We live near Philadelphia but decided to do the "Philly Overnight" special on a Saturday night to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. Given the location, I assume the Loews is mainly a business hotel. Thus the special deal on Saturday nights.
The hotel room and amenities were what I expected from a 4+star hotel. We had a drink in the bar and that was nice as well.
Now on to my complaint and I seem to read this a lot: the achilles heel of nice hotels is the valet parking.
Valet parking is supposed to be providing a feeling of service that you don't get from parking the car yourself, isn't it?
Unfortunately at the Loews hotel, you wait for your car in a parking garage, not in a lobby or outside under a porte cochere. Not the loveliest of locations. Waiting with you are several OTHER guests, who are wearing the same grumpy expression you are probably wearing. There are typically 4 valets standing around not looking like they're doing anything, and no one is hustling to get your car. You and the other guests are looking at your watches because you have an appointment or a dinner reservation. Many minutes go by and you are thinking you could have retrieved the car a LOT faster yourself.
I assume with all the tips people hand out, valet parkers stand to make pretty good money. Maybe I'm wrong and it's a bad job and that's why nice hotels allow the valet parking to be sub-par. But you know, the valet parking is the first AND last impression your hotel makes on customers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The first skyscraper ever built in the City of Brotherly Love is home to Loews Philadelphia Hotel. Contemporary decor and gracious hospitality make Loews Philadelphia one of Center City's most inviting luxury hotels, recognized as one of the "World's Best" by Travel + Leisure readers. The supremely comfortable 581 guest rooms include 12 suites and 54 concierge club rooms, all of which are luxuriously appointed and are furnished to suit the needs of both families and business travelers Located in the heart of the city with the famous PSFS sign still illuminating the Philadelphia skyline, Loews Philadelphia Hotel is perfectly situated so you can take advantage of everything this city has to offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Philadelphia Loews
- Lowes Philadelphia
- Loews Hotel Philadelphia