From the moment we arrived to check in we were entranced by this hotel. The reception staff were very helpful and friendly. Our room was beautifully decorated in their distinctively quirky way and was immaculately clean. The 'wine hour' in the lounge is a lovely idea and gave a great buzz to the area each evening. Although there is not a hotel restaurant as such, the attached tavern was an even better option - so much more atmospheric than the standard hotel dining room - the food was delicious and the staff were very helpful as I have various dietary requirements. We were visiting Philadelphia for the first time and found the location to be perfect for sightseeing. We can't wait to return!
I would have preferred a more varied menu for the restaurant, but the food was better than good, albeit pricey. Room was very large, so large in fact that the beds seemed too far away from the TV. View was nice. The price was high. We've stayed in the Philly area several times and the prices vary from season to season. Prices were raised for the Pope's visit, but should have been more reduced the week after. Parking is outrageously high, but that seems to be the way it is in Philly.
My wife and I had a great stay. Staff was friendly, room was clean and comfortable. The older building has a great vibe and feel but old pipes make for an early rattling wake up call. Beds were a little on the firm side but the location is great! Need a cold beer, Philly steak or a pharmacy...... step outside!
Starting with the main negative: the rooms have thin walls, meaning we heard noise from the street and our neighbours.
But the staff could not have been more friendly, including moving us to the quietest room in the hotel at the end of the 5th floor. The location is also superb for walking to all the historical sites, as well as bars & restaurants. Add to that free breakfast, wifi and afternoon cookies and it's a great choice for the budget.
This place was great. Cheap bed while I was in town for one night. Great staff and the place was very clean. Only problem was I left some power bars in a bag on the floor while I went out to explore the city in the morning (I was gone 2 hours tops) and it looked like a mouse got into them, def not human bite marks on them. Considering the cost of the room though, it was worth the 2 power bars. I also never actually saw any rodents or even any bugs. Another great feature was they had lockers for laptops, iPads, smart phones, passport, etc... They also let me keep some luggage a few hours after I checked out. Would definatly stay here again.
Pocket Guide: Philadelphia Old City, Philadelphia Hotels
This vibrant district along the Delaware River is adjacent to Independence National Historic Park, location of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Among historical sites such as Betsy Ross’s House and Elfreth's Alley, the neighborhood thrives with a diverse mix of boutiques and more than 100 restaurants. Art galleries here open their doors for the “First Friday” event each month.
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