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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia

433 Chestnut St., Philadelphia 19106

4.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Historic/Waterfront District hotel is located in the historical district, steps from Second Bank of th …

£131
per night
Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square
Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square

1800 Market St, Philadelphia 19103

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Center City, Philadelphia, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Liberty Place and Ben Franklin National …

£126
per night
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia

117 S 17th St, Philadelphia 19103

4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Center City, Philadelphia, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Liberty Place, Ben Franklin National …

£130
per night
The Windsor Suites
The Windsor Suites

1700 Ben Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia 19103

3.5 out of 5.0

This hotel is across from the Philadelphia Free Library, and 1 block from Comcast and Verizon buildings. The world famous …

£99
per night
Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia City Center
Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia City Center

1201 Race Street, Philadelphia 19107

3.0 out of 5.0

This hotel is in Philadelphia, a block from the Pennsylvania Convention Center and within one-quarter mile of Reading Termina …

£77
per night
Manayunk Chambers Guest House
Manayunk Chambers Guest House

168 Gay Street, Philadelphia 19127

3.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Situated in Philadelphia, this bed & breakfast is 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Barnes Foundation and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from St. Joseph' …

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Days Inn Philadelphia Convention Center
Days Inn Philadelphia Convention Center

1227 Race St, Philadelphia 19107

2.0 out of 5.0

This modern, budget-friendly hotel is opposite the Philadelphia Convention Center and a 6-minute cab ride from the Liberty …

£55
per night
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Philadelphia Airport
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Philadelphia Airport

7890 Penrose Avenue, Philadelphia 19153

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Citizens Bank Park, Lincoln Financial Field, and Wells Farg …

£86
per night
Loews Philadelphia Hotel
Loews Philadelphia Hotel

1200 Market St, Philadelphia 19107

4.0 out of 5.0

The Loews Philadelphia Hotel enjoys a prime location in downtown Philadelphia, 1 block from City Hall and Reading Terminal …

£110
per night
Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia - Convention Center, PA
Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia - Convention Center, PA

1200 Arch Street, Philadelphia 19107

2.5 out of 5.0

Located in Center City, Philadelphia, this aparthotel is steps from Pennsylvania Convention Center and Reading Terminal Marke …

£101
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Pocket Guide: Philadelphia University City Hotels

University City is known for being walkable and family-friendly with many neighborhood options for restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. The neighborhood has many charming qualities, its college atmosphere among the more noteworthy. Broaden your horizons with some local theater. University City is a great home base for exploring the greater Philadelphia area, especially with so many hotels to choose from.

Sightseeing around University City

The museums and theaters add a sense of refinement, while the historic sites and other landmarks offer local lore. Browse the collections at Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, or Mutter Museum. You can buy tickets to live performances at Academy of Music, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and Mann Center for the Performing Arts. Swing by Rocky Steps, Lemon Hill, and Bartram's Garden to learn about local history. Some landmarks that can't be missed include Rittenhouse Square, Marian Anderson Historical Residence & Museum, and Ben Franklin National Memorial. Take a tour of campus around University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, or Art Institute of Philadelphia. Philadelphia Zoo, Adventure Aquarium, and Camden Children's Garden are family favorites.

This area attracts visitors for its sports. Franklin Field, H. Hunter Lott Jr. Tennis Courts, and Citizens Bank Park are great places to catch a game or event. Local parks like Buckley Recreational Field, Fairmount Waterworks Drive, and Francisville Playground are peaceful spots. At Fort Washington State Park, take some time to really appreciate nature. If you have some more time, pay a visit to Reading Terminal Market, Italian Market, or Wells Fargo Center.

Some of the area's most popular sights are Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall, and King of Prussia Mall. You can also stop by Philadelphia Museum of Art, Rosenbach Museum and Library, and Franklin Institute Science Museum.

Getting around University City

For a quick way to explore the city, catch a ride on metro transit at 40th St. Station, 34th St. Station, or 46th St. Station. To see the sights outside of town, hop aboard a train. Philadelphia University City Station is the closet train station, but Philadelphia 49th Street Station and Philadelphia 30th St Station are also nearby.

At 5.6 miles (9 km), Philadelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.) is the closest major airport to University City. Trenton, NJ (TTN-Mercer) is the next closest airport, 30.2 miles (48.7 km) away.

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