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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 83 Hotels in Philadelphia
Bethesda, Maryland
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

When I booked this reservation through Priceline, I had no idea where I would end up (but I only searched 4 & 4.5 stars). When I got Marriott I did not think much UNTIL I arrived and oh my goodness! What an amazing hotel! Located right next door (literally steps away, across the street) from the convention center. Perfect location. A $7 cab ride away from Penns Landing - don't miss Morgans Pier (a GREAT bar!). But the best part: this Marriott is directly across the street from the Reading Terminal Market which is a MUST SEE when you are in Philly.

BUT the ROOMS at the Marriott are OUTSTANDING. 12 foot high ceilings, in a HUGE room with a very large bathroom. Bed was so comfy and staff were all friendly and very helpful! Thank you for a GREAT stay! Can't wait to go back to Philly and stay here again! :))

Room Tip: Valet parking at the Marriott is a whopping $48 but you can save a few $$$ if you park across the st...
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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35 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I stayed at this hotel for 4 nights for a business convention. The desk staff were lovely and very eager to please their guests. I asked for a room on a high floor, and was granted my request. i was also given access to the Club Lounge, which was great. They served an upgraded continental breakfast, evening canapés, and nightly dessert. The room was very clean and quiet. The bed was comfortable and the bath amenities were nice.
One of the best features of the hotel was its access to attractions, the convention center, the Market and great restaurants. Loved my stay here!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cincinnati
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57 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This was a one night business trip for me. I asked for the upgrade and was able to secure a larger room. The room was clean and reasonably priced. However, I was surprised that the breakfast did not open until 6:30 AM EST. I had an early meeting and wanted to eat closer to 6:00 so I opted for the Starbucks. I would return.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Colts Neck, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Every time the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) holds its annual convention in Philly, I make sure to stay here. Outstanding! Room is clean. Hotel is clean and connected to the Convention Center. Also just a short walk to the escalator to take you to the train station and mall.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Jersey
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33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Stayed here to go on the Philadelphia Segway tour. Was able to walk to the Segway location at Indepence Hall (about a 13 min walk). Walking distance to restaurants and bars. Accross the street from Reding Terminal Market. Hotel was very nice and clean. No complaints.

Room Tip: We were in Room 1138, it faced the Redding Terminal Market. It was a quiet room.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I spent three nights here for attending the 74th annual meeting of Academy of Management. It was an excellent hotel even though it cost only $110 per night thanks to both student and academic membership. It locates in Market Street, downtown in Philadelphia. For finding the hotel, the only thing that required me to do was to get inside a train at the Philadelphia airport terminal, to get outside the train at the Market East station, and to take an elevator that reached the hotel's air walk.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bogart, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is our second trip to Philly, first overnight (only 1 night). Just returned home yesterday. The Marriott is conveniently located near everything we needed. Everyone at the hotel was very helpful and polite. We were in the tower building. The sixth floor room was larger than what I usually receive. There was a king bed with a separate sitting area sofa, two chairs, and desk with tables and lamps. The tower was attached to the Convention Center, having to use your room key to access the floors on the elevator assured that we were safe. There was a bridge way that connected the main building to the tower...this would be great when the weather is not so great.

On our day trip to Philly we were introduced to the Reading Terminal Market. We were in heaven! This has just about anything your might desire to eat! This time we ate at the Amish Diner--fresh ground hamburger and cut fries. Naturally before we left we went to Beiler's Bakery for a doughnut ...go to the back left..YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY! Everything is in walking distance (we thought) from hotel. We did discover a shopping district The Gallery that goes underground, street level, and some third floor stores....this was from the back escalator of the Marriott Tower (Hard Rock Cafe and Dunkin Donuts there) to almost the Historical District.

The Historical District includes a Visitors Center (everyone was so helpful there)--FREE, The Liberty Bell--FREE, Independence Hall--pick up FREE Tickets at Visitors Center (go early), Christ Church Cemetery--*fee (Ben Franklin's grave can be seen without going in), Constitution Center--*fee....Betsy Ross's house is around but we did not go there. The US Mint, where coins are made, is right there....Tour is FREE.

Needless to say it was a very busy place and we enjoyed our selves. We felt safe and the uniformed officers were very helpful. There are options of the Big Bus Tours that start there at the hotel. The SEPTA (Public Transportation) train can be taken from airport to the Market Station~~hotel is just up the escalator. The cost is $8 which you will pay the conductor on the train when you leave the airport. The Market Station has a ticket agent, there are day passes.

Since our pick up back to the airport was 6:15 am we did find that the Dunkin Donuts at the base of that tower escalator opened at 5:30 am -- coffee was good!

Even with a conference, a couple of family reunions, and meetings...EVERYONE at the hotel was more than helpful...it did not matter how busy they were. We did not use the restaurant on site because we were going to see the city on this mother/daughter trip.

Room Tip: The tower rooms are away from the hotel lobby but are at the convention center. We were on the six...
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center East
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#31 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#32 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
#36 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Philadelphia Marriott Downtown 3.5*
Number of rooms: 1408
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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