$129 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jul 13, 2014 Check-out: Jul 14, 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
36 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
Great romantic getaway!

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this unique hotel. We felt we had escaped to a European luxurious... See full review

  • Garry super sleuth
  • Jun 1, 2013
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)

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

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Hotel Map

39.9504 -75.142
Area served
Center City- 1.0 Miles West
Nearby airports
Philadellphia International Airport-PHL, (PHL), 3.00, MI, W;
Area description
City Center, 3 Stars

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
  • Libery Bell Center: 0.4 mi
  • Masonic Temple: 1.1 mi
  • Pennsylvania Academly 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
  • Libery Bell Center: 0.4 mi
  • Masonic Temple: 1.1 mi
  • Pennsylvania Academly 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 (36)

Ratings and reviews for Penn's View Hotel

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
36 out of 36
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.4
Value:
4

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Penn's View Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Eileen M S
Reading,PA
Jan 14, 2013

Great location. Wonderful continental breakfast.

The room was small but attractive, with hardwood floors and flocked wall paper. There was a view of Penn's Landing from the window. The continental breakfast was tasty enough that you forget that it's a continental. Excellant coffee. Next time, I want to try out the restaurant. The menu looked great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Many trendy and/or ethnic restaurants within walking distance.

Review of Penn's View Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
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
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

Review of Penn's View Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
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
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

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

Review of Penn's View Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
J from Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Apr 30, 2014

Fairly priced

We went the weekend of Penn Relays and all other hotels were in the $300 range-this was half that. The walls and doors are a little thin (noisy) and the configuration of this room was a weird. The bed could use an upgrade. I saw other rooms that looked a lot nicer. The breakfast is very good and a big free bonus compared to other hotels. Good location if you want to be around Penn's Landing and the historic area. Staff is very friendly and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Penn's View Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
PersoR
Los Angeles, CA
Nov 28, 2013

Convenient

Nice front desk staff, both night and day shift. Old building with slow elevator, but using the stairs is no problem. A little miffed about paying $23 to park outside with a room of $169. Room itself was nice enough, with a sitting area. Cleaning staff was very courteous and no rush in the AM. Continental breakfast, the usual fare.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Penn's View Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
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
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

Review of Penn's View Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
BusinessTraveler1175
Business
Florida
Jun 12, 2013

Ok Stay

The Bad: Water kept going between hot and cold while I was in the shower; was also annoyed that I went down to the restaurant and ordered food to go and was charged an extra fee for room service even though I brought the food back myself. The Good: Room was small but comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Penn's View Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
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
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

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

Review of Penn's View Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
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
Review of Penn's View Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
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
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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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