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Best Western Plus Philadelphia Airport South at Widener University

1450 Providence Avenue, Chester, PA 19013-5715
Phone: +1 610-872-8100   |   Fax: 610/872-8108   |   60 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Discover historic Chester, Pennsylvania and its surrounding cities from this unique hotel near Widener University and the Philadelphia International Airport.

This Best Western hotel near Philadelphia and Wilmington, DE is perfect for the business and leisure traveler alike. Conveniently located near the I-95 and I-495, it's easy to experience all that the area has to offer. Try your luck at Harrah's® Casino, just one mile away, or catch an exciting Philadelphia Union Major League Soccer Game at PPL Park Soccer Stadium. The Philadelphia Phillies, Flyers, Eagles and 76ers all play just a few miles away at the Philadelphia Sports Complex.

This Chester hotel is a top choice for families and friends visiting students at Widener University, directly across the street, and Swarthmore College. In fact, there are more than 20 colleges and universities surrounding the property. We are also just half a mile from the Crozer-Chester Medical Center.

With its close proximity to the Philadelphia International Airport and many major corporations, this Philadelphia hotel appeals to business travelers. Our Chester hotel offers a 24-hour complimentary airport shuttle and easy access to companies such as Boeing, Kimberly Clark Corporation, Sunoco®, Siemens, UPS®, the Philadelphia Navy Yard and the 1 International Plaza Business Complex. For added convenience, be sure to inquire about our Sleep & Fly packages.

This uniquely designed Chester, PA hotel features 60 spacious designer guestrooms, some with hot tubs, sleeper sofas and kitchenettes. Each room offers Wi-Fi, a 32-inch LCD TV with premium satellite, a refrigerator, large work desk and chair. Our guests also enjoy free parking for the nights they are at the hotel, complimentary full breakfast, a fitness center, business center and more.

Visit the friendliest hotel in the Philadelphia area. Book your stay at the Best Western Plus Philadelphia Airport South at Widener University today! Enjoy your stay.

 

Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • Exercise facilities
  • 100 % smoke-free hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Exercise facility, 24-hour, towel service
  • Complimentary full breakfast, Waffles, Breakfast sandwiches (eggs and breakfast meat), Oatmeal, Hard boiled eggs, Choice of breads, Muffins, Bagels, Danish, Croissant, Cereal, Fruit, Yogurt, Juice, Coffee and tea, Hot Chocolate
  • Universal gym
  • Stair stepper
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Elevator
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Express check out
  • Late check out By request, based upon availability
  • Cable or satellite television
  • Business center
  • Fax services At Front Desk
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Dataports
  • Mail services, drop off at front desk
  • Meeting facilities, one meeting room up to 40 people
  • Conference facilities one conference room up to 40 people
  • Banking TD Bank, on property
  • Air-conditioning
  • Elevator, wheelchair accessible
  • Weight lifting
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Local shuttle
  • Airport car 24 hours
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Printer available
  • Parking, Private parking lot
  • 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; all guest rooms are hardwired and offer free wireless Internet access; all guest rooms are hardwired for Internet access
  • Convenience store/Sundry 24-hour 7-11 within hotel complex
  • Hearing impaired services TDD
  • Physically challenged facilities roll in showers in 4 rooms
  • Dry cleaning, same day service available
  • Interior corridor
  • Porterage/bell services
  • Foreign currency exchange, at TD Bank
  • Fax machine
  • Photocopy machine
  • Conference services
  • Wedding services, Guest room and Suites, nearby wedding venues
  • Banquet facilities one meeting room up to 40 people
  • Gift shop
  • Outdoor parking Free hotel parking
  • Cardio vascular exercise

Best Western Plus Philadelphia Airport South at Widener University

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Sleep and Fly Packages

Sleep and Fly 14 Days Parking 1 Night

Flying out of Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)? Want to avoid outrageous airport parking fees? Stay with us the night before your departure in the room type that best serves your needs. Park your car for up to 14 days in our private lot and take our free shuttle to the airport. When you return, we will pick you up at the airport and return you to the hotel to pick up your car.

