Parking closeby (self- or value) / nice view over the haven / restaurant was good (but to cold inside) with nice food the unfriendly bellman (or valet - parking guy) in front of the hotel. he should let the Guests get out the car and not open the door while the car is still in motion...
I really didn't know what we had gotten ourselves into until we arrived. We were pleasantly surprised. This is the perfect location and is close to everything. There is an adorable little park right outside that has cute little events all summer long. I can't imagine staying anywhere else. Oh and did I mention the view??? Amazing!
great pool & buffet breakfast
Great location, fun park right outside. Great staff & fantastic room!
Rooms were nice, clean and comfortable. Hotel overall appearance was good and stylish. Parking rates were outrageous. The bar was terrible and the drinks overpriced. I know the main restaurant/bar was closed for renovations, which explains the awkward positioning of the bar, but the prices for drinks were way too high given the bartender quality and overall market positioning which is heavily influenced by the bartender. Drinks were priced about 30% higher than they should have been, especially given the fact that I had to explain to the bartender how to make a simple drink like an old fashioned. Huge fail in an area where there are too many alternatives.
Profesional and friendly staff. Parking way too expensive. 44 per night for valet and 32 to park yourself but gotta take 3 elevators and various walkways to get to your car.
Paying $30+ for parking that should have been included
I love the energy from the staff to even the parking attendants. The pool was phenomenal and the breakfast was amazing. definitely a hotel to visit again when in the Phila I hope to visit the penns landing Hilton family again soon Parking was expensive I ended up using street parking across the street and paying for the meter.
The staff at the front desk were exceptional and extremely helpful. The doorman and valet were amazing providing information about the city and transportation. The restaurant and bar were horrible! Service was slow and overwhelmed but they tried hard to provide service. Our burgers were not cooked properly. My burger was burned and my fiancé asked for medium rare and got well done. We sent it back and the burgers still were pathetic and not good. We ate them anyway we were starving after traveling all day. Later that evening after returning from dinner out and a bit of shopping we went to the bar for a night cap and waited 20 minutes before anyone even spoke to us and then another 20 minutes to get a simple captain and Coke and a lemonade -- needless to say we walked out!
Good location. The hotel was renovating at the time, and I woke up to the sounds of construction! There was no mention of this at all on booking.com - I would've liked to know before booking that there's work being done there. I'm sure it will be fine once done, but still. Hotel staff were okay, but not particularly warm.
We only stayed for a night so did not get to take advantage of the beautiful lobby with many seating areas from high tops to cozy couches. Somehow it felt very open yet very homey and welcoming at the same time. Beautiful quiet neighborhood. Very friendly staff. The heater in our room sounded like a mini-explosion every time it kicked on. The walls were paper thin. We were wakened by two female voices and two babies at 7:30 am. I would have sworn they were in our room.
Room was comfortable and clean. Lobby was decorated beautifully for the holidays and kept well updated in design and comfort, many sofas to relax, semi private sitting rooms to relax and converse, all with a warm, inviting feel. No fridge in rooms.
Very close to the historical sites, restaurants and Penn's Landing. Very friendly and helpful staff. Having access to the Club Lounge was very convenient to get breakfast or a drink to go. Only valet parking available. Getting used to the noise of the heat/Air conditioning unit turning on and off. It was very quiet while it was running, just the starting and stopping noise that might wake you up if you aren't use to sounds.
Confortable, near city attractions, car stayed at valet parking all the time, good relaxing swiming pool.
I liked the privacy though the hotel was full. There was not a refrigerator in the room and the ice bucket was undersized. The wedding guests in the lobby were too loud, they should be contained in a private area. The valet service did not retrieve my car in 15 minute time slot. It took took 35 minutes and I had to ask for my car twice.
Good check in person Internet service
Comfortable beds, nice lobby with Starbucks coffee, continental breakfast, late room service, within walking distance to many things and short cab ride to airport
The hotel had a great feel when you walked in. It looked very clean and modern. When we arrived Saturday afternoon, there was no doorman to help with the bags. I ended up running into someone when I went to get a cart who was hanging out at the front desk talking. Also I was putting a stroller and there wasn't anyone to assist with holding the door open. Lastly, there were 2 weddings going on. From our room, we could hear the DJ until past 11:30 at night which isn't ok when you have small children and if you are a light sleeper.
