by Lissa Poirot
In Philadelphia’s historic Old City awaits this historic hotel, the Penn’s View. Within walking distance of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, Penn’s View offers spacious guest rooms with a style of their own. The King Patio, for example, provides a 5th floor location with small patio facing the river and the Ben Franklin Bridge. A Family Suite features two queen beds along with a living/dining room, refrigerator, microwave and pullout sofa. Included with a stay is Wi-Fi and Continental Breakfast. Onsite dining is available at Panorama.
Our Editor Loves
- Family Suite with room for five
- Refrigerator/microwave in suite
- Fifth floor patios with views
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
I had searched high and low and everything was booked in Philadelphia the weekend I visited. I stumbled upon this little hotel and it's historic look and the area is what drew me in. The room was adorable with a gas fireplace and a jacuzzi tub. I loved that it was old fashioned and you used an actual key to get in your room. They were very nice and held our bags for 7 hours before check in and kept them in a locked room along with others...and also an entire day after check out due to our flights. They were helpful with places to go in the area and extremely polite. Only two negatives that I have are the following: Our room (308) was adorable but it did not have a fridge. This was disappointing as we had nowhere to store leftovers and had to throw them away. Secondly, I feel need they need to upgrade their breakfast a little. The only choices were cereal, breads, muffins, some fruit and hard boiled eggs. I realize that is a continental breakfast, however, much cheaper hotels are at least providing sausage or some type of eggs or at least a waffle maker. It was very basic for the money. Just a little disappointing. Everything else was superb! Will stay again and will recommend!!!
This was my second time here, and I'm guessing my last. They did not have my reservation when I arrived, even though it was confirmed. Their google system for reservations is unprofessional. But the real downside is when they found it, they put me into a very small "jr. Suite" that did not have a Queen bed as advertised, and the bathtub drain didn't work, so it was completely full, and unusable. And when we checked out at 6:30 a.m., there was no one at the desk. A sign of "we'll be back soon" (and they weren't) left. They did not even discount the room after all of that. Disgraceful. I do not recommend.