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Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City - Convention Center
Ranked #30 of 85 Hotels in Philadelphia
Poconos
2 reviews
“Nice Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2008

I stayed at the Hampton Inn lats year for the King Tut Exhibit.I found the hotel to be clean and the staff very friendly.We arrived at 12 noon and our room wouldn't be ready until 3 pm.They would have given us an earlier check in if they could have, but they were totally booked and had to clean the rooms.We had the valet parking from the hotel and they were so friendly and could not do enough for you.The hotel took our luggage and held it until we went to the King Tut Exhibit and checked in at 8 pm that night.The front desk staff was very friendly.Our room was very clean and the mattresses and pillows were so comfortable it was the best nite's sleep i had in a long time.The pool and hot tub were small and nothing fancy however the hottub was very relaxing.There was internet access with free computer use.There was a free continental breakfast which was good . Only wish they had juices available and not just coffee after the breakfast closed.The food was hot and they had a wide selection of breakfast foods which appealed to my kid's and they are fussy eaters.Check out was easy we had our bill slipped under our door when we woke up so no need to stop at the desk and wait.All we did was drop the key off and request our car.We did have to wait about 10 minutes to get our car but that's understandable since there were so many people checking out at once.It is about 3-4 blocks walking distance to City Hall in Center City.Although it may not be a ritzy hotel it was a very modern and clean hotel and a good value considering the prices of hotels in Philadelphia .I"m going back to Philly for 3 days in May and needless to say i'm staying at the Hampton Inn again.I called the hotel and made reservations and the staff was so freindly and informative when i asked all sorts of questions about colleges in the area that i am visiting with my daughter in May.Jim was on staff that night and i called him back numerous times with questions before i made the reservations and he was always friendly and imformative.I would definatley recommend this hotel to everyone and it's easy to find and you don't have to park down the street in parking lots as i have read in one review, they have valet parking for 23 dollars a night which is the average price for parking in Philly , some hotels even charge higher.

  • Liked — The bedding and the hot tub
  • Disliked — The pool and hot tub were small
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with family
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2008

We booked into Hampton Inn because it was a block from the Convention Center, had breakfast provided, and we've stayed at Hampton Inns previously. It was booked through the Convention Hotel Group for the meeting . Our plane arrival was about 7 hrs late, so arrived at the hotel about 1am. We had called to let them know we were coming and they informed us that our room would be there for us. The room on the 7th floor looked like it had not been refurnished in quite some time. It was across from the elevators, but soundproofing was pretty good. There was about a whole city block under demolition right outside our window. If we had arrived earlier, we might have asked for a new room, but since we were so late and exhausted,and had to be at meetings at 8am, we just went to bed. The hotel was full, so figured we could not get any better room the next evening.
The breakfast room was great. There were 2 hot choices every morning, lots of fruit, yogurt, rolls danish, as well as coffee and tea available all day. When we came in after a long day, there were pretzels with mustard and lemonade in the lobby. The desk and other employees were all very friendly, esp the breakfast room crew. For a meeting at the Convention Center, this was much better than our friends at the Marriott*Convention Hotel) who had the lobby torn up and most of the eating areas closed...for 2-3 times the price.

  • Liked — Breakfast selections
  • Disliked — construction next door and elevator
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled on business
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Thank heownby
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Virginia
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2008

My family of 4 (2 adults, 2 kids ages 4 & 6) stayed in a 2 double room over Easter weekend. The hotel was within easy walking distance of the convention center and Reading Terminal Market. It was a longer walk to the Franklin Institute but still manageable. Parking is about 100 yards up the street in an uncovered lot but the price was very reasonable ($20/night) compared to others we'd looked at.

The complimentary breakfast was very good - fresh fruit, hot waffles and the usual collection of yogurt, cereals, muffins, etc. The room itself was fine - we found the walls to be a little thin and could hear some activity around us but it was very clean and well maintained. It was a little small but was fine for our purposes. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We checked out the pool but didn't go in - the pictures on the website make it look bigger than it is but we did see a lot of people using it.

