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Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel
Ranked #2 of 88 Hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 7, 2012

Everyone at the hotel was friendly and helpful - particularly the people at the front desk. Greg did a great job recommending restaurants. We parked the car at the recommended garage and didn't see it for four days and were able to walk to all the sites in Old City. Breakfast was ok but the menu didn't change and it got a little boring by our last day. The room was very clean but small. The closet wasn't big enough to hold all of our clothes and we had to make do. The beds were comfortable. Our room was at the front of the hotel and we heard trucks early one morning but it really wasn't that bad. It might be a problem for light sleepers. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and were surprised with a bottle of champagne in the room when we checked in. The upsides for this hotel are the great staff, clean facilities and convenient location. The room size ended up not being a big issue because we spent most of our time elsewhere.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for four nights. It is a short walk to Independence Square and the on and off tour buses. There are many good restaurants nearby, as a well as a couple of expensive, but convenient, parking garages. Wine and cheese is offered on Wednesday afternoons. Good breakfast is included.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

The stay at Independence Park Hotel was great. The front desk staff was extemelt helpful, providing directions, calling a cab, and everything else in general. Excellent location for visiting all the historical district sights. Also, the breakfast was great every morning of my stay, with polite, helpful wait staff.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

Perfect location for tourist vacation. Good location if you want to park your car and leave it for the duration of stay. (Good idea if you don't want to deal with all the narrow and one way streets). We were able to walk to all the locations and restaurants that we were interested in doing. The desk staff are very helpful and knowledgeable about where to eat and how to get to places. Breakfast is more than adequate and located downstairs in a very pleasant and clean dining area. Complimentary newspapers, snacks, and fruit. We more than enjoyed our stay.

Room Tip: Hotel was quiet.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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InnsOfDistinction, General Manager at Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2012

"We more than enjoyed our stay" are the comments we love to hear from our guests. And we especially love to read these gracious words on TripAdvisor. So, thanks for posting your review and thanks for staying with us at the Independence Park Hotel.

I am also pleased that you found my staff "knowledgeable" and "very helpful" and that you enjoyed our complimentary breakfast, newspapers, snacks and fresh fruit, as well.

It sounds as if you had an enjoyable stay with us and had a nice time in Philadelphia!

We greatly appreciate your selecting the Independence Park Hotel and your telling the world how much you enjoyed your stay with us.

Thanks so much.

JM

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Reviewed September 13, 2012

The location of this hotel is fantastic and the staff is very helpful. The room was big and the breakfasts were tasty. I was given maps that assisted with the site seeing and navigation to the convention center. Being so close to many historic sites was as great as the feeling of being embedded into history with all of the modern comforts. Half a block down the road, the street turns to cobblestone and there are wonderful little taverns with friendly people.

Room Tip: I had one of the northern most rooms overlooking the length of the courtyard. I would recommend min...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

I arrived late at night. The entrance to the hotel was locked. When I pushed the door bell button and confirmed my name and reservation, I was let in by the lady at front desk. This experience added a sence of security in such a cosmopolitan. The room was spacious, with elegant decor. I enjoyed the breakfast very much, especially the hot waffle with a bell of liberty at the very heart. You've got to try it.

The hotel locates at the brink of Independence park. So the next morning, with an early start and a hearty breakfast, I toured the park on foot. It was only minutes walk from the hotel to Liberty Hall, Bell of Liberty, Washington Square, Visitors Center and other points of interest.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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InnsOfDistinction, General Manager at Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2012

Dear Will W,

Thanks for staying with us at the Independence Park Hotel and telling the world how much you enjoyed our hotel. Honestly, I loved reading your review, thanks!

I am pleased that you enjoyed our prime location to Independence National Park and that you found your room spacious and elegantly appointed. This is always nice to hear.

But I think my favorite part of your review was about our “Liberty Bell" waffles. They smell so wonderful when they are cooking and they are truly delicious. You said it right when you wrote..."You've got to try it"!

Anyway, thanks again for selecting the Independence Park Hotel and posting your comments on TripAdvisor. We appreciate both!

JM

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Reviewed September 11, 2012

From the moment I spoke with Lynn O'Hare by phone to book our reservations at Independence Park Hotel, I knew we had chosen wisely. Upon our arrival she met us at the desk and gave us such good and clear directions about what to see and where to dine in the 24-hour period we had in the Old City. It was a thrill to stay in this historic hotel in the midst
of sites we had only read about in history books. The hotel was charming, and the staff so pleasant and friendly. We wished we had had more time to sight-see. We will count on a return trip as soon as possible when we have more time to spend in the "city of brotherly love"!

Room Tip: Our room faced the street where we waked with early morning light.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 235 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2813
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#4 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#6 Best Value Hotel in Philadelphia
#8 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range: $131 - $334 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you're planning to "Visit Philly" this Autumn or Winter, be sure to stay the night at the Independence Park Hotel. We're located in Philadelphia's Historic District and the perfect spot to explore the city, catch a ball game, enjoy a show or just have fun! Stay with us and walk to the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Ben Franklin's Post Office, Betsy Ross's House, the National Constitution Center and Penn's Landing. Plus, there are dozens of great restaurants, art galleries and museums to wander through in our historic neighborhood. And if you're in Philadelphia on business, you will love our convenient location, free high speed Internet, complimentary 24/7 business pulse center and our award winning and pretty delicious complimentary continental breakfast. We are close to many corporate and government headquarters, as well as universities and renowned hospitals. Stay a night or longer and when you do, we promise to take good care of you. So, relax and enjoy our stunning architecture and host of complimentary modern comforts, designed to exceed today's demanding traveler needs. Make the most of your visit to Philadelphia, stay at Independence Park Hotel. Come be our guest! ... more   less 
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