Okay for one night, but not great A review of Radisson Hotel Valley Forge
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.