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Morris House Hotel
Ranked #21 of 88 Hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 15, 2013

Absolutely delightful. From the moment I walked through the door the staff made me feel welcomed and comfortable. The concierge took the time to take me through the history of the building, which for a visitor not only to Philadelphia but to the USA was wonderful and most welcome.
The room we stayed in was just gorgeous, I really have nothing but praise for The Morris House Hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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MorrisHouseHotel, General Manager at Morris House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2013

Dear Guests,

Thank you for choosing Morris House and thank you for sharing your positive experience of your stay. We do hope to see you again in Morris House when you have plan to visit USA again. We would be pleased to assist you with your travel arrangements.

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Reviewed January 11, 2013

My friend and I really enjoyed our stay at Morris House Hotel. The rooms were nice and kind of charming. Rooms out to the street are not noisy, breakfast was great. Once we went to have breakfast at the restaurant, once we enjoyed room service, which was really nice. The only improvement I would recommend is a sign to find the hotel at night. We got a little lost once driving circles until we found the hotel. All in all, I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Barry K
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MorrisHouseHotel, General Manager at Morris House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2013

Thank you for sharing your impression of your stay in Morris House online. We appreciate you recommend us to other Trip advisor readers. it is great to hear you have enjoyed being our guests and we hope to be able to greet you again!

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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Built in 1787, the Morris House Inn is a delightful historic property in the Washington Square district of Philadelphia. It has 15 rooms in two buildings, the main house and an annex where M Restaurant is located (hotel guests get 10% off their restaurant bill). We stayed in Room 402, directly above the restaurant and facing the courtyard. It is described as a Large Extended Suite and includes a small kitchen, sitting area with foldout couch and bedroom with a luxurious queen-sized bed. The sleekly modern bathroom has a Jacuzzi tub and separate shower, and is appointed with thoughtful amenities like bath salts and makeup remover wipes.

Lowell greeted us warmly upon our arrival and gave us a tour of the facilities, offering to provide assistance in any way he could. I subsequently emailed him a spreadsheet listing all the attractions we intended to see, not once but twice, and he printed it for me.

One of the first things we encountered when we checked in was afternoon tea featuring three kinds of homemade cookies. The chocolate chip were described by my son thusly: "A land of chocolate exploded in my mouth. BEST... COOKIE... EVER!" The ginger cookies were also very good, and are a novel alternative to the usual nightly chocolates on the pillow. A pitcher of hot chocolate was available along with the usual envelopes. In a detail I found particularly thoughtful, half and half was provided in addition to yucky Coffee Mate. The Inn has Keurigs both in the common area and in the rooms, so if you have a particular favorite you might want to bring some K-cups from home. Then again, the brewed coffee at breakfast is absolutely heavenly!

Speaking of breakfast, it's included and served from 7 to 10am each morning in the warm, light-filled dining room/library. I would call it enhanced continental as it's more than just pastries, and everything is house-made. Offerings also include excellent granola, salami, sliced cheese, quiche and fruit. When we arrived at 9:30, Lowell encouraged us to let him know if anything needed replenishing.

We were in Philadelphia at one of the worst possible times weather-wise, with bone-chilling cold and sleet. The location of the Morris House allowed us to visit Washington Square, the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the National Constitution Center and the U.S. Mint on foot with minimal inconvenience and discomfort.

One of the great things about the Morris House is that it is a historic property but with plenty of modern conveniences, most notably the Wi-Fi. This is a must-have for us as my son is all about the technology. He really loved the room's iHome dock as well.

Drawbacks here are minor. Our suite's bathroom was adjacent to its front door, with the kitchen, living area and bedroom following in that order. Therefore you must pass through the living area if you're going to the bathroom from the bedroom. If there is someone in the sleep sofa that's a light sleeper, this can be a problem, especially since the wood floors squeak. Also, there is no parking on site, although a discount is available at the garage across the street. Evenings can be a little loud if you're atop the restaurant, but the noise is typically done by 10:30. Finally, there is no elevator, but the staff happily assists with luggage so it's not a big deal if you're capable of climbing stairs.

Room Tip: Courtyard rooms are the quietest.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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MorrisHouseHotel, General Manager at Morris House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2013

Dear Guests,
Thank you on your kind review. We appreciate you would like to stay with us again. It makes all our hard work and effort worthwhile and we hope we will have chance to greet you again!

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Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

The Morris House Hotel is quaint, clean and has a warm, historic vibe the minute you walk through the door.
We stayed two nights in Room 401, directly above the restaurant, and the room was set up like a large one bedroom apartment.
Our only slight complaint is noise.
The train runs underground and you can definitely feel and hear it when it passes. Also walls are thin and we could hear people above our room and in the hall. However, a little noise is a sacrifice worth making to absorb the charm and beauty of the hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Thank gingeranne77
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MorrisHouseHotel, General Manager at Morris House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2013

Dear Guests,
Thank you for sharing your experience online and we are truly sorry for the noise you heard during your stay. We hope we will have an opportunity to greet you again and provide you a great accommodation experience.

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Reviewed December 17, 2012

So beautifully restored you can't tell it has been restored. Beautiful touches all over the hotel, it's like walking back into the 18th century. Cordial, articulate, thoughtful staff. Delicious menu. Don't miss the chance to experience history!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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MorrisHouseHotel, General Manager at Morris House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2013

Dear Guests,
A sincere thank you on a great review. Thank you for taking time to share it online. We are so pleased you have enjoyed your stay with us. We are looking forward to greeting you again.

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Reviewed December 1, 2012

Very charming, small hotel in a very good location. Room was warm, very clean and nicely furnished...overlooking the cobbled interior courtyard. Very quiet...no street noise. Really comfortable common area sitting room and breakfast rooms - with beautiful old fireplaces. Staff very nice, professional and helpful. Will definitely stay there next time we travel to Philly. Would highly recommend the Morris House. Exceptional value!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Paul G
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MorrisHouseHotel, General Manager at Morris House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2013

Dear Guests,
Thank you for your great review and we are happy you have enjoyed your stay in Morris House. We really appreciate you would like to recommend us to other Trip advisor readers and will stay with us when you travel to Philadelphia again!

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Reviewed November 30, 2012

Everything is great: the room we were in for the 3 nights, the breakfasts whe took in the library of house with a big chimney fire. The hosts who were knowledgeable about the history of the house and make us feeling like being home. Plus of course the location. We walked everywhere: restaurant, shopping, museums etc. We were in Philadelphia and we were able to enjoy its architecture and Philly life (night and day).

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank JoLKbo
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MorrisHouseHotel, General Manager at Morris House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2013

Dear Guests,
Thank you for your great review. We are happy you have enjoyed your stay with us for three nights. Thank you for pointing out our nice library, breakfast, and great location and share these information with other Tripadvisor readers. We appreciate your kind review and look forward to greet you again!

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Additional Information about Morris House Hotel

Address: 225 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3519
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center East
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#20 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range: $152 - $330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Morris House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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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