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“Best Home-Away-From-Home in Philly” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Homewood Suites University City

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Homewood Suites University City
Ranked #21 of 85 Hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
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New Haven, United States
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Best Home-Away-From-Home in Philly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

This was my second stay at this hotel in the heart of the University of Pennsylvania and I was very satisfied. Would stay here again in a heartbeat -- very convenient location, excellent service and well-appointed guestrooms.

  • Stayed November 2013, 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 Carla M
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Paul D, General Manager at Homewood Suites University City, responded to this review, 27 February 2014
Dear Carla M,

Thank you for your review. I am glad that you have experienced the hotel more than once. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Sincerely,

Paul
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Ramsey, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013

I had to visit the CHOP for several appointments. This was a good place to stay with a young child. The living room area away from bedroom allowed for napping. Plenty of space to rinse and prepare baby bottles.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Rockville, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

This is a very nice 11 story hotel about a half a mile west of the University of Pennsylvania (and Drexel University). Valet parking is fast and friendly but a $39 add on per night. We had been at the Embassy Suites downtown for two nights and we like this hotel much better.

The valet is the first floor, laundry on the second and the desk, business center, exercise room and pool/jacuzzi is on the third floor. We got a nice upgrade to a room on the 10th floor looking towards downtown. All rooms face east but you won't have much of a view if you have a room on floors 4 or 5. The breakfast was nice but my wife is lactose intolerant and there was no soy milk or other substitute available.

The hotel was very clean and comfortable. I think it was a good deal for the price. It is within walking distance to many restaurants. We heard that they have a shuttle bus which can take you anywhere in University City so you should take advantage of this. If you happen to be visiting Children's Hospital like we were, you could follow advice we were given: Park at the hospital for $16 max per day and take the shuttle back and forth. If you're a parent of a patient, your validated hospital parking is only $3 per day. Save the rest for a meal. (Make sure to check this advice with the hotel staff.)

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Philadelphia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

Our plans had us arriving late and the staff greeted us warmly and promptly got us on our way to the room. The room and the entire property was immaculate. We didn't use the refrigerator or other amenities in the room but it was nice to see they were available. We had coffee in the morning but there were hot plates with breakfast food that was included in the rate. Check out was a breeze, as it should be. Will definitely consider this hotel again.

  • Stayed November 2013, 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Philadelphia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

My mom and I stayed here because she came up to see a Mask and Wig Club show at the University of Pennsylvania. The hotel was great - quiet, new, and comfortable. Complimentary breakfast was a plus, too. We had a wonderful experience. The show was awesome as always.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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 Rishi S
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Paul D, General Manager at Homewood Suites University City, responded to this review, 27 February 2014
Dear Rishi S,

Thank you for your review. I am gald that you had a positive stay and enjoyed the UPENN Mask and Wig show.

Sincerely,

Paul
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Shelby, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

We were very comfortable in our very clean and well done suite.The staff from the reception,dining,security,maid and shuttle drivers were all friendly,courteous and kind.we will stay here next time we come to philly.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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Review collected in partnership with Homewood Suites by Hilton

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Thank Jackie P
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Cape Town
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013

I was here for just over a week on business. The rooms are amazing. Each has a kitchenette complete with microwave, fridge, small stove and even a dishwasher. There is a sitting area and large bedroom. There is a laundry room with a washer and dryer, as well as a typical hotel laundry service. Reliable fast internet; but periodically having to verify credentials at seemingly random times got tedious.

A bit of a let down is the fact that the rooms are not serviced thoroughly every day. Coffee was not always replaced. (There is 24 hour coffee, decaff, tea in the dining area, but this was occasionally lukewarm). Not given new soap every day. One day a pillow cover was removed but not replaced.

Breakfast and dinner are included. There is a variety at breakfast but no fibre. The dinners can only be described as awful. I ate out several times rather than eat the free food in the hotel. There is a Fresh Grocer with an amazing selection of fresh and preprepared foods as well as many restaurants with take out in close proximity.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Homewood Suites University City
Address: 4109 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3510
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Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > University City
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 85 Hotels in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Homewood Suites University City 3*
Number of rooms: 122
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The suites in our brand-new University City property come in studio and one-bedroom sizes, all with top amenities and modern, attractive decor. Each suite includes a full kitchen with a refrigerator, microwave and twin-burner stove, and features separate living and sleeping areas with all the comforts of home and more. ... more   less 
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