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Alexander Inn

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We really enjoyed this hotel and it's location could not be beat. The room was clean and the hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. The neighborhood is within walking distance to many Philadelphia attractions and restaurants. We will definitely stay here again while visiting Philly.

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Glenville, NY
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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for four nights and really enjoyed our stay. The staff was very friendly and accommodating and assisted with restaurant suggestions and travel arrangements. The room was well appointed, clean and had a great view. Thank you John for your hospitality. Hope to be back soon.

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Tony L, Manager at Alexander Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Eric for taking the time to write a review of us. So glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. Tony Lombardo

Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a quaint hotel about a 15 minute walk from Independence Hall and the other historic buildings. About a 15 to 20 minute walk to the Reading Terminal. There is no parking near the hotel, they do have a deal with an indoor lot about a 10 minute walk. Street parking is all meters and the meter cops are...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at Alexander Inn for 2 nights. Fantastic location, we were able to easily walk with our luggage from Jefferson Station (10min) to the Inn and then it was easy walking distance to popular tourist sites like Independence Mall and great dining on S 13th St or Samson Sts. We arrived early and were graciously offered breakfast, as well as...

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Loved this hotel! I stayed here in February with my other half for a couple of nights and it was a truly pleasant stay. The room was cosy and clean, the bed was comfortable and the staff were very friendly and approachable. The location was perfect for exploring the city and seeing all the sights. Would stay here again in...

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Tony L, Manager at Alexander Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for writing and the 5 stars, hope to see you again soon. Tony Lombardo

Summit, NJ
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Our room was small but lovely with a very comfortable bed and good shower. The continental breakfast in the room off the lobby had cereals, good coffee and OJ with all sorts of muffins, pastries and breads. And we were within walking distance of Chris's Jazz Cafe and the Kimmel Center where we heard the Phildelphia Orchestra. The garage was...

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Tony L, Manager at Alexander Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for writing, so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again soon. Tony Lombardo

Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Loved the Alexander. I originally chose it because they are one of the few hotels anywhere that have medium firm beds--not the plush, mushy stuff that has become the norm, and that my back can't tolerate. But, beyond the bed, the staff couldn't have been nicer and more helpful. When they were full, they actually called me to let me...

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Tony L, Manager at Alexander Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for writing, so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Tony Lombardo

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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Just checked in. Beside the fact that it is a tiny room (120sqft), it has a bad smell and I hear my neighbors talking. But the real joke is that it is $135/night and $20 for parking. I feel kind of stupid that I made a reservation here. Usually I do my homework. I guess, for $135 I thought, I...

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Tony L, Manager at Alexander Inn, responded to this review

Really?? We were blown out of the water on this one! We are having a hard time justifying a $135.00 room rate and 40% discounted parking in Center City as "screwing" a guest. Note that we post each room type's square footage on our website as "full transparency" on cozy sizes of our rooms in this century plus aged building....

Falls Church, VA
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We very much enjoyed our stay at Alexander Inn. Once we figured out the parking situation everything was fine. My one tip to guests is to understand the parking situation before arriving in Philadelphia. There is no private hotel lot or street parking for the hotel - you must park 2 blocks away in a public garage. Also, there is...

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Tony L, Manager at Alexander Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review of our Inn. So glad you enjoyed your stay. There is a 20 minute loading zone on 12th St across from the hotel to load or unload your luggage and our arrangement with the garage is the best in Center City $20.00 for 24 hours vs $50.00 at other downtown hotels. Hope to see...

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Stayed at the Alexander Inn for 4 nights instead of the two planned originally. Rang the Hotel at 8 pm to let them know we were delayed and Andrew said we did not have a booking. We should have arrived on the Sunday, we had got our dates mixed up. Andrew was brilliant when we arrived at the Hotel at...

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Tony L, Manager at Alexander Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review. So glad we were able to accommodate you and that you enjoyed your visit to Philly. Hope to see you again soon. Tony Lombardo

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A charming boutique hotel with 48 designer rooms, private baths, Hi speed wireless internet, in-room safes, DirecTV with 8 complimentary movie channels, great artwork, breakfast buffet, fitness center, historic tours from our door, discounted indoor parking nearby, a friendly staff and reasonable and consistent rates from $125.00 ... more   less 

Additional Information about Alexander Inn

Address: 301 South 12th and Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center East
Price Range: €147 - €181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Alexander Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 48
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Also Known As:
Alexander Hotel Philadelphia
Alexander Inn Philadelphia
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Philadelphia
#9 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#15 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
#20 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
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“Top floor Lovely view of the City at night”
Maryido, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Snag one of the large, end rooms”
Offandrunning, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The rooms on the upper floors are the most quiet”
mikechomko, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Choose a queen room if you require more space. Rooms are generally small”
LI-fam, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Take a room on the higher floors with a "City View". It is a quite street so no worries about street noise.”
waynem1, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
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