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4.4 out of 5

"Good location. Friendly staff. Convenient shuttle. Good breakfast. " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 04 Feb 2018

Hotel Description

3-star hotel near University of Pennsylvania

Heart of Philadelphia

A stay at this University City hotel places you within half a mile (1 km) of University of Pennsylvania and 2 miles (3 km) of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Drexel University and Philadelphia Zoo are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free breakfast

This hotel features an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 2 conference rooms, 24-hour business center, and valet parking. Enjoy the spa tub and free perks like full breakfast and WiFi in public areas.

Free Internet, kitchens

The 136 guestrooms feature well-equipped kitchens with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and dishwashers. Other amenities include free WiFi, free wired Internet, and LCD TVs with cable channels.

Studio, One King and One Sofa Bed, Non-Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$124* Per night/room Feb 3 - Feb 4

Studio, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

One Bedroom Suite, One King and One Sofa Bed, Roll In Shower

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premium Suite, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

One Bedroom Suite, Two Double and One Sofa Bed, Non-Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Homewood Suites by Hilton University City ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Homewood Suites by Hilton University City

Everyone (5) Couples (3) Family (2)
5 out of 5
Lots to see and eat within walking distance. Rooms were nicely furnished. (The door stuck a bit, but wasn't a concern for me once I knew it needed to be elbowed open and shut-something to maybe check for that room.) breakfast was very good-not to be missed as it's included. not the standard free breakfast at a hotel. the travelocity times are wrong though --breakfast is 6-930am m-f and 7-1030am s-s. they also have social hours 5-7pm m-t though I wasn't present for those days. still a nice thing to know they have. recommend them-very courteous and clean establishment

Posted by on Nov 25, 2019

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5 out of 5
Everyone at the front desk was very nice and we even got a free dessert coupon for a restaurant down the street called City Tap House (which we highly recommend). We got a top floor room with a beautiful view, and the room was cool and clean. Highly recommend this place.

Posted by on Jul 21, 2019

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4 out of 5
This was close to location that I had to go to. Constant dinging in living room/kitchen area like a low battery was needed in something.

Posted by on Jan 24, 2019

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4 out of 5
The room I stayed in was much larger than I had expected. It was also quite clean.

Posted by on Dec 29, 2018

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5 out of 5

Convenient to Penn

Good location. Friendly staff. Convenient shuttle. Good breakfast.

Posted by , from Savannah on Feb 4, 2018

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5 out of 5

Great Staff !

I wrote down the girls' name so I would remember to tell the Management how GREAT she was , but I am going to make a personal phone call today ! Wonderful staff and quaint little place. I definitely will be back !

Posted by , from philadelphia , Pa. on Dec 19, 2016

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4 out of 5

Nice Stay!

Pros: Location and cleanliness
Location: On the UPenn campus and and about 2 miles from downtown Philadelphia.
The hotel was clean and conveniently located to the UPenn campus. The complimentary breakfast had a nice variety and was good.

Posted by , from Pittsburgh on Dec 6, 2016

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3 out of 5

Overpriced near Penn

Absolutely no reason for this hotel to cost 300 for the night. On top of that they charged 40 per night to park my car. With no other option except metered street parking. No love for a Hilton Rewards member. This hotel offers nothing special for a 4 star price

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015

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4 out of 5

great stay

Pros: Loved the decor, cleanliness and customer service.
Cons: check in should be at 3:00 and check out at noon.
Location: good location
This is a great place to stay. Only problem is all the hidden cost. Parking is $39 per night which is highway robbery. Add the additional charges for room, city, county, and state taxes and you have another $60 added to your bill.

Posted by , from Harrisburg on May 27, 2015

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4 out of 5

Great location in university city

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet
Great new, clean, beautiful hotel! Convenient location!

Posted by , from Charlotte, NC, USA on Aug 22, 2012

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About the Homewood Suites by Hilton University City

Location 4109 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Renovations + Closures

The property will be renovating from 09 December 2019 to 29 February 2020 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:

  • Lobby
  • Swimming pool

Renovation work will only be conducted during business hours on weekdays. Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.

Property Features

Homewood Suites by Hilton University City offers its guests an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a 24-hour fitness center. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. Free breakfast is served daily, and guests can also enjoy a free manager's reception. Event space at this hotel measures 800 square feet (72 square meters). A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the business-friendly Homewood Suites by Hilton University City. The hotel can provide concierge services and a complimentary grocery shopping service. For a fee, parking is available. This 3-star Philadelphia hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 136 guestrooms or units
  • 11 levels
  • 800 sq ft of conference space
  • 72 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2012
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Grocery service (free)
  • Terrace
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Water dispenser

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Sofa bed
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Philadelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.) (15 km / 9.3 mi)
  • Train station: Philadelphia 49th Street Station (1.7 km / 1.1 mi)
  • Metro station: 40th St. Station (0.6 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Homewood Suites by Hilton University City offers 136 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and safes. Beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Accommodations at this 3-star hotel have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. This Philadelphia hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is provided daily. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in February 2019.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast on weekdays from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM and on weekends from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM. The hotel hosts a free manager's reception on select days.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a 24-hour fitness center.

Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, fitness facility, or spa tub without adult supervision.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Debit cards

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Valet parking fee: USD 42 per night (in/out privileges)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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  • Homewood Suites Hilton University City Aparthotel
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  • Homewood Suites by Hilton University City Philadelphia
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You should know

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
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