My family stayed here in two rooms during college visits to Penn which is within walking distance. The valet was very helpful and allowed us to park in the drive for 20 mins while we checked in and then headed out again. When we went to our room we realized they had connecting rooms but ours were not. So we called down to see if connecting rooms were available and were told no problem-they will have new rooms for us when we return later in the afternoon(and they were).
This is a very new hotel so very clean overall. The breakfast was really very good, a clear step up from just a continental breakfast than one typically finds at 'breakfast included' properties. Eggs, bacon, scones, bagels, waffles, cereal, Egg/Sausage breakfast sandwiches- pretty comprehensive. The complimentary dinner was a surprise to us (weekdays) which were chicken fajitas, wine, beer, breads.
The rooms themselves were nice suites w kitchen and sitting area- 2 TVS. Bedding, bathrooms, amenities etc were all perfectly fine, no complaints whatsoever. The public areas with lots of sofas, lots of TVs were spic/span and my wife really liked the workout room. Having to swipe the keys in the elevator and needing the room key to operate some of the room lights was a little bit of a hassle. The bathroom lights were a little tough getting used to turning on/off (i think you have to push the switch twice?). $39/day valet parking was stiff but after experiencing the terrible parking issues in the city of Philadelphia, not surprising if this was a standard charge. The valet guys we encountered were very nice and helpful but could see how they could be overwhelmed at a busy period since there's only one of them on duty at a time.
Overall, a very nice stay, met all the core requirements and then some. Service and staff were all very nice. Would stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The suites in our brand-new University City property come in studio and one-bedroom sizes, all with top amenities and modern, attractive decor. Each suite includes a full kitchen with a refrigerator, microwave and twin-burner stove, and features separate living and sleeping areas with all the comforts of home and more. ... more less
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