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“Outstanding hotel near UPenn”
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Hilton Inn at Penn
Ranked #3 of 86 Hotels in Philadelphia
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New York City, New York
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“Outstanding hotel near UPenn”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

We stayed at the Inn at Penn for one night in connection with a visit to UPenn. The hotel is perfectly located adjacent to the campus. The rooms are very clean, well-appointed, and comfortable. The service is exceptional -- from the front desk to housecleaning to the concierge. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

I stay here almost always when I visit Penn. The hotel is sandwiched between Samson and Walnut street, so right on the North side in the middle of campus. Rooms are nice and there is lots of open common space. Definitely recommend a drink in the living room downstairs. Rooms are very comforable and well appointed. Never any street noise issues.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Louisville, KY
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

excellent location adjacent to UPenn. very inviting library/bar for relaxing, reading, etc. rooms/bathrooms a bit small, but very comfortable. proximity to campus is biggest selling point. outstanding!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

If you're coming to Philadelphia for a Penn gathering, your true choices for a campus hotel are the Inn at Penn or the Sheraton. The Inn is very well appointed, the food is very good indeed and the service is terrific. The bed was too soft for me, but that's my experience at most hotels, because I like a rock hard mattress. It's a low-level building, so your views aren't very good, but seeing the Philadelphia skyline isn't why you'd stay here. Virtually every guest has something to do with the University. You'll enjoy your stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

Selected this hotel for it's proximity to U of Penn Hospital, was delighted with the accomodations and the service of the staff. Will stay there again if necessity brings us back to Philly. Couldn't have been more comfortable or asked for more. Highly recommend.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

I'm an RN at a Philly hospital and was working during Hurricane Sandy. This hotel was the closest to work and I needed a night sleep before I was due back in work the next day. The roads were dangerous so I called up and asked what they could do for me. They gave me an upgraded room for no extra room and had a room service order waiting for me as I arrived. It was the perfect end to a very long day.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Jackson, Mississippi
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

I selected the Hilton Inn because of its proximity to a business meeting. However, my husband came with me and we stayed over for the weekend, so the stay was actually a business plus couples stay and far exceeded my expectations. I have been a HiltonHonors members for over a decade, but this property really has the feel of a family-owned boutique inn vs. a Hotel chain, with Penn sports memorabilia and artwork as a unifying theme throughout the common areas. Our 4th floor room was very quiet, with comfy beds, robes and other expected expected amenities, plus the unexpected complimentary iPad. Because the weather was surprisingly nice, we rode the train from the airport to the University City stop (only $7/person fare) and then walked to the hotel through the Penn campus. Lots of nice, reasonably priced restaurants are just steps from the hotel, and the breakfast buffet in the University Club in the Hotel was excellent.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Hilton Inn at Penn
Address: 3600 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3212
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > University City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#2 Luxury Hotel in Philadelphia
#2 Spa Hotel in Philadelphia
#3 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
#5 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#8 Green Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hilton Inn at Penn 4*
Number of rooms: 245
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Inn at Penn is a traditional hotel with a contemporary twist. Our state-of-the art AAA Four-Diamond hotel is located on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania and is walking distance to shopping, restaurants and the great nightlife that Center City Philadelphia boasts. Complimentary wireless Internet is available throughout the hotel as well as an iPad in every guestroom plus PURE (hypo-allergenic) rooms, media hubs, refrigerators, and luxurious bath amenities are all included in our guestrooms. ... more   less 
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