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“Excellent Hotel in the heart of Historic Philly”
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Morris House Hotel
Ranked #23 of 88 Hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 April 2013

My husband, son and I stayed here for two nights. The hotel main floor is very tastefully decorated with period furnishings. We stayed in an extended suite above the restaurant next door. Our suite was quite large and comfortable. We had a kitchenette, sitting room, bedroom and large bathroom complete with a whirlpool tub. The room was beautifully decorated. Even though we were above the restaurant, our room was very quiet and relaxing. We were within a few block of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell...the location is ideal for history lovers. There were plenty of restaurants nearby and also a convenient parking garage, which the hotel will validate your parking slip for a discount on parking. We were so close to everything that we didn't need to use our car until we were ready to go home. The hotel staff was first class. Breakfast each morning was very nice and just the right amount to get you started on your day. When back in the Philly area, we will definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Get an extended suite if you are bringing kids. The large sofa in the sitting room pulls out for a...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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MorrisHouseHotel, General Manager at Morris House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2013

Dear Guests,
Thank you for choosing Morris House for your visit to Philadelphia. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for praising efforts of our hotel staffs and breakfasts that we provide. Please let us know if we can help with your reservation when you decide to visit us again!

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Reviewed 30 March 2013

Beautiful building, great restaurant, delightful staff. The room was tastefully decorated with a comfortable bed and a surprisingly adequate bathroom. (Typically hard to find in in these historic buildings). "M" restaurant was just right..."Lora Dee" is spot on with bar service. Food is tasty. Very convenient for hotel guests.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Theresa H
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MorrisHouseHotel, General Manager at Morris House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2013

Dear Guests,
Thank you very much for your kind review and for taking time to share you great experience in Morris House. It makes our efforts worthwhile when our guests enjoy their stay. We hope we will have the pleasure of greeting you again.

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Reviewed 18 March 2013

I stayed at the Morris House Hotel for three nights alone. The staff was reassuring and gave me a tour of the hotel as soon as I arrived. The hotel is walking distance to three hospitals and also close to the historic section of the city. I stayed in two different rooms, both were very clean, beautifully decorated and had modern amenities including a bathroom, TV and internet if needed. Since I was on the run to the Pennsylvania Hospital at different hours it was great having the complimentary breakfast before leaving in the morning and cookies upon arriving back to the hotel in the late afternoon. The hotel staff was friendly, helpful, and always available. The area where the hotel is located was in a nice area and I felt safe during the day walking back and forth to the hospital.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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MorrisHouseHotel, General Manager at Morris House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2013

Dear Guests,
Thank you for your kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Morris House. Thank you for complementing the helping staffs and nice afternoon cookie. Thank you for choosing Morris House. We hope you night be able to visit us again!

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Reviewed 7 March 2013

The Morris House Hotel combines the hominess and ambience of a bed-and-breakfast with the privacy and service of a typical hotel. Our room was comfortable, roomy and quiet. The complimentary tea, coffee and cookies available each evening were greatly appreciated. We also enjoyed a complimentary glass of wine prior to dinner. Starting our day off with a delicious breakfast eaten by a warm fire was just what the doctor ordered.

We will definitely be going back.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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MorrisHouseHotel, General Manager at Morris House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2013

Dear Guests,

Thank you for choosing Morris House and thank you for sharing you great experience of your stay. We are so pleased you remember our nice complimentary tea, coffee, cookies and a glass of wine. We hope we will have an opportunity to greeting you again!

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Reviewed 3 March 2013

We recently booked four rooms for two nights at Morris House Hotel, two in the main building and two in the carriage house. The hotel is small and charming. If you're walking down 8th Street, the hotel's courtyard looks like a secret garden tucked behind the wrought iron gate. The weather was too cold to sit outside, but our local family members have enjoyed many a glass of wine there in the warmer months. The owners decorated the hotel with period decor and preserved much of its original charm, including fireplaces and floorboards. More practical information: the beds are very comfortable, the showers are hot, and if you need a first floor room, Morris has one in the carriage house that my aunt enjoyed very much. I can't speak highly enough about the people at Morris House and the talent of their chef at next-door M Restaurant. If you're looking for a quiet and welcoming enclave in the heart of Philadelphia, you will adore Morris House.

Room Tip: 101 if you need 1st floor accommodations; 202 in the main house is our favorite
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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MorrisHouseHotel, General Manager at Morris House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2013

Dear Guests,
Thank you for choosing Morris House and thank you for being our guests. It's our pleasure to have you in Morris House. Thank you for sharing valuable information about Morris House on Tripadvisor. We appreciate your kind review! We are looking forward to greet you again!

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Reviewed 19 February 2013

We stayed at the Morris House Hotel mainly because of its proximity to Pennsylvania Hospital where my husband was having surgery. We reserved the extended suite over the restaurant on the street side.The suite was very roomy with nice seating in the living room, small kitchen setup in the living room, a very comfortable bedroom with wonderfully comfortable bed and nice linens, and a large bathroom. The first night we ate at the M Restaurant below our room-definitely a fabulously creative and delicious restaurant. Second night my sisters stayed with me and there was plenty of room for the three of us. Very much like an apartment in the city. The main house is lovely and historic with wonderful ambiance and our building-not as old. Breakfast choices in the lovely library and parlor were nice and the cookies and hot drinks during the day are an added nice touch. All staff we encountered were very friendly, professional and gave suggestions that were helpful.
Only one suggestion-the bathroom needs some updating. Although clean, the shower and bathtub in particular need updating. All in all a great location and would definitely stay again.

Room Tip: 401 was reportedly more bright and sunny than some of the other extended suites
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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MorrisHouseHotel, General Manager at Morris House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2013

Dear Guests,
Sincere thank you for your detailed review and comments of your experience in Morris House. Thank you for pointing out items that can be improved and we certainly will do better. Thank you for staying with us and for ranking us so highly. We hope to greet you again!

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Reviewed 16 February 2013

This Hotel is just wonderful! It is one of the most charming places I have ever stayed; quiet, beautiful and in one of the best spots in Philly. I can't say enough about the staff, the breakfast, and the beautiful library which is a lovely breakfast spot with yummy pastries and great coffee. Being close to the Reading Terminal Market and the lovely Washington Square area, in addition to all of the historic landmarks, allows one to walk in many different directions.

Room Tip: The room above the restaurant was remarkably quiet and private, just be prepared to walk some steps...
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MorrisHouseHotel, General Manager at Morris House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2013

Dear Guests,
Many thanks on your kind review. We are so pleased you have highlighted the staff, the breakfast and the beautiful library and your great experience in Morris House makes our efforts worthwhile. It will be our honor to greet you again.

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Additional Information about Morris House Hotel

Address: 225 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3519
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Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center East
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#20 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
Price Range: £111 - £240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Morris House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This national historic landmark, renovated into a luxury boutique hotel, offers cozy accommodations and elegantly combines 18th century charm with all of today's modern conveniences.The Morris House Hotel offers uniquely decorated rooms, complete with charming views of the private garden or city. Free Wi-Fi is included.Guests at the hotel can enjoy a delicious continental breakfast every morning and afternoon tea with homemade cookies. M Restaurant, located on site, features French-inspired cuisine and a garden patio.Only a short distance from the Morris House are some of Philadelphia's main attractions. Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell are moments away. A number of world-renowned restaurants, shops and theaters are also within walking distance. ... more   less 
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