Menu
My BookIt.com
Sign In Support Why BookIt.com Coupon Codes Terms & Conditions Privacy Policy Site Feedback Vacations Hotels Flights Cruises Things To Do Group Request Careers Press Media

End-of-Month Sale + $5 to Book

The Inn at Penn a Hilton Hotel

Philadelphia, PA, US (PHL)

Check Rates for
Hotel Specials
Hotel + Flight from
WAS
Check Rates for
Package Specials
Based on 1182 reviews
Here are some interesting facts about Philadelphia. Philadelphia is said to be haunted, and ghost tours are a huge tourist attraction. The oldest zoo
Room & Rates

2 DOUBLE BEDS

COMP HI SPEED INTERNET / APPLE IPAD IN ROOM, MICRO FRIDGE/MEDIA HUB/ENERGY EFFICIENT HVAC
Hide room details

2 DOUBLES PURE ALLERGY

COMP HI SPEED INTERNET / APPLE IPAD IN ROOM, MICRO FRIDGE/MEDIA HUB/ENERGY EFFICIENT HVAC
Hide room details

2 DOUBLE ACC RI SHWR

COMP HI SPEED INTERNET / APPLE IPAD IN ROOM, MICRO FRIDGE/MEDIA HUB/ENERGY EFFICIENT HVAC
Hide room details

2 DOUBLE HEARING ACC

VISUAL FIREALARM/DOOR/PHONE ALERT, COMP HI SPEED INTERNET / APPLE IPAD IN ROOM
Hide room details

1 KING BED

COMP HI SPEED INTERNET / APPLE IPAD IN ROOM, MICRO FRIDGE/MEDIA HUB/ENERGY EFFICIENT HVAC
Hide room details

1 KING BED DELUXE ROOM

COMP HI SPEED INTERNET / APPLE IPAD IN ROOM, MICRO FRIDGE/MEDIA HUB/ENERGY EFFICIENT HVAC
Hide room details

JUNIOR KING SUITE

COMP HI SPEED INTERNET / APPLE IPAD IN ROOM, MICRO FRIDGE/MEDIA HUB/ENERGY EFFICIENT HVAC
Hide room details

1 KING JR STE ACC RI SHWR

COMP HI SPEED INTERNET / APPLE IPAD IN ROOM, MICRO FRIDGE/MEDIA HUB/ENERGY EFFICIENT HVAC
Hide room details

1 KING PURE ALLERGY

COMP HI SPEED INTERNET / APPLE IPAD IN ROOM, MICRO FRIDGE/MEDIA HUB/ENERGY EFFICIENT HVAC
Hide room details

1 KING PURE ALLRGY ACC TUB

COMP HI SPEED INTERNET / APPLE IPAD IN ROOM, MICRO FRIDGE/MEDIA HUB/ENERGY EFFICIENT HVAC
Hide room details

1 KING ACC W/ BATHTUB

COMP HI SPEED INTERNET / APPLE IPAD IN ROOM, MICRO FRIDGE/MEDIA HUB/ENERGY EFFICIENT HVAC
Hide room details

1KNG MOB/HEARNG ACC RI-SHW

VISUAL FIREALARM/DOOR/PHONE ALERT, COMP HI SPEED INTERNET / APPLE IPAD IN ROOM
Hide room details

1 KING SUPERIOR ROOM

LIVING AREA W/SOFA BED-MICROWAVE/FRIDGE, COMP HSIA/IPAD IN ROOM/ENERGY EFFICIENT HVAC
Hide room details

CORNER KING SUITE

COMP HI SPEED INTERNET / APPLE IPAD IN ROOM, MICRO FRIDGE/MEDIA HUB/ENERGY EFFICIENT HVAC
Hide room details

1 KING HEARING ACC

VISUAL FIREALARM/DOOR/PHONE ALERT, COMP HI SPEED INTERNET / APPLE IPAD IN ROOM
Hide room details

HOSPITALITY PARLOR

LARGE PARLOR-ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-CALL HOTEL, HI SPEED 12.95/ DAY-SERENITY BED-LUX LINENS
Hide room details

CONFERENCE ROOM NONSMOK

CONFERENCE TABLE FOR 12-CALL HOTEL TO BOOK, HI SPEED 12.95/ DAY
Hide room details

PARLOR NO BED NONSMOKING

CONFERENCE TBL FOR 6 TO 15 PEOPLE-CALL HOTEL, HI SPEED 12.95/ DAY
Hide room details

PARLOR WITH WALL BED NONSM

HI SPEED 12.95/ DAY-SERENITY BED-LUX LINENS, CRABTREE/ EVELYN BATH AMENITIES
Hide room details

PRESIDENTIAL PARLOR

LARGER PARLOR-ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-CALL HOTEL, HI SPEED 12.95/ DAY-SERENITY BED-LUX LINENS
Hide room details
The Inn at Penn a Hilton Hotel
3600 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA US 19104


HOT HOTEL AMENITIES

  • FREE Wi-Fi
  • FREE Newspapers in Lobby
  • FREE Coffee in Lobby

FRIENDLY AND CONVENIENT

Dining alternatives at The Inn at Penn, A Hilton Hotel involve a restaurant and a coffee shop/cafe. Room service is handy during limited hours. The hotel supplies full breakfasts each morning in the restaurant (for a small charge). Recreational amenities include a fitness facility. This 4-star property has a 24-hour business center and offers small meeting rooms, secretarial services, and limo/town car service. Free wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This Philadelphia property has 1579 square meters of event space that comprises a banquet facility, conference/meeting rooms, and a ballroom. The property offers a round trip airport shuttle for a surcharge. Business services, wedding services, concierge services, and tour/ticket assistance are available. Guest parking is available for an extra charge. Additional property amenities include multilingual staff, gift shops/newsstands, and express check-out. This is a smoke-free property. This property was totally renovated in March 2011.

