"This hotel was mostly great. Parking was difficult unless you wanted to pay for valet parking- either park on the street (limited) or down the street ... " More

By Alisag2, from San Diego, CA on Tue 17 Jul 2012

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Hotel Description

At Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue you'll be 2 km (1.2 mi) from St. Joseph's University and 1.7 km (1.1 mi) from Fairmount Park. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an indoor swimming pool, and a bar/lounge.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and all 209 rooms feature WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers. Nice touches to enhance your stay include designer toiletries and premium bedding. Room service, safes, and hair dryers are also available.

This business-friendly hotel offers a fitness center, a business center, and a 24-hour front desk. Added amenities include WiFi in public areas, childcare, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 6:30 AM and 10 AM. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Attractions within a 15-minute drive of this 3.5-star West Philadelphia hotel include Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall.

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$148 per night

Standard King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Queen

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard 2 Doubles

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, Accessible

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5

The Hilton is a four-star hotel but very disappoin

Pros: The Hilton is a very beautiful hotel with great amenities
Cons: The Hilton is a very beautiful hotel with great amenities
The Hilton is a four-star hotel but very disappointing experience. On August 21 myself my daughter and sister stayed at the Hilton Hotel on city Avenue in Philadelphia. Our experience with less than comfortable. We hope to stay in two double beds but was disappointed only one king size bed. We requested a pull out bed and was declined. We requested a blanket and cupsto be used and had to wait several hours before they were delivered. They were very few electrical outlets to charge our devices. My expectation for is a Hilton or I assume would be more comfortable and enjoyable.

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015

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2 out of 5

Average hotel, paying for the name, no free extras.

Pros: Quiet
Cons: No free Internet, Poor breakfast, no free breakfast
My wife and I were traveling to Philadelphia for a wedding and the downtown hotels were booked, so we stayed at this Hilton, which was much cheaper than the downtown hotels, but we figured it would still be very nice since it was a Hilton. The day before, we called and asked about possibly checking in early since check-in is at 5:00 PM, which does not work for a wedding that day. The front desk, understandably, said that they would note our account and see what they could. Upon arrival, we were able to check-in early, although calling ahead had nothing to do with it. They hadn't done anything special like prepare one of the room types that we had booked first. We had to take a lower quality room and weren't offered any reimbursement, but we were checking in early, so that is partially my fault. Our room was decent size, there was plenty of floor space for my wife to do Yoga, everything was clean, and well maintained for the most part. Otherwise, there was no free internet in the room. It had to be purchased. Also, there were no complimentary waters or anything other than the complimentary standard coffee in the room. The television was pretty much pay-per-view for movies, but basic cable was free. After the wedding, we were still a little hungry, but most of the places nearby were closed other than some small pizza places. The next morning, I was looking forward to a grabbing something light thinking that there was a continental breakfast of some sort, but it was around $25 if I wanted a full breakfast with eggs, waffles, etc. or around $15 if I just wanted to get cold foods (cereal, muffins, juice). Other than the free coffee in the room, there was nothing to be had without paying at least $15, so we opted to eat elsewhere. Also, the hotel employees, other than the lady seating in the restaurant in the morning, essentially ignored us the whole time. At the end of the day, I'm sure they have their business reasons for operating this way, but I expected more personally. My recommendation would be to look elsewhere for a hotel in the area that offers more for your money.

Posted by , from Pittsburgh, PA, USA on Aug 31, 2012

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4 out of 5

Decent hotel, convenient location

Pros: Quiet
Cons: No free Internet, Nothing close
This hotel was mostly great. Parking was difficult unless you wanted to pay for valet parking- either park on the street (limited) or down the street in a dirt lot (not good when it's raining). TV was surprisingly hard to use, kept cutting out during our pay-per-view movie, which was annoying. Bar prices were high ($9-11 for a glass of chardonnay? really?). Breakfast buffet was very good and easy. Very stingy on the shampoo/conditioner - three of us staying, and only one tiny bottle of each. You have to pay for internet, which I think is ridiculous.