Access to historical sites and great restaurants
Location was awesome. Staff was friendly. Terrible TV...too small and very blurry. Food menu was weak...not enough variety and over priced for the quality. Should not have had to pay an extra 30.00 for one nights parking...outrageously over priced and a very sneaky added expense.
Room fab! Parking fee was ridiculous!
Great location and pleasant staff. Guests in the next room hosted a party until 5:30am. Several calls were made to the front desk, but the party continued throughout the night. I got the impression this is normal behavior at this particular hotel. Wouldn't recommend to others traveling for business.
We had never been to Philadelphia and had no idea what expect. This hotel was elegent, clean and updated! At check in they gave us a piece of paper that had all surrounding restaurants and attractions all seperated by types of food or establishments. Then as an added bonus, the kind, helpful staff member at check in even put stars next to the best places to go to with kids. To make things more convenient the 1st morning we were there we were able to schedule a bus tour of Philadelphia right in the hotel lobby. This worked out great for us becsuse we only had one full day there and wanted to see as much as we could. So all this is great, but the best part is the LOCATION!! With in the hour that we arrived we deciedd to walk to get none other than a cheese steak. We walked the direction to Jims (which was suggested by the hotel staff and happens to be the best philly steak in town) and with in 2 blocks of the hotel the street transformed to a bustling city to a picturesque scene of 1700 brick houses, with trees canopying the the cobble stone streets. I walked to Starbucks in the morning from the hotel and walked right by where Benjamin Franklin had been buried and didn't even know it! The parking garage is not connected to the hotel and if there is valet, we never saw it. There is a parking garage on the premises, but no entry directly inside the hotel to and from the garage.
From the minute we walked in, the front desk staff was helpful, gracious, and went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. Danielle was a star! She made sure that we were well taken care of after our long day of travelling. She even directed us to the best Philly Cheesesteaks in town! Hotel room was great. Location was perfect. I would definitely recommend this hotel!
This hotel was very comfortable and in an amazing location, close to everything I needed. The night staff were a bit grouchy when I arrived, but Seamus and Andre were really friendly daytime staff. I ordered a whiskey on the rocks at the bar and they charged $4 just for the "rocks"(aka ice) - drink-lovers beware!
Comfortable bed. Bottled water in the room. Right in the middle of old town Breakfast buffet was so so.
Great old city location. AC unit is loud; bathroom could use a thorough cleaning -- dust and hair accumulated in corners. Tub did not drain; ankle deep by the end of the shower.
Location was perfect for walking to lots of great historic and shopping/neighborhood browsing. Parking a bit expensive ($36/day) but it's a city, so it was expected. The staff was VERY helpful and friendly, got us right in even though we showed up a few hours before check-in time, answered all questions, and gave some great recommendations. Overall, a terrific experience and I would highly recommend!
I spent $200 for a one night sty on a Wednesday, and the room had no refrigerator and it was also an additional $30 to park over night
Rooms were perfectly adequate - bed fine, our shower worked, hot water and Internet worked fine too. Read the fine print - parking not included! Poor service - breakfast was poor, service there was poor, front desk was mixed fine when I checked in but when my mom told them about a leak in their window, no note taking, no interest and no improvement.
Perfect location! Right in the heart of historic Philadelphia with plenty to do within walking distance! Staff was helpful with everything requested Bathroom was not very clean. Used q tips in the room. The coffee was not restocked.
Great location in walking distance to historical sites. Super friendly front desk staff. Room was not ready at 5:00 pm. They did take half off parking to compensate a little.
Location Dirt in corner of bathroom, pool area unkept,
Beautiful rooms with attentive staff and great location. My stay couldn't have been better! Can't wait to return to the Omni.
The location was great--right across from independence park with many other attractions within easy walking distance. We had a great view of the park through two big windows in our room. The staff was very friendly. Although the hot tub was broken and much missed, the spa was otherwise very enjoyable. I particularly appreciated the valet and doorman offering to allow us to park in front of the hotel while we loaded the car with our luggage. The drapery partly obscured the great view, and could not be pushed out of the way.
Great location, friendly staff. Noisy refrigerator in room.
Breakfast not included
The location is perfect in the center of the historic district of Philadelphia with top restaurants within a short walking distance Hotel is a bit tired and could use quite a bit of updating.
