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Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I read pages of the reviews before still deciding to book this hotel. It's low cost and its amazing location I thought would be enough to make me overlook the posted issues. Plus, I've traveled in Europe before, where small, old walk-up buildings are de rigeur. I just needed a bed. Let me start off by saying that I did...

4Thank Erin M
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Hey everybody, the reviews I read of this hotel weren't the best in the world when I booked the room in Philadelphia but it was in south Philly, where you can visit all the historical places and you're just one walk away from the shopping area and the City Hall - Business center, which is great. The check-in was good...

2Thank Kelo P
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The bathroom has molds all over. The toilet bowl moved and sewage smell eminates from it at night. Roaches all over. You're afraid to take a shower because of molds on the tiles and curtains. We took pictures and will send it to City health department. That hotel.is a big joke. It's a dump!

3Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

This place should not even be accepting reservations let alone $$ for people staying there. Small, smelly, dark, disgusting,dirty. The 'continental breakfast' that was supposed to be included was pre-packaged cake, and there was never any there (I only saw the package). The coffee was who - knows how old, and guests were instructed to flip on the switch to...

2Thank GrandLaw
Grand Cayman
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Firstly I am giving this dump one star to start my review as no stars isn't an option but it deserves a minus rating to be honest. NO idea where the pictures of this "hotel" originate from - certainly wasn't the hovel where I stayed. The boutique style trendy hotel and spacious rooms shown is not this one. On arrival...

4Thank cding62
Reviewed 21 October 2016

The pictures of this hotel on booking.com are not what you get when your there. I didn't even want to sleep in the bed and I wore thongs in the shower so I didn't pick up tinea. This would have to be one of the most disappointing hotels I have ever stayed in and I was up and out of...

1Thank Lianne N
Shirley NY
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This place is ancient. Bed sheets are clean , and that's about it. Furniture n carpet are stained . Staff are really nice and the location rocks . Free water bottles. Don't stay here if you don't do stairs well. Not worth $160/ night though!

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Mound, Minnesota
Reviewed 14 August 2016

You have to be up for an adventure and preferably traveling solo to stay in this hotel. It is very old, no elevator with 4 flights of steps with a landing in between each flight. The managers are very nice and one took my heavy 35 lb. suitcase to the fourth floor. He also gave me free juice or soda...

1Thank Ann M
Reviewed 7 August 2016

I personally loved this hotel. With the fact that the after hours check-in was from a bartender and that John (the manager) was nothing but nice. It was old, yes. But that is where some of the charm came from. It was right in Old City blocks away from Penn's Landing, the Constitution Centre, the Liberty Bell and Ben Franklin's...

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

I do have to say that the owner was very accomidating to the changes I needed make with my reservation prior to my arrival. However, I was disappointed to see that prior reviews were correct. I could not stay the 2 nights I had paid for. I left after 1 night because of the condition of the hotel overall and...

2Thank kimba3alb

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Additional Information about Society Hill Hotel

Address: 301 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2795
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
Price Range: ₹ 6,536 - ₹ 22,680 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Society Hill Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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“There was free wifi, you just couldn't get it from the 4th floor and had to go down to the third floor to connect.”
 of 5 bubbles G8138PAannm, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Do not stay here at all.”
  • Filthy bathroom with mold
 of 5 bubbles annon3841, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
“There is no good room, the pics you see on Expedia, etc are nothing like what they really are.”
  • Space heater
  • bed just stuffed between 2 walls.
  • Very old electric, random outlets and extension cords
  • Huge hole just patched up.
  • Space heater no room, no night stand, filthy.
  • Bed was stuffed in between the wall and closet
  • TV stuffed into a small room off the bedroom, no decor at all
 of 5 bubbles micheler656, 7 Dec 2015 | Read review
“blackout-drunk or bust”
  • city view 1
  • city view 2
  • the grand tour
 of 5 bubbles BarefootBay, 23 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Try for third floor (concierge leverl) for free breakfast - not just tea and toast.”
 of 5 bubbles snoopysister, 21 Jul 2015 | Read review
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