- Reviews: 4857
Bank Street Hostel: In the heart of Old City
Again, I've never stayed here, but I have paid the place a visit. All of the accommodations are dorm style, with men and women separated. They have internet access and a pool table too. The bad part is that the front desk is only open from 8 am to 10 am and then again from 4:30 pm to 12:30 am. Also, there is a curfew (12:30 am on Sundays through Thursdays and 1 am on Fridays and Saturdays). That's pretty lame if you ask me.
No keys are given out to guests so I guess once you're out between 10 am and 4:30, you're stuck outside! Hmmmm . . . that's a little lame too. Also, you can't reserve via telephone. You have to send a traveler's check or money order and then, they'll confirm with you. Strange, but true.
Well, there are more than a few negatives here, but the rooms look clean and if you can deal with the restrictions, you'll get the benefit of paying only $18 (for Hostelling International members) and $21 for non-members. Can't beat the price!
- Reviews: 258
Roost Apartment Hotel - Midtown: Superb Apartment in the City Centre
I found this gem on www.booking.com and booked through that website. Before I arrived, and before I had even left Australia, the Manager had sent a personal email, welcoming me, which was an excellent touch.
I stayed here for 5 nights, and would recommend this accommodation.
All the people I spoke to on reception were very friendly and helpful.
When I arrived a bit ahead of check in time, I was given access to their gym area which also had a TV room until my room was ready. I went and had a meal and when I came back to get the room key, my bag had already been placed in the room.
The building feels secure, and quiet.
The room was very spacious and cosy at the same time.
The apartment I had had separate bedroom and lounge room, a TV in both the bedroom and lounge room, full kitchen complete with cooking utensils, pots and pans, a bathroom with a washing machine and dryer tucked neatly behind a cupboard.
Having the washing machine and dryer was a big selling point for me. I was at the tail end of my month long trip, and so it was nice to be able to wash all my clothes and go home with clean fresh clothes.
The location is excellent, and in close walking distance to all the major attractions. I arrived by bus (Bolt Bus), and left from the Greyhound Terminal. On both occasions I walked with my suitcase to and from the accommodation.
I found an excellent vegetarian Chinese restaurant around the corner on Samson Street called Suxing House.
There is free and excellent speed wifi.
They provide a personal phone line, and I was able to give my direct room number to a family member and receive a call on that.
The only criticism, and it is small, is that in the kitchen, they do not provide a bit of dishwashing detergent, or some sachets of coffee and tea and a small amount of milk. Those additional touches would make this place even better than what it already is.
And I found this place to be excellent value for money considering the excellent facilities and location. It was less expensive than some accommodations that offered far less space. There was a touch of luxury here, but without a hefty price tag.
- Reviews: 1292
Holiday Inn Philadelphia-Cherry Hill: Great Location and easy access to Philly!
Holiday Inn Philadelphia-Cherry Hill is conveniently located just 6 miles from Center City Philadelphia in the Heart of Southern New Jersey.
Our location at Route 70 and Sayer Avenue allows for easy access from all major highways and puts us at the center of the areas hottest attractions. Our 186 recently renovated rooms offer a comfortable decor and many in room amenities for all travelers. Holiday Inn Philadelphia-Cherry Hill lets you relax and have fun all year long with our indoor and outdoor pools as well as our newly renovated fitness room. We are pleased to offer all of our guests Complimentary Parking. Holiday Inn Philadelphia-Cherry Hill also is home of the Red Hot & Blue, Memphis style barbecue restaurant and many others within walking distance for our guests' convenience.
Our stay: It was a lovely hotel and beautifully decorated. Large rooms and we were pleased with our stay. we stayed two nights.
Easy access to the subway to take us into Philadelphia.
Indoor Pool, great on-site restaurant, nice fitness center. Lots of space and rooms for conferences and conventions.
Holiday Inn Philadelphia-Cherry Hill is a 6 story hotel located in southern New Jersey just 6 miles from Center City Philadelphia. The hotel boasts 186 rooms with a warmly appointed décor. All rooms feature high speed internet, in-room iron, ironing board, hair dryer, safe and coffee maker as well as 2-line speakerphones, data ports and much, much more!
- Reviews: 1292
Philadelphia-Cherry Hill Holiday Inn: Nice rooms and very big!!!
Our guestrooms offer either 1 King Size Bed with a pullout Sofa and large work area or 2 full size beds with an activity table. All rooms feature the most up to date in-room movies and Nintendo games. Both Business and Leisure travelers will enjoy the comfort and “home away from home” feeling that the Holiday Inn provides.
We were very happy with our room. It was wonderful and the mattresses were great.
I wanted to take the mattress home with me..
- Reviews: 77
CenterCity Philadelphia has...
CenterCity Philadelphia has been undergoing a steady modernaization and an area where great progress has been made are the hotels just south of city hall on and near Broad St. All the top name hotels are available, and you are right in the center for the arts with theaters,the Academy of music and several other major ballet,broadway type venues all within a few blocks.