Housekeepers were the nicest people in the whole facility Let me see Spa - the massage therapist texted on her phone through the entire massage, massaging with one hand then putting phone on my back Front desk - asked for late check out, was told it was not possible because hotel was sold out that night. As the conversation progressed or digressed as the case may be, was told that I could extend for another night. Not sure why it's okay to lie to people to their face Summary - not only will I never stay at that hotel again in philly, I will never stay in an Omni again. Not sure why the employees don't understand that their pay checks come from money paid by guests. You might want to let them know how the revenue is generated. Sad day
The downstairs spa and pool was relaxing and very clean. The staff throughout the hotel was friendly and quick to take care of anything we needed. Even though the valet parking quickly retrieved our car and due to the difficult nature of street parking in Philadelphia, well worth the cost. We had a wonderful time at the Franklin.
We stayed one night and decided to extend our stay for two more nights. The location was perfect - walking distance to historical points of interest in Philadelphia and to the wedding and reception we attended. The room was well appointed with a nice view. Nothing.
Loved everything except restaurant staff. The front desk staff was excellent! I tried to call in a pick-up order, and your restaurant staff was rude and didn't put in my order.
Convenience to area
The hotel location is excellent. It was within a short walking distance to many of the area attractions. Having a very nice breakfast in the hotel was a delightful way to start the mornings. The breakfast room reminded me of a hotel in Rome, Italy. It would be nice to have a mirror over the desk in the bedroom so one could be dressing, applying makeup, etc while the bathroom is being used.
Location, Staff, Lounge, Room, Breakfast.
The hotel was located in a great location. My boyfriend and I liked the fact that we were able to walk to most of the famous sites around town and we both enjoyed the friendly staff. I checked the website before booking the hotel and I was shown a larger room. I was disappointed with the size of the room and felt like I was given false information and paid alot for a very small room.
Location Small room and no facilities at a price that is equal to Sheraton and Hilton level hotels
Location. Proximity to baseball stadium, football stadium, and Wells Fargo Arena. Rooms very clean. No free breakfast. A bit pricey. If you arrive on the same day as an event at any of the stadiums, parking lot is used for the event and charged out. As a result, the parking lot gets VERY full, and they do not reserve a specific area for the hotel guests. As a result, you can end up parking in some strange places (ie. the aisles), and you need to move your car after the event in order to feel comfortable with where you parked.
The room was clean The bathroom was small and cramped
Nothing it was a horrible night sleep I got bed bugs in the hotel
Close to the stadiums which is why we were there. Nice rooms, plenty of space and friendly staff Can't think of anything
Staff was friendly Bed was uncomfortable
The place was clean, and the location to the ballpark can't be beat. It was expensive. It was expensive, they charged me more for the room than I paid for on Kayak, and the bar to grab a drink after the game was a joke. They had no drafts, their bottle selection was garbage, and when we got the bill for two common "domestic" crafts (Sam Adams) the bill was $16. We thought we were still in the park.
Excellent views of the Philadelphia sky line to the north and citizens bank park to the south. The plumbing was rather loud. You could clearly hear the water flow anytime anyone in a nearby room ran s shower or flushed the toilet.
Staff very nice and helpful
The ventilation system was extremely loud. Breakfast included only coffee, bagels and cereals.
The room was fantastic, the hotel staff were lovely and there were nice added extras like a complementary wine and cheese evening.
My wife and I were very favorably impressed with the Independent Hotel. The building itself has historic charm. The setup is a bit eclectic, with a small entryway to the elevator up to the lobby. The rooms are quite spacious and well appointed. The staff couldn't be more welcoming and enthusiastic. In addition, the hotel is near some very fine restaurants and attractions. We walked everywhere. Our visit was terrific. We look forward to coming again and we will definitely recommend this hotel to our friends.
Historic city centre, helpful staff, comfortable room and complimentary drinks Noisy fridge
Erick constantly had a smike on his face our whole experience- He was our bell hop, concierge, breakfast delivery man, and entertainment. He deserves a raise. Our room was beautifully decorated and i felt like i was in my bedroom. Lovely staff and quiet enviornment. The temperature in our room was a bit bi polar- even with our thermostate on 65 it felt like 75. We had cathedral cielings which i am sure caused this- The vents were still blowing cold air.
