Near the University of Pennsylvania, this hotel is a welcome sight for anyone needing to stay in University City. The hotel, with a grand staircase in the lobby and a beautiful wood-paneled library with working fireplace, has a warm, collegiate atmosphere. Up-to-date room amenities abound, such as complimentary wireless service and an iPad. Grab a free USA Today at your door after breakfast at the University Club. The Penne Restaurant and Wine Bar features regional Italian cuisine and an extensive wine list. Rates rise at certain times, including graduations.