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Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City - Convention Center
Ranked #29 of 85 Hotels in Philadelphia
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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94 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Just a place to stay, nothing more.”
Reviewed September 25, 2008

Was here on business. Is good for just your basics. Was clean and fairly comfortable. Nothing too spectacular. Would stay elsewhere if this was not booked for me. Staff was friendly enough. There is nothing good around to walk to if you are looking for some place to go in the evening. I think there are better choices in Philly.

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Hamptonphillygm, General Manager at Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City - Convention Center, responded to this review, October 3, 2008
The Hampton Inn Philadelphia Convention Center is located in Center City Philadelphia. If you are familiar with Philadelphia, you know that it is not like NY and has a different atmosphere. Attractions as well as places to eat are scattered all over the city. We are within 5 blocks of all the Historical Attractions, two blocks from Maggianos, the Melting Pot, Chilis, Field House Sports bar and Hard Rock Cafe as well as China Town. 5-10 blocks from the Theater District, Midtown Village as well as The Gallery and the largest Macy's for shopping. If you stay in a City, walking to" things to do" comes with the territory. Experience Philadelphia, to get your historical fix and stay at the Hampton...your satisfaction is guaranteed!
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Oldham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2008

All Staff were pleasant and extremely helpful. The cleanliness of the room was the main problem, definately needed a good hoover and both the valances were soiled yak, thankfully, nothing we actually had to sleep on or next too. On the second night of our stay the fire alarm went off at 3am and despite being allowed back inside the hotel, the staff did not/could not disarm this verbal alerting/alarm from blaring for a further hour into the rooms. The only saving grace of that issue for me is that thankfully they had a successful fire procedure in place,

None the less the positives are the hotel is in a reasonably central location, close to the main historic attractions, i.e Liberty Bell Centre, Independence Hall, also within short walking distance of Reading Terminal market, Chinatown and various shops and good sized mall. We went for a wonderful italian meal at Maggios Little Italy on Filbert Street, but the portions are huge and incredibly over facing (we were ignorant of the fact these portions are apparently mean't for sharing). Definately go to South street, for Jim's Philly Cheesesteaks - really are delicious.

Even though we never heard any building work during our stay, there is currently a large building development taking place right in front of this hotel, and it is fenced all the way up next to the convention centre, if out later at night I would strongly recommend getting a cab, unless you are part of a large group, as this stretch seems long and isolated, as is Race Street, which leads to Chinatown.

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  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2008

This Hampton is directly across from the rear side of the Philadelphia Convention Center. Walk a block and you are at its main entrance and right by Reading Terminal Market. All the historical sites are within walking distance as is plenty of shopping and restaurants. Valet parking is $20/day. Right now hotel pricing might be favorable as the convention center is expanding so there is a large empty lot across from the hotel. I would expect construction will be starting soon. While not picturesque, the benefits of the hotel may still make your stay worth it. The rooms and amenities are typical Hampton. The staff is very friendly. For a hotel in downtown Philly and from a price standpoint my guess is the Hampton would be hard to beat.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2008

Top notch all the way around. Suite was big, clean & comfortable and included a small fridge & microwave. Bed was the most comfortable I've ever slept in at a hotel. Staff very friendly, Free hot breakfast very nice, kids had plenty to eat. 4 computers with free internet access on lower floor near pool/hot tub/exercise room.
Parking is at a public lot a block up and across the street for $20/day. Location is across from the Convention Center, on the edge of China Town, walking distance to most major attractions (Indep Hall, Liberty Bell, Constitution Center, US Mint, City Hall, Reading Terminal). You really can't do better for a reasonably priced suite, highly recommend.

  • Liked — Big comfortable suite, great price & location
  • Disliked — No onsite parking
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
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Delray Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2008

With my daughter about to go to college at University City, on the west part of Philadelphia, my wife and I booked the Hampton Inn acroos the Convention Center because it looked pretty central to all the attractions of Philadelphia (very important if you don't have a car). The hotel is just two blocks from Reading Market and the subway to Old City (the colonial landmarks are there) . Chinatown is only one block away and Independence Center (Liberty Bell and Independence Hall) just a 20-minute walk away.
The hotel is comfortable and the staff very acommodating. On the day of arrival I asked to be changed from a double to a suite. For a minimal increase on the price of the room we spent the night in a comfortable king size bedroom (while my daughter slept in the living room). The included breakfast was OK (scrambled eggs, muffins, bagels, potatos, coffee, juices, etc.) and better than the 'continental' servings at other hotels.
I would recommend this hotel for parents of students at University City (if the hotels there are full) since this Hampton Inn is only two short blocks to the 'Drexel Shuttle' that takes you to University City in less than 7 minutes.

  • Liked — Accommodating staff, comfortable room and location
  • Disliked — Parking quite expensive
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled on business
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Lyndhurst, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 24, 2008

Staff and service were great. We checked in very late and they were very helpful. There was a great selection for the breakfast in the morning. The pool was great too! I would definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with friends
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Tulsa, OK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2008

The location was okay, close to subway and a few blocks to catch the city tour bus/trolley. Nice hotel w/valet, concierge, and doorman. Breakfast is okay. Loved Philly.

  • Liked — Attractiveness--very nice Hampton Inn
  • Disliked — parking fee $20--24
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
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Property: Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City - Convention Center
Address: 1301 Race St, corner of 13th St. and Race St., Philadelphia, PA 19107-1517
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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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