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Rodeway Inn Center City
Ranked #49 of 86 Hotels in Philadelphia
1 review
“Very comfortable and extremely clean”
Reviewed May 5, 2014

The service at rodeway inn in philadelphia was excellent. Kenia the front desk clerk was very nice very professional and answered all of our questions. She accomodated us with everything we needed to ensure our stay was above expectations.

  • Stayed May 2014
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RodeWayCC, Guest Relations Manager at Rodeway Inn Center City, responded to this review, May 6, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. We are tremendously pleased to read that we succeeded in providing you with a superb experience.

Your comments will be shared with our staff, thank you. She will be ecstatic to learn that you were impressed with her professionalism and willingness to go the extra mile. Likewise, you have our heartfelt thanks for remarking that our hotel is very comfortable and immaculately clean.

We hope to see you again in the near future. It was such a pleasure serving you.
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

When I first walked up to the Rodeway Inn I was greeted kindly by Brain Krason, one of their guest services. I had a really pleasant experience on check in and the stay was also very nice and comfortable. I was initially off set with past reviews, but the owners have since remodeled and improved so much. The rooms were cozy and very clean (I was actually not scared to walk on the carpet without shoes) the staff more than freindly, attentive, and courteous. This is not a 4 star hotel and should not be reviewed as such. The amenities it offers are great with great internet connection speeds not to mention it is perfectly located a block from the gayborhood that boosts so much, and fantastic shopping as well as night life. Another pleasantry was it being located so closely to so many historic sites highly traveled and viewed. All in all I will be stay at this hotel in the near coming future again and found it to be very quaint and perfectly situated to so much that Philly has to offer. It may be a 2 star, but the experience was no less than a 4 star. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!

Stayed April 2014
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RodeWayCC, Guest Relations Manager at Rodeway Inn Center City, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
I wanted to take a moment and thank you for leaving a post on trip advisor after your stay at the Rodeway Inn Center City Philadelphia. As hospitality professionals here at the Rodeway Inn we are constantly trying to see how we can better serve our guests. When someone takes the time to leave a comment, good or bad, we use it as a learning experience to enhance our customer service and then through ongoing training of the staff we always work towards getting better.

Thanks for the email after your stay thanks for the positive review. As a small hotel we really do rely on word of mouth and comments like this go a long way for us; so thank you.

Please consider making a return trip to the Rodeway Inn and call me direct to book the reservation. I will extend whatever consideration I can and I hope on your return visit that we will again hit the right mark with you.

looking to forward to seeing you again at the Rodeway!

Sincerely,
Brian Krason
Guest Services
Rodeway Inn Center City
1208 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Reviewed May 2, 2014

It was great and comfortable time! I appreciate the service and everyone was very welcoming. The quiet time I had was great and i was able to sleep without any distractions. Definitely great job!

thanks

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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RodeWayCC, Guest Relations Manager at Rodeway Inn Center City, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
It is wonderful to hear that we were able to provide you with a superb experience. There is no better reward in this business than to be commended by a valued guest for doing a great job.

It was a pleasure to serve you. We hope you will visit us again soon. You can rely on us to provide you with another memorable experience.
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Cordoba, Spain
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Reviewed May 2, 2014

I stayed here for a medical convention and booked late, so there were not many options available in the city. The room was tiny, barely room for the bed and a small desk. The bathroom was across the hall, which I knew going in, but it was so small that they literally had to put the toilet paper roll on the back of the door! The tub was old and really grungy. It was weird because the shower walls were nicely tiled, looked like someone had started renovating and then stopped in the middle. They had some new technology for locks on the doors where you put the key card on the door. It seemed like a good idea but was very finicky (over 4 days, it always took a few tries to let it to work) and two days in a row my key stopped working, requiring trip to front desk. As though that weren't enough, it rained heavily and roof leaked in two different spots, one on bed!

Okay, so why did I give it two stars instead if one? Bed was comfortable, internet worked really well and location is very good. If you're just looking for a place to crash, and you're pretty sure it isn't going to rain heavily, it should be okay.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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RodeWayCC, Guest Relations Manager at Rodeway Inn Center City, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are terribly sorry to hear that you were not entirely pleased with our accommodation and services.

We find some of your comments very disturbing. Our hotel recently underwent a massive renovation and among the areas we modernize were our bathrooms. We shall have to examine the bathroom you used to assess the state of the bathtub. You also mentioned that during your stay the roof leaked in two places. This issue was never brought to our attention. Also, it is hard for us to imagine with the recent renovations made on our property that our roof has holes that would enable rain water to enter. Nevertheless, you have our assurance that we will investigate this matter.

