- 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: 1015
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: 1015
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: 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: 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: 5866
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: 923
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: 923
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
- Reviews: 24
Days Inn: Ramada
I actually really liked the hotel. drinking and eating out can get very expensive, so it was great that there was the option of using the microwave in the room as well as a refrigerator. The bed was very comfortable, and best of all the room had WiFi connections for my laptop. At times it got VERY slow, but it was an unsecured line, so it didn't surprise me. I also forgot my shampoo and conditioner and usually HATE hotel soups, but I had no choice. The quality of the products was surprisingly very good. Also the hair dryer worked perfectly.
The room service wasn't bad either. One night I wanted a beer sent up while I got ready and it was fast and cheap!
Who doesn't love quick service, cheap beer, and a comfy bed! I think I'll save a lot of money by becoming a fan of the Days Inn :)
I very unique quality was the playground and GIANT pool they provided. If I would have brought my son, it would have been very helpful.
- Reviews: 24
Howard Johnson: Good Quality, Cheap Price
I was very happy with my stay here with the exception of the itchy sheets. It had a great little restaurant downstairs next to the lobby with a wide variety of food, open late. My room was spacious, and the bathroom was filled with all the usual products (I didn't have a chance to test them out). The TV had all the latest movies and great networks. All around the hotel was quite and I felt safe, (which is so important to me).
My only complaint would be the bed. It was fairly hard and the sheets were itchy. I was so tired though, it didn't bug me as much as it normally would.
They did however provide a shuttle to the Newark, NJ airport and made my wake up call on time.
I would stay here again (but bring my own sheets.)
- Reviews: 14
If you're arriving on Amtrak...
I would say your best bet is taking the Amtrak into Philly if you live near another Amtrak station, especially on the east coast. You will arrive at 30th Street Station, which is technically about 15 blocks or so from "Center City" - not a very long taxi ride at all. It will definitely cost less than 10 dollars unless you're arriving during rush hour, in which case it might cost a bit more, but really from 30th street to Center City it's a straight shot for 15 blocks or so and is not a difficult drive at all. There are ALWAYS taxis outside the station as trains arrive at almost all hours of the day.
Philadelphia's streets are arranged in a very strait forward manner, so if you'd like to be closer to the train station you should look for a street number closer to 30, however the unfortunate aspect of taking the train is that if you'd like to stay in one of the nicer parts of town, for instance a part of South Philadelphia near the aforementioned attractions (where Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell are located), you're looking at a much longer taxi ride, as that area begins around 10th street or so, and progresses as the number get lower. Of course you may get lucky and have no traffic, but in reality it's a big city with traffic so you can't exactly rely on that.
If you use the link for amtrak (www.amtrak.com) you can find the address of 30th Street Station (or just Google it), and from there you can research some hotels you'd like to stay at, and use Google maps (www.maps.google.com) to calculate how far from the train station each of the hotels are.
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