Continental breakfast served in the room at time I choose Great location for walking to restaurants and activities
Every single member of the staff was incredibly solicitous, courteous, and helpful. It overlooks one of Philly's legendary Sistine-like murals and is steps from the main Market St in one direction, and the wonderful antiques / jewelry / historic-homes-on-mews district in the other. One can't open the windows, which is apparently common in many hotels in Philadelphia after an incident with a child falling out, but in New York we have child window guards and I recommend them. It's better for the planet and more pleasant for the customer to have fresh air. What's more, it would save this and other hotels so much money if they didn't have to run the AC all the time! Just sayin'.
Two things: the manager on duty was way beyond-the-call-of-duty in being helpful with advice about restaurants, etc. The in-room breakfast was good, nice selection. The walls are pretty thin; I listened to some revelry that went on in the next room until after midnight. I know I could have complained, but didn't want to. The instant oatmeal is probably expendable, so we avoided it after the first morning?
Very nice room, great location, easy access to & from room, inexpensive nearby parking, breakfast delivered to room, wine & cheese in evenings. Couple minor things - small shower stall, few things need minor repairs, adjustments - but these did not adversely affect our stay.
entourage, wine and cheese in the evening
Excellent reception staff, who were incredibly helpful when I needed to take a train to an unfamiliar area. Parts of the room could have been a little cleaner, but nothing that wouldn't make me want to stay there again.
I liked the fact that it was centrally located to downtown Philly, within walking distance of all the sights The elevator was broken and we had to walk up to the third floor to our room
The check out! When I checked in the front desk clerk said I'd requested a room with a separate bath. I had no ide that was an option . I was checked into a room where I had to leave and use a toilet and shower ateound the corner. I felt as if I was in a closet. I was glad it was a one night stay only. The fight between the two front desk clerks was not entertaining and then to top it off the fire alarm went off.
Popular attractions are literally only a 15 minute walk away. We went to the observatory, reading terminal market, the constitution center, the ice skating rink at Dilworth park City Hall, and saw the Liberty Bell. All without our car. Parking at the garage across the street is $15 a night, a definite steal. Don't forget to get your voucher stamped by the front desk! The staff was very friendly and eager to make our stay enjoyable. One gentleman at the front desk was kind enough to provide us with free passes to many attractions. The room was clean and comfortable, keurig and water bottles are made available as well. I will definitely be back next time I am in Philadelphia. The one complaint I had about the hotel was that it was often times a bit chilly in the rooms. Our stay was for two nights and each night we had to ask the front desk to raise the heat (which they happily obliged).
The location is excellent and the rooms are comfortable. The service was absolutely horrendous. The people at the front desk made absolutely no effort to greet me.
The staff were all super friendly and eager to help. The rooms are small but plenty big enough to sleep and have some walking space. EXCELLENT location. Wonderful restaurants and nightlife steps from the door but not overly noisy. Historic areas were within walking distance. Old City was walkable, but a bit farther than some may be comfortable walking however Uber is available within moments of request. The rooms have had a makeover, not the best quality contractor as some things are coming off the wall but overall the appearance is nice for a budget friendly hotel. No fans and no room air conditioner. The AC/heater is controlled from each hallway. Our room was stifling hot so we walked the two blocks to the Target and picked up a $20 box fan. The front desk girl turned the AC down even more which helped the temperature greatly and our fan kept the air circulation going and dried our hand washed laundry.
Hotel was clean and well staffed. Room comfortable and hotel a close walk to south street, liberty bell, indepenndence hall and other landmarks Very small hall ways, elevators, and small rooms. Also they only give you a parking discount so you will definitely pay to use the parking garage across the street. The discount is 15 off, but if you park over night its 33 so there is this extra $18 for an overnight stay.
The nearness to the center of the city 1. The girl at the reception was not kind, she was always on her personal phone. 2. the elevator was out of order and we were at the third floor. 3. The room was not clean, the light near the bed was out of order as the hairdrier too. 4. They had not cleaned our room the second day even if they came in our room to leave the soap. 5. The breakfast was very poor and the people in the hotel was very very strange (I think they were homeless). 6. The hotel parking was in a public parking but it was full...
Very convenient location and helpful staff. My room had a window without a view; therefore the room did receive direct sunlight. As I didn't visit the city during vacation, this was not a big drawback.
