BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Laundry facilities (self serve)
- Non-smoking rooms
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel Philadelphia
Lovely rooms, really comfortable beds, free wifi! Close to a lot of things. Staff were wonderful
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Historical Traveler Reviews BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel Philadelphia
Great location, across the street from the old Customs House. The staff must have read the previous reviews about unfriendliness, as they were very pleasant. We were there during the Wednesday Wine and Cheese Manager's Reception, and found him to be very friendly and personable, making a point to visit with everyone. He was most helpful with touring suggestions. Rooms vary a lot, ours was L-shaped, but spacious enough. Breakfast Room, under a skylight covered roof in the lowest level was very pleasant.
Could Do Better
The location of this hotel is excellent for sightseeing and there is a lot of very good restaurants nearby. The room we had was very comfortable but a number of things let the hotel down preventing a higher rating which it should get. Firstly the breakfast described as luxury/de luxe, turned out to be below average. Weve had better in budget chains, and availability of various items was patchy( No eggs, no proper bread for toast etc). There was some small pieces of litter in the lift which were still there after 7 nights. A fax was sent to me at the hotel which was eventually given to me after sitting on the desk for 5days! There was a cheese and wine evening given by the management but there was no sign of them, and the cheeses on offer were indifferent. We couldnt help contrast this with the Affinia Dumont in NY where we had stayed the previous 7 nights, here there were superb canapes served by the management with whom we were able to have a good chat . I feel a bit sorry for the staff as they were very friendly in most instances. Somehow I sense the management need to get closer involved with the day to day running of the hotel as it should be quite capable of getting a 4 or 5* rating.
Good location for historic attractions
We spent three nights at the Best Western Independence Park Hotel. This hotel is located just three blocks from the main historical sites of Philadelphia enabling you to walk everywhere. If you need to park there is parking two blocks away for $13.00 a day. Our room was large and faced the street. We could hear street noise so I would suggest asking for room on the courtyard. The noise did not bother us enough to request a room change. A buffet breakfast is included and the special item is waffles. My only negative observation of the buffet breakfast was that the fresh fruit bowl looked quite old and tired. This hotel reminded me of many of the three star hotels I have stayed at in Europe. The reception area and communal areas are centered around a large fireplace. On Wednesday evening wine/cheese & crackers are served. Each afternoon tea and cookies are available. This is a nice touch and we enjoyed relaxing on the couch by the fireplace. Although there is no restaurant associated with this hotel there are so many restaurants within five blocks we had a hard time deciding. Also, public transportation is very convenient for traveling beyond walking distances. This hotel has a somewhat shabby appearance from the street and be prepared to haul your own suitcases to and from your room. But the great location and very comfortable feeling once inside out weighs the few negatives of this establishment.
Try Something Else
Staff not very helpful, noisy rooms, and over priced for the area. I will try a smaller B&B next time.
Quaint Historic Hotel
This is in a great location near all the historic sites. Room was adorable and the breakfast was delicious. Staff was helpful and friendly. Old Philadelphia charm makes it a definite place to stay if we ever get back to Philadelphia again. We highly recommend this hotel. So cute, it would make a great honeymoon spot.
A great hotel for a small cost
This was a little gem we stumbled across on the web and for a great price we got a superb little hotel. The breakfast (complimentry) was really good, try the Belgain waffles they really are great. The staff were all polite and the receptionist was really helpfull. Located in the historic part of Philly, close to Penns Landing and obviously Independance Park. Philly is a great City and South Street is well worth a visit. #
Also only an hours drive from Atlantic City you have to go there it is a mini Vegas !!!
Staff was grumpy, hotel room was noisy, nothing out of the ordinary, and price seemed about $50 too high for the room. Will check elsewhere next time.
Small hotel, great room, good location
Stayed here earlier this week. Quite small hotel but high ceiling well appointed rooms. Great location but parking is down the street and around the corner in a public lot (OK so I'm spoiled from Kansas). We stayed in probably one of the better rooms, facing the street, as most of them just open onto the side of the next building.
We were accidentally there for their touted weekly wine and cheese manager's evening reception but it was brief and "service" was terrible. They quickly ran out of plates, glasses, silverware and crackers and no one seemed in charge of this. and if you didn't want wine there was nothing else to drink.
Great breakfast that is complimentary. I was a little disappointed with one of the front desk people, might have been her first day. who wasn't helpful in terms of helping me get cash ("we don't cash checks.... what bank do you use?.... nope, we don't have that one here in Philly..... US Bank, must be a local one!") I thought she could have been more helpful and I think should have cashed a check. Don't hotels do this anymore?
We stayed here on a family trip to Philadelphia. I loved this hotel! A great price for a comfortable and quiet, although small room and a great breakfast. They also offer an afternoon tea and cookies. This hotel is two blocks from Penn's Landing in one direction and the Indpendence park in the other. I would recommend this for any traveler looking for a great deal on a great hotel.
The perfect escape in themiddle of the activity
A great little hotel in a graet location, near everything. I went there for business but the next time I go it will be for romance. It's a perfect anniversary spot.
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