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“Eco-friendly and Luxurious”
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Hilton Inn at Penn
Ranked #3 of 86 Hotels in Philadelphia
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Eco-friendly and Luxurious”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

This was probably the most luxurious hotel I have stayed in. Everything was great: the facilities, the staff, the location, etc.

We stayed one night while visiting Philly - this hotel was the perfect location for us - a quick cab ride to old town Philly and many local attractions.

The hotel itself was well-maintained, clean, and by far the most eco-friendly hotel I've stayed in. The room offered recycle bins and had eco-friendly features, such as a power-down feature that stopped all electronics while you were out of the room. The only downside was it took a few minutes for the air conditioning to re-cool the room upon returning. This was also the first place I've stayed with a free in-room ipad featuring local attractions and a restaurant guide.

The staff was excellent: the door man was prompt in always getting us a cab, and agreed to hold our luggage for us after we checked out so we could see more of the city before catching our train.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

The Hilton Inn at Penn is always clean and consistent. Nothing exciting. But good staff in a great location in University City. Rooms are good size and modern for the price. More affordable than Center City yet very close to anywhere you may need to go. Larger rooms are suite like with sofa beds. There are ipods in room and free internet.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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San Francisco, CA
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

Better than your average Hilton property and best location for visiting U Penn. Updated rooms, comfortable and clean. Superior to the Sheraton Hotel that is close by. Parking is $40. Concierge was helpful. The one thing that was really annoying was the smell of fish/cooking as you walk into the lobby. They really need to do something about it.
Good hotel but does not deserve the five star mobile award of excellence.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

We were very pleased with our first visit to the Inn at Penn. The hotel is very updated, clean, and has excellent service by the staff. The location is unbeatable to UPenn. When visiting UPenn in the future, we will look forward to staying there, and would recommend anyone to stay there as well. The only thing we did not like was the breakfast buffet, as we felt it was too expensive for what it gave you.
Tip- an excellent sushi restaurant right next to the hotel is Pod. Interesting atmosphere and great food and service.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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New York, United States
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

The Hotel is located in area that's walking distance for what you need. The staff was very friendly and ready to help when needed. The hotel shines as a star. The rooms was clean and you can smell the freshness in the air. You can't go wrong with this hotel, you will come with a smile and leave with a bigger one.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Fair Haven, United States
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

This hotel has the warm feeling of a club hotel but the amenities of a 5-star hotel. Fantastic staff and lovely rooms. Nice breakfast buffet. Close location to HUP and Penn campus. Many fine restaurants within walking distance.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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nbarag, Director of Sales at Hilton Inn at Penn, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Thank you for your review of the Inn at Penn. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and recognize how conveniently located we are to many fine establishments. We are an easy walk to shopping and Philly's great nightlife too. Check those out on your next visit. We look forward to welcoming back to the Inn at Penn should your future travel plans include Philadelphia. Nancy Barag
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Wilmington, Nc
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Perhaps the nicest hotel I've stayed for conference business. Very nice, very modern amenities. Exceptionally clean and comfortable with a super friendly, super helpful staff. I would certainly stay here again and will check rates on this hotel when I return to Philly for a conference next Spring.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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nbarag, Director of Sales at Hilton Inn at Penn, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Thank you for your glowing review of the Inn at Penn. Our staff works very hard to please each guest that passes through our doors. We welcome the opportunity to have you back again next spring and I would personally like to speak with you about your needs. Please feel free to contact me directly. Nancy Barag
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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 Spa Hotel in Philadelphia
#2 Luxury 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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