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BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel

3 stars
235 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2813
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
21 reviews
Location

We planned our trip to Philadelphia specifically to see Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.... See full review

  • Erdmann
  • Oct 9, 2014
Old Style Philadelphia

We were very happy with this "boutique" hotel. The location is fantastic, right in the middle of... See full review

  • John and Gail
  • Aug 5, 2014
History meets modern luxury at this stately boutique Philadelphia hotel, located within walking distance from awe-inspiring American history - from the Liberty Bell to Independence Hall. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the historic BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel is sure to please. Located in Old City District, the property is just minutes away from some of Philadelphia's most popular attractions. Independence National Historical Park, the Lights of Liberty Museum, Penn's Landing, the National Museum of American Jewish History and the Pennsylvania Convention Center are all less than a mile away. Numerous restaurants, boutiques, galleries and performing arts centers surround this Philadelphia hotel. Sports enthusiasts are only a short subway ride away from Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies; Lincoln Financial Field, home to the Philadelphia Eagles; and the Well Fargo Center, home of the Philadelphia Flyers and 76ers. Corporate travelers appreciate how convenient this Philadelphia hotel is to the USDA, the Department of Justice, and Boeing Corporation. Plus, more than 10 colleges and universities are located within 15 miles. Included on the National Registry of Historic Places, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel is one of the city's hidden gems. This charming Philadelphia hotel features sweeping 17-foot-high ceilings, rich décor and a beautiful glass-enclosed atrium. Hotel guests will delight in beautifully appointed guest rooms complete with cable satellite television and high-speed Internet access. They will enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, in addition to an afternoon tea and cookie service and a Wednesday night wine and cheese reception. Additional amenities include business services and meeting facilities. The friendly staff at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel is committed to providing a memorable stay at an affordable price. Make a reservation today and save!

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel Rooms

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2 DOUBLE BEDS
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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
Ice machine
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Express checkout
Concierge desk
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Porters
FAX
Conference facilities
Copy service
Cellular telephone rental
Internet
High-speed internet
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Room
DVD player
Television with cable
Radio
Phone with speaker
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Sofa bed
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • Independence National Historical Park: 0.2 mi
  • Arden Theatre Company: 0.2 mi
  • National Museum of American Jewish History: 0.2 mi
  • Independence Hall: 0.2 mi
  • Liberty Bell Center: 0.3 mi
  • Christ Church: 0.3 mi
  • Fireman's Hall: 0.3 mi
  • National Constitution Center: 0.4 mi
  • Masonic Temple: 1 mi
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts: 1.1 mi
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: 1.1 mi
  • Walnut Street Theatre: 1.2 mi
  • Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul: 1.3 mi
  • Rittenhouse Square: 1.3 mi
  • Rosenbach Museum and Library: 1.6 mi
  • Independence National Historical Park: 0.2 mi
  • Arden Theatre Company: 0.2 mi
  • National Museum of American Jewish History: 0.2 mi
  • Independence Hall: 0.2 mi
  • Liberty Bell Center: 0.3 mi
  • Christ Church: 0.3 mi
  • Fireman's Hall: 0.3 mi
  • National Constitution Center: 0.4 mi
  • Masonic Temple: 1 mi
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts: 1.1 mi
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: 1.1 mi
  • Walnut Street Theatre: 1.2 mi
  • Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul: 1.3 mi
  • Rittenhouse Square: 1.3 mi
  • Rosenbach Museum and Library: 1.6 mi
  • The Franklin Institute: 1.6 mi
  • The Barnes Foundation: 1.6 mi
  • Mutter Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Rodin Museum: 1.8 mi
  • Eastern State Penitentiary: 1.9 mi
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art: 2.2 mi
  • Liacouras Center: 2.3 mi
  • The Palestra: 2.3 mi
  • Penn Museum: 2.4 mi
  • University of Pennsylvania: 2.5 mi
  • Citizens Bank Park: 3.2 mi
  • Philadelphia Zoo: 3.2 mi
  • Veterans Stadium: 3.5 mi
  • Lincoln Financial Field: 3.5 mi
  • Wells Fargo Center: 3.6 mi
  • Philadelphia Cruise Terminal: 3.6 mi
  • Please Touch Museum: 4 mi
  • Morris Arboretum: 10.7 mi
  • Franklin Field: 2,458.1 mi
  • Hagan Arena: 3,714.9 mi

Dining

Philadelphia Fish Company
0.10 mile(s) from Philadelphia Fish Company
City Tavern
0.10 mile(s) from City Tavern

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (21)

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
21 out of 21
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.7
Value:
4

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Columbia, PA
Oct 31, 2010

Beautiful historic hotel

Needed a hotel room for 2 nights to see a concert. The hotel was beautiful, historic and the service was great. I felt very welcomed and safe while I stayed there. I recently stayed at a Super 8 in New Jersey, and the room was a good size but it felt very damp inside the hotel room. This hotel room in Philadelphia was very small, but for 2 nights it was perfect. We could adjust the temperature in the room and the window with the dark curtains kept the light out of the room in the morning. I would recommend this room for tourists who are staying a short time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
maiya
Business
New Jersey
Jun 10, 2010

excellent location and fantastic staff

I can not find anything that you need to improve. Everything including the breakfast, room(for the location it was the best compromise)and enthusiastic staff deserves the credit for worth living there. I have been to manay many countries and also travelled domestically soooooo many places, this will definetely compare to the world class hotel. Thanks for a wonderful experience of human touch.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

close to all the attractions- Liberty Bell and Independence Hall etc...

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
zootpro
Business
delco pa
Jun 7, 2010

nice stay, great location

went for a romantic night away. great location, very nice continental breakfeast with belgian waffles. 1 minor complaint tho, awful tv reception on a dinosaur tv. also the shower run turn off and on, on it's own

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

bars, nightlife

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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wileyman
Business
Richmond, Va
Apr 4, 2010

Great time was had by all, well by us.

Great location for tourist sites in Philly. Room was smaller than what you get with new hotels, but this was offset by the setting, charming 1800's building in the scenic, Colonial part of Philadelphia. Historic Colonial buildings all around. Great restaurants nearby. Worked out better than I had hoped. Best Western Breakfast and Tea in the lobby 4-6.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
husband and wife on the town
Business
Brick N.J.
Mar 22, 2010

Great location for touring

Location, Easy walk to sites and restaurants. Good price for parking.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
MickWMD
Business
Montclair, CA
Mar 18, 2010

Wonderful experience

Due to some airline problems I was very late in checking in. However, I was very pleased with the service staff in the middle of the night and the accomidations. The hotel is in a wonderful location with access to many items.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
QuickTravels
Business
Washington,DC
Dec 14, 2009

Great location but a little noisy

The staff was great- very friendly and helpful. Location is great for people that want to be near the common tourist attractions in Philadelphia and the night life. The hotel is a historic building so it's very quaint and cozy. The continental breakfast was very well put together and a definite "value add". Unfortunately I was on a ground floor room and it was VERY noisy at night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
chcago
Dec 6, 2009

Good location, old and tiny rooms

Not good. Breakfast was abysmal.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The traveler...
Business
Sacramento
Oct 14, 2009

Wonderful, historical hotel

This is a great hotel in a perfect location for touring the historical sites. The Liberty Bell and Independence Hall plus other attractions are just a short few blocks away. They also have a nice european morning buffet featuring do it yourself Belgian Waffles. Yummy!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Fairfax, VA
Oct 5, 2009

Great Location

The location is great, close to all historical attractions. There are plenty clubs and restaurants around this area. But, the hotel room is too small for the price that you pay

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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