- Reviews: 1874
Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District: Great location in Old Town
This hotel is at a great location being only a few blocks from the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and Market Street. I arrived late in the evening and checked leaving my car in front of the entrance. The hotel does not have their own parking lot so you have to use a parking garage that is connected to the hotel. However this is a public parking garage so you have to pay. The cost is $36 per day! And on top of that, the hotel is not accessible from the garage so you have to go down to street level then to the hotel. Not too bad this trip but I can see this being very inconvenient in winter.
The room was nice but a bit average. There was nothing that really stood out and was more like a typical three star room. My room had two queen size beds, a flat screen TV and a small coffee maker. They also have a very good fitness center and there is a restaurant in the lobby. This hotel is on the expensive side, especially when you factor in the parking. I may not stay here because of that and would shop around more than I did. The hotel is in the perfect location though.
- Reviews: 305
Adam's Mark Hotel Philadelphia: Golden Mile
This hotel has now been torn down. It is no longer in business.
The fine dinning at the Mark was excellent. The other dinning room I found to be wanting.
This hotel is not in Center City but offers easy access to other areas such as the Zoo, Manyunk and Cheltenham.
- Reviews: 1529
The Heart of the Olde City: The Heart of the Olde City
We stayed in “The Heart of the Olde City” apartment for two nights in September 2015. Apartment is located at sixth floor of the building situated in real historical center of Philadelphia. This apartment consists of two floors. Kitchen with all necessary equipment, restroom, guest hall with closet, two sofa beds and flat screen TV set are situated at first floor. Bedroom with one double bed, wardrobe closet, second restroom with shower equipped with bath tub and washing machine are situated at second floor. Everything was clean and functional. Air conditioners were powerful and working properly. Wi-Fi was working very well.
- Reviews: 4857
I've never stayed here . . . it's a place for the big spender for sure. But, a friend of mine is the food and beverage director, so I've got a good hookup for afternoon tea, which is fun and elegant and a rare treat.
Martini's at the lobby bar are enormous, and the Ritz, of course, is famous for their afternoon tea.
- Reviews: 6
No real lodging...
No real lodging recommendations. I guess it all depends on $$$. The Holiday Inn on Arch Street is very nice but it seems like it could get very expensive. Go to http://www.sixcontinentshotels.com/holiday-inn?_franchisee=PHLIM for more info on pricing. This hotel is good because it is very centrally located to all the hot spots in Philadelphia.
- Reviews: 5956
Typical row home in Philly: not so typical when it's your home
Growing up in a row home in Philly is an experience in itself. Looking back on it, it may have been a bit restricted but at the time it seemed extravagant. Huge. I guess in many ways it has led to me not needing a lot of space for the rest of my life and that is a good thing when you choose to live a lot of your life on the road.
Even though the house was three stories, it didn't have more than 1500 square feet in it. Three bedrooms and the only full bathroom were on the third floor. Doesn't sound bad, right? Well, we had four kids and two parents sharing them. I was in a double bed with my brother until he moved out at 17. Can you blame him? The ground floor was a living room, kitchen and front porch. Half bath? What's that? The real fun was in the basement. My parents had most of it finished and it was a great play room for us. We even had our own television/stereo console, no small feat in the 1960s. It kept us occupied for hours, years. My parents never saw us, not because they were too busy. We were. We also had a concrete backyard that was fenced in and in the summer, we set up a pool.
- Reviews: 950
Doubletree Club Philadelphia Northeast: Close to the action
Nice hotel on one of the main arteries to Northeast Philadeplhia. The rooms are nice, there is a business center for internet access, faxes, etc. and there is a complementary pass to Gold's Gym across the street.
- Reviews: 950
Hampton Inn & Suites Philadelphia/Northeast: A neighborhood facility
Located in the northeast suburbs of Philadelphia (Bensalem) near the Franklin Mills Outlet Mall ( a definite must for shopping and eating).
It's a suites hotel (separate living room and bedroom) which is pretty spacious for the price. Continental breakfast is included and there is ample/free parking. I do believe that each room has a fridge (icebox) and there is a microwave in the lobby.
- Reviews: 263
Hawthorn Suites: Hawthorn Suites
Although not a luxury hotel, it is very nice. Within walking distance of most attractions.
They have an extensive hot breakfast buffet. During the week, they offer a dinner buffet that includes beer and wine.
- Reviews: 23
Chamounix Mansion - I arrived...
Chamounix Mansion - I arrived in the area on Friday night and spent the night at Chamounix Mansion, which has been converted into a HI hostel.
My first encounter here was with a gray haired man who
asked where I was from. I explained that I was from only the next state over and that this was the
start of a trial run for a potential journey across the ocean. He expressed an interest in doing this
'someday' and wished he would have taken the time to do so at a much younger age. Immediately
I saw myself standing in the same place, saying the same thing in 30 years if I don't eventually
move beyond my proverbial backyard. On the other hand, what's common and near to you is far
and exotic to someone else.
bicycles available, excellent location - still in Philadelphia, but yet a get-a-away from the city
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