We stayed here for a few days of sightseeing in Philadelphia. Its location was ideal; close to the historic area in one direction and the waterfront in the other. 5-10 minutes walk got us to most of the historic attractions: Liberty Bell, Liberty Hall, and that part of town. The City Hall area is quite a bit further, but still easily walkable. If you don't want to walk, there is a metro station just outside the hotel, which also proved useful to us, as it meant we would easily get a train to the main railroad station with our baggage at the end of our stay.
The hotel itself was pleasant and comfortable. We received a friendly welcome from the staff and they did everything they could to make sure our stay was a good one.
In-room facilities were all fine, a little tired in places, but generally clean and functional.
Breakfast buffet was excellent, with a wide range of food, including waffle making facilities and plenty of fruit.
We didn't try the restaurant, but it looked good. The bar serves a massive range of wines by the glass - it is equipped with a fancy device to keep over a hundred wines available in perfect condition on-tap.
If we were going back to Philadelphia, we would happily use the same hotel again.
- 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