Philadelphia - Hilton Inn At Penn University City 4*

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Philadelphia - Hilton Inn At Penn University City 4*

puchalskir
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Joined: October 31st, 2002, 4:21 am

July 13th, 2004, 5:37 pm #1

Only stayed there one Saturday night with a $63 winning bid.
Very nice hotel. Newer than the Sheraton around the corner.
Valet parking was $25, so we parked on the street. Meters run 8am-8pm, $1/hour, except Sunday when it's free. Plenty of street parking available because the schools are out.

Everyone in the hotel was friendly. Received the type of room I wanted without any problems. When I checked the hotel layout, it looked like we got one of the slighty larger rooms. There are a couple of rooms near the elevator that look quite small. No mention of Priceline at check-in, however I was handed an envelope with my name on it, hoping it was a coupon for a free breakfast or cocktail, I was disappointed to find a little piece of paper explaining how great it is to book on Hilton.com.

Room was quiet, beds were comfortable, location was good. The hotel bar was being used for private party, so I didn't get a chance to check it out. The hotel restaurant is a decent Italian/Wine Bar, called Penne. Next door is the U Penn bookstore.

Overall, I liked the Hilton more than the Sheraton. Although, I would have no problems staying at either.

Rich
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Relayer
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Joined: August 14th, 2005, 12:45 pm

July 22nd, 2014, 3:00 am #2

The Inn at Penn was a fantastic hotel, worthy of its high rating on TA. They didn't have our reservation, but found it after 20 minutes. I had booked our room through Priceline using NYOP for $112, but it turns out our room was listed under another name. Not only were we given complimentary breakfast buffet vouchers (a $20 value per person), they also sent up a bottle of wine with a cheese and fruit platter. I can't say enough about their customer service, simply the best!

The bathroom in our room is one of the nicest anywhere. Wish we had that at home. We had a beautiful king room and complimentary internet is always a plus. I loved how all the hotel directories were accessed from an I-Pad in the room, very cool. Sleeping was very quiet on this Saturday night. The breakfast buffet was very good in the morning. Valet parking was $39.
Last edited by Relayer on July 22nd, 2014, 4:04 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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