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The Conwell Inn

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel is tucked awkwardly on a lane way which leads onto the Temple U campus. The room was very nice. This is a great place to stay if visiting Temple. Don’t expect much else besides a nice room however. TV options were poor and even with a laptop to stream movies etc. the WiFi was woefully inadequate

It was just okay. Their was a problem when we got there with the room we reserved. So we were given another room but it wasn't what we wanted. There was black mold around the vent. The table looked like they got it out of the garbage. It was very plain and ugly. The location was on campus which was quiet and we felt safe. Wouldn't stay here again.

Quaint and great location, especially for Temple parents! Rooms nice, always clean. Staff is always friendly & nice, often going above & beyond what's required. A definite great choice when in Philly.

We enjoyed our stay at the Conwell. Location is perfect if visiting a student on campus. Rooms are clean, a little worn but good for the price. They offer free coffee, tea and cookies everyday which was a nice bonus. Would stay again for sure.

Staff was very polite and helpful. Will stay here again. Room was clean and comfy. I had booked a refrigerator. It wasn't in room when we checked in. After asking about this it was placed in room very quickly.

I really enjoyed the Conwell Inn on the Temple University campus; the room was large, bathroom was clean, staff friendly, location central. If there was a downside to my stay it was the parking, but that only lasted the first day.

Greetings! I recently (September 20-22) stayed at the Conwell Inn while needing to be in town to take doctoral exams at Temple. It was an excellent experience - check in was fast and effective, and I was especially grateful to Seth, who helped me with a parking problem: I hadn't reserved parking (booked through Expedia and do not recall even seeing that option). Seth directed me towards a spot for the evening and advised me to stop by in the morning to get a spot for the other two days. I did so and was very appreciative that I didn't have to search for street parking. The stay: my room (306) was clean and comfortable, and I was very pleased in my short stay. They also assisted me in receiving a surprise package from my husband, which was very kind. Check out was also very easy. A few notes: this is ideal especially for Temple families - you are literally on campus. It was very easy to walk to my building each day. The police station is next door to the hotel if you have concerns. Food: there are several options - Chinese, 7/11 etc. - right in the area, and the Conwell is attached to a coffee shop, which was fantastic. Food trucks are a short walk also. To find the hotel: your GPS will not direct you the correct way. Fortunately, there are directions on the website, so I would review that before you begin traveling if you're driving. I would do my best to reserve parking before you arrive. Noise: Temple is building their new library, and my room faced the construction. They begin early each day, and while I was awake, if you're a late sleeper, you may want to ask for a room away from the construction. Finally - Conwell Inn, thanks again for a lovely stay! I will happily book again if I need to be on campus for an extended period of time!

We stayed here for our visit to Shriners Children's Hospital due to a reduced rate & close proximity. Additional pros: friendly & helpful hotel staff, many decent food trucks nearby on Temples campus plus a couple good restaurants, Temple police station next door for added security, 7-11 convenient store next door, not too far from several tourist attractions. Neutral/cons: rooms are older (not bad, just don't expect updated), parking is limited, hotel was difficult to find (GPS didn't recognize their "road/driveway" Beasley's Walk. It is a few feet N of Polett Walk. You need to turn onto Beasley's and circle back to Park then walk E on Polett to find the hotel entrance.) Overall would stay here again.

Nice little hotel. For the price you can't do better. Feels like it's a part of Temple University, so there's a lot of street life around it, but the rooms are well appointed and clean and quiet. We stayed in this hotel after having spent the previous night in the worst hotel still operating in the US (see other reviews). The contrast highlights the difference between people who care about their business and their property, and those who don't.

This is the second time I've stayed at this small campus hotel. I've already booked my next (third) stay. It's comfortable and tremendously convenient and affordable relative to other hotels in the area. I stayed in a king bed room overlooking the interior of campus. It was much nicer than the last room overlooking the alley. The sinks and shelf above the sink are too small for toiletries so that's a little challenging when dealing with make-up and hair products etc. However, it's not a huge problem. The bed was very comfortable. The room was spacious. It's very nice that the windows open to let in outside air if desired. The parking arrangements can't be beat. Make sure to reserve parking in advance. The cost is reasonable and less expensive than the Temple U garages and lots.

1331 Polett Walk Philadelphia PA

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Temple University
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • 24-hour business center
  • Concierge services

The Conwell Inn places you next to Temple University and within a few miles (5 km) of other popular attractions like Liberty Bell Center. This 22-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a coffee shop/café, free in-room WiFi, and a 24-hour business center. Independence Hall and Reading Terminal Market are also near this Philadelphia hotel.


You can sip a beverage at the coffee shop/café.


The 22 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, free newspapers, and phones. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include ironing boards and desks.

Property features

Guests of The Conwell Inn enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a 24-hour business center. Self parking is offered for USD 15 per night. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, a library, and express check-in.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

78% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 210 reviews