Solid Hotel - Great Location
Posted Dec 28, 2015
My girlfriend and I each live roughly a half hour from Philadelphia, but in opposite directions.whenwe were first dating we met in Philadelphia a lot and because we have both grown to love it there we have an occasional 'staycation' and meet there for a couple days around a holiday when the rates are low and the city is less crowded. The Westin had great rates a few years back over Easter and we tried it and really enjoyed it.
We returned this Christmas for two nights. We have stayed in 8 or 10 downtown hotels over the last 5 years, and though the Westin is not necessarily our favorite we really like it.
Why we love it:
We were impressed with the rooms (particularly the beds) and the quality of the hotel in general. The staff are friendly and attentive and the bar in the lobby is usually lively.
The location cannot be much better - it is really close to all of the best of Center City - great restaurants and bars, Rittenhouse Square, City Hall, the Reading Terminal Market, and China Town are all a short walk. I took the train into the city this visit, the hotel is conveniently located near Suburban Station.
What could be better:
It is a Westin, and as excellent a hotel as it is there are some great boutique hotels in the area that are a little more hip and cool - though only a couple that are near the service and quality.
I am a fan of this hotel and we will be back.