Reserve Package

Sleep and Fly 7 Days Parking 1 Night

Flying out of Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)? Want to avoid outrageous airport parking fees? Stay with us the night before your departure in the room type that best serves your needs. Park your car for up to seven days in our private lot and take our free shuttle to the airport. When you return, we will pick you up at the airport and return you to the hotel to pick up your car.

Reserve Package

Sleep and Fly 4 Days Parking 1 Night

Flying out of Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)? Want to avoid outrageous airport parking fees? Stay with us the night before your departure in the room type that best serves your needs. Park your car for up to four days in our private lot and take our free shuttle to the airport. When you return, we will pick you up at the airport and return you to the hotel to pick up your car.

Reserve Package

Best Western Plus Philadelphia Airport South at Widener University

Conveniently located, the best western plus philadelphia airport south at widener university in Chester, 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: 39.860266  /  Latitude: -75.359964

 

Driving Directions to Hotel

 

From: Philadelphia Internationa Leave airport via Exit 12A, keep left at fork and follow signs for Rental Car Return/Hotels/Parking. Continue straight to the ramp for I- 95 (South). Follow ramp, keeping right, and merge onto I-95 South (signs will read I-95 South/Delaware). Stay on I-95 for 6.6 miles. Take exit 6 (PA-320/Providence Avenue/Edgemont Avenue/PA 352). Turn right at Chestnut Street (follow signs for Central Business District). Chestnut Street becomes East 13th Street Turn right at Providence Avenue (RT. 320), then left on East 16th Street, then left on Upland Street, then left on East 15th Street to the Best Western Plus Philadelphia Airport South at Widener University.

From: Philadelphia/Points north Take I- 95 (South) via the Vine Street Expressway (Center City) or 30th Street (University City). Stay on I-95 for 15.4 miles. Take exit 6 (PA-320/Providence Avenue/Edgemont Avenue/PA 352). Turn right at Chestnut Street (follow signs for Central Business District). Chestnut Street becomes East 13th Street Turn right at Providence Avenue (RT. 320), then left on East 16th Street, then left on Upland Street, then left on East 15th Street to the Best Western Plus Philadelphia Airport South at Widener University.

From: Delaware/Points south. Take I- 95 (North) toward Pennsylvania. After entering PA continue on I-95 North to Exit 6. Take exit 6 (PA-320/Providence Avenue/Edgemont Avenue/PA 352). From exit ramp merge onto East 12th Street. Turn left at the Avenue of the States, then turn right onto Providence Avenue. Turn left on East 16th Street, then left on Upland Street, then left on E. 15th Street to the Best Western Plus Philadelphia Airport South at Widener University.

From: The PA Turnpike (east or Take Exit 331A (I-476/Philadelphia/US-202/Valley Forge) toward CHESTER. Stay on I-476 ("the Blue Route") for 15.5 miles to Exit 1 MacDade Boulevard. Take Exit 1/MacDade Boulevard. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for MacDade Boulevard West and merge onto MacDade Boulvard. MacDade Boulevard. becomes East 22nd Street. Continue on East 22nd Street and turn left on Providence Avenue. Follow Providence Avenue to East 16th Street. Turn right on East 16th Street, then left on Upland Street, then left onto East 15th Street to the Best Western Plus Philadelphia Airport South at Widener University.

From: Western Delaware County. Take US 1 (Baltimore Pike) North or West to I-476 (The Blue Route). Exit right onto I-476 toward Chester. Stay on I-476 ("the Blue Route") to Exit 1/MacDade Boulevard. Take Exit 1/MacDade Blouvard. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for MacDade Boulvard West and merge onto MacDade Boulvard. MacDade Boulvard. becomes East 22nd Street. Continue on East 22nd Street and turn left on Providence Avenue. Follow Providence Avenue to East 16th Street. Turn right on East 16th Street, then left on Upland Street, then left onto East 15th Street to the Best Western Plus Philadelphia Airport South at Widener University.

Best Western Plus Philadelphia Airport South at Widener University

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

Citizens Bank Park

Head on over to Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia during your next summer visit to the metro area and enjoy a Philadelphia Phillies baseball game. Seating 43,651, Citizens Bank Park was opened for the 2004 MLB season and has also hosted major musical performances.

