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Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 27 February 2011

My stay was slightly longer ago than March 2010 but was so miserable that I really want to warn others. I pre-paid for my room or would have never checked in once I saw it. - The first cab driver droped me of at another similarly named hotel run by a national chain. It looked great but wasn't the correct...

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Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 1 February 2011

The room they gave us was nothing like in the photos. It was small and dark. We had a private bathroom, but it was ugly and kind of dirty. They say they gave a complementary breakfast, but they don't. I stayed there two nights and never had my complementary breakfast. The hotel it's located on top of a bar, so...

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1Thank palicamus
Charleston, West Virginia
Reviewed 29 November 2010

Okay, after I read the reviews on this place, I packed everything from bug spray, to rubber gloves to a blow up air mattress, to hair nets and gas masks! But it was fine. Small, yes. The door to the room barely cleared the bed and the bathroom door hit it. The bed is hard, full sized and within two...

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Scotland
Reviewed 16 November 2010

£75 for one night which is fair enough. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Great location for shops, restaurants/bars and tourist attractions. Was concerned at the amount of exposed wires and dangerous surroundings such as a broken fire alarm. I only stayed for one night though so was not too fussed.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 November 2010

The location of this hotel was fantastic - right in the heart of the historic section of Philadelphia and close to heaps of great bars/restaurants - this can mean it gets a bit noisy on the weekends but I had no trouble at all sleeping with a pair of earplugs. Staff were very friendly and welcoming, as a budget option...

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 8 July 2010

This hotel is by far the worst hotel in wich i ever slept. It´s noisy. It´s old and there is nothing that is not broken and the beds are small. I bookt this for three days and it was hell. The internet was broken, the wire´s where hangen frome the sealing and it kept goning on. There was only one...

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1Thank Dacop
So Cal
Reviewed 6 July 2010

The room smelled of cleaning products, but it was only a pipe dream. There were somebody else's PUBIC HAIRS on the bathroom floor near the shower, and somebody's head hair on one of the two pillows of the bed. I had read a few unsavory reviews about this hotel after I booked my room, and when I called (one number...

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1Thank HaFord
New Jersey
Reviewed 8 March 2010

I can't stress this enough - STAY AWAY! We can't believe it is still open and not boarded up. We couldn't stay or sleep there, too disgusting. We walked about 1/2 a block to a beautiful Best Western. So we ended up paying for two hotels for one night, but no amount of money could have made me stay in...

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2Thank cnbhuber
Washington DC
Reviewed 30 January 2010

To make it short, I have two words, BEDBUGS. I booked a 3 nights stay at this dump and after the first night I ran away like a cat on fire. The place is riddled with bedbugs. The rooms are as big as closets. Condom wrappers were found in the bathroom. The cable TV didnt work. There was no elevator....

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Massachusetts
Reviewed 15 January 2010

My husband and I are not fussy and exacting travelers so when we had to drop off our daughter at college we thought we would give this place a try despite the mostly negative evaluations. However, sad to report, the negative evaluations are deserved. After we checked into the room, we realized that the (one and only) light over the...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )

Additional Information about Society Hill Hotel

Address: 301 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2795
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
Price Range: $105 - $467 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Society Hill Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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Westchester, New York, United States
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“There was free wifi, you just couldn't get it from the 4th floor and had to go down to the third floor to connect.”
 of 5 bubbles G8138PAannm, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Do not stay here at all.”
  • Filthy bathroom with mold
 of 5 bubbles annon3841, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
“There is no good room, the pics you see on Expedia, etc are nothing like what they really are.”
  • Space heater
  • bed just stuffed between 2 walls.
  • Very old electric, random outlets and extension cords
  • Huge hole just patched up.
  • Space heater no room, no night stand, filthy.
  • Bed was stuffed in between the wall and closet
  • TV stuffed into a small room off the bedroom, no decor at all
 of 5 bubbles micheler656, 7 Dec 2015 | Read review
“blackout-drunk or bust”
  • city view 1
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  • the grand tour
 of 5 bubbles BarefootBay, 23 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Try for third floor (concierge leverl) for free breakfast - not just tea and toast.”
 of 5 bubbles snoopysister, 21 Jul 2015 | Read review
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