This is a very nice 11 story hotel about a half a mile west of the University of Pennsylvania (and Drexel University). Valet parking is fast and friendly but a $39 add on per night. We had been at the Embassy Suites downtown for two nights and we like this hotel much better.
The valet is the first floor, laundry on the second and the desk, business center, exercise room and pool/jacuzzi is on the third floor. We got a nice upgrade to a room on the 10th floor looking towards downtown. All rooms face east but you won't have much of a view if you have a room on floors 4 or 5. The breakfast was nice but my wife is lactose intolerant and there was no soy milk or other substitute available.
The hotel was very clean and comfortable. I think it was a good deal for the price. It is within walking distance to many restaurants. We heard that they have a shuttle bus which can take you anywhere in University City so you should take advantage of this. If you happen to be visiting Children's Hospital like we were, you could follow advice we were given: Park at the hospital for $16 max per day and take the shuttle back and forth. If you're a parent of a patient, your validated hospital parking is only $3 per day. Save the rest for a meal. (Make sure to check this advice with the hotel staff.)
- 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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