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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 (1,634 reviews)

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

£123
Club Quarters Hotel in Philadelphia
Club Quarters Hotel in Philadelphia

1628 Chestnut St, Philadelphia 19103

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (8,209 reviews)

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

£85
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 (1,815 reviews)

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

£140
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 (1,786 reviews)

Located near City Hall and Rittenhouse Square, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Art Institute of Philadelphia, …

£134
The Westin Philadelphia
The Westin Philadelphia

99 S 17th St, Philadelphia 19103

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (1,518 reviews)

Centrally located in Philadelphia's business district, the hotel is connected by walkway to the 70 shops of Liberty Place, an …

£162
Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia City Center
Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia City Center

1100 Arch St, Philadelphia 19107

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (2,303 reviews)

Across the street from the Pennsylvania Convention Center, this downtown Philadelphia mid-rise is attached to shops and …

£126
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 (1,047 reviews)

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

£150
Days Inn Horsham Philadelphia
Days Inn Horsham Philadelphia

245 Easton Road, Horsham 19044

2.5 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (2,077 reviews)

Situated in Horsham, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Speed Raceway and within 3 mi (5 km) of Wings of Freedom Aviation …

£59
Aloft Philadelphia Airport
Aloft Philadelphia Airport

4301 Island Ave, Philadelphia 19153

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (1,895 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Fort Mifflin, Wells Fargo Center, and Citizens Bank Park. …

£113
Courtyard Philadelphia South at The Navy Yard
Courtyard Philadelphia South at The Navy Yard

1001 Intrepid Ave, Philadelphia 19112

3.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (378 reviews)

Situated in Philadelphia, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lincoln Financial Field, Wells Fargo Center, and Citizens Ban …

£123
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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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