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“Close to historical locations.” 4 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel
Ranked #3 of 86 Hotels in Philadelphia
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6 reviews
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“Close to historical locations.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Arrived and there was no option to check in earlier. They offered the keep luggage as a courtesy. Breakfast in the morning was good. Make your own waffle, etc. (like most BWs). Nice that they have a tea and cookie time in the evening.

** there is no parking available. Only street parking and the option to leave it in a garage about a block away which costs $19.00/24 hours. If you move the car and come back you are charged again for the re-entry. If I knew this I would have used a different hotel. Parking cost me just as much as the hotel stay for one night.

  • Stayed February 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

BW has really improved and this BW Plus hotel was a gem. I think everyone did their best to make it great except that we had a transformer interruption so no power for a couple of hours. They provided flashlights, humor, wine and cheese! Will also say the location- downtown Philly- is always great but the parking is high ($20-$50). Yikes!
Will stay again.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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New Glarus, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

This is the 2nd time staying at this hotel. I love the location, staff, and price. As others have mentioned the rooms are smaller than standard modern hotels but the rooms are very comfortable and VERY CLEAN. Hotel staff is great, very helpful and friendly. Good breakfast in the morning and coffee / fresh fruit is available all day. The Lobby is very comfortable and inviting, where you can hang out play chess or checkers or login to the computer to catch up on things or print your boarding passes for your flight home. The wifi also worked great in our room, had no issues at all. Attractions - liberty bell, independence hall etc. are just a short walk away. If you are looking for a clean room, friendly staff, in the heart of the city, look no further.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Rockville, Maryland, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

The hotel is located in an old building, so the rooms are small. This and lack of on-site parking (a parking garage is 1.5 blocks away) are the only deficiencies worth mentioning. On the positive side, the rooms are clean, the breakfast is very good (cold/hot cereal, yogurt, scrambled eggs, sausages, waffles, sweets), the staff is friendly and helpful. The hotel is situated few blocks away from the historical landmarks.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

My husband and I just returned from a winter weekend in Philly (2 nights.) The Best Western near Independence Park is a great hotel with great location and service. We easily parked our car and were able to walk to all the historic sights. We discovered fun restaurants nearby. We'll be back in the fall with our daughter and son-in-law.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

I hate to give this hotel 3 stars but thats what it is. Its an average hotel. Nothing great but nothing really bad. I was super happy with the hotel. I have nothing bad to say about it. On our way to the Dominican Republic we had a little problem with my passport and had to stay here on a sunday night. luckily the us customs house is right across the street so thats why we picked it (short walk in the morning and we missed our flight ne ways) This hotel is in a historic section of town. lots of cool buildings and brick roads in the vicinity. lots of history and great achitecture. close to an awesome dave and busters too and a movie plex where we saw lord of the rings. it was probably the most fun night i had on vacation since dominican republic was horrible. i was actually happy the denied my passport and wouldnt let us board the plane sunday morning.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Stayed here 1 weekend night. The staff was very friendly and hotel was very clean and nicely decorated. Breakfast included is good with hot and cold items. The location is perfect for doing the Independence National Park and the old city, all within short walking distance. Many restaurants also near the hotel. Will definitely stay here again if we do the old city again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel
Address: 235 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2813
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center East
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 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#4 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#8 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel 3*
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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