$143 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 5, 2015 Check-out: Aug 7, 2015

Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

3 stars
View map of 3549 Chestnut Street, 3549 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
67 reviews
weekend getaway

Hotel staff was very friendly and courteous. Good location for stores and restaurants See full review

  • LV214
  • Sep 29, 2014
visit to new grand daughter

Everything about this hotel was great except that room service is provided by a local cafe and... See full review

  • Molly C.
  • Dec 31, 2014
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.

 

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.

Property 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.

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

 

Nearby 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
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)

 

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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

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.

Ratings and reviews for Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
16 out of 67
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.3

88% would recommend to a friend.

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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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
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

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Port Tobacco, MD
Jul 10, 2008

Location, Location, Location

What a wonderful surprise to find I was so close to the place where I needed to be the day after my arrival. Close to the Amtrak station on 30th Street, the hotel's location was close enough for me to walk back for my train while enjoying a stroll through the campuses of several universities in the area. The hotel itself is lovely and the front-desk staff incredibly helpful and accommodating. They knew exactly where I needed to be and gave me a map. On the down side, I never was able to get online despite very lengthy directions on how to use wireless Internet in the room. I was also a little surprised that there was nothing in the way of a complimentary continental breakfast considering the cost of the room. At least there was a Starbuck's in the same block.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There are several terrific restaurants and cafes that are within two blocks of the hotel. One that I can recommend highly is the White Dog Cafe. Terrific food, great service, and charming ambiance. There are lots of great stores as well including the University of PA Bookstore and Ann Taylor.

Review of Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
North Andover, *
Jul 25, 2008

great hotel

Great hotel; the most wonderful thing about it is the in-room web-ready computer.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

within walking distance from USMLE CS exam center

Review of Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ssantia
Business
Hartford, CT
Nov 14, 2012

Great staff, wonderful location!

This hotel was in a great location and staff were friendly and accommodating. The rooms were updated and modern. with surge protectors, flat screen tv's and a refrigerator. The bathroom was a little dirty but the staff quickly addressed the issue. Tyne room was quite expensive for a 3 star hotel.

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Asian restaurant in the hotel had great food!

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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ResidencyApp
Business
Rochester, MN
Dec 18, 2013

Convenient to Penn, hospitals

Clean, comfy, close to where I needed to be. Nice gym for a chain hotel.

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

Business

Review of Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Alexandria, VA
Jul 16, 2011

Sheraton in the City

Comfortable, convenient, and pleasant experience. Was in town fora conference and the hotel provide the pefect location. Definitely recommend it for sigh seers, or anyone who wants to explore 'University City' philadelphia.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Recommend checking out restaurants on Walnut street that have been recently updated as part of the Unov. Penn. remodeling effort. Very classy.

Review of Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Michigan
Oct 9, 2010

Trip to Philadelphia

The location of this hotel is perfect. Very close to the university. Many restorants are a walking distance from the hotel. The Korean restorant in the hotel seems very popular, but I am not used to Korean food. Over all it was a good experience.

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

Business

Review of Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gymn Team
Business
Tampa Florida
Sep 28, 2011

Great Location

Close to the University, convient to all. Great for visits to the University, convient from airport via train. Close to downtown shopping and attractions.

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

Business

Review of Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
basel, Switzerland
Oct 28, 2009

Business place

Average +

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

Business

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