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Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel
Ranked #54 of 85 Hotels in Philadelphia
Hull, Massachusetts
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1,123 reviews
182 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 345 helpful votes
“A bit pricey for what you get”
Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

They are VERY close to the airport. I liked the size of the room, the comfortable bed and the friendly front desk. However, when I checked in, the door was broken to my room and had to go down to the front desk for a new room, the bathroom could have been cleaner (grime on bathroom sink and toilet handle) and the parking lot was quite full so you have a way to walk around the pond. Not sure if it was an isolated bad visit or if this is expect each time.

Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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integrity_9, General Manager at Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

I appreciate your feedback regarding your recent stay. I have shared your insight with our housekeeping department and will take steps to ensure that additional detailing is done in each bath. We pride ourselves in holding to a high level of cleanliness and will ensure that your experience never happens again.

Regarding the parking situation, we are on a natural preserve and the pond is protected land as we have many wildlife. I understand the frustration of having to park further from the building. We normally do not have a large amount of traffic in the lot as most guests use our shuttles to get to the airport. Though if we have a wedding or social event this may cause our guests to have to walk a bit further.

I hope you will consider this an isolated event and stay with us again.

Sincerely,
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Bavaro, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is really nice, nice lobby, food at the reetaurant amd room service is very good. Like the design of the lobby amd the modern decoration that they have.

Only 3 things happened that will complain :

1- on my first night when I was ready to take a shower I found the tub with 3 inches of water.... the maid didn't realized this and honestly is very disgusting to find your tube like that; says much about the cleaning of the room

2- room service knock my door at 11 pm by mistake. I was already sleeping because had a 4 am flight. So you can imagine... I was veey upset; but understood the guy as is was clearly a mistake

3- wifi in the rooms sucked. 12.99 per 24 hours and so far I will said has been the worst wifi connection that I had

Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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integrity_9, General Manager at Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

I wish to apologize to you for the challenges you experienced on your recent visit. I was shocked to read about what happened with your tub. All rooms are inspected by a manager prior to being placed back into the system for sale. I as the General Manager take pride inspecting several rooms each day to ensure quality. I am researching this as I feel that this room might have had an engineering problem and was not resolved correctly.

I appreciate your understanding regarding the Room Service staff and you are right that better care should be taken.

Regarding the WiFi we will be completing an entire upgrade to our system at the end of the month. We will be installing all new access points that will give our guests an enitirely new experience.

I hope that you may join us again as it does seem that you found other points of the hotel favorable. I want to assure you that your feedback is valueable to us and we promise to follow up on your concerns.

Sincerely.
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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

I'm Marriott Platinum member and I really like this place! It feels like a home away from home! I haven't stayed here in months and I was greeted with hugs from staff. My own family isn't that welcoming!! The lobby is beautiful. They always have Philly soft pretzels when you check in! The rooms are spacious and clean, but somewhat dated. I love staying here because of staff....namely Patrick, Pam , Henri , Otis , and Philipe. When you stay at this property your family! Good location, wonderful accommodations and the BEST staff! You'll love it here!

  • Stayed April 2014
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East Kingston, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

As soon as I arrived at the front door the staff was helpful. My bags were brought up for me and the layout of the property was explained. A little chic and upscale. The rooms are very clean. A little worn but comfortable. Comfy bedding and the housekeeping staff is fantastic. Very attentive. They feature Aveda brand toiletries. Well appointed fitness room. I really enjoyed the virtual running available on the treadmill. I had never used a treadmill with this feature and I must say that time flew by as I watched myself trek through Bavaria and New Zealand! There are also ellipticals and various free weights, along with a pool. The only downside was that there is only one resteraunt. It is good but, it's nice to have variety when staying over for a few days. There is a good size bar. The conference rooms were great and the staff did a fantastic job setting up. Well organized. The breakfast that they catered was very good, too.

Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2014

Of all the Marriott Properties I have visited, though the outside area is nothing to 'write home about", the interior is fabulous. Luxury rooms, good restaurants and extraordinary service. Free parking, and a quick easy jaunt to South Philly and Broad Street, property will save big bucks versus city hotels.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2014

This was my first stay here in several years, the hotel has dated some. The lobby was just recently renovated, must say, was very impressed with that, very well done. I told a co worker that was traveling with me that the last time I stayed here they had the Most Comfortable beds. Unfortunately I think it is still the same mattresses from back then, I sank into the bed. The room was clean, it was just dated. I hope they make the same improvements to the rooms as they have the common areas.
Would stay here again, close to airport.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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integrity_9, General Manager at Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel, responded to this review, March 28, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

We appreciate the opportunity to serve you on your recent visit. I am pleased that you were able to see the first phase of our renovations including the new R-Lounge area as well as our state of the art Fitness Center.

Plans are being formulated that will continue our commitment to hotel as well as the Renaissance brand. We are looking at the guest floors at this point and hope to have specifications to start sometime this year. In the meantime we continue to ensure the highest level of cleanliness and upkeep to our hotel along with a strong service culture.

We hope to see you soon in the future.

Sincerely,
Chris Phillips
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2014

I spent one night at the Renaissance Philadelphia Airport after a late flight into PHL. Overall, the hotel is fine. The lobby and public areas are newly renovated and very nice, which makes the upper floors a bit of a surprise. They never quite finished renovating the rest of the hotel. That said, the rooms, while a bit dated, a very comfortable.

Pros:
The bed was super comfortable and I really liked the fluffy duvet covering my king size bed. I stayed on a high floor, the 11th, I think and it was very quiet. I ordered room service for breakfast by leaving the placard on my door the night before and it was delivered at exactly 6a, like I had requested. Breakfast was fine and standard hotel room service food. Everyone I encountered at the hotel was very nice, especially the wacky airport shuttle driver. She was a total riot and had everyone laughing on the ride to the airport. The hotel also has Aveda toiletries that were very nice and they have free coffee in the lobby.

Cons:
Not many, but the water pressure in the showers isn't great. Also, it is kind of jarring when you get off the elevator after being in the updated, chic downstairs lobby and see the outdated guest room floors. It's like being in a different hotel.

Overall, the stay was great. Everyone was nice and the hotel was clean and comfortable. The rooms could stand to be updated, but otherwise a comfortable stay.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Property: Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel
Address: 500 Stevens Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19113-1610
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #54 of 85 Hotels in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 349
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the John Heinz Wildlife Refuge one mile from the Philadelphia International Airport. We offer a complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport. Philadelphia's bustling downtown is a short trip away, as is the sports complex; Citizen's Bank Park, Lincoln Financial Field and Wells Fargo Center. Well-appointed accommodations offer plush bedding, room service, marble bathrooms, and comfortable work spaces. Book one of our deluxe hotel suites for added luxury during your Philadelphia visit. The recently refurbished Grand Ballroom venue is our hotel's most impressive function room, and can accommodate up to 600 guests. We also offer delicious American dining at The Sanctuary and Dorsey's, our signature restaurant and lounge. Whether you're here for work or for play, we look forward to your visit at the Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel. ... more   less 
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