As you explore Citizens Bank Park, check out some highlights like the Phanatic Phun Zone, a fun playground area near the first base gate plaza for kids 8 and under. Don't miss the Phanatic Giant Shoe Slide, another fun activity for kids. Check out Ahsburn Alley, a walkway behind center field with games, shops, restaurants and plenty of Phillies history on display.

When you finally arrive at your seat, keep your eyes on the on-field action – every Phillies home run triggers the Liberty Bell Home Run Celebration

Philadelphia International Airport

Pennsylvania Attractions

Philadelphia International Airport

The City of Brotherly Love not only has delicious cheesesteak sandwiches, but also the largest airport in state of Pennsylvania.

The Philadelphia International Airport was established as the Philadelphia Municipal Airport in 1927, during its dedication by Charles Lindbergh.

US Airways' primary hub for international flights is located at the airport, in addition to its third largest hub for domestic flights. 

The airport's seven passenger terminals containing 130 gates, provide service to a variety of commercial flights to major cities in the United States, Europe, Mexico, the Middle East, Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

While waiting for a flight, take a moment to view local art in the Exhibitions Program

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Pennsylvania Attractions

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Set on 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 – over 227,000 pieces.

Check out the Sculpture Garden, where you'll find a variety of unique and interesting pieces. During the holiday season, visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art and experience Holidays at the Museum

PPL Park

As the home field of the Philadelphia Union, PPL Park is one of the premier attractions in Chester and the surrounding Philadelphia metro area. Opened in 2010, PPL Park serves, also, as a multi-use venue in the area, hosting concerts on occasion.

Seating for Philadelphia Union soccer matches reaches 18,500, while concert seating at PPL Park is 26,000. Found just along the Delaware River waterfront, PPL Park has also hosted college football games, and even the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship

Beginning each March, the Philadelphia Union and the rest of MLS kick off their schedules and play through the end of October – playoff teams continue through the end of the year. Plan your visit to Chester for summer or early fall and enjoy the excitement and beauty of Union soccer matches. A unique feature at PPL Park is the ability for you to rent one of the conference rooms for an event – host your next work potluck or wedding rehearsal dinner.

Swarthmore College

Pennsylvania Attractions

Swarthmore College

A member of the Tri-College Consortium, Swarthmore College is found in the Philadelphia metro area, just outside of Chester.

Plan your next visit to Philadelphia and the surrounding area and be sure to tour the grounds at Swarthmore. It's especially great for parents shopping around for colleges with their teens.

Swarthmore College was established in 1864 by Quakers. Initially, there was a religious affiliation at Swarthmore, but today there is none.

The school is private, however, and home to a selection of remarkable buildings. Don't miss Parrish Hall, and you'll also find the birthplace of Benjamin West on campus.

Widener University

Found just inland of the Delaware River in the Philadelphia metro area, Widener University is a premier school in Pennsylvania. Visit Chester on your next trip into PA and check out the campus at Widener. It's most easily accessed via I-95 – you'll cross Ridley Creek to get there. 

Established in 1821 as a preparatory school, then as a college in 1862, Widener University is private and co-ed. Embark on a campus tour at Widener – you'll want to see Memorial Field, Washington Park, and Widener University Bookstore. In sports, don't miss the action as the Widener Pride compete in the Middle Atlantic Conference, a Division III league. 

