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Homewood Suites University City
Ranked #26 of 86 Hotels in Philadelphia
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Glendale, Arizona
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110 reviews
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“Safe and right there at Penn”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Very nice and safe hotel at Penn. Parking is valet only. You drop off your car at street level and then must use your room key to access the elevators to get to the hotel on the 3rd floor. Breakfast and dinner were included. Traffic was always congested in the area so walking maybe preferred.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Anyone looking for a high quality hotel while staying in the Philadelphia area I would highly suggest you check this one out. It was amazing in all catagories. AAAAA+ rating from this family.
Customer service was outstanding and staff was very courteous and pleasant,they went out of their way to insure our stay was a delightful one .Rooms were very clean and lots of space. Free shuttle service and complimentary breakfast and dinner were a extra bonus. I would highly suggest this hotel!!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Paul D, General Manager at Homewood Suites University City, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
Dear js82361,

Thank you for your review. We are excited that your stay was a great one.

Sincerely,

Paul
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

We stayed at Homewood Suites in University City for three nights for our daughter's Upenn graduation. We were extremely pleased with the experience. The room was great-spacious and clean. The service was excellent. Not only was there free breakfast, but the dining room was open all day with free coffee and provided a nice place for us to sit as an extended family and eat takeout. This is a much better hotel than you would expect from a homewood suites. My only two minor complaints are-1. no in room safe; and 2. neighborhood is a little iffy. But for the purposes of visiting Penn, especially with a family, it simply cannot be beat!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

We had origionally booked another hotel for a wedding but that hotel told us a month before the wedding that they where going to renovate and we could no longer stay there. We called the Homewood suites and they where supper helpful. They got us a block of 40 rooms to a good group rate only a month in advance, and the wedding was labor day weekend! The hotel was super fresh apart from some parts of the room looked like it could use some touch ups like a new coat of paint. Super comfortable beds, helpful staff and a quite good location. Would totally recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Paul D, General Manager at Homewood Suites University City, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
Dear l0visac,

Thank you for your review. We were happy to help your wedding group and make it a special day.

Sincerely,

Paul
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Bowie, United States
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

First stay at a Homewood Suites. I will definitely book at another one. Beds were very comfortable, well laid out suite, valets were extremely proficient and staff was friendly. Only problem I had was that the cleaning service didn't show up until after I returned for the day. I was on gov't rate so it was value.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Claymont, Delaware
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

I highly recommend this hotel. The rooms were very comfortable, and if you wanted to cook, you could. Lots of space to put everything, including a full-sized refrigerator. Plenty of things within walking distance.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Paul D, General Manager at Homewood Suites University City, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
Dear gamaiorano,

We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your review.

Sincerely,

Paul
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Very contemporary property built in 2012. It's located within walking distance to the University of Pennsylvania. We easily walked to a couple of bars & grills that were adjacent to campus. There was a major sports event on campus, so the entire area was quite busy. I wouldn't recommend walking the other direction away from campus because the neighborhood appears to deteriorate and didn't feel safe. We went to a grocery store that was two blocks away in that direction and we were very anxious to get back to the hotel as quickly as possible.
Our room was very comfortable, but the "high tech" lighting/heating/ac bedside controls need work. It was difficult to turn off and on lights because they didn't respond to the controls right away. I don't know if it was just our room, but it was annoying trying to determine which switch worked which light due to the delays before the lights actually turned on.
The complimentary breakfast was excellent and there was a wide selection of choices. The staff was also very attentive and made sure they didn't run low on food.
Be aware that valet parking is very expensive: $39/night.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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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
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Ranked #26 of 86 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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