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“Nice club; getting nicer” 4 of 5 stars
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The Inn At The Union League
1450 Sansom Street, (between Broad and 15th Streets), Philadelphia, PA 19102 (City Center West)   |  
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Ranked #27 of 83 Hotels in Philadelphia
Sewickley, PA
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132 reviews 132 reviews
54 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Nice club; getting nicer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

I stay at the Union League when I'm in Philadelphia and not with family in the area. They've made very good efforts to upgrade the facilities over the past several years and I was really impressed with how far they've come, although they were still working on the dining rooms when I last visited. The location in Center City is unbeatable. Staff are pleasant enough, but occasionally disengaged - arguably a Philadelphia trait. The guest rooms are what I'd call 'club quality' but the price is good; the real stars of the show are the public spaces. All in all, a good place.

Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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246 reviews 246 reviews
82 hotel reviews
Reviews in 113 cities Reviews in 113 cities
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful place, old world charm. Rooms are decent size, bathroom a bit cramped, wifi decent, noise from alley trash pickup at 5:30 am was loud!!! I wondered why earplugs were available. Toiletries were nice, as were towels. Breakfast included was excellent.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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prescott, ontario
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I stayed here while in Philly on business. The room was not a bad size for the city and the bed was very comfortable. I ate both lunch and breakfast here and the food was fabulous. There was a little kitchen area on my floor with snacks and beverages which was a nice touch.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The Union League of Philadelphia is among the best city clubs in the country. It has the history and charm that many clubs have, but what sets the UL apart is its modern dining and hotel facilities, all of which have been brought up to modern luxury standards in the last few years. The formal restaurant, 1862, is one of the best in town. It's athletic facilities far eclipse those of a standard four star hotel.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

I've been a member for over 20 years and I love the place but the service needs to be taken up a bit. The phone manners of the staff I've dealt with are less than expected and the staff in the restaurant at breakfast has been sub-par the last three times I've been there. From staff gathering at the hostess stand to chit chat while my coffee cup sits empty to 3 staff working on silverware and glassware ignoring the guests to the point I got up and retrieved the coffee pot myself. It's a shame. Seems like a bunch on 20 years olds working and nobody training them or looking after them.

Room Tip: The rooms are a bit smallish but for under $150 around the corner from the Ritz Carlton at $495 a ni...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We stayed at The Inn At The Union League for a wedding in December and mostly loved it. While the rooms were not what you'd call modern, they were comfortable. The service at the fitness center was outstanding and the hotel staff was friendly and helpful. They saved me a bunch of money by setting me up with a private cab for a trip out to the suburbs. There were 2 or 3 different bars, including a cigar bar, and there were 2 lunch and dinner restaurants which were, unfortunately, booked solid. However the concierge took good care of us and arranged an excellent meal for us at Davios. The location was excellent with many great restaurants within walking distance. It was also very reasonably priced. The coat and tie requirement for the 2nd floor was different but made for a nice atmosphere.

Room Tip: Ask to be told the exact kind of room you are getting. Some are larger and nicer than others.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

My husband is handicapped & when the cab driver left us off at the front door with its massive steps we were a bit put off....a staff member standing near the huge doorway inside told us that the correct way to enter was off the side entrance....wish the cab driver had known as that was the address given to us & evidentally not the correct one. There was no offer to help us with the bags & getting to the right area for check-in! It was a 'do it on your own'.....
Other than that less than grand reception, our room was very roomy & nice - the drapes were closed for a reason - NO VIEW! The appointments were all right, but with the lights off the room became very dreary! The floor staff were friendly & accommodating, & I found out later - no tipping required. Breakfast was very good once we found that it was 'seat yourself'. Dinner was in a banquet room & very good...
Our wkend was with a reunion group so we had lots of time to 'catch-up' with memories of the '60's.
Be sure to tell the staff when you are calling in to reserve that one of you is handicapped. It maybe that you will need them when entering as there are a few steps.

Room Tip: If the drapes are closed - they are closed due to NO VIEW! Check with staff if you are dissatisfied...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Inn At The Union League

Address: 1450 Sansom Street, (between Broad and 15th Streets), Philadelphia, PA 19102
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center West
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Philadelphia
#28 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
#32 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 67
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