We sincerely hope that you will consider staying with us again in the near future. Please let us demonstrate that we have it in us to provide you with excellent accommodation and services.
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

Very poor customer service. The focus is not on the customer, only on making money. The bathroom in my room had a a problem; management could not fix it nor would they move me to a new room. Therefore I requested a refund and was denied.

I recommend you stay anywhere else but here.

Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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RodeWayCC, Guest Relations Manager at Rodeway Inn Center City, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
Thank you for bringing to our attention your experience and comments regarding your stay in our hotel. We are deeply saddened to read that you were not pleased with our facilities and services.

We would like to emphasize that guest satisfaction, not revenue, is of utmost importance to us. We recognize that in demonstrating that we value our guests by providing superb accommodation and services we will become the preferred hotel stay. In keeping with our paramount goal, our hotel recently underwent extensive renovation to improve and update our facilities and we have a highly trained staff to attend to the needs of our guests. Nonetheless, we will give your review due attention and not sweep it under the rug. We shall examine why you claimed that the bathroom problem could not be fixed and determine our staff's basis for letting you remain in your room and for denying you a refund. Should it be found out that our staff erred, corrective actions will be employed to ensure that the incident is not repeated.

We sincerely hope that we may be given a chance to change your perception of our hotel in the future. Please allow us to demonstrate that we do indeed value our guests.
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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

I got much more out of this hotel than I had expected going in. They were doing renovations to the building when I arrived, so it was a bit loud. But after the noise subsided, I had no qualms. The room my sister and I stayed in was nicer than what it appeared in the pictures. There was new furniture and bathroom fixtures that made the room feel comfortable and stylish. The front desk attendants were all very friendly and extremely helpful when we had any questions about the area. Perfect location by Reading Terminal Market and the subway which made travel very easy. I will most definitely be staying here the next time I am in Philly!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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RodeWayCC, Guest Relations Manager at Rodeway Inn Center City, responded to this review, April 17, 2014
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your wonderful review. We are immensely pleased to hear that we were able to exceed your expectations.

We thank you profusely for your kind praises which were shared with the entire team. It is good to hear that you took notice of the improvements we have done. They were made to enhance the positive experience of our guests in keeping with our paramount goal of guest satisfaction. Our staff are fiercely proud of our hotel and are always willing to assist our valued guests and go the extra mile if needed.

Indeed, our hotel is located at the heart of the city which makes traveling and visiting famous sites very easy to do.

It would be an honor to welcome you back to our hotel. We eagerly look forward to your next visit.
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Jordan, New York
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Reviewed April 14, 2014

My fiance and our sons traveled to Philly and stayed here. The place had had some recent renovations and was clean and comfortable. We met Brian, one of the managers and "acting concierge". He was absolutely delightful and did everything to make our stay even that much nicer.

We were within walking distance of many of the city's sites, including one of our favorite restaurants, Chima's. Thanks to Brian, we had a great reservation for the restaurant - which gets quite busy. He also provided us with great walking directions to certain sites to see late in the evening.

It's a small hotel right on the road, so you will hear road traffic.. but I've had this in many hotels- even some of the "top names". Personally, it was a good rate for the room and amenities, being situated right in the City Center.

I would definitely recommend it, and would stay there again next time I am in Philly.

~Diana

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Thank DaneAngel
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RodeWayCC, Guest Relations Manager at Rodeway Inn Center City, responded to this review, April 17, 2014
We are immensely pleased to learn that you had a great hotel experience. We strive each day to give our guests a thoroughly satisfying stay, as such it is wonderful to hear we successfully attained our goal.

Thank you for your kind praises which were shared with the entire team and gave them a good reason to rejoice. Brian was extremely glad to hear that he was of great help to you.

Indeed our hotel is at the heart of the city which makes it very easy to search for good restaurants and it is a short walk or ride from popular tourist sites.

It was a pleasure to have you with us. We eagerly look forward to your next visit. Have no doubt that you will be the recipient again of excellent accommodation and services.
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Property: Rodeway Inn Center City
Address: 1208 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5401
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#33 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#38 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#45 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Rodeway Inn Center City 2*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
New flat screen HDTVs and personal Keurig coffee makers in all rooms! We offer reasonably priced, straightforward accommodations with updated in-room amenities, right in the heart of the city! Our property is within short walking distance of many local attractions and business centers including but not limited to: The Pennsylvania Convention Center, Independence Hall, The Liberty Bell Center, The Franklin Institute, The National Constitution Center, Liberty Place, Jefferson Hospital, University of Penn Hospital, Walnut Street Theater, numerous eateries. ... more   less 
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