WHY STAY HERE?

  • iPads in every room
  • Restaurant on site
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Valet Parking
  • State of the Art Technology 


PREMIER ROOMS

There are 243 air-conditioned guestrooms at The Inn at Penn, A Hilton Hotel featuring iPod docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Facilities offer city views. Beds come with pillow top mattresses, down comforters, and choice bedding. Accommodations are comprised of refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms feature bathtubs or showers with handheld showerheads and rainfall showerheads. They also offer makeup/shaving mirrors, designer toiletries, and bathrobes. Wired high-speed and wireless Internet access is free of charge. In addition to desks and complimentary newspapers, guestrooms offer cordless phones with voice mail. LCD televisions have cable channels, free movie channels, and complimentary TV Internet access. Also included are free bottled water and hair dryers. Guests may ask for a turndown service, hypo-allergenic bedding, and extra towels/bedding. Housekeeping is accessible daily.


A REFRESHING CHANGE

Avant-garde, fashionable and appetizing, Penne Restaurant and Wine Bar at the Hilton Inn at Penn is a topnotch Italian eatery acclaimed for Chef Eileen Watkin`s collection of discerning, homespun pasta dishes and genuine, home-style Italian features. The Penne menu highlights a detailed emphasis on hearty flavors and market-fresh fixings. Appetizers and antipasti include the delectable Carpaccio di Pomodori - Yellow Tomato Carpaccio Prosciutto di Parma served with home-made mozzarella and basil vinaigrette, while Chef Adamo`s distinguished range of pasta dishes includes Fettuccine con Cappesante - Spicy citrus herb fettuccine with seared Cape May scallops, arugula, tomato and lemon olive oil sauce.


THINGS TO SEE AND DO:
  • Helium Comedy Club - Comedy Club
  • Spring Garden Indoor Antique and Vintage Flea Market - Flea Market
  • Grasso`s Magic Theatre - Magic Shows
  • Salsa in the Suburbs - Dance and Fitness Classes
  • Abington Art Center - Kids Art Classes

