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Penn's View Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   14 North Front St. & Market, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)   |  
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Bellingham, Washington
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59 reviews 59 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Acessable to all of historic distric”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

The was a very funky old boutique hotel that put you right on the river at Penn's landing - and within walking distance of the historic district - ony problem was really expensive parking if you had a car - rooms were adequate and the breakfast provided was very sufficient - staff was courteous and helpful - not the cheapest but it was a good stay

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pennsylvania
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stayed there on January 1"st .Were in philly to watch mummers parade.This place was awesome! Manager and staff treated us very well.Great location in Old Philadelphia.Within walking distance to most historic attractions.Rooms were small but very clean and well kept.Free breakfast was second to none.Really a great value.We will be staying there again!
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  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

I stayed here with my sister for Easter weekend in 2011 because my apartment had flooded. We picked it because of the jacuzzi. It was a small room for the price, but the service was fantastic and the location impossible to argue with. They had a fantastic breakfast buffet included in the price. It's really a charming hotel and felt very much like a vacation even though I'm a local.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Planned a weekend getaway for my husband and I close to home. Philadelphia is less then half and hour from home and we always wanted to take in all of the historic sites, but the long lines and crowds in warmer weather have turned us off. I searched Trip Advisor for a hotel and came across the Penn View. Really nice place, it's a row of historic town houses converted to a hotel. Our room looked out at the Ben Franklin Bridge, had a fire place and king size bed. Room was a good size but still cozy. Breakfast is included, waffles, eggs, fruit, etc., all very good. The best part is that it's close to everything - walking distance to historic sites, restraunts, bars, shopping. Will definitely stay here again for a great weekend close to home.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We looked at all the high end hotels in town for a weekend get-away with my wife and chose Penn's View primarily due to the other reviews and the location. We were not disappointed at all. The front desk was very efficient and accommodating, the room was very clean and comfortable, and the location was perfect for a walking tour of Old City. After a long day in town, it was very nice to dine downstairs at Panorama. Portion sizes were just right and the wines lives up to the world class reputation. I feel that we had big hotel quality and service in a more intimate and less expensive setting. It will be hard to stay anywhere else in the City.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

This hotel is located in the old city and is close to everything. The hotel was very clean and the staff was always helpful. The restaurant in the hotel was excellent. A buffet breakfast was included which is your standard hotel fair. There is paid parking available right next door which was very convenient.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews 68 reviews
56 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We recently spent one night at this hotel. The hotel occupies older townhouses in the old city of Philly. It is convenient to several great restauarants and bars(although the restaurant in the hotel came to us highly recommended as well, we did not eat there for dinner). Even though the hotel basically fronts 1-95, we heard absolutely no road noise in our room, although we did have an interior room. The decor was a bit dated in both the main lobby and the room but it was clean and comfortable. Front desk staff pleasant and friendly.

In a previous review I read some complaints about the parking lot next door but we had no issues. Car was parked and the attendant was polite (hotel rate $23).

Breakfast in the restaurant was complimentary and extensive(fresh fruit, cereal, eggs, waffles, toast, yogurt)definitely a nice bonus. Didn't try the bar although other reviews say it is good and it certainly appeared busy when we were there.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Address: 14 North Front St. & Market, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center East
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#16 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#39 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Penn's View Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay in the “Birthplace of America” at the Penn’s View Hotel in Old City, Philadelphia. Enjoy a stay in one of 49 comfortable rooms and 2 spacious suites with the convenience of Wi-Fi access and complimentary breakfast every morning. Additional amenities include: Daily newspaper, cable television, private balconies*, jetted spa bathtubs*, patios*, fireplaces*, pull-out sofas*, separate dining areas* fitness center, ATM access, and computer access. Penn’s View Hotel places you within access to all of Philadelphia’s greatest attractions. Also, enjoy an atmosphere of casual elegance at Ristorante Panorama, the authentic trattoria-style dining in the heart of Old City. At its unique wine bar, Il Bar, you can enjoy the custom-built, 120-bottle wine dispensing unit, which is the current Guinness Book of World Records holder. Penn’s View Hotel is a true Old City gem, and we look forward to welcoming you. (*Available in some rooms) ... more   less 
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