For the location and size, I thought it was a good deal. It's an older building, so much of the sound proofing technology wasn't built in. You can hear people down the hall, especially if they're clowning around and being loud. You can hear the housekeeper knock on the doors as she goes down the hall, "housekeeping". Hallways are a little narrow. Ceilings […] are like 11 feet. Lobby is well decorated, clean. Like the free coffee,cookies and paper. I would recommend this hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This was my second time at Best Western Independence Park Hotel, and I must say they changed a lot since my last visit. The remodeled lobby looks great, full breakfast in the morning, and Wednesday evening free wine and cheese. Sat around the lobby talking to the other guests drinking and relaxing was awesome. Hotel is located within walking distance […] to so many sites, great location, great time Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"In walking distance to all historical sights"
Great hotel , furnishings are of the period. The lobby is an excellent place to an unwind from your day. Breakfast has many choices. My granddaughter especially enjoyed making the Belgian Waffle with the imprint of the Liberty Bell. The staff was pleasant and helpful.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Close to museums and convention center"
The staff was great! They were very professional yet willing to chat if you wanted. They were well versed on the things to see and how to best get to them. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming. The rooms were ready on time, attractive and clean. The breakfast was nicely done and tastey. The only negative was not having "on site" parking, but that seems […] to be common in the area. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great place to stay close to all the sights. Wonderful hot breakfastGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Location and Helpful Staff"
Very pleased with location - close to major attractions & subway. Staff very friendly, attentive, and capable.....went the extra mile to help.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Best Western in Old City was a great choice"
This hotel was a great choice for a lovely week-end in the city. We were going to a week-end festival across the river in Camden and this hotel worked perfectly. Staff was very nice, a great breakfast buffet was included and we were in a great neighborhood and excellent location. I would definately stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Newly remodeled landmark close to everything"
Putting the final touches on the hotel remodeling, but it didn't bother me as a guest. We walked to all historical landmarks, lots of restaurants for every budget close by, best self serve breakfast I've ever had, staff is always friendly and helpful steering us away from tourist traps and toward good experiences. Of course nothing is perfect, I would […] have liked to have access to a gym. I will recommend to friends and family. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful place to stay while touring Philadelphia"
Enjoyed our stay very much and loved being within walking distance to most of the historical sites and great restaurants!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location but that's it"
Great location - just 3 blocks from Constitution Plaza and the Liberty bell. But our experience with the room was sub par. I had booked the premier queen room and was more than disappointed with what we received. I questioned the room category at which point I was told that all queens were the same, regardless of category name. The room was very dated […] and the mattress felt 30 years old - it sank 6 inches as soon as you sat down and you could feel every single spring. I was glad we were only staying for one night. Breakfast was ok but next time I'd rather forego breakfast and actually get some sleep. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"close to sights"
hotel was very convenient, perfect for what we were looking for. Staff was quite helpful and knowledgeable. Good breakfast.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"close to independence hall"
It was a great location very close to independence hall and liberty bell. Our room was very clean. Also, the breakfast buffet had a nice variety.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location, great staff"
Smaller rooms in a renovated old building, staff is excellent. Location is perfect, walking distance to most Philly sites and dozens of restaurants within a few blocks.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Easy walking, safe neighborhoods."
It was a great choice !Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect for our historic Philly weekend!"
