A boutique hotel located in a historic structure that was built in 1856, the Best Western Independence Park Hotel is one of about 200 Historic Hotels of America, a designation granted by the National Trust for Historic Preservation for hotels that have "faithfully maintained their historic architecture and ambience.'' The hotel is located in the center of Philadelphia's major historic distract, just a few blocks from prime attractions such as Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Franklin Court, Penn's Landing, and the United States Constitution Center. This Best Western is also a winner of the chain's "Best of the Best'' award, which acknowledges the top hotels that bear the Best Western name.
This AAA 3 diamond-rated hotel includes 36 non-smoking spacious guest rooms and the building is five stories tall with elevator service. Elegant period style furnishings grace each of the guest rooms and guests can choose from a king, queen, or double queen option. The bathrooms are decorated with imported marble and include a hairdryer, upscale toiletry products, and plush bath linens. In addition, other amenities inside the guest rooms include high-quality bed linens, coffee maker and tea service, iron and ironing boards, MP3 connections, satellite television with premium channels, and complimentary high-speed internet service.
The Best Western Independence Park Hotel also houses a small business center that provides the usual conveniences for business travelers including copy and fax services and more. A selection of daily newspapers is on sale in the pretty lobby, which features a grand sweeping staircase and a warm fireplace for chilly winter nights.
Though the Best Western doesn't have a formal restaurant on site, it does have a seating area where a European-style breakfast is served each morning. Additionally, guests will enjoy afternoon tea and snacks in the same location as well as a once weekly wine and cheese reception. Many, many restaurants are located within a very short walking distance of the hotel, including a food court at the nearby Shops at the Bourse and other take-out eateries. Some of Philadelphia's most renowned restaurants are also located just a few blocks from this hotel. Ghost tours and "duck'' tours also commence near the Best Western.
Small meetings and social gatherings can be accommodated at the Best Western Independence Park Hotel. The meeting room can hold up to 50 people for conferences, workshops, or dinners. A limited amount of audio visual equipment is available to those who rent the facilities for business functions. Catering options are available and include hot or continental breakfasts, snack "breaks'', hot or cold lunch selections including a classic Philadelphia cheesesteak buffet, and several buffet dinner options.
The Best Western Independence Park Hotel offers occasional package plans, especially during the summer months when tourist traffic is at its peak. The packages may include tickets to a nearby attraction or to a Philadelphia sporting event, such as a Philadelphia Phillies game.
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