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Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District

3 stars
400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
225 reviews
Great Location!

This hotel was great for a three day stay in Philadelphia! Friendly service, very clean, and a... See full review

  • GoHabsGo
  • Mar 18, 2013
Nice - will stay again

This hotel is nice. It's formerly a Holiday Inn so I was skeptical but I had a good stay. There was... See full review

  • Panda Lover
  • Jun 3, 2014
The Wyndham Hotel Philadelphia creates a stark contrast against its Historic District setting, cutting a sleek urban figure within the old world charm of its surroundings. The hotel was given a focused facelift in 2014, and now ivory and stone décor is set against uncluttered dark wood furnishings. Despite its laidback name, the on-site Coins Restaurant and Pub is equally chic, with its urban lanterns and contemporary American cuisine. If you prefer to enjoy your meals alone, the extensive menu can be ordered from as a room service option. Get in a good workout at the on-site fitness center, or settle in for a day of watery entertainment at the rooftop pool.
Key facts
  • 364 guestrooms
  • Swimming pool and spa tub
  • Wi-Fi (fees apply)
  • Health club and spa tub
  • Cable television and gaming consoles
  • Room service
  • Bar/lounge
  • Business center
  • Suites with microwaves and refrigerators are offered on request
  • 24-hour airport shuttle at extra cost
Neighborhood
The Wyndham Hotel Philadelphia is buried in the Old City, a few blocks from the Delaware River and the waterfront activity hub of Penn's Landing. It's a neighborhood renowned for its history – at the nearby Independence National Park, visitors can encounter the famous Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, the legendary place where both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed. Take the Constitutional Walking Tour to explore the area, or catch the subway downtown from 5th Street Station for more 21st century options among the restaurants and stores of Center City.
Hints and tips
Suites toward the south of the hotel are quieter, and for those who enjoy the spookier side of the Historic District, Christ Church's cemetery views are worthwhile.

Water babies are happiest on the seventh floor, which is just beneath the swimming pool.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Dining
Restaurant
Services
24 hour front desk
Express check in
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
Multilingual
In-Room Safe
Barber/Beauty shop
Porters
Conference facilities
Copy service
Currency exchange
Overhead projector
Audio visual equipment
Parking
Parking
Indoor parking
Accessibility
Accessible parking

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Hotel Map

39.9524 -75.1468
Area description
Business district

Nearby points of interest

  • Christ Church: 0.1 mi
  • National Constitution Center: 0.1 mi
  • National Museum of American Jewish History: 0.2 mi
  • Arden Theatre Company: 0.2 mi
  • Fireman's Hall: 0.2 mi
  • Libery Bell Center: 0.3 mi
  • Independence Hall: 0.3 mi
  • Independence National Historical Park: 0.4 mi
  • Masonic Temple: 0.9 mi
  • Pennsylvania Academly of the Fine Arts: 0.9 mi
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts: 1.1 mi
  • Walnut Street Theatre: 1.2 mi
  • Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul: 1.2 mi
  • Rittenhouse Square: 1.3 mi
  • The Franklin Institute: 1.5 mi
  • Christ Church: 0.1 mi
  • National Constitution Center: 0.1 mi
  • National Museum of American Jewish History: 0.2 mi
  • Arden Theatre Company: 0.2 mi
  • Fireman's Hall: 0.2 mi
  • Libery Bell Center: 0.3 mi
  • Independence Hall: 0.3 mi
  • Independence National Historical Park: 0.4 mi
  • Masonic Temple: 0.9 mi
  • Pennsylvania Academly of the Fine Arts: 0.9 mi
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts: 1.1 mi
  • Walnut Street Theatre: 1.2 mi
  • Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul: 1.2 mi
  • Rittenhouse Square: 1.3 mi
  • The Franklin Institute: 1.5 mi
  • The Barnes Foundation: 1.5 mi
  • Rosenbach Museum and Library: 1.5 mi
  • Mutter Museum: 1.6 mi
  • Rodin Museum: 1.6 mi
  • Eastern State Penitentiary: 1.7 mi
  • Liacouras Center: 2 mi
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art: 2 mi
  • The Palestra: 2.2 mi
  • Penn Museum: 2.4 mi
  • University of Pennsylvania: 2.4 mi
  • Philadelphia Zoo: 3 mi
  • Citizens Bank Park: 3.4 mi
  • Philadelphia Cruise Terminal: 3.6 mi
  • Veterans Stadium: 3.7 mi
  • Lincoln Financial Field: 3.8 mi
  • Please Touch Museum: 3.8 mi
  • Wells Fargo Center: 3.8 mi
  • Morris Arboretum: 10.5 mi
  • Franklin Field: 2,457.9 mi
  • Hagan Arena: 3,714.8 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (225)

Ratings and reviews for Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
225 out of 225
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.8

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Panda Lover
Business
Miami, FL
Jun 3, 2014

Nice - will stay again

This hotel is nice. It's formerly a Holiday Inn so I was skeptical but I had a good stay. There was only one down side. Parking was $35/night and on the hotel website it states several times that parking is free. Staff reaction varied when I advised of this. Overall it was a good stay and I will stay again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
CoachM
Pittsburgh, PA
Jan 21, 2014

Philadelphia Wyndham

Room at first glance seemed cleaned but i dropped my ring and it went below the bed which apparently wasn't vacuumed in weeks. Also they advertised that parking was free ended up playing $60 for 4 days. Asked staff for individual day by day billing girl at counter was rude and said it couldn't be done because it was done through a third party. Yet when I got there the guy at the counter said it could be done.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Unhappy bridesmaid
Brick,NJ
Dec 15, 2013

Wedding parties, beware!!

