We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“First Time at Home2 Suites - Definitely Not Our Last!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia - Convention Center

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Save
You added Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia - Convention Center to your Saves list
Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia - Convention Center
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1200 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (Chinatown)   |  
  |  
Hotel deals
  |  
Hotel website
  |  
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
Double HHonors Points
Ranked #12 of 83 Hotels in Philadelphia
Pittsford, NY
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“First Time at Home2 Suites - Definitely Not Our Last!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We traveled to Philadelphia with our daughter's volleyball team and were absolutely delighted with our experience at this Home2 Suites. Not having stayed at one of these properties before, we soon discovered a new favorite chain of hotel properties.
This property was very convenient to the Pennsylvania Convention Center (right across the street). Adjacent parking was expensive ($40.00/day with in/out privileges) but that's typical for Philly.
The front desk staff were extremely helpful and friendly, and provided excellent recommendations for restaurants and things to do.
The lobby was bright, welcoming, and roomy, with lots of space for our team to gather. There were plenty of computers available for public use.
The rooms were simply awesome, especially for families and groups. Each has a fully-equipped kitchen, compete with plates, glassware, utensils, microwave dishwasher, sink, and even a real-size fridge. The workspace / desk area was huge, with a nice desk chair and task lighting. Our room had 2 queen-size beds and a pullout sofa that was actually comfortable! There was an incredible amount of dresser storage space and a curtained closet for hanging your clothes. There was also a curtain that separated the sleeping area from the kitchen / living room / workspace.
Tech-friendly? YES! There were more outlets than I could use, and they were actually accessible!
The bathroom was large, well-lit, and very functional. I prefer the sink area to be outside the toilet / shower area, but I soon got over that one minor issue.
Home2 Suites offers a complimentary "Inspired Breakfast" which was just OK. Juices, coffee, yogurt, oatmeal, breads, fruit, and waffles were aplenty, and I didn't care for the microwave breakfast sandwiches / wraps.
One negative: Only 2 of the 3 elevators were working during our stay, which made the wait almost annoying. But again, I got over that!
Would I stay here again? Absolutely!

Room Tip: If you can get a room that overlooks the street, that's best. Ours faced an interior alcove.
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Josh D, General Manager at Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia - Convention Center, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
Mike,

Thank you for choosing our new Home2 Suites by Hilton while visiting Philadelphia and for providing such great feedback on our hotel and your experience. I will be sharing your comments with the entire team.

Please visit again the next time you visit Philadelphia!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

418 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    241
    131
    24
    15
    7
See reviews for
119
65
18
143
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (66)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Mchigeeng
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Staff was very welcoming & knowledgeable of attractions in and around the city. My room was pretty hot when we entered. Onced it was cooled off it was alright. Was surprised that wifi cost me almost $10 per device. Considering my room was over $200. I suppose it would be better if I was a gold card member.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Josh D, General Manager at Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia - Convention Center, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
Foxynish,

Thank you for staying with us at our new Home2 Suites Philadelphia and for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay. We hope you will make Home2 you "Home Away from Home" when visiting Philadelphia.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Burlington, Vermont
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The hotel has a friendly staff, clean rooms and central location. Very convenient to Reading Market and all of it's shopping and dining options. Very small swimming pool, but a well equipped gym that I had all to myself. The parking is in a ramp next door. Not cheap, $36 for 24 hours but well lit and secure. We'll be back again, hopefully I'll get a cheese steak next time.

Room Tip: Ask for a room not too close to the elevator.
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Josh D, General Manager at Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia - Convention Center, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
Amethystcamper,

Thank you for taking time to provide feedback on your recent stay and for choosing Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia. We're glad to know you enjoyed all the amenities Home2 has to offer and that you will return on your next trip to Philadelphia.

