I chose this hotel (even after reading the bad reviews) because I was in Philly for 1 night with 2 girlfriends for a concert at the Wells Fargo Center & just wanted a room that was cheap (since I was already planning on spending a ton of money on my trip), close to the venue, and didnt have bugs.
I did not tell my friends about the reviews for the hotel until we were standing in line at check in. I pulled them up on my phone, we all were laughing hysterically & my friends were saying 'We're gonna kill you! What were you thinking!'. We laughed all the way up the elevator to room 1104 where we stayed & anticipated seeing the room which we thought would be Bates Motel based on other reviews.
Things the other reviews got right: the carpet was dirty & did not appear vacuumed (whatever we kept our shoes on). The room did smell old & musty (this was taken care of with a few squirts of body spray.)
Things that differed from the other reviews: The bathroom was clean & worked well, there were 2 waste baskets, there was a large coat rack, the bedding was very clean, comfortable & smelled fresh. The walls & curtains were very clean-looking. The air conditioner worked like a dream. The decor was modern (flat screen TV, black, white & silver lamp/headboard/mirrors (no flowers)) I would stay there again. Great diner across the street, 5 minutes from awesome bar/nightclub next to the Wells Fargo Center. Great cab drivers from All City Cab.
What do people expect from a 2 star hotel!?
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- Also Known As:
- Skyview Plaza Hotel And Suites
- Skyview Plaza Hotel Philadelphia