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... up for food before the match began. Following good local advice we tucked into a tasty cheese steak sandwich and curly fries. It was a filing meal, a classic baseball delicacy. It was an exciting match with a strong lead by Atlanta completing 3 home runs in the 1st inning. Nerves were running high as Philly tried to engineer a come back. With Atlanta scoring a further home run in the 2nd ...
... and walking the neighborhoods where we'll be working: Swampoodle, Frankford, Point Breeze, Strawberry Mansion. I think by Thursday the team was pretty bored and ready to get our hands dirty! So that afternoon, having a few extra hours after our last neighborhood tour and supply pick-up for the next day, we showed off our flexibility and motivation and started the next day's work early! The project was a very small community garden that and ...
'July 4th? Independence Day, you say? Well, hello, I'm British, and I'm here to take this continent back...'
Those of you who have been avidly following my blogs will be happy to know that - yes indeed - I survived my journey throughout South America. I am now firmly ensconced in the States (which feels about as dangerous as Disneyland) and thus there will be many more blog entries yet to come. Huzzah!
(Actually, since I came to the United States ...
... tour of some old important buildings and see the Liberty Bell. We stopped for lunch at the Reading Terminal an amazing market with all different kinds of options. I had heard that the Roast Pork Sandwich at Dinics was the place to go. Which was true! Cheered us up after a rainy day. Philadelphia was a great city wish we could of spent more time there in sunny weather! Next Stop ...
... was approached by a cop (with Donut frosting all over his face!) and he began with the whole "If I let you use this little one then I need to let the next person use his bigger one to as it would be his constitutional right...blah blah blah". So I cut him short and basically said "What you are really tring to say is I can't sue a tripod here". One message for the Yanks since 9/11. KISS (Keep it simple stupid). No tourist wants ...
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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.