Our trip to Philadelphia was sponsored by Visit Philly and we were hosted while in Philadelphia. Accommodations, flights, meals and attractions were covered. My opinion is truthful and all my own.
Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District offers a hotel experience that’s affordable and convenient. When it comes to hotels and family travel comfort, location and affordability are the trifecta of travel planning. Sticking to a budget can be important because feeding four and five people, and paying for their flights gets costly. So, you need to look at generating savings where possible.
My daughter and I recently took a 4-night long mother-daughter trip to Philadelphia, and our home base for four nights was the Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District. It was a reasonable spot to stay, with a couple of significant factors going for it. Here’s what we discovered.
My Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District Experience
The Wyndham was definitely not the fanciest place we’ve ever stayed. But it had some things going for it. Location was tops in our books. It was ideally situated in the Historic District so that we were able to walk many places and get exercise every day. That matters to my family.
So, let’s talk about location. When I look for a hotel, its location is high on my list of priorities. I want to be near a lot of the sites or points of interest. After all, I’m on vacation to relax, and to explore. Location matters. The Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District scores high with its location. It’s conveniently located near many points of interest in the historic district, and also provides easy access to the PHLASH or a hop on hop off tour bus for areas that are a bit further away.
It is also a great spot to be if you plan to walk to the waterfront for Summerfest or any of the amazing and fun museums and parks that back onto the Delaware. We were able to walk to everything in the historic district and we made it to the harbour twice on foot.
Several attractions are actually 1-2 blocks away, and the PHLASH has a stop right outside the front door, so how is that for convenience?
The accommodations at this hotel aren’t fancy, but they are comfortable. The rooms are for the most part clean and tidy. The decor is a little dated, but comfort made up for it. My daughter and I enjoyed the comfortable beds, blackout blinds, and free WiFi. The television reception was decent. We were mostly out sightseeing all the time anyways so the room was basically where we fell asleep and went to freshen up. Our only major complaint about the rooms was a lack of mini fridge or any sort of view, but again the price makes up for the lack of both of those. Higher floors might have had better views but where we were on the second floor did not. Elevators were available and we rarely waited long.
Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District offers all the amenities you’d expect from almost any hotel plus a few extras that are quite nice.
- Free WiFi
- Fitness Center
- Business Center
- Computer Station
- Dry Cleaning/Laundry Service
- Laundry Facilities
- Meeting Rooms
- Safe Deposit Boxes at Front Desk
- Small Hotel Store for Snacks
Overall, I found the service here to be good. The staff were friendly and attentive, and they seemed eager to help us whenever we needed it. Housekeeping was a bit slower than what I usually expect, but they did a good job and responded quickly to us if there was an issue.
COINs. COINs is the on-site restaurant for the hotel. My daughter and I had every breakfast here because honestly it was one of my favourite things about the Wyndham. They offered an awesome breakfast buffet complete with eggs, bacon, sausage, yogurt, fruit and pastries. This was the fuel we needed to start our day and it kept us going so we could explore on foot or by tour bus every day.
The pool always matters to me. We are swimmers and family travel to me always revolves around swimming together at some point.
Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District is a Great Choice
Aside from the minor drawbacks I already mentioned, Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District is a good hotel. Their accommodations are comfortable, their amenities are standard but nice, and their location is just about the best you can find in the area. If you’re planning a trip to Philadelphia and you want to stick to budget and value location, then you can’t really go wrong with this hotel.