Embassy Suites Hotel, Philadelphia
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We love Embassy Suitesfrom JSPP
Thoroughly enjoyed our stayfrom A TripAdvisor Member
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 againfrom A TripAdvisor Member
It's closest to the museum but pretty far from everything else.
Great stay at the Embassy Suitesfrom jdsFlanders
Very pleasant stayfrom A TripAdvisor Member
OK Hotelfrom SteveandSaraG
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 Pricefrom A TripAdvisor Member
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
-it's a lovely area with shopping and dining. ask front desk for more details.
A good place for familiesfrom tim805
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
Other names for Embassy Suites Hotel
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- Address: 1776 Benjamin Franklin Parkway - Philadelphia - Pennsylvania - 19103 - United States
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