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... the mass of shots I took there... I would love to do an installation there in this awesome semi-derelict place of correction ...with all its failed aspirations to get criminals to contemplate and heal via solitary confinement! Took the purple trolley bus ( aka tram) back to Penn's landing and then the subway back to Fish town. Ate, packed stuff, checked tickets and booked cab for 5.30 am ! Then out locally for great cocktails at Lloyds, the nicest and cheapest whiskey bar on Girard ...
... Hall and rung in ceremonies celebrating the ratification of the 19th amendment.
To this day, oppressed groups come to Philadelphia to give voice to their plight, at the Liberty Bell, proclaiming their call for liberty.
History of the Bell
On November 1, 1751, a letter was sent to Robert Charles, the Colonial Agent of the Province of Pennsylvania who was working in London. Signed by Isaac Norris, Thomas Leech, and Edward Warner, it represented ...
... At first I thought we would just work alone, but as we looked for the first clue we paired up with a couple from New Jersey. As it turns out Miles and I could have completed it MUCH faster on our own, but they claimed to know the town pretty well and thought that might be an advantage. I thought about leaving them in our dust, but we were only doing it for fun and not to win. We got to see some pretty cool places. The clues were ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Latham Hotel Philadelphia
The Latham is really as horrible as the previous reviews are. I found a good deal on the supposedly 3 1/2 star hotel on hotels.com, but never again.
First of all, if you use a debit card to check in, your checking account is automatically deducted $50 a night for "incidentals", and what you don't use will not be automatically credited back to your checking account depending upon how quickly your bank does such things.
When I came back, I found my room cleaned, but the new set of towels were frayed, dirty, and the coffee was never replaced. The rooms aren't as nice as they should be; I found leftover hardware in a drawer that was missing its handle.
A previous poster mentioned the wait for his/her car; I waited 25 minutes for my car (and the secure parking garage is only three blocks away), and I demanded a refund for waiting that long.
Some of the staff were just great, and the others were just incredibly oblivious to my complaints.
No, don't stay here.
I loved this place! From check in to check out, we were treated like royalty. The room was perfect, the bed was cozy and soft. The bathroom was all marble. I had my best night sleep here at the latham. We were directed to a great seafood restaurant near Rittenhouse Square called Devon and had the best meal I have ever had. I know I am gushing about this place, but I don't care. The staff was excellent and friendly. Don't forget to get your morning pastry at Isgro Pastries on 9th and Church street and a cup of really great coffee at Anthony's Cafe in the Italian Market. The Latham is a great place to stay.
Never will stay here again!
I stayed here almost two years ago. I stayed on the 13th floor. One night, I was awakened by a man yelling and screaming outside in the hallway. I looked through the peephole and saw a homeless man sitting across from my door. He was screaming about how the world was going to end and kept blabbering like a crazy man. I saw a security guard come and try to escort him out, saying that he would call the cops. But the homeless man refused and stayed put. The security guard gave up and left! I called downstairs and all they told me was to ignore the homeless man! I am a woman, and was only 19 years old at the time, staying by myself! You can imagine how unsafe this felt. I will never return to this hotel, the staff is totally careless and irresponsible. This could have turned out to be a very dangerous situation for their guests.
If you love Europe, Stay here!
My daughter and I had a very pleasant stay at the Latham in March, 2004. If your idea of "nice" is slick and new, then this is not the right hotel for you. We enjoy more intimate European style travel, and this was perfect. The staff was very courteous, the room was comfortable & had a nice view of the church next door, with the stained glass lit up at night. The location was very convenient to good restaurants and the train station. If you are coming to Philadelphia to sample the flavors and get a feel for the history of this beautiful city, I would recomend this charming hotel.
Lathan Hotel not recommended
Good location but hotel is really third rate. Noisy room (adjoining with no insulation), mattresses very soft, lobby is cramped and smoky, service mixed but generally not very pleasant. Would never recommend this. The breakfast (included in our package) was good, though the restaurant was smokey, unattractive, and service very slow. Overall, not a good value.
Not worth it
Great location, but could have stayed at any number of places in the neighborhood for better quality. Bathroom needed renovation, incredibly noisy heating system, was directed to 3 (three!) different places for breakfast, only to find that each of them was closed. Staff unknowledgeable at best. Doorman stood inside lobby chatting with staff rather than actually opening the door for guests. Will not stay here again.
On the plus side--the room was very attractively furnished and quiet.
The hotel is in a nice part of the city within walking distance of many things. On the poor side, the staff were not very friendly, especially the valet. The breakfast is served in the bar, which smells like stale beer and cigarettes. For the price, not worth it.
Only if you get a cheap room
Most rooms way overpriced, parking deal exorbitant and slow retrieval of cars, lots of better options.
Good value, at weekend rates
I have stayed here twice, utilizing the attractive weekend rates available at the Latham. The two rooms I had were radically different.
The first one was decorated in contemporary style, and was starting to look a little shopworn. The second was a terrific, highly traditional room on the front corner on the building, with 2 bay windows, which made the room feel huge. The staff was adequate, I didn't ask much of them. There is an economical (and unexciting) breakfast available in the restaurant. The Latham is a former apartment building, and is small--so it does not seem a hotel with a lot of services.
Don't use Central Parking Systems at the Latham
While the hotel itself is first rate and the general floor staff very accommodating, the Latham Hotel uses Central Parking System, a most inferior service. If you visit this hotel, I suggest finding other parking or take a taxi. If you leave your car in the care of Central Parking System be sure to remove everything including the steering wheel. Their employees have an eye for items that don't belong to them. In following up the thief of persoanl items from my car, the Latham never responed to my letter. I will not be returning to the Latham and am urging others to find other accomodations in the otherwise friendly city of Philadelphia.