$179 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 31, 2014 Check-out: Nov 1, 2014

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

3 stars
1201, Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
206 reviews
Good game experience

Flew in for Philadelphia Eagles opening day. Couldn't have had a better experience. Everything I... See full review

  • Makk Dogg
  • Sep 9, 2014
Great girls weekend

Spent 1 night for the flower show. Very comfortable! Wished there was a hot tub though. Overall a... See full review

  • Time well spent
  • Mar 10, 2014
Experience the famous birthplace of freedom, without wasting time in traffic, at the centrally located Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. With its skybridge to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 72 meeting rooms, and impressive Grand Ballroom for events, business travelers have access to anything they could possibly want. The on-site Starbucks certainly doesn't hurt in the mornings, either. Guests staying for pleasure will find plenty in the classy environment of the Circ restaurant, comfy alfresco snacking on the 13 Terrace, or the taste of signature Chesapeake striped bass in 13 Restaurant. It doesn't have to be all about lazy days, however; the rowing machines at the Fitness Center and all-weather pool will make sure that visitors break a healthy sweat.
Key facts
  • 1,408 guestrooms
  • Fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Valet parking
  • Business Center
  • 8,547-square-feet of meeting space
  • 2 restaurants: 13 and Circ, with open-air terrace
  • On-site Starbucks cafe
  • High-speed Internet (fees may apply)
Neighborhood
Conveniently located in downtown Philly, with the Pennsylvania Convention Center just around the corner and the Liberty Bell only eight blocks away, the Marriott Downtown Hotel Philadelphia is ideally located in every way. SEPTA subway 13th street station is right across the street, as is the Reading Terminal Market, for the oldest consecutive running farmer's market in the nation (and where the Amish community comes to sell their produce). At night the city is all abuzz, with spectacular shows at the Forrest Theatre and plenty of excellent Center City restaurants in the hotel's direct vicinity.
Hints and tips
Valet parking can be fairly expensive and the valet bay is usually quite busy, so if you need directions, get them before you slide behind the wheel, because staff will try to get you going as soon as possible to clear the lane.

Dinner-wise, walk two blocks from the hotel and you'll be in the city's Chinatown district - an essential stop for authentic dim sum and other Asian fare.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

39.9519 -75.1599
Area served
We are in the heart of Center City
Nearby airports
Philadelphia International Airport, (PHL), 10.00, MI, NE;
Area description
City Center, Location Type: City

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Indoor pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Coffee shop
Room service
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Express check in
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Concierge desk
Laundry/Valet services
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
FAX
Video checkout
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Drugstore
Florist
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Safe
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Turndown service
Cribs available
In room movies
Sofa bed
Temperature control
Iron
Ironing board
Wet bar

Nearby points of interest

  • Masonic Temple: 0.2 mi
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: 0.3 mi
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts: 0.5 mi
  • Walnut Street Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Liberty Bell Center: 0.5 mi
  • Independence Hall: 0.6 mi
  • Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul: 0.6 mi
  • National Constitution Center: 0.6 mi
  • National Museum of American Jewish History: 0.6 mi
  • Christ Church: 0.6 mi
  • Rittenhouse Square: 0.7 mi
  • Independence National Historical Park: 0.8 mi
  • The Franklin Institute: 0.8 mi
  • Rosenbach Museum and Library: 0.9 mi
  • Arden Theatre Company: 0.9 mi
  • Masonic Temple: 0.2 mi
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: 0.3 mi
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts: 0.5 mi
  • Walnut Street Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Liberty Bell Center: 0.5 mi
  • Independence Hall: 0.6 mi
  • Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul: 0.6 mi
  • National Constitution Center: 0.6 mi
  • National Museum of American Jewish History: 0.6 mi
  • Christ Church: 0.6 mi
  • Rittenhouse Square: 0.7 mi
  • Independence National Historical Park: 0.8 mi
  • The Franklin Institute: 0.8 mi
  • Rosenbach Museum and Library: 0.9 mi
  • Arden Theatre Company: 0.9 mi
  • The Barnes Foundation: 0.9 mi
  • Mutter Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Fireman's Hall: 0.9 mi
  • Rodin Museum: 1 mi
  • Eastern State Penitentiary: 1.3 mi
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art: 1.5 mi
  • The Palestra: 1.5 mi
  • Penn Museum: 1.7 mi
  • University of Pennsylvania: 1.7 mi
  • Liacouras Center: 1.9 mi
  • Philadelphia Zoo: 2.4 mi
  • Citizens Bank Park: 3.2 mi
  • Please Touch Museum: 3.2 mi
  • Veterans Stadium: 3.6 mi
  • Lincoln Financial Field: 3.6 mi
  • Wells Fargo Center: 3.6 mi
  • Philadelphia Cruise Terminal: 4.2 mi
  • Morris Arboretum: 10.3 mi
  • Franklin Field: 2,457.3 mi
  • Hagan Arena: 3,715.3 mi

