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1,696 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 946 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2014 via mobile

I confused this dump with the Parker in Palm Springs. Huge mistake!!! This hotel is dirty, smelly, has bugs and is in a scary neighborhood. Overall I'd give it a negative rating if TA offered that option. It was cheap.

3 Thank CarmichaelVentura
Uniontown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2014

I got stuck in Philly thanks to Greyhound and bad weather, this hotel was recommended to me at the bus station. I feel as though I have to defend this place because people reviewing it seem to have some weird expectations. I had a swell time here. Look, its in downtown Philly and its 50 bucks. Do some research on... More 

17 Thank johnthebaptist69
Santa Barbara, California
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2013

I got mugged in front of the hotel last month and the front desk not only would not call 911 for me but they (security) escorted me out. after I pointed out that I was bleeding from the head and needed help. Guess if I had refused they would have called the police on me! Girls who looked dressed for... More 

13 Thank francisworth

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2012

Stay far away as possible. It's a welfare hotel at best. Cockroaches, dirty sheets, horrible odor, I could go on and on. Shared moldy bathroom with doors that lock on each side. I was afraid to even use the bathroom. Not a good experience whatsoever.

22 Thank Paul B
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2012

We are two english girls aged 18 and 19. Our initial hotel messed up our booking so on a whim we decided to stay here. Here are some words we would use to describe our experience of 1 night. -mice -stains -dirty -seedy -creepy -over priced -sickening -rot -mould -damp -fag ends. On the plus side, the lady at reception... More 

17 Thank Aimeejaney
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2010

This hotel may not be the most luxurious but the hammock effect was nice and at least there was a toilet!! I stayed in worse in Ballycastle, Co Antrim, N Ireland.

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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2009

I’m 43 years old and have travelled to dozens of countries and all types of hotels and hostels. The hotel was recommended to us by City tourist guides when we arrived at the central bus station in Philadelphia. We told them we wanted something for about $100 per night or less so they directed us to the Parker Spruce. I... More 

18 Thank brianboru999
Salisbury, Maryland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2009

I was visiting from Maryland to see my boyfriend and because of the price of the hotel I was lured to the Parker Spruce. Big Mistake. This place reminded me of a housing project in Philadelphia. The inside of the building was old and dirty. The halls and elevators reeked of a mixture of mothballs and urine. The people there... More 

11 Thank REYCHA
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2007

The absolute worse hotel I've ever stayed in...and I've been in some bad ones. Had the misfortune of my radiator break on the way through town and was driven over there because it was "cheap" only to find out I would have been better staying in my car. It would no doubt have been cleaner, and safety probably was a... More 

20 Thank nickola02
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2006

Wow! Seedy would be kind....a hotel for the darker side of Philadelphia. Ten minutes was enough to assess the bargain and find another place to stay.

24 Thank WallStreet612

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Additional Information about Parker-Spruce Hotel

Address: 261 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center East
Price Range: $50 - $72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Parker Spruce Hotel Philadelphia
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