BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel
235 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2813
Phone: 215/922-4443 | Fax: 215/922-4487 | 36 Rooms
Check Out Time: 12:00 PM | Check In: 3:00 PM | Online Reservations
History meets modern luxury at this stately boutique Philadelphia hotel, located within walking distance from awe-inspiring American history - from the Liberty Bell to Independence Hall.
Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the historic BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel is sure to please. Located in Old City District, the property is just minutes away from some of Philadelphia's most popular attractions. Independence National Historical Park, the Lights of Liberty Museum, Penn's Landing, the National Museum of American Jewish History and the Pennsylvania Convention Center are all less than a mile away. Numerous restaurants, boutiques, galleries and performing arts centers surround this Philadelphia hotel.
Sports enthusiasts are only a short subway ride away from Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies; Lincoln Financial Field, home to the Philadelphia Eagles; and the Well Fargo Center, home of the Philadelphia Flyers and 76ers. Corporate travelers appreciate how convenient this Philadelphia hotel is to the USDA, the Department of Justice, and Boeing Corporation. Plus, more than 10 colleges and universities are located within 15 miles.
Included on the National Registry of Historic Places, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel is one of the city's hidden gems. This charming Philadelphia hotel features sweeping 17-foot-high ceilings, rich décor and a beautiful glass-enclosed atrium. Hotel guests will delight in beautifully appointed guest rooms complete with cable satellite television and high-speed Internet access. They will enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, in addition to an afternoon tea and cookie service and a Wednesday night wine and cheese reception. Additional amenities include business services and meeting facilities.
The friendly staff at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel is committed to providing a memorable stay at an affordable price. Make a reservation today and save! Welcome to Best Western.
Hotel Amenities & Services
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Complimentary breakfast
- Complimentary full breakfast, waffles, hot breakfast meat, scrambled eggs, choice of breads, muffins, Danish, cereal, fruit, yogurt, juice, coffee and tea
- 100% smoke-free hotel
- Late check out with notice - fee may apply
- Express check out
- Physically challenged services - Wheelchair accessible
- Safe deposit box
- 24-hour front desk
- Baggage hold
- Meeting facilities
- Banquet facilities
- Conference services
- Business center, 24-hours
- Fax services
- Mail services
- Interior corridor
- Porterage/bell services
- Cable satellite television
- Computer rental
- Fax machine
- Computer modem hookups
- Photocopy, nominal fee
- Photocopy machine
- Wedding services contact sales manager
- Conference facilities
- Equipment rental
- Ice/vending machines
- Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
- Complimentary afternoon tea and cookies
- Complimentary Wednesday night wine and cheese reception
- Glass enclosed atrium
- Complimentary newspaper
- Tickets for the Philadelphia Trolley Tour, front desk
- High-speed Internet access
- Garage parking, nearby,$16.00 per night fee
- Free wireless Internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless Internet access; Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
- Computer available
- Anything you would want, we can get
BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel
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Ready for a winter break in Philly? This package includes your choice of overnight accommodations, complimentary overnight parking, tickets to Winter Fest and the RiverRink, winter gloves, a discount off City Tavern Restaurant, a hotel tote bag, afternoon tea and cookies, hot breakfast buffet and Wi-Fi!
BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel
Conveniently located, the best western plus independence park hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:
Longitude: 39.94861 / Latitude: -75.145406
Driving Directions to Hotel
From: The south. Take Interstate 95 North, get off at Exit 22 toward Callowhill Street. Make a left onto 4th Street and follow to Chestnut Street. Make a left onto Chestnut Street. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel will be 1.50 blocks on your left.
From: The east. Follow Pennsylvania Turnpike Route 76 East to Turnpike Exit 326. After toll, stay on Route 76 towards Philadelphia. Follow to Route 676 East. Take 8th Street exit. Go right onto 8th Street. Follow to Chestnut Street and turn left on Chestnut Street. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel will be 5.50 blocks on your left.
From: The west. Follow New Jersey Turnpike south to Interchange 4, sign will read Camden-Philadelphia. Follow the signs for Philadelphia and the Ben Franklin Bridge. Once on the bridge stay in the far right lane. Get off at the exit for 6th Street. This will automatically place you on 6th Street. Follow 6th Street approximately four traffic lights to Chestnut Street. Make a left onto Chestnut Street. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel is 3.50 blocks on your left.
BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel
We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.
Most Popular Area Attractions
As you plan your next visit to Pennsylvania, be sure to include some time in Philadelphia. Known for it's historic attractions, famous food, and popular sports teams, Philadelphia is also home to the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site. A home, and now museum, once rented and lived in by Edgar Allan Poe, this historic site is a premier attraction in the Philadelphia metro area.
