Embassy Suites Hotel

, Philadelphia, United States
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Embassy Suites Hotel

, Philadelphia
3 star

Rooms: 288

1776 Benjamin Franklin Parkway - Philadelphia - Pennsylvania - 19103 - United States Hotel Website | | 215 561 1776
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We love Embassy Suites

from JSPP
This is the eighth Embassy Suites we've stayed in. The suites are huge and the view is great. It was a little walk to Independence Hall but we liked the location. The breakfast was great, plenty to drink at nite. I wouldn't stay anywhere else. We made reservations 4 1/2 months in advance- room for $99. What a deal!! but leave your car at home parking is way too pricey.

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay

from A TripAdvisor Member
We just returned from two nights at the Embassy Suites Center City. The front desk staff was very professional upon check in and throughout the weekend we met several employees who were very friendly and helpful.
We requested a 2 double bed room on a high floor and that was exactly what we received. Our room was on the 24th floor with an awesome view of the Swann Fountain on Logan Square, the tree lined Ben Franklin Parkway and the Philadelphia Art Museum in the distance. The facade of the building is being renovated, so the front of the landmark round building was covered a little in scaffolding and ropes, but otherwise everything was in good order and in fine repair.
Our room was enormous, like having a one bedroom apartment in the city. The beds were very comfortable, although sitting on the sofa bed when it was a sofa was a bit hard on the butt. The carpeting in our room looked brand new and the only signs of age was a bit of peeling ceiling paint in the corner of the bedroom. No cigarette burns, or spills or stains on anything. Lots of mirrors in the room, all which were very clean and not dusty at all.
The marble shower was good, with a curved shower curtain rod and decent lighting. Towels were new and plush.
Of course, the fridge and microwave were a plus, as was the wet bar and paper towels and glasses in the room. The TV carried about two dozen channels and had all the regular pay movies and Nintendo games you find on the LodgeNet system.
The hallways are really just a circular room from which the elevators and rooms come off, so there is a little bit of noise from the elevator bells, etc., but since their is only 12 rooms on each floor, there is not much foot traffic noise. Speaking of elevators, we never had to wait much for them, and for that I was thankful.
Meals at the adjacent TGI Fridays were good, but standard. That place gets packed in the evenings we learned.
I agree that the parking fees are exoribitant, but I've come to expect that in major cities. The valet was very busy upon checkout (it was Sunday morning),but the car was waiting for us when we went outside.
The manager's reception was a nice touch, but again, packed. Still, the bartenders were more than pleasant dealing with all of us.
We felt that this was overall a well-run hotel and we would definitely consider another stay here in the future.

Would never stay again

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed here just recently. It is under construction and very over priced. Parking is horrible. You're basically forced to pay the over $27 for valet parking then it takes forever to get your car. The bedskirts were ripped and the couch had a huge gash in it. There was mildew in the shower and the carpets had dirt spots in every room. For the price stay at any one of the other hotels downtown. The free breakfast did help. You could make your own omelets.

It's closest to the museum but pretty far from everything else.

Great stay at the Embassy Suites

from jdsFlanders
Great location -- walking distance to lots of museums, restaurants, $6.00 cab ride to Independence Hall; interesting layout - huge front room with pull out couch, kitchen area, balcony with great view; great buffet breakfast at the attached TGI Fridays; staff was polite and courteous, extra blankets/towels were brought to us within minutes; concierge was helpful with great restaurant suggestions. Would absolutely stay again; only drawback was the $24.95 plus tax for parking, however, the location of the hotel was so great, it was nice not to have to move the car the whole weekend.

good

from shawbee99
The 109$ weekend rate seemed like a great deal. The room was very spacious, all though the carpet had a bunch of burns in it, like someone neglected the party waiver, but everything else was fine. The balcony had a great view of the bf parkway and the museum, overall would definately stay there again.

Very pleasant stay

from A TripAdvisor Member
The desk clerk was professional and the room was clean, spacious and very comfortable. Valet parking was expensive, but again, professional, prompt and courteous.

OK Hotel

from SteveandSaraG
We stayed at the Embassy Suites for 1 night in August 2004. It was last minute so I ended up paying $149 + $24 for parking. The hotel is round and apparently was formerly an apartment complex. As you might expect, the rooms are shaped like a slice of pizza. Lot's of room and the door to the bedroom is solid. My officially sanctioned girlfriend (Sara, Without The "H"), hits the sheets a lot earlier than I do, so it's nice to have separate spaces.