My 7 year old had just learned about the liberty bell and Betsy ross in school a few weeks prior, so the weekend before 4th of July a perfect time to take a trip to Old City Philly and see it first hand. I wasn't familiar with the city and was concerned about safety and walking distance to the sites. The Best Western turned out to be the perfect place […] for us. There was only a room with a queen left, but I booked it. Yes, it was smaller, but with very high ceilings we did not feel cramped at all! It was perfect as we only slept there and stopped in for small breaks between site seeing.Only a few blocks from everything we wanted to see, including Independence Hall and the ice cream festival at Penn's Landing. We even fit in a tour of the US mint factory when we arived Friday. Turns out the fridges are only in rooms with double beds and king beds, though. Also, we had no safe - not sure why. Aside from a late check in on Friday night (you can hear people in the hallway pretty well) we did not hear any noises to keep us awake. The bed was comformable enough, even sharing it with a 7 year old. The place was very clean and the tall posts on the bed, curtains and wing chair gave it a period feel. The bath and towels were clean and the desk staff was very pleasant and helpful. The breakfast with liberty bell waffles was delicious and included! Noon checkout allowed us to get in the Liberty Bell, 360 movie and horsecarraige ride, then they held our bags until our day was done! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location and fantastic staff"
We were there one night and were impressed by the efficiency and welcoming attitude of the staff. Breakfast that's included with the room was good and other people staying at the hotel were friendly. It is a great location to tour the spots in the old city, and our room was quiet. We will stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice room with one flaw"
The room was small but very nice and quiet. The bed was one of the most comfortable I have experienced. The breakfast was good. The service was friendly. The only flaw was the fan for the air conditioning, which blew like the wind across the bed. The control had settings of "on" and "auto" but I could find no way to reduce the flow.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Location - Old School Hotel in Historic Area"
The hotel lobby was under construction, which did not leave a great initial impression. The bones of hotel date to the 1800's, so there is but one elevator and rooms are small. Nevertheless, the staff were helpful and friendly, the room tastefully decorated in Early American style, the bathroom large and fully modern, and the self-serve breakfast area […] pleasant with the typical food staples, i.e. as in a chain business hotel. Although a bit pricey, the only other options close to Independence Hall and the surrounding restaurant and bar area, are two much pricier hotels and one back-packer joint. This hotel proved to be a convenient compromise. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The location of this hotel is perfect. We were within walking distance of Old City and then enjoyed some of the artistic and food scene on South Street, The staff were attentive, kind and made certain that we were comfortable from the beginning to the end. The breakfast was a plus, fresh, hot and convenient, along with the later check out time of noon […] as well. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel in the heart of the Old City of Philly"
The lobby of the hotel was under restauration but it was clean and with no inconveniences. The staff was very kind and helpful and the old style rooms were nice. Excellent breakfast buffet. Complimentary WiFi worked very well.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Old and charming hotel"
Overall hotel was good. Has an old charm to it. Bed was terribly uncomfortable but other than that it was a pleasant stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
"great location near all must see sights"
Great location, great breakfast (included), room clean an quiet. Free newspapers a nice additionGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Well I know it is a necessity but I hate renovations. Especially historic Philadelphia, Pa. Unfortunately that is exactly what was hapening there. The lobby looked horrible!Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel had an old time house feel to it. Hope that makes sense... The room was cool but parking is terrible in this area. I guess parking on a Saturday night will be an issue all over the city. The room felt more like an actual bedroom. Like you are visiting a friends house or something. Which is cool because sometimes hotel rooms can feel sterile. […] I would stay there again. The room was clean. It smelled clean too. I noticed small things like the wall paper peeling very slightly. I notice the small details but the next person may not. The staff is nice. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
There is a lot of construction surrounding the hotel (visited in April 2013) so it was quite noisy in the morning when we were trying to sleep in, but the location is otherwise great. It is an easy walking distance to most historic sites in Old City. The hotel has a good hot breakfast (waffles, sausage, eggs, etc), they have coffee in the lobby 24/7, […] tea and cookies every afternoon and a wine and cheese reception on Wednesday afternoons. The staff was friendly and helpful and the rooms are clean, although the building is very old and the bathrooms could use some updating. The water pressure in the shower seemed dependent on how many other people were showering at the same time. Overall, a great value hotel! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice old Philadelphia Hotel"
The Hotel was easily accessible, Parking was available within a block for a reasonable rate. Hotel lobby was neat and clean. Hotel staff were quite pleasant and helpful. The room was small but adequate.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nearest to Hamilton's Bank of the U.S."
Great hotel, welcoming and helpful staff, clean rooms, historic area just a few yards away from the original location of the office of our Nation's first Secretary of the Treasury and indispensable Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, the First Bank of the U.S., and the Museum of the American Revolution. Located on the same street as Independence Hall, […] Carpenter's Hall, and the Second Bank of the U.S., housing a marvelous Peale and Sharples exhibit! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The rooms need to be updated. The floors creak and the lights are old and dim. The bed was extremely old and didn't have much spring left in it.Genuine Expedia guest review
"hotel stay excellent"
wish the queen bed was a little bigger. but great hotel in a good location. parking charges are extra $19Genuine Expedia guest review
This hotel we stayed was at the center of all important sightseeing spots like Independance hall, Liberty Bell and Congress Hall. The stay was comfortable and the bkfast was awesome. The problem which i faced (only me) the a/c was a bit noisy.... But i loved historic room designs!!! Worth the money!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Customer service was impeccable but the musty smell in the hallway and room lowered my overall satisfaction of the hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Everything was adequate except the mattress on the bed which we mentioned to the manager. We were in room 105 and the mattress was like a five hundred pound person had laid in the middle of it for months.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Best location for all must-see sights."
