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The Franklin Hotel at Independence Park

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8.4
Excellent
981 reviews
+1 215-925-0000

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Pets Allowed
Pool
Fitness Center
The Franklin Hotel at Independence Park is located in the center of Old City and Society Hill in Philadelphia, Pa. The property is three doors from Buddakan, one block from the Liberty Bell and Washington Square Park. National Constitution Center is three blocks away. Other notable destinations of downtown Philadelphia include The Gallery at Market East and the Shops at Liberty Place. Philadelphia International Airport is 10 miles away. The hotel lobby embraces warmth with rose-hued marble floors lit by chandeliers. The Franklin Hotel at Independence Park offers services that include valet, concierge and bellhop. Though typically catering to business and conference travelers during the week, the hotel becomes a welcoming accommodation for touring families on weekends. The Sensational Kids program caters to the hotel's youngest guests, with a backpack filled with fun items designed just for them at check-in. Kids also receive milk and cookies delivered to their guestroom on the first night and can request to borrow a rolling backpack full of toys, books, and games. Their adult counterparts may also receive local emergency numbers, a nightlight, and outlet covers. Onsite dining includes the Azalea Restaurant, offering a view of the park from a whimsically casual dining room with floral designs. Specialties include crab-and-shrimp cake, and the restaurant hosts a popular Sunday brunch. The hotel's lounge and parlor offers light fare and cocktails. Recreational options include a complimentary fitness facility, a spa tub a sauna, and an indoor pool. Lux Spa houses four massage treatment rooms. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel. Valet parking is available on site for a fee and self parking is available in a garage located behind the hotel for a fee. Parking height restrictions apply. Light floral designs and verdant potted plants augment the décor in the Omni's 150 spacious guestrooms. Furnishings are traditional European reproductions with cherry-wood finishes. Minibars are fully stocked. Corner suites offer sofa beds, Parker chairs, and views of the river or Independence Hall. Most king rooms feature sitting areas with sofa bed, some rooms with views of Independence Park. Marble baths provide terrycloth robes. Accessible rooms are available.
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Olde City
401 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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User Highlights
8.4
Excellent
Location
"Great restaurants nearby" "Great dining options"
100% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
Parking was ok, according to 57%.
Service
"Staff was excellent" "Great entertainment"
94% found the staff to be very friendly.
50% said the reception staff was ok.
Room
"Beautiful park view" "Fantastic rooms"
74% said rooms were clean.
89% thought rooms were spacious.
Breakfast
"Stiff French toast" "No morning coffee"
73% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
WiFi
"Wi-Fi didn't work" "Slowest internet"
69% said the wifi quality was bad.
Amenities
"The best working condition" "Contemporary decor"
58% thought the building was acceptable.
53% considered the lobby entrance to be so-so.
Wellness Area
"No spa staff" "No work out room"
For only 54%, the fitness area was satisfactory.
Pool
"No pool" "Pool was closed"

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Wonderful sightseeing
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Expert Reviews
Fodor's
An ornate fireplace dominates the breathtaking marble lobby of this towering hotel in the historic district.
Zagat
The "mix of historic feel and modern comforts" and other "innlike" qualities of this small hotel provide an oasis in the "middle of the hustle and bustle" of Old City.
Frommer's
This small, polished corner hotel banks on its terrific Independence National Historical Park location, less than a block from Old City's trendy restaurant and gallery scene.
Hotel Information
Features
Air-conditioned
Bar or Lounge
Concierge
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
Handicap
No Smoking
Pets Allowed
Pool
Restaurant
Spa or Sauna
Details
Check-In
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Check-Out
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
150
Fees
Add-ons
  • Pet Fee: USD 50.00 per pet, per night
  • Internet Fee: USD 12.99 per day (rates may vary)
  • Parking Fee: USD 28.00 per day
  • Breakfast Fee: between USD 7 and USD 19 for adults, USD 7 and USD 19 for children (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible