Arrived for a weekend stay and no real surprises. Check-in was simple and quick but the loading/unloading valet area was a zoo. Be prepared to wait for your car and to load/unload. You can find cheaper alternates to the $50 per day valets service by searching PhilaPark online (approx $30 per day). We stayed in room 206 and the room was immaculate, very nicely sized, lots of light and beautiful view of the City Hall. Bathroom was spotless as well. Plenty of toiletries and towels. Bed was unfortunately very soft (sinking in feeling) but pillows very comfortable. AC worked fine as well. Location is very convenient as you are literally across the street from City Hall and in center of town. Plenty of shopping. restaurants, nightlife etc within walking distance. We walked to historic area in less than 20 minutes and Reading Terminal Market is less than 3 blocks away so definitely stop over there. We did notice a few homeless persons by the hotel and the occasional request for monetary help.
In terms of breakfast, the hotel has a restaurant Nineteen26 on the main floor. Breakfast brunch will set you back approx $19 per person. You have a nice selection of hot dishes as well as eggs, omelets, breads/pastries, hot and cold cereal, fresh fruit, yogurt, juice and tea/coffee. Only negatives we experienced was sort of being rushed out by getting check literally while only there 10 minutes in midst of eating breakfast. Also not a fan of spraying table cleaning solutions near persons dining. Other than that, food was very good and extremely plentiful.
We will definitely return as its a great value to stay in center city in such a hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The historic Courtyard Downtown Philadelphia, PA Hotel is located in the heart of the Business District across from City Hall and is one short block away from the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Our downtown Philadelphia hotel accommodations reflect the grandeur of their 1926 origins and feature 11' ceilings, i-Home radio docking stations and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Our 15-floor, 498-room hotel is listed on the "National Register of Historic Places" and stands as a charming testament to time with unique architectural details. Enjoy a variety of hotel amenities, including a fitness center, indoor pool and our on-site restaurant, NINETEEN 26. This Philadelphia downtown hotel is convenient to the Historic District, University of Pennsylvania, Independence Hall and renowned restaurants and shopping. Here at our Philadelphia Historic District hotel we offer over 10,000 sq. Ft. Of flexible meeting space which is the ideal home for group meetings, special occasions and weddings in downtown Philadelphia, PA. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown Hotel Philadelphia
- Philadelphia Marriott
- Philadelphia Courtyard