Built in 1842, the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site is found within the Spring Garden neighborhood. Of the homes where Edgar Allan Poe lived in Philadelphia, this is the only one still standing. When you visit the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, you can enjoy a ranger-led tour, or embark on your own self-guided tour.
The Franklin Institute Science Museum inspires its visitors to learn about science and technology. Founded in 1824, this Philadelphia museum honors Benjamin Franklin and his many useful inventions. The Museum, along with the Fels Planetarium, opened ten years later becoming one of the first interactive science museums in America. The on-site Tuttleman IMAX Theater and Musser Theater have expanded the Museum's diversity and enriches the museum's overall visitor experience.
The variety of lectures, educational programs and internationally recognized exhibits appeal to scientists, children, teachers and citizens. Special events include programs in the observatory and outdoor movies. Rest comfortably while visiting Philadelphia, with Best Western hotels. Enjoy learning about technology and science in this exciting historical city.
Enjoy your next trip to Philadelphia with a visit to one of the areas oldest churches and most historic landmarks – the Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site. Found just inland of the Delaware River in downtown Philadelphia, the Gloria Dei Church was constructed in 1698, making it the second oldest Swedish church in the US.
The entirety of the Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site measures in at 3.7 acres, and it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. Incidentally, the Gloria Dei Church was named a National Historic Site in 1942, a whole six years earlier than Independence Hall.
Independence National Historical Park spans over 55 acres in historic downtown Philadelphia. Visit this wonderful park to learn about the establishment of the United States, throughout the many historic sites. Must-see sites include the Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall, Declaration House, Congress Hall, Old City Hall and President's House Site. President George Washington and President John Adams lived and worked from the house in the 1790s. The Second Bank of the United States was one of the world's most influential financial centers, until 1832.
Enjoy a ranger-guided tour of Edgar Allan Poe's historic home at the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site. View exhibits of his literary works and stroll through the reading room. The Benjamin Franklin National Memorial in the Franklin Institute, houses the twenty-foot statue of Ben Franklin, the focal point in Memorial Hall. Best Western hotels offer several Philadelphia area locations, perfect for resting after a day of touring. Enjoy your time in this historical city.
Liberty Bell Center in downtown Philadelphia, is home to the famed cracked Liberty Bell. Visit the Liberty Bell Center any time of the year, to watch the video presentation about the bell. Stroll through the center to view the exhibits and learn about the bell's rich history. The 2,000 lb bell began to crack in 1846, after arriving in the Philadelphia area from London, England.
The bell was repaired once in 1846 and rang during a birthday party for George Washington, but was not rung again. The bell remains one of the most important symbols of liberty in the world. While in the area, schedule plenty of time to also tour the Independence Visitors Center and Independence National Historical Park. There's plenty of history in Philadelphia to explore. While in the "City of Brotherly Love", stay close to a variety of city attractions, as a guest of Best Western hotels.
Home of the Philadelphia Eagles, Lincoln Financial Field opened for the 2003 season, and is found in the southern section of downtown Philadelphia – just inland of the Delaware River. Seating 68,532 fans, Lincoln Financial Field also plays host to Temple University football games during the college football season. Lincoln Financial Field has also hosted other major events like the exhibition soccer match between Barcelona and Manchester United in 2003.
As you plan your trip for Philadelphia and the surrounding metro area, be sure to schedule some time for an exciting NFL game. The Eagles, and the rest of the NFL, kick off their regular season in early September and play through the end of December. If your travel plans are within the NFL season time frame, try to attend a game and experience the highs, lows, and everything in between of NFL action.
National Constitution Center is located two blocks from Independence National Historic Park and the Liberty Bell Center, in historic downtown Philadelphia. Tour the only museum in America dedicated to the United States Constitution. Enjoy "Freedom Rising", an award-winning multimedia performance, before strolling through over 100 exhibits about the Constitution.
The The Story of We the People exhibit, remains the main attraction in the center. View the photographs, artifacts and sculptures to learn about the details of the Constitution. While in Philadelphia, enjoy your time in the "most interactive history museum". There's so much to see and learn about in "The Birthplace of America". After touring the area's many historical sites, check into one of several Best Western hotels, to enjoy comfortable accommodations and guest services.
Whether you're in town for the Philadelphia Auto Show or the Fancy Brigade Finale, head for the Pennsylvania Convention Center in downtown Philadelphia. Opened in 1993, the Philadelphia Convention Center is an enormous L-shaped complex which occupies four city blocks. Renovations and expansions to the Pennsylvania Convention Center were completed in 2011. It serves as a major draw for the Philadelphia metro area.
