I will quickly duplicate everything that has been said in other reviews. The hotel is centrally located, staff is helpful and the rooms are clean and quiet.
One negative that was mentioned in reviews is the slow internet. They offer free wireless and wired internet along with a higher speed paid service. I just plugged in and used the free wired connection and it was fine. I uploaded google maps and lots of other things on my old lap top that I travel with. I did not see in reviews of speed complaints whether the reviewer used free wireless or the free wired connection, maybe wireless is slower. I never tried to see.
I also have to mention breakfast at the Dutch Eating Place at Reading Terminal Market. It is really good and inexpensive. They just have counter service, no tables. I even saw couples sharing an order of pancakes because the portions are so large. The hotel faces Juniper, but there is a back entrance at 13th and Filbert. If you go out the back the market as well as Market East train station are only one block away.
The $45 nightly valet parking makes this hotel perhaps not the best option if you have a car. If you are relying on public transport you could not ask for a better location. I used city buses instead of the Phlash because the service is so quick in this central area wher several bus lines run up and down Market.
I had an early flight home, so I appreciated the free printing of my boarding pass at the business center in the lobby, next to the elevators.
I have attached a picture looking east at the front of the hotel. City Hall would be to the right and the building in the foreground on the left is the Masonic Temple. To the side of the hotel is Filbert Street and the Reading Terminal Market and Market East train station at the far end of the block.
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- Also Known As:
- Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown Hotel Philadelphia
- Philadelphia Courtyard
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