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Morris House Hotel
Ranked #25 of 89 Hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 March 2010

Place was beautiful, well situated in center city Philly. We stayed in the carriage house. Very well equipped and roomy. Well furnish and well kept. Very, very rainy weekend, so it was a perfect time to stay inside. Hotel staff was very accommodating and informative of local restaurants and things to do. We had dinner at The M Restaurant, the food was delicious and servers were professional and very friendly. We could not have asked for better service all around. The only downside was there was a funky smell in the carriage house. We were not sure as it may have been from all the rain. It was pungent when we first arrived but dissipated as the weekend went on. Other than that it is a hidden gem and well worth the price.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 March 2010

This inn/small hotel was originally the home of a signer of the Declaration of Independence. It has successfully attempted to keep the decor and charm of the original residence while providing modern electronics throughout the hotel. Service is attentive and personal.

Costs are very reasonable for the area, and It is a wonderful alternative for a person looking for an option to the typical major hotel. Considering you are in Philadelphia, enjoy the history.

The adjoining reastaurant is a small gem.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 23 February 2010

The Morris House Hotel is in the historic district, walking distance to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. After a full day of site-seeing, it is nice to come back to the hotel and sit in front of the fireplace. There is 4:00 o'clock tea, with wonderful home made cookies. The staff is always helpful, and go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. This is our second visit to the hotel, and we plan on coming back again next year. A real gem!

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 February 2010

My wife and I had a wonderful time with the Valentine"s Package.Staff was very attentive and helpful. Third floor room was clean, quiet and warm. Dinner at the "M" Restaurant was outstanding. Continental Breakfast was just right. All in all, we had a great time!

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 February 2010

We spent one night in room #201, the most requested room, according to the site. It was a rather large and well appointed room but instead of offering a chocolate on the pillow, they may do well to give you an Ambien. The room was in the front of the house with all the street noise that would be expected in the city but also on top of the subway runs under the hotel and frequent rumblings can be felt as the subway goes by.
Pluses for the Morris House are it's people who are very nice and helpful, it's location and the beautiful old house with it's history and mostly it's garden area, rare in the city.
Minuses, aside from the noise, would be it's condition seems to be on the slide.
Please replace the sofa in the Parlor, as it is worn and dirty looking.
It's breakfast was minimal.
I would try it again in the nicer weather but will take care to request a room in the back.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 January 2010

My husband and I enjoyed a night out in the city and stayed at the Morris House. The staff was very friendly and accomodating. It is in a perfect spot for a get away in the city.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 January 2010

This hotel is literally around the corner from the Wills Eye Institute and very convenient to Jefferson Medical. For our purposes, it was terrific.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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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: £117 - £249 (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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