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“weekend getaway” 4 of 5 stars
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Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   21 N Juniper Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (City Center East)   |  
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Ranked #18 of 84 Hotels in Philadelphia
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North Arlington, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“weekend getaway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stayed only one night but thoroughly enjoyed this hotel. It has a lot of history to it as it was originally built as an annex to city hall. Beautiful building plus conveniently located to all attractions. In walking distance to Reading Terminal, China Town, etc. Room was clean and beds were super comfortable. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Susan D
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This hotel couldn't be located any better for sight seeing! Right in the middle of everything, quick access to bus tours, beautiful view of the historic city hall, hots spots all around at night, bar on site and safe area for exploring the night life.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank cynthynium
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Kansas City, Missouri
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I've stayed here several times when in Philly visiting my daughter. Great location, nice clean rooms, and friendly and accommodating staff. I think it's a better hotel than the Marriott located directly behind/beside it. I always try to stay here if I can.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank MCinKC
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Freehold, New York
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My my family and I have stayed here for the past seven years for the Irish dance regional competition! this year we will be staying for the eighth year in a row!! Every time you come the hotel is festively decorated. The staff and door men are polite and prompt. i'm especially excited for this years stay, because the rooms have recently been renovated and they look perfect!! The Thanksgiving feast that the Hotel holds is absolutely amazing! Everything in the hotel is top-of-the-line! I highly recommend for you to Book your hotel here!

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Allielynncullen
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

I usually like courtyard and all Marriott facility.
I was very disappointed during my stay about the lack of cleanliness.
Specially at the pool and jacuzzi.
At 7:30am, while I was going to do my workout, I found lot of hair on the floor, a dirty bandage. The floor was not clean at all as well.

Bedroom was ok. Bedding very comfortable. However, I don t get why we can not open the small top window.

For the price, I was really expecting a clean place. It is my #1 on my list...

Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
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Thank nycfan10027
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David K, Assistant General Manager at Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown, responded to this review, September 3, 2014
Dear nycfan10027,

Thank you very much for staying with us at Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown. We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed your room, except for your inability to open the windows. As an historic building from 1926, we did keep as much of the original building treatments in tact. Also, for safety reasons, you will rarely find windows which will open in a high rise hotel. We do appreciate your letting us know of your observations at our pool area in the early morning. We will endeavor to ensure that never happens again and thank you for the feedback. We do hope that you will stay with us again soon.
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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82 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I love Marriott hotels, always clean and up to date. Bedding was very comfortable and room was amazing. We stayed on the 6th floor, over looked city hall and love park. View in the evening was amazing. Centrally located within walking distance to many tourist sights. Reading Terminal Market is 1 block away, Love Park is across the street, historic district within walking distance ( with a 7 and 11 year old), tour buses close by. All kinds of restaurants in close proximity. Only downfall is outrageous parking fees. Honestly, you know people are from out of town-$50 a night to park? Overall, we loved it. (I just don't understand why they don't include breakfast like other hotels in the chain)

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank rld616
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Remich, Luxembourg
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55 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We stayed one night in this beautiful hotel. We got a nice, modern and large room with WiFi. AC was really good. Elevators are quick (compared to other hotels of this size) and there is a nice pool which we didn't use due to lack of time. The hotel is very well located in downtown Philly and close to Reading Terminal Market. All is in walking distance. You get your city map at the front desk in the lobby if you want. You can visit Independence Hall for free but think about making a reservation as you won't be the only one to visit this. Be careful: there are apparently 3 Courtyards. We gave our car to a valet of the wrong Marriott. This is by the way the only issue which was quite a disappointment: 40$ + 8$Tax for 1 night parking is really exaggerated!!! Nevertheless 5 stars for this hotel and a big recommendation.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank KJMAD
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Property: Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown
Address: 21 N Juniper Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center East
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Green Hotel in Philadelphia
#17 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#18 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
#19 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown 3.5*
Number of rooms: 498
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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