Radisson Hotel Valley Forge
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... are indeed wonderful. Before you even reach the market area which is at the Dom Platz and the Residence Platz, you see that Christmas is everywhere. There are little courtyards and tiny alleyways galore and all are decorated everywhere you look. When we reached the main market area it was quite a festive atmosphere. There were crowds of people shopping, talking and eating but mostly drinking gluhwein. ...
... Betty's for dinner (ribs yum) and ciders and then had an early night. The next day, we went through the parkway museums district. We looked at the free library of Philadelphia, Logan square, the Rodin museum, the Philadelphia museum of art, the rocky statue and stairs, boat house row and the shuylkill river. Then we went on a tour of the eastern state penitentiary, a former jail where infamous crim Al Cupone served time. That night, we went to a spice 28 for happy hour ...
... coast of Greenland! It started with SteveB spotting an iceberg in the water, followed by another, and another until ultimately we saw the rugged coastline, a lot of icebergs, fjords, and glaciers. We felt incredibly lucky to be able to see these things, as we have flown over or close to, Greenland in the past, but it was always covered in clouds.
We were able to get ...
... a snack and use the free WIFI that is better than the one we get in the hotel.
After going to all these places we realise our hotel is right around the corner and the building we've been looking out on to is the U.S mint.
We go back to the hotel to try and fit all our stuff back into just our cases as we've got to lug it around now,this is taking a lot longer than we think so we go ...
... is something I've always dreamed of doing and I'm making it happen. It's now or never, and there is nothing more depressing than the thought of spending the rest of my life thinking, what if... So I'm stepping out.
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in one pretty and well preserved piece, but to skid across the line broadside, thoroughly used up, shouting GERONIMO!" - Hunter S. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
Historical Traveler Reviews Radisson Hotel Valley Forge King of Prussia
I stayed here twice over a span of 6 months. Both times I wanted to run away screaming, but couldn't because of a convention I had to attend at the adjoining convention center. My major complaint lies with the rooms. The rooms are VERY out-of-date and smell musty. The hotel is an octagon-shaped, so the rooms are awkardly shaped like a piece of pie. There was a problem with my toilet-- it wouldn't stop running. I called maitenance, who responded quickly and fixed the problem.
We were offered a room in the basement near the night club. There was no window in the room and the place smelled of mold.
Leftover from the 70's hotel!
While the lobby is decent but small, the hotel itself is really not updated. Some rooms had new carpet and furniture, but it looks like it's from the 70's. Old doors, old bathrooms, old closets, and our bathroom on the 10th floor was horribly moldy. Mold growing on the walls and ceiling, and the shower curtain clips had black mold all over. Exhaust fan broken. Over the sinks in the vanity area was a metal grate...above that was exposed electrical wires, plus wood or something (maybe they had been doing some duct work?) Very dangerous. Hotel staff was scarce, and didn't know how to give directions...got us lost. Finally, the beds in the rooms are awful...sagging in the middle, soft and not firm, causing severe backache. Would not ever stay here again...
In August of 2003 I Made reservations for 2 nights in their fantasy rooms We were running late so I called the Hotel to find out how late room service would be offered was told up to eleven pm when we got to our room it was hot like a furnace i put on the air and waited for it to get cool called room service and was told all they could send was sandwiches not the full menu I was not told that when i called before when our meal arrived i asked the beel hop if there was a trick to getting the air to work he said the room would take awhilw to cool because it was so big the following morning the room was still the same temp I went to the front desk and complained The man at the desk couldnt have been bothered said to call maintenance they came and said the compressor was blown and they should move i went back to the desk and was told to wait and see how long it would take to fix after i lost my temper they agreed to move us the new room was dirty had a half a roll of tp and no pillows i complained and they brought 2 pillows not 4 the next morning when we checked out I told the desk I was very un happy the were rude and uncaring then they put in the wrong ex date on my credit card so it was declined treated me like dirt and demanded i pay with another card I had a 10,oo credit on that card and only gharged 300 on it when i got home I called the 800 number and complained the hotel manager called back and gave me credit for one night I wont be back
Great Place for Business and Pleasure
I had the pleasure of attending a 3 day seminar at the Radisson. The meeting facilities were very favorable. My room was clean and extremely comfortable. I look forward to future trips to the area. I will definately choose the Radisson. This time for pleasure!
