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Wyndham Historic District

400 Arch St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106, USA

Alyssa Pinsker

This eight-story hotel sits within what is billed as the country's most historic square mile, within a block and a half of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. The rooms are pleasant, and quite a bargain for the heart of Old City Philadelphia.

room

A standard room has a standard flat screen TV, coffee maker, spacious work desk, complimentary Wi-Fi, in-room safes. Décor is clean, contemporary and neat.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Two small bottles of complimentary water are provided, the rest will be via vending machine, gift shop or room service.

bathroom

All bathrooms have tub/shower combos with detachable shower heads and are handicapped equipped. Products are Wyndham Blue Harmony and have a Gingerlily scent (made with sea botanicals and minerals!) and have the full array of shampoo to lotion.

lobby

The lobby is large, accommodating lots of mostly business travelers with colorful chairs and has a bright, contemporary décor with a print of the constitution, of course over the four to five-person check-in desk. There is a 24/7 gift shop, small computer lab, gym, restaurant and bar all on the lobby level which faces the Quaker Meeting House across the street.

pool

A bonus is the large outdoor rooftop pool surrounded by lounge chairs. It's only open Memorial Day to Labor Day, of course, but a big draw during the season.

gym

A 24/7 fitness center is located on the lobby level. Multiple treadmills, an elliptical, free weights, universal, yoga mats, exercise ball and exercise straps, exercise bike. The room has natural light which is good for early birds, there is only one TV in the center.

dining

Coin's Restaurant & Pub named after the US Mint next door serves Philadelphia and Pennsylvania themed and named casual gourmet American cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Located off our lobby, Coin's Restaurant & Pub provides a casual dining experience, serving scratch-made American cuisine and local foods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

drinking

Coin’s bar opens at 12 p.m. to 2 a.m. (the official closing time in Philadelphia), daily they serve a full bar and pub bites (Phily themed) beer and hand-crafted cocktails. They encourage guests to watch the Eagles play on the big-screen.

LOCATION

Getting Around

1-minute walk to the Septa Market Frankford line (East and West) subway and the 48 bus. Taxis abound. You can walk Center City easily. Recreational tour buses (Philly Phlash) are also available less than one block from the hotel.

Restaurants

Campo's (10-minute walk) according to the front desk serves one of the best Philly Cheesesteaks in the city! This is a very controversial topic as there are dozens of cheesesteak joints in Philly but do know Pat and Geno's are not the only ones or the best. Chic High Street on Market (5-minute walk) has country chic American cooking and cocktails.

Independence Beer Garden (6-minute walk) is a popular outdoor beer garden, especially in the summertime with 40 taps, cocktails, snacks, and projection TV screens for more games.

Bars

Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar (8-minute walk) is a two time James Beard award-winning authentic Cuban restaurant with a huge rum bar and late-night salsa dancing. National Mechanics (6-minute walk) keeping with the Coins/mint theme is a destination spot for the historical Tippler's Tour, along with Karaoke & Quizzo has a full bar, lots of craft beer and a make your own bloody mary bar at brunch.

WHY WE LIKE IT

It's a solid business and leisure upscale hotel with rock-bottom prices in a prime location for Philadelphia's most popular tourist hotspots: the Liberty Bell and the historic district. Rooms are sharp and clean, and the hotel has everything you need with a bonus of a rooftop pool and nice tub/ showers and amenities. The restaurant/bar is yummy and regionally themed, and it too is a steal.

QUICK FACTS

364 guest rooms, 7 junior suites.
Breakfast yes
Lunch yes
Dinner yes
Bar yes
Cafe no
Room Service yes
Gym, Pool
yes, complimentary
Parking Lot
No

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 215-923–8660;800-843–2355

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