We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Alexander Inn

0.7 km from Philadelphia centre
  • Free Wifi
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness centre
Save
Enter dates to see best deals
Check In Check Out
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
More options
View Deals
We check up to 200+ sites for the lowest hotel prices
1 room 2 adults 0 children
View Deals
Close 
301 South 12th and Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Offers & Announcements
Low Fixed Rates
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,283 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Alexander Inn
See the most recent reviews
Showing 1,210: English reviews
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 9 March 2012

I stayed here with my Father during football season last year when we came to Philadelphia for the Eagles vs Bears Monday night game. We stayed Here for 2 nights and were happy with the accommodations. The rooms were clean and and updated for such an old hotel. The prices were average to High but to be fair there was...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank welovesummer14
New York City
Reviewed 5 March 2012

We always stay here at the Alexander Inn when visiting Philadelphia several times a year , but it's been several years since my last review of the property. As we just got back from a weekend visit to catch the Van Gogh Exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Go see it!), I am pleased to report that the Alexander...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank DonNewYorkCity
Seattle
Reviewed 3 March 2012

I have stayed at the Alexander twice and really like this place. It's in a downtown historic-feeling neighborhood (the gayborhood) and in walking distance of everything except the Art Museum. You really feel like you live in Philly when you stay here. The staff is friendly and helpful, but not overly chatty, so it's not like staying in a B&B,...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank SeattleFrances
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 February 2012

The Alexander Inn, which we stayed at in February 2012, radiates old world charm. It is situated in the Washington Square West neighbourhood, and within walking distance of places such as City Hall, the Reading Terminal Market, and the Independence Mall area. The decor has a distinctly vintage, almost European, vibe. Our room was compact – sufficient for stay of...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Belgianz
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 24 February 2012

The Alexander is a charming hotel, up-to-date but with a lot of atmosphere. Our room was well appointed and the floor was quiet (even though our room was next to the elevator). The breakfast buffet was generous and, as others have noted, some fruit and pastries were available throughout the day. The staff is very engaging -- friendly and helpful...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank MN_Walkers
Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewed 22 February 2012

We spent 3 days and 2 nights in Philadelphia at The Alexander Inn. Our room was great and compact with everything we needed as well as an expanded continental breakfast and discounted parking. All in all a great stay for everyone.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Lnmargel
Medina, Ohio
Reviewed 19 February 2012

We have been coming to the Alexander Inn before it was "discovered". It is noteworthy because it is a reclamation project of a property that could have easily fallen into urban decay. The narrowness of the building belies its functionality. Location, location, location. In the heart of Philly's gayborhood, a few blocks from South Street at one perimeter and Walnut...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank JCNMD
Welwyn Garden City
Reviewed 11 February 2012

Very welcoming, reception staff always friendly and helpful. My (single) room was not huge but was ideal for me, and the price was good. Could easily walk from here to many of the main Philadelphia sights and there are bars and restauarants close by. Basic Buffet (fruit, biscuits etc) available all day - which was great when I got back...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank WelwynTraveller
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 6 February 2012

We had a nice room on the north end of the fourth floor with an intimate view of adjacent rooftops. Located on the edge of beautiful Society Hill, the Alexander Inn is within walking distance of many attractions. Small bathroom but completely adequate. Evidence of mice.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank denmarlef
Brunswick
Reviewed 3 February 2012

Welcoming and friendly. The room we had was charming, and clean. The price of the parking and room was extreemly reasonable for Philly. Location is tops, and within walking distances of great restaurants.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank AnnieGee_11

490 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (202)
Viewed
Room/Suite (48)
Viewed
View from Room (15)
Viewed
Dining (12)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (29)
Viewed
Bathroom (12)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
1:48
Videos (3)
Viewed
Other (82)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (283)
Viewed
Amenities (19)
Viewed
Deluxe Queen Room (33)
Viewed
Double Full Room (40)
Viewed
Double Room with Handicap Accesibility (31)
Viewed
King Room (44)
Viewed
Dining (31)
Viewed
Single Room (22)
Viewed
Standard Queen Room (27)
Viewed
The Hotel (36)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (5)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Philadelphia hotels
City Center West
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
Loews Philadelphia Hotel
#7 of 85 in Philadelphia
4,385 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
The Windsor Suites
#6 of 85 in Philadelphia
1,244 reviews
Penn's View Hotel
#11 of 85 in Philadelphia
749 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A charming boutique hotel with 48 designer rooms, private baths, Hi speed wireless internet, in-room safes, DirecTV with 8 complimentary movie channels, great artwork, breakfast buffet, fitness center, historic tours from our door, discounted indoor parking nearby, a friendly staff and reasonable and consistent rates from $119. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Alexander Inn

Address: 301 South 12th and Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center East
Price Range: $193 - $257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Alexander Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 48
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Orbitz so you can book your Alexander Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Alexander Hotel Philadelphia
Alexander Inn Philadelphia
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Philadelphia
#9 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#15 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
#20 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Alexander Inn staff and other travellers.
21 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (21)

Questions? Get answers from Alexander Inn staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Snag one of the large, end rooms”
 of 5 bubbles Offandrunning, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The rooms on the upper floors are the most quiet”
 of 5 bubbles mikechomko, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Choose a queen room if you require more space. Rooms are generally small”
 of 5 bubbles LI-fam, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Take a room on the higher floors with a "City View". It is a quite street so no worries about street noise.”
 of 5 bubbles waynem1, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“7th floor was fairly quiet although if window open then traffic could be a bit noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles auldleither, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
5 of 5