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Penn's View Hotel

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14 N Front St (at Front and Market Sts, East of Broad Street)
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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(215) 922-7600
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Penn's View Hotel - Philadelphia, PA
Penn's View Hotel - Philadelphia, PA
Penn's View Hotel - Philadelphia, PA
Penn's View Hotel - Philadelphia, PA
Penn's View Hotel - Philadelphia, PA
Penn's View Hotel - Philadelphia, PA
Penn's View Hotel - Philadelphia, PA
Penn's View Hotel - Philadelphia, PA
Penn's View Hotel - Philadelphia, PA
Penn's View Hotel - Philadelphia, PA
Penn's View Hotel - Philadelphia, PA
Penn's View Hotel - Philadelphia, PA
Penn's View Hotel - Philadelphia, PA
Penn's View Hotel - Philadelphia, PA

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Best

It's a great hotel but if any of you are looking to save some $$ then book it at goo.gl/FPxYD They have some of the best hotel deals on the web!

Worst

We parked in the VALET parking area next to the hotel. The fee was VERY high...$20 for the night! We then entered the hotel. The lobby is terribly small with worn out seating. T...

Great hotel BUT.. 4/7/2011

It's a great hotel but if any of you are looking to save some $$ then book it at goo.gl/FPxYD They have some of the best hotel deals on the web! more

nice and convenient 12/7/2008

Stayed there over 2008 Army Navy weekend. Very convenient, could and did walk to China town and even walked back from Little Italy. Very accomadating staff, rooms a bit small, pillows can really be upgraded. Complimentary breakfast very nice, didn't eat in restaurant, understand that food was nice. Limited internet access, moderate exercise room, could use a treadmill. Overall, very clean, ""quaint"" best way to describe it. Very nice alternative to large hotel such as hyat or marriout, definately would stay there again.Front desk very accomadating, although not much help for restaurant recommendations. more

Very Clean, Nothing great about the views, Loud 1/21/2008

We parked in the VALET parking area next to the hotel. The fee was VERY high...$20 for the night! We then entered the hotel. The lobby is terribly small with worn out seating. The front ""desk"" is tiny. We went up to our room which was very clean, with the only issue being a small amount of mold in the jacuzzi tub area. The tub was suppoed to be big enough for two but can really only fit one comfortably. The heater kicked on and went off through out the night and the pillows were the WORST ever! When someone walked in the room overhead, the light in our room shook and the room was hardly sound proof. Ours overlooked an alley with boarded up windows and port-o-potties. \r \r When we went to get our car, the valet service (not owned by the hotel but really the only place to park), the valet service had put our car into a cement pole enough to dent the bumper. We then waited for 45 minutes for a manager to show up to take care of the problem.\r \r Honestly, other than the hotel being really clean, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Pros: Cleanliness Cons: Parking, cost of hotel & parking, noise level, pillows more

Best Romantic Boutique Hotel in the City! 7/19/2006

Quiet, Victorian setting, gas fireplace, jacuzzi tubs that comfortably fit two people, and very conveniently located to great restaurants/clubs. What more needs to be said. Pros: Ambience, Room Quality Cons: Parking - small lot more

Very Romantic 6/5/2005

I loved the Penn's View hotel for the romantic room and the excellent location. We stayed in the King size deluxe room with a fireplace. Downstairs before dinner we went to Il Bar to try flights of wine which was different and fun. We walked through the park to Moshulu for dinner which was also different, fun, and the food was fanastic! Penn's View is very close to lots of fun bars and nightclubs which we hit on our way back from dinner. The free continential breakfast the next day topped off a perfect weekend. Pros: great location, comfortable, romantic Cons: expensive, rough neighborhood, traffic noise more

Fantastic boutique hotel 6/3/2005

We used Penn's View for our out-of-town wedding guests, and I stayed there myself the night before our wedding. Nick, who handles groups, and Antonio, at the front desk, couldn't have been more accomodating. The rooms are excellent, well-appointed, and cozy. The views? Well, I suppose they're not terribly good: a highway on one side and a parking lot on the other. But you're in the heart of historic Philadelphia; there are plenty of things to look at. All in all, a sweet downtown hotel that doesn't behave like an impersonal chain. I highly recommend. Pros: service, responsive, location Cons: view more

HOME AWAY FROM HOME 12/8/2004

LORI AND I JOURNEYED TO PHILLY FOR A LONG PRE-HOLIDAY LONG WEEKEND. FROM THE MOMENT THAT WE WALKED INTO THE PENN'S VIEW THROUGH TO CHECKOUT WE FELT LIKE WE WERE TREATEDLIKE MEMBERS OF A SPECIAL FAMILY. ANTONIO AT THE FRONT DESK COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MORE ACCOMODATING, OUR HOUSEKEEPER WAS VERY ATTENTIVE, AND THE WAIT STAFF IN THE DINING ROOM WAS EXCELLENT. OUR ACCOMODATIONS WERE SPACIOUS AND VERY COMFORTABLE. WE HAD A GREAT STAY AND WILL BE BACK. Pros: STAFF, ACCOMODATIONS, GREAT RESTURANT more

Very Romantic Hotel 12/10/2002

We loved it! staying near the water and close to Market St. and all the things to do! Newspaper at our door, and wonderful breakfast...anyone can stay in a marriott or holiday, here is personalized service Pros: great staff & service Cons: parking more

Country Mouse/City Stay 9/30/2002

What a wonderful little treasure tucked away in the heart of Old City! All the charm of a European B&B with the amenities of an upscale chain. Fine dining and wining in Panorama/Il Bar just steps away from your guest room. Within comfortable walking distance to galleries, boutiques, nightlife, and historical attractions. A gem! Pros: Charming, Accessible, Bargain more

Quiet reflextions 7/23/2002

Friendly staff with kindness and gentle attitude toward perfection in honoring the appreciation of stay by patrons. Pros: Service, cleanliness, location Cons: pillows more

not quite worth the money 5/27/2002

The room (deluxe) was lovely and spacious. However, there were several items that were disappointing given the hefty $250/night price tag. For instance, the ""river view"" was indeed there, but nobody mentions the highway sitting between the river and the hotel. With the window open the noise is quite disturbing. Visually, streaming cars tends to distract as well. Also, little things that might not matter in a cheaper room, bothered us at the Penn's View. Such as only 1 robe and 3 pillows for a double room. The A/C was so noisy that when it kicked in the TV could no longer be heard. And lastly, the sheets were a bit threadbare and the mattress could have benefitted from a good pad or feather mattress. Overall, the Penn's View offered a very pretty, spacious room but was not worth the high price tag. Pros: spacious room, lovely decorations, jacuzzi Cons: noise of highway, noise of AC, too expensive more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    Once a commercial building, this building has been artfully refurbished to reflect a charming European inn. Picture exposed brick, wrought-iron beds, Chippendale-esque...

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  • Neighborhoods:

    Center City, Center City East

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