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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

Hotel Description

Victorian hotel near Independence Hall

Center City stay

A stay at this Old City hotel places you steps from Independence National Historical Park and a 5-minute walk from Independence Hall. Liberty Bell Center and Penn's Landing are also within half a mile (1 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 health club on site, and a 24-hour front desk and a fireplace in the lobby are also provided.

Free WiFi, MP3 docks

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 36 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include MP3 docks, premium bedding, and free local calls.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Jetted Tub

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Bathtub

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel 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 Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel

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 Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel

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 Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel. 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
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • 1 conference room
  • 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

Family Friendly Amenities

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

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces) , Offsite parking discounted rates available

Transport

  • Airport: Philadelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.) (18.3 km / 11.4 mi)
  • Train station: Philadelphia Temple University Station (4.7 km / 2.9 mi)
  • Metro station: 2nd St. Station (0.4 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel 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. This Philadelphia hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • MP3 dock
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free hot/cold 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 note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

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 are 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.

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 are 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Parking height restrictions apply

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 18 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Nearby parking fee: USD 17 per night

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
  • Best Plus Independence Park
  • Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel Hotel
  • Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel Philadelphia
  • Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel Hotel Philadelphia

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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