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“Do not eat at restaurant on hotel!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

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Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel
Ranked #12 of 85 Hotels in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Westport, Connecticut
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27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Do not eat at restaurant on hotel!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

Hotel older but decent. Better value than downtown yet still close to all. Very close to Penn University has nice college atmosphere when walking around Rooms are adequate, clean. Small bathroom. Again, avoid the in/house restaurant. Big plus having computer provided on room with free Internet access.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Virginia
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46 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

Spent three days here, rooms quite nice, luxurious linens. Good deal through Priceline, that’s probably why we got a room on the noisy street side directly across from the elevators. Easy walk to U Penn Medical Center and right around the corner from the Market St subway for quick trips to Center City. Computer in room kept advising to upgrade to a “modern browser” and would not support Facebook or You Tube (we only wanted innocent knitting videos). Front desk staff capable, but indifferent.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, Washington
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70 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2012

In the heart of the University of Pennsylvania, this Sheraton is a bit oddly designed with a tiny lobby and hidden bank of elevators on the first floor, but upstairs it is a standard Sheraton. I was upgraded at check in to a nice Club Level room which was recently renovated in a tasteful if not very adventurous style. Bed was comfortable, nice large flat screen TV, well designed work area, free internet which was relatively speedy, and a computer in the room (?) which seemed like it was in desperate need of IT help but nice to have anyway. I spent precious few hours at the hotel, so can't comment on the food, business services, or workout facilities.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boston
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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2012

Easy access to UPenn campus makes this a no-brainer. Satisfied with a clean, comfortable stay. Not the fanciest place (hotel lobby is ho-hum), and I had difficulty getting the heating in my room to operate properly (hold down the temperature buttons, and you'll need to constantly jack up the temperature to get the unit to kick in instead of just blowing air). Internet access in room, even if you don't have a device, which is unique - had to shut off the monitor at night though because the light is bothersome).

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Brookfield, Connecticut
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2012

Place was affordable, parking is on premises and $25 a night. Internet is free and there is a computer in each room. Starbucks coffee in the rooms and there is a Starbucks a minute from the hotel. The blue line is about a 5 minute walk from the hotel. There are a few cool little spots a block down from the hotel, I can't think of the exact name but is something like the dog cafe. Also there is a little convenience store across the street.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel
Address: 3549 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > University City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#23 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
#28 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
#35 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
Price range (per night): $222 - $502
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 316
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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Sheraton Philadelphia University City Resort
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