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Homewood Suites University City
Ranked #25 of 85 Hotels in Philadelphia
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Claymont, Delaware
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Great Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

I highly recommend this hotel. The rooms were very comfortable, and if you wanted to cook, you could. Lots of space to put everything, including a full-sized refrigerator. Plenty of things within walking distance.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Paul D, General Manager at Homewood Suites University City, responded to this review, June 13, 2014
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We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your review.

Sincerely,

Paul
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very contemporary property built in 2012. It's located within walking distance to the University of Pennsylvania. We easily walked to a couple of bars & grills that were adjacent to campus. There was a major sports event on campus, so the entire area was quite busy. I wouldn't recommend walking the other direction away from campus because the neighborhood appears to deteriorate and didn't feel safe. We went to a grocery store that was two blocks away in that direction and we were very anxious to get back to the hotel as quickly as possible.
Our room was very comfortable, but the "high tech" lighting/heating/ac bedside controls need work. It was difficult to turn off and on lights because they didn't respond to the controls right away. I don't know if it was just our room, but it was annoying trying to determine which switch worked which light due to the delays before the lights actually turned on.
The complimentary breakfast was excellent and there was a wide selection of choices. The staff was also very attentive and made sure they didn't run low on food.
Be aware that valet parking is very expensive: $39/night.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2014

If you are paying a visit to Penn for Parents Weekend, graduation or other reasons, this hotel is very conveniently located. The staff is very friendly. We were impressed with the valets and the breakfast staff. They were very helpful and always friendly.The rooms are clean and the beds are very comfortable. The breakfast is usually eggs and sausage or bacon. Other breakfast items are available. If you are booking for graduation, book a year in advance as it gets sold out. Take comfortable walking shoes to get around campus and the local restaurants. The valet will help you with a taxi, but allow time. The fitness center is basic but gets the job done. If you happen to be at Penn for graduation, make sure you take water, a blanket, and/or a seating pad, since the graduations are outdoor events at Franklin Field. And, you are better off walking to the stadium or taking a taxi than trying to drive and find a place to park.

Room Tip: The King studio suites are slightly smaller than the one bedroom suites.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Philadelphia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2014

Good location, great hotel with spacious rooms, numerous amenities, and a friendly professional staff. Would recommend this hotel to business professionals or families. Rooms are well laid out for conducting business meetings, the separation allows for professional appearance. Neighborhood is full of restaurants and shops of all price ranges. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Bronxville, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2014

We were at this hotel for my daughter's graduation from the University of Pennsylvania. Despite a crazy busy weekend, front desk and valet service ran very smoothly Location is a block and a half from campus but still a good walk to graduation but very close to my daughter's dorm.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Simsbury, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2014

This hotel was spacious, staff were extremely courteous and helpful. Rooms are quite large and having a kitchenette was great for our group. Lobby very lovely. Breakfast adequate for inclusive. Great having coffee available 24/7! Beautiful pool. Great location to walk on campus of University of Pennsylvania.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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Paul D, General Manager at Homewood Suites University City, responded to this review, June 13, 2014
Dear Harold S,

Thanks for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed all of our offerings.

Sincerely,

Paul
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United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2014

We chose this hotel because it was walking distance to the people we were visiting in Philly. We were impressed with everything but the breakfast and coffee were poor quality. Also was surprised at the daily cost of parking. We left our car near relatives several blocks away.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Property: Homewood Suites University City
Address: 4109 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3510
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > University City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 85 Hotels in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Homewood Suites University City 3*
Number of rooms: 122
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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