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Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel
Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

3549 Chestnut St., Philadelphia 19104

3.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (1,654 reviews)

Adjacent to the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, this Sheraton is within walking distance of Children's …

£159
DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City
DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City

237 S. Broad St., Philadelphia 19107

3.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (3,291 reviews)

On the Avenue of the Arts, this high-rise Philadelphia hotel is across the street from Merriam Theater and one mile from th …

£149
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Philadelphia Airport
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Philadelphia Airport

8840 Tinicum Blvd, Philadelphia 19153

2.0 out of 5.0
3.2 out of 5 (4,492 reviews)

This hotel is less than a mile from the Philadelphia International Airport and just over 8 miles from downtown Philadelphia …

£75
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel

201 North 17th Street, Philadelphia 19103

3.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (3,610 reviews)

This 26-story, pet-friendly hotel is 2 blocks from the Philadelphia Convention Center and a short distance to numerous nearby …

£105
Doubletree by Hilton Philadelphia Airport
Doubletree by Hilton Philadelphia Airport

4509 Island Ave, Philadelphia 19153

3.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (818 reviews)

5 minutes from the Philadelphia airport via complimentary shuttle, this hotel is 3 miles from Citizens Bank Ballpark, Wells …

£114
Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square
Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square

1800 Market St, Philadelphia 19103

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (768 reviews)

Located in the heart of Philadelphia, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Art Institute of Philadelphia and Ben Franklin …

£167
Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel
Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel

1 Dock St, Philadelphia 19106

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (1,248 reviews)

Located two blocks from Penn's Landing, this nonsmoking, four-story Philadelphia hotel is within a mile of Independence Hall, …

£133
Valley Forge Casino Resort - Casino Tower
Valley Forge Casino Resort - Casino Tower

1160 First Avenue, King Of Prussia 19406

3.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (1,459 reviews)

Set in the heart of King of Prussia, near downtown Philadelphia and the Philadelphia International Airport. Local attractions …

£119
The Logan Philadelphia, Curio Collection by Hilton
The Logan Philadelphia, Curio Collection by Hilton

One Logan Square, Philadelphia 19103

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (440 reviews)

Located in the heart of Philadelphia, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and …

£155
Normandy Farm Hotel and Conference Center
Normandy Farm Hotel and Conference Center

1401 Morris Rd, Blue Bell 19422

3.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (427 reviews)

Situated in Blue Bell, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Highlands Mansion and Gardens, Elmwood Park Zoo, and Clifton Hous …

£88
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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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