Alexander Inn

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4.5
#24 of 93 hotels in Philadelphia
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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A charming boutique hotel with 48 designer rooms, private baths, Hi speed wireless internet, in-room safes, Flat screen televisions, great artwork, discounted indoor parking nearby, a friendly staff Check-in time after 3:00 P.M. daily. Check-out time: 11:00 A.M. daily.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Evening entertainment
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Happy hour
Wine / champagne
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Residential Neighbourhood
Boutique
Languages Spoken
English

Location

301 South 12th Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Philadelphia Intl Airport
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Mercer County Airport
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Walnut–Locust
5 minSEPTA
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,704 reviews
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The Alexander Inn charms many guests with its unique, historic atmosphere and home-like decor, highlighted by local art. The staff's friendly and accommodating nature, coupled with a well-received continental breakfast, often garners praise. While the rooms are noted for their cleanliness and stylish furnishings, some guests feel they are small and could use modern upgrades. The prime location is a highlight for travelers, offering easy access to historic sites and downtown attractions, though opinions on value vary, with some criticism directed at parking costs.
Location
Convenient
Atmosphere
Charming
Rooms
Cramped
Value
Reasonable
Cleanliness
Immaculate
Service
Friendly
Amenities
Satisfactory

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Steve C wrote a review Jun 2022
Wilmington, Delaware4 contributions5 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our group stayed at the Alexander Inn for three nights and had a great experience. The location is wonderful with easy walking distance to many restaurants as well as the sightseeing buses (3 blocks away). The staff especially Tina and Sharena at the front desk made our stay extra special. They were so warm and helpful. Everyone enjoyed themselves. The breakfast room was available for social time for our group of 12. I highly recommend the Alexander for visitors and for family reunions.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The hotel is over a 100 years old so it has a few stairs. The staff is attentive to helping...
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Response from Keisha A, Other at Alexander Inn
Responded Jul 1, 2022
Thank you for your 5 star review!! Thank you for choosing us, we appreciate your kind words describing of our Inn as well as our staff. We are happy we were able to accommodate you all. If your future endeavors lead you back to Philly, we would love to have you.
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B C wrote a review Jan 2020
Bowling Green, KY54 contributions71 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This wonderfully managed historical hotel is the perfect jumping off spot to explore Philadelphia's rich colonial heritage. A few blocks walk takes you to Independence Square where the Declaration of Independence was signed and the Constitution ratified. A block further and you're at the Liberty Bell. There are a ton of great restaurants just a few blocks away. We tried Bud & Marilyn's, Alma de Cuba, IndeBlue and Chatayee Thai. All fabulous. A visit to Philadelphia isn't complete without a walk to Market Street and a stop at the Reading Terminal for a cheese steak. We enjoyed one at Spataros. A short taxi ride or Uber gets you to the world famous Philadelphia Museum of Art, whose steps were made famous by Sylvester Stalllone in Rocky and where everyone stops for a picture. Across the parkway at the Perelman Building is a fabulous exhibit "Off the Wall: American Art to Wear." Very comfortable pillows and beds and strong wifi make you forget the smallness of the rooms and their thin walls. Above all it's the incredible efficiency of the front desk staff (owners perhaps) who give perfect directions, nice continental breakfasts
with fresh pastries, a fitness center, a computer to print out your boarding pass, friendly housekeepers and all day coffee and tea that make all the difference.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from jcochie, General Manager at Alexander Inn
Responded Jan 30, 2020
What a well-written review! (we may even have to have you consult on our next marketing campaign!) Thank you so very much for your kind words. Yes, our location is perfect; and we love serving our guests! We'll look forward to seeing you again, soon!
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3Natsfans wrote a review May 2022
Washington DC, District of Columbia45 contributions9 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed our stay in May, 2022 at the Alexander Inn. The inn is located conveniently close to a lot of great restaurants and bars, but our stay was quiet. It seems to be in Philly's "Gayborhood," so if you're close minded, it may not be for you. We were lucky enough to get a corner room, which gave us two chairs, a desk, a closet, and a dresser. It was a nice amount of room. Some of the other rooms looked small-like in NYC. Although a little worn, everything was very clean and quaint. We heard that the inn is under new ownership and will be renovated soon. I hope they keep the mid century modern furniture! A continental breakfast is laid out every morning. Tea, coffee, and juice are available along with croissants, bagels, and bananas. Soap, body wash, shampoo, and conditioner are provided and the room is cleaned and towels replaced each day. The only negative is that the parking lot is a few blocks away and more expensive than I expected--$36 with their "discount" per night. I should have asked first. Street parking is difficult, but not impossible.
Definitely recommend!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip:  Check out local parking lot prices before arrival. Pull up to the hotel awning to check in and...
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Response from Keisha A, Other at Alexander Inn
Responded May 18, 2022
Thank you for your review! We are happy you enjoyed your stay in Philly. We appreciate your detailed description or our Inn. We would be delighted to welcome you, anytime your future endeavors lead you to the city.
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Jaggertravel wrote a review Nov 2020
Cary, North Carolina105 contributions100 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I love boutique hotels, therefore we chose the Alexander Inn over the more sizable hotels in central Philadelphia. It’s saving grace was the young gentleman checking us in because it was downhill from there even though we benefited from a room choice based on his knowledge. In short I’ll limit it to 3 downsides.
1. The bed had the hard rubber consistency of a trampoline, including its bounce
2. Breakfast featured a Jimmy Johns breakfast biscuit advertised by a picture poorly ripped from the product’s cardboard box
3. It’s decor is very, very tired

