Our room had charming period furnishings/decor and beautiful hardwood floors. Window and small balcony door opened for fresh air. Queen bed very comfy with nice linens. Bath well equipped, but lighting was sort of week despite a make-up mirror. No hot or cold water issues as previously reviewed.
Early check-in wasn't available for our Monday morning arrival, but we did get a call a few hours earlier than normal check-in that our room was available.
Great location for traversing Old City on foot. A Market-Frankfurt Line subway stop at Market & 2nd just around the corner and buses available steps away from the front door at Market & Front. Building faces the freeway, but the noise wasn't too bad.
Only disappointment was no in-room coffee maker and no where within walking distance to get an early morning hit of caffeine. The breakfast buffet (very nice with sufficient fresh variety and no plastic or paper serveware) didn't start until 7am, but the Tuesday morning front desk gentleman set it up at 6:30am, so coffee was available earlier than expected.
Building fire alarm did go off twice in the evening for about 5 mins both times - once about 10:30pmish and again at 2:30amish w/o a fire emergency. Front desk staff seemed to think there was a touchy sensor somewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay in the “Birthplace of America” at the Penn’s View Hotel in Old City, Philadelphia. Enjoy a stay in one of 49 comfortable rooms and 2 spacious suites with the convenience of Wi-Fi access and complimentary breakfast every morning. Additional amenities include: Daily newspaper, cable television, private balconies*, jetted spa bathtubs*, patios*, fireplaces*, pull-out sofas*, separate dining areas* fitness center, ATM access, and computer access. Penn’s View Hotel places you within access to all of Philadelphia’s greatest attractions. Also, enjoy an atmosphere of casual elegance at Ristorante Panorama, the authentic trattoria-style dining in the heart of Old City. At its unique wine bar, Il Bar, you can enjoy the custom-built, 120-bottle wine dispensing unit, which is the current Guinness Book of World Records holder. Penn’s View Hotel is a true Old City gem, and we look forward to welcoming you. (*Available in some rooms) ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Penns View Philadelphia
- Hotel Penns View
- Penns View Hotel