Very romantic rooms A review of Penn's View Hotel
I live in suburban Philadephia, and wanted to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday with a romantic night in the city. Last year we had stayed at the Sofitel, which has many things to recommend it (great location, luxe rooms and bath). This year I chose the Penn's View mostly because of its proximity to Old City, and the associated restaurant Panorama. I had booked a regular queen room, but decided to look at other rooms when I arrived. I'm glad I did, because I decided on a king room with fireplace and jacuzzi, with a view of the river. Gorgeous, gorgeous room, with hardwood floors, fine rug, silky linens, and a beautiful bathroom with raised relief tiling, and orangey-gold wallpaper with white Pegasus horses flying on the walls. If you might be bothered by traffic noise, book a room further back from Front St. The jacuzzi and gas fireplace were so pleasing on this winter evening we almost decided to order room service, but stayed with our plans to enjoy a flight of wine at Panorama, followed by dinner on the Mosholu, the tall ship on the Delaware River, not far from the restaurant. Please don't imaging that the Mosholu is a tourist trap -- not only was the river view wonderful, the food was fantastic. A slightly smoky lobster bisque will bring me back. All in all, it was a wonderful evening, and I highly recommend the Penn's View Inn for unusually luxurious rooms, and a fine location.
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