have made it perfect is if it had its own parking, but what can you do in the middle of a big city.

  • Stayed: November 2006, traveled with friends
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4  Thank marykroll
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