$125 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Dec 18, 2014 Check-out: Dec 19, 2014

Penn's View Hotel

3 stars
14 North Front Street, Front and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
29 reviews
Awesome experience.

Wonderful hotel. Had a fantastic time. Will be doing it again real soon. The staff was very kind... See full review

  • PGDJ
  • Dec 9, 2013
Lovely place to stay

Second stay at Penn's View, and not a disappointment. Room was clean, had bathrobes, nicely... See full review

  • Zingaro313
  • Nov 6, 2014
European elegance in a convenient Philadelphia setting
Penn's View Hotel has a distinctly European flavor that makes guests want to come back. The lobby is reminiscent of a type that guests would expect to find in Paris. The Ristorante Panorama, a trattoria-style restaurant, specializes in Northern Italian cuisine, served in a stunning dining room. There are some 120 different wines to choose from at The Wine Bar, which has made the Guinness Book of Records for its wine preservation system. Penn's View Hotel also offers complimentary access to the fitness center. 
3 Reasons To Stay:
  • A completely non-smoking hotel
  • Concierge service is provided to hotel guests
  • The hotel features a European style setting and experience, with unique décor
Penn's View Hotel Rooms
European-style furniture and decor is provided in all the guest rooms at Penn's View Hotel. The rooms are decorated with distinction and offer antique-style furniture and clocks, gold-colored and floral wallpaper and paintings that complement the rest of the décor. Views of downtown Philadelphia and popular nearby attractions are visible from the rooms and suites at Penn's View Hotel. Standard or premium rooms include king or queen-sized beds. Amenities include free morning papers delivered to the door, fireplaces and Jacuzzis in select rooms and room service during restaurant hours. Free wireless Internet access is available throughout the Penn's View Hotel. 
Things To Do:
  • Christ Church Philadelphia (0.1mi/0.2 km)
  • Arden Theatre Company (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Efreths Alley Museum (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Betsy Ross House (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Carpenter's Hall (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Merchant Exchange Building (0.3 mi/0.5 km) 
  • Independence Seaport Museum (0.3 mi/0.5 km)  
  • Independence Visitor Center (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • National Constitution Center (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Ride the Ducks (0.4 mi/0.6 km)

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Penn's View Hotel Rooms

Jacuzzi King
Jacuzzi King rooms are unique rooms with one king bed and exposed brick-featuring Jacuzzi bathtub-and some with river views- All rooms include plush terry robes-morning newspaper-cable tv-and a complimentary continental breakfast buffet-Room servic
Premium King
Premium Deluxe King-One king bed-a room is uniquely decorated with Chippendale-style furniture and impeccably detailed to ensure your comfort-featuring Jacuzzi and a fireplace-All rooms include plush terry robes-morning newspaper-cable Tv and a compli
Premium Queen
Premium Queen-One Queen Bed-It is uniquely decorated with Chippendale-style furniture and impeccably detailed to ensure your comfort-featuring Jacuzzi and a fireplace-All rooms include plush terry robes-morning newspaper-cable tv-complimentary continent
Standard Queen
Standard Queen rooms feature private marble bathrooms-hardwood floors-plush terry robes-morning newspaper-cable TV-complimentary continental breakfast buffet-Concierge service is available 24 hours a day-Conveniently located for business-arts-exciting

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
24 hour security
Activities
Exercise gym
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Meal plan - continental
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Express checkout
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
Multilingual
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
FAX
Conference facilities
Copy service
Audio visual equipment
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Turndown service
Fire place
Iron
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • Arden Theatre Company: 0.1 mi
  • Fireman's Hall: 0.2 mi
  • Christ Church: 0.3 mi
  • National Museum of American Jewish History: 0.3 mi
  • Independence National Historical Park: 0.4 mi
  • National Constitution Center: 0.4 mi
  • Independence Hall: 0.4 mi
  • Liberty Bell Center: 0.4 mi
  • Masonic Temple: 1.1 mi
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: 1.2 mi
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts: 1.3 mi
  • Walnut Street Theatre: 1.4 mi
  • Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul: 1.5 mi
  • Rittenhouse Square: 1.5 mi
  • The Franklin Institute: 1.7 mi
  • Arden Theatre Company: 0.1 mi
  • Fireman's Hall: 0.2 mi
  • Christ Church: 0.3 mi
  • National Museum of American Jewish History: 0.3 mi
  • Independence National Historical Park: 0.4 mi
  • National Constitution Center: 0.4 mi
  • Independence Hall: 0.4 mi
  • Liberty Bell Center: 0.4 mi
  • Masonic Temple: 1.1 mi
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: 1.2 mi
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts: 1.3 mi
  • Walnut Street Theatre: 1.4 mi
  • Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul: 1.5 mi
  • Rittenhouse Square: 1.5 mi
  • The Franklin Institute: 1.7 mi
  • The Barnes Foundation: 1.7 mi
  • Rosenbach Museum and Library: 1.8 mi
  • Mutter Museum: 1.8 mi
  • Rodin Museum: 1.9 mi
  • Eastern State Penitentiary: 2 mi
  • Liacouras Center: 2.2 mi
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art: 2.3 mi
  • The Palestra: 2.5 mi
  • Penn Museum: 2.6 mi
  • University of Pennsylvania: 2.6 mi
  • Philadelphia Zoo: 3.3 mi
  • Citizens Bank Park: 3.4 mi
  • Philadelphia Cruise Terminal: 3.4 mi
  • Veterans Stadium: 3.7 mi
  • Lincoln Financial Field: 3.7 mi
  • Wells Fargo Center: 3.8 mi
  • Please Touch Museum: 4.1 mi
  • Morris Arboretum: 10.7 mi
  • Franklin Field: 2,458.2 mi
  • Hagan Arena: 3,714.7 mi

