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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We couldn't figure out why our room was freezing cold , come to realize the heat wasn't working .... after complaining they gave us a new room, which the heat didn't work either. After moving to 5 DIFFERENT ROOMS OF NO HEAT and threatening to leave they upgraded our room. This room had heat, but after settling in going out...

Thank tabitha8115
Swanland, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived to check in only to be told that there was no reservation for us so we had to find a room elsewhere. On our return to the UK we found that they had charged us for the room and insist that we did actually stay there. I have asked for proof of this but they just ignore my emails....

Thank teresakevin2014
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Looking for a budget stay in Philly this place is OK. Not worth more then $70 a night. Hotel is not the cleanest and has visible defects all over. Stayed two different times and will not go back a third. Elevators are shady and take forever, usually one is only working at a time. Ice machines are on 3 different...

Thank Sposko
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The pictures speak for themselves. I was afraid to touch things in my room. I rented through another site that rated it 3 stars, which was misleading. The front desk workers were always kind but the place was filthy.

1Thank Mallorie R
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 15 November 2016

No heat the first night until we messed around with the broken heater dials enough to get it turned on, but then had to unplug it to stop the heat. The entire hotel is worn out. Thankfully we were on the 3rd floor because as everyone in the reviews state the elevator is broken. It will be fixed next week...

1Thank MarkVatta
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

The worse hotel I've ever been. I booked for two nights since is close to the Fargo Arena and the Lincoln Stadium. The staff in the lobby was rude and unhelpful. The only elevator operative was always busy so it took us 20 min to go down. Our room was smelly and dirty, no clean towels(picture), apparently they were out...

2Thank Alberto B
Alexandria, Louisiana
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Booked this hotel on an Internet travel site because it was near the airport, was a good price, and had a shuttle. The staff was great (especially Reggie, the airport shuttle driver), but the actual building was not so wonderful. There was only one elevator working (even the service elevator was shut down) which meant really long waits. The rooms...

Thank thollingsworth71
Reviewed 8 November 2016

I stayed at this hotel because it was the most reasonably price hotel with parking near the Philadelphia International Airport. I was only rated 2 stars but I figured that would be acceptable for 1 night. It was so much better than those 2 stars led me to expect. The room was not fancy but it was comfortable, had all...

Thank cinnebar
Milford, Delaware
Reviewed 31 October 2016

The hotel is in a good central location to everything. Only a short drive to whatever you need. One of the elevators were broken while we were there and it literally took like 30 minutes to get up and down. The room did not have a refrigerator or microwave which is really inconvenient. We stayed on the 14th floor and...

Thank Lindsey G
Reviewed 30 October 2016

The staff was great! They deal with a lot of complaints that managers should be handling and taking care of. They have two elevators for a 16 floor hotel but only one is working. That particular one you have to judge when to get off/on because it never stops fully moving even when the doors are open. I waited 15...

Thank Jay B

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Airport Transportation
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Additional Information about Penrose Hotel

Address: 2033 Penrose Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19145-5623 (Formerly Ramada Philadelphia City Center)
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
Price Range: $101 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Penrose Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 192
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Also Known As:
Skyview Plaza Hotel Philadelphia
Skyview Plaza Hotel And Suites
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Stay low as the elevators are slow and one is always broken”
 of 5 bubbles MarkVatta, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“don't be super critical .......”
 of 5 bubbles Mark086, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“There aren't any!”
 of 5 bubbles , 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“12 floor room had a good view.”
 of 5 bubbles 344carlag, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Do not stay there is the best tip I could give”
 of 5 bubbles GrantCJ, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
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