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“Good value for non-Temple travelers”
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Conwell Inn
Ranked #62 of 85 Hotels in Philadelphia
Louisville, Colorado
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69 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Good value for non-Temple travelers”
Reviewed October 8, 2012 via mobile

Despite the fact that weekend staff was not top notch in service, it was a good place to stay. Literally on the campus of Temple University, you might think it's closed to outsiders, but it's not. It's even pet friendly. Bathroom was huge with a Jacuzzi tub plus breakfast. Parking was a bit of a headache being about 2 blocks away. Sat night we were awaken to a routy bunch who just left the bar around the corner. Front desk was not accommodating when we called to complain about the noise and only would call police upon our suggestion. I suppose you can only expect student employees to undergo limited, if any training to provide great service.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Wallace, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2012

Nice small hotel. great staff who try to make your stay as easy as possible. great cookies in the afternoon, weak breakfast. Parking available, but not great, really small spaces in an alley behind the hotel. if driving there use your smallest vehicle. Right in the middle of temple univ. really only reason to stay here would be to visit someone attending school or if you had business on campus.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Northern California
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38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2012

When visiting Temple University, this is a great convenience. Literally on campus, with a few eateries (college type, not fancy) yards away. The price is good, and the staff tries to make your stay pleasant. They have large rooms and comforable beds, the bathrooms leave a bit to be desired but still acceptable. Not a luxury hotel at all, but clean and comfortable, and the location makes up for it.

They include a fairly basic breakfast but also provide a $5 coupon for the coffee shop next door, which has mostly just coffee but also a few pastries.

While I wouldn't recommend this hotel if you are not going to Temple University, I highly recommend it if you are.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Orleans, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2012

Excellent small hotel in the center of Temple Campus university in Philadelphia. Quiet, clean, confortable, safe. Easy access from town center ( 8 minutes by subway, station at 200 yards) and from airport ( 40 minutes by direct train, station at 400 yards). Nice staff. Grand room and grand bathroom. During the day some noise in the street by the students but no noise at all after 9PM ( perhaps because the police station of the campus is next door!!). I stay there one week at the end of august 2012. I recomand it without any doubt

Room Tip: I was in romm 306, a very nice room.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

Large and clean rooms and bathroom. The location is also very good (it is the only hotel inside Temple Univ). Cookies and fresh coffee from 3 to 6 pm was a nice surprise. The only issue was the wifi internet connection, that is usually too slow.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Brooklyn, New York
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2012

This is an inn on Temple University campus. The building is charming, and the room was nice, clean, and had a great bathroom and shower. The inn offers a straightforward continental breakfast in the mornings until 10, has cookies in the afternoon, and coffee/tea all day. The people working behind the counter were helpful. It was very quiet, although that was during the summer months-- during the schoolyear it might be louder, with students on campus.

The downside is the location. It's not centrally located, but it is two blocks away from the subway, so it was very easy to get into central Philadelphia quickly and cheaply. The neighborhood directly surrounding the campus and the inn, though, didn't have much to offer in the way of restaurants, etc.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

Very nice hotel, very clean, nice staff. Definitely reserve the parking spot they offer. Also, be sure to read the directions on the web site and not rely on your GPS. We had a bit of trouble finding it but when we called we got great friendly directions. We just didn't like the noise from the students walking by.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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TheConwellInn_GM, General Manager at Conwell Inn, responded to this review, July 26, 2012
Thank you for your kind words about our hotel! Pointing out our staff and our cleanliness goes further than you could ever imagine...it's what every hotel General Manager loves to hear! I apologize if you had some difficulty finding us. We do run into that problem at times, and there's little we can do to erradicate the situation beyond trying our best when a guest calls for directions. I'm very glad that my staff was able to help you. I also apologize for any disturbance caused by the atmosphere - while we LOVE our location and being in the heart of campus, there are times (granted few and far between) when it has its downsides. All in all, I'm glad to hear you had a terrific stay. We look forward to having you back!

Thanks again,
Justin R Walsh
General Manager
The Conwell Inn
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Property: Conwell Inn
Address: 1331 Polett Walk (was West Berks Street), 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 #62 of 85 Hotels in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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