AMENITIES:
  • 24 Hour Security
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • ATM Machine
  • Audio/Visual Equipment
  • Babysitting (+)
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Facility
  • Breakfast Room (+)
  • Business Center
  • Business Services (+)
  • Coffee Shop (+)
  • Concierge Desk
  • Conference Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning Service (+)
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Event Catering (+)
  • Express Check-Out
  • Fireplace in Lobby
  • Fitness Facility
  • Free Morning Paper
  • Gift Shop on Property (+)
  • Interior Corridors
  • Laundry Services/Laundry Facility (+)
  • Luggage Storage
  • Medical Services
  • Multilingual Staff
  • News Stand (+)
  • Non-Smoking Property
  • Porter / Bellhop
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safe Deposit at Front Desk
  • Secretarial Services (+)
  • Secured Parking
  • Security Guard
  • Shoe Shine (+)
  • Shopping (+)
  • Spa Services (+)
  • Town Car Services (+)
  • Valet Parking (+)
  • Wedding Services (+)
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wireless Internet Access
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 1182 reviews
from Mumbai (Bombay), India
Submitted on 21-05-2016
The Inn at Penn is home away from home for parents of visiting Penn/Wharton students. Clean rooms, friendly staff & a great breakfast room. Try to stay in the corner suites. Book well in advance. Check in/room quality can be mixed unless you really follow up. Housekeeping is a trifle careless. However overall the is still the most charming option available. Will miss it now that our son has graduated!
from Marina, California
Submitted on 23-05-2016
Overall, excellent experience. We were in Philadelphia for to attend our sun's graduation. Our stay in this hotel was very convenient. We also liked the the welcoming staff and their smile. They were ready to help whenever we needed help.
from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 24-05-2016
Very comfortable stay. Clean. Responsive staff. Good food. Large rooms. Comfortable bed. Large bathroom. Convenient location. Warm reception. Friendly staff. I did not have enough hot water for my morning shower and they responded in five minutes to fix the problem Nicely done.
from Singapore, Singapore
Submitted on 25-05-2016
Stayed at this location for a business trip. The location is perfect for meetings on UPenn's campus. However, the staff is unhelpful and rude. The hotel would not even bring hot water to the room. I only recommend this hotel if you are here on business with the university (because of the location only), if not, I highly recommend staying somewhere else.
from Fruit Heights, United States
Submitted on 25-05-2016
I was assigned a room that was directly next to the weight/exercise room. I awoke to loud banging against my headboard. It was the weights banging down. They moved me the next night to a quieter room and gave me a discount on my first night stay.
from Big Canoe, Georgia
Submitted on 31-05-2016
Any savvy traveler knows already that the Inn At Penn is one of the premier hotels in Philly. I just wanted to relate an exceptional experience with regard to a business breakfast I had at the Hotel. We had a group of 22 radio programmers from across the country and I arranged with Daria DiCicco to hold the event at their University Club. She arranged a private room and to my great delight she went that extra mile and made a beautiful handmade sign to direct our guests to the event. Lorraine ... Read more
from Apalachin, New York
Submitted on 31-05-2016
Excellent stay...clean, comfortable and very good service. Staff were helpful and always available. Breakfast buffet was great along with service. Location perfect for college visits to Penn, Drexell and other nearby activities.
from
Submitted on 01-06-2016
Great location on Penn's campus, well maintained, professional staff. Have not had a meal there. Valet parking works well. Beds are very comfortable. Air cleaner keeps the rooms virtually dust free. Will miss staying there now that our son has graduated.
from
Submitted on 02-06-2016
We rented two rooms for a family visit to Philly and would stay at this location again. Although we were across the river from the historical area we loved being close to the university where we could run, walk and the two young boys could play. The hotel was lovely and the staff was constantly asking how our stay was going. We had a small issue with our TV not working and they sent up an engineer immediately. Breakfast buffet (AAA benefit) was included and it was delicious. There is a book... Read more
from Cape May, New Jersey
Submitted on 03-06-2016
Hotel very clean. Parking is $41 a night which is ridiculous. Restaurant, over priced, my potatoes were still raw. Disappointed. Staff friendly. Complimentary coffee filled with coffee grinds. Beds very comfortable. Soaps and shampoo very nice.
from Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Submitted on 13-06-2016
We stayed at the Inn at Penn on a family visit. The public spaces of this hotel are lovely and the location is excellent. When we checked in, we were given a nice large room, but it was located directly across from the elevators and next to a meeting room. We were able to change to a quieter location but ended up in a smaller room. The room was very clean and the bed was comfortable. We were happy with the exchange except for that next morning there was no hot water for a shower. The staff was v... Read more
from Worcester, Massachusetts
Submitted on 14-06-2016
This hotel has concierge service by text. Although I never actually met my concierge, Chad, he provided excellent service when I had questions about the hotel and about the area. Thank you! I saw another review about having a room near the Fitness Center and how that was disruptive to the reviewer's sleep. My room was across from the Fitness Center and I have not experienced any noise or disruptions. Overall, a very nice hotel with friendly staff in a great area of Philadelphia.
from Scottsdale, Arizona
Submitted on 18-06-2016
Location is convenient to shopping and dining. Hotel restaurants are good with a good variety. We had a large group and recommend a suite for gathering. It was spacious and has a nice TV for those who wanted to watch sports!
from
Submitted on 19-06-2016
It was my 1st time to visit Philadelphia & as I entered the lobby, my front desk manager, Angela, welcomed me with my name. I thought that was interesting as she did not know me but as it turned out, I was the last person to check in so we had a good laugh. I thought the bellman, security & bar/restaurant staff were very personable!!! The accommodations were exceptional & I would highly recommend this hotel!!!
from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 21-06-2016
