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The Inn At The Union League
Ranked #52 of 88 Hotels in Philadelphia
Reviewed 2 March 2013 via mobile

Wonderful place, old world charm. Rooms are decent size, bathroom a bit cramped, wifi decent, noise from alley trash pickup at 5:30 am was loud!!! I wondered why earplugs were available. Toiletries were nice, as were towels. Breakfast included was excellent.

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Reviewed 28 February 2013

I stayed here while in Philly on business. The room was not a bad size for the city and the bed was very comfortable. I ate both lunch and breakfast here and the food was fabulous. There was a little kitchen area on my floor with snacks and beverages which was a nice touch.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

The Union League of Philadelphia is among the best city clubs in the country. It has the history and charm that many clubs have, but what sets the UL apart is its modern dining and hotel facilities, all of which have been brought up to modern luxury standards in the last few years. The formal restaurant, 1862, is one of the best in town. It's athletic facilities far eclipse those of a standard four star hotel.

Room Tip: There are several suites with private sitting rooms that are well worth the slight premium over the...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 January 2013

I've been a member for over 20 years and I love the place but the service needs to be taken up a bit. The phone manners of the staff I've dealt with are less than expected and the staff in the restaurant at breakfast has been sub-par the last three times I've been there. From staff gathering at the hostess stand to chit chat while my coffee cup sits empty to 3 staff working on silverware and glassware ignoring the guests to the point I got up and retrieved the coffee pot myself. It's a shame. Seems like a bunch on 20 years olds working and nobody training them or looking after them.

Room Tip: The rooms are a bit smallish but for under $150 around the corner from the Ritz Carlton at $495 a ni...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 January 2013

We stayed at The Inn At The Union League for a wedding in December and mostly loved it. While the rooms were not what you'd call modern, they were comfortable. The service at the fitness center was outstanding and the hotel staff was friendly and helpful. They saved me a bunch of money by setting me up with a private cab for a trip out to the suburbs. There were 2 or 3 different bars, including a cigar bar, and there were 2 lunch and dinner restaurants which were, unfortunately, booked solid. However the concierge took good care of us and arranged an excellent meal for us at Davios. The location was excellent with many great restaurants within walking distance. It was also very reasonably priced. The coat and tie requirement for the 2nd floor was different but made for a nice atmosphere.

Room Tip: Ask to be told the exact kind of room you are getting. Some are larger and nicer than others.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 December 2012

My husband is handicapped & when the cab driver left us off at the front door with its massive steps we were a bit put off....a staff member standing near the huge doorway inside told us that the correct way to enter was off the side entrance....wish the cab driver had known as that was the address given to us & evidentally not the correct one. There was no offer to help us with the bags & getting to the right area for check-in! It was a 'do it on your own'.....
Other than that less than grand reception, our room was very roomy & nice - the drapes were closed for a reason - NO VIEW! The appointments were all right, but with the lights off the room became very dreary! The floor staff were friendly & accommodating, & I found out later - no tipping required. Breakfast was very good once we found that it was 'seat yourself'. Dinner was in a banquet room & very good...
Our wkend was with a reunion group so we had lots of time to 'catch-up' with memories of the '60's.
Be sure to tell the staff when you are calling in to reserve that one of you is handicapped. It maybe that you will need them when entering as there are a few steps.

Room Tip: If the drapes are closed - they are closed due to NO VIEW! Check with staff if you are dissatisfied...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 November 2012

The Union League of Philadelphia has been modernized over the last 15 years and is now a vibrant and highly enjoyable urban oasis. Getting into the inn requires either reservations by a member or making use of a reciprocal agreement from a club you or someone else may already belong to. In the bad old days this was a fairly non-diverse and dying institution. That has changed and the inn now has a variety of great restaurants - in particular 1862 which may be the best restaurant in the city - a health club and floors of wonderfully restored period rooms. The room that I stayed in was comfortable but not overly luxurious. This is, though, not a place where you want to hang out in your room but really a place

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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Address: 1450 Sansom St, (between Broad and 15th Streets), Philadelphia, PA 19102-3007
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Philadelphia
#35 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
#38 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
Hotel Class:3 star — The Inn At The Union League 3*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
When making plans to visit Philadelphia, consider using the Union League of Philadelphia as your home away from home. Our newly renovated Four-Diamond level hotel, The Inn at the League, located at 1450 Sansom, between Broad and 15th Streets, is centrally located on Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts. The Inn at the League has 84 guest rooms and suites, each with its own charm. Truly in a class by itself, The Inn offers an incomparable mix of distinctive history and old world hospitality. Many of our first time guests have referred to us as the "best-kept secret in Center City Philadelphia." The League adheres to a strict dress code policy. The League requires a jacket be worn by men when dining in any of the restaurants. The exceptions to this policy are breakfast Monday through Sunday; lunch on Saturday and all day on Sunday, which allow business casual. Business casual is defined as a collared shirt and slacks for men and appropriate attire for women. ... more   less 
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