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Reviewed 28 October 2015

Our room was very well appointed and the comforts were everywhere. They missed nothing! The coffee, the soaps & amenities, the hair dryer and all the rest. Most comfortable were the beds and the pillows. The heating and air conditioning system was more residential. No noisy window unit, it was the real deal, thermostat and all. The location was second...

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

Dear qualityisjib1, I loved your review of the Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel, it was absolutely wonderful to read because the pleasure and warmth you experienced staying with us exuded from your detailed comments. Thank you so much! I really loved these 4 comments and feel they help other TripAdvisor readers. 1. "their "free" breakfast worth about $20. p/p...

Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

This hotel made a good stay great the staff was great as soon as we entered the lobby we were greeted with a friendly smile upon check in they made sure everything was taken care of food maps local hot spots parking etc. the room was quiet great bed with lots of pillows they catered to our every need so...

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

Hello Jeff S, "Best deal in town", wow what a wonderful title to your review about the Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel. Plus, the rest of your review was very flattering as well, thanks. I am pleased that we helped make "a good stay great" and that our staff "made sure everything was taken care of" for you while...

San Diego, United States
Reviewed 25 October 2015

This hotel is within 4 blocks of everything historical Philadelphia has to offer. The staff here was so accommodating and friendly. They held our room bacuase our plane came in late. We travel a lot but this hotel rates very high with us. Even though it does not have a restaurant attached there are several on the same block. Surprising...

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

Dear Linda S, A PERFECT score, thanks! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us so much that you posted a PERFECT score for us on TripAdvisor. This is great news. Your review had some great comments, I loved these 2; " We travel a lot but this hotel rates very high with us." and "This hotel is...

Redwood City, California
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Delightful staff, very comfortable bed in a lovely room,right in the heart of historical Philadelphia. Great restaurants a short walk away. Most of the major American historical sights within walking distance. Couldn't ask for more.

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Gallatin, Tennessee
Reviewed 22 October 2015

The hotel is overall very good. The only knock on it is considering the price I would expect a higher level of service - helping with bags from the car, etc. The hotel is very convenient and very comfortable - it is just hard to justify almost $300 per night. Next time I will look at the competition.

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

Dear Wayne J, Thanks for staying with us and for telling the world about your experience in Philadelphia and how you found our hotel to be "very good." Thanks. I am also pleased that your review described the Independence Park Hotel as "very convenient and very comfortable", we agree. In regard to your comment about our rates, rest assured that...

Erie, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Excellent location for sightseeing - close to so many historic sites and within walking distance of shopping and numerous other areas of attraction. The staff at this hotel is top-notch! Everyone of them was friendly, cheerful, and so very helpful with any request. They were great! The room itself was small, but that is due to being a historic landmark...

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Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

Came with my son for the Eagles game. We got so much more by staying here because we were very close to all the historic places in Philadelphia, including very many great old pubs and delicious places for dinner. Hotel accommodations we're very nice, comfortable, welcoming and charming. Will definitely stay here again when we come back to Philly

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

Dear Kimberly M, "Will definitely stay here again when we come back to Philly." Thanks for the great TripAdvisor review and for telling the world how wonderful your stay was at the Independence Park Hotel while you were in Philadelphia to see the Eagles play. We appreciate both. I am glad that you also wrote how "We got so much...

Reviewed 21 October 2015

Very comfortable and affordable. Minor problems with room heat and the clothes iron that was provided. The staff was very helpful. Within walking distance of Independence Hall and convention center. One current challenge for guests (over which the hotel has no control) is that major construction is occurring across the street. It's supposed to be finished by late 2016. In...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 21 October 2015

This historic building was such a treat! The personnel were friendly and helpful. We loved the high ceilings and tall beds & just imagined what it must have been like in the 1700's. Hot apple cider greeted us in the lobby - yum!

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

Dear mrubin4, Yes, we agree, the TripAdvisor reviews about our wonderful staff, our historic Inn and prime location in Philadelphia are spot on. I hope they helped you in making the decision to stay with us at the Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel. I am also glad that your review mentioned how our "historic building was such a treat"...

La Crescenta, United States
Reviewed 19 October 2015

For a most satisfying visit of the American Birthplace, the BW, Independence Park was amazing gratifying for us. For meeting friends and family, this was the greatest. We were helped with getting around and visiting really wonderful eating places.

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

Dear Barbara S, You gave us a PERFECT score on TripAdvisor, this is exciting. Plus, I see we are the first review you have ever posted, so thanks for joining the TripAdvisor family and thanks for staying with us! Your gracious comments were great to read, especially this one, "the BW, Independence Park was amazing gratifying." Thanks again for staying...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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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 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel

Address: 235 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2813
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
Price Range: $199 - $491 (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 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#4 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#6 Best Value Hotel in Philadelphia
#8 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
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