We had a fabulous stay at the Inn at Penn while visiting the University of Pennsylvania. Everyone with whom we came in contact was exceptionally friendly and helpful--from the front desk staff, room service, bell captains, valet, and restaurant staff. Truly, they went above and beyond! The hotel is beautiful and right on the campus. We booked a Junior King Suite and it was very roomy, with a sitting room and adjoining bedroom. They had a pull out couch and brought in a cot. The cot was not l... Read more
from
Submitted on 29-06-2016
The hotel was absolutely beautiful, very modern and elegantly decorated. Our room was huge, complete with a very comfortable bed, couch and sitting chair and a very modern bathroom. The breakfast buffet exceeded any expectations I may have had. It was filled with fresh fruit, pastries and a made to order omelette buffet. All of the staff was friendly and helpful. Parking was a bit pricy at $41, but with how wonderful everything else was, it was definitely worth it. The hotel was also in a great ... Read more
from Philadelphia, United States
Submitted on 29-06-2016
Excellent updated and clean rooms with iPads and top notch room service. The digital key experience was a bit frustrating with my Iphone6 struggling to unlock the door via the Hilton app. After the 6th try, success and was not there long enough to try the key again. If you plan on parking your car, you're better off parking offsite as the valet parking per night may be a bit high for some staying longer than a few days.
from Baltimore, United States
Submitted on 29-06-2016
We found this to be a very nice hotel. The lobby was tastefully furnished, the guest room was lovely,the breakfast was excellent, the location is great, and we also had a very nice dinner in the restaurant. For us, it was an excellent choice. We are glad we stayed there, and we would recommend it highly.
from New York
Submitted on 29-06-2016
The hotel is beautiful and the staff is great. I attended a meeting at the hotel and I thought everyone did a great job. The hotel is clean and the location is great. I will be back when I return to the area. Well done!
from New Providence, New Jersey
Submitted on 30-06-2016
Birthday Weekend included tickets to Paul Simon at the Mann Center for my husband and me along with our son and his significant other. Booked two rooms at the Hilton Inn at Penn for Saturday night thru Booking.com. We spent the afternoon sightseeing in Philadelphia, went to Cuba Libre for a fantastic early dinner, and checked in at the Hilton at 6pm. Unfortunately, our Hilton receptionist, Ashlye, informed us that there was only one room available. After sharing a printed copy of our May 30th... Read more
from
Submitted on 02-07-2016
We have never stayed at this hotel but were pleasantly surprised by the excellent customer service from the porters, right at the entrance to the lobby and immediately reinforced by the superb friendliness and helpful attitude from the front desk staff, especially Ms. Zaneta. She and her team went out of their way to help us book a hop on/hop off city tour the night we arrived. It was already late but she made it a point to call the tour operators to get us accommodated for our early morning t... Read more
from Scranton, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 04-07-2016
While my husband was having surgery and recovering at The University of Penn Hospital, I needed a close place to stay for 3 nights. This hotel was a quick 4 block walk to the hospital. The Hilton was a beautiful clean hotel. The staff was extremely friendly, check in was a breeze and the room was beautiful. Breakfast was not included but they did give us 2 free breakfast coupons to use. The breakfast buffet was awesome, great selection to choose from. They also gave us a free appetizer coupon to... Read more
from Lewes
Submitted on 04-07-2016
The Hotel is located within walking distance to the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, which is why we were in Philadelphia. Because my husband was a patient in the hospital, we received a discount on our room. The restaurant is excellent. We've been there twice and we may visit again.
from St. Petersburg, Florida
Submitted on 06-07-2016
Stayed 5 nights and it was very nice. Street side top floor very quiet. Nice big chair with ottoman to hang out in.Clean. Great location at UPenn and right upstairs from the bookstore. Lots of great restaurants around. Felt very safe for traveling alone.
from
Submitted on 06-07-2016
The hotel was by far one, if not the best, hotel I have stayed in in many years!!! From the minute we checked in to the minute we checked out, I was more than pleased with the service and the hotel overall. The room was really clean with really nice furniture and the iPad with free Wi-Fi was definitely a great amenity. I will most definitely stay at this hotel again (that is, if I can get a booking; I had tried to stay in this hotel several times before but could not get in). One last thing,... Read more
from Lakeland, Florida
Submitted on 07-07-2016
I would stay there always whenever I come to Penn. I have twin boys going to school there. My wife and I had a wonderful experience. We could have used a better view, but we were completely satisfied.
from Philadelphia, United States
Submitted on 07-07-2016
I have stayed at the Inn at Penn 20+ times. This last trip we booked a room by the elevator and throughout the night we heard the clanging and random noises from the elevator's cables. Needless to say room location was an issue -- the front desk warned we were by the elevator shaft but didn't share that it would be noisy. Otherwise, the hotel is clean, has a good gym and is in a great location. As long as your room is away from the elevator shaft, the hotel is great!
from Allentown, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 11-07-2016
Was very pleased by my stay. The room was beyond my expectation and the breakfast was a delight. I would love to go back next time am in Philadelphia. The only thing is just the parking situation. There was no formal parking and I had to pay for violation
from Lenexa, Kansas
Submitted on 12-07-2016
My first stay here was wonderful - the staff was polite and the rooms were clean. The area is also nice. It all went downhill from there. On my second stay, I had a room 4 doors down from the elevator. It really wasn't anywhere close to the elevator shaft and I thought nothing of it. It was TERRIBLE! The elevator clangs and bumps and bangs loudly all day and night. I couldn't even watch a movie in my room because it was so loud and distracting. I thought I'd give them another try for a third s... Read more
from
Submitted on 12-07-2016
