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Trip Report My Unexpected Stay at Embassy Suites at Philadelphia Airport

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I'm a software developer and trainer who travels frequently. I live in Oak Park, IL, just west of Chicago. I usually get rained in or snowed in once or twice a year somewhere in the United States. I was working in Wilmington, DE, on Friday, July 14, 2017 when American Airlines called me to say that my 8:25 pm flight had been cancelled. The airlines cancelled hundreds of flights on Friday, July 14, 2017 due to heavy rain on the East coast. My travel agent re-booked me on a 9:15 am flight back to Chicago on Saturday, July 15. She also reserved a room for me at the Embassy Suites at Philadelphia Airport which I had never stayed at. When I arrived at the hotel at 7:15 pm, I was just in time for their happy hour which ended at 7:30. So I had two beers and watched all of people and families having lots of fun. There was a boy and girl scout jamboree going on as well as all kinds of families enjoying themselves. It was great being around all of these people. As I was eating my dinner in the hotel restaurant, I could see all of the kids, parents, grand parents and their friends strolling over to the swimming pool. What a marvelous parade of people.

I was preparing to check out of my hotel room at 6:30 am on July 15, when I decided to check my flight status. I found out that my 9:15 am flight had also been cancelled. When I called American Airlines, the automated voice said that AA would call me back in 1 to 1.5 hours. So I went to Embassy Suite's free breakfast. For once, I was not rushing through breakfast. I could just enjoy eating and watching all the people. An hour later, AA reservations called me back and re-booked me on a 12:55 pm flight directly back to Chicago.

I am currently, sipping my coffee and waiting to check out at 11 am.

If you are looking for a wonderful stay at a hotel around Philadelphia Airport, I would recommend staying at the Embassy Suites at the Philadelphia Airport. I had wonderful and unexpected happy experience.

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