I spent a week at this hotel in Sept 2003 while attending a business seminar. The seminar was located in one of the conference rooms of the hotel, and at least 200 people were attending this seminar. There was an problem with my reservation-on the sixth and final night of my stay. Apparently there was some sort of mixup and I was told by several people at the front desk that I did not have a room, and to seek accomodations elsewhere for that one night. Luckily, I found out about this a day or two ahead of time when I inquired at the front desk about something and they mentioned my check out date, which was incorrect. I did make a reservation at a nearby hotel "just in case", since I was told by the Radisson staff that if there was a cancellation then I would still have a room there. Only after
The hotel does not tell you that their Fantasy Suites are located on the 15th floor and the elevators only go to the 14th. You have to walk a flight. Second, there are no windows in any of the Fantasy Suites. They do have "theme rooms" available for $199 a night that mentions no windows when booking on the hotel's web site, but the Fantasy Suites say nothing about it and costs $279 a night. We booked a Fantasy Suite for our anniversary and when I walked in, I fell off of a platform type of thing that was located between the bathroom and bedroom area. The carpet was black and the room dimly lit~~no windows~~ even though I turned on the lights. I saw the 4" step up due to the dim bathroom light, but 3 steps later it ended. This "platform" had no markings or warnings of any kind to "watch your step". After laying on the floor a bit, I managed to hobble back down to the front desk. On the way down I ran into a few women who also booked Fantasy Suites and they said their rooms didn't have anything like that in theirs. My foot was starting to swell fairly bad by the time I made it to the front desk, but the guy on duty didn't seem interested at all that I fell. I left my husband waiting outside in our vehicle because I checked us in to our room and then we were going to go out to dinner elsewhere. That didn't happen. The hotel staff watched me hobble outside to get my husband. I asked to have ice sent to the room, but that never happened either. My husband ended up purchasing a cane and ice bag for me. I asked to speak with the manager and he filled out an incident report. Apparently, the guy at the front desk should have done that immediately when I first told him I fell, but he didn't. I heard security say that they thought the room we were in was the only one that had a "platform". We had to be switched to a regular room because of the flight of steps I would have to walk to reach the Fantasy Suites. The regular room seemed clean. The TV remote didn't work properly which was a major inconvenience due to my foot. We ate in the hotel's restaurant~~VERY EXPENSIVE!!! Not worth it~~ The next morning we got the bill for the Fantasy Suite!!! shoved under our door! They were kind enough to reduce it to the "regular room rate" which was $152. Considering we stayed in a regular room, I don't see where they were doing me a favor. Besides, the whole incident clearly ended our vacation. That "platform" was very dangerous and negligent on the hotel's part. It should have been clearly marked. I'm glad I got away with a badly sprained foot. Someone could have broken a hip or worse. We paid the bill and went to the hotel's breakfast buffet. The price was fairly reasonable and the food tasted okay, but it was cold. The fresh fruit and muffins were very good. We were suppose to tour a bit more on our vacation, but it was cut short due to my fall. I got home and called the hotel's 800 customer service number and complained. After doing that, the head manager called and apologized and offered a free gift certificate to come back and stay in their Fantasy Suite for one night. There was no other compensation for the vacation cut short, the cane and ice bag we had to buy or my doctor bills. I just hope the hotel will take the time to fix the floor properly or clearly mark it so no one else falls off of their so called "platform".
I stayed at the Radisson in late March. I didn't expect a very luxurious hotel ($125 per night), nor did I expect a Motel 6, but the Radisson leaned more toward the latter. The lobby is nice but the room I stayed in really needed updating. They booked me into a supposedly upgraded room (maybe called a suite) that had a small living room with a faux firepace, small sofa and armoire. Behind the fireplace were stairs leading down to a bathroom, then four more stairs to the small bedroom. Being able-bodied, I carried my luggage up and down the stairs. I was not warned about the stairs, so I hope that no one with a disability is booked into these rooms. The bath tub was not very clean but the jets worked and the water was hot. There were plenty of towels but no wash cloths. The bed was a queen and, while comfortable, the spread smelled and there was no extra blanket in the room to add to the bed once I took the spread off. Apparently this room is not a favorite with the maid, since it didn't look like it had been vacuumed in quite a while - I don't blame them for not wanting to lug equipment up and down those stairs. The circular lobby of the hotel is marble with seating areas and I heard that the restaurants were good there but did not get a chance to find out. The hotel is connected somewhat to the Valley Forge Convention Center, which is under the Scanticon Hotel. I did not find an indoor route between the two, but the walk around was less than two minutes. Be warned that the cab ride from the Philly airport is about 45 minutes and $70. It took 30 minutes to get the cab to come to the hotel. I don't recommend this hotel, but I have stayed in much worse.
Just came back from a long weekend trip to Valley Forge area. Planned this trip to celebrate my wife's birthday. The Radisson hotel itself was a very clear, bright and inviting space.
Got this hotel through discount travel site, paid $50, which was way too much for our room! The first room they gave us was right outside the nightclub on the lower level, elevated bed with mirrored ceiling and the noise of the nightclub, walls were filthy, looked like a rent-by-the-hour motel room. We complained and got "upgraded" at no cost, but we had to pick a 'Fantasy Suite' b/c all the 'normal' rooms were booked. These rooms are very tacky. This room was scary, modeled after Queen Eliz style. Copper on the walls, tiny bathroom the size of a closet, supposed antiques in the room, mirrored bed and pink whirlpool tub with mirror above it. Not super clean. Room was very scary. Ask for a traditional room here, or please be WARNED and prepared for what you might end up spending the night in.