My girlfriend and I stayed at the Doubletree from Friday to Sunday, March 11th to 13th and we had a great time exploring Philly and also at the hotel! I was worried that we would have a hard time at check in because our flight was delayed and we showed up at the hotel at 11:30 pm, but the desk was friendly and we went up to our room on the 16th floor. We were dubious at first because our room was the one right beside the 4 elevators, but there was minimal noise and we slept well the two nights. The view was very nice and the room was neat and had all the usual hotel amenitites.
Service at the hotel bar was a little long on a Friday night, but the weekend breakfast buffet at the hotel restaurant, the Academy Café, was excellent. The pool is slightly small but still enjoyable, the air-jet spa and steam room was also very clean. Didn't use the exercise room but they seemed to be very well equipped with all kinds of weight, running, biking, rowing machines.
Location of the hotel was great. Walking distance to the Phlash stops, taxis passed by the hotel all the time, and near the subway also. Taxiing around the sights from the hotel would cost between $ 5 to $ 9. No hassles with the payment at the desk, friendly bellhops and handy luggage hold option for guests with later flights.
Finally, the event that made me rate this top service, when we arrived late on Friday night and checked in, we did not receive our two complimentary chocolate chip cookies which we had heard so much about. So we were disappointed about that but didn't press the point then because we were both tired from the flight. However, when checking out on Sunday we spoke with Tracy at the desk who was very nice and mentioned that they didn't have any there that morning but to go to the hotel restaurant and ask them to give us some. She also gave us each two coupons redeemable for cookies at any Doubletree hotel for future use (which would have been worthless to us because there are no Doubletrees in eastern Canada). We got the cookies from the restaurant upstairs, a little hard but very good, and went out to enjoy the St-Paddy's Day parade and the city. When we came back later in the afternoon to pick up our luggage for our flight out, we decided to try our luck and redeemed the cookie coupons at the desk and received four more warm cookies! That made our day.
I would recommend the Doubletree for the cost-concious traveller who wants to enjoy the sights of Philly, by foot, bus, subway, or taxi. I would definitely go back.
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