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Penn's View Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   14 North Front St. & Market, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
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Ranked #19 of 84 hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Seattle, Washington
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is in an old building, and the ambiance is really quite nice! You're given an actual, physical key instead of a magnetized card, which I thought was really adorable. While the hallways look a little bit like something out of a horror movie, I think that's part of its charm. It's also a pretty good value, and they... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Working at a museum obviously customer service is a priority for me and I look for the same when I go out, and it’s obvious that excellent customer service is a high priority for management at Penn’s View. We were in town for the commissioning of my fiancé’s ship so I wanted to stay somewhere close to the pier, when... More

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Jackson, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Wonderful boutique (Luxe) hotel at the foot of Market Street. Our room was perfect (407) and extremely quiet. Breakfast is included and is presented in the main dining room. First time I have ever been able to make my own soft boiled eggs which went well with the waffles, fresh fruit and scones. I, too, am glad that there were... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Absolutely loved this little gem! Food at the Panorama Restaurant was delicious, Worlds biggest wine bar, friendly, helpful, knowledgeable staff, beautiful rooms, Priced right, great views of Market street and the waterfront.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I was pleased with this quaint, historic hotel. It met all our needs and was the perfect location for being tourists for a weekend. We had no specific plans - many sights were within easy walking distance - the historic area, South street, and Penn's landing where we got to tour the USS Somerset which was in port for commissioning.... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

It's been a little while since we visited, but we have not forgotten about all the good things at the Penn's View Hotel. Location is always important when I travel and this hotel is perfect if you are visiting to see the historical sights. So many are within easy walking distance, we never needed our car. Took a taxi a... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Location is very easy walking distance from Independence Hall, Betsy Ross House, Old City, Penn's Landing, and Constitution Center. Right above the blue line subway if you need to go City Hall, 30th Street Station or West Philadelphia. We were there for business, and it was a 5-10 minute cab ride to City Hall or Rittenhouse Square. Hotel itself is... More

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7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights in November. The staff were very helpful and the hotel was very clean. There was a range of options available for breakfast and helpful staff on hand to provide assistance. The hotel itself is in a very good location. We arrived by bus and we're able to walk to the hotel. We managed to... More

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Muscatine, Iowa
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

This hotel is in an ideal location for the history of Philadelphia. There are many restaurants and bars in the area as well. We were walking distance to everything. And if you wanted to go else where the Septa was a block away. Everyone at hotel was very friendly and helpful. The room was clean and comfortable. Walls are a... More

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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights (room 209, Q w/fireplace) in late December. The continental breakfast was really good except the only protein available was boiled eggs. It was clean and the staff friendly and helpful. My only complaints are, the shower was VERY NOISY (rattling pipes) and the comforter was stained. The location is perfect if you like walking... More

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Address: 14 North Front St. & Market, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center East
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Best Value Hotel in Philadelphia
#14 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#17 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Penn's View Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay in the “Birthplace of America” at the Penn’s View Hotel in Old City, Philadelphia. Enjoy a stay in one of 49 comfortable rooms and 2 spacious suites with the convenience of Wi-Fi access and complimentary breakfast every morning. Additional amenities include: Daily newspaper, cable television, private balconies*, jetted spa bathtubs*, patios*, fireplaces*, pull-out sofas*, separate dining areas* fitness center, ATM access, and computer access. Penn’s View Hotel places you within access to all of Philadelphia’s greatest attractions. Also, enjoy an atmosphere of casual elegance at Ristorante Panorama, the authentic trattoria-style dining in the heart of Old City. At its unique wine bar, Il Bar, you can enjoy the custom-built, 120-bottle wine dispensing unit, which is the current Guinness Book of World Records holder. Penn’s View Hotel is a true Old City gem, and we look forward to welcoming you. (*Available in some rooms) ... more   less 
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