Posted by , from San Diego, CA on Jul 17, 2012

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5 out of 5

Great Time

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
We had a comfortable stay at the Hilton. The room was spacious and they provided additional sitting( large comfortable leather chair with ottoman) and a refigerator. I would stay there again.

Posted by on Jun 29, 2012

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1 out of 5

Dirty hilton

Cons: No free Internet
I would never stay at the Hilton in Phil again after paying what I did to stay there on a family vacation I had two rooms getting back our rooms on our first day there the Maid turn and told my sister in law and myself that she hadn't gotten to our rooms but she can give us fresh towels if we like and this 530pm my brother call guest service and all we got out of them were we are sorry. I had been to many Hiltons and this one by far was the worst service we ever had goten

Posted by on Jun 21, 2012

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5 out of 5

All of the staff were very friendly and the housekeepers did a great job.

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet
The accommodations were good but my only complaint was that they kept the lobby very cold and uncomfortable to sit in.

Posted by , from California, USA on May 5, 2012

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4 out of 5

Good choice for short stays.

Pros: Close restaurants
Cons: No free Internet
This is a good choice if you don't have to stay downtown. Food was great, bar was more entertaining than TGIF down the street, and the beds are very comfortable. The pool is shallow but well-heated. Use the self-parking lot - much less than valet!

Posted by , from Virginia on Feb 4, 2011

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4 out of 5

Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue

This is a reasonable hotel to stay in if you want to be just outside the city, not in city center. It's on a busy, congested commercial strip near shopping centers and office buildings. The traffic in the area was bad, even on a Sunday afternoon, and there was no free parking. Valet parking ($10) was a better option than self-park ($5, but down a hill from the hotel). The hotel was clean, the room was ample size, and the bed was comfortable. The climate control in the room couldn't be adjusted very exactly, so it was either too warm or too cold. The decor was a little dated and past its prime. The staff were very pleasant and helpful.

Posted by on May 3, 2008

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3 out of 5

Boring with Bad Service

The rooms were ok. I can't complain. But two things that I didn't enjoy were the service and the location. I was there for a business convention with a co-worker. When we went to eat in the lobby lounge, we were ignored. We had to ask for service several times on two different occassions. As for the location, there is no entertainment or shopping near by. So, during our down time, the only leisure we found was to walk to the grocery store a few blocks away. This hotel is in the middle of a neighborhood.

Posted by on Jun 11, 2007

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5 out of 5

Excellent Stay!

Great service following horrendous Holiday Inn City Avenue experience. The Hilton staff was extremely friendly, courteous and responsive, the rooms were clean and comfortable, dining was excellent. Parking was slightly inconvenient, but extremely affordable ($5 per night) in a guarded lot that was down the street. I would definitely stay here again!

Posted by on Nov 28, 2006

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About the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue

Location 4200 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131

Property Features

Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue offers its guests an indoor pool and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. A business center and meeting rooms are available. Multilingual staff, gift shops/newsstands, and dry cleaning/laundry services are also featured at the business-friendly Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue. Parking is available for a fee. This 3.5-star Philadelphia hotel is smoke free.

  • 209 guestrooms or units
  • 12 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Indoor pool
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Philadelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.) (24.2 km / 15 mi)
  • Train station: Philadelphia Wister Station (8 km / 5 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue offers 209 accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include designer toiletries and hair dryers. This Philadelphia hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge.

  • In-room dining
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Desk
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.

Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue has a restaurant on site.

Room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a fitness center.

  • Golfing nearby

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

The full day room rate will apply if guests aren't checked out prior to 3 PM.


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 15.50 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 15 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 14 per night (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 10 per day
  • Late check-out fee: USD 75.00
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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  • Hilton Hotel Philadelphia
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  • Homewood Suites Philadelphia - City Ave Hotel Philadelphia
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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.