$149 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 30, 2015 Check-out: Sep 1, 2015

Penn's View Hotel

3 stars
View map of 14 North Front Street, Front and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Hotel Overview

Ratings and reviews for Penn's View Hotel

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
31 out of 31
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.1

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Penn's View Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kdb510
Couples
Quakertown, PA
Apr 6, 2014

Better than Expected

Hotel was cozy and unique. Reminded me of a bed and breakfast type homey atmosphere. Conveniently located to lots sites and restaurants. Would definately stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Penn's View Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dimples McGee
Business
Brooklyn, NY
May 8, 2014

A Perfectly Lovely Inn/Bed & Breakfast Type Hotel.

The location puts you close to everything in historic Philadelphia. The staff were so warm and welcoming that we felt right at home. The brunch downstairs had all the yummies to get our day started. The room could have used an extra cleaning, though. There were hairs and small bits of stuff in the corners. Over all the room was neat and the linens were perfectly clean. Just an extra sweeping would have been nice. The friendliness and helpfulness of the place more than made up for these tiny faults. I would definitely stay here again. A great value for the money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Penn's View Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
awsguy1
Business
Seattle, WA, USA
Nov 1, 2011

Cute outside, ok inside, very convenient

My stay was a positive experience. Looked at from the outside, the hotel entrance is a lovely colonial/early American building in an area with lots of similar structures. If you go and like colonial architecture, make sure to wander up Cuthbert St, a little to the north. My room was perfectly functional. The wine bar is excellent. The hotel is very accessible to downtown, Penn, etc. because the Market St. subway is right there. Also, a 5-10 minute ride gets you to 30 ST station and trains to the airport, Jersey, etc. The worst thing: the breakfast coffee was undrinkable. People, please, put some coffee in your coffee!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Penn's View Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
HotelYankeeFoxtrot
Couples
Philadelphia, PA
Mar 5, 2012

Hidden gem

Boutique hotel steps from historic Philadelphia and close to many wonderful restaurants. They have a wonderful restaurant and wine bar attached - highly recommended. This was the second time I stayed here, and this time I splurged for a king room with a view and a fireplace. The fireplace was a nice touch. The room was spacious, comfortable and very clean. I'm sure I'll be back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: In Hotel

Fabulous Italian restaurant and wine bar in the hotel.

Review of Penn's View Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rob Businessman
Business
Bergen County NJ
Jun 28, 2012

Good enough

The hotel was clean, pleasant and nice enough for overnight business stay. Very friendly staff. Pretty close to the stuff in Philly you want to see. Some people might be put off by the highway, but it is just the way Philly is built. Room was very good with a historical motif in line with building's architecture and included a fireplace (did not use) and jacuzzi tub (very relaxing). Price was a little high (my fault for booking late) and the Philly taxes added a considerable amount to the bill. Overall a solid B.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Penn's View Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Traveln Man
Business
New Jersey
Jun 14, 2012

Overnight in Philadelphia

What a pleasant surprise the Penn's View Hotel was for a one night stay in Philadelphia. I was traveling for business, and wanted to try something with a non-corporate brand flavor for this quick trip (one less night at a Marriott is not going to make or break my rewards points). The Penn's View Hotel fit the bill perfectly. Even though it doesn't have a fitness center on premise, nor a large business center, the facilities and staff more than made up for these perceived necessities. The room was wonderful, very comfortable, and had a character not found in the chains. In the room was a full desk, with ample power sources and a strong WiFi connection. Furniture is in the theme of Colonial Style furniture, which added to the character of the room. Full queen sized bed, with two end tables, and a sitting chair. The bathroom was large and elegant with marble counter tops and floors. The Tub had a built in whirlpool, which was a very nice touch. Plenty of clean towels, unlimited supply of hot water (filled up the whirlpool without issue) and a nice terry cloth robe hanging in the closet. Restaurant (Ristorante Panorama) that was part of the facility appeared to be a popular local Italian themed restaurant (very busy at the bar and in the dining area) with a fabulous wine selection. Restaurant staff was well trained in their craft, and provided top level service to me and the people around. Hotel staff, both check-in and check-out were courteous and helpful. I would definitely stay here again, and am actually looking to now book a long weekend here with my wife. Located in Old City, it is in a nice area to walk around, with many great eating and night-life spots nearby. If you do not have to be at a conference located in one of the chain’s conference hotels downtown, this is a very nice alternative that exceeds the chains at that same pricing.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Definitely make one dinner reservation at the Ristorante Panorama, which is located in the same building. Wonderful, relaxed dining experience.

Review of Penn's View Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Erica Pittsburgh
Business
Pittsburgh
Nov 30, 2012

Great place to stay

The staff is wonderful! This hotel has a bed and breakfast feel with modern amenities. The breakfast has a good selection for everyone, fresh fruit, waffles, cereal, boiled eggs, etc. The staff is very friendly and professional; this includes thebfrontndesk, the cleaning staff, and the kitchen staff. Inwouldbstay here again. The attached restaurant on the first floor has delicious food and a GREAT wine and liquor selection.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

Liberty bell and Independence historical sites.

Review of Penn's View Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Michelle The Baker
Couples
Philadelphia, PA
Dec 31, 2012

Nice romantic hotel

This is a great hotel for a romantic getaway. They have rooms with jacuzzis in the bathroom and gas fireplaces in the room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Penn's View Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Couples
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Penn's View Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Couples
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

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