Stayed here a few months back when I had surgery at Penn. Booked there again the night before another major surgery 7 months later only to get a call at almost 7 PM while trying to negotiate traffic on the Schuylkill. They tell me, "We are overbooked for tonight, and we've made arrangements for you to stay elsewhere." No apology. No explanation of their error. Just a call about 20 minutes before I was about to arrive to tell me I had to go somewhere else - and not to an equivalent four star hote... Read more
from Monroe,CT, United States
Submitted on 13-07-2016
My wife and I travel extensively in both the USA and Internationally..We can say without a doubt this is the finest hotel we have ever stayed at in the USA..Every level of service was excellent Restaurant..Connie..Bellman..Micheal..Front Desk..Jovan Hotel managers..Above and beyond what you would expect..Valet Staff..What more can I say..*****
from Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Submitted on 14-07-2016
Hotel was great! Location, service, hospitality, cleanliness, comfort and breakfast buffet all were amazing. Great value for a great stay. We would definitely choice this hotel on our next trip to Philadelphia.
from Dallas, Texas
Submitted on 15-07-2016
The location and price were ideal for a quick overnight trip to see a Phillies game with the family. The hotel is located about a mile from the 30th Street train station, so a 20 minute walk or quick Uber/Lyft ride if you take the train. The hotel is near several restaurants and shops, and adjacent to Penn and Drexel campuses, so plenty to see/do nearby. Front desk, restaurant and bell staff all very friendly and accommodating (mobile app "keyless" entry wasn't working and front desk quickly res... Read more
from Dover, Massachusetts
Submitted on 17-07-2016
I wanted a hotel close to Penn. you can't get a better spot. This hotel is located right there! Perfect location! Thought the hotel looked nice but they needed to crank the AC. It was hot everywhere. The room itself was nice and the beds were super comfy. Nice and clean!
from Hamilton, New Jersey
Submitted on 19-07-2016
I am an employee of Hilton and stayed on Saturday night while attending an event at the Zoo. I e-checked in and used digital key both at ease. Arriving to the room, it was very clean. As a GOLD member, I received my Hilton honors waters in room upon check-in as well. I opted for bonus points but from reading the menu, the breakfast buffet looked delicious although I did not partake. It was raining heavily however I called down to the front desk and they had an umbrella for me so I was able to r... Read more
from
Submitted on 20-07-2016
Very clean hotel that is a block or two away from the hospital. My husband was able to stay there while I was in the hospital and walk back and forth easily. The bathroom was very cool and modern although we had a lot of trouble getting the hot water to work, but apparently we were doing it wrong ( Im not sure if you needed a degree in plumbing lol). But overall, the hotel was nice, clean and modern. It was a little pricey, but for being in the heart of the city and that close to the hospita... Read more
from Cottonwood, Arizona
Submitted on 20-07-2016
What a wonderful surprise. We flew into Philadelphia late and only had the one night. We chose this hotel for its convenient location to Independence Hall/Liberty Bell. We pulled up into a circular drive with a valet. Overnight parking was not cheap, but to be expected in a major metro city. The decor was gorgeous, The rooms were clean and well laid out. EVERYTHING was top notch. We were very impressed!!! I would definitely stay their again.
from Hinsdale, Illinois
Submitted on 20-07-2016
Our double was spacious and updated with an iPad for a clock that could also be used to research the area and browse. The fitness room had a good amount of space for weight training and cardio. The breakfast buffet is nice and they have gluten free options (muffins, toast), although a little pricey (18 - 22). There is great access to U of Penn and easy access to the city. Best of all, comfy beds.
from Corpus Christi, Texas
Submitted on 21-07-2016
We love the area this property is located in. There are plenty of restaurant choices close by and the area is fairly clean for Philly. My husband and I are foodies and explored several restaurants within walking distance. It's great to be out with a younger crowd. Everyone was friendly, from the hotel staff to the people around town. I would definitely recommend this property.
from
Submitted on 21-07-2016
Great location near University of Pennsylvania. Hotel is modern, elegant, safe and with rooms with great decor. Hotel is next door to UPenn bookstore and near it all. Room has a tablet for guest use with free internet use for hotel guest and Hilton Honors members.
from Long Island, New York
Submitted on 22-07-2016
Hotel is Next door to U. Penn bookstore and Drexel University campus. Modern, clean, nicely decorated rooms and hotel facilities. Room has an iPad-like tablet that can be used to search for restaurant and local attractions. Free wifi for hotel guests and Hilton Honors members. My negative observation is that levators are slow to come by.
from Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 25-07-2016
We've stayed here several times and the service is always above and beyond, the hotel is very clean, and the rooms are spacious. In the summer you certainly get the best pricing at this hotel as opposed to rooms in the downtown area. Therefore depending on the purpose of your visit, this is a great hotel to consider for a weekend trip to the city in the summer. There is just something about the décor and room layout that makes it a very comfortable and relaxing place to stay.
from
Submitted on 25-07-2016
This is a great hotel for a work convention. It was a five minute walk to the Wharton School and near a variety of good restaurants and bars. The room was comfortable and it was higher-quality than I'm used to.
from East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 25-07-2016
This property is one of my favorites of all time! It lives up to the Hilton name and the service is top notch! I am always impressed that the team members here go above and beyond to ensure you receive the 4 diamond service you deserve. The rooms are spacious, modern and well furnished and housekeeping does a fantastic job with turndown service. Breakfast buffet in the university club is complimentary for gold (continental) or upgrade for $4.00 more per person for the full buffet (which I recom... Read more
from Rabun Gap, Georgia
Submitted on 26-07-2016
Marvelous stay at the Inn at Penn! Unquestionably great location if you have reason to be at Penn itself, but easy access to the city center as well. Walking to shopping and many restaurants, but the restaurant at the hotel is also a nice choice. Take a moment to enjoy a coffee in the living room. If you are a runner, it's just a half mile to great trails along the river. We'll be back!
