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Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Ranked #40 of 86 Hotels in Philadelphia
Baltimore, Maryland
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169 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“A much appreciated gift”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

My friend booked a room here for me and my bride-to-be one night in advance as part of our wedding gift. Check-in was a breeze. The room was clean and comfortable with a nicely sized bathroom and a very comfortable bed. The view from our exact room was nice, but when you walked the halls it was a treat to see all the buildings and around the downtown area. Check-out was also a breeze and the woman at the front desk was quick to provide us with tooth brushes and tooth paste since we forgot ours at home. This hotel DOES NOT have parking other than valet, so we parked across the street. We loved being next to Reading Terminal Market and only a few blocks from the shopping district. I appreciated the fact that you have to have a room key to use the elevators. The cost for the room wasn't unreasonable considering the "going rate" for a downtown room, but I do consider that rate to be high.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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south jersey
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38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

I stayed at the Marriot for a conference my wife was attending. The best thing was its' location. You are downtown, Chinatown is a short distance away and the Reading Terminal was across the street. Personally I like having my car nearby because you always forget something. We had to use the valet service. The only downside to that is the wait. Plenty of good things to eat and see in the terminal regardless of the temperature. They have an excellent gym and heated pool. Perfect place to wind down.

Room Tip: I prefer the higher floors to get a great view of the city.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

If you're looking for a super comfortable hotel with big lux rooms and service that treats you like an honored guest - this is not your place. I came to this hotel for a law convention, but thought that since it was a Marriott that it would at least feel like a higher-scale hotel. The rooms were small and basic, and the service was severely lacking. Quite a shame. I expect more from Marriotts.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Carolina D
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Nashville, Tennessee
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

This hotel is in a great location two blocks from City Hall and one block to the Reading Terminal and connected to the Convention Center. It just off the Market East Septa Regional Rail line as well.
My bed had hair on the sheets when I arrived, but this was rectified quickly. There was a moderate amount of street noise. My double room was spacious.
It would be nice to have card readers on both sides of the elevator.
The pool is on the smaller side, but nice. The exercise room has many nice treadmills and ellipticals, plus a full circuit of weight training equipment.

Room Tip: I did not see the spa or try breakfast.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tuxedo, NY
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50 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Stayed at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown while in town for a meeting. My second stay at this property revealed that it could use some updating. Peeling wall covering in bathrooms and dated lobby. Otherwise, the staff and meeting rooms were exemplary. Food was outstanding and sleeping room overall tastefully appointed. Bonus is location and accessibility to everything in Philly.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bookreadergirl
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Hoboken, New Jersey
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104 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

I stayed there one night to see UPA's Roman Mosaic exhibit. Hotel is conveniently located near the Reading Market. The Courtyard and another Marriott are all next to each other. The hotel is very large so get on the right elevator bank otherwise it is a long walk.
I wanted to watch the Cards-Philly game but the only way to do it was to go down to the bar. The pool is large but was cold. There is also no Business Center, but you can use the Fed Ex office. Typical FedEx, one person with a line to wait.I wanted to visit the Eastern St Penitentiary (both exhibits were great). Instead I just went to Concierge and he was very helpful. I also visited the Mutter Museum and it was also worth seeing.
The room size is adequate, the soundproofing is effective and the beds and pillows were great. The shower pressure was very strong and the room was clean. Though they would have a bathrobe, but they didn't provide one. There is also a coffee/tea maker in the room. Instead of the expensive breakfast I went to Reading Market where there are 6-10 excellent options.
If you mare looking for a quality hotel in downtown Philly the Marriott is a excellent choice.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank scottsiegel1959
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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

I stayed here for a business event. The room was clean and accommodating, and all staff members were helpful and friendly. The location is great, and within walking distance of most attractions in downtown Philly. The bar was also great for relaxing after a day of meetings.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Abran V
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Additional Information about Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Property: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Address: 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2817
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:
#31 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#33 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
#35 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Philadelphia Marriott Downtown 3.5*
Number of rooms: 1408
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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