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4.3 out of 5

"Beautiful room and decor. Fabulous location! " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 16 Sep 2021

Hotel Description

3-star hotel perfect for exploring Philadelphia

Heart of Philadelphia

Within a 10-minute walk of this Old City hotel, you'll find Elfreth's Alley and Betsy Ross House. Museum of the American Revolution and Independence National Historical Park are also within half a mile (1 km).

Business services

This smoke-free hotel features 14 spa tubs, a fitness center, and a restaurant. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. A bar/lounge, a 24-hour front desk, and dry cleaning are also provided.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

The 51 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and comfy beds. TVs come with satellite channels, and other amenities include MP3 docks and room service.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$165* Per night/room Oct 15 - Oct 16

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed (Premium Queen View)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Penn's View Hotel ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Penn's View Hotel

Everyone (7) Couples (3) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Beautiful room and decor. Fabulous location!

Posted by on Sep 16, 2021

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4 out of 5
The decor is unique.

Posted by on Jul 25, 2021

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 5, 2021

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5 out of 5
Awesome place with great staff highly if your coming to the area highly recommend staying here!

Posted by , from West Bountiful, UT on Sep 3, 2020

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3 out of 5

Nice hotel, close to Old City

Pros: I enjoyed this hotel because it's close to most museums and sites, within walking distance.
Cons: It would help to provide some earplugs to keep down the noise from the Highway.
I chose to stay at this hotel because it looked quaint. It's close to most of the museums. However, it was too close to the Highway making it difficult to have a good night's sleep.

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017

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4 out of 5

Older hotel lots of character.

Location: Located right on the riverfront at Penn's Landing with a nice view of Ben Franklin Bridge.
The hotel is old but very well maintained with a lot of character in a great location at the foot of Penn's Landing. The only negatives I can think of is small room size and the parking situation is awful but parking is awful everywhere in Philadelphia.

Posted by , from St. Louis on Nov 4, 2016

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5 out of 5

Great Location at a Lovely Hotel

Pros: Location, size and and boutique atmosphere.
Cons: We were completely satisfied.
Location: Location on the edge of the Old Historic District and we walked to many of the sights and took the Big Bus for other sightseeing.
Hotel and service were great and location was so very convenient to the Old Historic District and walking distance to many Sights, Restaurants and Pubs and shopping. The hotel staff very friendly and accommodating. Very well done room spacious and comfortable. One glitch was taken care of in the nicest way and thanks to Antonio, the Front Desk Manager, he and his staff made sure that our needs were met. I highly recommend this hotel as it is smaller but that made it all the better. A wise choice for us I know that!

Posted by , from Plano, TX. on May 16, 2016

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4 out of 5

Good value - good find

Saw that this place was in Old Town - the historic part of Phillie. That was the initial draw. Penns View is charming. Friendly, informative young woman checked us in around 6PM. Room was clean, neat, and had all the expected necessities. Would advise putting at least 1 mirror in the main room itself, not just in the bathroom. It was tight for my daughter and I to do hair, makeup in such tight space in the bathroom. Complimentary breakfast was a nice treat.

Posted by , from Boston on Jul 31, 2015

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4 out of 5
Wonderful little hotel. Walking distance to everything. The room was very comfortable. We did have an issue with one of the front desk staff calling us at 10:15 pm!!!!. He wanted to make sure we paid for our room before we checked out. We had already paid thru travelocity and gave them our credit card when we checked in to cover an extra night per their instructions. The manager said the staff should not have called but just couldn't understand their system. Otherwise the stay was pleasant.

Posted by on Jul 3, 2015

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5 out of 5

great location

very neat hotel..used to be an old warehouse.transformation to what it is now is wonderful.very nice stay...great price for the area.wife and I are going back later this summer.highly recommended.....

Posted by on May 30, 2015

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Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from June 1 2021 to October 1 2021 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Property Features

Penn's View Hotel offers its guests 14 spa tubs and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. You'll find a business center on site. Event space at this hotel measures 2000 square feet (186 square meters) and includes conference space. Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in a common area are also featured at the business-friendly Penn's View Hotel. This 3-star Philadelphia hotel is smoke free.

  • 51 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • 2000 sq ft of conference space
  • 186 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1828
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Microwave (on request)


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


  • Train station: Philadelphia Temple University Station (4.8 km / 3 mi)
  • Metro station: 2nd St. Station (0.2 km / 0.1 mi)

Room Amenities

Penn's View Hotel offers 51 accommodations with MP3 docking stations and bathrobes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. Premium satellite television is provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Philadelphia hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Microwaves and refrigerators can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • MP3 dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator available
  • Microwave available
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Down blanket
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Ristorante Panorama - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

14 spa tubs are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Guests do not have in/out privileges at the offsite parking lot.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30.0 per day.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be 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

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, and Carte Blanche; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, and Carte Blanche. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Guests are not provided with hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours


Optional extras

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

  • Nearby parking fee: USD 30 per day (20 ft away)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.0 per day

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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  • Penns View Philadelphia
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You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.