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Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Ranked #42 of 88 Hotels in Philadelphia
Reviewed February 25, 2010

I have never seen a hotel like this. It was amazing! It is connected to the Convention Center and the city. Parts of the hotel was under construction but for the 10 days our convention was there we were not so much in the way. A lot seems to be always going on. As we arrived to check-in I watched our future President leave from a speaking function there. Our international convention had some big names of our own. The rooms were amazing and the food was wonderful and the staff very professional. I am sure the thousands of us that were there had one of the the most best hotel service in our lives. The rooms a clean and roomy. You are surrounded by famous places and landmarks. You will not run out of things to do. I would recommend this hotel again.

Stayed: May 2007, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 24, 2010

I selected this hotel primarily because (1) it adjoins the Philadelphia Convention Center where I was taking the Bar Exam and (2) it had the amenities that I required. I reserved a business package including breakfast and internet. Now that the trip is over, I can hardly explain with words how impressed I am with this hotel. The facilities were impeccable but what has truly inspired to me to sit down and immediately write this review was the customer service. What a rare commodity good customer service has become in this day and age. I have stayed at some of the finest establishments in the both the U.S. and the world and this hotel held its own. The staff genuinely made me feel not only welcome but well looked after.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 19, 2010

Stayed here just to get away for the weekend. It is in a great location, but it was cold and snowing so we didn't venture out much! The hotel lacked charm...it was clean enough- a mini fridge would have been nice. It was fine nothing spectatular! The older bartender was great!

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank kamccoy
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Reviewed February 16, 2010

We stayed here to break up our journey to New Orleans in October 2009.
The hotel is very well located with easy access to most of the attractions. The rooms are very comfortable and the staff are some of the friendliest and most helpful we've experienced in USA.
Would definatley stay here again and would recommend without a hesitation!

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 9, 2010

Aside from long lines at the in-house Starbucks, it had an in-house Starbucks! Centrally located: attached to convention center, 1 block from Reading Terminal Market, 2 blocks from Chinatown, 3 blocks from shopping district. Great service.

Stayed: November 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 7, 2010

We traveled to the downtown marriott in April of 2009 with a large group of people for the irish dancing world championships.
The good:
Large spacious lobby with staff readily avaliable to take your cases straight to your room.
Starbucks is part of the lobby area.
Security on all door throughout the night.
Friendly maid service everyday ( even if they do wake you up at 7am to clean your room)
Big comfortable beds
Spacious rooms
Good view of Philadelphia from most rooms.
Clean towels everyday
Room service (every expensive...$20 for a small pizza)

The Bad
we had booked a room for three people and were only given a room with a double bed, this took a number of hours to resolve and in the endwe were given a fold up bed to be put in the room which ment most of the space we had was taken up.
We were put on the top floor of the hotel where there was a rat spotted running from the lift, upon telling reception they said "ah yes that ra,has nobody dealt with it yet"
EXPENSIVE resturant with very little choice.(Italian over the road is VERY good!!)
Staff aren't overly friendly/helpful
Swimming pool is clean but in need of a few repairs.
Hotel didnt take too kindly to children, with this hotel being the base camp to dancing competition they should have been a little more accomadating!

This is a lovely hotel, just not all its made out to be. Once inside its quiet expensive with lots of hidden extras.
If out and about in philadelphia, watch your personal belongings!!

  • Stayed: April 2009
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Reviewed January 7, 2010

We flew into Philadelphia en route to Las Vegas on Sat 19 December, and a scheduled 2 hour layover turned into 2 days - thanks to 22+ inches of snow.

As soon as it became clear we were going nowhere on the Saturday afternoon, our search for a hotel started with the airport Marriott. With no rooms available there, we managed to get into the downtown Marriott and after a slow, snowy train journey arrived at Market East station, just a block away from the hotel.

Check-in was very efficient (not surprisingly there were a good dozen or more similarly stranded passengers arriving at the same time), and our room clean and comfortable. A refurbisnment is probably due, but no complaints and, as ever, a comfortable Marriott bed.

The 24/7 7-eleven right across the street was a godsend as a combination of jetlag and trying to rearrange flights led to an early start (4.30) the next day. With no hope of escape we rebooked for the Sunday, and the hotel proved an excellent location from which to explore dowtown Philadelphia.

Food options were somewhat limited, as the blizzard compromised staffing levels at the hotel and elsewhere (many restaurants remained closed). On the Monday morning, breakfast buffet was unavailable for this reason, and we had the cooked breakfast - a good call, and one of the better breakfasts I have had in the US.

Facilities were good for a city centre hotel, with a pool (somewhat bizzarely on the 7th floor) and gym. There is an in-hotel sundries shop, adjacent Kinko's and Starbucks, and Macy's is just 100 yards away.

With its proximity to the Reading Terminal market and rail station (though we caught a cab back to the airport - flat-rate a reasonable $28.50), I would certainly choose to stay here again if visiting Philadelphia, and we were quite pleased in the end that we had not been able to get in at the airport hotel.

Hotel staff were friendly and efficient throughout, and the service much appreciated - I can't imagine their journeys to and from work were much fun that weekend.

  • Stayed: December 2009, 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 - $336 (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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