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Penrose Hotel
Ranked #75 of 85 Hotels in Philadelphia
North Arlington, New Jersey
1 review
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“Got lucky...?”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

I stayed with my dad over nite, pleasant, working shower,toilet and sink and great a/c.
Cons..ice machine on 5. & 15 h floor. Slight musty odor
Recently painted walls/ ceiling.
Much netter stay then I had expected.
Breakfast is what it was toast cereal , juice coffee
Front desk is backed up but the sweet girl was nice and patient with all questions being thrown at her such as what is the pass word for the free wifi?
Over all it was cheap and available when I needed a hotel when the convention was in town and charging 3 to 4 times more due to the demand, glad skyview did
Not take advantage of the price hikes that particular weekday like all other in town hotels did.

Room Tip: Stick to the low floors, convenient due to the sloe elevator.stairs are quicker and accesable
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Location saves this place from most bad reviews. feels and looks old. Cant check in early must wait till at least 3pm.(I arrived at 1pm ) If you book on a discounted site you cannot cancel (step in to the web said the spider) morning free breakfast was bad coffee, 2 loaves of white bread (little jellies for toast) packs of corn muffins thawing out from the freezer(still cold to the touch) 2 jars of corn flakes frosted mini wheats and a gallon of milk floating on ice.They should just give you a 5 dollar voucher for the diner across from the place , less embarrising and better for both businesses to work together!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Pinellas Park, Florida
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

For my 7 days stay in this hotel together with my family, we are very thankful to the staff for serving us nicely and the location of the hotel is very accessible to the SEPTA the transportation of Philadelphia and very near to the airport. My family is very much satisfied.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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David
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

I actually read so bad things on this page about this hotel so my expectations were really low. I had no other choice as I made a last minute reservation.... so I had nothing to expect when I got there late at night being very tired, I just wanted a bed to sleep.

The fact is that I stayed 4 nights at this hotel, the driver from the Airport was REALLY helpful with information about the city and addresses, the girl on the reception desk was REALLY kind to us at all times. It is true, the hotel is old, needs lots of investment in improvements, it is kind of smelly, the breakfast was not really good, but I really felt fine when I got to lay down to sleep as this was just a sleeping place to me.

Anyway, I was prepared to pay much more for a better hotel room, but this money I spent on Skyview Plaza was indeed peanuts! What else can you ask for??? If you know what to expect, don't complain about it, or else pay a pricey hotel instead.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Mill Village, Pa.
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

We had to stay at this hotel due to our flight being cancelled and the US Open was going on. No other hotels were available. It was very late and we just wanted to clean up and get some sleep. there was so much hair in the shower drain it upset my stomach, The faucet in the tub was loose and when we finally were able to get the water to run it was scalding hot. Once the hot water ran out, it instantly went to ice cold. It was raining outside and the rain was coming in the window as if it were open. To top everything off, there were mushrooms growing beside the toilet. If you have to choice to stay at the airport terminal or go to this hotel, save your money; stay at the airport it will be more sanitary.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

The staff were very friendly and helpful at check-in, with airport shuttles and tour pick ups. Obviously the hotel is in need of renovation. We were especially worried about one of the elevators. Internet was only available in the foyer. Website for the hotel and its facilities currently unavailable. Penrose Diner across the road was very convenient with good food available.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Penrose Hotel
Address: 2033 Penrose Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19145-5623 (Formerly Ramada Philadelphia City Center)
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #75 of 85 Hotels in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Penrose Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 192
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Also Known As:
Skyview Plaza Hotel And Suites
Skyview Plaza Hotel Philadelphia

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