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“Worth the stay!” 4 of 5 stars
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Morris House Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   225 S. 8th St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)   |  
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Ranked #7 of 83 Hotels in Philadelphia
South Plainfield, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Worth the stay!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

The Morris House Hotel is quaint, clean and has a warm, historic vibe the minute you walk through the door.
We stayed two nights in Room 401, directly above the restaurant, and the room was set up like a large one bedroom apartment.
Our only slight complaint is noise.
The train runs underground and you can definitely feel and hear it when it passes. Also walls are thin and we could hear people above our room and in the hall. However, a little noise is a sacrifice worth making to absorb the charm and beauty of the hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MorrisHouseHotel, General Manager at Morris House Hotel, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Dear Guests,
Thank you for sharing your experience online and we are truly sorry for the noise you heard during your stay. We hope we will have an opportunity to greet you again and provide you a great accommodation experience.
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  • 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
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New York City
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

So beautifully restored you can't tell it has been restored. Beautiful touches all over the hotel, it's like walking back into the 18th century. Cordial, articulate, thoughtful staff. Delicious menu. Don't miss the chance to experience history!

  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MorrisHouseHotel, General Manager at Morris House Hotel, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Dear Guests,
A sincere thank you on a great review. Thank you for taking time to share it online. We are so pleased you have enjoyed your stay with us. We are looking forward to greeting you again.
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Very charming, small hotel in a very good location. Room was warm, very clean and nicely furnished...overlooking the cobbled interior courtyard. Very quiet...no street noise. Really comfortable common area sitting room and breakfast rooms - with beautiful old fireplaces. Staff very nice, professional and helpful. Will definitely stay there next time we travel to Philly. Would highly recommend the Morris House. Exceptional value!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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MorrisHouseHotel, General Manager at Morris House Hotel, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Dear Guests,
Thank you for your great review and we are happy you have enjoyed your stay in Morris House. We really appreciate you would like to recommend us to other Trip advisor readers and will stay with us when you travel to Philadelphia again!
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Richmond, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Everything is great: the room we were in for the 3 nights, the breakfasts whe took in the library of house with a big chimney fire. The hosts who were knowledgeable about the history of the house and make us feeling like being home. Plus of course the location. We walked everywhere: restaurant, shopping, museums etc. We were in Philadelphia and we were able to enjoy its architecture and Philly life (night and day).

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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MorrisHouseHotel, General Manager at Morris House Hotel, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Dear Guests,
Thank you for your great review. We are happy you have enjoyed your stay with us for three nights. Thank you for pointing out our nice library, breakfast, and great location and share these information with other Tripadvisor readers. We appreciate your kind review and look forward to greet you again!
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Mississauga, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We were in town for the marathon and stayed one night at the hotel. The room was very large and comfortable with a four poster bed, sofa and a side table with chairs as well as a sizable bathroom. Since some of the patrons were running the marathon or half-marathon and leaving the hotel before breakfast was served, the hotel set up a light breakfast early. The home baked bread was delicious. The staff were very accommodating and friendly. We got used the the room shaking every 30 minutes when the subway came by - it did not disturb our sleep - in a funny way it added to the experience. We would definitely stay at this charming historic hotel again!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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MorrisHouseHotel, General Manager at Morris House Hotel, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Dear Guests,
Thank you for your kind review and for taking time to share your positive experience of your stay in Morris House. We are pleased you have enjoyed your stay in Morris House. We feel sorry about subway noise and appreciate your kind review! We are looking forward to greet you again when you visit Philadelphia someday!
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

I was in town for the marathon and couldn't find a hotel. While it was not my first choice, this Morris House turned out to be quite a find. Good location, fantastic cozy rooms, friendly and accommodating service...and a surprisingly good on site restaurant. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MorrisHouseHotel, General Manager at Morris House Hotel, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Dear Guests,
Sincere thank you on your kind review. Thank you for finding us and pointing out we are a cozy, friendly historic B&B. We hope to greet you again in the future! You are very welcome!
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We absolutely loved our stay at this small hotel! The room was gorgeous, complete with fireplace, built-in bookshelves, and solid wood floors! The furniture complemented the room nicely. The homemade breakfast was scrumptious; I really felt like I was visiting rich relatives! The personnel were super nice and helpful as well. I couldn't recommend this hotel more! Love!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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MorrisHouseHotel, General Manager at Morris House Hotel, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Dear Guests,
Thank you for your kind review and for praising our nice furniture, homemade breakfast, and helpful personnel. Great to hear you have enjoyed your stay in Morris House and thank you for recommending our hotel. We are looking forward to greet you again.
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Address: 225 S. 8th St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center East
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#11 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#23 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Morris House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This national historic landmark, renovated into a luxury boutique hotel, offers cozy accommodations and elegantly combines 18th century charm with all of today's modern conveniences.The Morris House Hotel offers uniquely decorated rooms, complete with charming views of the private garden or city. Free Wi-Fi is included.Guests at the hotel can enjoy a delicious continental breakfast every morning and afternoon tea with homemade cookies. M Restaurant, located on site, features French-inspired cuisine and a garden patio.Only a short distance from the Morris House are some of Philadelphia's main attractions. Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell are moments away. A number of world-renowned restaurants, shops and theaters are also within walking distance. ... more   less 
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