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Review of Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown

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Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown
Ranked #18 of 85 Hotels in Philadelphia
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Fairfax, Virginia
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118 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Superb Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

We hadn't visited Philly for years. The Courtyard was in a great, central location. The Visit Philly weekend rate included parking, saving us a great deal. The Courtyard is in a restored, classic building with thick walls and high ceilings. Our room was big, very well furnished and very clean. Beautiful bathroom. Could not hear city noise. 2 blocks from Reading Market. Wonderful staff, very helpful. The Courtyard will be my "go to" hotel in Philly!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

My wife, 14mo old daughter, and myself stayed here for a weekend trip to the zoo. I suggest parking in one of two parking garages to save $15-20/day, both located across the street! Breakfast or lunch can be obtained a short distance away at the market.

Stayed June 2014
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

We stayed in the CPD hotel for two nights in Early May. The hotel is very centrally located, directly opposite City Hall and is very close to train and metro stations, as well as the terminal and reading markets.The major sites are all within walking distance. The hotel is clean and the staff were helpful and pleasant to deal with. The room we stayed in was quite small. What we found unacceptable, however, was that both nights there were parties on our floor and specifically in the two rooms located next to us. One seemed to be a cocktail business event and the other a louder party with music. We did not complain to reception, as admittedly the rooms seem to be well sound proofed and we could sleep over the noise. However, it is surprising that social events are permitted next to rooms where guests are sleeping.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Myrto G
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David K, Assistant General Manager at Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Dear Myrto G,

Thank you very much for choosing Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown during your recent visit to the area. We do greatly appreciate it.
We are pleased that you enjoyed our excellent location, in the heart of Center City, with easy access to all of the great attractions and dining which Philadelphia has to offer.
We are also pleased that you found our soundproofing met your expectations, but do apologize for your room assignment being placed near a social event which was taking place. We will endeavor to ensure that this does not happen again in the future.
We do hope that you will stay with us again at Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights mid week to attend a Phillies game. The hotel is very centrally located with a subway station and a lot of dining options nearby. We booked into a King room and they brought a roll away bed for our 11 year old son. The room was not huge, but accommodated the rollaway just fine. Room was clean, king size mattress was a bit soft for my liking, bathroom clean with a good shower. 11 year old complained about the springs in the rollaway bed. We only had issues with our room key cards which mysteriously stopped working after the first day and needed to be replaced. No problem except the line was VERY long to do this at 4:30 pm.

Room Tip: We were in 1027, which was closer to the rear elevator. It was quiet.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

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.
Kudos Courtyard!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank eminker
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David K, Assistant General Manager at Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown, responded to this review, 7 July 2014
Dear eminker,

Thank you very much for staying with us at Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown.
We greatly appreciate your positive comments about our decor, staff, and historic building, with easy access to Reading Terminal and all of the other great things Philadelphia has to offer.
We also appreciate your comments about our small front driveway and of course do offer our guests information as to where they could park themselves.
We do look forward to seeing you again soon.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

I visited for a long weekend with family and we couldn't have been in a better location for getting around the city. The service was very good and fast and our room had a beautiful view of city hall.

The lobby and bar are great, and all the employees were always smiling and very helpful.

Room Tip: Ask to face east, for a view of city hall.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Katherine S
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Alhambra, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

This Courtyard is right in the center of downtown Philadelphia. Right next to City Hall and a short walk to the Convention Center and Reading Terminal Market. It is also a short subway ride to Citibank Park and the rest of Philadelphia's sports arenas. it couldn't have been any more convenient for us. The hotel itself was beautiful and the room we got was amazing. I can't think of one way this hotel could improve. A true value when you compare it to the hotels that are adjacent to it. If we're ever back in this area, we will check here first!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank glenn_isai
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David K, Assistant General Manager at Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Dear glenn_isai
Thank you very much for choosing Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown during your recent trip to the area.
We really appreciate your comments about our outstanding location in the heart of Center City, with easy access to dining, transportation, and all the great attractions Philadlephia has to offer.
As the largest Courtyard by Marriott in North America, and having completed a customized renovation, we truly believe that we offer the best value in Philadelphia and are very happy that you agree.
We look forward to your staying with us again soon.
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Property: Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown
Address: 21 N Juniper Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-1901
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center East
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Green Hotel in Philadelphia
#17 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#18 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
#19 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown 3.5*
Number of rooms: 498
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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