Stayed here 5/13/12- 5/18/12. My husband was here for work and I came along to see the sites. Taxi from airport was $28, and less than 30 minutes. Arrived at 2:30 pm, check in begins at 4pm. Were able to pre-register and then were called on cell phone when room was ready at about 3:15 pm. Stayed in room 820 king bed room. Room was on the small side, but had a great view of City Hall. Plenty of pillows on bed, but most were flat. Lots of light and art was of the city sites. There also also lots of travel brochures in room with plenty of site seeing info. Good size closet, and plenty of drawer space, and lots of outlets, and no crawling on the floor to find them. Bathroom was standard, but did not seem to have a vent so became very fogged up when showering, and low water pressure. If you need to do laundry coin operated washer/dryer are availiable on one of the floors. The keys just need to be placed near lock to open and need key to operate elevator, but can go to any floor you want once key activates elevator. For some reason housekeeping would take away the old toiletries when placing new, what a waste as I was willing to use the old ones until empty. One of the reasons I am only giving 3 stars is after checking in I like to read the hotel info book in the room, and was excited to hear there was a spa and hair salon in hotel. This info was incorrect, no spa/salon, also the restaurant info was outdated as well. Listing names of restaurants that are no longer there. Would be nice if this info was updated. There is a Starbucks in lobby with long lines in am, a restuarant called 13, only had breakfast there that was average, and a place called Circ. Circ is acutally open for dinner only and is in the lobby lounge, and has a very small menu. On the plus side hotel is within walking distance to many of the sites: Libery Bell, Independance Hall, Constitution Center, Betsy Ross house, City Hall tour, and Love park among others. Also connected to subway and shopping mall with lots of food choices. Would stay here again if work was paying for, but the charge of $259 we had to pay for Sunday night was too much.
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- Adjacent to the Pennsylvania Convention Center and 8 blocks from Independence Hall, this Center City Philadelphia hotel is ideally located near dining, shopping, business, & cultural attractions. ... more less
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- Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel Philadelphia
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