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The Rittenhouse Philadelphia
The Rittenhouse Philadelphia
0.5 mi from University City
5.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (216 reviews)

Located in Center City, Philadelphia, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Rittenhouse Square and Ben Franklin …

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Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square
Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square
0.5 mi from University City
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (950 reviews)

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

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The Windsor Suites
The Windsor Suites
0.6 mi from University City
3.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (3,778 reviews)

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

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Sofitel Philadelphia
Sofitel Philadelphia
0.7 mi from University City
4.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (3,598 reviews)

Located on the site of the former Philadelphia Stock Exchange, this 14-story hotel is in the central business district, 0.2 …

£133
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
0.7 mi from University City
4.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (1,895 reviews)

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

£110
Club Quarters Hotel in Philadelphia
Club Quarters Hotel in Philadelphia
0.7 mi from University City
4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (8,675 reviews)

Club Quarters is a full service, club-like hotel in a prime location opposite Liberty Place – Philadelphia’s epicenter of …

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Best Western Plus Philadelphia Convention Center Hotel
Best Western Plus Philadelphia Convention Center Hotel
1.1 mi from University City
2.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Located in Center City, Philadelphia, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pennsylvania Convention Center and Reading …

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Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia City Center
Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia City Center
1.1 mi from University City
3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (1,286 reviews)

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

£89
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
1.7 mi from University City
4.5 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (1,378 reviews)

This family-friendly Philadelphia hotel is located in the historical district, steps from National Portrait Gallery, …

£110
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Philadelphia Airport
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Philadelphia Airport
3.5 mi from University City
3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (1,361 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Citizens Bank Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Citizens Bank Par …

£76
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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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