Beware: If you are traveling for business and there is a convention in the Philadelphia Convention Center, rates for this hotel will skyrocket. I'm paying $225 a night for a room that would typically be $136. But, because there are 3,000 people in town for the conference I am attending, they raised the rates. So, if you come during an off-time, this hotel provides great access to Chinatown and the Reading Terminal Market, as well as being a couple blocks away from Zagat-rated Maggianos (Try the meat lasagna!).
The selection of TV channels is limited, and what is available is of very low quality resolution. Housekeeping does not stop by until much later in the day than I would prefer (as late as 4pm).
I was placed in a room that could be adjoined with the one beside it through two locked doors. Our neighbors were extremely loud and rude, and we could hear every word they were saying in the room, even when they were being relatively quiet. Ask for a single room if you can and hopefully this will help with that particular problem.
The free internet is a huge perk and it has worked well when I've tried to use it. The promise of "free bottled water" is a bit of an overstatement. One bottle of water is left per housekeeping trip and for a room that sleeps 4, that just is not adequate. The only other amenity that is included is a fitness room (no breakfast... not even a cup of crappy coffee), and although I did not use it, the valet service seems like a joke. There were different groups of people in the (very small and cramped) lobby who where complaining quite frequently about the parking situation and the service being received.
That being said, the room is comfortable, but incredibly overpriced at the jacked-up conference rates. I would be happy to stay here for $108-136, or the average nightly stay, but I do expect a little bit more for the price.
I would recommend the hotel at the lowered cost,and if you were interested in seeing Chinatown and the Reading Terminal Market, and if you had a conference in the convention center and the prices weren't jacked up!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located at the heart of Philadelphia, Four Points By Sheraton Philadelphia City Center offers comfortable accommodations, and is just a short walk from the Strayer University. This three-star hotel features a state of the art fitness center for guests to work out effectively. All rooms are smoke-free and fully air-conditioned. Each is equipped with a 32-inch flat-screen TV with cable channels, coffee and tea making facilities, and a private bathroom with designer toiletries. The hotel’s business center offers fax and photocopying services. Free Wi-Fi connection is available throughout. In addition, a gift shop and a 24-hour front desk are found on-site. Cherry Lounge and Restaurant serves American classics and comfort foods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Furthermore, there are other dining options just within walking distance. Four Points By Sheraton Philadelphia City Center is within a ten-minute walk from the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Liberty Bell Center is two kilometers away. Self-parking is located a block away for $29 a day or for $34 with in/out privileges. Upon check-in, a $35 hold will be authorized on your credit card and reimbursed if not used. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Four Points By Sheraton Philadelphia City Hotel Philadelphia
- 4 Points By Sheraton Philadelphia City Center
- Four Points Philadelphia
- Philadelphia Four Points