We spent 2 nights at Philadelphia FS with my fiancée. It was our first 5 star hotel but I knew from pictures and comments that it is not the most luxury one but it is really more affordable for a young couple like us.
The hotel is very well located on Logan Square, which is close to many museums and attractions with a Touristic Bus Stop in front of the hotel. It is 15 minutes walking from Center City and the historic center. So it is a quiet and calm place because it is not in the crowded, noisy and Touristic center.
Room are little bit too much "old and classic" that is why I give them only a 4 stars rate or 3/5 grade on TripAdvisor. They have nothing "particular" which catch your mind or make your stay extraordinary as in many 5 stars hotels. I remember the Intercontinetal of Boston, which is a 4 stats hotel but rooms were really more comfortable and romantic.
But amenities are very good, with a big indoor pool, sauna, gym and spa. During off-season you can enjoy the pool quietly as we did on this beginning of January.
The service is top !! 5 stars without hesitation. Whatever you need, they provide it to you nicely and quickly. The staff is very efficient and professional. Many thanks to all of them !!
The in-room dinner and breakfast is very tasty and well presented. (A Little bit too much expensive, about $60 for a two personsbreakfast !!)
Be careful, many rooms have a "city view" which is really worst than the fountain view which is very beautiful. We paid a discounted rate on the Internet for a "city view" room. We just asked for a nice view if possible. When we arrived, without any comments, we discovered than they have us a "fountain view" room which is really more expensive even of we already paid a discounted rate. So thank you very much to the staff for this "gift", really appreciated it !!
I recommend this hotel to any couple or family who wants to stay a few days in Philadelphia in a really nice and well located hotel.
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Thank you for sharing your experience with us and we are glad to hear we were able to take such great care of you during your stay. I will be sure to share your compliments with the spa and food and beverage staff here at the hotel. We pride ourselves on being able to take care of all of our guests requests and brag about having such a great team here to accomplish that. I am also happy to inform you that we are planning on doing some work this year to update the property.We hope that you will choose our hotel as your address in Philadelphia for your next romantic getaway or business trip. Once again thank you for sharing with us and have a great new year!
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