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Reviewed 2 March 2012

I have stayed at the Alexander twice and really like this place. It's in a downtown historic-feeling neighborhood (the gayborhood) and in walking distance of everything except the Art Museum. You really feel like you live in Philly when you stay here. The staff is friendly and helpful, but not overly chatty, so it's not like staying in a B&B,...

3Thank SeattleFrances
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 February 2012

The Alexander Inn, which we stayed at in February 2012, radiates old world charm. It is situated in the Washington Square West neighbourhood, and within walking distance of places such as City Hall, the Reading Terminal Market, and the Independence Mall area. The decor has a distinctly vintage, almost European, vibe. Our room was compact – sufficient for stay of...

1Thank Belgianz
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 24 February 2012

The Alexander is a charming hotel, up-to-date but with a lot of atmosphere. Our room was well appointed and the floor was quiet (even though our room was next to the elevator). The breakfast buffet was generous and, as others have noted, some fruit and pastries were available throughout the day. The staff is very engaging -- friendly and helpful...

2Thank MN_Walkers
Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewed 21 February 2012

We spent 3 days and 2 nights in Philadelphia at The Alexander Inn. Our room was great and compact with everything we needed as well as an expanded continental breakfast and discounted parking. All in all a great stay for everyone.

1Thank Lnmargel
Medina, Ohio
Reviewed 19 February 2012

We have been coming to the Alexander Inn before it was "discovered". It is noteworthy because it is a reclamation project of a property that could have easily fallen into urban decay. The narrowness of the building belies its functionality. Location, location, location. In the heart of Philly's gayborhood, a few blocks from South Street at one perimeter and Walnut...

2Thank JCNMD
Welwyn Garden City
Reviewed 11 February 2012

Very welcoming, reception staff always friendly and helpful. My (single) room was not huge but was ideal for me, and the price was good. Could easily walk from here to many of the main Philadelphia sights and there are bars and restauarants close by. Basic Buffet (fruit, biscuits etc) available all day - which was great when I got back...

2Thank WelwynTraveller
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 6 February 2012

We had a nice room on the north end of the fourth floor with an intimate view of adjacent rooftops. Located on the edge of beautiful Society Hill, the Alexander Inn is within walking distance of many attractions. Small bathroom but completely adequate. Evidence of mice.

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Reviewed 2 February 2012

Welcoming and friendly. The room we had was charming, and clean. The price of the parking and room was extreemly reasonable for Philly. Location is tops, and within walking distances of great restaurants.

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 February 2012

The Alexander Hotel is conveniently located and an extraordinarily good value. The rooms are very clean and the complimentary continental breakfast is very well done. Joe Mck is exceptionally helpful at the front desk and a real asset to the hotel. I would not hesitate to recommend the Alexander Inn.

1Thank Susanne C
Reviewed 29 January 2012

A nice little hotel, well located. Rooms are small but clean. Breakfast buffet is pretty standard. Tria just across the street runs good happy hour deals. As long as you don't mind walking a few blocks there is easy access to the subway (or whatever the subway is called in Phila) and the bus routes on S. Broad St.

1Thank chienandalou

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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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 $119. ... 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: $192 - $259 (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
Hotel Style:
#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”
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“The rooms on the upper floors are the most quiet”
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“Choose a queen room if you require more space. Rooms are generally small”
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“Take a room on the higher floors with a "City View". It is a quite street so no worries about street noise.”
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