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The Best Hotels in West Philadelphia

Alyssa Pinsker | July 06, 2018

West Philadelphia is iconic thanks to Will Smith. It's the home of history, culture and most of the major Universities in the city: University of Pennsylvania, Drexel, and Hannehman. It also has Victorian mansions, cutting-edge cuisine and a crunchy sub-culture with funky shops to match while visiting students or just basing yourself in a more unique part of the city.

#4

Sheraton Philadelphia University City

Why it made the list

The location simply can’t be beaten as the finest attractions of Philadelphia are within minutes. Also, if you’re a fan of Chinese food, the best Chinatown restaurant in the city is just below your room.

With plush beds and 37-inch flat-screen televisions, spaciou Read More

#3

AKA University City

Why it made the list

AKA University City is known for its chic and impressive amenities, and high-end celebrity chef partner restaurant, the Walnut Street Cafe but it also boasts an ideal location. It’s a short walk away from the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. If you love the outdoors, the Schuylkill River Trail, a 10 mile-long-path that runs through the city, is just minutes away.

AKA University City is Philadelphia’s premier ultra-luxury h Read More

#2

The Gables Bed and Breakfast

Why it made the list

While The Gables might have a historic motif, it’s location is very modern. The Gables is a short walk away from public transportation that leads you to the Philadelphia Convention Center, downtown shopping, and museums.

Built in 1889 by architect Willis Hale and first occupied by Read More

#1

The Inn at Penn, a Hilton Hotel

Why it made the list

It’s literally on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania--if you’re visiting the university, it can’t get more convenient than that. The convenience also doesn’t stop thanks to its location; in-room spa treatments and room service are available.

On the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, this hotel Read More

  • 4. Sheraton Philadelphia University City
    3549 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104, USA
  • 3. AKA University City
    2929 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104, USA
  • 2. The Gables Bed and Breakfast
    4520 Chester Ave., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19143, USA
  • 1. The Inn at Penn, a Hilton Hotel
    3600 Sansom St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104, USA

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