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Reviewed 17 November 2015

This was a great hotel to enjoy the historic part of Philadelphia-we walked to every attraction easily. The $17 parking fee was very reasonable also. Staff was super helpful and friendly, and the building was beautiful. Will always choose Best Western PLUS Independence Park Hotel when visiting.

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Reviewed 16 November 2015

We just spent a Sunday night at BWPlus Independence Park Hotel. It has everything you could want for a visit to the historic area. Everything is within walking distance. We parked our car in the nearby parking garage and never needed it until it was time to leave. Parking at $17/night is a bargain for this area. The King room...

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

Dear 10JoanL, "It has everything you could want for a visit to the historic area", wow, what a great comment. Thanks for staying with us and for telling the world about your experience at the Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel. We appreciate both. Plus, we loved reading that you found "Everything is within walking distance:" and that our "staff...

Reviewed 16 November 2015

The staff of this lovely little gem were truly fantastic: warm, very attentive, knowledgeable and eager to help. The room was perfect: clean, comfortable, reasonably priced and spacious. The hotel's location is good too, especially if your main focus is on historic sight-seeing.

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Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

My husband and I just returned from a five day visit to Philadelphia. After consulting Trip Advisor, we found great reviews for the Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel. After speaking to the lovely desk clerk ,Bambi, we decided to book our room there. The rate was less than surrounding hotels and we liked the idea of a smaller, boutique...

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Pleasant Hill, California
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Hotel is very easy walking distance from historic sites and surrounded by entertainment district with dozens if not hundreds of great restaurant options. Most rooms are small compared to standard US hotels but normal by European standards for older historic locations. Exceptions are the king bed rooms overlooking the interior courtyard. They are large and very quiet! The rooms are...

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

Dear Tom W, Thanks for selecting the Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel for your visit to Philadelphia and for posting your first TripAdvisor review about your experience with us. We appreciate both! And thanks for telling the world that you "wished we stayed at Best Western the entire visit!" versus moving on to the local B&B. Plus, we were...

Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

This hotel is the place to stay! From our interaction with Bambi at checkin to our departure and checkout with Craig - I couldn't have asked for more personable, helpful people. The area is great, the room was clean and spacious and the breakfast was hot and fresh. Definitely will recommend to all my friends and family!!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 13 November 2015

I booked the "Own The Inn" for my wedding in November 2015. We had every single room in the hotel for our friends and family. Every single one of them was blown away by the opportunity to stay in the most historic hotel in Philadelphia. The rooms were all different shapes and sizes and layouts, but that's part of the...

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

Dear CohenLaurenA, Thanks for the awesome review your posted on TripAdvisor and for selecting the "Own The Inn" program at the Independence Park Hotel. Wow, thanks! I am so happy that your wedding party enjoyed having our the ENTIRE hotel to themselves and the opportunity this freedome created for your celebration. I am also thrilled that you described your wedding...

Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 13 November 2015

As a woman traveling alone from out of town for business, I couldn't have asked for friendlier staff or a safer location in the city. I was directed around the block to a great spot to dine in a unique atmosphere, and staff was also helpful in getting me to my meeting location. The only inconvenience was returning the gate...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

Situated in the heart of "Old" Pennsylvania this hotel dates back to the 1800's, is a stones throw from all of the historical sites, offers a complimentary breakfast, cheap parking nearby and great staff. It's old - so of course it's a bit on the quaint side but that just adds to the charm. Our room was quiet and comfortable,...

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

Good Day David H, Thanks for staying with us and for posting such a favorable review on TripAdvisor. I enjoyed reading your review, especially this part: "Our room was quiet and comfortable, the free hi-speed wifi was reliable and we enjoyed our time in Boston. If we ever returned - we would stay here again. Ummm...I guess you meant Philadelphia!...

Niteroi, RJ
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Friendly staff, clean and clear room, good bathrom, excellent breakfast, excellent free wifi and near goods restaurants and landmarks. You can go by walking to the interestings tourist points in few mininuts

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

Hi Neucy, Wow, you gave us a PERFECT TripAdvisor score and you even put it in all caps....thanks! I loved reading your review, especially this part; " Friendly staff, clean and clear room, good bathrom, excellent breakfast, excellent free wifi and near goods restaurants and landmarks." Your comments are spot on and for this we say Thank You. Please come...

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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 

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Address: 235 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2813
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
Price Range: $192 - $465 (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
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#4 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#4 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#7 Best Value Hotel in Philadelphia
#8 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
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