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“We'll continue to return” 4 of 5 stars
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Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   3549 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (University City)   |  
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Ranked #49 of 83 Hotels in Philadelphia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
39 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“We'll continue to return”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

But I'm still not loving the Front Desk. They appear to be annoyed that you interrupt them. There's no hospitality or welcome there. I don;t understand why they can't find people with better attitudes.

Otherwise, room was clean and comfortable; hallways were filthy; walls were thin and we were next to a family with young active children (ugh).

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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SheratonPhiladelphia, Manager at Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
Dear, N2NY:

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We truly appreciate your feedback as it provides us valuable information on areas that we can improve upon for all of our guests. Please feel free to connect with our Guest Service Managers at 215-387-8000, 629 or sheraton@sheruniv.com so that we can discuss the front office team's service further with you.

We look forward to speaking with you.

Sincerely,
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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casey5508
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56 reviews 56 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We decided to stay overnight at the Sheraton homecoming weekend. The staff were all very helpful and the breakfast provided in the morning was very good. I would definitely recommwnd this hotel to anyone visiting Penn. Very convenient location. Close to everything.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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SheratonPhiladelphia, Manager at Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
Dear casey5508~
We hope you enjoyed all of the festivities for Homecoming Weekend! Thank you for taking the time to post your review. The Penn Campus and University CIty have many wonderful shops, museums and restaurants to experience. We hope to see you for next year's Homecoming!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

We travel frequently to Penn and the Sheraton is always our first choice of places to stay. The hotel has been refurbished several times and the rooms are always well appointed and comfortable. The room views are outstanding. On one side the beautiful Penn campus is in full view in all its glory from Franklin Field to the Vet school. On the other side is Drexel.

The staff is especially friendly and helpful. We go so often this is our "home away from home." Brenda in reservations is attuned to campus events and other happenings and does her best to fit you in if at all possible. This is different from other hotels with national and impersonal reservation systems.

We tried the Inn at Penn once because it was hosting our event and were sorely disappointed. It is plush, but rooms are smaller and most views are of the sides of other buildings.

Room Tip: Penn is on the south side with even numbered rooms and Drexel is on the north with odd numbers. All...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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SheratonPhiladelphia, Manager at Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
Dear Francie-Pete:

We truly appreciate you taking the time to write of your experiences with us. It is our pleasure to welcome you and host you as our guests. It’s always great to hear that one of our team members made such an impression with you. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

This is much more like a Motel than a 4star hotel. Small rooms, cheap bathrooms, Only restaurant is noodle bar. Oh and no bar just a small part of the restaurant. The Club level is reputed to be better. They Gym was so-so.

Room Tip: Go to another hotel, they will have nicer rooms.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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SheratonPhiladelphia, Manager at Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
Dear hooponopono,
We are disappointed to hear that our hotel and facilities did not meet your expectations. We receive a number of outstanding reviews on our state-of-the-art equipment and the design of our Sheraton Fitness Programmed by Core® Performance 24-hour fitness center.

We would love to discuss your experience with you further. Please connect with our Guest Services Managers directly at 215-387-8000, ext. 627 or sheraton@sheruniv.com. Your feedback is valuable to us.

Sincerely,
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Branford, Connecticut
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We've stayed here a few time while visiting our daughter at school. Rooms are clean, quiet, and comfortable. Unfortunately this Sheraton doesn't run any specials...they don't need to. The hotel is a short walk to both Penn and Drexel.

Room Tip: we've never had a bad room.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 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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Cape Town
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

I've stayed at this hotel for 10 days. It has been very comfortable, and the bed and pillows are great. The wireless internet has been unreliable, and not available every day. However, there is also wired internet in each room, so internet access has not been a problem. The staff have been very friendly and helpful with requests and queries. The equipment in the fitness centre is in good order.

Room Tip: I stayed in a room overlooking Chestnut Street and can see a stadium from here. I'm not sure wha...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
59 hotel reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

A few months ago, I reviewed a hotel near Princeton that had this strange, sort of sterile (but not in a clean sort of way) institutional sense about it. I would have to say, this property had many of those same traits.

It wasn't bad. Nor was it dirty. It just wasn't spiffy. In fact, it sort of felt like a ... University hotel! The best decision we made was to upgrade by $20 for the club level (or whatever they call it,) which meant we got a VERY nice continental breakfast for the cost of a tip. Eggs, cereal, fruit, Starbucks coffee. We left feeling very satiated, and the desk staff was certainly kind and helpful.

Weird, but safe neighborhood. (Near University of Pennsylvania, with some trendy neighborhoods nearby, but you're not quite actually IN one.) Would stay again if the price were right.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3549 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > University City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #49 of 83 Hotels in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 316
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Sheraton Philadelphia University City Resort
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