We went to Philadelphia to celebrate our 1 year anniversary and could not have felt more at home than we did at the Morris House.
First, let me tell you, this is an excellently executed Hotel/B&B hybrid. Built in an old house, you would think there would be some shabbiness and some weird smells - Not true at all!!! The rooms are wonderfully clean with impeccable historic design. I cannot write this review without mentioning our spacious the rooms are. Truly, this hotel felt like home away from home.
The staff were amazing as well. We arrived very early in the morning (about 6 hours ahead of check-in). They stored our bags and immediately offered us a complimentary breakfast. All three members of the staff we interacted with (Samantha, Lenka and Lowel?) were incredibly knowledgeable about Philadelphia and extremely pleasant. You couldn't ask for better service.
Here are some pros and cons about the Morris House Hotel
+LOCATION! Literally, a two minute walk to Independence Hall. So close to all the historic places that we were able to go back for a quick nap and afternoon tea (really, we just ate the cookies).
+Complimentary Services - breakfast (delicious), afternoon tea (lovely), free wifi (a little spotty, but still great), fully outfitted like a hotel (hair dryer, toiletries) - they even have umbrellas to rent (free but they hold your credit card number in case you don't return it) in the event of unpleasant weather.
+Cozy rooms. Modern heating and cooling make the rooms very comfortable. Tons of storage for items. Comfortable beds.
+Emphasis on safety. The Morris House has taken great care to ensure the safety of their guests and ease any stress. Fabulously done!
Cons: (These were not cons for us, but could be for other people)
-Directly over the Philadelphia Metro. Occasionally, the passing trains underneath would shake the house. Noticeable if you were awake but was not so bad that I woke up during the night (I'm a very light sleeper).
-Holds Events. Hotel hosts many weddings and events. We were on the 3rd floor and couldn't hear a thing, but I'm not sure about the lower floors.
-Room Service is absurdly priced - though it is more of a B&B than hotel, so that makes sense.
For reference, we stayed in room 301.
We would recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to Philadelphia - though please read the fine print (historic house = no elevator and not best suited for children). You definitely get your moneys worth here. Can't wait to go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This national historic landmark, renovated into a luxury boutique hotel, offers cozy accommodations and elegantly combines 18th century charm with all of today's modern conveniences.The Morris House Hotel offers uniquely decorated rooms, complete with charming views of the private garden or city. Free Wi-Fi is included.Guests at the hotel can enjoy a delicious continental breakfast every morning and afternoon tea with homemade cookies. M Restaurant, located on site, features French-inspired cuisine and a garden patio.Only a short distance from the Morris House are some of Philadelphia's main attractions. Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell are moments away. A number of world-renowned restaurants, shops and theaters are also within walking distance. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Morris Hotel Philadelphia