West Chester, PA

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West Chester featuring a small town or village and cafe lifestyle
In the heart of the Brandywine Valley, this historic town offers a blend of small-town warmth and cosmopolitan sophistication.

West Chester is home to beautiful 18th- and 19th-century architecture, with over 3,000 buildings dating from before the Revolutionary War. While Greek Revival and Victorian buildings firmly anchor the city to its past, the youthful inhabitants attending West Chester University help to connect it to its future. Explore the charming boutiques and innovative restaurants of the busy downtown area. Visit Brandywine Valley’s excellent wineries.

Stop by Chester County Historical Society, a museum and library dedicated to the county’s history. View the collection of American cross-stitch samplers and the collage of portraits depicting men, women and children from the 1800s.

Try on a hoop skirt or manually churn butter at the hands-on history lab.Tour QVC Studio Park, home of one of the world’s largest electronic retailers. See where the company’s 24-hour broadcasts take place and discover how QVC products are sourced and tested.

Ride on the West Chester Railroad, which runs along a pleasant route between Market Street in West Chester and the village of Glen Mills in Delaware County. The town is also an excellent starting point for exploring the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail, with four regional wineries offering tastings and tours.

Take the kids to see the collection of helicopters, autogiros and convertiplanes at the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center. Two of the major U.S. helicopter manufacturers have their origins in this region of Pennsylvania, making this museum the perfect place to learn about the past and future of rotary winged aircrafts. Investigate the V-22 Ospreyexhibit, experience the effects of a wind tunnel and try steering at the interactive helicopter exhibit.

One of the best times of year to visit is during the Chester County Restaurant Festival, which highlights the town’s rich culinary culture. This free event features more than 60 restaurants and food vendors.

West Chester is 25 miles (40kilometers) west ofPhiladelphia. The town and surrounding region are best explored by car. Plenty of metered street parking and municipal lots are available.

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham West Chester
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham West Chester
2 out of 5
500 Willowbrook Ln, West Chester, PA, 19382
The price is $54 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 11
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in West Chester. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the overall value ...
2.9/5 (1,000 reviews)
"A peaceful stay with restaurants and amenities a short drive away."

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center
Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center
2.5 out of 5
943 S High Street, West Chester, PA, 19382
The price is $80 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 31
Stay at this family-friendly hotel in West Chester. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the clean rooms in ...
3.5/5 Good! (1,001 reviews)
"Average stay at an older property. Toilet and skink were clean"

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites West Chester, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites West Chester, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1310 Wilmington Pike, West Chester, PA, 19382
The price is $109 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 3
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in West Chester. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (876 reviews)
"Breakfast was delicious. Lots of food to choose from. I'm pretty sure this hotel used to allow smoking. There was still a lingering odor. The room was clean and comfortable."

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2022

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FRONTDESK The Hub at 31 Brewerytown Apts Philadelphia
FRONTDESK The Hub at 31 Brewerytown Apts Philadelphia
3.5 out of 5
Philadelphia, PA
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Philadelphia. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Popular attractions Philadelphia Museum of Art and Rittenhouse ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (6 reviews)
"My favorite was having a washer dryer right in our what i would call an efficiency. When i had questions and called the questions were answered right away. It was clean and i felt safe. I would stay there or wuth any Frontdesk again."

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

Sonder The Witherspoon
Sonder The Witherspoon
3.5 out of 5
130 South Juniper Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19107
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Philadelphia. Enjoy free WiFi, concierge services, and a flat-screen TV. Our guests praise the clean rooms ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (373 reviews)
"This is a very chic and quaint hotel with all the necessary amenities! I love historical building and how close it is to restaurants and night life."

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2022

Mint House at The Ledger - Philadelphia
Mint House at The Ledger - Philadelphia
3 out of 5
150 S Independence Mall W, Philadelphia, PA, 19106
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Philadelphia. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour fitness center, and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Liberty Bell Center ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (11 reviews)
"Top notch communication from booking to check-out. Staff was accommodating and super friendly :) Quite a bit of noise from above us, but only until a bit after 10pm, then pretty quiet. Building next door is being renovated and construction starts early 7am-ish so there is quite a bit of noise with ..."

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2022

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