Courtyard Hotel Downtown Philadelphia
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Great Choice for Philly! Jun 23, 2011
The Courtyard (by Marriott) Downtown Philadelphia is a very good choice. I stayed here for a week – for work and a couple days of sightseeing. The price that I got online was very good and the quality of the hotel is quite high (a solid 4 star experience with closer to 3 star prices for a major USA city).
There are several Marriott hotels in the immediate vicinity. There is a Residences brand next door and a regular Marriott close by also. This hotel I stayed is the Courtyard brand.
The location of the hotel itself is excellent – it is in the center of the city (right by City Hall) and hence everything is walking distance from the hotel. From work or sightseeing, the location is great. I was able to walk all four quadrants of the main city easily from this location. Also, for my work, which was in University City – it was an easy subway ride (subway line just around corner from the hotel). There is a 7-11 right by the hotel for getting things you need 24/7. There are also CVS, K-Mart, Rite Aid, and Walgreens – including groceries in them – nearby. However, Philadelphia strikes me as a sleepy small town as these stores close around 6-8pm!!
The building itself is beautiful – having a historic value. It used to be the City Hall Annex – designed by Philip Johnson. The property has been well-kept and the ambiance is actually very high class. The most important thing that I did not like about the property is the so-called indoor swimming pool. This is very small, very shallow, and filled with kids. Forget about swimming. The whirlpool is also very packed it seems – so you can sort of forget a relaxing experience there also. The other thing which is a downside is that quite a few rooms have a poor view – with an office building very close (so the sun is also blocked). There are some rooms with a City Hall view and these may be worth fighting for.
The rooms however are pretty nice. The rooms have a very large flat screen TV and the selection of TV channels is pretty good. Things are pretty new and fairly stylish. Housekeeping is very good and the rooms are very clean. The free internet connection is quite fast and very useful.
I spent a few extra bucks and got a suite – which was a very good experience. Felt like an apartment – actually it may have been bigger than my Hong Kong apartment (but HK is cramped for space). The living room is large and has a mobile desk which is good for working. There is also a couch (with sofa bed) and a nice sitting chair. There is also a slightly larger refrigerator and a small kitchenette space with a microwave and sink. The bathroom is large – with two sinks and plenty of counter space, with a separate toilet and shower area. The bedroom is also fairly large and comfy. Both the living room and bedroom have large flat screen TVs.
Overall, this hotel is excellent – newer rooms that are clean and stylish in a beautiful historic building. The location is great. I highly recommend this hotel.
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Courtyard Hotel Downtown Philadelphia Overview
This hotel in Philadelphia allows for convenient commuting throughout the city and the popular surrounding areas. The Courtyard Hotel Downtown Philadelphia is a great place from which to plan and execute the many sporting, historical, and educational venue opportunities in the area. Those who are looking for local amusements are within a few minutes of the Seaport Museum, Independence Mall, the Liberty Bell, the National Constitution Center, New Jersey State Aquarium, Penn's Landing Riverside Park, Edgar Allan Poe House, and Elfreth's Alley. The working group are within minutes of the downtown business district and many corporate headquarters buildings. The airport is approximately ten miles from the Courtyard Hotel Downtown Philadelphia, and car parking is offered onsite. Public transport is easily attainable from here.
The Courtyard Hotel Downtown Philadelphia offers premium guestrooms with satellite television, wireless Internet access, working desks, valet laundry, and room service.
There is a 24 hour front desk available at the Courtyard Hotel Downtown Philadelphia, as well as a swimming pool, a full service restaurant, a fitness center, business facilities, and many other extras.
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