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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 (1,715 reviews)

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

£112
AKA University City
AKA University City

2929 Walnut St, Philadelphia 19104

Located in University City, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Schuylkill River Trail and University of Pennsylvania. …

£158
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia

117 S 17th St, Philadelphia 19103

4.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (1,869 reviews)

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

£134
Loews Philadelphia Hotel
Loews Philadelphia Hotel

1200 Market St, Philadelphia 19107

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (3,084 reviews)

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

£121
Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Downtown

21 N Juniper St, Philadelphia 19107

3.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (1,951 reviews)

This 15-story Philadelphia hotel is 2 blocks from the Pennsylvania Convention Center and the Reading Terminal Market, and 1 …

£87
The Franklin Hotel at Independence Park- a Marriott Hotel
The Franklin Hotel at Independence Park- a Marriott Hotel

401 Chestnut St, Philadelphia 19106

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (3,694 reviews)

Located in the center of the Old City and Society Hill, this hotel is 3 doors down from Buddakan restaurant, 1 block from the …

£95
The Inn of King of Prussia
The Inn of King of Prussia

550 W Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia 19406

2.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (1,214 reviews)

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of King of Prussia Mall, Gulph Mills Tennis Club, and …

£70
Red Roof Inn Philadelphia - Trevose
Red Roof Inn Philadelphia - Trevose

3100 Lincoln Hwy, Trevose 19053

2.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (1,488 reviews)

Situated in Trevose, this hotel is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Parx Casino and Racetrack and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Neshaminy Mall. TD …

£46
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
4.5 out of 5 (1,161 reviews)

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

£111
Chateau Suites
Chateau Suites

2522 W Main St, Norristown 19403

2.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Situated in Norristown, this motel is 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from The Club at Shannondell and within 6 mi (10 km) of King of Prussia …

£62
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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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