I always look forward to staying at Omni properties. I have previously stayed at Omni in Atlanta (Omni CNN Center) and in NYC (Omni Berkshire). I drove to the property and pulled up in front of the door on Chestnut, then utilized valet parking. Check in was quick, but warm and welcoming. I was told that Wi-Fi was free (yay!). My two children were provided with little tiny Omni backpacks with some activity sheets and shall toys inside. Fun! I was also told, out of earshot of the kids, that on your first night in an Omni hotel, the kids get free milk and cookies delivered to the room at bed time. Not being able to wait, I called down and summoned the milk and cookies at 4pm. They indulged me. Comparing it to other Omni hotels in my mind, I was firstly impressed that the rooms in the Independence Park location are HUGE! Maybe it is because I live in NYC, but this double room with two queen beds is bigger than my apartment back home. This hotel is also a great location. My two young, tired children and I easily walked to lots of sites in the Historic part of town, including the Liberty Bell. I would definitely recommend this part of town and this hotel for a laid back, enjoy-the-city Philly vacation.
Since I've met my GF, we have been going out to eat late night dinner 3 to 4 times a week. Mai Lai Wah is one of the best spots in Chinatown. We went to several other restaurants past midnight and the crowds are usually small. The news is out that Mai Lai Wah has the best crowd and good food at the most reasonable prices. Every time, we are there at either 1am or 2am, there is still a big crowd. We feel right at home and the staff recognized us after our 10th visits in 3 weeks. Our favorites are the clam with X.O. sauce and soft tofu sauteed with Chinese vegetable. Highly recommended! N. Tien
This place is a very nice place to go to if you're hungry and you want to eat some good food. Plus, it doesn't take long for the food to be done, even if you place a large order. The food is so good and I come here almost 2 times every week. Its very cheap and well worth the visit. The atmosphere is friendly and you get treated very well. They also offer good deals like "Spend $20, get a free 2 liter of soda." Its really hard to choose what to spend you $20 on because it is so good and you also get a good amount of food. The portions are excellent.