The staff was great. Always very helpful and willing to answer any questions. I didn't know that my room didn't have a bathroom en suite until I checked in and found out my bathroom was in the hall. The bathroom was tiny as was the room. One step from the door to the bed and the desk chair was touching the bed on the far side. Luckily I didn't spend too much time in the room. Also the tv had 2 lines running down the entire screen vertically. There was a bright green line running right down the middle of the screen!
The front desk staff was very courteous. They answered any questions I had and helped out alot. The price was very affordable. The location was perfect.
Hotel was great. Everything we needed at a great price. Location is perfect. Would definitely return. All was well.
Very friendly staff. Great view of the city from my room. Walls are thin, and you could here the neighboring room to well.
Excellent location, exceptional staff, great restaurant and bar. Nice room and a comfortable bed as well as a pretty good WiFi connection (best I have experience in a while at a hotel). Walls were a little thin. We could hear people in the hall coming and going as if they were almost in the room.
Location & room were great Air conditioning was bad, after repair it was barely adecuate
Front desk was very accommodating upgraded us to deluxe king room upon check in Concierge not very helpful. Asked twice for recommendations on transportation and wanted to push private car which was theost expensive option vs any other public transportation which we opted for.
Robes, shower was nice , room was quiet. 4 large men given a king bed and a roll away .... We didn't fit in beds comfortably, one ended up sleeping on the floor. Valet parking took a long time and left all 4 windows down in my car.
Not for family's & a little outdated. The location is amazing!
The staff and hotel were wonderful. They ran out of cucumber water, but we did drink a lot of it.
The staff was gracious and helpful Dust covered the room and the toilet had cardboard trash in it upon arrival. Staff took care of the problem after being notified. The cost for parking at $45.00 a night was ridiculous.
The room was very comfortable and yet stylish. The location is absolutely perfect. The highlight of our stay was the incredibly attentive and friendly staff. We highly recommend staying at Loews Philadelphia Hotel!
The valets were very friendly, helpful and accomadating. Room was clean and the tv had a great HD picture. Check in staff ignored me while I stood there staring at them waiting to check in because they were on the phone. As soon as they were done some jerk jumped the line because he wanted to talk to a manager and they catered to him for another 5 mins before helping anyone else. Room smelled like stale cigarettes and the bathroom sink wouldn't drain.
Dog-friendly facilities Certain staff members (including one valet who was obviously personally invested in getting our car out and seemed to feel genuinely bad that one of his colleagues had screwed up our ticket) Location General lack of service-orientation among staff (many were impolite or at least brusque - not the kind of attitude you get at luxury hotels) Everything (except room service) closes early Valet takes forever to drop car and get it out - very poorly managed Not a lot of services available
Location was prefect for walking around town to all the sites
GREAT LOCATION ROOMS WERE NOT CLEANED WELL. TOILET WAS USED AND NOT CLEANED PROPERLY. PEOPLE NEXT DOOR TOO LOUD, TOO LATE...
Too big if anything. 8 minutes to get to/from room
Clean, quiet, location No hot tub in the pool area
Great location, beautiful pool (with very accommodating hours) and clean & comfortable room. Very friendly, helpful staff.
Location is good. Beds not comfortable at all. Internet didn't work, unacceptable considering there is a extra charge Keep a bottle of water in the room!!
Hot apple cider in the lobby was a nice touch. Complimentary Wi-Fi not included?! Considering the room rates, I found this outrageous. Felt like a 3rd world country.
Close to Center City, comfortable room and beds, quiet for sleeping in.
The hotel does not offer Reward points when I book through Kayak
Our room was very large! Especially for for hotel in the middle of a major city. Very high ceiling and tall windows made for a comfortable stay. Long walk from lobby to rooms and viva versa. Stairway was very dirty.
The location of the hotel is the definition of ideal. Many modes of public transit are easily accessible. Just on principle, any hotel should be able to provide free, or, at minimum, reduced fee parking. This hotel has neither. Be ready to fork out another $40/day for parking.
Central location, clean rooms, many hotel amenities, ease of check in and check out, responsive stadd. Room too small. Was told I would get two Queen beds and larger room and did not receive. Terrible view of construction site.
Sizable room with modern amenities with a very comfortable bed and pillows. Friendly, helpful staff. Great workout room. Convenient central location. Large, sociable bar and lounge area. There was a stain on my sheets; could tell that it was something that had been washed/dried into place, but still a little disappointing for a hotel chain of this quality. I was given a room accessible for persons with disabilities, which I was fine with, but was not asked by the check-in staff first. The only downside to the accessible room was that the doorless, tubless shower got water all over the bathroom floor and soaked the bathmat regardless of how I adjusted the shower-head. Really, these are just minor inconveniences from an otherwise great hotel. Would definitely come back.
