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“Quaint Inn on Temple Campus”
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Conwell Inn
Ranked #61 of 88 Hotels in Philadelphia
Reviewed May 17, 2012

Stayed at Conwell Inn in April 2012 for 3 nights while attending a conference at the Temple student center. I stayed in the queen suite. The room furnishings were excellent and the bed was comfortable. Due to the style of the building, the room had some odd dimensions that were not as convenient as a mainstream hotel. But, that is part of the charm. Free breakfast was adequate and free cookies were available in the afternoon. Staff was friendly and helpful with the questions and concerns I had.
Direct connection to campus coffee shop through door in lobby was also convenient. Which leads to my next point: this hotel is on a college campus, so there is always the possibility of noise and activity during any and all hours. This is in addition to being a hotel in the city so complete silence cannot be expected.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 26, 2012

We traveled to Philadelphia in order to attend the convention of our company, for which we stayed in the hotel's facilities distinguished Conwell Inn, located in Historic Temple University, we enjoyed excellent service, very good attention, the rooms are comfortable and well maintained, all property is well maintained and have very good attention, the staff are young university treated us very friendly.
Returning to Philadelphia, we would return to sure Conwell Inn at Historic Temple University.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 25, 2012

I enjoyed another weekend stay at the Conwell Inn which is nicely located in the center of the Tmple University main campus. The rooms are very nicely sized, well appointed and it is a well maintained property.
There was a problem which arose and the desk staff made an adjustment that was satisfactory and I was inpressed that the GM gave his staff that authority to make an adjustment such as that. I think it is important to reerve the parking spaces adjacent to the hotel.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 15, 2012

A true gem in the city. Far exceeded my expectations in terms of cleanliness and friendliness. We were visiting the campus for Experience Temple day and decided to stay here as opposed to our usual stay at the Marriott. We were greeted with the delicious homemade cookies, and checked in with Gillian. She was very knowledgeable about the university and was able to recommend a plethora of activities. Any requests we had were fulfilled immediately. We went out to a bar Gillian suggested and LOVED it...Misconduct Bar. She really knows the city! We came back late (a little buzzed) and had the pleasure of meeting Dan, who was really helpful and also suggested another bar to us. Again, it was spectacular, I think it was called Nodding Head. OVERALL: Gorgeous campus with such a pleasant staff, we will certainly recommend this to our friends and family. Thanks Conwell!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

Location location location! That alone gave it 4 stars. We spent 3 days at the Liacouras Center which was about 2 blocks, that you don't even notice, from the Inn. The Inn is well maintained and very clean. Good bed, drapes and plumbing. Excellent staff!!! Don't fret on the mini breakfast offerings. The food trucks and places in a tiny walking distance such as Bonte's makes up for it. Why not 5 stars: as with most Inns, at least as I imagine, this is an older dwelling - they worked w/ what they have:
Yes, outlets are sparce as well as lighting and seating in the suites but we just moved the lamp closer to the bed when we did our night reading.
In our suite the bedroom TV was on the same wall as the living room sofa so our son kept our bedroom door closed to make it better as he watched TV in the living room.
Yeah you do hear college life after dark but it's no biggie for us.
No soap dish.

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Reviewed April 13, 2012

The room was small and quite noisy and the clean service was not good and one day the room had not been cleaned at all without any reasons. Hopefully the staff agreed to reimburse a part of the price for this inconvenience.

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Reviewed April 3, 2012

Our son is a patient at Shriner's Childrens Hospital which is a short distance from Temple University and this was our third opportunity to stay at the Conwell Inn. It truly is a gem hidden in the backdrop of the campus. The rooms are very comfortable, clean and tastefully decorated with plenty of space for three adults (we take grandmother with us) and one small child. The campus is beautiful and has anything you need right on site without having to venture out unless for sight-seeing (i.e. 24 hr convenience store, restaurant/bar, great coffee shop, etc). The Conwell is also conveniently located close to center city via a short car drive. The staff is superior in customer service and always on hand and accomodating to any requests. Our visit is always brief but one we look forward to every year!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled on business
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TheConwellInn_GM, General Manager at Conwell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2012

Greetings NC Family,

Thank you so much for the kind words! We love being able to cater to and support families in need of visiting Shriners Hospital. We are truly lucky with our location and being in the heart of such a beautiful and historic college campus. Thanks again, and we look forward to having you back next year!!!

Justin R Walsh
General Manager

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Additional Information about Conwell Inn

Address: 1331 Polett Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #61 of 88 Hotels in Philadelphia
Price Range: $118 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Conwell Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Conwell Inn is a charming, boutique hotel, comprised of period style guest rooms, each reflecting our quaint, Victorian-style while hosting an abundance of complimentary services including free wireless high-speed internet, free afternoon tea and cookies and a complimentary copy of our local newspaper. The Conwell Inn offers all the luxury of a "big-chain" hotel with the ambiance of a boutique inn. Known for our exemplary customer service, we pride ourselves on offering the highest quality services available. The next time you visit this marvelous city, let The Conwell Inn become your home away from home! ... more   less 
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