I had a Studio Suite which included a kitchen/bed/bathroom. The location in downtown Philadelphia across from Rittenhouse Square is excellent. I love everything about this area of town and am very comfortable staying near the square because of the availability of restaurants, transportation and shopping.
The Studio Suite isn't going to please everyone, but it suited me perfect for a four-day business trip. I particularly liked the granite island for spreading my work out. It was so much better than the desks that other hotels provide.
There wasn't much room in the suite, but the bed was large and very comfortable and the kitchen had everything I could have needed. It's great to be able to keep food/drink in the room and not have to always depend on restaurants. There are plenty of options for grocery, wine, beer within a few blocks of the hotel.
Noise - I was on the 7th floor facing 18th street. There were five windows in my suite and noise was never an issue for me.
The bathroom was tiny....really tiny. This wasn't a problem for me, but I guarantee it wouldn't have worked for my wife. However, it had great fixtures and marble tile everywhere. The shower stall had more room than the sink area and I prefer the stall to a tub/shower combination.
They also had me hooked as soon as I saw the Rowenta iron in the closet. It's much nicer than any other iron I've had in my travels.
I arrived at the hotel around 11:30 pm and asked the gentleman at the desk if he could recommend a place to grab a quick bite to eat. He was so helpful and gave me lots of options. I wound up 2 blocks to the west at the Irish Pub and was able to get something to go before they shut the kitchen down. I have always been very comfortable in this neighborhood and wouldn't think twice about walking around late at night.
If I could change one thing about my room, it would be to paint it. Since it's a converted building, the rooms have high ceilings, and my room was painted white. The granite in the kitchen and the cabinets could use a warmer color to close up the room a bit. White in December kept me going to the thermostat to turn up the heat!
And.....Apple I-macs in the business center!
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