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Hampton Inn Philadelphia Convention Center
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1301 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107   |  
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Skaneateles, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Very nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

All of the staff were very friendly and helpful. Conveniently located to many area attractions. Our room was very clean with a large bathroom. Nice towels and comfortable beds. The breakfast room is huge, and although it was very crowded the morning we were there, we didn't have trouble finding a table. Many choices for breakfast and the area was very neat and clean. The pool is very small, which disappointed my son, but luckily there weren't many people there. Overall, this is a good value.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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roger_weber, General Manager at Hampton Inn Philadelphia Convention Center, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Your comments concerning the hotel and staff are welcomed and will be passed along to them. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again when you visit Philadelphia.
Thanks for being our guest.
Sincerely,
Roger Weber
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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West Point, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

I arrived early to town as I had a lunch appointment.I pulled in front to park the car with the valet service.I wanted to check my bag with the hotel until I could access the room upon my return.I offered my credit card to speed up the check in process and the clerk advised a King room was ready and they would be able to provide the room now which was greatly appreciated.

The location and room were clean and well kept.The bed was fine and there was a easy chair & desk.The only thing I found odd was the tub seemed very narrow & the shower space awkward.
The staff seemed friendly.Breakfast was as expected with the usual fare.If you are staying for business it serves the purpose at a fair rate for a downtown hotel.

The valet was reasonably quick but it depends on the departure time.Be sure to call down to the desk to save time.the hotel can be difficult to find as its not very visible with one way streets surrounding it



Its conveniently located and a very short walk to several attractions and restaurants,The Reading Market is a must see.Bring a cooler to fill up on fresh meats,cheeses and fish.The bakery is fantastic.

Room Tip: the rooms facing north & west away from the convention center are quieter
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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roger_weber, General Manager at Hampton Inn Philadelphia Convention Center, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Thank you for writing this review. This will help future guests when staying at the Hampton Inn Philadelphia. I'm very pleased you enjoyed the clean rooms and helpful staff. The staff takes pride in helping the guest with restaurants and local attractions.
Thanks for being our guest and hope you have the opportunity to come back to Philadelphia.
Sincerely,
Roger Weber
General Manager
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New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

The hotel is in a good area - walkable to many restaurants and sights. You should definitely try the noodle houses in Chinatown which are only a few blocks away, as is Reading Terminal market. Room was very clean and comfortable. All staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. This Hampton Inn was reasonably priced and a great value for the location. If you are looking for something chic or fancy, this is not your place. Buffet breakfast is like other Hampton Inns - it gets very crowded and on a Sunday morning there were many families and kids. If you are looking for a sophisticated or hip atmosphere, this would not be your place. However for a family trip to Philly or a short business stay, it is an excellent choice. We did not use the pool facilities while there so can't comment, but there was a strong smell of chlorine in the lobby.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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roger_weber, General Manager at Hampton Inn Philadelphia Convention Center, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. The comments about Chinatown and other venues are correct. Reading Terminal Market is just wonderful and Chinatown has so many choices. I'm very pleased you enjoyed the hotel and we hope to see you again.
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Roger Weber
General Manager
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Summit, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Nice hotel, clean rooms and linen. Nice breakfast, free wi-fi. Centrally located. However, our room was overlooking the service entrance of the convnertion center and trucks started rolling around 6:30 am. And, I don't think there was even a convention as it was over thanksgiving. The pool was very small but I guess this is expected for a downtown hotel

Room Tip: All suites are on the same site overlooking the convention center. Try not to stay on that site.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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roger_weber, General Manager at Hampton Inn Philadelphia Convention Center, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. i apologize for the noise. There are times the convention center creates noise and normally for a short period of time. I'm glad you enjoyed everything else about the hotel.
Thanks for being our guest.
Sincerely,
Roger Weber
General Manager
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Lancaster PA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Stayed 1 night with the family. Great location near Chinatown, Reading Terminal Market & downtown. Room was clean & well appointed, beds comfy, check in/out was quick & the people at the front desk were courteous & helpful. And the area is safe to walk around at night. The buffet breakfast was definite plus. Typical menu of eggs, potatoes, waffles, fruit, etc. Kids enjoyed the indoor pool & hot tub, another reason we chose this hotel. Did the self parking option, which was in a small lot a 1/4 block up the street, very convenient, paid $25 which is average for overnight parking in the city. Overall, a nice hotel, good value, great location, would stay there again with no hesitation.

Room Tip: Ask for a top floor room, better views of the city!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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roger_weber, General Manager at Hampton Inn Philadelphia Convention Center, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Thank you for writing this review. This feedback is very important to the hotel because we use it to improve the hotel. I'm glad the kids liked the pool and breakfast.
Thanks for being our guest.
Sincerely,
Roger Weber
General Manager
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Meriden, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Clean and nice rooms, centrally located and hotel staff were remarkably nice and helpful. Best breakfast for this type of hotel with a large selection. Would definitely recommend, especially for the price.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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roger_weber, General Manager at Hampton Inn Philadelphia Convention Center, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write your review. i'm very pleased you enjoyed your stay and will come back again. This feedback is very important for the hotel to improve and let future guests know about the hotel.
Thanks for being our guest.
Sincerely,
Roger Weber
General Manager
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Great central location, quiet (for a city hotel), clean, friendly, attentive staff. Good facilities.
Would stay here again. Breakfast adequate but like typical american hotel food, not very tasty or particularly healthy. City Hall, public transport and Reading Terminal market all within easy walk.

Room Tip: Rooms in the north west corner appear to be the quietest as further from roads.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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roger_weber, General Manager at Hampton Inn Philadelphia Convention Center, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Thank you for writing this review concerning your stay at the Hampton Inn. This feedback certainly helps us in making us better. I'm pleased you enjoyed the services and comforts of the hotel and would return when you are in the area again.
Thanks for being our guest.
Sincerely,
Roger Weber
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Address: 1301 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#18 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
#32 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hampton Inn Philadelphia Convention Center 3*
Number of rooms: 250
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City-Convention Center is ideally located in downtown Philadelphia across the street from the Pennsylvania Convention Center and only blocks from many major companies. Philadelphia International Airport is only 30 minutes away. Our hotel is within walking distance to historic sites such as Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House, and Penn’s Landing, and only 15 minutes from the Wells Fargo Center, Lincoln Financial Field, and Citizens Bank Park. ... more   less 
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