Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

3 stars
3549 Chestnut Street, 3549 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
62 reviews
Good location

Stayed here to take the USMLE Step 2 CS exam. It's about a 5 min walk from the testing center.... See full review

  • Med Student32
  • Jul 31, 2014
Very Happy

Location was good! A quick can ride downtown or a shirt walk to local restaurants/bars. Parking was... See full review

  • Caseyr3
  • Jul 14, 2014
University City hotel a favorite of visiting parents and academics
Conveniently located within walking distance to the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University campuses, the Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel is a favorite for visiting parents and academia. Amenities include a heated outdoor pool and sundeck, a 24-hour fitness center, an on-site restaurant and lounge and a business center. The nonsmoking guest rooms provide an in-room desktop computer with complimentary Internet access. The hotel also provides an on-site gift shop, florist and car rental desk.

 

Highlights
  • Convenient location between University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University and close to subway and train stations
  • Well-equipped fitness center with machines providing touch screens with MP3 connection and an interactive heart-rate system
  • Outdoor pool and sundeck with views of the city skyline
  • In-room desktop computers provided with complimentary high-speed Internet access and free printing
  • On-site Enterprise car rental

 

Rooms

The 20-story Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel has 332 nonsmoking guest rooms and suites with either one king-sized or two double beds. All rooms provide Sheraton Sweet Sleeper beds featuring plush-top mattresses, triple-sheeting, fleece blankets, duvets and down pillows. Other amenities include an in-room computer with complimentary high-speed Internet access and free Internet-based printing. Rooms also include desks with ergonomic chairs; complimentary weekday newspapers; televisions with premium channels, pay movies and video games (fees apply); and coffee-makers.

Features
The hotel lobby features the Link@Sheraton, a social space and connectivity hub where guests can go online at complimentary PC workstations, watch television or borrow a magazine or newspaper. An on-site Asian restaurant and lounge serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel is dog-friendly, offering Sweet Sleeper dog beds for its four-legged guests.

Transportation
  • SEPTA Subway 34th Street Station (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Amtrak 30th Street Station (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Greyhound Bus Terminal (2 mi/3.2 km)
  • Philadelphia International Airport (9.2 mi/14.8 km)

 

Attractions
  • University of Pennsylvania (across the street)
  • Drexel University (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Historic District (2 mi/3.2 km)
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art (2 mi/3.2 km)
  • Pennsylvania Convention Center (2.3 mi/3.7 km)
  • Professional Sports/Concert Venues (6 mi/9.7 km)

Business
  • 10,000 square feet of event space
  • Audio/Visual equipment
  • Event catering
  • Business center and services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • High-speed Internet access

Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel Rooms

Standard
The Amenities listed in this description represent the amenities available in all guest rooms in the hotel

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Free local telephone calls
Activities
Pool
Exercise gym
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
Guest laundromat
ATM/Cash machine
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Car rental desk
Audio visual equipment
Florist
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Wheel chair access
Room
Television with cable
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Temperature control
Iron
Smoke detectors

Hotel Map

39.9546 -75.1941
Area served
City Center
Nearby airports
Philadelphia International Airport, (PHL), 11.27, KM;
Area description
Resort, Airport

Nearby points of interest

  • University of Pennsylvania: 0.2 mi
  • The Palestra: 0.3 mi
  • Penn Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Mutter Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art: 1 mi
  • Rosenbach Museum and Library: 1.1 mi
  • The Franklin Institute: 1.1 mi
  • Rodin Museum: 1.2 mi
  • The Barnes Foundation: 1.2 mi
  • Philadelphia Zoo: 1.4 mi
  • Rittenhouse Square: 1.4 mi
  • Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul: 1.4 mi
  • Walnut Street Theatre: 1.4 mi
  • Eastern State Penitentiary: 1.4 mi
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: 1.6 mi
  • University of Pennsylvania: 0.2 mi
  • The Palestra: 0.3 mi
  • Penn Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Mutter Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art: 1 mi
  • Rosenbach Museum and Library: 1.1 mi
  • The Franklin Institute: 1.1 mi
  • Rodin Museum: 1.2 mi
  • The Barnes Foundation: 1.2 mi
  • Philadelphia Zoo: 1.4 mi
  • Rittenhouse Square: 1.4 mi
  • Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul: 1.4 mi
  • Walnut Street Theatre: 1.4 mi
  • Eastern State Penitentiary: 1.4 mi
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: 1.6 mi
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts: 1.6 mi
  • Masonic Temple: 1.6 mi
  • Please Touch Museum: 1.9 mi
  • Liberty Bell Center: 2.3 mi
  • Independence Hall: 2.4 mi
  • National Constitution Center: 2.4 mi
  • National Museum of American Jewish History: 2.4 mi
  • Christ Church: 2.4 mi
  • Independence National Historical Park: 2.6 mi
  • Liacouras Center: 2.6 mi
  • Arden Theatre Company: 2.7 mi
  • Fireman's Hall: 2.7 mi
  • Citizens Bank Park: 3.7 mi
  • Wells Fargo Center: 3.9 mi
  • Veterans Stadium: 4 mi
  • Lincoln Financial Field: 4 mi
  • Philadelphia Cruise Terminal: 5.8 mi
  • Morris Arboretum: 9.6 mi
  • Franklin Field: 2,455.5 mi
  • Hagan Arena: 3,716.6 mi