I see it generally gets good ratings. Each to their own I guess
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from David Brouse, General Manager at Alexander Inn
Responded Dec 1, 2020
Thank you for your comments. Direct guest feedback is greatly appreciated. Although we anticipate exceeding expectations of our guests on a consistent level, we clearly missed the mark here for your stay. We thank you for your patronage. Although third party booking sites have become the norm for many and offer both speed and efficiency, they zero personal contact. Might we suggest a simple call to your hotel of choice. That call could provide a much needed first hand, knowledgeable response to concerns you may have and the amenities you seek. Thank you again for your patronage.
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Sam&Peggy wrote a review Jan 2020
malibu144 contributions114 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Centrally located, congenial, clean and reasonable, four factors that made our three days stay at the Alexander most pleasant, and as had been cited in the personal recommendations of a past guest and now trusted local. Our fourth floor corner room was relatively spacious and comfortable, and quiet. Though to be sure modern and fashionably functionally hip it is not. The decor is dated, the furnishings show their age, and so did some of the guests when we visited, in particular at breakfast. Though free, you might consider a nearby eatery for a stronger coffee and more privacy. There are many to chose from, and most everything is in walking distance. We look forward to returning.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Dont be wary because of the relatively low cost.
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Response from jcochie, General Manager at Alexander Inn
Responded Jan 4, 2020
Thank you for those kind and candid remarks. We appreciate your business; and will look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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wahoonfp wrote a review Dec 2020
3 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We used this hotel because it was near to the Center City hospitals where we had an appointment. Parking was two blocks away, but a clean and safe garage so I was happy. The hotel staff were very solicitous to our comfort and needs being met as well as cleanliness. We were initially booked into a smaller room, but advised that if it didn't meet our needs, they could easily move us, and they did move us into a nice corner room with a smile. All the staff were exceptional. We will stay here again on future trips.
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Corner room had a lot of space, the hallway ones were smaller if you have two people with you.
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Response from David Brouse, General Manager at Alexander Inn
Responded Dec 9, 2020
How very thoughtful...we appreciated your kindness and were pleased to meet your needs while in Philadelphia. Please let us know if we can be of service at any future time. We welcome you with open arms.
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Anna B wrote a review Feb 2020
Palo Alto, California14 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I used to live in Philly and my parents stayed at the Alexander Inn every time they came to visit. They loved it there and recommended we stay there for our trip. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and make every effort to ensure the comfort of their guests. The hotel is a bit old-fashioned and quirky, and not what you may consider 'luxury,' but it's perfectly comfortable. They serve a very nice complimentary breakfast in the lobby downstairs, which I think is included with every booking. We only stayed one night, but the traffic/street noise was minimal, even for being on the 2nd floor in Center City. Our room didn't have blackout curtains, which was fine for us, but it was a bit light in the morning if that bothers you. The floors are also old and kind of creaky, so we could hear when other guests walked by our room, but it wasn't a big deal for us. The bed was comfy, the towels were soft, and everyone was so nice and eager to please. Overall, a great and very reasonably-priced boutique hotel with very kind staff close to everything Center City Philly has to offer!
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from jcochie, General Manager at Alexander Inn
Responded Feb 19, 2020
Thank you for a great review! We'd look forward to seeing you again (and your parents, too!).
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Keepmovingfwd wrote a review Sep 2020
Phoenix5 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the option between this quaint little hotel and the very nice Marriott, at a smoking deal of the same price. We chose this adorable property based on photos and reviews, and we were not disappointed. Our reservationist was nervous that myself, my 14 year old, and my 1 year old would not fit in the small room, but there was more than enough space. The front desk agent even brought us a crib when I forgot my pack n play.
The staff was all so great and accommodating. They seemed like they enjoyed being there and genuinely enjoyed helping guests.
My daughter and I used the workout facility and the computers at night. The equipment was surprisingly modern and updated. The breakfast was a little different due to COVID, but we reserved a time and had no problems. My kids weren’t ready to come down quite yet, so the gentleman at the front desk brought me a wicker tray and let me load it up for the kids so I could let them eat in their room.
I’m used to a memory foam mattress, and the mattresses here are more stiff, but it actually felt wonderful on my back after spending the day walking around.
The location is perfect. As other reviewers pointed out, it’s right in the middle of everything. We walked to a few parks and the splash pad at the capitol building, and to the huge Macy’s, which was the first department in the US.
I would definitely stay here again, alone or with my family. I highly recommend this property over any chains. You can stay at a Doubletree anywhere, The Alexander is a true Philly experience.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from David Brouse, General Manager at Alexander Inn
Responded Oct 1, 2020