My sister chose to stay at this hotel for her wedding weekend(wedding at different location) , due to the close proximity to things and guests traveling from far. To begin with, when she got a tour the lobby was NOT under construction and they showed her guest rooms already renovated(not the rooms we or any of the guests of the wedding stayed in). So from start to finish everyone with the wedding party did not have a great experience. For starters the hotel rate was RIDICULOUS($230 a NIGHT and that's the "wedding discount# considering that A. 1/2 the lobby# 3/4 of the hotel# was under construction B. The heating units were not working properly #the night before the wedding the bridal party shared a room and we were woken up to CLANKING metal...it was the heat. The next day when we brought it up to the front they said they'd have someone come up to look at it. Um, hellooo the bride had to get ready!# C. No where to get food in the hotel from 10:30-5:30#no restaurants or café all under construction# D. Ice machine was broken on our floor and the drink/food vending machines were every other floor. E. The bathroom we checked into was really dirty for the price of this hotel #multiple stray hairs in the shower (me and a friend tried cleaning it before the bride came in#. F. There was no restaurant....just a windowless banquet room with the room next door being a construction zone. The breakfast #$16 a pop was bad quality food, (eggs, French toast, breakfast potatoes). There was hardly any room for people to sit. When I called before staying there they said getting a cab would not be a problem, just call down to the lobby and they'll have them ready for us. WELL the night of the rehearsal dinner we gave them 30 minutes notice. Get down there and had to wait for a cab. Eventually we stood out in the cold and got our own. The night of the wedding the bride and groom went to the "bar" and the bartender felt bad about the scenario and tried to help but really made matters worse. At 3 am the lobby was "nice enough" to change their rooms so the clanking of the heat wouldn't be an issue. So they had to cart ALL of their things after the wedding from 1 room to the other. Security was nice enough to help. They should have gotten a free room for that night out of the inconvenience!#both nights really...# When the mother of the bride tried to complain all they could offer was free parking!! Absolutely HORRENDOS experience! Yes, renovations happen but they should have notified the bride and the wedding party of the MESS we were entering and they should have charged ALOT less for that. Even when renovation is done I WOULD NOT recommend anyone stay there, customer service was horrible, food horrible, price horrible, and a cemetery view to boot!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Review of Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
sexy sue 123
Business
north hollywood
Dec 6, 2013

bussiness trip

Awesome. It was very convient for the business I had to handel. The staff was amazing! Yhe room service was excellent.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jew Son
Watertown, NY
Sep 7, 2013

Second time around

Had a very nice time . Room clean, comfortable and great location. Remodeling under way. but still quite . Easy access to bus and trolley service. Staff friendly and helpful. Parking expensive - $30 / night and breakfast was also a bit high . ($4 for cereal )

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Good shoes are a must. Lots of walking.

Review of Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
awesomedad
Texas
Aug 26, 2013

great location

Room and staff were great. Only issue we had was the protesters early friday and saturday morning.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bird of Paradise
Louisville, KY
Aug 3, 2013

Very convenient to Historic Sights

Within walking distance to historical sights. Unusally excellent help with precise directions for using public transportation. Cabs readily available.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Make reservations for historical sights.

Review of Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Traveler Ellie
Washington DC
Jul 19, 2013

Convenient and perfectly adequate

Very conveniently located, with interesting sights, neighborhoods, restaurants, activities within walking distance. Check-in time is listed as 4:00 pm, and rooms were not ready at 3:30, when I arrived or at 3:55, after which I got tired of waiting, so went out without washing my face and returned at 6:30 to check in. The reception desk seemed very slow and not very efficient. The computer system was down at the lobby bar at 6:30, so checks were processed by hand, and I only noticed the next day after I left that I had received a bill under my door for the wrong check -- at least the amount billed was different from what was on my hand-written receipt from the bar. The room was perfectly adequate and clean, although the sink did not drain well (which I forgot to report to them at check-out). Breakfast in the restaurant was understaffed and slow. Staff were very helpful about storing our luggage after check-out and until we left for the day. I did not utilize any hotel amenities such as a pool, gym, or whatever else they might (or might not) have. Overall, it is a perfectly adequate hotel, with nothing special about it. I found the prices slightly high for the value, perhaps because the location was very convenient.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Firefoxxx
Albany, NY
Jul 15, 2013

Philly Trip

This hotel is right near the Independence Historical District. The room was nice. It had extra nice shampoo, soap and lotions. They had ice water in the lobby. Any hotel at higher prices should have them but often don't. I had a problem with getting onto the wi-fi, whereas, in other hotels I don't. Their system is more complicated than it needs to be.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The Historical areas are right around the corner.

Review of Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
bob esq
Business
jupiter, florida
Jun 29, 2013

business stay

very clean and quiet with all necessary amenities in old city near good restaurants and a short walk to center city business district

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

continental

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