We really liked this hotel. Great location, wonderful staff, clean room and nicely decorated. They had a pool and a whirlpool/hot tub, and amazing breakfast area with large selection of foods, and an exercise room. Conveniently located near the convention center and museums. The price was good, also. We felt safe there, but did not sleep well due to worrying about our car.
Another website said they had "onsite parking". Absolutely not true! There are two offsite choices. "Self parking" or Valet. The self park lot is half a block away, but you drop your car off and they park it in whatever space they have room for. The cars are parked in like sardines and it can take a LONG time to retrieve your car due to all the juggling of parked cars. Who knows how many times our car was started up and moved. You give your keys to the attendant and pray your car is not damaged. We saw 2 cars that would not start when the owners came to retrieve!
Valet parking might be safer, but we were told it takes up to 25-30 minutes for them to bring your car. The hotel does not give you any other suggestions about lots or garages where you can park. It seems that some lots allow overnight parking, but you have to be out by 5:00am so that workers who live in the Philly area can park during the day.
I would definitely recommend this hotel for the traveler who arrives by train or taxi from the airport, or groups on bus tours, but not if you want access to your car or if want to sleep well at night without worrying about the condition of your car in the morning!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City-Convention Center is ideally located in downtown Philadelphia across the street from the Pennsylvania Convention Center and only blocks from many major companies. Philadelphia International Airport is only 30 minutes away. Our hotel is within walking distance to historic sites such as Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House, and Penn’s Landing, and only 15 minutes from the Wells Fargo Center, Lincoln Financial Field, and Citizens Bank Park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hampton Inn Philadelphia Hotel Philadelphia
- Philadelphia Hampton Inn