4.4 out of 5

"My first time in Philadelphia, and was pleasantly surprised, because I did not expect this much (American) history in this location " More

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Hotel Description

Philadelphia Center City Residence Inn by Marriott places you in the center of Parkway Museum District, within just a 5-minute stroll of Reading Terminal Market and within 20 minutes of Liberty Bell Center. Highlights at this hotel include free buffet breakfast, a bar/lounge, and a 24-hour business center.

You can enjoy TVs with cable channels, and all 290 rooms feature free WiFi, sofa beds, and coffee/tea makers. In-room dining is easy with kitchens that come equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops. You'll find nice touches like free toiletries and premium bedding to enhance your stay. Hair dryers, phones, and irons/ironing boards are also available.

This business-friendly hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a fitness center, and has a 24-hour front desk. Added amenities include a free manager's reception, a snack bar/deli, and coffee/tea in a common area. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Attractions within a 20-minute walk of this 3-star Market East hotel include Independence Hall and Ben Franklin National Memorial.


Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$120 per night

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max


Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Studio, Refrigerator

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Studio, City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max


Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Philadelphia Center City Residence Inn by Marriott ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 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 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Great downtown hotel

Pros: Service rendered by the staff was very good and attentive. Great location.
Cons: All is well
Location: This hotel is conveniently located in the downtown area with hotels, restaurants and transportation close by. Close by landmark, historic buildings,
My first time in Philadelphia, and was pleasantly surprised, because I did not expect this much (American) history in this location

Posted by , from Curacao on May 5, 2015

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2 out of 5

Great Location, Multiple Visits, Multiple Failures

This hotel could be awesome, but it isn't even close.  Mediocre at best.  I stay in Philly regularly and enjoy staying downtown near old town.  I've tried all the Marriott brand options in the area and this one is by far my least favorite.  Three visits in a row I've experienced extremely slow Valet parking service.  The first visits they refunded my valet fees because they were so slow I was late to my meetings for the day.  Their policy is 30 min minimum to retrieve a car, which I find unacceptable because I've called down with 30 min advance and the car still wasn't ready!  Hire another Valet person!   The physical hotel is getting run down. I had serious noise and water issues this trip.  Water pipes made pounding noises if any nearby rooms were using water.  Of course when engineering came up there was no noise.  However the noise happened every day.  And my shower would STOP RUNNING,  make pounding noises, then slowly restart.  I told them about it and the staff acts like this never has happened before they it has happened on two of my three stays.  I think they have serious problems and are just covering them up. There are at least three other Marriott band hotels within a block of this one.  I'll not come back to this one and use the others.    

Posted by , from Atlanta, GA on Oct 20, 2013

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4 out of 5

Loved the view of City Hall

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet
The room had random patched kitchen counters. I really appreciated the front desk staff's helpfulness, particularly the evening staff. Great views too!

Posted by , from Alexandria, VA on Jun 19, 2012

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5 out of 5

Excellent Location, Very Comfortable Room

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, location, transportation
I stayed here during a weekend trip to Philadelphia and was very happy with my decision for this hotel. The rooms are clean and very large, with a comfortable king size bed, large bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, and large living area. The staff was friendly and helpful. There is free wireless internet in the rooms, as well as a business center on the lower level. The fitness room looked great, but unfortunately I did not have time to use it myself. Another plus is the free breakfast buffet, although I would recommend getting there early on the weekends as the line gets very long. The location of the hotel is excellent, right next to City Hall, and in walking distance to the historical sites and many other attractions. I always felt safe in the area around the hotel. A subway stop is right around the corner, and transportation to and from the airport is quick and easy. There is also a stop for the Phlash shuttle right in front of the hotel that will take you to all of the attractions. There are a number of shops and restaurants nearby.

Posted by on Jun 3, 2011

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4 out of 5

Nice location and a large room

Pros: Close restaurants
I would recommend this hotel. It has a large living space and a great location.

