I have mixed feelings about my stay at Penn’s View. My girlfriend and I stayed here for two weeks in September in a King Jacuzzi room. It was our base to have a good explore of Philadelphia and some of Pennsylvania’s other notable attractions, such as Gettysburg and the Dutch Country.
There are so many things that are wonderful about Penn’s view and I will start with them. The location is brilliant, 5 minutes’ walk away from some of Philadelphia’s best attractions such as Independence Hall, the National Museum of American Jewish History, the US Mint, the FED and so much more. The location is also the perfect place for restaurants and places to drink with many wonderful local places in easy walking distance; Uzu Sushi which is less than a minute’s walk away is especially worth a mention. This hotel also has a wonderful historic feel with exposed brick work and lovely paintings, wooden floors and ye old style rugs. The room was spacious, the bed was perfectly comfortable, the shower had a good flow of water, there was always plenty of hot water, and the Jacuzzi tub was a novel but nice touch. The free breakfast was good and filled you up for you the day. It would have been even perfect if there had been bacon, but oh well! Many people complained about the noise from the freeway but I could not hear it at all. The staff were always very polite and happy to help with any enquiries.
Now for the short comings of Penn’s View. The housekeeping was not always up to scratch, not that the room was ever dirty, but on some days not all the complementary toiletries were replaced, and on one night I woke up to discover the bed sheet had come off on one corner because it hadn’t been made properly. Another issue with this hotel is the restaurant. The food is very nice and the service is exemplary, but it is overpriced, even for a hotel. It was about $25 for just a handful of pasta. Another thing that let this hotel down was the parking. It was sometimes hard to find a space and I thought it was a little on the pricey side.
All in all, our stay at this hotel was quite good, it wasn’t anything special, but there was nothing seriously wrong with it and it was in an incredible location to visit the sights. I would recommend Penn’s View, as although it isn’t amazing, as some reviews have said, it is a good price for the location, there is free Wi-Fi and breakfast included and the location is absolutely perfect.
I don’t think you could stay at a better hotel in Philadelphia without paying significantly more.
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