Stayed here with our adult children, attending our son's Penn graduation. This was a great location for that purpose - University City was very crowded, and we were able to get cabs easily to and from the University, as well as had a great location with respect to Rittenhouse Square restaurants. Right next to Washington park, tomb of unknown soldier, liberty bell. A very peaceful place in the midst of big city noise.
The staff were very helpful, and responsive to every request. The continental breakfast was not too interesting, but the coffee was good. The room was very clean, a nice updated tiled bath/shower (good water pressure), a quiet room overlooking courtyard with greenery and flowers. Wireless highspeed internet was free. A kitchenette sans microwave - a microwave would have been a nice addition, but not necessary (had coffeemaker, two burners, refrigerator, small table, dishes/silverware/glasses).
I definitely preferred this to the two hotels I stayed at near the Penn campus - would choose it again. Only downside was the M restaurant. Ate there one evening - service was subpar (unfriendly server), wine list was lackluster, and food was mediocre. I had arranged for a special birthday dinner for my husband 2 months in advance (had the email to prove it). Not only did they fail to make the reservations, but even after reminding them the day before about the celebration, they forgot it, and came up empty. A real disappointment - it's hard to get all the kids together in one place - the perfect opportunity lost. I kind of felt like our presence was really a problem for them - not a sign of good restaurant management.
- 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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- Also Known As:
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