With the expansions to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the total amount of sale-able space is one million square feet. It had previously been at 624,000 square feet. Explore the convention center and check out the Grand Hall – it occupies most of the Reading Railroad Terminal. Held in early February, the Philadelphia Auto Show is a staple of the Pennsylvania Convention Center line up.
Found along the eastern shore of the Schuylkill River, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the top destinations in the metro area with more than 800,000 annual visitors. The origins of the Philadelphia Museum of Art can be traced back to 1876, when the Centennial Exhibition was held at Fairmount Park. What was then known as Memorial Hall was built as the art gallery for the Centennial Exhibition – it would remain open as the Museum of Art and Industry, eventually landing its current name.
On your next visit to Philadelphia, plan a trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and check out a variety of prints, paintings, sculptures, and artifacts – the entire collection is slightly more than 227,000 pieces. You'll want to check out the Sculpture Garden where you'll find a variety of unique and interesting pieces – the sculptures can be on display for a few months, to a few years before they move on. During the holiday season, visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art and experience Holidays at the Museum.
The Philadelphia Zoo was chartered in March of 1859, making it the first zoo in the United States. Due to the Civil War, however, the Philadelphia Zoo was not opened until 1874, making the 2nd oldest to be open behind New York's Central Park Zoo. On your next visit to Philadelphia and the surrounding metro area, be sure to make time for a visit to the Philadelphia Zoo – you'll find it along the Schuylkill River, just across from Glendinning Rock Garden.
At 42 acres, the Philadelphia Zoo is large enough to offer a wide variety of animal exhibits and family themed entertainment. Be sure to check out the Camel Safari for camel rides, the PZ Express train ride, Amazon Rainforest Carousel, and the Lorikeet Encounters hands-on bird exhibit. Any exploration of the Philadelphia Zoo should also yield visits to the Rare Animal Conservation Center, First Niagara Big Cat Falls where you can see leopards, jaguars, tigers, and lions.
Opened in July of 1980, Sesame Place is a theme park aimed at children with the Sesame Street television show used as it's central theme. You'll find Sesame Place in Langhorne, a borough northeast of Philadelphia. On your next trip to the Philadelphia metro area, be sure to plan a visit to Sesame Place, an ideal destination for a fun-filled afternoon with the kiddos.
You'll find a wealth of activities for you and the kids to enjoy when you visit Sesame Place. Take a spin on Grover's Vapor Trail, a kid-friendly roller coaster, be sure to explore Twiddlebug Land, and don't miss out on Sesame Island where you'll find Big Bird's Rambling River and Ernie's Waterworks – two excellent choices on your summer or spring visit to Sesame Place.
Beautifully restored, and full of charm, the Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial celebrates the life and lore of American Revolution hero, Thaddeus Kosciuszko. As you plan your next trip to Philadelphia and the surrounding metro area, be sure to include time for a visit to one of the most historic landmarks in the area.
Kosciuszko is noted as being a Polish military engineer and a American Revolution volunteer. He lead an unsuccessful uprising against against Russian forces who had take his home town, and in doing such was injured. He was sent to the US, where he lived in this house, now known as the Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Monument – visit and enjoy a tour.
With a history dating back to 1842, Villanova University is one of the oldest private schools in Pennsylvania. When you plan a visit to the Philadelphia metro area, head for the township of Radnor, home of Villanova University, and check out the campus. Because Villanova has a Roman Catholic affiliation, you'll be able to visit the St. Thomas of Villanova Chapel, one of the highlights of the Villanova campus.
Make the drive in from nearby King of Prussia, found just to the northwest, and explore – don't miss out on the St. Thomas of Villanova Monastery, and be sure to visit The Pavilion, home court of the Villanova Wildcats basketball – men's and women's. You can catch a VU Wildcats football game at Villanova Stadium, and during the spring, make your way to Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth for Wildcats baseball games.
The Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia is a multi-purpose venue built in 1996. It's the home ice of the Philadelphia Flyers, home court of the Philadelphia 76ers, and home field of the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League. Originally known as the CoreStates Center, then the First Union Center, then the Wachovia Center, it became Wells Fargo Center in 2011. As you embark on your exploration of Philadelphia and the surrounding metro area, be sure to plan a visit to Wells Fargo Center and enjoy any of the exciting sports games.
