Embassy Suites Philadelphia Center City

1776 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States
(4 star hotel)
#26
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in Philadelphia
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 7 reviews
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Very nice and convienent!

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 9, 2012

Service was excellent! Great experience with the front desk, they were friendly and very accomodating. The room was very spacious, clean, with a great view of the city. I would highly reccomend staying here the next time you're in Philly!

Unique Quality: Walking distance to musuems!

Directions: Museum district

Hope you don't like TV

Bad (2.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 12, 2011

I am currently a guest at the Embassy Suites. I live in Bucks County (Philadelphia suburbs) and am here for a relaxing weekend. Everything is so-so. Nothing special at all. The two in room TV's are old clunky Philips with a terrible picture - far from HD. What's worse is there are only 21 channels. No MTV, no VH1, no Braver, no E, no A&E, etc. When I questioned guest services, they said that the cable package is "too expensive" and that's why they barely even have basic cable. I asked if alot of people complain, he said yes. It's unbelievable. I have never been to a hotel without even the most basic of channels, let alone these horrible 1980's TV's. Oh and by the way- parking is $42 per night!!

Unique Quality: The only good thing about this hotel is the free breakfast at TGI Fridays, which is still nothing to write home about.

Directions: Center City, Ben Franklin Parkway

A Northwest Jersey Macaroni Kid favorite!!!

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 31, 2010

I have never been a big fan of Philadelphia, but there is so much cultural significance, I want to be a fan. So we decided to give it another shot and come visit this week. I thought it would be nice to try to stay overnight so that we could fit in a few different things and really enjoy our time there. We picked the Embassy Suites Center City Philadelphia as it was a prime location for where we wanted to be. This family-friendly hotel is close to everything! Walking distance to the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia Museum of Art, etc.

Upon arrival, we were able to just drive up to the hotel and unload, conveniently, valet parking is available at this property. Really nice to not have to try to find parking in the city! The lobby is very clean, very nicely furnished and the staff was extremely welcoming. The woman at the front desk who checked us in was very concerned about accommodating our family's comfort and needs. She was friendly and cheerful, which is a fantastic way to begin your stay.

This hotel is 28 floors and we were fortunate to have our suite on the 27th floor, which boasts amazing views of City Hall and surrounding buildings. This was very fun to walk out onto the deck and see a great view of the city, especially at night. The room was very spacious, with a kitchen area which included a fridge, sink, and microwave, a living area, and a separate bedroom and bathroom. There was a lot of room for our family to spread out and relax when we were in our hotel, it was a perfect place to unwind after exploring the city. The beds were fantastic and very comfortable!

The hotel offers a complimentary breakfast buffet, as well as an evening Manager's Reception. Again, service was wonderful. This was very much a recurring theme throughout the hotel. Whether we passed someone in the hall, shared an elevator, or were walking out the door, every employee we encountered was exceptionally nice and cheerful.

This hotel experience single handedly changed my opinion of Philadelphia, something I did not think was possible! I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel and would love to come back. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone that would like to have a quick getaway and enjoy all that Philadelphia has to offer!

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Lovely Experience

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 26, 2006

We paid $159 for a suite. It was well worth the price. The hotel was clean, safe, and spacious. The building is round so the suites are shaped like a pie wedge. The sitting room includes a large wet bar, couch, and TV. Our bedroom had 2 queens. The mattress and linens were very comfortable. The room also had a balcony which was nice since we were on the 15th floor. There was a complementry breakfast included. The hotel is within walking distance of all the main attractions of downtown Philly. Parking in this section of Philadelphia is a headache so be prepared to pay upwards of $25/day for either hotel or public parking.

One tip on the breakfast - if you are a coffee brat like I am don't even try the coffee. There is an Au Bon Pain near the hotel that has fantastic coffee.

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Spacious Rooms !!

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 20, 2006

Great hotel with very large rooms which include a kitchen area and a microwave, separate bedroom and bathroom - and if you can persuade them to put you up high, great city views. Breakfast was in TGI Fridays when we stayed there - not brilliant but at least you can load up and take it to your room. Good location for the museums and central shopping.

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More than enough

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 1, 2005

This is definitely not my type of hotel. The reason we stayed there for a night is because we wanted V.I.P. tickets for the Salvador Dalí exhibition at the Philadelphia Musem of Art instead of having to buy tickets for a given time and waiting forever in line to get in.

As expected, the service was great and the room was way too luxurious for our needs. (Who needs TWO televisions when they're travelling anyway?)

The reason this hotel does not get five stars is because of the all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast in affiliated T.G.I.Friday's. It's not that the food was bad, but the choice of food was rather... fattening. The only fruit available were apples and diced melons. However, there were plenty of doughnuts, waffles and buttermilk biscuits! The turkey sausages and fried potatoes were particularly good.

Unique Quality: The hotel is very well-located on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, roughly midway between City Hall and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Its particular cylinder shape means that every room has a great view.

Directions: A stone's throw away from Logan Circle.

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Great Suite, Slow Elevators

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 25, 2004

Being a Hilton Hhonors Gold has its perks! Speedy check-in; great, spacious suite with kitchenette and wet bar; balcony with a view; free breakfast; free manager's reception with FREE DRINKS. Great deal for $139 in the middle of the city.

Unique Quality: Great views from high floor balconies. Elevators were slow as molasses. The free breakfast at TGI Friday's (attached to the hotel) was yummy, but alas, the restaurant is on the same floor as the fitness center and when we returned to the elevators, we were hit in the face with sweat/B.O. smell. Not very appetizing!

Directions: right off I-676 at Logan Circle

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Address: 1776 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States

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