We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Great location, with everything on the doorstep”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Penn's View Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Penn's View Hotel
Ranked #11 of 85 Hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Torquay, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great location, with everything on the doorstep”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

As soon as we arrived staff were willing to help us plan our one day visit in Philadelphia. Most of the main attractions are within walking distance, and there are plenty of bars and restaurants nearby to keep you entertained

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
Helpful?
Thank Rob G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

758 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    384
    279
    68
    18
    9
See reviews for
84
438
38
100
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (175)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

Went for the weekend to walk around Old City

Location is right next to the highway and loud, kind of expected

Stayed in King "Jacuzzi" room

Not really a Jacuzzi room you would expect- Yes there is a Jacuzzi in the bath, but it is a single person Jacuzzi brand tub in the bathroom- not really a shareable jacuzzi expected

Breakfast was so so

Hotel is clean- but showing its age

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Jim L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Conneaut, OH
Level Contributor
41 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

My sister and I stayed for one night on a trip to Atlantic City. The room was nicely decorated and clean. Some of the furnishing in the lobby and halls were a bit dated. The service was great. We were lost in the city and called for directions. Antonio stayed on the phone with us guiding us to the hotel. Our meal in the Panorama Restaurant was good although a bit pricey. Would recommend this hotel to others staying in Philadelphia. Very conveniently located to the historic area.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
Helpful?
Thank Matriarach
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
61 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

This boutique inn is hidden along the historical area of Old City Philadelphia, just steps from everything. The room we stayed in on 4th floor was spacious and homey; not your typical hotel chain room. The staff was friendly and accommodating with all of our request. If you are looking for a romantic room to spoil your special person look no further. Be sure to check out the wine list, restaurant and daily breakfast.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Cherrit_13
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Greensboro
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

Beautifully decorated hotel! The staff could not be more accommodating. Bed was very comfortable and the room pleasant and clean. The breakfast was excellent, lots of fruit. Used a cab several times. Desk clerk called for us and they were always there in less than 5 minutes. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the birthplace of our nation! Many thanks.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
Helpful?
Thank Mark H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cheltenham, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

Penn's View Hotel is a first class hotel with beautiful furnishings and unique interior layout, a great jacuzzi tub, free and extensive continential breakfast, discounted parking outside the escape door!
You can't ask for a better starting point to enjoy all that Philadelphia has to offer in Olde City.

Room Tip: While we were near the elevator, you couldn't hear anything outside the door. We asked for an ex...
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank rightmind3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Queens, New York
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

We spent one night here and were very pleased with our stay. The front desk staff were extremely friendly and helpful, as they even called a cab for us for our evening plans. The room was not large but was comfortable, clean and had character. We were able to park our car right next to the hotel for only $20 for one night. Located right in the Old City District, many historical sites and restaurants are in walking distance. The location felt very safe overall. The hotel has a restaurant and bar and while very pricey, was well worth the money. This hotel definitely made for an enjoyable, special and memorable trip.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Jillian G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Philadelphia hotels
Loews Philadelphia Hotel
#7 of 85 in Philadelphia
4.5 of 5 bubbles 4,690 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
City Center West
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
The Windsor Suites
#6 of 85 in Philadelphia
4.0 of 5 bubbles 1,293 reviews
City Center East
Alexander Inn
Alexander Inn
#8 of 85 in Philadelphia
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,295 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Penn's View Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Penn's View Hotel

Property: Penn's View Hotel
Address: 14 North Front St. & Market, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Philadelphia
#11 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#21 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
#26 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Penn's View Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 51
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotwire, Expedia, Priceline, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Travelocity, TripOnline SA, Cheap Tickets and HotelQuickly so you can book your Penn's View Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Penns View Philadelphia
Hotel Penns View
Penns View Hotel

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing