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I stayed at this hotel for 19 nights and their service was great to say the least. This hotel has recently been renovated and it’s got a quaint look to it. The lounge has a very relaxed atmosphere to it. The rooms are spacious and...More
This hotel taken over by Marriott still maintains the old world charm of the original Franklin. Staff are super nice & rooms modern and comfy. Particularly remember the great Breakfast experience everyday with nice & friendly ladies serving toast & coffee. Would love to go...More
Upon my recent trip to Philadelphia, Michael Sulley greeted us on arrival to the hotel and couldn’t do enough for my family, nothing was too much trouble. As a fellow Welshman, he was more than happy to recommend local places to visit and spoke to...More
My family and I travelled over to visit some friends back in May 2018. Upon our arrival Michael was fab, we didn’t realise he was the manager as he seemed to be helping out everywhere he could doing all the jobs possible. He was fab...More
The Renaissance is ideally located in Old City near several historical attractions. If you are up for walking tours and exploring the waterfront (Penn's Landing) then this place is a great home base. Many restaurants also nearby to enjoy. The staff was attentive and accommodating...More
Clearly the Renaissance brand in Philly made a decision to move to an ultra-urban statement at this location. This hotel was a stately “Philadelphis Story” Snob Hill grand dame delivering overstuffed-chair lobby elegance and... More
Clearly the Renaissance brand in Philly made a decision to move to an ultra-urban statement at this location. This hotel was a stately “Philadelphis Story” Snob Hill grand dame delivering overstuffed-chair lobby elegance and massive exterior columns until this renovation. The chain’s business-model likely counted on the fact the area is loaded with and overserved by hotels of that ilk. On recent arrival I was disappointed in the change, as I’d come to soothe my inner Winston Churchiil. Yet found the changes broke-down stuffy walls and that its vibrancy complimented the energy of its locale. The graffiti was not edgy, it was fluid with the open movement between the lobby, bar and restaurant. The miniscule check-ln desk ensured I was immediafely face-to-face with welcoming staff, not standing in a line thst has a cavernous no-woman’s zone of ineffiscient emptiness between your waiting-spot and he who holds the key to yoir room. The welcome was surprisingly upbeat, informal, personal and quickly met my every need. Though my senses had not planned on an urbancentric interior, I found that the clever restaurant and bar were so enjoyable I had no further distraction from my surroundings. Unless—you count the blaring music eminaing from the front of hotel that can be heard on the entire block. That’s a jolt that doesn’t stop. My ears kept seeking from where this carny Atlantic City boardwalk-sound was exuding, screaming “Pick Me!” I suggest the renovation of this old-standard beauty of a hotel correlates to the changes our times have enforced on its neighborly surroundings...the moving and enclosing of the Liberty Bell, the enforcement of heavily guarded no-standing zones in front of historic buildings, and a Visitors Center as large as Philadelphia’s Art Museum. Now those are changes to this beloved city harder to wrap graffiti around.
Hi Melody, yes they will. Staff very accommodating I would ask if any of the refurbished rooms are available. Beautiful location they just need a lift. Great restaurants in all directions and if you want to see... More
Hi Melody, yes they will. Staff very accommodating I would ask if any of the refurbished rooms are available. Beautiful location they just need a lift. Great restaurants in all directions and if you want to see Independence Hall have someone go at 8am to grab timed tickets. Have fun!!