When I booked this room, I was under the impression that it was "a short drive to the 30th Street Amtrak Station." I did read other reviews on Trip Advisor, however, to prepare myself. I arrived by train and took a taxi to the hotel. It cost me around $20 to get from the 30th Street Amtrak Station to the hotel. This told me I would not be going back and forth to the hotel and Center City, as I have done when staying at other properties in Philly in the past.
I have to say that I was very happy with the elegance of the hotel. A door man greets you and welcomes you inside. Large crystal chandeliers were everywhere. There was even a grand piano in the lobby. The front desk staff was very accomodating. They made me feel very welcome. I did not use them but you could access a bar as well as a restaurant from the lobby. I was very pleased with my room. The beds were very comfortable and the room had a nice flat screen television. There was a desk area with a very comfortable chair. Room service was available, but I did not use it. I did look at the menu and prices are what you expect from a high scale hotel. My room was located on the 10th floor. I believe there are 12 floors at this hotel.
There is a gym nearby as well as a gas station and a strip mall. I should also say that the Hilton also has a little gift shop near the front desk.
Overall, I was very impressed with the Hitlon Philadelphia City Avenue. I was only disappointed with its location to Center City. There may have been an easire way to get there (bus, SEPTA) but I did not have time to explore how to use them. I was in Philly for only a couple days. I was used to staying at other hotels, on past visits, that were much closer to Center City and the historical attractions, and did a lot of walking. This is a wonderful hotel. The concierge was extremely helpful when I checkrd-out. He called me a cab and told me I would make my train's departure in plenty of time. This hotel is very elegant and I do recommend staying here. Do not think it is close to Center City, however, or the historical attractions because you will be surprised. I wouldn't recommend this property for anyone visiting Philly for the first time because the taxi rides are expensive (unless you know of the bus routes and SEPTA).
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- Hilton Hotel Philadelphia
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