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 0.00 mile(s) from Widener University, Located across the street from the hotel
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Harrah's Casino/Racetrack, New casino featuring slot machines, video poker, several restaurants, nightclub and a harness racing track located One mile from hotel
  • 2.00 mile(s) from PPL Park Soccer Stadium, Home of the Philadelphia Union, Major League Soccer team
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Media, PA, Local shopping, entertainment and dining options
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Neumann University
  • 9.80 mile(s) from John Heinz Wildlife Refuge, Federally protected marshes, parks and wildlife refuge covering over 30 square miles.
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Lincoln Financial Field, Home of the Philadelphia Eagles
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Citizen Bank Park, Home the Philadelphia Phillies
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Wells Fargo Center, Home of the Philadelphia Flyers and 76ers
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Center City Philadelphia, Sightseeing, historical attractions, dining, nightlife
  • 16.50 mile(s) from Dave & Busters, Philadelphia's location of the gaming and food chain. Located on Columbus Blvd at the waterfront.
  • 17.50 mile(s) from Independence National Park, Home of Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the National Constitution Center, the Visitor's Center & much more
  • 18.00 mile(s) from The Franklin Institute, World famous science museum including a walk-through heart, IMAX┬« theater and world-class exhibits.
  • 18.00 mile(s) from Philadelphia Art Museum, One of our country's oldest and grandest art museums, on the Ben Franklin Parkway. Rocky Statue located here
  • 18.00 mile(s) from Longwood Gardens, Over 1077 acres of gardens, woodlands. Horticultural center
  • 18.00 mile(s) from The Rodin Museum, The largest collection of Rodin sculptures in the United States. Located across the street from the Franklin Institute.
  • 18.40 mile(s) from Chaddsford Winery, Local winery with exceptional products. Tours, wine tastings, gift shop.
  • 19.00 mile(s) from QVC Studios, Visit the home of the QVC channel; watch shows being taped; pitch your own products in a mock studio.
  • 19.50 mile(s) from Brandywine River Museum, Home of the Wyeth family and their paintings
  • 99.00 mile(s) from Hershey Park, Amusement park, hotel and the Hershey Chocolate Factory and store.
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Home Depot, Home repair superstore located in Ridley, PA
  • 4.20 mile(s) from Springfield Mall, Macy's and 40-plus stores and restaurants under one roof just 11 minutes from the hotel.
  • 4.50 mile(s) from Media Towne Center, Quaint shopping district with historic buildings, trolly cars, numerous shops, bars and eateries.
  • 4.50 mile(s) from Historic Downtown Media, Local shopping area with historic buildings, quaint shops, excellent restaurants and a beautiful Main Street
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Granite Run Mall, Local Shopping Center with 80 specialty stores anchored by JC Penney, Sears and Boscov's
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Center City Philadelphia, Hundreds of stores and restaurants on Philadelphia's two main streets, Chestnut and Walnut
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Olde City Philadelphia, original Philadelphia buildings, cobblestone streets , horse-drawn carriages and shops and food galore.
  • 6.00 mile(s) from University City, the neighborhoods surrounding The University of Pennsylvania boast numerous stores and eateries.
  • 8.00 mile(s) from King of Prussia Mall, a huge indoor mall with over 500 stores and restaurants. A day trip in itself.
  • 22.00 mile(s) from King of Prussia Mall, huge indoor shopping mall featuring over 250 stores in 3 buildings

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • 3.20 mile(s) from Rivertown/Soccer Stadium, Opening in 2010, new entertainment complex and NSL Soccer Stadium on the Chester waterfront.
  • 4.50 mile(s) from Cap'n Carl's Paintball, Full service paintball emporium.
  • 6.20 mile(s) from AMC Theaters Granite Run, 8 Theater movie complex at the Granite Run Mall.
  • 6.90 mile(s) from AMC Theaters Marple, 10 theater movie complex at the Marple Village shopping center.
  • 7.50 mile(s) from Sproul Lanes, Family-oriented bowling alley featuring Rock & Bowl nights on Friday & Saturday.
  • 8.60 mile(s) from Drexelline Billiards, Smoke free billiard hall with dart boards, bar and bar food. Located in the Drexeline Shopping Center.
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Ridley Creek State Park, 2400 acres of woods, parks, hike & bike trails and picnic grounds along the Ridley Creek.
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Skatium, Old fashioned ice skating rink. Open skate and ice hockey leagues.

Nearby Restaurants

  • There are plenty of dining options within minutes of this Chester, PA hotel.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Upland Diner, bar/lounge, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 1.00 mile(s) from The Cove, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Harrah's Philadelphia Casino
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Barleyque, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, located at Harrah's Philadelphia Casino
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Cafee Napoli, coffee shop, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Harrah's Philadelphia Casino
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Mien, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, Harrah's Philadelphia
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Pat's Pizzeria, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, pizzeria/sandwiches
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Applebee's, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner

Best Western Plus Philadelphia Airport South at Widener University

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