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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Location, location, location! If you giving a lecture -- my case-- or if visiting, or checking the school, this is a great place to stay. We had a wonderful bed, easy access everywhere and only few steps to everything. They don't include breakfast, not even continental, but I can suggest two places: one in the same building on the left,...

Thank Nelson C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would not recommend for business. Uncomfortable room and bed. Gym not on site. Wouldn't allow a late check out to conduct business call in room. Conducted the call in the lobby which was a space smaller than my room. Also located in the middle of the campus and next to massive construction project. And charged a $50 late departure fee...

Thank Bob H
GM_of_TheConwellInn, General Manager at Conwell Inn, responded to this review

I truly apologize for this experience and wish it could have been handled in a better manner, although I don't know if that was possible. As we were sold out the night before (and the night of) your departure we did need you to vacate your room at the agreed upon time. When you initially asked for a 2pm checkout,...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The General Manager of this property is fond of describing it with terms like "academic chic," or "old world." well, old is certainly correct: old, worn carpets; old, peeling wallpaper; old, worn sheets on old, springy mattresses; old, plastic showers and vanities in the bathrooms. oddly enough, most complaints about this property have to do with its somewhat obscure location...

Thank 18554travel
GM_of_TheConwellInn, General Manager at Conwell Inn, responded to this review

Greetings! While I do use those terms, I also say that that style isn't for everyone (myself included, at times). I will agree with you on the carpets, which is why they're being replaced in June - and with a bit of a modern flair to them as well! The hotel was measured for new wallpaper last month, and we're...

Long Island, New York
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Nice Inn inside Temple University campus. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Parking is very limited but you can reserve it with an additional charge. There is a small coffee shop adjacent and also other food places all walking distance.

Thank Aldo R
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Have stayed here several times most recently when a snow storm stranded us in Philly dropping my son back at Temple U. The hotel is on the Temple campus. Conveniently connected to a nice coffee shop and 2 doors down from a well stocked 7/11 if you have forgotten anything (or ummm... didn't pack anything since you weren't planning to...

Thank NjTracyJean
GM_of_TheConwellInn, General Manager at Conwell Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We try to be that home away from home for Temple families when we can be. While we cater to all sorts of Philadelphia travelers on a daily basis, being right in the heart of Temple means we love to show off our Owl Pride when we can! I'm so sorry that...

Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed in this hotel overnight when I went to speak at a conference on Temple's campus. It was great to be in the middle of the college hustle and bustle but still nestled in a quiet, historic little hotel right next to campus police. It was very affordable, and I will definitely stay here again. Insider tip -- because...

1Thank Nzinga H
GM_of_TheConwellInn, General Manager at Conwell Inn, responded to this review

Thanks! You're using words I tend to use myself when describing our little property - our guests get the unique experience of being rooted in the center of one of the largest college campuses in the United States, and yet still manage to have a good night's sleep in our cozy, comfortable inn. I'm the first to say, "It's not...

Chester, New Jersey
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Great night's stay at this hidden gem snuggled on the Temple U campus. Room was spacious, beds comfortable, and staff very friendly and attentive. Very convenient access to Septa trains for 7 min trip to Philly Center City.

Thank Steve B
GM_of_TheConwellInn, General Manager at Conwell Inn, responded to this review

Seeing reviews using "snuggled" make me so happy. Some people call us hard-to-find, and I understand, as we're on a street named by the university and only recognized on a handful of GPS units (GoogleMaps does seem to be the best way to get to our Front Doors if you simply search "The Conwell Inn"). I certainly prefer snuggled or...

Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We booked this blind based on looking for a location close to Temple Dental School. Was a bit hard to locate entrance but once we did it was good to see we were on campus and felt very safe with police station next door. We had a very large double Queen and the room was freshly renovated. One of the...

1Thank theJeepDAD
GM_of_TheConwellInn, General Manager at Conwell Inn, responded to this review

Greetings! I'm glad you eventually found us, and I apologize for the difficulty - we're lucky enough to actually located right in the heart of campus (unlike most college hotels), however the downside is GPS units don't always know the university-named streets. The size of our Double Queen rooms is a bit overwhelming, and we love it! They're some of...

Newark, New Jersey
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The guy who checked us in, I believe his name was Nazeer was great. Very friendly, offered us breakfast options and a great cheesesteak pave near by. His character was absolutely inviting and welcoming. Morning lady never offered her name and seemed distracted and rather un-engaging. Hotel itself could use a facelift, dated and boring.

2Thank sarahnmike2000
GM_of_TheConwellInn, General Manager at Conwell Inn, responded to this review

Greetings! I'm glad you had a fantastic experience when checking in with Nasir, and my apologies that you felt less than welcomed the next morning - that should never be the case! Myself and my staff do our absolute best to make sure that every guest is treated like family, and I'm sorry you did not feel that we achieved...

Beacon Falls, Connecticut, United States
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Dated small hotel. Room size is average. Bathroom dated and needs repair. Very inconvenient parking rules. When we checked in to the hotel, we were told that no more parking spaces are available and nearest parking garage is 7 minutes walk from the hotel. For people visiting their kids at the University, this is the only choice to stay. Who...

1Thank Bruceshay
GM_of_TheConwellInn, General Manager at Conwell Inn, responded to this review

Greetings! I'm sorry that you didn't have the best stay possible during your time for us. You are correct, in that we are a historic, boutique hotel - hosting 22 rooms and styled with an old-world European feel at times. While it can feel dated, most of what you see is brand new. For instance, our new Victorian-style desks have...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Conwell Inn is a charming, boutique hotel, comprised of period style guest rooms, each reflecting our quaint, Victorian-style while hosting an abundance of complimentary services including free wireless high-speed internet, free afternoon tea and cookies and a complimentary copy of our local newspaper. The Conwell Inn offers all the luxury of a "big-chain" hotel with the ambiance of a boutique inn. Known for our exemplary customer service, we pride ourselves on offering the highest quality services available. The next time you visit this marvelous city, let The Conwell Inn become your home away from home! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Conwell Inn

Address: 1331 Polett Walk (was West Berks Street), Philadelphia, PA 19122
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
Price Range: ₹ 8,234 - ₹ 11,772 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Conwell Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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Conwell Hotel Philadelphia
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#7 Best Value Hotel in Philadelphia
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“get a top floor, west-facing room for quiet.”
18554travel, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“select a room on the inside of hallway not facing the temple grounds”
sarahnmike2000, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“not near elevators - walls are thin and you hear everything”
Keytool, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing west are looking at dumpsters, those facing east have more open view.”
ssirca, 3 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The rooms that overlook the "walk" are great!”
smalltowntravelerPa, 29 Sep 2015 | Read review
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