We stayed here overnight on July 19th. Upon arriving, it was quite difficult to utilize the valet parking we paid for, as a bus was parked directly in front of hotel, and we had to endure angry philly traffic as we were stopped in a lane waiting to see a valet attendant.
The hotel itself looks rather lovely... I enjoyed the decor and furniture layout in the rooms. The bathroom had a shower head that allowed you to adjust the stream. The bathroom did however have signs implying they "go green" and basically asking you to keep and reuse your towels (tho the signs did state they will glady bring you more). Our room came equipped with the smallest amount of amenities I've ever seen....enough soap, shampoo, etc for one use. The coffee maker came with 2 paper cups and maybe 4 sugars and 2 creamers. Cheap much? There were also no OTHER cups or glasses. I asked the lady at the front desk where I could get wine or drink glasses, and she said 'at the restaurant'. I said 'isn't it closed?' (It was close to 2am, and I knew it was closed) She said no. I went....it was, of course, closed. She just didn't care about customer service....I work at a hotel and our front desk staff would go GET you a glass.
I think my biggest gripe is that I am a smoker. Hotel is non smoking, fine, whatever. But there is absolutely NO where to sit outside. The only place to enjoy sitting outside of this hotel is right out front. There is ONE measly little table with 2 chairs...and the entire night it, was occupied by a bum. As I sat on the ground outside for an hour to smoke and use my phone, I was pestered by mutiple bums. There is no security. Its not safe. You'd think a hotel like this would as least have the bum sleeping for hours on their outside furniture removed. Nope. So the bum ueed the furniture and I paid and sat on the ground.
The beds are crazy comfortable, and it's in an great location... right by reading terminal market, and in walking distance to a lot of great restaurants.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The historic Courtyard Downtown Philadelphia, PA Hotel is located in the heart of the Business District across from City Hall and is one short block away from the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Our downtown Philadelphia hotel accommodations reflect the grandeur of their 1926 origins and feature 11' ceilings, i-Home radio docking stations and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Our 15-floor, 498-room hotel is listed on the "National Register of Historic Places" and stands as a charming testament to time with unique architectural details. Enjoy a variety of hotel amenities, including a fitness center, indoor pool and our on-site restaurant, NINETEEN 26. This Philadelphia downtown hotel is convenient to the Historic District, University of Pennsylvania, Independence Hall and renowned restaurants and shopping. Here at our Philadelphia Historic District hotel we offer over 10,000 sq. Ft. Of flexible meeting space which is the ideal home for group meetings, special occasions and weddings in downtown Philadelphia, PA. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown Hotel Philadelphia
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