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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
92 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

Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel Rooms

Traditional
Description not provided

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

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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

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 (92)

Ratings and reviews for Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
19 out of 92
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.4
Value:
4

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Young Couple out on the town
Allentown, PA
Aug 15, 2010

Overnight stay for a night on the town

We stayed overnight because we had a party to attend to in the city. We parked in the garage for 20.00 a day better than getting your car towed( ever seen parking wars). The front desk gave us a free upgrade to a king size bed. The room was spotless and even came with a computer in the room with free internet. The room was on the small side but for a one night stay it was great.

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

There is also a wawa right across the street for any midnight snacks you may have.

Review of Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Barfish
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
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
Young Couple out on the town
Allentown, PA
Aug 15, 2010

Overnight stay for a night on the town

We stayed overnight because we had a party to attend to in the city. We parked in the garage for 20.00 a day better than getting your car towed( ever seen parking wars). The front desk gave us a free upgrade to a king size bed. The room was spotless and even came with a computer in the room with free internet. The room was on the small side but for a one night stay it was great.

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

There is also a wawa right across the street for any midnight snacks you may have.

Review of Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Chicago, IL
Feb 18, 2008

Reasonably priced and comfortable

This hotel was reasonably priced for an in town hotel. The room was equipped with a computer and internet connection free of charge. Maid service was slow and not particularly thorough.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Chicago, IL
Feb 18, 2008

Reasonably priced and comfortable

This hotel was reasonably priced for an in town hotel. The room was equipped with a computer and internet connection free of charge. Maid service was slow and not particularly thorough.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Penn Super Dad
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
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Pod restaurant

Review of Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Cincinnati, OH
Jun 26, 2010

Nice stay near the train station

Great staff and location. Walls were a bit thin we could hear everything our neighbors were saying to their kids. Overall would stay again.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Cincinnati, OH
Jun 26, 2010

Nice stay near the train station

Great staff and location. Walls were a bit thin we could hear everything our neighbors were saying to their kids. Overall would stay again.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Romance on the 4th
Brentwood, MD
Jul 5, 2010

4th of July Anniversary

We visited the Philly area during the 4th of July wknd for our anniversary. The front desk staff was warm and friendly upon arrival. The room was just as the photos online appeared. We were satisfied with the quality of the mattress. The fitness center was above average and equipped with modern equipment. The pool unfortunately was rather small...and crowded. However, we would definitely visit the hotel again, when in the area.

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

The hotel charges you to park. It's about 30 blocks from the hotel to the Liberty Bell/Penn's Landing area. Then you have to pay to park down there. A cab costs about $15 one way and the bus is available but takes a long time to get to that area.

Review of Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Romance on the 4th
Brentwood, MD
Jul 5, 2010

4th of July Anniversary

We visited the Philly area during the 4th of July wknd for our anniversary. The front desk staff was warm and friendly upon arrival. The room was just as the photos online appeared. We were satisfied with the quality of the mattress. The fitness center was above average and equipped with modern equipment. The pool unfortunately was rather small...and crowded. However, we would definitely visit the hotel again, when in the area.

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

The hotel charges you to park. It's about 30 blocks from the hotel to the Liberty Bell/Penn's Landing area. Then you have to pay to park down there. A cab costs about $15 one way and the bus is available but takes a long time to get to that area.

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