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Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed today NEW

This is a well preserved historic building in an excellent location, with very helpful staff and large rooms with a personal touch, but with no signs of luxury at all; no minibars, no feeling of privacy in a condensed atmosphere. Somehow it works though.

Thank Feyzi E
Concord, MA, United States
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our extended family spent a week that BW Independence - it was easy walking distance to the historic sites and Penn's Landing, and a quick subway ride to the museums. The rooms were small but had plenty of spaces to sit and work, and lots of outlets- their internet was not overloaded by a family with lots of devices! They...

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Forest Hills, New York
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff is exceptionally nice and helpful. The place is very clean, comfortable and maintained for a historic building. The only problem is that the rooms are small (you don't get that idea from the photos). Also, some of the rooms to the one side face a brick wall. I would most definitely stay there again. The staff makes the...

Thank Mary N
Westfield, New Jersey
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hotel in the Old City section of Philly was smaller than I expected, in an historic building dating to 1856. Everything was pretty updated, though, and well-kept, down to the free and fast WiFi. The customer service was excellent every step of the way and matched the delightful history of the area. We got an email from the General...

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InnsofDistinction, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel, responded to this review

Dear twinmama12345, Wow, what a great review, you really detailed your stay with us and it seems that we exceeded your expectations. After reading your review, I have given much thought to how I would reply. And a giant THANK YOU seems perfect. Come see us again. THANKS JM

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The stay was very comfortable,clean & reasonable. The host was very knowledgeable with the amenities as well as directions to & from parking. We really enjoyed our stay at Best Western. I deeply appreciate the hospitality that was shown throughout my stay

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Severna Park, Maryland
Reviewed 1 week ago

We couldn't be happier with this hotel. Right location, lovely surroundings, comfortable in every way topped off by a wonderful, friendly and helpful staff. Had a boutique hotel vibe right in the heart of things. Lynn, desk person and concierge, was terrific. Cannot go wrong here.

Thank Ontheriver200
InnsofDistinction, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ontheriver200, Wow, thanks for the PERFECT 5 STAR TripAdvisor review. This is awesome, I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us! And thanks for giving us these stunning shout outs! "We couldn't be happier" "Wonderful, friendly and helpful staff" "Cannot go wrong here." We appreciate your sharing this experience with the TripAdvisor family and look forward...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Room was cozy and Staff were very helpful. Definitely great place to stay for business, or a single/couple exploring Philly. Great location. Breakfast Spread was tasty and Be careful, if you plan on street parking! If you are staying for a few days, I would highly recommend the hotel's parking services.

Thank Kay E
InnsofDistinction, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kay E, "Staff were very helpful" "Highly recommend the hotel's parking services" "Definitely a great place to stay for business" Thanks for the wonderful review, gracious comments and of course for staying here at the Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel. We appreciate everything. Your comments were spot on and this is so helpful to future guests using TripAdvisor...

Taylorsville, Utah
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice hotel, good service especially from one lady at reception in the evenings I think her name is Lynn...and of course very close to all the historic sights. but quite pricey even for Philadelphia. there is an additional nearly $5 a night tax just because it is in the historic distric.

Thank Sharon S
InnsofDistinction, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sharon S, Thanks for your gracious review and for staying with us at the Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel. We appreciate both. I am thrilled that you found our hotel "nice," our service "good" and our location "very close to all the historic sights." This is great news! As for our rates, I think we are the best...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very impressed with the Best Western Plus Independence Park from the moment we arrived. The location on Chestnut street was perfect as it allowed us to walk everywhere for sightseeing and eating out. The lobby was beautifully furnished, as was our bedroom, and all very clean. The staff were very friendly and attentive, and happy to chat. We...

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InnsofDistinction, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel, responded to this review

Dear angelapZ1498AC, "Very Impressed with the Best Western" "The lobby was beautifully furnished" "Breakfast was fantastic" "Definitely stay here again" Wow, what a fantastic review, thanks for your gracious words and 5 STAR perfect review. This is awesome. I am pleased that you had such a wonderful time at the Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel and for sharing your...

Ocala, florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arriving at this beautiful historic building we were mesmerized by the beautiful colonial style lobby with fireplace, grand stair case and beautiful large lower dining area. We received a warm wonderful welcome by Julian, who surprised me with the honor of being a Best Western Rewards V.I.P. of the day! (join if you haven't already, the rewards are ample and...

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InnsofDistinction, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel, responded to this review

Dear julieknfla, "If I ever return, I WILL choose this hotel" "Beautiful historic building" "We loved our room, so clean comfortable and quiet" Wow, what a fantastic review and so detailed, thanks for sharing your wonderful experience on TripAdvisor. Can you see me smiling? THANKS I appreciate your staying with us and for posting the numerous positive comments and experiences...

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  • Breakfast included
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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Laundry Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
If you're planning to "Visit Philly" this Autumn or Winter, be sure to stay the night at the Independence Park Hotel. We're located in Philadelphia's Historic District and the perfect spot to explore the city, catch a ball game, enjoy a show or just have fun! Stay with us and walk to the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Ben Franklin's Post Office, Betsy Ross's House, the National Constitution Center and Penn's Landing. Plus, there are dozens of great restaurants, art galleries and museums to wander through in our historic neighborhood. And if you're in Philadelphia on business, you will love our convenient location, free high speed Internet, complimentary 24/7 business pulse center and our award winning and pretty delicious complimentary continental breakfast. We are close to many corporate and government headquarters, as well as universities and renowned hospitals. Stay a night or longer and when you do, we promise to take good care of you. So, relax and enjoy our stunning architecture and host of complimentary modern comforts, designed to exceed today's demanding traveler needs. Make the most of your visit to Philadelphia, stay at Independence Park Hotel. Come be our guest! ... more   less 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel

Address: 235 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
Price Range: $210 - $511 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 36
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Also Known As:
Best Western Philadelphia
Philadelphia Best Western
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#4 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#8 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
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“ask which rooms face a brick wall.”
 of 5 bubbles 36maryn, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Some of the Chestnut Street rooms are larger”
 of 5 bubbles Yakker59, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Choose rooms away from the front of the hotel. Chestnut Street can be noisy at night”
 of 5 bubbles 880donnah, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Our queen room was small, kings with a sofa are much roomier.”
 of 5 bubbles D621IVandreww, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Even tho our room was right next to the elevator it was quiet and sunny and wonderdul.”
 of 5 bubbles G2inParadise, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
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