Marketed as a boutique hotel in Old City, I wasn't sure what to expect from Penn's View. I wanted to book a room downtown for a special occasion, and I settled on this hotel because it was reasonably priced and offered amenities like a gas fireplace in the room and a jacuzzi tub.
From viewing photos on their website, I was terrified that our room would have flower wallpaper and a comforter straight out of the 1980s. Instead, our queen spa room was tastefully decorated and surprisingly spacious. And even though it was one of those snowy days in early March, it was too hot to use the fireplace. Thankfully, there was a "balcony" that allowed us to let in some chilly air to moderate the temperature.
For the price, this was a good value. There was free street parking overnight (meters started at 8), breakfast included, and we also had a voucher for two drinks at the bar. Things that could have made this place better: a nicer TV (I think we had a 13-inch CRT with 10 channels); better mattress and bedding; and, better coffee. Without those extras, Penn's View is a solid 4 - very nice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay in the “Birthplace of America” at the Penn’s View Hotel in Old City, Philadelphia. Enjoy a stay in one of 49 comfortable rooms and 2 spacious suites with the convenience of Wi-Fi access and complimentary breakfast every morning. Additional amenities include: Daily newspaper, cable television, private balconies*, jetted spa bathtubs*, patios*, fireplaces*, pull-out sofas*, separate dining areas* fitness center, ATM access, and computer access. Penn’s View Hotel places you within access to all of Philadelphia’s greatest attractions. Also, enjoy an atmosphere of casual elegance at Ristorante Panorama, the authentic trattoria-style dining in the heart of Old City. At its unique wine bar, Il Bar, you can enjoy the custom-built, 120-bottle wine dispensing unit, which is the current Guinness Book of World Records holder. Penn’s View Hotel is a true Old City gem, and we look forward to welcoming you. (*Available in some rooms) ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Penns View Philadelphia
- Hotel Penns View
- Penns View Hotel