Best Western Independence Park
235 Chestnut St., 215/922-4443 or 800/624-2988,
You’d never guess that this building—listed on the National Register of Historic Places—is part of the Best Western chain. Combining modern hotel amenities with plenty of character, the 36 comfortable high-ceilinged guest rooms ($222–267) are decked out in Victorian-era furnishings.
In a prime spot among Old City’s most popular restaurants and bars and just across the street from Independence National Historical Park, prices at this popular hotel are considerably higher on weekends in summertime.
A complimentary continental breakfast with a make-your-own-waffle station is included. Small dogs (weighing less than 10 lbs.) can stay for a $50 non-refundable fee.
© Karrie Gavin from Moon Philadelphia, 1st Edition