It was very close to all the historical sites.
great location, very clean, friendly staff everything was great-- no complaints!
Staff. Horrific city parking garage. Construction going on all day vibrating entire hotel.
Staff were all personable and helpful. Room was appointed nicely. The sound insulation between rooms that share a door is poor.
We were on the 17th foor and the city view was fantastic. Excellent breakfast buffet also.
Very friendly personell, good location, peacefull, good service
Close to downtown restaurants and shops. convenient
Great value and location. Hotel is in good shape. Staff was accomodating and friendly. Breakfast was very decent. They also have a parking garage if you are bringing a car. Rooms need some updating- which they are in the process of doing and they have the new designs displayed on an easel in the lobby- which I thought was a very nice idea.
Great breakfast. Staff was excellent Parking arrangements
Breakfasts were fantastic, both selection and the time of availability. The staff were attentive and polite and kept everything well stocked. The location is great for downtown The front desk/lobby could help a bit more with directions, or perhaps a walking map of downtown could be made available for those who don't have cars.
The woman who coordinated the breakfast area each morning was wonderful. She was always friendly and efficient. (I stayed three nights) The bedding didn't come up far enough --I had to scrunch to the bottom of the bed to get the blanket to my neck. The window was a bit drafty
Room was very clean. Comfortable bed. Staff was friendly and attentive via phone to front desk. Thin walls. Reception desk was slow as molasses. Possibly understaffed. Check-in on the computer took way too long especially having already provided all my details online. Dried creamer packets for the coffee in room is disgusting.
Right in the city close to lots of tourist destinations. Beds are incredibly comfy, and loved the microwave/fridge/keurig combo. Very close to some dodgy parts of town. Parking is outrageously difficult to find on street (and I'm from NYC). Just pay the insane fee for the parking garage, it's worth it. On street is $9 for3 hours anyways. The hotel itself wasn't terrible with clean rooms, a pool/hot tub area and decent exercise facilities. The whole place was a bit dark and I felt compelled to turn on all the lights in the room and it still felt dark. Other than the hotel feeling dark and a bit old it was a pleasant stay.
The maid services was very helpful. The staff downstairs was unfailingly friendly, even with the difficult customer in front of me. I loved my stay. I kept running out of creamer and asking for more. I probably just use too much. They always brought it up for me right away.
Very convenient location for visiting our local office. Congested area, difficult parking, lots of traffic. (standard downtown Philadelphia)
Good location, not very crowded. N/A
onvenient, good service, clean room
The staff answered questions. They were well trained My husband and I were bit by bed bugs. There were you ha kids running around the entire hotel all night long making noise. We attempted to go in the pool many children unsupervised over crowded. I'm sure many of the teenagers who were staying at the hotel had no business being there
Room was dirty and disgusting
Location central to everything we came to do. Everything was great! Staff was very friendly and helpful.
Breakfast was very good. Dining room good ambiance. Wait staff were excellent. Air conditioning was too noisy. No night light for bathroom.
Convenient location, helpful staff. Complicated garage access.
So close and convenient to Jefferson Station train stop. If you are planning on using public transport to get from the airport to the hotel and back, you can't beat the location. It was also close to restaurants and within walking distance to historic Philadelphia attractions. Was traveling with my seven year old and I felt safe in the neighborhood. Staff was very friendly and very helpful! Restaurant in hotel had good options. Everything was clean and in good shape. Pool area and exercise room left a little to be desired but were good enough for my son to enjoy and for me to get a vacation sized workout.
Parking was 34 a day. that was rediculace after spending that much on my stay.
