Residence Inn Philadelphia Center City

1 E. Penn Sq., corner of Market and Juniper Sts., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107, USA

Alyssa Pinsker

Originally the Market Street National Bank, this building from the 1920s has a beautifully restored Art Deco facade. (The rooms remain mostly Marriott.) You can choose between studios or one-bedroom suites; most have full kitchens, living rooms, and work areas. Novel amenities include grocery shopping (the staff will pick up items from Shop Rite for you), complimentary wireless Internet, complimentary breakfast, and complimentary appetizers served on the second-floor gathering area Monday to Wednesday. Across from City Hall, this hotel is close to all major downtown destinations. With our complimentary grocery shopping service, you won’t have to step foot in a supermarket at all during your extended stay! Stay connected with free wireless internet and work anywhere throughout our hotel. Book today and indulge in Philly style comfort and convenience.

Free grocery delivery is a big perk at these long-term business living hotels, and there's also a 24-hour mini market on site.

room

All rooms are suites in bright colors, many with large windows (floor to ceiling in some cases) paintings on the wall, sofa bed, luxury bedding and linens, and a work area facing the window. Even if a studio there are separate sleeping, working and lounging areas. There are wifi and a cable HDTV flatscreen with HBO. Rooms are individually temperature controlled. If you're planning to cook you'll have a conventional oven, dishwasher, microwave oven, pots, pans, serving dishes, full refrigerator, icemaker, silverware, stove, and even a little dining room table and chairs. There's a coffeepot in the room wth "hotel brand" coffee. Request a city hall view or you'll get a parking lot view, requests are not guaranteed.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Water is not provided, you can buy a bottle at the front desk mini-market for $2.50 or add it to your Shop Rite list.

bathroom

All rooms have a stall shower, some also have a tub. Paul Mitchell products are provided (nice plus.) 100% Egyptian cotton towels, hairdryer and the works or request at the front desk if you need anything else.

lobby

There are two lobbies: the first is grand with green marble and golden art deco elevators, there is a seating area and check-in is next to the tiny 24-hour mini-market. The second floor has more of a biz-prof semi-lounge with TVs, leather chairs, sofas, meeting rooms are there.

gym

Residence Inn and Under Armour Connected Fitness made an app you can download that has mapped runs for you to try out while you are in the city or you can ask the front desk for a map with recommended routes. The 24/7 fitness center, has high-quality cardio equipment, dumbbells, and weight machines and a water fountain.

dining

Every day on the 2nd floor a complimentary full hot American breakfast (eggs, waffles, fruit, cereal, meats) is served with coffee, tea, orange juice, etc.

drinking

There is no bar on site, you'll just have to pick up wine at the tiny in-hotel market store, beer and wine is available from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Or you can walk to the nearest liquor store, Pennsylvania's laws don't allow booze to be delivered or sold at the grocery store.

LOCATION

Getting Around

You are two minutes from City Hall and right downtown, the subway is a 1-minute walk at 13th Street Station for getting across town East and West and two-minutes to City Hall station where you can also go North for the neighborhoods and South for the stadiums. 30th Street Station is a 22-minute walk, the biggest train station in Philadelphia that is known for its Art Deco architecture. This train station takes you to other major cities (such as NYC) and stops in Philadelphia.

Restaurants

The front desk recommends the Field House (5-minute walk), one of the largest sports pubs in all of Philadelphia, with 35 TVs, 40 local drafts on tap, and an American pub menu inspired by chef Andrew Brown. McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks, (3-minute walk) for 30 varieties of fresh seafood flown in from all over the world, white tablecloth dining, and handcrafted stain-glassed ceilings. Maggiano’s Little Italy (3-minute walk) for a modern twist on Italian food and private dining rooms.

Bars

McGillin’s Old Ale House, (5-minute walk) is a Philadelphia classic dive. This historic Irish bar with mostly local or regional drafts has been open since the 1860s, signature drinks include the Dirty Girl Scout Martini and Original Irish Potato Martinis. R2L (7-minute walk) has the highest views in the city, 500 ft above and 40 miles panoramas with sleek cocktails to match.

WHY WE LIKE IT

It's a beautiful Art Deco building across the street from City Hall (the definition of Center City Philadelphia) so you can walk everywhere or take public transit but if you have to stay in, it's set up for a comfortable long-term stay. With apartment-like amenities and perks like free breakfast, hip meeting rooms and grocery delivery for the business traveler. The front desk is on call 24-hours a day for questions and is helpful and kind. You might not want to leave.

QUICK FACTS

Family
324 suites
Breakfast yes
Lunch no
Dinner no
Bar no
Cafe yes
Room Service no
Gym
yes
Valet Parking
Yes

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