We stayed in this hotel in Feb 2013 on a mini vacation to see Philly. The hotel was kind of hard to find on our GPS and parking isn't ideal (there isn't any provided by the hotel and you have to pay for street parking).
However, the hotel is centrally located to all of the historical sites and close to LOTS of dinning and bars.
The room was adorably decorated (but def dated-it reminded us of grandma's house). Our room faced the street and unfortunately just a bright light shinning in our room all night. The room didn't have normal curtains-just sheer ones so it didn't block any of the light (which if you like to sleep in darkness forget about it). This may not be the case or all of the rooms though.
Breakfast was good, but we can't say the same for dinner. The bartender was extremely snobby/rude to us. We aren't big wine drinkers, but wanted to come down to eat a nice dinner before heading out to go sight seeing. She seemed more than annoyed that we didn't want wine and the rest of the service was poor. We can appreciate that they have a TON of wines on tap and did find it interesting, but wouldn't even recommend it to our wine friends due to the poor service.
- 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