Dining

Sang Kee Noodle House
Experience our latest addition: Sang Kee Noodle House Restaurant. A Phillie favorite with two other locations in the city, it serves up delicious Asian Cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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 (62)

Ratings and reviews for Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
62 out of 62
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.6

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Penn Super Dad
Business
Florence, Italy
Oct 23, 2013

Great location, great value

This a great value for your money choice if you want to come to visit U Penn! Rooms with king bed size are very comfortable, staying at a Club floor room is worth the money, as both breakfast and happy hour drinks are a great value add.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Pod restaurant

Review of Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
birdie annie
Business
duluth mn
Sep 7, 2013

great location

Wonderful staff, clean, orderly, convenient to Penn and Drexel.

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

The Noodle House is superb.

Review of Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JJ 2013
Business
Philly, PA
Sep 5, 2013

Pleasantly pleased in Philly

This hotel is a few blocks away from the local subway station, the bus station and Amtrak. The staff is friendly and helpful and the room was clean and comfortable!

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

Business

Review of Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Joez8
Business
Seattle
Aug 11, 2013

Nice stay

This hotel is ideal for parent/children to visit UPenn. Very convenience. The only thing I don't like is parking, you have to pay for parking, but it is common practice in East Coast.

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

Business

Review of Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AN2013
Business
University City
Jul 6, 2013

impromptu

A great relief that it's here and easy to use the travel website to book. The staff was very pleasant. I love the fact Sang Kee is connected to the Hotel. The hotel is used to hosting a wide variety of travelers with local business at the University.

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

Business

Review of Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Weekend Trip Lovers
Business
Queens, NY
Jun 3, 2013

great weekend trip

This hotel was a great bargain, we have stayed in Philadelphia before but usually in the center of downtown. I had never been to University City before but was surprised by how close it was to downtown less then $10 for a cab. The pool is really nice and was great for a nice swim outdoors when the weather is hot. The hotel itself is clean with updated rooms.

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

Business

Review of Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Clairekip1
Business
New Orleans, LA
May 27, 2013

Great and Comfortable stay!!

I ended up picking this Hotel based on location and price preference. I couldn't have picked a better choice! It was clean, comfortable and close to the airport and subway stations. The staff was very accommodating and friendly. The room was very clean and the beds were unbelievable comfortable, especially the pillows. I have a thing for hotels with awful pillows! The did offer room service that was limited, but they also had a connection with a restaurant/café next door which delivered 24 hours and the food was extremely reasonable and pretty good. I would definitely stay here on a return trip to Philadelphia and recommend to others!

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

Business

Review of Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Barfish
Business
Pittsburgh PA
May 6, 2013

Great location

Staff courteous. only complaint would be that the room coffee needed to be replenished.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

The Barnes collection a must see!

Review of Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ednaski
Business
White Plains, NY
Apr 22, 2013

Great if visiting U Penn

Everyone was so nice. My room was very clean. Close to U Penn. Many restaurants within walking distance. Staff was helpful on local attactions. Would definitely recommend.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Many resaurants within walking distance. Staff at the hotel was helpful by giving you a list of local places

Review of Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Penn Dad
Business
New York
Apr 16, 2013

Well located, but older style property.

Really well located in close proximity to University of Pennsylvania and Drexel. But the rooms are small and the common areas and parking lot are old style and outdated, even though the rooms are renovated. Rooms were small. But flat screen TV was great.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Destrito Mexican Tapas restaurant nearby. Loved it.

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