I think the front desk staff were amazing- it was the quickest chec-in and check-out I've ever experienced. The cookies upon check-in were literally a warm touch. The room was a decent size- with a great view of the city from the eighth floor. The pool hours were until 11pm- which was great because I got in on the late side. There was also a decent gym and a sauna with lockers that you could put a code in and use. The decor in the room was somewhat dated and showing its age. The bathroom was small and it took maneuvering to close the door. If you need absolute quite to sleep it may be a problem because you can hear the traffic from the 8th floor and any hallway activity as well. The cleaning people knocked at 8am to clean- when I was checking out anyway, so I could of done without the disruption.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Philadelphia Center City is a class act! From the efficient, friendly check in to check out, we were treated as special guests. The staff actually cared that we had a pleasant, comfortable stay. We asked the staff for recommendations on moderately priced restaurants close-by and were pleased with our choice from their list. Our room was comfortable, quiet, pleasantly decorated and well stocked with adequate amenities. This is our third year staying at the Double Tree for the annual Philadelphia Flower Show and we have never been disappointed.
AMAZING CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!
We booked the best suite on the 26th floor for our wedding night. The hotel gave two sets of our room key out so when we went up to sleep at 2am after our wedding, there was someone else's items in our room. They downgraded us to the open room on the 8th floor. I was not given a refund as the manager said it was an equivalent room... It wasn't. :(
Location Needs some room improvement, maybe paint
Location was great and rooms were overall quite clean. A little beaten up, but otherwise quaint. Lobby bar and front desk staff were very nice. Someone trying to get into our room in the middle of the night and the cleaning staff thinking 830 am is an okay time to come clean the room.
The view of center city was PHENOMENAL. The beds were extremely comfortable. Breakfast was not included. Only four elevators for the entire hotel, which meant in the morning we waited for five elevators until we found one with enough room to send half our family down, then had to wait again to get the rest of us down (there are only four of us). We still had to physically check out at the front desk, which had a line. Most hotels don't require that anymore. Very small pool. No free WiFi.
Parking was easy, front desk staff was polite and helpful - but housekeeping was loud and crass outside of our room in the early hours. Be careful if you are located in room 1602 - the housekeeping staff 'breakroom' is right outside your door. Directions for ice would have been nice - rather than the scavenger hunt I ended up going on.
staff had great attitudes and were outgoing. rooms were clean and well maintained. as expected for a hilton. tv in room was rather small. rooms were connected by doors without request which led to sound pollution from other rooms.
We liked that everyone was friendly and welcoming even the guests. Philadelphia was beautiful and will most likely visit again soon. The only thing we didn't like was that we had to pay for parking. Normally if you're a guest it's free to park so it was a bit odd. Also that wifi was not free as well.
We had to checkout for an early flight. It would have been nice to have coffee and fruit in the lobby.
the pool no restaurant...a little pricey
Nothing! We chose it because it was the only available hotel for that weekend with a reasonable price. Bad location, weird neighbourhood, dirty rooms, disgusting breakfast and the staff barely spoke English. Will not come back and definitely not recommend it to anyone. Unreasonable price considering the location. Altogether, this was an unpleansant stay for us.
Breakfast Location was not accurate
Nice restaurant. Large rooms. No public transport for Philadelphia. Rooms not very clean. Breakfast of very low quality. Staff unfriendly.
It looked good on the outside and for the most part on the inside. But it had its problems elsewhere. Hotel staff charged me $3 without telling me what for or telling me at all until I found out on my card app. AC unit didn't work in my room and they had the whole day to get it fixed but when I get back to the hotel at 8pm I find it hasn't been fixed! Then they took their time replacing the unit.
Nice staff, helpfull. Good location. Some of the fittings were in need of repair - In our sons room the electric wall socket had a hole enxt to it - and in our room there was no plug in the wash basin.
. The restaurant in the motel which had appealed to us was closed and did not look as if it was opening again. . We did not have hot water after 7 am. They really need a new hot water heater. Luckily I took a shower at 6 but my husband didn't have any hot water. . But you did not feel safe in that neighborhood after dark. Such constrasts... There was broken glass on the driveway where we parked. The bed was very comfortable. The motel had been very beautiful some time ago.there was a nice refeigerator and microwave in the room. For the price it was good. There was a marvelous restaurant only a couple of blocks away. Had one of the best meals and at a wonderful price
Comfortable bed Noisy
Very Comfortable especially for the price Getting off the highway trying to merge into the hotel could cause an accident!!!
