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Parker-Spruce Hotel

261 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
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  • Location
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1 of 5 stars
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California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 827 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

I confused this dump with the Parker in Palm Springs. Huge mistake!!! This hotel is dirty, smelly, has bugs and is in a scary neighborhood. Overall I'd give it a negative rating if TA offered that option. It was cheap.

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Uniontown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I got stuck in Philly thanks to Greyhound and bad weather, this hotel was recommended to me at the bus station. I feel as though I have to defend this place because people reviewing it seem to have some weird expectations. I had a swell time here. Look, its in downtown Philly and its 50 bucks. Do some research on... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I got mugged in front of the hotel last month and the front desk not only would not call 911 for me but they (security) escorted me out. after I pointed out that I was bleeding from the head and needed help. Guess if I had refused they would have called the police on me! Girls who looked dressed for... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

We are two english girls aged 18 and 19. Our initial hotel messed up our booking so on a whim we decided to stay here. Here are some words we would use to describe our experience of 1 night. -mice -stains -dirty -seedy -creepy -over priced -sickening -rot -mould -damp -fag ends. On the plus side, the lady at reception... More 

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CO ANTRIM
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2010

This hotel may not be the most luxurious but the hammock effect was nice and at least there was a toilet!! I stayed in worse in Ballycastle, Co Antrim, N Ireland.

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Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2009

I’m 43 years old and have travelled to dozens of countries and all types of hotels and hostels. The hotel was recommended to us by City tourist guides when we arrived at the central bus station in Philadelphia. We told them we wanted something for about $100 per night or less so they directed us to the Parker Spruce. I... More 

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Salisbury, Maryland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2009

I was visiting from Maryland to see my boyfriend and because of the price of the hotel I was lured to the Parker Spruce. Big Mistake. This place reminded me of a housing project in Philadelphia. The inside of the building was old and dirty. The halls and elevators reeked of a mixture of mothballs and urine. The people there... More 

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DC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2007

The absolute worse hotel I've ever stayed in...and I've been in some bad ones. Had the misfortune of my radiator break on the way through town and was driven over there because it was "cheap" only to find out I would have been better staying in my car. It would no doubt have been cleaner, and safety probably was a... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2006

Wow! Seedy would be kind....a hotel for the darker side of Philadelphia. Ten minutes was enough to assess the bargain and find another place to stay.

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