Stayed at the Hilton Inn at Penn for the annual meeting of my professional organization that was being held at Penn. It was an easy walk from University City train station (from the airport) and equally easy getting to the subway station.
The hotel had just been renovated, and work crews were still putting on the finishing touches on some of the public floor. As a HiltonHonors member, got upgraded to a junior suite in a corner of the building. What beautiful accommodations with a nice (but distant) view of the city.
Interior decor in the public areas was impressive - lots of artwork and sculpture that was not only tasteful but also educational! Our suite had a photo of a crew shell that meant a lot to us since my husband and I met while on a college crew team. The bathroom was spacious and nicely appointed. There were two large flat-screen TVs - one in the living/dining room and another in the bedroom. The bed was so comfortable and so high up that I practically had to jump to get into it, and closets were large with plenty of hangers. As with any renovated space, there were a few little glitches: the outlets on the sides of the bureaus weren't powered; the outlet panel on the wall above the desk wasn't screwed in tightly so it pushed into the wall when used. After a workout on the new Precor equipment in the fitness center the next morning, enjoyed a wonderful breakfast buffet in the University Club (another HHonors perk), and loved the comfy touch of warm apple cider available in the lobby. (Unfortunately, neither the cup holder nor the top for the cup fit.) Also, didn't like that we had to pay to use the computer in the business center - haven't run into that in any other Hilton hotel where I've stayed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Inn at Penn is a traditional hotel with a contemporary twist. Our state-of-the art AAA Four-Diamond hotel is located on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania and is walking distance to shopping, restaurants and the great nightlife that Center City Philadelphia boasts. Complimentary wireless Internet is available throughout the hotel as well as an iPad in every guestroom plus PURE (hypo-allergenic) rooms, media hubs, refrigerators, and luxurious bath amenities are all included in our guestrooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Inn At Penn Hotel Philadelphia
- Hilton At Penn
- Hilton Philadelphia
- Hilton Inn Penn
- Philadelphia Hilton