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Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Ranked #40 of 86 Hotels in Philadelphia
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

We stayed here for a couple nights. The staff is very friendly. The restaurant was a bit pricey but food was good. It is in a good location and right beside Reading Terminal Market.

Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2011

We stayed at the Marriott downtown for a friend's wedding weekend and loved it. The hotel is very clean and modern with several fine bars and a solid restaurant. The room was standard but everything was done very well. We had an early check in and requested a later check out and the staff was very helpful. The location is great for walking to all the tourist attractions in Philly. No complaints.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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United States
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2011

We stayed at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown on a spring visit to the city, and were generally satisfied.

Location:
The location is the biggest selling point for the property. Situated steps away from major attractions, the hotel was right in the middle of the action. We enjoyed the walkability of the surroundings, the many retail and food outlets adjacent the hotel, and the centralized location which facilitated sightseeing.
Rooms:
We received an updated, comfortable queen-queen room on a relatively high floor. The view from the room wasn't anything special, but the high floor provided some much needed quiet from the bustling streets below. The room was not very large in size, but was typical to a Marriott brand property: 37-inch LCD television, comfortable beds, impeccable cleanliness.
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Service was fine at the hotel. We had dinner at the restaurant in the lobby and found service to be up to par; check-in was efficient.
Summary:
This is a typical Marriott brand property in the heart of Philadelphia. We obtained rates around $150.00, so the hotel was a great value, but parking was costly and rare. The location is a bit noisy, as can be expected of downtown, but perfect for touring the city. Rooms were comfortable, service was up to par, and for the price it was a choice we would be glad to return to.

Room Tip: A high-floor room affords good views of the bustling street below as well as quiet.
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Cleveland, Ohio
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2011

It was our first time in Philly. We got about 50% on a site so the room seemed like it would be affordable to us. My daughter, friend and I stayed. Very clean, updated rooms with a view from our 22nd floor. Awesome!! Lobby is gorgeous. Our check in clerk was friendly and welcoming. The sheets and beds were very comfy and starch white. The pool on the 7th floor was a treat. Walking distance to Reading Market, Ind. Hall, Liberty Bell, Rocky statue etc. It was city center for sure! We would and will stay here again. Bed bug FREE! One of our friends is a pest control technician and he checked our room and it was very clean he said. The downsides? Silly for all the original price of a room they will not give free wifi. Wifi is $12.00 a night. But the Starbucks downstairs has free wifi and it is in same bldg! The parking is safer but outrageous at $45.00 for 24hrs. However, it was our first time there and we didnt know where else to park. The lot across the street is out in the open and they want you to let this ONE guy you key. No thanks. Park at the hotel. The Valets were busy but very accomodating and nice. And we checked out at Noon but at that price you can keep your car there till 8 at night so we walked the city looking at sites! And no continential breakfast either. Overall, we are gonna consider this again!

Room Tip: The corner room on floor 22 was a fantastic view of the Ben Franklin Bridge at night.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2011

The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown is a great hotel and can be had for a steal of a price if you use one of the bidding sites....it has been renovated very recently, so be skeptical of older negative reviews.

The location is absolutely perfect. It is right in the center of everything, literally the best location in Philadelphia. If location is important, this is your hotel. It is directly across the street from Reading Terminal Market, and a few minutes’ walk to every attraction. It is connected to the convention center and the SEPTA station (trains/subway).

The service was perfect. The check-in agent was probably the best I have ever had, accommodating every request (fridge and crib) and was very pleasant (and happy). They intentionally placed us (with a baby) at a corner room at the end of a hallway - to me this is usually a sign hotel management has it together (placing babies/families with kids away from everyone else).

The room looked brand new (it was recently renovated). The bed was perfect, room spotless, bathroom of good quality. The corner window was huge and had a great view. The public spaces of the hotel all also looked brand new, and were modern and clean.

Overall, this is an excellent hotel in the best location in Philly!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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State College, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2011

We stayed here on a Saturday night to visit the city. The staff was helpful and the room was clean. The furnishings are a little outdated and the bed was about a 7 on a comfort scale. The room was also very small. The location is close to the convention center and conveniently located to historic/tourist activities, which is what we were looking for. The only real disappointment was the daily parking fee of $38.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2011

Stayed here with a friend for 1 night after coming to Philly for a concert. The location of this hotel is great if you're doing anything downtown. Our room was very clean and large. The bathroom was one of the biggest i've seen in a hotel room. The beds were amazing, they were so comfortable. The hotel is huge with a great athletic room. The pool is small, but there was no one else in it so it worked out fabulously. Also, there's a great view of downtown from the pool. Without a doubt, if i ever end up in Philly again I will be staying here.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Address: 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2817
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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:
#20 Luxury Hotel in Philadelphia
#31 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#33 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
#35 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Philadelphia Marriott Downtown 4*
Number of rooms: 1408
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Adjacent to the Pennsylvania Convention Center and 8 blocks from Independence Hall, this Center City Philadelphia hotel is ideally located near dining, shopping, business, & cultural attractions. ... more   less 
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