Everything to see was within a few blocks of the hotel. The staff is very helpful. We enjoyed eating in the historic City Tavern just around the corner.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Was right in heart of centre city so not bad location if u plan to move around during your stay. Parking isnt $19, its $24 if ur not leaving until after 6 am like we were but that's no big deal. The hot breakfast was a plus and the staff was very friendly.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel is located in a historic building, so the rooms are small judged by newer standards. Otherwise, it is a fine hotel. The staff is friendly and helpful, rooms are clean. The hotel is located in the old city, quite close to many tourist attractions. The breakfast menu: hot/cold cereal, scrambled eggs, sausage links, waffles, cup cakes, fruit […] . Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect historic location"
We visit Philly often but this is the first time we have stayed in the Old City. It was a delight. Historic small hotel, friendly helpful staff, good complimentary breakfast, comfy lobby with fireplace, cookies & tea in the afternoon. Only complaint was the bell on the elevator, it rings way too much! Fortunately our room was not near it. We will definitely […] stay there again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel for sight seeing in Philly"
I gave this as a gift to my son and daughter in law. They loved the hotel, the location and the breakfast. The only complaint was that the bed was lumpy and springy. THey did not sleep well. Seem like the beds need an upgrade. She was sliding toward the middle. It was a one bed room so no choice but to sleep in the same bed. They were trying to get […] a good nights sleep as they are parents of an infant (I was watching baby) and that wasn;'t really accomplished. Other than that, highly recommended for location, ambiance and helpful staff. I told them they should have asked if any other bedroom was available with a better bed? Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Philly on a budget"
Lovely hotel, walking distance to both the piers and the historical sites of the city...staff couldn't be nicer or more helpful! The room seems a little small, but as we spent very little time in it, wasn't a deal breaker for us...my only issue with the room was a winged insect (couldn't identify, but similar to a moth, only larger) on our wall--I killed […] it myself, and didn't bother mentioning it to the staff as it was a big deal for me, but may be for others. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"An excellent stay!"
It was very classy, the breakfast was a delight, and I hope to stay here again in the near future.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I stayed here overnight for an interview in Philadelphia. No insight parking was a minor inconvenience, however, there was a parking garage nearby with reasonable rates though no in-out privileges. The staff of the hotel was absolutely outstanding! They were very helpful and accommodating, in addition to being extremely nice and helpful. The room was […] clean with a comfortable bed, which is really all I needed it to be. The bathroom had been nicely updated, and there were many conveniences such as free-wi-fi, as well as a free breakfast and afternoon tea (which unfortunately I was not able to take advantage of, though there was always complimentary coffee available). I enjoyed my stay at the hotel and had no major issues, and would certainly stay there again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent hotel in a great neighborhood"
Located in the heart of historical district. Close to attractions and great clubs I felt comfortable in the hotel and walking around at night in a safe neighborhood Very reasonable rate for all that.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location in Philly"
The hotel was in a perfect location for access to the riverfront and Independence Park. The staff was knowledgeable about local restaurants and sights and very willing to help. We were there on New Year's Eve and were treated to champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries in the lobby. With the backdrop of the Christmas tree and fireplace, it was very […] pleasant. We will recommend it to friends and will stay there again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The staff was very friendly and made us feel at home from the first night. The continental breakfast was excellent. The room was a bit small but cozy and homey. The hotel was within walking distance from many small shops and restaurants. The lobby had the feel of old town Philadelphia. Great stay! Very pleased.Genuine Expedia guest review
The property is located within the historic district of Philly, and features all of the basic amenities needed for a few days visit. The front desk staff at both check in and check out were efficient, pleasant, and most helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel was advertised as having in room safes; it does not. One day they were using power drills and sanders in the room next door, in the wall right behind our bed. Maintenance does not check nor was maintenance concerned about having the rooms next door occupied. The front desk, at 10 pm, offered another room, but by that time the work was completed. […] It was our last night, and we passed on the room change. The hotel was nice, but they have serious issues to address with maintenance staff. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Staff was very friendly and helpful. First night there after waling the town we fell asleep and woke up after 10:30PM Too late to go out Staff gave us information where to call for room service and open the closet to allow us some hot tea and snack while we waited for our food to arrive. Great location. Good breakfast. Very helpful in food selectio […] n. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Very convenient to historical sights.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Pleasing hotel in the heart of History"
Big shift after staying at a full-service chain the night prior. The lack of some of the conveniences of a full service hotel ( like an in- house restaurant) were offset by the ambience and historical value of the Independence Park. Staff very helpful. Good location.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location, no problems"
It's a great little historic hotel in a terrific location. You can walk to everything and even the parking service was reasonable (though I didn't have a car). Staff was very warm and helpful. Lovely free breakfast in a nice light filled room. Would stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was great! The beds were comfortable. The breakfast was very good and the location was great for all the things we wanted to see downtown.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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