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Penn's View Hotel

14 N Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2202
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#19 of 99 hotels in Philadelphia
Stay in the “Birthplace of America” at the Penn’s View Hotel in Old City, Philadelphia. Enjoy a stay in one of 49 comfortable rooms and 2 spacious suites with the convenience of Wi-Fi access and complimentary breakfast every morning. Additional amenities include: Daily newspaper, cable television, private balconies*, jetted spa bathtubs*, patios*, fireplaces*, pull-out sofas*, separate dining areas* fitness center, ATM access, and computer access. Penn’s View Hotel places you within access to all of Philadelphia’s greatest attractions. Also, enjoy an atmosphere of casual elegance at Ristorante Panorama, the authentic trattoria-style dining in the heart of Old City. At its unique wine bar, Il Bar, you can enjoy the custom-built, 120-bottle wine dispensing unit, which is the current Guinness Book of World Records holder. Penn’s View Hotel is a true Old City gem, and we look forward to welcoming you. (*Available in some rooms)
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Room service
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Gwen wrote a review Nov 2021
2 contributions
This hotel is nothing short of fantastic! The location is unbelievable - right in the heart of Old City and steps from so many attractions, restaurants, and shops. Given the location, we couldn't believe the reasonable price. Our room was charming and lovely, very clean, with a truly stunning view over the river, and the staff were friendly and couldn't do enough for us. They had lots of suggestions for things to do and places to go. Highly, highly recommend this hotel!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Susan B wrote a review Oct 2021
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I stayed here this past weekend (10/8/21) when my niece got married. It was amazing!!! Super clean, staff was awesome! Room was wonderful with a little balcony and a view of the river! Due to covid, my niece's wedding was postponed 3x. Each time that I had to change my reservation, Antonio was there to help and so sweet. When I arrived, Antonio was at the desk and very helpful with everything. This is what I love when I am staying overnight, individual charm. When I checked out, Mecca went out of her way when I was having trouble getting a Lyft ride. She was on hold with a cab service while checking people in. My cell phone had died and she checked prices and got me a cab. It was there in 5 minutes. She was so nice! This was very helpful as I was exhausted and just needed to get home. Entire staff was great! Would definitely stay here again :) Nice to know that you can still count on wonderful people and kindness:)
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Date of stay: October 2021
Room Tip: Great view! Hotel was quiet, well maintained
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NYC2169 wrote a review Oct 2021
39 contributions14 helpful votes
My husband and I live in NYC and we love spending long weekends in Philadelphia. We recently celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary and we couldn't think of a more lovely, romantic place to stay than the Penn's View. From the moment you walk in you are greeted by the lovely, welcoming smiles of either Grethel or Mecca at the front desk. These ladies will give you the keys to an absolutely beautiful room. We love the rooms with fireplaces that overlook the river. The rooms are immaculate and the housekeeping staff is very accommodating. The person who holds everything together is the Manager/Concierge, Antonio. Antonio knows everything there is to know about Philadelphia. He has helped us choose restaurants, museum exhibits, etc. He really helped us tremendously last time when he mapped out how we could travel to many of our destinations by bus! That saved us money and the headache of parking. He is the absolute best and he goes above and beyond to make sure his guests are happy. He greets every guest as though they are a member of his family arriving home. Be sure to visit the market and as many museums as you can. Some we have been to include the Art Museum, Rodin Museum and The Barnes Foundation. This city is full of culture. You don't have to go far to dine well. Ristorante Panorama is right downstairs. They serve excellent Italian Cuisine and the have a world class wine bar. Philadelphia has become a great restaurant destination. There is parking right next door but Antonio will tell you about all the parking available in the area. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We highly recommend this hotel and look forward to returning.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Room Tip: The views in the rooms overlooking the river are lovely
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Valerie R wrote a review Oct 2021
8 contributions3 helpful votes
Hotel is a little off the beaten path. The neighborhood looks a little sketchy but once we got inside its very quaint.Plenty of places to eat in walking distance. Friendly,helpful staff. Clean quiet room. We ate at the hotel restaurant, Panorama, and it was delightful.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking lot doesn't belong to hotel, it's run by a company that has lots all over the city.
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Jessica J wrote a review Sep 2021
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Booked this hotel last minute when we landed in Philly. WOW I was so impressed, this place is the cutest! Antonio and his team were AMAZING and made our stay 100 stars. The minute we walked in they treated us like family and had so much joy having us stay at the hotel. I loved all their tips and advice for exploring. They answered all our questions and made sure we felt at home. This hotel was in the best location for exploring by foot. Our room was so cute and special, I can't wait to come back and stay!
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: Boutique hotel with multiple room options, call the front desk to see what they have!
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US$163 - US$297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Penn's View Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Penn's View Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Founding Footsteps (0.3 km), Olde City Escape Games (0.3 km), and Kick Axe Throwing Philadelphia (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Penn's View Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Penn's View Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Penn's View Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking nearby, paid public parking nearby, and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Penn's View Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Franklin Fountain, Amada, and Buddakan.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Penn's View Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Penn's View Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Penn's View Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Penn's View Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Battleship New Jersey (1.5 km), Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul (2.4 km), and Independence National Historical Park (0.4 km).
Does Penn's View Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.