Found directly south of Lincoln Financial Field – home of the Philadelphia Eagles – Wells Fargo Center accommodates up to 21,315 fans for basketball games, 20,327 fans for hockey games, and 17,597 during the arena football season. Aside from hosting local pro sports teams, Wells Fargo Center has also hosted major events like the WWE Royal Rumble in 2004, the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for gymnastics in 2008, and the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
More Area Attractions & Services
- 0.20 mile(s) from Liberty Bell
- 0.20 mile(s) from Independence Hall
- 0.20 mile(s) from Carpenters Hall
- 0.30 mile(s) from Seaport Museum
- 0.30 mile(s) from Betsy Ross House
- 0.30 mile(s) from Independence National Historical Park
- 0.30 mile(s) from Independence Visitor Center
- 0.30 mile(s) from Penn's Landing and the ferry to the Camden Aquarium
- 0.40 mile(s) from Jewish History Museum
- 0.50 mile(s) from National Constitution Center, Only museum in US dedicated to our constitution
- 0.50 mile(s) from South Street and the South
- 0.60 mile(s) from Theater District
- 1.00 mile(s) from Pennsylvania Convention
- 2.00 mile(s) from Adventure Aquarium, located in NJ - from Memorial Day - October - Ferry ride available to aquarium for nominal fee
- 2.00 mile(s) from Barnes Foundation
- 3.00 mile(s) from Franklin Institute
- 3.00 mile(s) from Fairmount Park
- 3.00 mile(s) from Philadelphia Art Museum
- 4.00 mile(s) from Philadelphia Zoo
- 5.00 mile(s) from Wells Fargo Center, watch the Flyers ice hockey or 76's basketball
- 5.00 mile(s) from Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia Phillies
- 5.00 mile(s) from Xfinity Bar
- 5.00 mile(s) from Lincoln Financial Field, Eagles football
- 35.00 mile(s) from Longwood Gardens
- 35.00 mile(s) from Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
- 0.15 mile(s) from downtown shopping
- 0.20 mile(s) from Independence Mall and the Liberty Bell
- 0.30 mile(s) from shopping
Distances to Popular Points of Interest
- 0.25 mile(s) from Department of Justice
- 0.25 mile(s) from Third Circuit Court
- 0.25 mile(s) from USDA
- 0.25 mile(s) from Reed Elseveir
- 0.25 mile(s) from Harcourt Publishing
- 0.25 mile(s) from Health & Human Services
- 0.25 mile(s) from GSA, military
- 0.25 mile(s) from Department of Labor
- 1.00 mile(s) from Kimmell Center
- 1.00 mile(s) from Homeland Security, DHS military
- 1.50 mile(s) from PECO
- 5.00 mile(s) from Boeing Corporation
- 1.00 mile(s) from Jefferson University
- 1.00 mile(s) from University of the Arts
- 3.00 mile(s) from Rutgers
- 4.00 mile(s) from Temple University
- 4.00 mile(s) from University of Penn, University of Pennsylvania
- 4.00 mile(s) from Drexel University
- 5.00 mile(s) from La Salle University
- 5.00 mile(s) from University of the Science
- 8.00 mile(s) from St. Joseph's University
- 15.00 mile(s) from Roger University
- 15.00 mile(s) from Bryn Mawr
- 15.00 mile(s) from Villanova
- 0.10 mile(s) from Philadelphia Fish Company
- 0.10 mile(s) from City Tavern
BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel
Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Philadelphia. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.
Local Events Worth Considering:
2014-2015 Philadelphia Flyers Hockey
Catch former NHL champions tear-up the ice for select home games at the Wells Fargo Center as they take on Eastern Conference rivals. Face-off times vary by game.
Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out
See the anatomy of nature's animals at this striking exhibition at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.
2015 Philadelphia International Auto Show
Traveling motor heads – be sure to stop by the Philadelphia Convention Center during this seven-day event where over 700 classic, refurbished, and top-of-the-line automobiles rev their engines. Event start times vary.
2015 Blue Cross Riverrink Winterfest
Open seven days a week throughout the entirety of the holiday season and beyond, this holiday festival features more than enough winter themed fun for the entire family found at the Delaware Riverfront park. Event times vary.
2015 Chinese New Year
Bring in the Chinese New Year in Philadelphia's Chinatown, where a variety of parades, shops, and fireworks help make this event truly unique. The festivities begin at sundown.
2015 Philadelphia Flower Show
Visit the Philadelphia Convention Center for 10 whole days of beautiful floral designs and impressive horticulture displays presented by over 150 vendors. Start times vary by day.
Center City Jazz Festival
Over 15 bands perform throughout the day at four Philadelphia Center City venues.
Brewerytown Spring Festival
West Girard Avenue in Philadelphia transforms into a tasty street festival celebrating art, food, and music.
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