Whenever my husband and I stay in downtown Philadelphia, the Inn at the Union League is 'our place.' We were married a few years ago at the Union League so, yes, we are bias but the architecture and design of this historical landmark make the Inn a sophisticated retreat from the hustle and bustle of Broad Street. The rooms are luxurious and spatially comfortable and the food at the Club is old-school (think Snapper soup) and fantastic. The former Executive Chef of the Fountain Room (#1 restaurant in Philadelphia, within the Four Seasons hotel) has recently moved over and is now manning the kitchen at the Union League Club. Only Club members or Inn guests are permitted to dine. Is the Inn a little exclusive? Perhaps, but I don’t really see anything wrong with that. I like staying in a property where all of the guests are respectful and well dressed.
The Inn is ideally situated in the heart of Philadelphia – down the street from City Hall and a few blocks to Rittenhouse Square. It’s conveniently located to most restaurants and bars you would otherwise be visiting when in Philly. The ‘best’ part about the Inn, however, is the price. Our nightly rate, whenever we have booked, has been well below $200; a steal compared to nearby Ritz Carlton and the Bellevue hotels. I’ve stayed at both other properties as well and, for the price; the Inn at the Union League is hands-down the winner.
The one hiccup, as much as it pains me to admit it, is probably the service. Staff just does not seem up to par with the luxury that the Inn otherwise exudes. They are a little rough around the edges, aren’t very smart or ‘with it’ and aren’t entirely friendly at check-in. Hence, the 4-star review and not the 5-star review, which I wish I could give because I otherwise love it there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- When making plans to visit Philadelphia, consider using the Union League of Philadelphia as your home away from home. Our newly renovated Four-Diamond level hotel, The Inn at the League, located at 1450 Sansom, between Broad and 15th Streets, is centrally located on Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts. The Inn at the League has 84 guest rooms and suites, each with its own charm. Truly in a class by itself, The Inn offers an incomparable mix of distinctive history and old world hospitality. Many of our first time guests have referred to us as the "best-kept secret in Center City Philadelphia." The League adheres to a strict dress code policy. The League requires a jacket be worn by men when dining in any of the restaurants. The exceptions to this policy are breakfast Monday through Sunday; lunch on Saturday and all day on Sunday, which allow business casual. Business casual is defined as a collared shirt and slacks for men and appropriate attire for women. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Inn At The Union League Hotel Philadelphia
- Union League Philadelphia