Penn's View Hotel

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

14 North Front St. & Market, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106, United States

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  • Couples88
  • Solo96
  • Business84
  • LeeParis's Profile Photo

    Liked Penn's View a lot!


    We stayed for four nights at Penn's View in the old city. We were there over the Thanksgiving holiday - November 2007.

    We enjoyed the hotel quite a lot. Nice breakfast included in the price. Location was terrific. Walked to all sites in the Old City. Took a bus to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and used our car to go to dinner on Thanksgiving Day. Otherwise, we really didn't need anything but our feet.

    Room was charming with exposed brick in a couple of spots showing the underlying structure. Front desk staff was rather stand off-ish but no big deal. We were pleased with our stay.

    Unique Quality: Location was great. Also - it's not a "cookie cutter" hotel. We enjoy discovering such lodgings - inns, B&B's, non-chain hotels, etc. Nothing wrong with the chains but like the charm of places like this. Used to be part of a warehouse, I believe.

    Directions: Old City.

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    Best Romantic Hotel


    A wonderful Boutique hotel near the river. All rooms have whirlpool tubs. A great place for a weekend get away with someone special.
    The hotel bar, 'Il Bar', has a huge wine selection available by the glass. The bartenders and servers were very friendly and helpful

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Great Little Place

by TripAdvisor Member Ah-Jeung

Stayed Thursday - Saturday @ 140/night (Getaway Package) booked directly with the hotel. Great little place only steps away from the Market St. restaurants (Patou, Continental & Fork) Contintental Breakfast included - Room 408 was where we were which included a fireplace and large bathtub.
Strongly suggest to those not used to traffic noise (we're from NYC) to request something towards the rear of the building otherwise you won't sleep....
We'd stay there again to avoid those 'chains' Hitlon-Marriott etc as it is all a family there and Reception gets to know you on sight.
Housekeeping isn't 'aggressive' in the morning so sleeping-in wasn't a challenge

Great small hotel!

by TripAdvisor Member chef on the go

We stayed two nights at the Penn's View Hotel while visiting our son in Philadelphia. The location was great. The room was very nice. We loved the wine bar. The restaurant looked very good and plan to go there next time we visit Philadelphia. Breakfast was included each morning plus a paper.
We will stay there again.

Very pleasant stay

by TripAdvisor Member Janeite

We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend stay at this small, pretty hotel. Our room was on the small side, but not a bit cramped and the marble bathroom was quite lovely. The bedroom had shiny wood floor, oriental rug, comfy bed, TV, large desk, easy chair, and a gas fireplace. It also had a "balcony" about 18 inches deep--obviously not for sitting on, but cute and nice for checking the weather. The views were interesting--to the left, trees and old steeples; to the right, the bridge and river; straight ahead, demolished building and dumpsters. This is a part of the city undergoing great change as old warehouses become smart shops and condos, so there is a lot of construction. It didn't disturb us at all.

The location is excellent for visitors interested in the many historic sites in Philadelphia. Within an easy and pleasant walk are the Liberty Bell, Old Quaker Meeting House, Christ Church, Independence Hall, etc. You can also walk to excellent restaurants and our favorite hangout, Franklin's Fountain (for house-made ice cream).

The onsite restaurant, Panorama, is popular so book ahead. It's lively and fun and delicious. The wine bar is amazing. You can order flights of wines (which sounded very tempting, but arrive at table in goofy racks), or single glasses of more than 100 wines. The continental breakfast is pretty good, but not up the standards of the hotel as a whole. The coffee is very good, but there was no cream either day of our stay. The fruit selection and quality were excellent, but the variety of breadstuffs was disappointing. Overall, we enjoyed our stay immensely and will certainly return.

Great Hotel at a Great Price

by TripAdvisor Member BeBackLater

I stayed here during a conference that was located in Penns Landing. It was within walking distance of Penns Landing, the Historic Area, and Society Hill. My room was clean, the internet was free, and the staff was very friendly. I had requested the top floor on my reservation and was accomodated with such. Since I had an interior room, I had my own private patio. I would definitely recommend it and would stay there again.

A delightful surprise!

by TripAdvisor Member AWN

We wanted to spend a couple of days in Philly touring the historic sites with out of town guests. I discovered the Penn's View hotel through TripAdvisor and decided to reserve our rooms for one night. When we pulled up at the front I was concerned about the traffice noise from 95 which is directly across the street. My concerns were quickly put to rest once we stepped inside. The lobby, small but nicely furnished, was surprisingly quiet. The front desk clerk, Antonio, was extremely helpful and provided us with a city map and information about where to go. We were able to walk to all the places we came to see which was great.

Our rooms were lovely - hardwood floors, oriental rugs and nice furnishings - and quiet. We loved the small balcony and the view of the city from our room. The bathrooms were also nicely done. The breakfast buffet was great and we had plenty to eat.

Would also like to mention we had a wonderful dinner at Kristian's , 12th and Federal Streets , a very nice Italian place. Great food and service.

Penn's outstanding hotel

by TripAdvisor Member marlowe

The Penn's View Hotel is an excellent facility located in an area near all of Philadelphia's legendary historical sites. As an added bonus the hotel features a first-rate restaurant, the Ristorante Panorama.

The service is prompt and friendly and if you feel the need for outdoor exercise, a walk across the nearby Benjamin Franklin Bridge is a wonderful treat.

Good location

by TripAdvisor Member nlamborn31

This hotel is ok for the price. I stayed in a suite for 1 night with some friends on Nov. 11. The room was spacious but smelled a little smokey when we first entered. The bathroom was small but sufficient. The front desk staff was friendly and helpful. The continental breakfast was ok, nothing spectacular. The bar is way too small. We couldn't even get to it to get a drink and even if we had there was no where to sit because the restaurant consumed the area with tables. However, the location was pretty good. It was within a block of many bars and restaurants so it wasn't necessary to take a taxi ride everywhere. I don't think I would stay here for an extended period of time but it's not bad for a night or two.

Very nice hotel

by TripAdvisor Member coaster8

Gorgeous hotel rooms. Hardwood floors, lots of wood details. Very "antique" feel, but all the modern amenities that you need are there. There are five floors, and there is an elevator. The bed was so comfortable - the big fluffy comforter was great. There's a plain blanket if you prefer. The staff was very helpful with local directions, where to find an ATM and convenience store within walking distance. Great location for the historical area. Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and also Penn's Landing are walking distance, also lots of restaurants and shops. There is a restaurant at the hotel but we didn't try it. Only slight negatives: parking is all valet, $18 a day. The hotel is on a main street right off the highway, so it can get loud at night.


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Address: 14 North Front St. & Market, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106, United States