Thank you for your kind words and review of our Inn. We are quite pleased that you enjoyed your stay while visiting Philadelphia. If we may assist with any future lodging needs, please don't hesitate to call upon us.
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Harmonicaharold wrote a review Nov 2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania1,416 contribution248 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The room we received after check-in was small and my partner suffers from claustrophobia so after a request from super friendly & helpful Chrisy she provided us with a much nicer room and we enjoyed our two day stay. Maybe we are spoiled by Ultimo cappuccinos & their to-kill-for almond croissants, so we couldn't even eat the gratis breakfast. The place is clean and well maintained. Absolutely value for money in a central location. Note: no shower caps provided.
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Date of stay: October 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Keisha A, Other at Alexander Inn
Responded Dec 3, 2021
Thank you for choosing the Alexander Inn. We are thankful that Christina was able to accommodate your requests. Please visit again soon!
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Howard S wrote a review Apr 2022
Albany, New York796 contributions218 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I stayed two nights here when visiting Philadelphia. We chose it becasue the hotel was positively reviewed, reasonably priced, and within walking distance of the sites. The are many restaurants in the area and the neighborhood is lively. We walked to the Reading Terminal Market, and Museum of the American Revolution. The staff is helpful and friendly. They serve a truly continental breakfast, as there was just juice, coffee, croissants, and bagels. Although, the bagels were the type that you can buy prepacked and were cold, as if it just came out of the refrigerator, but a toaster is available. While there are no refrigerators in the room, there is a general use refrigerator you can use, and you are provided a claim ticket for your food. Parking is an issue in Philadelphia, but the Alexander is associated with a garage two blocks away, that costs $32/day. There is free wi-fi, card-keys are used, and toiletries are provided. The standard queen room we reserved for kind of small for two people as there was only one chair in it. We spent some of our time sitting in the lobby area which was comfortable. There is nice art work on the walls.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Keisha A, Other at Alexander Inn
Responded Apr 30, 2022
Thank you for your review! We appreciate you giving a very detailed description of our Inn. We value you as a guest and look forward to seeing you in the future.
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2together78 asked a question Jul 2019
Texas37 contributions49 helpful votes
Does this hotel have a smoking sitting area outside?
Answer from DBrouse
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Unfortunately, as all public buildings within Philadelphia are smoke free, we do not provide an outdoor seating area.
nzggator asked a question Jun 2019
New York99 contributions82 helpful votes
What time does breakfast start and end? And what kind of breakfast usually served.
Answer from Latany Carter
20 contributions7 helpful votes
7am to 10am, 11am on Saturdays. There was fresh fruit, yogurt, Danish, toast, bagels, boiled eggs, cereal, coffee, tea, juice.
Answer from DJBrouse
Far NE NJ2 contributions
The garage we use is: Parkway Garage located 1201 Walnut Street and the cost is $20.00 per 24 hours (no in and out). Tony Lombardo
Hayley1607 asked a question Mar 2018
Kent, United Kingdom122 contributions18 helpful votes
Is there anywhere to store your luggage if arriving before check-in time?
Answer from DJBrouse
Far NE NJ2 contributions
Yes we can stow your luggage with the front desk. Looking forward to your visit. Tony Lombardo
MissTBlu asked a question Feb 2018
West Hollywood, California105 contributions68 helpful votes
Is there an elevator?
Answer from Gmom64
Garland, TX16 contributions2 helpful votes
Yes
Karen E wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"No heat"
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Toby R wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring a sleep mask as it’s kinda bright through the shutter in the AM"
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Lisa M wrote a tip Sep 2023
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania101 contributions33 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is street parking but it’s only for two hours and you have to keep extending it. It really is a pain they tell you where to park in a"
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momofmulligan wrote a tip Jul 2023
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota12 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There’s a loading zone across the street that we quickly unloaded and then found the parking garage."
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Mark K wrote a tip Jul 2023
Richmond, Virginia55 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check the other parking garages, there are better options."
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PRICE RANGE
C$176 - C$314 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
United StatesPennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaCity Center East
NUMBER OF ROOMS
48
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Frequently Asked Questions about Alexander Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Alexander Inn?
Nearby attractions include Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (0.4 km), Philadelphia's Magic Gardens (0.4 km), and Academy of Music (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Alexander Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Alexander Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Alexander Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Alexander Inn?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Alexander Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vedge, Vetri Cucina, and Estia.
Is Alexander Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Philadelphia.
Are there any historical sites close to Alexander Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Battleship New Jersey (2.5 km), Independence National Historical Park (1.3 km), and Independence Hall (1.0 km).
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