There's a free breakfast in the morning, of which we did not partake. The "Manager's Reception" from 5:30 to 7:30 is basically an open bar, of which we partook. The staff was generally friendly and efficient. Valet parking was quick and, if they did take the car to the beach, they certainly covered it up well.

My Favorite Girlfriend (see above) described the furnishings as "somewhat shabby". She describes me the same way, so I'm not sure if that's good or bad. The elevators are slow to the point that you may need to book an extra night for intra floor transportation. Also, they make you sign a waiver declaring that you won't have a "party", and yet refuse to tell you who didn't sign it (Let's face it, That's the room you want to go to!).

Location - a bit out of the way, close to museums, but a manageble walk to Rittenhouse Square area where's there's some great food. Try the Sansom Oyster House, good stuff, reasonable prices. My officially sanctioned "MFG" (again, without the "H") loved it and she isn't a fish lover, although she still apparently loves me, (go figure, she starts anti-psychotic medication on Monday and, as the Doc put it "and not a moment too soon!').

If there was one major thumbs down for this hotel, it was the noise. You could hear toilets titanically toiling, elevators elevating, and the ruckas from the guy who didn't sign the "party waiver". (Just kidding, there was no "party" going on, but the other noises were a clear and present danger, think George W. in his Snoopy P.J's with the phone number of "those noo-cuullar guys" )

Seriously, it was more than a little noisy.

BTW - "MFG" helped me write this. Love her, not quite sure why she loves me. Life will always be a mystery.

See Philly - Great Town, Great people! (and cheesesteaks, too)

Spacious 2 rooms, Reasonable Price

from A TripAdvisor Member
The 24 hours (overnight) Valet Parking is now at $24 + tax. Not cheap but convenient. Wish they can bring me the car faster. Seems they're short handed, need to wait for a little while.

Good size 2 rooms (L/R, B/R), free coffee/tea, microwave, 2 TV, 2 dbl-beds. Great price for 4 people to stay, paid $119 (AAA member).

Free cook-to-order breakfast on 2nd fl., good as brunch. Free manager welcome cocktails 5:30-7:30pm (dry snacks, soda, beer & wine).

Free HBO. $10 for Internet access. Nintendo for a fee.

It is situated in West of downtown. Closest to most museums, a little far from Liberty Bell and China Town.

Like having your own apartment...

from A TripAdvisor Member
I agree with much of what was said by others previously, so I won't repeat. I will add that if you are looking for restaurants or takeout food in the area, take a left when you exit front door, then another quick left, and you'll find restaurants and takeout places within 4-5 blocks. Keep walking until you run into Rittenhouse Square (at Walnut Street)
-it's a lovely area with shopping and dining. ask front desk for more details.

A good place for families

from tim805
My family and I stayed here March 19 through March 24 and enjoyed all aspects of this hotel. It was easy walking distance to my wife's conference each day and convient to all of the museums. The free breakfast each morning was terrific and had lots of options. The furniture was a little outdated but clean. However, the couch in the living room needs to be replaced if it is ever to be used as a fold out couch. We liked this hotel and the city of Philadelphia. Staying here made us want to visit this city again and Embassy Suites Center City.

Top Local Tips for Philadelphia

Finding a Family Restaurant Near the Franklin Institute When we stayed near the Franklin Institute to see the King Tut exhibit we assumed that if we walked east towards the historical district we would run into a family restaurant. Actually, you need to go southwest to the area south of city hall, towards Rittenhouse Square. Here you will find quite a few chains (Applebees, Ruby Tuesday, etc) and some local restaurants. We thought we could get dinner in the Reading Terminal Market, but it closes at 6 on weeknights and the food stands seem to start to shut down at 5.

Great location but be cautious at night. We stayed at the Embassey Suites in Center City. It is a great location. On Friday night at about 7:30 pm we decided to walk about 8 blocks to China Town. It was just prior to nightfall. After making the walk we could see that at nightfall the area tends to become a bit seedy. Homeless beggars, some shady looking characters. We felt a bit uncomfortable but since it was still daylight and others around it was ok. After dinner in ChinaTown we definetly took a taxi back to the hotel. it was well worth the price.

Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island I didn't know this but NYC is only 1.5 hours from Philly! Definately worth it to spend 1/2 a day and go to the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island! We went to the NJ side so we didn't have to deal with NYC traffic

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  • Address: 1776 Benjamin Franklin Parkway - Philadelphia - Pennsylvania - 19103 - United States
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