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Alexander Inn, inexpensive to moderate, (215) 923-3535.
Alexander's employees are so knowledgeable and helpful, you might think they're on the payroll of the local tourist bureau. But it's all just part of the quality experience you get at this 48-room charmer in bustling Center City . Inside tip: If there's more than one of you, ask for one of the larger rooms.
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Under $150 Stays
A great value in a convenient Center City location (near Independence Hall, Rittenhouse Square), this 48-room boutique hotel keeps fans coming back with its mix of friendly service, cozy decor (oak moldings, stained-glass windows, fresh flowers), and amenities you'd expect in a larger hotel: fitness center, WiFi access, discount indoor parking. The included continental breakfast is fine, but nearby Readng Terminal Market tempts us with baked goods, deli meats, and artisinal cheeses.
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If you haven't been to the City of Brotherly Love lately, it's time to recharge your impressions. There's more to the city thatn the elementary-school trip with pit stops at the Liberty Bell and Ben Franklin's digs would indicate, or even a pilgrimage to see the Postimpressionists at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (the country's third largest). The serious history and art are still there, of course, but today Philadelphia is percolating with a more youthful sensibility that's both cosmpopolitan and neighborly. It's a welcome paradox; a kind of Madrid on the Delaware River, rich in history but liberally sprinkled weith outcroppings of xperimental new cultture, ambitious studient life, and cunning luxury-condo developers poised to profit from the city's new energy.
Where to Stay
Alexander Inn: Located in an historic 1901 building, with 48 rooms that evoke an Art Deco ocean liner.
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Going to Philadelphia
It's a sweet paradox that Philadelphia, a city once populated by holiday-averse Quakers, embraces the Christmas season so exuberantly. But this year, Philadelphia has more reason to celebrate than in many years past.
Why the new energy? City planning, focused redevelopment and tax incentives have brought businesses, housing and hope. A generous inventory of old buildings ripe for recycling helped, too, as did the city's foot-friendly layout, plotted more than 300 years ago by William Penn.
Guests at the Alexander Inn, a 48-room hotel with the feel of a town house at Spruce and 12th Streets, 877-253-9466, awaken to a buffet breakfast of granola, bagels, juice and coffee served in a light-filled sitting room adorned with local art. Though some rooms are teeny, clever built-ins and bay windows dressed with wooden Venetian blinds ramp up the comfort level. Rates start at $99.
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A Taste of Philadelphia
Whenever you visit, you're in for a taste of the rich history that peppers the city streets with a sense of the past. Yet the past is only a warm-up: Philadelphia is an active city that keeps reinventing itself with a resounding modern performance hall and a home run of a new ballpark.
The conveniently located Alexander Inn (215-923-3535 or 877-253-9466), including expanded continental breakfast) caters to discriminating clientele with 48 smartly decorated rooms two blocks from Avenue of the Arts, a short stroll to Independence Mall, or steps from Antiques Row on Pine Street.