Safe travels,
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
texas
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Visiting Philly to attend a conference at the Convention Center. The Home2 was the a perfect location for the event, steps away from CC, across street from Reading Market, an easy stroll to Chinatown, and a 20 min walk to Liberty Bell. Hotel is new and clean throughout. Feels like Ikea decorated the room, with a lot of counter space and drawers, a moveable table, and a loveseat in our two full bed room on the ninth. Not really a suite, had a thin curtain to "separate" sleeping area. We had no view - but maybe on other side of hall. Room had K-cup coffee maker, micro, fridge, full sink, tableware and a dishwasher Can get a hot plate brought to room, and Rding Mrkt had groceries so if you really wanted -- could make yourself at home. Staff was very friendly, breakfast is hot (after micro-ing a frozen sandwich) and semi-nutritious - no donuts or pastries -- but oatmeal, yogurt and fresh fruit. Did get repetitive after our 4th time. Lobby has lots of seating and tables so easy to hang out with coffee - even for groups. Access to upper floors and lobby late is by key car access -- so feels secure. Wireless was good and free (HiltonHonors). Walls a bit thin but no street noise on 9th. Area around hotel was vibrant and easy to navigate on foot.

Room Tip: Upper floors might be better. Some rooms face away from street, others might have view.
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Josh D, General Manager at Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia - Convention Center, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
Rylie,

Thank you for choosing Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia and for taking time to provide such great feedback on your stay. I'm glad that you found our hotel comfortable and centrally located while giving you convenient access to all that Philadelphia has to offer. Please let me know when you will be traveling back to Home2 Philadelphia and I'll be sure reserve you an upper floor with a great view.

Safe travels,
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Philadelphia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Picked hotel because located between conference center and hotels, plus reasonable cost. Was blown away by size of huge room with couch, kitchenette (even had a Koureg), free internet, free breakfast, 24/7 coffee in lobby, fitness center with hand weights, elipticizers, treadmills, and weight machine. Unbelievable. I will be looking for Home 2s whenever I travel.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 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

Review collected in partnership with Home2 Suites by Hilton

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Josh D, General Manager at Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia - Convention Center, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
Mark,

Your comments made our day and want you to know they will be shared with our entire team. It's important to us that you enjoyed our all suite hotel, central location and that you will look for Home2 in the future. There are many more in development and I hope that Home2 will become your favorite "Home Away from Home"!

Safe travels,
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Wow! Home2 suites will be our new go to hotel whenever we can... Great location and service. Even though the hotel was really busy, we still got all our needs met. Appreciated the 24hr gym, laundry facilities, cooking facilities in room. Would have liked to have been able to use Apple TV but, that was our only complaint - and it's a small one. Thanks.

Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Josh D, General Manager at Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia - Convention Center, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
Acgunn,

Thank you for choosing our Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia while away from home and for taking time to provide such great feedback on our hotel. As the newest Hilton brand it's important to hear your experiences and am glad you will now look for Home2 Suites by Hilton in the future. There are currently 30 open Home2 Suites and roughly 70 additional set to open throughout the next two years.

Please visit again on your next Philadelphia trip,
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brier, Washington
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Reasonable prices, nice if basic property, clean, friendly, kitchenette (full fridge, dishwasher, dishes, microwave, will provide a cooktop on request. Well-equipped small fitness room and small pool. Exceptionally convenient to the new convention center (across the street) and Reading Terminal Market.

The beds were great. We had a sofa, big screen tv, lots of outlets, desk, ergo-chair, even shelves for books, etc. Felt like moving in. There was a small place in the lobby to buy microwavable meals, juice, bottled water, etc., but since RTM is right across the street there were lots of food options, from buy and cook to eating out.

My only complaint is that the room is a bit dark (one small window onto an alley in my room. Quiet. Breakfast is better than the usual motel breakfast, with hot choices. Fruit would have been nice.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Josh D, General Manager at Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia - Convention Center, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
Susan,

Thank you for taking time out of your schedule to provide feedback on your recent stay at our Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia. We're please to hear you enjoyed our spacious suites, Inspired Table breakfast and all our hotel has to offer. We have shared your feedback with our team.

We look forward to you next visit,
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia - Convention Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia - Convention Center

Address: 1200 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > Chinatown , City Center East
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 83 Hotels in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia - Convention Center 2.5*
Number of rooms: 248
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Eat, sleep, relax and work at the Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia – Convention Center, PA hotel and enjoy the next best thing to being at home. The studio suite comprises one large room while the one bedroom suite offers the flexibility of extra space, a separate living area and private bedroom. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hilton Hotels, Expedia, Orbitz, Cheap Tickets, Hotels.com, BookIt.com, Priceline, getaroom.com, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia - Convention Center reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia - Convention Center, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.