1201 Chestnut is a great location to local restaurants and nightlife in downtown Philly. If you’re there to sightsee, for business, or for a conference, it’s comfortable and convenient enough for a short stay. The unit was clean. The king bed was very comfortable, as were the pillows. We were in town for a conference at the Loew’s Hotel, which was a short walk around the block. Even though our unit was on the 7th floor, we could hear street noise all night long, and inside the AC was rattled very loudly while running, and we were unable to turn the system fan off, which ran 24/7. A few convenience items were missing - no Kleenex to be found anywhere, and in the king bedroom shower, there’s no soap shelf, or anywhere to place toiletries for showering. A small shower seat or bench would certainly be helpful. There’s no exhaust fan in that bathroom either. The biggest issue we had was as a group of 4 individuals, there was only one key fob to get into the building, and we were not always together.
Stayed here over 3 consecutive weekends. It is in a great position to see all of Philadelphia’s sights, and we walked to literally every sight we wanted to see.
There is a 7/11 next door and multiple shops nearby for shopping and eating and supplies.
Apartments are very well furnished and comfortable.
All assistance and advice from Stay Alfred was generally very efficent and prompt.
The only downfall - being right in the heart of town, there is quite a bit if street noise - both late at night with various different types and happenings on the street, and very early in the morning with workers. Being a light sleeper, sleep at times was difficult, earplugs helped.
Would definitely recommend however and would use Stay Alfred again.
This was a great place to stay with my family for sightseeing in Philadelphia. Within walking distance to Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, Museum of the American Revolution, City Hall, the art museums, and much more! Great place to stay with a family - secure building, washer/dryer in the apartment, and kitchen with everything necessary to make a meal. If I come back to Philadelphia, I would definitely stay here again!
We stayed for 4 nights as a family of 3 plus 1 guest and we used both bedrooms plus the sofa bed.
Location is excellent, 6 blocks from Independence Mall area, 2 blocks from Reading Market and right in a good area for restaurants and bars. Chestnut street is nice a clean and safe however if you happen to choose to walk down Market street it has many interesting characters, I suggest avoiding Market if possible.
The apartment is great, 2 large bedrooms including ensuite in master room along with king size bed. Air conditioner was great, in fact too cold at times. Living area was spacious and well equipped with full stove/oven refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher. TV and cable were good and easy to use, and wi-fi was good (for up to 3 devices at a time).
Would highly recommend this apartment for a short or extended stay in Philadelphia.
We were five persons renting this apartment for 8 nights. The apartment was very nice and clean. Good beds and a lot of space. The kitchen was well equipped. It was easy to access the apartment and the building and the area seemed very safe. A few things on the minus side. There was noise from the road, the windows could have been more sound proof. Toilet paper etc. was not equipped for 8 nights times five persons. The kitchen table only had four chairs, even though it is a five person apartment.
It was great! My family and I loved it. It had all the amenities that made our stay great. The only issue that I had was that the WiFi was extremely slow but that’s not entirely a biggie. Parking was a slight issue but again we were in the middle of the city which was understandable. I’d def stay again.
Our only hitch was that we couldn't access the room key in the security lock. A call to the customer service rep resolved the problem quickly. The apartment was clean and well appointed. We had everything we needed for a five day stay. The location is very convenient to the Convention Center and downtown historic and cultural sites. The apartment staff was pleasant and security was never a concern.