  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with family
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Thank 2Hoyas
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Pikesville, MD
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2008

This is the nicest place I have ever stayed. The people went out of their way to help you. We were allowed to check in early, while we were there our plans changed and they allowed us to check out later. The valet parking was great, we went to a show the last day we were there. They asked when we would be back and my car was waiting for us. They kept our luggage until we got back, the doormen could not have been more pleasant and helpful. We were treated like royalty. I would recommend this hotel to everyone I know. The rooms were nice and clean. The hotel was very nice and the free breakfast was very nice. I can not say enough nice things about our stay.

  • Liked — The helpful staff and cleanliness
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled with friends
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Thank kll21208
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2008

My two young daughters and I went to Philly to attend the American Idol concert and spent one night at this hotel. I selected it by price, location, and what was an acceptable rating on various websites. The positives: it was within easy walking distance to the subway, with a direct line to the concert arena; the lobby was clean; there was a free breakfast; it was adjacent to Chinatown, which we visited the next day. The negatives: there actually were bloody fingerprints on the toilet seat!; a mostly used toilet paper roll and no new roll in the room; a half eaten cookie partially under the bed; no parking structure; great-looking but bad-tasting breakfast (my kids wouldn't eat the funny tasting fresh fruit salad). Fortunately, we weren't in the room much. I reported the problems the next morning (which we discovered after the concert at about 1 am, so I wasn't about to start switching rooms) and basically was given a short apology and a shrug.

  • Liked — lobby
  • Disliked — cleanliness
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with family
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Thank Chompash
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Hamptonphillygm, General Manager at Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City - Convention Center, responded to this review, September 2, 2008
the Hampton Inn Philadelphia has a very intensive housekeeping policy and inspection system. This incident was not reported till the guest checked out. When the management went to the room to inspect the bathroom, no evidence of bloody fingerprints were found in the room. If this were the case, we would have apologized as well as room changed the guest, as well as honored our satisfaction guarantee.
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Massena, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2008

We stayed at the Hampton Inn on 2/21 for two nights. Our daughter was visiting Drexel University, so we received the Drexel price of $89/night. Our room, located on the 7th floor, had two double beds. Check in was good. When I requested a room with a nice city view, the girl at the reception desk said there was construction going on by the "city view" rooms. So we chose the other side of the hotel and the view was fine. The room was spacious, clean, and quiet. The only problem with the room was the heater would occasionally make a rattling noise, but we ended up just running the fan at night. The buffet breakfast, which was included in the price, was OK. One morning eggs and breakfast sausage patties were the hot foods featured. The other morning a kielbasa-type meat and waffles were the hot foods. Always available were yogurt, muffins, bagels, English muffins, cereal, canned fruit, juices, coffee, and toast. The hotel was ideally located; two blocks from Drexel (medical building), a 20 min. walk to Independence Hall and a 5 min. walk to Reading Terminal Market. Many restaurants and bars close by. We ate at Moriarty's Irish Pub/Restaurant - excellent! There was a concierge available in the lobby. We used the valet parking which is $20 (plus $3 tax). Our car was always ready within 20 min. I would definitely stay at this Hampton again, esp. for this price.

  • Liked — location and price
  • Disliked — heater noise and construction outside of hotel
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled with family
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Thank susan432
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Monmouth, OR
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2008

I stayed here for 4 nights in January, 2008 while attending a conference at the adjacent Pennsylvania Convention Center. I arrived around 10 a.m. because I had taken a red-eye flight. I was pretty tired and asked to check-in early. The front desk staff were very kind and they got me checked into a room within about 45 minutes.

The hotel was clean, the wireless internet access worked very well, and the complimentary breakfast food and service were quite good as well.

The hotel is located right across the street from the convention center and within easy walking distance of some excellent restaurants, the Reading Terminal Market, and important historic sites like City Hall. It is also very close to public transit, including the rapid train line from the airport.

This hotel was a good value. I would consider staying here again.

  • Liked — Location close to Convention Center and public transit
  • Disliked — View
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled on business
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Property: Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City - Convention Center
Address: 1301 Race Street, corner of 13th St. and Race St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
#25 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#36 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City - Convention Center 3*
Number of rooms: 250
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City-Convention Center is ideally located in downtown Philadelphia across the street from the Pennsylvania Convention Center and only blocks from many major companies. Philadelphia International Airport is only 30 minutes away. Our hotel is within walking distance to historic sites such as Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House, and Penn’s Landing, and only 15 minutes from the Wells Fargo Center, Lincoln Financial Field, and Citizens Bank Park. ... more   less 
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