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Amazing East Chestnut Street Apartment

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,005 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Bedrooms 2, Bathrooms 2, Sleeps 5

Enjoy the charm of living in a historical property recently renovated with upscale modern amenities. Located in the "Midtown Village" section of Philadelphia's thriving City Center, this unique building puts you in the middle of it all. Philly's trendiest neighborhoods are at your doorstep, so you'll have access to the finest shops, restaurants, and sightseeing the city has to offer. The Commonwealth property is located at the intersection of 12th and Chestnut, just a few blocks from City Hall. You couldn't ask for a more convenient location! Minutes from countless historic sites such as the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, you won't know where to start.

The Commonwealth

-2 bedrooms with a king bed, a queen bed, and a pull-out sofa

-2 full bathrooms

-Sleeps 5

-1005 square feet

Nearby Attractions

-Reading Terminal Market: 2 blocks

-City Hall: 3 blocks

-JFK Plaza/LOVE Park: 0.5 miles

-Liberty Bell and Independence Hall: 0.6 miles

-Betsy Ross House: 1.0 miles

-Benjamin Franklin Parkway: 1.2 miles

-Philadelphia Museum of Art and Rocky Steps: 1.8 miles

-Philadelphia Zoo: 2.7 miles

Condo Amenities

-Fully equipped kitchen

-Free Wifi and cable TV

-Washer/dryer in the condo

-Ironing board and clothes iron

-Hair dryer

-Coffee maker

-Air Conditioning

Building Amenities

-Controlled access building

-24 hour fitness center

-Business center

-Valet dry-cleaning available

Stay Alfred strives to provide the luxuries of home in the heart of several downtown destinations. Our family-friendly properties are in the best locations and always within easy walking distance to many popular attractions. Our dedicated customer service agents are on hand 24/7 and are committed to making sure you have the best stay possible!

Experience Life at The Commonwealth by Stay Alfred

With two spacious bedrooms and a pull-out sofa, this condo accommodates up to 5 people. The master bedroom features a plush king bed, large closet, and adjoining bathroom. In this private oasis you'll probably forget you aren't at home. The second bedroom, on the opposite side of the apartment, has a heavenly queen bed and spacious closet. Privacy is never an issue in this condo.

Hardwood floors throughout are just the tip of the iceberg as far as upscale elements. Both bathrooms have been outfitted with premium Grohe fixtures. The kitchen boasts custom-crafted European cabinetry, granite countertops, and stainless steel GE appliances. And let's not forget the in-home Bosch washer and dryer.

While it might be hard to convince yourself to leave this amazing apartment, you can take solace in the fact that you don't have to be gone long as it is close to everything! Located in the "Midtown Village" section of Philadelphia's City Center, the trendiest restaurants, shops, and attractions are at your doorstep. The famous Reading Terminal Market is blocks away, offering the finest locally grown produce and fresh meats, seafood and poultry; if you don't have time to cook, grab a sandwich from DiNic's or Salumeria.

Less than a mile away from The Commonwealth are a plethora of historical sites such as the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the Betsy Ross House. But history isn't the only thing this location has to offer. Philadelphia's art and cultural epicenter—the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Philadelphia Museum of Art—is within two miles of your home base. Don't forget to pose for a picture on the museum's famous Rocky Steps. To really treat yourself after a long day of sight-seeing, head down the block to try one of Capital Grille's famous dry-aged steaks. Then stop for a nightcap of house-aged spirits at Bank & Bourbon on your way home.

Let Stay Alfred host your next trip to Philly. Stay smart. Stay Together. Stay Alfred!

More Details

Property Manager
Stay Alfred Vacation Rentals
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This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2018

About Stay Alfred Vacation Rentals

Stay Alfred was founded based on the idea of offering innovative, reliable, and consistent short-term vacation rentals at a price that's affordable, while making booking, checking-in, and checking-out quick, easy, and stress-free. Booking the perfect stay shouldn't feel like taking a shot in the dark. At Stay Alfred, we know that guests prefer accommodations that are straight-forward and stress-free.


Center City Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 1005 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Second Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Common Space - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Amazing East Chestnut Street Apartment
average rating of 4.6578946 based on 76 reviews
Bloomington, Indiana

Comfortable apartment with a great view!

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable apartment in a Center City high rise with 24hr door security, just steps from food and cultural amenities - like staying in downtown Manhattan.

- Parking is by garage only - if you don't intend to use your car much (and with Lyft, Septa, etc, you may not need to) consider Spot Hero.

- Amenities abound: towels, dishes, kitchenware, light cookware, full fridge, dishwasher, washer/dryer. However, the "expendable" items like dishsoap, trash bags, laundry detergent are scarce and not replenished during the stay. Luckily, there are both a 7/11 and a Target within the block, so these are not too hard to come by.

- The apartment is cold, and the blankets are lacking - bring warm pajamas

- There are NO full length mirrors in the entire apartment; and the only mirrors are in the bathroom, so beware if you are needing to dress up for an evening out

- It was unclear who to contact for maintenance; the vanity light was out in our bathroom, and only one keyfob worked. However, building security is not equipped to handle these issues, as since we are not tenents...wasn't sure how to get these taken care of.

- Roku controller missing from master bedroom, but there is cable, so it worked out well.

Overall, my family and I had an amazing time, enjoyed scenic views. There are city sounds, including sirens, so beware if you are a light sleeper. However, watching the sunrise while in bed from the east facing bedroom was absolutely delightful.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location!

  • 4 of 5

The property was centrally located to the train stations and the Reading Terminal. Reasons why I didn’t give it a 5 were for minor things that added up: the insufficient lighting in the guest bathroom long with no vent fan which caused the bathroom to get very hot and steamy, no shower caddy in master bath and the street noise can get very loud.

Overall, for the price, location and friendly concierge, I would recommend this location.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, safe, convenient, friendly building staff.

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is very roomy and spacious with lots of natural light. It is well equipped and comfortable. It is very convenient to Reading Market, the convention area, the performance venues, and within walking distance to the Constitution Center and The Old City. This is a great apartment for two couples or for a family.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Centrally located comfort.

  • 5 of 5

Really nice apartment, well situated close to everything one would want to see in Philadelphia. The apartment was clean, comfortable, well equipped and easy to locate . A problem with the key holder on the exterior door was swiftly handled when we called Stay Alfred. Nearby parking was easy but expensive. There is currently a lot of building work going on in the area which started early in the morning but this is not a criticism of the apartment, rather than an observation on city living.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place-great location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay-the apartment was in a great location, within walking distance to the Metro, Reading Terminal Station, and all the historic sites we came to see. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location - Fun Family Times!

  • 4 of 5

We spent the weekend here with our son and his wife and found this location to be ideal for all that we wanted to do. The apartment was clean and comfortable; although, could definitely use a fresh coat of paint. Good place to chill and visit after exploring Philly and prior to walking to great nearby restaurants. We totally enjoyed the benefit of the coffee station in the building's lobby along with the friendly and helpful staff!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11.5 Miles
Philadelphia International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Brü Craft & Wurst
Nearest Golf
5.2 Miles
Bala Golf Club
Nearest Train
9.4 Miles
Ardmore Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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