A small, basic hotel with a very unassuming entrance on a side street very close to the convention centre. Pulling heavy cases up the entrance steps was not ideal. The small reception corridor was adequate, but basic, and the girl at the reception desk (the only staff we saw in the place) was friendly and helped us find nearby parking ($10/night).
The location was excellent for our brief stay in Philadelphia (we only spent an evening there). We were able to walk via Chinatown to Penn's Landing, through parts of the Old City where we had dinner, then back via the Liberty Bell, the Washington Square District, and through the civic buildings surrounding City Hall.
Guest rooms are small & basic,but clean. There was drawer storage available. The room had windows facing into the corridor where natural light came in through the skylight windows (we were on the top floor), but for privacy everybody kept their curtains closed - not ideal. Air-conditioning was efficient, but a bit noisy. The bed was described as a queen, but compared to other hotel queens, I would have said it was a small double (4ft6ins). The bathroom was small, but OK, with the sink in the room itself. The bath was surrounded by storage shelves - brilliant!, and the shower pressure consistant and easily adjustable. A TV, coffee maker, clock-radio and a safe was available.
Breakfast was included. It consisted of juice, tea, coffee, fruit, bread, cereals, muffins and danish pastries - laid out on a table with plastic plates and cutlery.
There was an icemaker & drinks machine in the basement breakfast area breakfast area.
We had a small problem when we paid our bill in the morning - the cost of the safe is added to your bill, but deducted if you don't use it. Although I had said that we didn't use the safe the receptionist had already put our bill through without the adjustment, so she had to delete it and put it through with the adjustment, it seemed to take forever. Unless you look properly at your bill before you pay you won't even realise the safe payment has been added - a bit crafty!!
Overall a clean, but basic no frills hotel. We paid $85.00/night which we though was reasonable value.
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