Society Hill Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Society Hill Hotel Philadelphia
Sleepless in Society Hill
After staying at many hotels in the city, I thought we were in for a treat....a real treat is was NOT. The hotel did have a European feel but was lacking many other things such as cleanliness, space and hospitality. Extremely disappointing. Very noisy and loud, not a wink to be had.
I would have to agree with the London, England reviewer with the fact that the room was a bit worn, the bed very small and lumpy, but the shower was great! We made the mistake of asking for a room at the top. We received what we requested but forgot that there is no elevator. You have to lug your suitcases up the four flights of stairs. Room was small with attached bathroom and then through the bathroom to get to the sitting room. We were glad we had the sitting room. Nice bar in the hotel. The best thing about the hotel is that it has a fantastic location. We were only blocks from many of the historic sights.
Hmm - not sure
Nice enough place, but not sure that it rates a 5 star review as many seem to have done before. Staff certainly made the stay pleasant and the bar is a simple delight. Our en-suite room with breakfeast room was quaint, but a bit shabby round the edges. Bed was incredibly small and the room very noisy from the passing traffic. Great shower though. Breakfast in bed is certainly nothing to write home about - 2 day old croissant reheated?? Could have found a nicer if not less original hotel for the money.
Great spot! Perfect location. Brought our 3 young children for a long weekend. We all had a great visit. Will definately return.
Food is HORRIBLE
Ever since the new management was installed the food has suffered
TREMENDOUSLY!!! My favorite $5.00 house Merlot was removed and the ONLY
choices I was given was a $7.00 or $7.50 per glass choice...forget
it!!The Cobb Salad was more like a very old cut up chicken that was
more like sun dried chicken with zero blue cheese, zero bacon and only
iceberg lettuce.The prices rise and the quality is horrific....AVOID at
Philidelphia: Society Hill Hotel - a great find!
Society Hill Hotel is a delight! What I especially liked was the friendliness of the staff. More than just being polite, they seemed to care that we were well taken care of and that our experience at the hotel and in Philidelphia was a good one. We ate lunch at the hotel, the sandwiches were delicious and I couldn't have asked for better service. Another nice amenity is that breakfast, included in the price, is delivered to your room in the morning, a perfect way to start the day! The room, a bit rustic, was clean, comfortable, and fine for the amount of time we spent in it. And to have all of this just a stone's throw from Franklin Court and Independence Hall! I'll be back!
Simply ejoyed it!
Really did enjoy our 3 day stay. The hotel was very nice and the staff was friendly. The rooms were clean, of adequate size plus private bathroom. It was a good value for the money. We couldn`t be happier with the location in the historic part of Philadelphia surrounded with lots of good restaurants.
Best Kept Secret in Historic Area
What a wonderful find. A small European type bed and breakfast in the middle of the historic area. Recently completely renovated. Freash squeezed oranje juice with breakfast served to your room. The restaurant and bar is popular with the locals which is a good sign. We will definitely stay again.
Fortunately, I never actually stayed at Society Hill Hotel. I initially made a reservation, then called back to see if they had nonsmoking rooms, but they did not. I cancelled the reservation, but they charged me anyway, and later refused to remove the charge. Not very customary-friendly people, would avoid at all costs.