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Travel Blogs from Philadelphia
As usual another reluctant early start to the day; I will need a holiday when I get home!
A long day is planned. So I breakfast and hit the road. Philadelphia is as every local lells me a very consolidated city, you can walk everywhere.
I walk past the AVIS car hire and take photographic evidence of the non existent signs. I head …
It occurred to me while trying to get back to sleep in the middle of the night, that at shows in Australia, bands sell t-shirts up to XL size, maybe XXL. Here in the US the only guys (comic shop guy and one other) I have seen wearing the GP tour shirts are much larger than XXL, so the merchandise people here cater for a greater diversity, than at …
I absolutely exhausted myself yesterday from all the running around. We really didn’t stop once from the time we left New York that morning until about 10:30pm. I figured I deserved a sleep in so left all the blinds and shutters closed the night before leaving the room pitch black and me sleeping in late.
We weren’t ready to …
I’ll start by saying we had to leave New York City and the Library Hotel today, and that’s all I’m going to say on that topic. Ohhhhhh how I miss them already. But, the show must go on and we’re off to Philadelphia for a two night stop in.
I might add at this point when you’re travelling with luggage, the …
... I couldn't get to Ohio from Portland instead I had to go to Philadelphia to get there. So I stopped off in Philadelphia long enough for a Philly cheese steak roll - surprisingly good considering the ingredients are cheapest cuts of a cow you can get away with calling steak and a liquid version of the plastic cheese you put in burgers. Then I headed off to Akron, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Alexander Inn Philadelphia
Absolutely Loved the Alexander Inn.
If you are looking for European charm,a warm and very friendly staff, a delightful and tasty complimentary breakfast, gorgeous rooms appointed with fabulous artwork, a location right in the heart of center city within walking distance to almost everything, the Alexander Inn located at 12th & Spruce....is the place to stay. Upon arrival we were greeted with an exceptionally friendly and helpful desk clerk. It was a very cold day in December 2003, and the very inviting lobby of the hotel had a fireplace going that warmed you up as you first entered the hotel. There is nothing negative to be said about the Alexander Inn in Philadelphia. A must stay!!!! John & Frank Cherry Hill, NJ
Excellent for straights, too
My wife and I stayed at Alexander Inn for several nights a few years ago, lovely Springtime and our first visit to Philadelphia. We had not been aware, either, that the clientele would be mainly gay but this was certainly not a problem. Everyone coexisted very happily. Our room was completely satisfactory, the breakfasts were a great treat--I particularly remember staff going out of their way to help toast bagels, etc--and the area was interesting and safe for walking day and night.
We look forward to returning someday soon.
Less than complete advertising
If you are not gay, please be advised that this hotel advertises itself as "the only gay hotel in Philadelphia". We found this out after the fact. It would have been helpful to my husband and me if it had been included in its "regular" advertising.
Alexander Inn, Inn of Comfort and Delight
I am from Phildelphia originally, and I watch the Inn slowly being restored and wanted to stay there when it opened. Well, I got the chance in November of 2001 when I was in town for my 20th high school reunion. I stayed in a suite overlooking 12th street which was clean, beautiful, and comfortable. I am a very picky person when it comes to clean and this room was spotless. The staff was helpful and very professional. There customer service skills were outstanding. I would like to commend the General Manager on there training skills. I am planning on coming back November of 2003 for a vacation and I cannot wait to stay at Alexander Inn again.
Sincerely, Theodore Brown
Philly's BEST kept secret.
I was completely surprised, and overwhelmed when I arrived at the Alexander Inn. The Hotel had breath taking furnishings and amenities.
Fine art hung throughout which had a warm and welcoming aura that made me feel right at home. The staff was exceptional and made certain that my stay was everything I was expecting. I highly recommend this wonderful hotel to my friends, family and to anyone else that needs a great place to stay while in Philadelphia.
So many disheartening problems with this hotel that I'll just list them:
Loved The Alexander Inn
My partner and I wanted an affordable yet elegant place to spend a romantic Valentine's weekend. The Alexander Inn met our expectations. It was within a reasonable walk of the bus station. The front desk staff (Scott and Tracey and others) were friendly, upbeat, and helpful in terms of being comfortable and getting acclimated to the city. The rooms were charming. We would definitely stay here again, and am even thinking of coming back in the warmer weather. (Our stay coincided with the Blizzard of 2003.) Great hotel.
To say that the Alexander Inn lacks customer service is an understatement.
I stayed back in 2000. It was lovely, clean, and courteous. I've recommended it to both my gay and straight friends. All of whom had similar experiences.
Great place to stay
i recently stayed at the alexander inn and found my visit there to be pleasant in every way. the staff was helpful (especially when there was an unexpected power outage one night), courteous, friendly. the breakfasts were nutritious and delicioius. the rooms were perfect (my nights varied, so i stayed in more than one room).
i highly recommend the alexander inn if you're planning a visit to philadelphia.