Alexander Inn

2.5 star property
City-center hotel within easy reach of Reading Terminal Market

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Alexander Inn

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Front of property
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Free daily continental breakfast
Shower, free toiletries, hair dryer, towels

Overview of Alexander Inn

9.0 out of 10 Superb
9.0/10 Superb

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Pet friendly
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • 24/7 front desk
12th and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, PA, 19107
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Offsite parking available
  • Free toiletries

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, City View

  • City view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, City View

  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, City View

  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Standard Room, Multiple Beds, City View

  • City view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Twin Bed and 1 Double Bed

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, City View

  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, City View

  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Standard Room, 1 Twin Bed, City View

  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Twin Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Center City
  • Reading Terminal Market - 9 min walk
  • Rittenhouse Square - 12 min walk
  • Liberty Bell Center - 15 min walk
  • Pennsylvania Convention Center - 16 min walk
  • University of Pennsylvania - 28 min walk
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art - 42 min walk
  • City Hall - 2 min drive
  • Independence Hall - 2 min drive
  • Eastern State Penitentiary - 4 min drive
  • Drexel University - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Philadelphia Intl. Airport (PHL) - 20 min drive
  • Philadelphia, PA (PNE-Northeast Philadelphia) - 26 min drive
  • Blue Bell, PA (BBX-Wings Field) - 40 min drive
  • Trenton–Mercer Airport (TTN) - 43 min drive
  • Philadelphia University City Station - 4 min drive
  • Philadelphia, PA (ZFV-30th Street Rail Station) - 5 min drive
  • Philadelphia Temple University Station - 5 min drive
  • 12th-13th & Locust Station - 3 min walk
  • Walnut Locust Station - 6 min walk
  • 9th-10th & Locust St Station - 6 min walk


  • U Bar - 2 min walk
  • Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar - 1 min walk
  • Knock - 2 min walk
  • Starbucks - 3 min walk
  • Bud & Marilyn's - 3 min walk

About this property

Alexander Inn

Alexander Inn puts you just a 5-minute drive from Pennsylvania Convention Center and Rittenhouse Square. Free perks include WiFi and continental breakfast daily between 7:00 AM and 10:30 AM. Also, University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Museum of Art are just a 5-minute drive away. Fellow travelers like the overall property condition. Public transportation is just a short walk: 12th-13th & Locust Station is 3 minutes and Walnut Locust Station is 6 minutes.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 48 rooms
  • Arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age: 21
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets stay free
  • Service animals welcome
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Offsite parking nearby (USD 38 per night; discounts available)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–10:30 AM
  • Free reception (select days)

Working away

  • Coworking spaces


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Alarm clock
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
  • Desk chair


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies


  • Parking is available offsite and costs USD 38 per night (0.25 mi away)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.
Property Registration Number 921129

Also known as

Alexander Inn Philadelphia
Alexander Inn
Alexander Philadelphia
Alexander Hotel Philadelphia
Alexander Inn Hotel
Alexander Inn Philadelphia
Alexander Inn Hotel Philadelphia

Frequently asked questions

Does Alexander Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Alexander Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Alexander Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Alexander Inn?
Yes, pets stay free. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at Alexander Inn?
No, unfortunately, but there's discounted parking nearby.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Alexander Inn?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an onsite casino at Alexander Inn?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Rivers Casino (5-min drive) and Philadelphia Live! Casino and Hotel (7-min drive) are both nearby.
What's the area around Alexander Inn like?
Alexander Inn is in Center City, a short 3-minute walk from 12th-13th & Locust Station and 12 minutes' walk from Rittenhouse Square.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

Great location but needs an update
The room and the bathroom were small and somewhat outdated (the last renovation was around 2000. The AC unit blew directly on the bed. Staff was nice and the breakfast was fine.
Gregory N, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful Neighborhood Hotel
Overall, lovely hotel with an ideal location. Pros, besides location are friendly staff, quiet rooms, great ambiance if you like a historic, old building. Cons are extremely firm mattress and overall cleanliness - rugs pretty old and stained throughout the property and general sense of wear & tear. However, the pros out-balanced the cons and we’d stay again if we could get a room with a softer mattress.
2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Staff was very friendly. Love the location. There was a problem with the initial room and they set up me up in another one. All night long there was a constant sound in the room like something was banging on a pipe that made it difficult to sleep.
Dianna, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Nancy, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Colette, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Michael, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Always a good choice.
I have stayed at the Alexander many times over the past 10-12 years. Great location, very comfortable, though not as affordable as it once was. What is?
Mark, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Recommend highly
This felt like a European boutique hotel. I had one of the "single" rooms - a twin bed! which I didn't know existed in the US anymore - with a well-appointed bathroom (shower only), AC that I could control, and actual windows that I could open. The towels were soft and plentiful, the bed was comfortable. The staff was personable and very helpful. The included breakfast had options including croissants, danish, bagels, hard-boiled eggs, cereals, yogurt, and oatmeal - as well as coffee, tea, and juice.
Jacob, 3-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It was a wonderful, this hotel is very clean en nice, the staff zo friendly. Perfect place!
Israa, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Great hotel
Clean, polite staff, pet friendly, good breakfast, great location Old building, small room, one elevator-but they're very upfront about that! Would definitely stay here again
1-night family trip
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