The price relative to other Philly area hotels seemed good...breakfast was good; check-in was handled nicely Inconvenient location; hard to get to coming from Philly; security in doubt as neither outer door at end of unit closed/locked; hot water took too long to come through; TV was old, dated, poor definition and color; bathroom sink stopped up and drained poorly; fridge didn't get cold enough to keep foods; room seemed musty/dusty
NO! I had a smoking room, which is always (in any hotel) never up to par, but this room left something to be desired. Room 203 to be exact. There were cigarette burns EVERYWHERE. The nightstands, the sink, countertop, even the soap holder in the shower had a burn mark! The curtains and lamps were brown from the nicotine (regular washing would've done this wonders) and the room stunk of smoke. I slept in Sat morning and when I called for housekeeping at arund 4pm they told me i'd have to take care of it myself. I requested new linens and garbage bags and cleaned the place up myself (so what did I pay for?). The service desk reps were also very rude. They made me wait upon check in to count change! Rediculous. I asked a woman for packets of coffee and no smile or common courtesy.
Good hotel for travelling cross-country for 1-2 days stops. Rooms are nice and clean. Price is excellent. Hotel situated near road and it is noisy at the night-morning time because of trucks and buses.
Staff professionalism King size bed. Clean room. People in the room next door were talking loudly until 2 am! The first night I got absolutely no sleep. It required a cab ride to get to my conference at the Conference Center.
Beautiful hotel. Great staff. Poor sound control between rooms. I could easily hear conversations next door.
Everything, happy staff, welcoming, clean rooms, awesome views, definitely would recommend this hotel.
Everything. Service, quality . Towels could be upgraded.
My room had everything I needed. The location is excellent. The hotel offers free wifi and hot breakfast. They charged me $70 for incidentals at check in without telling me about the amount. I noticed it, because my credit card company emailed me about the charge. Also there was a strange charge ($0.01) after check out. I need to figure out what it was for.
Not a good bed at all. Otherwise everything was pretty good. Nothing special though.
Location is good, although there are 2 different Marriott hotels next door. We went to the wrong one first and already had valet parked our car before we realized it was the hotel next door. Received an email confirming room would be ready by 3, upon arrival at 4 we were notified room was not ready and would be 45min. We were told they would call us when ready but after hour an a half of no call we went back to find there was a credit card issue which could have easily been resolved if they would have called. Wasted time wandering around downtown
The location was great, room and hotel was beautifully decorated, and the price was so reasonable. I would definitely come back! $50 to park your car is kind of expensive but you get a full 24 hours.
Everything, location was great for everyone to enjoy. There's a Marriott with full service next door, a Hard Rock and bunch or restaurants. Is also located on a historical area. N/a
The hotel was beautiful, the employees were very kind, and the room was perfect for our overnight stay. We walked to the Reading terminal market, and we were across the street from the subway station. Couldn't have asked for a better location! The valet parking was a bit pricey but it was very convenient and no stress.
This was out 4th time staying and it was just as before. Clean friendly convenient and FANCY! It's a little hard to grab a cab/uber out front, but that's the city. No reflection on the hotel at all.
We had a wonderful stay at this clean modern hotel... It's location could not have been any better. Will definitely stay here again.
I loved the building it was very classic Philadelphia and very comfortable. It was very clean and the rooms were well kept. The bed was extremely comfortable! The night staff didn't seem as up beat as the morning staff - but then again they are working nights. They did their jobs and got my room key to me in very little time. :)
When I arrived to the marriott to find out kayak never reserved my room, the kind marriott staffer jumped into action (and also revealed this was the 4th time that week that he had to deal with kayak's inefficiency)
Location My room was not ready till 5pm.
It would be nice to have some kind if discounted parking. Also, we had dinner in the hotel's restaurant and would only give it 1-2 star. Would not eat there again.
The room was gorgeous and the staff were very nice. The bed was way too soft. And the walls are thin so we we were woken up through the night by a group next door to us. We finally called the front desk at 4:30 and they addressed the issue.
Hotel was clean, staff was attentive and courteous. The rooms were beautifully appointed, and when our booked room wasn't available, we were upgraded into a corner room executive suite overlooking historic City Center. Pool wasn't heated.
Location was perfect for where we needed to be. Staff was friendly. Room and lobby were very nice.
Perfectly situated in the city centre, comfy beds, stylish interior and a good price.
Close to Convention Center and easy to get to subway/ markets
Nice scam. Needed a 48-hour cancellation notice. Unfortunately I didn't know I wasn't going to make it until 24 hours prior. Nice way to make money. 100℅ margin!!
Clean, comfortable, friendly and well located at a reasonable price
Friendly, helpful staff.