Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District
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TravelPod Member ReviewsWyndham Philadelphia Historic District
The best thing about this hotel is that it is within walking distance of many historic sites and good restaurants. The beds were comfortable and my husband gave the WIFI a passing grade. There was a firehouse nearby so we heard a number of sirens during the night. No complimentary breakfast was available and the hotel's food was pretty pricey.
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Excellent facility. Centrally situated. Clean with good amenities and friendly, helpful staff.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District
The first room we were allocated hadn't even had the waste bin in the bathroom emptied. The bath had someone's hairs in it and there were shoe imprints all over the floor. The bedroom hadn't been cleaned & we contacted the front desk who did send the Housekeeper quickly. We showed her the reasons for our complaint & were shown a different room which looked clean on the surface & we accepted this room.
The next morning when we opened the curtains we noticed a considerable amount of dust, paint chippings, cobwebs and dirt etc on the window ledges and around each floor corner of the window as well as the heating/air conditioning unit - this area of the room had not been cleaned for a long time!
The fire alarm went off twice in one day - 4.30am - which we slept through & were told about after - and again in the afternoon. There were lots of children staying in the hotel so it was almost certainly pranks - however, the hotel staff did not bother to wake guests in the early hours so had the fire been real we would no doubt have incurred severe burns at the least!
We went to the Manager's office several times but he was always either unavailable or busy in meetings.
Although we have never experienced anything as bad as this in a Holiday Inn before we feel we will never stay at a Holiday Inn again after this experience and were only pleased it was just for 3 nights.
Loved the HI
Excellent location. If you want to stay close to the bars/restaurants, this is the place for you. It's a Holiday Inn. Don't expect too much and you won't be disappointed. I loved it.
Great location, great staff...a wonderful time
This was my second trip to Philadelphia and choosing the holiday inn this time made all the difference. The staff knew about everything to keep us busy and were so nice. The hotel was full of families and everyone seemed to be having a great time. I definately would stay here again and recommend it to anyone traveling to Philadelphia.
Not Impressed by Holiday Inn
From the moment we arrived at the Holiday Inn to the moment we left we were not at all impressed by this hotel.
It started with a very slow check in counter and staff that really didn't seem to care. Then to a restless night sleep due to a constant vibration through the floor and noise created by an ice machine in the bar below. When we approached the counter the following morning to request a room change we received nothing but attitude from the staff, almost to the point of being rude.
We requested help from the concierge with city tours and was told that they don't offer that service but instead directed us to the public phones.
Our hotel experience in Philly certainly didn't damper our spirit and we enjoyed ever other thing that Philadelphia had to offer, it is an amazing place. We hope to return there one day and extend our experience but we will certainly be looking for somewhere else to stay...
Avoid this Hotel!
Stayed post cruise and what a let-down. Carpet in room so stained and dirty I wore my shoes in room. Bathroom floor dirty, shower curtain moldy and bathtub wouldn't drain properly. Stairwells smelled so bad I was gagging before I got to next floor. Terrible odor and dirty. Went to restaurant for quick dinner of hamburgers. Waited for waitress to take order for 15 min. Then our sandwiches came 1 hour 15 minutes later. Obvious they had been under a heat lamp the entire time. I travel a lot and have never complained to management - but this experience couldn't have been worse. Didn't have to pay for dinner - but didn't erase the frustration. This hotel has Holiday Inn name and is in a great location - but I would have to advise anyone to steer clear...
Terrible Review: Holiday Inn Philadelphia - Historic District
The Holiday Inn Philadelphia - Historic District was terrible! The room was dirty and small. The sheets and bathroom countertop were stained, and we found hairs all over the room. The furniture was old and warped. Basically, the room had not been updated in 50+ years.
The staff was also unacceptable. The frontdesk help was understaffed and unorganized. Our room was not ready upon the 4:00pm check-in time.
In other words, DO NOT go to this hotel.
an excellent hotel very well situated for most attractions.
the staff were extremely helpful especially the concierge who provided great local knowledge about attractions and ball games etc.
the room unfortunately overlooked the air conditioning system but you can't have everything.
would reccommend hotel to friends
I was very disappointed with my stay at this hotel. The room was very dirty. In addition being old and marred, the furniture was coated with dust. The bed linens were limp and threadbare. When I pulled down the bedding, I noticed that the bottom mattress was covered with stains down the sides.
The bathroom was very old. The rugs throughout the hotel seemed ancient and dirty. This hotel is in desperate need of an update. I stayed for only one night in July, but couldn't wait to check out.
Nothing to write home about
We stayed at the Holiday Inn from May 13th thru 15th, 2004. We were attending a family wedding, and a block of rooms was reserved there, so we didn't look into other lodging, just booked the hotel where everyone else would be. The rooms/bathrooms were just kind of old looking and the decor wasn't my style. The front desk clerks were just OK. The restaurant (breakfast) was horrible. The housekeeping staff was very nice and helpful. I heard there was a pool but was also told it was out of service. Location is OK, walking distance to several historical sites. If I went to Philadelphia again, I'd find a nicer hotel to stay in.
Room for Improvement!
Stayed at this H.I. for 4 nights last December (2003) and found it pleasant and reasonably priced for what it offers.
Staff were great; no problems with getting a late check-out and the room was serviced competently each day. My room (on the Priority Club floor) was a good size, plenty of space to move around, and with a decent sized bathroom as well.
Breakfast, which admittedly I only tried once, was poor, no that's not quite right...it was very poor! Looked like what food was left had been cooked a couple of hours previously and left to stew, and nobody seemed very interested in fetching or making fresh.
Ate a lunch on my last day there and have no complaints about that...large portions and good quality so perhaps I was just unlucky with my breakfast? But should you ever be unlucky?
The bar could hardly be described as welcoming, but the barman was, and that made up for it! The corridors could do with redecoration, beginning to look a little 'tired', as are all the public areas.
Superb location, if you are in Philly to see the sights then you can do no better. Would I go back...yes...and I shall...next month!
TripAdvisor Reviews Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District
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"Ring loud that hallowe-ed BELL!
Ring it long, ring it long;
Through the wide world let it tell
That Freedom's strong..."
-from The Liberty Bell by H.R.H. Moore
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-Carl Van Doren in his biography of Franklin
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... the whole intro in tears we walked out of the area and into the main part of the museum. They had videos going, interactive games, and voting polls, and they also had these posters on the wall that ask questions. Some of the questions would be like "How do you feel about __(Hot Topic)__, and it was so sad reading some of the answers. I could not believe how many people would go to this place, hear about the struggles we ...