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Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel

235 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2813
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 06/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


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Due to a recent fire in a nearby apartment building, resulting in subsequent damage, The Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel is now temporarily closed.

We are currently restoring and renovating the hotel with a reopen date of July 2019. We are looking forward to seeing you all once again at the new Best Western PLUS Independence Park Hotel.

To cancel and rebook at another Best Western Hotel, please call 800 780 7234 or visit

We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you soon.

Thank you,

Staff, Management & Owners

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!

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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Business Centre with Internet Access
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Shalamandav wrote a review Nov 2021
Accokeek, Maryland2 contributions
Do not go to this hotel. Five Letters, nasty. Molded bathroom, bubble gum on carpets, missing light in bathroom and limited toiletry. Staff did not care at all. I am still waiting for a refund because they ruined my anniversary! Stay outside!
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Date of stay: September 2021
podrozniczka60 wrote a review May 2018
New Jersey14235 contributions3785 helpful votes
We stayed in this hotel first several years ago. Pleasant, with its own style, in the middle of the historic heart of Philadelphia. Very pleasant staff. The hotel seem to have upgraded from what i remember and kept up with adjustments and improvements. Nice standard rooms, convenient location of the garage. Breakfast included is always a plus. Would stay again given an opportunity.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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David S wrote a review Mar 2018
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom319 contributions117 helpful votes
Our first floor room overlooked the main street yet was pleasantly quiet, with instant hot water, and was roomy enough for both of us. Breakfast was superb! soft classical music is played as you dine on a wide variety of dishes that will suit most culinary traditions, and the tables were set with clean linen everyday. A bonus was the complimentary tea and cookies served at 3.30 pm.
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Date of stay: February 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Try making your own waffles on the machine provided!
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Pickersgills wrote a review Feb 2018
Wilmington, Kent, UK6 contributions8 helpful votes
My husband and I have stayed at The Independence a couple of times now. As previous people have said it is ideally situated, good hotel and above all the staff are so nice. Never stayed on a Tuesday so can't comment on the wine and cheese evening. The cookies and coffee are much appreciated after a day of walking. So much to see and do around this area. A must is the Museum of American Revolution, right opposite. Quite a few restaurants around. We were so sad to hear about the fire last week. Our thoughts and best wishes go to all the people concerned on that dreadful morning, especially the staff who work at The Independence. Hope everything goes well for The Independence and you will be up and running in a couple of months.
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We have stayed at the front and back of the hotel,all rooms were fine with us.
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Response from InnsofDistinction, General Manager at Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel
Responded 27 Feb 2018
Dear Pickergills, We appreciate your repeated support, your kind words and your best wishes for our staff and team as we rebuild the Independence Park Hotel. Thank you so much for these heart warming comments, they mean so much to us. We are sorting things out, contacting future guests and taking care of the groups who had booked with us. But, we are really looking forward to opening our doors and taking care of our friends, guests and everyone who enters our doors. We will see you in a few month. OK? Thanks JM
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Mark G wrote a review Feb 2018
Catonsville, Maryland2430 contributions677 helpful votes
The Independence Park Hotel is a 36 room property on the National Register of Historic Places that sits in possibly the best location for exploring Olde City Philadelphia. Under the Best Western Plus label it offers an expanded continental breakfast in the downstairs atrium and on Wednesday evening, a wine and cheese buffet from 5-7pm, that is outstanding. Parking is around the corner, a short block away for $18 a night with in and out privileges. There are 2 reserved spots in front of the hotel for easy loading and unloading. It sits right across the street from the outstanding new Museum of the American Revolution. The 3 night trip over Valentine's day was outstanding and look forward to returning to this excellent hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from InnsofDistinction, General Manager at Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel
Responded 27 Feb 2018
Dear Mark G. Thanks for the PERFECT 5 Star review and for sharing your experience with the world on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your staying with us over Valentine's Day 2018. These comments are very welcomed and we look forward to seeing you again. We are currently closed due to a fire adjacent to the hotel, but we will be restoring our historic hotel and reopening again in a few months. So, come back and see us later this year. OK? THANKS JM.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Founding Footsteps (0.4 km), Olde City Escape Games (0.06 km), and Escape the 1980s (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Zahav, The Franklin Fountain, and Amada.
Are any cleaning services offered at Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Battleship New Jersey (1.6 km), Independence National Historical Park (0.1 km), and Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul (2.2 km).
Is Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.