$139 Avg/night
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Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

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

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

  • Barfish
  • May 6, 2013
Great if visiting U Penn

Everyone was so nice. My room was very clean. Close to U Penn. Many restaurants within walking... See full review

  • Ednaski
  • Apr 22, 2013
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

Hotel Map

39.9546 -75.1941
Area served
Bala-Cynwyd, Brandywine, Bryn Mawr, Cherry Hill, Conshohocken, Chester, Ft Washington, Wilmington, King of Prussia, Lancaster, Mt Laurel, Maple Shade, Manayunk, Reading, Society Hill, Trenton, Valley Forge, West Chester
Nearby airports
Philadelphia International Airport, (PHL), 6.00, MI;
Area description
Downtown

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Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel Rooms

Traditional
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Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Pet friendly
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Laundry service
Guest laundromat
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
Video checkout
Florist
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Room
Television with cable
Radio
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Cribs available
Computer in Room
Iron
Ironing board

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 Academly 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 Academly 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
  • Libery 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

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 (63)

Ratings and reviews for Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
12 out of 63
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.8

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
City explorer MD
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Aug 1, 2014

Good but...

No electricity for hours!! Could not get the refund offered because the room was booked through a third party and not directly with them.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Med Student32
NYC
Jul 31, 2014

Good location

Stayed here to take the USMLE Step 2 CS exam. It's about a 5 min walk from the testing center. Unfortunately, the power and water went out overnight but the hotel did refund all guests for what they paid for the night's stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
bleacher Mom
Roanoke, VA
Feb 21, 2014

convenient

The staff was friendly, the rooms clean, beds comfy but the best was the convenience to Drexel and Penn. I cam up for women's basketball and was delighted at how I could walk to the university. there are lots of restaurant options being so close to two major universities. i usually stay in center city near shopping, but the parking is so stressful. I will always stay here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

I took amtrak and could not believe how easy it was to walk form the station and walk to the basketball arena. I will never stay anywhere else in Philly when visiting my daughter at Drexel.

Review of Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
M.M.H
Michigan
Feb 1, 2014

Nice stay

The big plus for this hotel is its site. The staff was friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AN2013
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
Review of Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Christo26
Newport Beach, CA
Jul 9, 2012

On Campus, on-target staff, & perfectly low-key

First of all, if you're looking for an up-scale experience then you'd be at the wrong place. This is a more you-are-at-home-on-Penn's-campus place, with no suggestion that you're just that close to a stay at, say, the Seasons (which is wonderful in its distinct way). It's just ideal for doing anything at Penn, and there's a Sang Kee restaurant in the lobby -- if you did attend Penn then you know this is an extreme bonus. Staff consistently pleasant, pool nice and clean, and taxis always out front (or bus/trolley ~1 minute walk outside). I have come to love all things Starwood over the years, but this place is simply a straight-forwardly consistent treat.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
pattyb
San Francisco
Dec 25, 2011

safe location

Traveling alone with one night layover and wanted a safe, convenient place to stay away from the overpriced aiport type hotels. Great service, nice area, felt very safe taking a walk. Room had a great view of the city and the room service was great. Would definitely stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Portland, OR
Nov 27, 2010

Nice hotel to stay for my visit

Clean, comfortable, very nice rooms. The staff were all very accommodating and helpful. I particularly enjoyed the easy location near UPENN and the hospitals--everything was within walking distance and very convenient.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
roaming philly
va
Jul 30, 2010

Sheraton Philadelphia university hotel

good service. good location. lots of walking and biking. clean room. has a parking lot

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Huntsville, AL
Jul 10, 2010

Very clean accommodations, helpful

Very good, did not use food service otherwise staff was helpful and room very clean and comfortable. Internet service was weak but computer in room was wonderful. Connections poor.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Close to 30th street railroad station

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