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“Heart of Penn, close to Center City, great hotel”
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Hilton Inn at Penn
Ranked #3 of 86 Hotels in Philadelphia
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Heart of Penn, close to Center City, great hotel”
Reviewed 4 November 2012

This Hilton-run hotel is on the Penn campus and very close to Drexel. Local bus and subway line stops with rapid connection to center city are minutes away, making this a convenient place to stay if you need to get to center city Philadelphia. The rooms are spacious, recently updated, very nicely decorated and very quiet. Penne restaurant, the hotel restaurant, has very good Italian food at reasonable prices. Public spaces are superb, including a library lounge. The staff are very accommodating. A wide variety of cafes and restaurants are within easy walking distance.

Room Tip: Rooms opposite the street side might be a bit quieter.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 4 November 2012

I read that the Penn Tower had bad reviews so this is the second closest hotel to the Penn campus and hospitals. Despite being an "Inn" this is a true 4* hotel. Super comfy beds, clean and high end bathrooms and courteous staff. I've stayed her several times on overnight business trips and would definitely recommend this place as the spot to be around the Penn campus. Best to use discount rate since regular price can be high. The breakfast buffet is also fantastic with custom made omelettes!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Greenwich,CT
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Reviewed 31 October 2012

I sayed at this hotel in a suite with a separate living /dining area, bedroom, spacious bath and kitchenette during our Univeristy of Pennsylvania's alumni Homecomiong Weekend.
I booked the Philly Leisure package which is an exceptional value including full breakfast each morning, free parking, $25 credit at Penne restaurant, and 4 subway tokens. The suite was spacious with upscale furnishings, fixtures and walls of windows. The cost was the same for a suite at the Sheraton University City a block away but without the amenities. There is no comparison! I even took pictures of the luxurious bathroom so that I can renovate my bathroom at home in the same style and design!
Lynette in accounting at the executive office was very efficient and helped me with an item on my bill after I departed. She was efficient, pleasant, and provided excellent customer service.
I will be staying at the Inn at Penn frequently now that my son is a student there!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 29 October 2012

I stay in this hotel with my wife for one week. The rooms are spacious, luxury decorated with all the benefits of modern hotel. The location is great for visitors of the University of Philadelphia and the restaurant serves very good food for reasonable prices.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 26 October 2012

Not what you would expect from a Hilton. Although, I feel many of them are slipping. Ther service was not great, pretty much forgettable, just like the decor. The positive is, that it is right on Penn's campus but there are other options too that we will try next time.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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nbarag, Director of Sales at Hilton Inn at Penn, responded to this review, 29 October 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share feedback on your recent stay with us. We are glad to hear our location and wifi were positive notes in your stay. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed in your experience during your stay with us. At Hilton, we always aim to ensure every guest feels cared for, valued and respected. Your feedback on our service and breakfast offerings has been shared with our team and it will help us to better deliver this brand promise moving forward. Guest satisfaction is very important to us and we try hard to make sure all of our guests have a rewarding stay.

Thank you again for your feedback and we hope you will consider staying with us again.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

One of the nicest hotels i've stayed. It is expensive, but you get what you pay for. It feels very pleasant all throughout. Love the interior, the bed, the pillows and the toiletries (Peter Thomas Roth). I feel pampered. It was a very enjoyable stay. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 October 2012

This hotel was a great hotel. It was in a nice and quiet location. The staff was great and very helpful when it came to getting directions. The breakfast was REALLY expensive so we chose not to eat at the hotel. Great hotel overall, though

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hilton Inn at Penn
Address: 3600 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3212
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Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > University City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#2 Luxury Hotel in Philadelphia
#2 Spa Hotel in Philadelphia
#3 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
#5 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#8 Green Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hilton Inn at Penn 4*
Number of rooms: 245
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Inn at Penn is a traditional hotel with a contemporary twist. Our state-of-the art AAA Four-Diamond hotel is located on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania and is walking distance to shopping, restaurants and the great nightlife that Center City Philadelphia boasts. Complimentary wireless Internet is available throughout the hotel as well as an iPad in every guestroom plus PURE (hypo-allergenic) rooms, media hubs, refrigerators, and luxurious bath amenities are all included in our guestrooms. ... more   less 
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