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Penn Tower Hotel

Civic Center Boulevard at 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-4385 (University City)
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Ranked #71 of 84 hotels in Philadelphia
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The University of Pennsylvania should be ashamed of running a rat trap like this dump. It is truly an offense to families who are already stressed out and don't know where else to go. First of all, the registration desk is on the 17th floor and the staff is abominable. The rooms are a disgrace. The ceiling in the bathroom... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

My first room was terrible. My husband was transferred from 3 hrs away in which I traveled in an ambulance. Finally got settled in a room at 10 pm. I crawled into the bed not realizing I was sleeping on the mattress cover. My family noticed and had our room changed immediately. The second room at midnight was dirty. The... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

This hotel is in immediate need of total renovation. The wallpaper was peeling. The ceiling was peeling. The doors are battered. The tub was stained. The ironing board cover was stained. The countertops in the bathroom were stained. The drapes were dingy. The lamp between the beds was a fire hazard as the shade was torn on the inside and... More

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

My son was in C.H.O.P. the end of July, 2013 and I wanted to stay close by. Being unfamiliar with this city and a single woman traveling I did not want to go too far. My first room was obviously used without being cleaned after. The toilet had paper in it. There was crumbled paper from a toilet paper wrapping... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Before we went we read your reviews and were not looking forward to our decision to use this facility. Were we surprised and delighted that we chose not to listen. It is not the Taj Mahal or any of the other fancy places BUT it is more than adequate if you are a patient or part of a study where... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

The location is ideal for Penn hospital stays. The room WAS clean, and remained so during our multi night stay. It does need to be renovated. The staff was EXCELLENT. The hotel is safe. We requested and received a handicap accessible room and a refrigerator. If you have a conversation with the front desk, they are most helpful. Had help... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

It was dirty. it needs to be painted and new sheets and pillows /My husband had to have a heart procedure and I was alone Very disappointed. There where stains on the pillows the sheets where ripped the fan in the bathroom is peeling and the tub is dirty for a public bathroom.Just really not good. I was charged 167... More

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Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Brother was in U Penn hospital...... so I stayed at Penn Tower...........Not a bad place to stay, at all....Hooked right to the hospital, so you didn't even have to walk outside if you didn't want to!! Not sure why people complained about it??? No noise what-so-ever!!! Felt safe "AT ALL TIMES"..... A little more costly than what it is worth,... More

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Jersey Shore
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8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

I chose this hotel because it connects to HUP. That is the only good thing about this place! Sleep is very important to me and I did not get it here. This place is so old that the doors slam shut. Someone on my floor was in and out late into the night and they were very rude about trying... More

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little egg harbor, nj
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

the convience is what was valuable to me. I've had a double mascetomy and have a problem with carring an overnight bag and purse, besides being by myself. I was with my daughter ,her husband and grandsons,they were their tonsels and adnoids out,the one is under three yrs, so he had to stay over the other went home with my... More

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Additional Information about Penn Tower Hotel

Also Known As:
Penn Hotel Philadelphia
Penn Tower
Address: Civic Center Boulevard at 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-4385
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > University City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #71 of 84 hotels in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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