Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown is a great location for families. The hotel is within 10 miles of the National Museum of American Jewish History, Christ Church and Independence National Historical Park. Other points of interest include the Mutter Museum and The Please Touch Museum.
The budget-friendly hotel has 498 rooms in several variations, most of which include mini refrigerators and pull-out sofas. Rollaway beds and cribs are available upon request.
It also has a fitness center, indoor pool and Whirlpool. The hotel’s dining options include Nineteen 26, which serves American fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and a Starbucks cafe. Room service is also available.
Our Editor Loves
- Great stay
- Not a typical Courtyard
- Great location, great value
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Excellent location downtown. Right behind City Hall and 2 blocks from Reading Terminal Market. A lot of restaurants nearby to walk to. Hotel used to be the Courtyard but transitioned to The Notary in summer of 2019. Historical location, beautiful architectural detail in the comfortable and inviting lobby. Rooms are clean, spacious with mini fridge and safes and large bathrooms. Hotel has a restaurant and coffee bar. Staff was pleasant. I highly recommend and would definitely stay here again.
Hotel itself looks nice, but the staff is incredibly slow and disorganized. We ordered a crib with our booking and usually hotels have them in the room when you arrive. I had to go the front desk twice (waiting in a line of 5-10 people each time) call 3 times (which they don’t pick up the front desk phone very often) and was told at least 5 times “it’s on it’s way” after being 3 hours delayed. Parents will know how hard it is with a 9 month old if you miss their nap by 30 mins let alone 3 hours.
lol. Pretty brutal start. Elevators are very slow as well, 5 min wait on average while we were here. Only positive was the room is nice.