Hilton Inn at Penn

3600 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104, United States | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located in the University City/West Philadelphia area of Philadelphia, is near University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, and Annenberg Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Inn at Penn Philadelphia

    Collegiate and comfotrtable

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    As a Penn alum, felt great being in this hotel. Rooms are nice, lobby is gorgeous, wonderful customer service. Only two minor complaints - wait for car from valet was a bit long (even when calling ahead) and difficult to find front of hotel (easiest entrance to access is on Walnut St. which is the "back door"). I'd stay there every time.

    A very nice hotel!

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    I was truly surprised at how friendly and helpful the staff was at this hotel. The atmosphere and decor was "collegiate" which fits in nicely with the area and is a little different from most hotels. Everything was spotless. There were a lot of nice little extras such as the Sunday paper delivered to our door, in room safe, neutrogena toiletries. They have valet parking for $25 per day and you can come and go as much as you like. I do not think this is out of line with the cost of parking at other hotels. I would stay in this hotel again in a heartbeat! There are a couple other hotels nearby to U of Penn and the Hospital. We have stayed at both Penn Tower and Sheraton University City. They do not compare to this hotel. I think the Sheraton is only marginally cheaper ($10 per night the one time I checked) so this would definitely be the better choice.

    I agree with others to avoid the hotel restaurant, Penne. It has a limited and somewhat eclectic menu and probably wouldn't be a great place to take the family.

    Excellent service

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    We stayed at the Inn over several weeks while our Dad was at U of P Hospital. We found it to be an excellent and comfortable value. The staff was wonderful, and the concierge actually took my suitcase to a luggage store to get the lock fixed when the airport security people jammed it.

    The room service was courteous (Geoff was wonderful). The end rooms away from the elevators were quiet. The gym was well equipped with functioning treadmills. We really felt comfortable and were able to unwind and decompress after emotionally charged days at the hospital with Dad, and our family.

    It's okay but not 4 star

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    Okay, the rooms are large and the hotel itself is fine. I don't think it should be seen as a luxery 4 star property. I've stayed at the Park Hyatt in downtown Philly and it is much more worthy of a 4 star rating. This hotel can feel like you're in a dorm. The hallways are really wide and they are bland.

    Bathroom is very large but the floor is ceramic tile and FREEZING cold. I had to lay towels on the floor b/c they just were too cold to stand on in the morning. The shower head sucks. I love the Westins for their heavenly shower. This hotel has those water conservation drip showers.

    Gym is okay. They have more equipment than most hotels do so you could make do with what you have. Alternatively, Penn has a university gym a block away that you could go to.

    This is the hotel to be at if you're on campus. The university uses the hotel to recruit new students and most on campus love the hotel. It isn't 4 star but it is worth staying at if you have to be in the area.

    Great

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    Great location, good service, comfortable rooms. Pretty reasonably priced, and it can't be beat for anything in the Penn U area. Very helpful concierge staff.

    Beautiful place to stay

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    We stayed here for a weekend, before a business trip started, and just loved this hotel. We walked around the area for dinner, and just to see the univesity, which was really cool. We had perfect weather, which helped, as i am sure it would not be so nice in winter. we loved our stay, and the rooms looked like they had just been redone. you do have to pay for parking, but i can't remember how much, but not cheap. great place though.

    The Inn at Penn is five star!!!

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    If you're planning a visit to the University of Pennsylvania, The Inn at Penn is the place to stay. It's not only well located right near the University Bookstore, but it's also very elegant. The people who work there will do anything they can to make your stay pleasant. The food IN the hotel is delicious, however, the restaurant attached to the hotel, PENNE, leaves a lot to be desired. "POD" at the corner is a much better choice. Make a reservation. It's a busy place but well worth it. I've also stayed at the Sheraton Rittenhouse Square and the Doubletree. The Doubletree is located right across from the Kimmel Center, a fabulous venue for those who love classical music.

    Recommended

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    This is a very nice hotel and I recommend it to anyone who needs to stay on campus. I must confess I did not expect much, but this hotel is impressive. Staff is excellent and seems motivated. Rooms are very nice-library/reading room is nice and there is a restaurant in the hotel. If you are into books, there is the most amazing book store I have ever seen, right next door to the hotel. It is absolutely astonishing.

    Monopoly Prices

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    Basically. this hotel is the only game in town if you want to be on Penn's campus. They know it and charge accordingly. The service did not match the high price and next time I will stay in thge heart of the city and take a cab to the university. Very disappointing stay.

    Excellent service - highly reccomended

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    We spent a weekend at the Inn at Penn (at a very good Expedia.com rate) and were very impressed with the service. The staff could not have been nicer or more helpful. The hotel is nice and clean and well-run . It's in the heart of the University area. Highly reccomended.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Hilton Inn at Penn Philadelphia

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding
     

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