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Very centrally located within easy walking distance to most of the major historical attractions in Philly. Check in was quick and easy, and they put me in a room with a view over the national park that includes the attractions. The room was large and...More
We had a pleasant 2-nights weekend stay despite the deluge of summer thunderstorms. This friendly hotel made it much more bearable. Its location is ideal in the heart of the old city. We arrived on a late Friday afternoon and it was our luck that...More
Hotel was the perfect location to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. The only thing that we were upset over is that the pool was being remodeled. The reason why we picked the hotel was so that my children can take a break and swim.
Recently renovated hotel, now owned by Marriott. Great location in old city, near restaurants, bars and historic attractions. Cool and hip decor. You walk into a lobby with two bars, a lounge and two restaurants. The checkin desk is hidden off to the back. Valet...More
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
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!!