$167 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 9, 2014 Check-out: Nov 11, 2014

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

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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.

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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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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.

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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

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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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room 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.

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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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Westminster, Maryland
Aug 10, 2009

Girls' Weekend getaway

Some friends were in Philadelphia for the weekend. We went sightseeing. The hotel was in a great location; easy access to the city. Our room was great; we needed more towels for showering & the front desk got them to us in a very timely manner. Will definitely stay there again!!!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Honey's restaurant is an excellent place to eat!!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Brooklyn, NY
May 12, 2010

Good Hotel,[...]

This hotel was a pretty good hotel. It was clean and quiet. However, we came with a two year old who needs to drink 3 bottles of milk a day. We brought the milk with us expecting a fridge in the room like the website states. It doesn't say "fridge available upon request." Our room did not come with a fridge and we were told there was none available in the hotel. [...] In the end, the hotel found us a fridge.[...]

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Romance on the 4th
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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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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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Close to 30th street railroad station

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