Dining

Ristorante Panorama
Ristorante Panorama is an authentic Italian, trattoria-style “upscale casual” restaurant located on the lobby level of The Penn’s View Hotel. The cuisine is contemporary authentic Italian with influence leaning toward the Northern Italian region, featuri
The Wine Bar
The Wine Bar at Penns View hotel has been officially recognized as a Guinness Book Of World Records holder for the largest wine preservation sytem in the world. The system offers 120 wines by the glass every day at our Wine Bar.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (29)

Ratings and reviews for Penn's View Hotel

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
29 out of 29
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.3
Value:
4

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
palomom
Business
aurora, MN
Sep 21, 2011

Lovely anniversary getaway

Penn's View hotel is ideally located in Philadelphia old district. We were able to walk everywhere we wanted, including up to the Philadephia Art Museum, Penn's Landing, the Constitution Center, Reading Terminal Market, and so on. The nice part is that the subway is on the same block as the hotel, and the stop for the tour buses,carriage rides, etc, was only a few blocks up, so very easy to find transportation if needed. Tons of eating places in every direction. The Continental, just up the block, has sidewalk seating, and we ordered one salad for $13 that was large enough for the 2 of us to split. I recommend the Constitution Center, the program on Freedom was excellent and has an nice museum. We were also right near Franklin Fountain, an old fashioned ice cream parlor-excellent! The hotel was nice and accommodating . We had a king size bed which was very comfortable. It is right next to a busy road, but we were facing an alley, so we really didn't hear too much. The bathroom was nice and clean, the only problem was the Jacuzzi tub didn't work on the one night we went to use it, but the hotel adjusted that for us on the bill. They had a large ice water jar ready for when you came in, which was delightful on the days we were there. The continental breakfast was adequate, not quite as large as some hotels, but enough to get you going. My husband would have preferred more meat and choices, but we were both satisfied all in all. We were there for 5 nights, so we got a good feel of the place. I was a little worried our first night, because it was a little noisy, but after that we were fine. I would recommend staying here if you wish to be near the sights. Friendly, courteous staff as well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

The hotel is located within easy walking distance for many attractions. Subway is just back of the hotel, taxi's are readily available, and the tourist buses and carriage rides are about 4 blocks up from the hotel, with the hop on, hop off feature which was greatly appreciated.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Coconut crek fl
Jul 27, 2011

Penns view

Excellent location close to waterfront and many places to eat

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
funonthecheap
Business
steelerstown, pa.
Jul 3, 2011

great stay

great stay, staff #1, breakfast excellent and fresh, rooms were spotless with balcony, wifi worked effortlessly with code, tv was computer compatable, #1 in philly for location, location, location!!!! 1 short block from subway, everything in area from historic to shopping, eating and nightlife. 1 block from penn's landing for free outdoor concerts in season. you can't beat this hotel if you tried.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

historic district within walking distance, a lot of the activities are free. good for families with children on budget!!!!!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Atlanta, GA
Jun 15, 2011

Exactly As Described

Excellent experience. We arrived and were met by friendly associate. Everything was delivered as promised. The location to all the historic attractions was great - 4 blocks to the Liberty Bell and Independance Hall, adjacent to subway and Big Bus (trolley) stop. Breakfast was excellent. Highly recommend staying in this Inn.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
pennsylvania
May 11, 2011

very friendly people and great location

very friendly staff, clean room, and great location

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New York, NY
Feb 16, 2010

Penn's View offers value for price

Penn's View is located conveniently in the Old City within walking distance to all the major historic sites. It is clean, quiet, and the continental breakfast included with stay is just enough to get you out of the door in the morning. Although the hotel doesn't offer anything extraordinary, I have no complaints and would definitely stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

The Plough & Stars bar lists their address as 123 Chestnut, which had us walking up and down Chestnut with much confusion. This great bar is actually located on 2nd Street between Market and Chestnut

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Fairfax, VA
Jan 31, 2010

Lovely Find

Very accommodating staff; let us check in early as room was ready. Offered us upgraded room with its own balcony (#510) and view of the river! Wine bar is very special; although we did not dine in the restaurant, it was very busy and had an appealing menu.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Easy walk up Market St. to Philadelphia historic sits: Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, Ben Franklin residences; many restaurants in the area

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
madison, nj
Jan 18, 2010

Great summer boutique hotel

This is a boutique hotel with a very friendly desk staff. Price is right. We have stayed there twice before in summer months. This time it was January, and the central heating system does generate noise. Perhaps it was the room, but the noise made it difficult to get to sleep.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Fork is an excellent restaurant just two blocks from the hotel.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Baltimore, MD
Dec 28, 2009

Wonderful one night stay!

Staff were very helpful, and the bar was fantastic! Rooms are quaint but clean, warm, and inviting. Recommend the wine flights!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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