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“Great Location, Nice Rooms” 4 of 5 stars
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Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (City Center East)   |  
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Ranked #40 of 84 hotels in Philadelphia
New York City, New York
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“Great Location, Nice Rooms”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We were there right before Christmas, the hotel was not very full. The staff was kind and helpful. Our room was clean and comfortable. The 13 restaurant staff couldn't have been nicer. It is a awesome location. This is more a business and convention hotel, but I would not hesitate to stay again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We arrived at 10 am and check in isn't until 4 pm. Luckily, we were able to check in and go to our room. We were on the 16th floor and got a corner room. Very clean and nice. The entire staff was kind, pleasant and helpful. The pool was clean and well maintained. Didn't eat at the hotel restaurants. Great location! We went to Reading Terminal Market and Maggiano's- right across the street. Also, saw the light show at Macy's (glad we saw it, but not spectacular)- right across the street. Short walk to Walnut Street Theater and to Basilica Sts. Peter and Paul. Very close to Historical parts of Philly. Would go back in a heartbeat!

Room Tip: The higher floors have better views. We saw Ben Franklin statue and parts of the city. Corner rooms...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Delaware, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Check in was very smooth! The room was comfortable, clean and quiet. The hotel is in a great location for sight-seeing. Valet only took about 10 minutes to deliver our vehicle. Would absolutely stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Stayed here with the wife and some friends this past weekend. Booked it via Priceline for a steal.

Was greeted warmly by the front desk staff. Even though I booked both rooms via Priceline, the guy helping me let me choose king or doubles, which really helped because our friends didn't really want to share a bed. He was extremely friendly and helpful throughout our stay. Didn't even make fun of me when I locked myself out of my room. The other guy working was also extremely nice. He gave us a recommendation for cheese steaks.

The room itself was a bit small, but it was spotless. The bed was comfortable and the bedding was really nice. We were on the 8th floor and the view from our room was pretty lousy. Just the side of another building. I imagine the views higher up are nice though, as that building ended right about at our floor.
Nice/big flat screen TV. It also had the input wall thing where you can hook up your computer to the TV. I LOVE this feature. I wish all hotels had it.
Location of the hotel is really great. Walking distance to some of the touristy spots, and an easy walk from the subway line that take you North/South as well as the East/West one.

My only complaint would be that the elevators are WAY off to the sides of the building. Kind of an odd design. Not a huge deal though, and certainly no reason to avoid staying there.

Overall, if you can get this hotel for a decent price (I'd say it's easily worth double what we paid), you will not be displeased with your stay.

Room Tip: Get a high floor if possible.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Stayed for two nights while in town on business. Great location, just 2 blocks from Reading Terminal Market, a stone's throw to the convention center and a short walk to great restaurants and the major tourist attractions. Room size was good, had an issue with the TV but maintenance solved this in short order. Unfortunately, dinner at the restaurant was very disappointing and so was room service. Next time I stay, I will be sure to eat elsewhere

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rancho Mirage, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Convenient to everything historical, shopping, convention center. The beds just have not been upgraded to newer Marriott standards, very hard. Room size excellent for a city hotel, nice flat screen. We had some issues with TV but the techs were there in a hurry. Staff friendly, efficient and had everything as requested organized for our arrival. Starbucks on ground floor (free Wi Fi as opposed to hotel's surcharge of $14 a day) and Reading Terminal Market next door took care of any food needs we had. Good value at $150 per day during holidays

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

I spent the first weekend in December at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown for a quick family getaway.
The location is fantastic! Easy walking distance to Independence Hall, Love Park, Macy's (and the old Wanamaker's light show) and directly across the street from Reading Terminal Market.
The hotel was clean and well-appointed and the staff was friendly and courteous.
I would recommend the hotel and it's location highly and I will definitely look to make this an annual event.

Room Tip: We were on the 22nd floor. We had a great view of the city and could see all the way down Broad Stre...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel Philadelphia
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel
Marriott Philadelphia
Address: 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center East
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#32 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#33 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Philadelphia Marriott Downtown 3.5*
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