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Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel
Ranked #2 of 86 Hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“We had a great time!”
Reviewed January 19, 2011

Room was small but we had a great time.. Breakfast was good.. We will visit again

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Reviewed January 13, 2011

The hotel has the Best Western standards for cleanliness and comfort, but also Victorian decor with the atmosphere of a small European hotel. Although the rooms are somewhat small, the price is reasonable considering the location, which is within very convenient walking distance to the historic area, shopping mall, Reading Terminal market, and to many restaurants in all price ranges.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Reviewed January 3, 2011

After a disappointing beginning at another hotel that doesn't deserve to be mentioned, we happily found ourselves at the Independence Park Hotel, greeted by name at the front desk, and handed a glass of wine by the manager on staff. Really, what more could one ask for? Amazing location, terrific restaurants nearby, good breakfast at the hotel (love the liberty bell waffles) and generous late check-out. We'll be back!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 1, 2011

We arrived after booking through travelocity which was a disaster. They managed to book, confirm then canel with no reason and couldnt seem to sort out. Anyway, we arrived and the front desk lady, i think her name was Michelle, was absolutely fantastic. She booked us in with no hassles and for a very good price. She also gave some excellent recommendations on places to eat. The room was clean and comfortable with a nice bathroom. I would recommend this hotel especially if you get Michelle checking you in.

Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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york pa
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Reviewed December 29, 2010

My stay was right before Christmas. The lobby had a table full of gingerbread house that the staff had made along with a beautiful Christmas tree. There were cookies and hot tea out in the afternoon. The room was nice and very clean and comfortable.The staff was very helpful and pleasant. Location great, close to many points of interest. I would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed December 2010
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed December 26, 2010

The Best Western Independence Park Hotel has it all. It’s a boutique hotel – big enough to have all the amenities we want and small enough to provide personal service.

Its location can’t be beat; it’s walking distance to the historic sites, world-class restaurants, clubs and shops.

When my parents come back to Philly to visit, this is their “home away from home”. Over the past two years they have spent approximately 30 nights here. Their most recent visit ( Nov 2010 ) came about because of a serious medical issue that brought them from Tulsa, OK to Wills Eye Hospital. The staff was so welcoming and helpful – it made a very difficult time much easier.

On behalf of my parents Jan and Jerry, I’d like to personally thank Gina, Stacey, Michelle, Craig, Jessica, Donna, Loretta, Adam, the really nice Maintenance man whose name escapes me and everyone else at this wonderful and charming hotel!

We can heartily recommend this hotel for everything from a get away weekend to a business trip and everything in between.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Durham, North Carolina
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Reviewed December 20, 2010

Great location, friendly staff, clean room, good breakfast... unfortunately rooms at front are noisy on weekends at around 2AM due to local nightlife. Also, WiFi does not extend to upper rooms.

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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
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: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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