from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Submitted on 27-07-2016
Great location, excellent staff. Great rooms, everything about this place is first class except at a good price. Not one thing wrong. Very impressive! If you need a place in Philly this is the place. Read all my reviews, I tear places apart but nothing bad to find here.
from Jackson, Wyoming
Submitted on 30-07-2016
We were in town for the Democratic Convention and I had the chance to pick hotels and we chose the Inn at Penn. We had a wonderful stay. The staff was right on they were attentive to our every need. The housekeeping crew was so nice to a whole group of late sleepers who were out all night. The bell staff was always quick with a tip on a good late night dinner spot. Close to public transportation and the city is at your feet. This Wyoming family will be back!!
from Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 31-07-2016
Wonderful location historic setting comfy rooms. Wished breakfast would start earlier. Had early appointment and couldn't get breakfast . Small town feel in big city. Loved the amenities and lobby area
from Wilmington, Delaware
Submitted on 01-08-2016
I lowered the value as I understand the price was inflated due to the Convention "negotiated' pricing. The room most times was much less and would have been a very good value. Generally this was a great hotel and the staff was very attentive.
from Norwalk, Connecticut
Submitted on 01-08-2016
If you need to be near UPenn, you can't beat this location. It is also a block away from Federal Donuts - don't miss that! The hotel is very clean, modern and well staffed. We had nice interactions with the staff, including valet parking attendants, bell hops, front-desk staff. The room was spacious, clean and functional. Our room had an iPad that served as an alarm clock, hotel information tablet, and internet gateway - pretty cool and probably what all hotels will do in the future. T... Read more
from Mumbai (Bombay), India
Submitted on 01-08-2016
I was in Philly to attend a course in the Wharton business school. The place is the closest to the college. It is 2 min waking distance from the college. Moreover it is close to the Penn bookstore which had many goodies. For those who want to have a economical breakfast can plan to go in the close by Wawa store. The hotel is a well maintained property.
from Jonestown, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 03-08-2016
This hotel goes out of its way to make your stay as pleasant as possible. It's beautiful inside and very clean. We had breakfast ( not included ) and it was fantastic. Omelettes made to order. It may have been the best breakfast if ever had. The Hilton at the Penn is not an economy hotel (which is how I usually travel) but it was worth every penny. I will be going back.
from Woodstock, Maryland
Submitted on 04-08-2016
Average location, friendly doorman, so so front desk clerks, good food, great housekeeper and awesome shower. The room was clean and our king size bed very comfortable. The overall experience would warrant a return visit.
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 05-08-2016
This Hilton seems to be catered towards business clientele and convention goers. Depending on the purpose of your trip, this could be a pro/con. FWIW, I stayed while here while on business, not leisure. The week I stayed, the hotel was booked solid (as were most hotels in the central Philly area) so no room upgrade was offered as a Diamond member. Using the Hilton app, I chose a top floor room looking onto Walnut. The room was clean and the beds were comfortable. The bathroom was fine, but... Read more
from PA
Submitted on 07-08-2016
Stayed one night while attending a concert. The things that make this hotel; location, very nice facilities and excellent staff and super comfortable beds. I stay at Hilton properties regularly, rarely taking the time to review. This Hilton stands out in decor, comfortable and inviting, breakfast is well done, staff surprises with their eagerness to assist. To summarize: The location is excellent, staff is outstanding, excellent choice for University City area
from McLean, Virginia
Submitted on 07-08-2016
Really enjoyed my stay - nicely decorated room and bath. Comfortable lounge with a bar for guests looks like a university library. Great wine bar in the restaurant. To the left of the front door is the U Penn Bookstore, to the right is Pod Asian Restaurant. Both good finds. Will definitely stay there again.
from
Submitted on 07-08-2016
Very Nice hotel Price is reasonable Rooms are huge n very clean Staffs are very friendly I really loved this hotel will definitely come back. Room Service is ok Air conditioning is amazing and I really appreciated it as it was very hot during my stay. Check in time is 3 pm Thank u
from Albany, New York
Submitted on 08-08-2016
Pros: Elegant finishes and furniture; helpful and friendly staff - they recognized us (or appeared to) by saying "welcome back" when we came back after dinner; all areas of hotel appeared clean and well-maintained; a room was available on short notice (our original hotel was the Sheraton and they lost power on our arrival day of 8/5); location close to Drexel (for our planned college visit), restaurants and to beautiful Penn campus; able to get out of hotel on both Sansom and on street behind (W... Read more
from
Submitted on 09-08-2016
This was a wonderful hotel for our bachelorette party! We loved the historic building and the bar area was filled with Philadelphia history and charming fireplace, furniture, & small exhibits! Our rooms were beautiful, clean, and comfortable. The amenities were fantastic. The only MINOR issues were that the shower system is a little convoluted & the hair dryer could use a diffuser. But it was wonderful!
from NYC
Submitted on 09-08-2016
I stayed at the Inn at Penn about 5 or 6 years ago and had a most enjoyable time. Great location and friendly staff. Some things have changed unfortunately. On the plus side, the staff remains as friendly as ever and are willing to help you. The ipad and charging unit are nice touches, though I didn‚??t use the former (I have an ipad). On the downside, my room was not up to the standards of a Category 8 hotel. The bathroom needed attention, with a filthy vent right above your head (see pic) and ... Read more
from Colorado
Submitted on 09-08-2016
We love the Inn at Penn ... Very clean, quiet, and comfortable accommodations, with friendly front desk service. The location is perfect for visits to University of Pennsylvania or Drexel University, as well as easy access to the subway and City Center. We loved arriving to our room at the end of each day to find our beds made and the bathroom freshened up with clean towels. Looking forward to our next stay!
from Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Submitted on 10-08-2016
We (my wife, two grown up sons and myself) have just returned to the UK from a holiday in the States which included a three night stay in Philadelphia at The Hilton Inn at Penn (Aug 16). We booked our holiday in January and had problems finding a hotel in Philly. We were going to go a week earlier but the 2016 Democratic Convention was on and when we did go there was a big scientific conference in the town which probably accounted for the difficulty in locating a room. We had been looking for a ... Read more
from tiggermyron
Submitted on 12-08-2016
We knew this would be a lovely spot based on previous reviews but it was much more elegant than I anticipated! The staff are super! Very professional and pay attention to detail. Surrounded by the University of Pennsylvania campus, plenty of everything (restaurants, shopping) is within easy walking distance. Valet parking allows in/out privileges which is great for sightseeing. Rooms are beautiful! Beds very comfy. Buffet breakfast had a nice variety. Looking forward to staying again for future ... Read more
from Archbald, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 14-08-2016
I picked the hotel because of the close proximity to UPH. I am never comfortable when choosing a hotel without first hand knowledge. To my surprise I found the hotel to be charming and will definitely return.
from Philadelphia, United States
Submitted on 14-08-2016
Great experience with staff, room, amenities. No problems and the staff was very helpful. Exercise room was clean and had enough equipment to get in a good workout. Very close to the University of Pennsylvania and short walk to the building and conference room I was attending.
from
Submitted on 17-08-2016
It's a Hilton! Great rooms, close to luxury but with absolutely fair rates. We had a two bed room with two big queen size beds and all thinkable (and even some inexpected) equipements and amenities. The interior design of the rooms and the whole house along with the manners of all staff creates a great ambiance of noblesse and confidentiality and made us feel comfortable and welcome. The breakfast is on top level. This is the type of hotel that you bear in mind because returning to the same town... Read more
from Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 18-08-2016
Every aspect of our stay at The Inn at Penn was perfect. From the moment we stepped out of the car to the moment we pulled away to travel home, the staff was friendly, helpful, and just sincerely nice. My husband and I felt like royalty!
from Edison, New Jersey
Submitted on 05-09-2016
Location- The Inn at Penn is conveniently located in the heart of University City. It is tucked between Sansom and Walnut Streets, with entrances conveniently located on both sides. There are plenty of convenience stores, coffee shops and eateries within the vicinity. Room- I requested a room on the highest available floor in hopes of having a decent view, possibly even of the skyline. I ended up on the first floor (Level 3 ‚?? As 1 & 2 Are Hotel Common Areas) with a horrible view of the rooft... Read more
from Spartanburg, South Carolina
Submitted on 07-09-2016
After a 10 hour ride, it was refreshing to be greeted with hello and a smile by the valet attendants. The front desk attendants were also courteous and check in was quick but not hurried. Our rooms was immaculate and cozy and felt like home away from home. Jovan and Victoria, the front desk manager, went above and beyond to make sure that our stay was a pleasant stay. From giving us directions to answering questions It was greatly appreciated. Breakfast at the University Club offered a large va... Read more
from Baltimore, United States
Submitted on 07-09-2016
Wonderful hotel, clean, bright, and perfect location just steps from the main city and a uber ride to your favorite Philly locations. I would visit this hotel again and recommend my family and friends to do so.
from Smyrna, United States
Submitted on 08-09-2016
I booked this hotel to stay at to get away for my birthday/Labor Day weekend. The beds were comfortable and I love that the room had an IPAD for all your services in the hotel. The staff was friendly.
from
Submitted on 08-09-2016
We've stayed here twice over the past two months while visiting hospitals in the area. The staff at the Inn of Penn is always welcoming and professional. The rooms are very clean. The service is wonderful - the valet always has our car available for us on time as promised, and the room service is delivered quickly and is freshly made. I would quickly and sincerely recommend them to anyone needing a hotel in that area.
from Lafayette, Louisiana
Submitted on 10-09-2016
From the moment we arrived until our departure day every staff always greated us with a smile. Location of this hotel was ideal -just 2 blocks from the trolley ( subway) and just 15 minute walk to our sons apartment A definite return place
from
Submitted on 10-09-2016
The room location we requested wasn't met - in fact, the just the opposite. Every morning, there were chairs being dragged across the floors above between 5-6am. The WiFi was terrible. When I mentioned this to staff I was given a blank stare that seemed clueless and completely indifferent to our issues. Not rude but there wasn't even a suggestion that they could or would do anything about it. The desk staff seemed untrained and totally inappropriate for a hotel of this caliber. Hampton Inn staff... Read more
from Dalzell, South Carolina
Submitted on 10-09-2016
We chose this hotel based on the reviews and its close location to the Children's Hospital. The Hospital was a nice, easy walk from the hotel with a number of shops and restaurants to check out along the way. The hotel itself is extremely well maintained with a great deal of modern conveniences. The staff was extremely nice, helpful, and efficient. Our room was nicely appointed and had a very comfortable feel to it. Wifi connected easily and worked with no issues. The continental breakfa... Read more
from Abingdon, Maryland
Submitted on 12-09-2016
My husband and I booked a king suite for two nights while in town to attend the Adele concert at Wells Fargo Arena on Friday night. We selected our room on line. We arrived at the property and valet service was great as I would expect when the hotel only offers valet parking at $43.00/night. We used HH points and were disappointed that our selected room was no longer available and there were no diamond-level upgrades available. We were told some story about the previous guest extending their... Read more
from Pointe-Claire
Submitted on 12-09-2016
