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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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Ranked #19 of 82 hotels in Philadelphia
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“A Gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

I absolutely loved this hotel! The staff is helpful, professional, and always with a smile on their face. The location is fantastic, just 2 blocks from the visitor center/bell and right by the Delaware. The neighborhood is beautiful with lots of places to eat/drink at close by and a metro station around the corner. You can get to the hotel via the MFL line from the 30th street train station. It's also safe, I am a lone female traveler and I never felt uneasy walking to and from the hotel at all times. The room is clean and super cute and I appreciated the make-up removal towels! The complementary breakfast is rich and the dining area is lovely. I recommend it 100%!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

I recently stayed at the Penn's View Hotel for my birthday and had an awesome time. The service was first class, the rooms were clean with a great view of the river and the breakfast was more than I expected for continental. We even ordered a steak & cheese at 3am and the staff gave me a courtesy call when the delivery guy came. To top it all off, since we checked in late (around 9-9:30pm) the manager was very accommodating and let us leave at 3pm!!! I will highly recommend this hotel to my friends, family and anyone else interested in visiting Philly!! Two thumbs up.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Paris, France
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

This hotel is located on 1st & Market streets..directly in the old city.....can walk 2 most historical sites. It reminds me of being in England......building is old & the decor of the hotel looks like an 18th century British cottage. Breakfast buffet is something that is unique to other hotels because its included n the price.......Staff are very nice & helpful. Seems like its run by an Italian family.....PLUS, ur also directly in the heart of all pubs,restuarants,art galleries,etc......

If you enjoy the old charm of Colonial furnishing,pictures,etc....than this is the place 4 u!

Although charming, the Wifi connection is EXTREMELY SLOW.......My room could have been cleaner......

This hotel is KNOWN all over the city for its WINE CELLAR! they've won several awards & have 125 wines on TAP......Yes, I said TAP.....u have 2 c it 2 believe it.......

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bellingham, Washington
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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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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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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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
17 helpful votes 17 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
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Additional Information about Penn's View Hotel

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 ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#15 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#36 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Penn's View Hotel 3*
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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Hotel Penns View
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