I stayed here on a business trip for a few nights while attending a conference at the convention center. I have very nice things to say about the hotel - all the staff were very friendly, my room was nice and clean and everything worked properly, breakfast was nice and the breakfast staff was especially friendly... it is also near the convention center which is great.
The reason I only gave it 3 stars is because as a single female in her 20's I would NOT feel safe leaving this hotel after dark AT ALL. My fiance luckily came with me for this trip but the both of us together did not feel comfortable walking after dark. People that posted about the homeless people not bothering them must have lucked out - many of the homeless people we passed on our way to and from Rittenhouse Square did indeed bother us and one even followed us after being angered that we did not have any cash to give him. I felt so unsafe, and we decided it was because around that area at night there are a lot of nooks and crannies so to say where it's very dark and something could happen and no one would see it. I was also very frustrated because one night we tried to take a cab back to the hotel. We were pretty close but we were tired of walking back in the dark and feeling unsafe, so we decided on a cab. The cab driver gave us a HUGE hassel because I guess he didn't want the short fare (his loss, I would have given him a big tip). I flat out told him that I knew the hotel was only a few blocks away but I did not feel comfortable walking, and he didn't want to drive us.
Overall a nice hotel but we mostly stayed in or took cabs everywhere when we could. In the daytime it's fine but I did not like that area at night. I am usually pretty adventurous and homeless people don't bother me but this time around I just felt so uncomfortable the entire time. I would take this into consideration if you will be on your own and want to go out at night.
- 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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