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Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Ranked #42 of 88 Hotels in Philadelphia
Reviewed March 3, 2014

Philadelphia Downtown Marriott is connected to the convention center via a third floor walkway. Reading Terminal Market is steps from the hotel. Barnes Museum is a six dollar cab ride away. We would have walked but it was cold. Melting Pot and Maggiano's restaurant is across the street. Hotel lobby is very nice and rooms were just perfect for our needs. Staff was friendly. I'd stay there again.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

Updated hotel with good size rooms and great conference areas. Food during conference was good and service was excellent. Connection to Philadelphia Convention Center was convenient. Drop off of car at entrance on Filbert Street was chaotic but hustling staff made the lines of cars waiting to enter lot move quickly.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

Travel was for business. It was a quiet and clean hotel with many food options. I left my phone charger in the room and after I checked out I realized it...luckily before I flew out. The service was prompt and professional. They brought down my charger along with a tee shirt I didn't realize I had left. They made me sign for my items. Great service!

  • Stayed: February 2014
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

just returned from a great weekend the hotel is perfect and located near everything only drawback was the view i requested was high up but looked at an office building when i called down was told there was no other rooms accross the hall were two empty rooms with great views but this is no big deal as did not spend much time in the hotel parking is almost as costly as the room but this is what you get in any city will return again

Room Tip: my room was big clean and somewhat new nothing you can do except ask for what you want
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

The sole purpose of my visit to Philadelphia was to attend the Auto Show. The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown has a walkway that connects the hotel to the convention center making attendance of the Show very convenient. The staff was very friendly. The room was clean and the beds were very comfortable. The cons: I stayed at the hotel for two nights. My sleep was disturbed one of the nights due to people walking around and talking as they passed by my room at 2am (lasted at least an hour). It probably isn't the hotel's fault for a loud group of people, but it still left for an unpleasant experience. Additionally, I thought the decor of the hotel and rooms were a outdated. And, they don't have a free business center. They consider the FedEx on the ground floor as their business center.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Kristina C
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Randy A, Manager at Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to comment about your stay, the hotel’s great location and the friendliness of our staff. I would like to apologize for the noise disturbance caused by other guests being too loud in the corridors. Your feedback is vital in our continued effort to improve our guests’ overall experience. We appreciate your business and look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future.

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Reviewed February 24, 2014

The location of this hotel is the only good thing about it. It is connected to the convention center which is a plus in the winter and the location next to the Reading Terminal Market are the only two advantageous things to mention about this hotel. Even if you don't think you are next to a lift shaft it is likely there will be one across the hall from you and it runs constantly every night, all through the night as service personell are up and down all the time. Also take a shower before you arrive as the water pressure is so low at this property that you cannot take a proper shower. The pool is tiny and dingy. The on property restaurant has a clueless Maitre Di, so make sure you eat elsewhere.

Room Tip: Request a room on a higher floor to be above the night time street noises
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Barbara F, Executive Guest Experience Liaison at Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2014

Thank you so much for sharing your review on TripAdvisor! We greatly appreciate the feedback both positive and negative. Please accept my apologies for the noisy room, low water pressure and "clueless" Maitre d'. We only wish that we were able to address the issues while you were here. We strive to deliver the best that our customers like you deserve and expect but obviously failed in your case. Please feel free to contact me directly should your travels bring you back to Philadelphia and our hotel so that I can personally handle your reservation to ensure that it exceeds your expectations. I can be reach at (215) 625-6030.

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Reviewed February 24, 2014

These days, the only thing worse than being "corporate" is being "political", and this hotel leaves you feeling the sting of both. However, that feeling is surprisingly easy to swallow.

The hotel is a de facto extension of Philadelphia's convention center (the pet project of every local politician) and the results show. When you walk in, it becomes obvious that a lot of money went into this hotel. The grandiose lobby and overabundance of restaurants and meeting places can actually feel a bit overwhelming. At the same time, this excess creates an exciting micro-environment that's typically only seen in Las Vegas casinos.

The rooms are kept up-to-date and very comfortable. Being a high-rise, you can get a great view if you're lucky enough to get a high floor. The one drawback is that our "blackout shades" didn't extend all the way to the wall; leaving a channel for sunlight to pervade. Our room faced towards the north, and it was still obnoxiously bright shortly after sunrise (even with the shades drawn).

I got the room at an extremely reasonable rate on Priceline; and the value for the money was unquestionable. However, I noticed that their asking-price can be a bit high. I would recommend the hotel in a heartbeat if you can get a good rate, but it is not worth a super-high premium.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#20 Luxury Hotel in Philadelphia
#31 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#33 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range: $143 - $334 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Philadelphia Marriott Downtown 4*
Number of rooms: 1408
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Adjacent to the Pennsylvania Convention Center and 8 blocks from Independence Hall, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown is a Center City Philadelphia hotel is ideally located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania near dining, shopping, business, & cultural attractions. ... more   less 
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