I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Windsor Suites Philadelphia, PA

 We were not financially compensated for this post. We were given a room discount for review purposes. The opinions expressed are our own based on our experience staying at the hotel.

Philadelphia Skyline

The Windsor Suites, 1700 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA

Me - The Windsor Suites, wow! The Windsor Suites is a nice hotel. It is big. The rooms come with ice trays, plates and glasses. There is a full refrigerator and it comes with a freezer for the ice. They also had a toaster and a microwave. They had a breakfast bar but only two people can fit at it. There is a lot of storage space for a hotel. They had a nice area to do your hair and makeup. They also had a hair and makeup mirror in the bathroom. The beds were comfortable. I didn't like the TV. They didn't have enough channels. I wish hotels had a DVD players. They had a nice pool on the roof. I like that they had towels at the pool. I wish that the pool had had a diving board. The hotel was in a nice area. It was not far from a lot of Philadelphia's famous tourist attractions. The people who worked in the hotel were nice. They always greeted us by name. If you are going to be in Philadelphia, you should stay at Windsor Suites.

Mom- The Windsor Suites is a lovely hotel. It is in a great location right on Benjamin Franklin Parkway minutes from most of Philadelphia's major attractions. The rooms are a nice size and  full of amenities. All of the rooms are are suites with kitchens. The room description which follows refers to the room we stayed in although it is my understanding that most if not all of the rooms in the hotel are similar. The kitchens are fully loaded with full size refrigerators, dishwashers, toasters, microwaves, Keurig coffee makers as well as plates, glasses and silverware. There is even a two person breakfast bar with stools. There is plenty of storage space. In addition to the large dressers there is also a walk in closet. The bathrooms are rather large for hotel room bathrooms.  There are plenty of mirrors. In addition to the mirror over the bathroom sink, they also have  a small movable hair and makeup mirror attached to the wall next to the sink in the bathroom as well as two full length mirrors and a mirror by the dressing area between the bathroom and the closet. The  dressing area also includes a table area, and a little ottoman like chair. There are washers and dryers located on every floor of the hotel. There is a pool on the roof of the hotel. In the lobby, there is a room with computers and printers for guest usage as well as a bunch of vending machines. The hotel has its own garage with valet parking. Cars do not have to remain in the garage for the duration of your stay, but may been taken in and out of the garage as you wish. Another nice thing about the garage is that even though hotel check-out is at 11:00 AM, cars may be kept in the hotel garage up to 6:00 PM on the day of checkout in case you still have things to do in the area before you actually take your car and leave the vicinity. If you want to go out without your car, there is a bus service called the Philly Phlash that has stops located near the hotel. The Philly Phlash runs from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and costs $2.00 per ride per person or $5.00 per person for a one day pass. The staff at the Windsor Suite is very friendly, efficient and attentive. They remembered us and referred to us by name throughout our visit. I would highly recommend this hotel as a great place to stay when you are visiting the Philadelphia area. For more information about the Windsor Suites or to make a reservation go to http://www.thewindsorsuites.com/.

And that's our view. What is your favorite hotel amenity?

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