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4.5 out of 5

"I live in the Philadelphia suburbs and stayed at the hotel for one night after a late night out with visiting friends. The hotel is very nicely appoi ... " More

By a verified traveler on Fri 20 Jan 2017

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Hotel Description

Victorian hotel near Liberty Bell Center

Center City stay

A stay at this Center City hotel places you within half a mile (1 km) of Liberty Bell Center and 2 miles (3 km) of Pennsylvania Convention Center. Rittenhouse Square and University of Pennsylvania are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Free breakfast

This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free buffet breakfast and free WiFi. Business travelers can take advantage of the 24-hour business center. There's a gym on site, and a 24-hour front desk and a fireplace in the lobby are also provided.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking (Shower Only)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$213* Per night/room Oct 3 - Oct 4

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking (Walk-in Shower)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premium Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking (with Sofabed)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Walk-in Shower)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Queen sofabed)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking (Walk-in Shower)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Independence Park Hotel, BW Premier Collection ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Independence Park Hotel, BW Premier Collection

Everyone (4)
5 out of 5

Nice hotel, near restaurants and historic sites.

Pros: Cleanliness, décor, staff, breakfast.
Cons: All fine as is.
Location: Near historic area (Independence Hall, Museum of the Revolution, Jewish Museum, Liberty Bell.) Nice restaurants and pubs on 2nd St and Market Sts.
I live in the Philadelphia suburbs and stayed at the hotel for one night after a late night out with visiting friends. The hotel is very nicely appointed, keeping in line with the colonial heritage of the area. Very clean. Entire staff (front desk and breakfast room) very polite and accommodating. The included breakfast is very good. I would definitely recommend the hotel and will use it again myself when I have a need for a hotel in that area of the city. If I were still working nearby I would recommend/use it for visiting business travelers.

Posted by , from Philadelphia on Jan 20, 2017

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4 out of 5

Need brighter light in bedroom.

Perfect old city location-history, river, pizza, cheesesteak.

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016

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4 out of 5

Old classic hotel in historic part of Philadelphia

Pros: Location, and old style classic atmosphere. Lynn was a very bright and knowledgeable receptionist, and went above and beyond: a true concierge!
Location: Amada, Independence Mall, tourist buses, restaurants and bars, night life, movie houses.
Hotel gives easy access to the historic center of Philadelphia. It is a classic old hotel, near wonderful restaurants, and cultural attractions. The staff is very helpful, especially Lynn who helped with finding optional resolutions to a problem I had. The room is small, but comfortable. The bathroom, very clean and functional, the ample supply of towels and toiletries was nice. Breakfast was nice, options from fresh fruit, to scramble eggs and sausage, and make your own waffles. One practical touch was easy access to a computer and printer in the lobby. It had been raining and the hotel provided an umbrella on loan. Only one problem: I was not able to get credited with Best Western points because I had booked the hotel through Travelocity. I was shocked! and annoyed! I stay with BW out of loyalty, being DIAMOND level customer, and for me to be denied points was not nice, even though I do understand the rationale. The rule was too rigid, and no flexibility was shown.

Posted by , from Delray Beach, FL on Oct 6, 2015

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5 out of 5

Great location for sightseeing history

This hotel is in a great location. It is near lots of historical sites and a variety of restaurants. The staff was helpful and efficient. They were quite knowledgeable about what to see and do, and where to eat. parking was off site, but secure, and in walking distance. Would we return? Absolutely! In fact we plan on doing so. We were unable to see any of the things we wanted to see due to the weather ( Snow in March!) and most everything being closed, except for restaurants and bars.

Posted by , from Seattle vicinity on Mar 23, 2015

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About the Independence Park Hotel, BW Premier Collection

Location 235 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Property Features

A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and a meeting room. Free breakfast is served daily, and guests can also enjoy a free nightly manager's reception. A health club, tour/ticket assistance, and coffee/tea in a common area are also featured at the business-friendly Independence Park Hotel, BW Premier Collection. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This Victorian Philadelphia hotel is smoke free.

  • 36 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • Built in 1856
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • 1 conference room

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired internet , Wireless internet access , High-speed internet access , Internet access (complimentary)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Train station: Philadelphia University City Station (5 km / 3.1 mi)
  • Metro station: 2nd St. Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Independence Park Hotel, BW Premier Collection offers 36 accommodations with MP3 docking stations and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature premium bedding. 37-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access (speed: 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices)). Business-friendly amenities include desks and desk chairs; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • MP3 dock
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste available
  • Desk chair

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM. The hotel hosts a free manager's reception daily.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a health club.

  • Golfing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Diners Club. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We Care Clean (Best Western). This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) and SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Property follows sanitization practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Smoke detector
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Property does not offer onsite COVID-19 testing
  • Property does not require health documentation at check-in
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines We Care Clean (Best Western)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 26 per night
  • Nearby parking fee: USD 26 per day (500 ft away)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Best Western Independence
  • Best Western Independence Park
  • Best Western Independence Park Hotel
  • Best Western Plus Independence
  • Best Western Plus Independence Park
  • Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel
  • Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel Philadelphia
  • Best Western Plus Independence Park Philadelphia
  • Independence Park Hotel
  • Philadelphia Best Western
  • Best Western Philadelphia
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.