$138 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 25, 2015 Check-out: May 28, 2015

BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel

3 stars
View map of 235 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2813

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
27 reviews
Good trip

Good. Will recommend to others. Good. Will recommend to others. Good. Will recommend to others.... See full review

  • k.888
  • Jan 15, 2015
short visit

Great location and good deal for a short visit. The staff are very courteous and friendly and the... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Jan 5, 2015
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

1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,37LCD,HISPD,MICRFG,WORK,CHAROT,FULL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,42LCD,SOFSLP,JETTED,HISPD,MICRFG,FULL BREAKFAST
1 QUEEN BED
1 QUEEN BED,MOBILITY ACCESSIBLE,BATHTUB,NSMK,FULL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,CHNTST,LCDTV,HISPD,MICRFG,WORK,FULL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,CHNTST,SOFSLP,LCDTV,HISPD,MICRFG,FULL BREAKFAST
1 QUEEN BED
1 QUEEN BED,NSMK,CHNTST,LCDTV,HISPD,FRIDGE,WORK,FULL BREAKFAST
2 QUEEN BEDS
2 QUEEN BEDS,NSMK,CHNTST,LCDTV,HISPD,MICRFG,WORK,FULL BREAKFAST
2 DOUBLE BEDS
2 DOUBLE BEDS,NSMK,LCDTV,HISPD,FRIDGE,FULL BREAKFAST
1 QUEEN BED
1 QUEEN BED,NSMK,LCDTV,HISPD,WORK,ERGCHR,FRIDGE,FULL BREAKFAST

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
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

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

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

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
11 out of 27
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.4

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Debbie
Business
N/A
Jan 20, 2015

Great stay for an awesome concert

Traveling with friend to see a concert in Philly. Great place to stay, friendly staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Laura B.
Business
N/A
Dec 30, 2014

Great Value

Great value and location! Staff was very nice and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
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
Erdmann
Business
Fulton
Oct 9, 2014

Location

We planned our trip to Philadelphia specifically to see Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Best Western Plus put us 3 short blocks away from our destination. They have a parking garage 2 blocks away that is reasonably priced and a full hot breakfast. The staff was very friendly and helpful, even loaning out umbrellas in the rain. The room wasn't large but definitely served its purpose.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Be sure to go to the Independence Visitor Center early in the day to get your free ticket to Independence Hall. They only allow so many people for each guided tour so getting there early ensures you'll get in that day.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BBrent
Business
MO
Sep 1, 2014

Perfect Location

Friendly staff, Great location to explore Historic Philadelphia. Parking 1 block away and only $16 a day. Breakfast was good. Internet was included with room

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Oyster House on Samson street is best seafood in City

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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
John and Gail
Business
Dayton, OH
Aug 5, 2014

Old Style Philadelphia

We were very happy with this "boutique" hotel. The location is fantastic, right in the middle of much of the "old town" historical district. The staff was exceedingly helpful and polite. The parking was a pleasant surprise. You park your own car at a lot around the corner and pay just $16.00 per night, which is a real bargain for a major city downtown hotel. The room was small but very nice. Also, they had a complimentary breakfast, another nicety I'm not used to seeing in a major city downtown hotel. Overall this was an outstanding choice for our trip.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

If you are an art lover, do not miss the Barnes in Fairmont Park. It is the most spectacular collection of art we have ever seen. You can drive (a couple of miles I would think) or we took one of the "tour" buses and the Barnes was one of the stops.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Camp Crew
Business
Arlington, Texas
Jul 15, 2014

Great experience for half the cost of other hotels in the area!

We LOVED staying at this little boutique hotel! Service was great! Furnishings and bedding were very nice. Bathrooms were updated and spotless. The hot breakfast was wonderful (you do NOT have to pay for this - everybody gets the same breakfast). We stayed on the 5th floor, away from the elevators (as suggested from other reviews). The hotel was very quiet even though we were on a very busy street. Constitution Square is only half a block down, across the street. You don't need a car as this hotel is so centrally located. We would not hesitate to recommend this hotel and we would definitely use it again. I would not encourage someone in a wheelchair to use this hotel. It is a historic building. Although they have ramps that they will put out for you, there is a large stoop on the sidewalk and pedestrian traffic inhibits ramp use. If you have a problem with mobility, go somewhere else.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Eat at The City Tavern which is really close by. Our forefathers all ate there and they still use some of the same recipes. They even serve Thomas Jefferson's ale (from his original recipe). All wait staff is dressed in period costume as well. It's not cheap but it's a real treat. Dress for patrons is casual.

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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel

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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
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
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
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
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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