Dining

Circ
One of the chic hotel restaurants in downtown Philadelphia, Circ serves as an urban retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city while offering guests signature cocktails and a menu filled with light snacks and tasty appetizers.
13 Restaurant
Serving American classics with a contemporary twist, 13 Restaurant's tantalizing menus feature something for everyone including seared filet mignon, grilled pork chops and Chesapeake striped bass for a tasty dining experience in downtown Philadelphia.
Starbucks®
Quick and easy, favorite drinks, light menu items and snacks are available at this handy Starbucks® which provides busy travelers and locals with a convenient option over traditional downtown Philadelphia restaurants.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 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 (206)

Ratings and reviews for Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
206 out of 206
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.9

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Jose, CA
Jun 10, 2009

Pleasant Stay

Will definitely come here again.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
808Boomer
Business
Kapolei, HI
Oct 21, 2010

Philadelphia Experience

Downtown Marriott is a great central location. Trains and subway within walking distance. Rooms were nice, our maid was excellent (kid friendly), staff was friendly, and 1st floor is beautiful. Their restaurant "13" is ok, their prices are better during sporting events. However, a little online research will show a lot of better priced restaurants within walking distance. Overall, our package deal made this great hotel affordable. Highly recommended.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of neat restaurants and shops within walking distance. Do some online research and take a walk around the hotel. Also, the nearby mall and Macy's close earlier than I expected.

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Review of Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Calgary,AB
Nov 24, 2010

Great location for the conference center

Direct access from the hotel to the conference center in Philly was very convenient. The hotel restaurant was excellent, the room was clean, the service was very good. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Shopping was close and a good choice of restaurants not far away.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of good shopping on Chestnut and Walnut streets between 13th and 19th streets. Old town, south off Market a good area to visit during the day. Macy's only a block away.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Montgomery, Alabama
Nov 1, 2010

Great location and great hotel

A great place to stay when visiting Philadelphia. Very close to the great attractions as well as restaurants and shopping. The room was comfortably appointed, and the service was good.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Don't pass up the Reading Terminal Market for lunch. It's a must; the variety of types of food and cultures is unsurpassed. For dinner you have to eat at Maggiano's. Everything on the menu was delicious.

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Review of Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Philadelphia PA
Jan 2, 2011

Elegant hotel in great location

My husband and I went there for a "staycation" for New Year's Eve and really enjoyed ourselves! The lobby was bright and festive with a nice bar, and the room was classically elegant and clean. We enjoyed dinner at El Vez down the street, and liked the boutiques on 13th street the next day. Only downside was how loud it was on NYE with guests coming in (with horns and champagne) at all hours of the night- very noisy night, but the front desk tried their best to keep sending security up to quiet the offending parties.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Never use hotel parking downtown, when there're so many parking options. I use 12th and Sansom (3 blks) overnight for $20.

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Review of Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Lancaster, PA.
Oct 12, 2009

Beautiful view from corner window!.

We came to Philadelphia mainly to see Billy Crystal's "700 Sundays". We decided to try a Sunday matinee this time, but arrived on Saturday so we could enjoy the downtown area and then go to dinner. Our room on the 14th floor was a lovely surprise. It was a corner room with a fantastic view. It was quiet, clean and relaxing. Thank you!

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Downtown Philadelphia offers many choices for fine dining and entertainment; not to mention historical sites.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Durham, NC
Feb 15, 2010

great location

Great place to stay in the winter, especially if you're attending an event at the Convention Center. You can get from the hotel to the Convention Center, Reading Terminal and the East Market train station without ever stepping foot outside. Plus lots of good food within short walking distance. Hotel staff was very friendly and helpful in general. The rooms have a pretty basic decor - you won't find anything avant garde here, but the beds are extremely comfortable. Stay away from red wine at the Circ bar - it tastes like it costs $3/bottle but they charge $12/glass. Disappointing. Other than that, very nice, predictable accommodations.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Reading Terminal is a feast for the senses - anything you could want to eat you'll find. But if you're looking for a nice dinner, try Bindi Indian restaurant a few blocks down.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
THE GREY GHOST
Business
SAINT LOUIS, MO
Sep 12, 2010

trip to philadelphia

THE STAFF, ESPECIALLY THE CONCIERGE WWERE VERY HELPFUL. MY ROOM WAS QUIET BUT THE WIRELESS INTERNET WAS DIFFICULT TO SET UP. I WISH THAT THERE WERE 'FREE WIRELESS' AND ITS OST JUST BULT IN TO ROOM CHARGE. THE GENERAL DECOR NEEDED UPDATING

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

WALK TO THE ART MUSEUM FOR EXCERCISE AND VIEWING OF NEIGHBORHOODS

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Review of Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Indianapolis, IN
May 20, 2010

Excellent Location and Service

Attended a conference and the Convention Center. You can't beat being connected by a walking bridge. Independece Hall is within walking distance. For business, City Hall and Comcast Building are within walking distance.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

See Independence Hall if you stay in downtown Philly.

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Review of Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Cincinnati
Feb 22, 2010

Great location; good deal

Excellent location and good service made for a wonderful stay in a great American city.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Long walk from hotel

Philadelphia Art Museum is world class

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