This is a comfortable hotel - the rooms are well-sized and have attractive bathrooms. Winthorpe and Valentine, the bar/restaurant off the lobby, serves a good range of tasty and well-presented snacks and has a nice range of wines by the glass.
There were a couple of irritations with my stay: -
Firstly, when I went for a work-out in the gym, it was too warm and there were no fans. It was 90 degrees and humid outside but when I set the air-conditioning to 63 degrees (I was the only person in the gym at the time), it spectacularly failed to respond. I had to abandon my treadmill workout after 20 minutes as I was drenched in sweat and completely overheating. I had managed an identical workout in the Westin Pittsburgh a couple of nights before, even though the weather conditions outside were similar, thanks to functioning air-conditioning and the availability of fans. Come on, Westin: this isn't hard to get right and many business travelers really appreciate good work-out facilities (starting with being able to exercise at the appropriate temperature).
Secondly, and a much more minor niggle: I really appreciate Westin properties where plugs for, say, recharging phones, laptops, etc. are conveniently located - the lamps with 4 outlets are a terrific idea. In my room, I had to struggle to get my hand between the wall and the (heavy) desk to insert plugs into the outlets.
Otherwise, I had a very good night's sleep here. Staff were all great and the location is excellent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the heart of a city rich with history, The Westin Philadelphia is convenient to Liberty Place, upscale shopping, award-winning restaurants, museums and historical attractions, including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Constitution Center. Our hotel features 294 guest rooms with 19 suites, business center, fitness facility, and on-site dining at citygrange. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Westin Philadelphia Hotel Philadelphia
- Philadelphia Westin