I have mixed feelings about this hotel. The good: the location is literally the center of Center City. We were in town for a college visit to the University of the Arts, and you cannot be any closer. The staff was friendly, the room was clean, the bed was comfortable, and the warm cookie at check-in was a nice touch. The wait for an elevator is very short.
We took advantage of the small business center on the 3rd floor, which had two computers with internet access, printer, etc.
By far the best thing about our 22nd floor room was the view. With the corner windows, we had a panoramic view to the south, southeast and east.
Parking is conveniently located right next door at $25/day, and you can have the charge billed to your room.
The disappointments: We were near the elevators, although when I reserved the room (well in advance), I requested a room away from the elevators, nor did I receive extra towels as requested. The bathroom is small and had blistered paint on the ceiling over the shower/bathtub -- probably because there's no exhaust fan.
The place could use some soundproofing. I could hear the constant rumble of the elevator shafts from the bathroom, and although we were were on a high floor, sirens could be clearly heard.
The AC unit (one of my pet peeves with hotels) made a constant buzzing sound, although I've heard far worse. The pool was small and there is no hot tub.
Even as a HiltonHonors member, I had to pay $9.95/day for wi-fi in the room. There was no microwave or fridge, and the hotel restaurant prices were rather high.
If we return for another visit to UArts, I'd stay there again, but if we return just to do touristy things I'll probably try someplace else.
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