Conveniently placed in university city, next door to the bookstore, walking distance from the science center. Rooms are large, luxurious, great classic. Nicely decorated, great linen. Staff is wellcoming and helpful. Nice experience. Definitely recommend.
from Naples, Florida
Submitted on 14-09-2016
A very comfortable and upscale Hilton property in the heart of University City on Sansom Street just off of 36th. Hotel shares the building with the University of Pennsylvania Bookstore and is steps from the 36th Street Trolley station which runs frequent underground trolleys into Center City (as far as City Hall). Ground level entrance with doormen and area to store luggage. Check-in on second floor. All staff very helpful. Rooms are comfortable with I-Pads available for guests with Internet a... Read more
from Underhill, United States
Submitted on 14-09-2016
Dropping our son off at college and stayed at this hotel. Although it may be a bit pricier than others in the vicininty, it is worth every penny! Very very clean! Staff was excellent. Central location is awesome- very safe area.
from Pipe Creek, Texas
Submitted on 15-09-2016
I really enjoyed my 2 nite stay at this hotel. It was clean and quiet. Everyone was extremely friendly. Be prepared for valet parking only, $43/day. I hated paying that much for the parking but I will say the staff working the cars were great and treated you like family (maybe better). Luis was a standout. Thank you everyone for a pleasant stay. I will definitely return.
from Rock Springs, Wyoming
Submitted on 15-09-2016
I stayed here while in town for the DNC. I didn't really have a choice of places, but it was very nice. The price compared to other hotels during that time and their normal rate was very good. The rooms were clean and the beds comfortable. The staff was very helpful and accommodating. The only real problem I had was that the show had very little water pressure and the shower head was not very good. Also, the water didn't get cold. Their business and meeting spaces are nice
from Merseyside
Submitted on 16-09-2016
The hotel is pristine and of high quality. I stayed on the top floor and had a fantastic corner room with a view of Philadelphia skyline. Although there was building work going on opposite but it did not impact the stay too much. The room felt 'expensive' and luxury and the facilities were impressive. The area seems good although I didn't travel too much there were lots of different eateries and shops nearby. The walk into Philadelphia City isn't too bad maybe 30 minutes although Uber and Lyft a... Read more
from Gibsonia
Submitted on 16-09-2016
Every part of staying here is top notch- the valet staff to management are all awesome! I stay at the hotel for business every week- No place I'd rather stay! Hands down the best hotel In Philadelphia!
from New York, NY
Submitted on 18-09-2016
Stayed here for a weekend visit to Philly. Somewhat stumbled onto it since so many hotels across the city were full. It's great. The staff here was perfect. Friendly. Professional. Helpful. Efficient. Front desk, valet, housekeeping, breakfast staff all were effortlessly friendly and helpful. The hotel common areas are all beautiful and well-designed. The rooms had innovative technology that made simple things like requesting extra towels easy. But the staff is definitely the most im... Read more
from Cleveland
Submitted on 19-09-2016
Very nice upscale hotel right next to the University of Pennsylvania Bookstore. When you enter, you have to go up one floor on the elevator to the lobby level. At first it was confusing, because I did not notice any signs. You can also take a flight of stairs to get to the lobby but they are behind a valet stand and not really noticeable. A sign with an arrow would have been helpful. Rooms are very attractive and the artwork was nice. I was greeting nicely and when I asked for foam pillows... Read more
from Chicago, Illinois
Submitted on 19-09-2016
The friendly and capable folks in the restaurant are a real pleasure and a great start to the day. Rashan always remember me and makes my meals delightful. Ask for him, he's great! The food is fine, above average. Coffee is superb.
from Los Altos
Submitted on 20-09-2016
The Inn at Penn is a great hotel to stay at when visiting my daughter who attends Penn. We enjoy the location, the breakfast and the staff. The Library is a great place to relax and study or to read the morning paper. The hotel is within walking distance of everything that we need. I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Penn.
from Morristown, New Jersey
Submitted on 20-09-2016
Very clean, modern and comfortable hotel. EZ parking and excellent location right on campus of Upenn. Rooms are spacious and stylish. Bed was very comfortable. Lovely spa-style bathroom. Many restaurants nearby and two located right on-site. Close to shopping, eating and local transportation.
from Wantagh, New York
Submitted on 24-09-2016
We recently stayed at the Inn At Penn, which is conveniently located near the University of Pennsylvania, as well as being central to many other schools. The hotel is extremely clean and well maintained. Our breakfast waiter, Rashan was amazing. He walked us to the buffet and took the time to tell us about each item. He was right there to refill our coffee cups and bring whatever was needed. He was so pleasant that he helped start our day with a smile. We also saw another waiter, (I recall see... Read more
from
Submitted on 25-09-2016
Overall Phenomenal service during our hotel stay for a Girls Empowerment event and UPenn tour. Special thanks to Deno at the front desk, Michael (parking, bell man), Rashaun, server extraordinaire and Ashley the concierge extraordinaire for superb service. Always smiling and being extra helpful was just an added bonus. The Normans
from
Submitted on 25-09-2016
The hotel exemplifies a typical awesome Hilton property with all the perks, but what stood out to me was the people. Everyone I encountered reached out to go "above & beyond" to make my stay beyond exceptional. Victoria at the front desk is extraordinary and paid special attention to my needs when I had to extend my first stay because my daughter was ill. She went out of her way to secure a room, checked in on us frequently and made sure we had everything we needed. We spoke so much we devel... Read more
from toronto, Canada
Submitted on 25-09-2016
Although a great location and overall nice hotel, it is overshadowed by the the poor staff attitude and service as well as mediocre food and beverage. The staff at this hotel act as if the guests are an inconvienence. I was surprised by this as I had experienced it at other Hilton's. I did attempt room service as well, but many menu items were not available. After the second call to advise me my choice was unavailable I decided to cancel my order. I did fill in the online comment card ... Read more
TOP