Great new beds at the Crowne Plaza! A review of Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia
I just returned from a three night stay at the Crowne Plaza Center City for a conference. I loved the rooms, they recently upgraded their beds and provide you a great sleep kit. When I entered my room, there were 7 pillows on my bed and two in the closet. The bed linens were all white and soft. In the sleep kit, they provide lavender linen spray, a sleep CD (you can use in the nice CD alarm clock), an eye mask and ear plugs. The ear plugs are nice because of your typical city noise, sirens and so forth that windows just don't block out. The bed was so comfortable I didn't want to leave!
My corner room was a little small, and there was an inexplicable 2 inch gap underneath my door (I used the plethora of pillows to cover it). I also got trapped in the stairwell, although I know in some hotels the stairwells are fire exit only, I saw no sign and was looking forward to the exercise. Well, there is a sign, it is on a clear sticker in 10 point font.
Overall, the room was great, very clean, nice size bathroom. The bed was the best part. The gym was pretty good too, with a view of the pool. The meeting facilities and food were very good. The computer center consists of two computers, but I could usually get on one with no trouble.
The concierge was very friendly, but never ate out, so couldn't really give you much info on restaurants except for hand you a generic sheet of suggestions. He was great at giving directions. The location of the hotel is great, I really enjoyed walking around Center City, down to the South St. area, and to the historic district. I felt very safe the whole time. I hope to return to Philly to sightsee and will definitely stay at the Crowne Plaza if I can get a deal.