Posted by , from Las Vegas on Feb 7, 2011

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5 out of 5

Residence Marriot in the Heart of Philly

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, close to historical sites, across from city hall
The hotel is very clean and well secured. The location is central and in the heart of historical sites and across from the city hall. Close to everything you may need on a vacation and also offers a self serve delicious big breakfast, coffee, juice, or if you prefer a continental breakfast. Take your choice of whatever you need to crave your hunger. Philly cheese steaks are awesome at the reading market-2 blocks away and if that isnt what you need there are numerous other offerngs there or nearby. Historical and interesting sites are within walking distance or if you prefer trolleys are nearby and can take you to the the oldest zoo or rocky steps or the original whitehouse. Take a horse and carriage ride and get a good insight into what makes Philadelphia special and memorable.

Posted by on Feb 4, 2011

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5 out of 5

Great Location - Great Hotel

Stayed twice this year for trips into Philly for the weekend - great location - within walking distance to a lot of great bars and restaurants and historical sites. Very clean - comfortable rooms - friendly staff - this was our second stay this year - will keep coming back.

Posted by on Oct 20, 2010

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3 out of 5

Gorgeous place but not for pets & parking expensive

Absolutely gorgeous hotel and very professional and helpful staff. We almost always choose Residence Inn hotels because they are pet friendly and predictably spacious, clean and accommodating. This hotel also accepted our dogs but the only place for them to do their 'duty' was a small strip of dirt & gravel up the block & around the corner. It was cold and rainy during our stay as well and consequently our dogs chose to 'hold it' more than 24 hrs.which required us to cancel the next 2 days. Also, the ONLY parking available is valet for $*/ noc and requires a 20 minute advance notice to pick up your car.

Posted by on Nov 8, 2009

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5 out of 5

excellent stay

The room, staff and all facilaties were excellent. My two small children and I settled in with popcorn and hot chocolate that the hotel provided after they enjoyed the pool. It was a great stay, and I would highly reccomend the hotel to families and/or buisness travelers.

Posted by on Mar 3, 2008

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5 out of 5

Great Center City Location!

We usually spend a weekend in the city around Christmas. This was our first time at the Residence Inn. The location is perfect for seeing and doing just about anything in the downtown area. This central location is within walking distance of museums, shopping, theaters and historical sites. The hotel is directly across the street from City Hall. We had a great view of the clock tower and beautiful architecture of the Historic City Hall. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Parking is available, but pricey. Next time we'll take the train into town.

Posted by on Jan 3, 2008

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About the Philadelphia Center City Residence Inn by Marriott

Location 1 E Penn Sq, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Property Features

There's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served, and guests can also enjoy a free manager's reception. Public spaces have free WiFi. A 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and meeting rooms are available. A fitness center, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in a common area are also featured at the business-friendly Philadelphia Center City Residence Inn by Marriott. For a fee, parking is available. This 3-star Parkway Museum District hotel is smoke free.

  • 290 guestrooms or units
  • 25 levels
  • 3 conference rooms
  • Built in 1920
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Bar or lounge
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Deli
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Sofa bed
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Philadelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.) (21 km / 13.1 mi)
  • Train station: Philadelphia University City Station (5.1 km / 3.1 mi)
  • Metro station: 11th St Station (0.4 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Philadelphia Center City Residence Inn by Marriott offers 290 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Beds feature premium bedding. Premium cable television is provided. Accommodations at this 3-star hotel have kitchens with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast. The hotel hosts a free manager's reception on select days.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: USD 250 per accommodation, per stay


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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

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

  • Valet parking fee: USD 53.90 per day
  • Pet fee: USD 250 per accommodation, per stay

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

Hotel Names

  • Marriott Residence Inn Philadelphia Center City
  • Philadelphia Center City Residence Inn Marriott
  • Philadelphia Center City Residence Inn Marriott Hotel
  • Residence Inn Marriott Philadelphia Center City
  • Residence Inn Philadelphia Center City

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.