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Where to Stay in University City

November 15, 2019

The West Philadelphia neighborhood is conveniently located just across the Schuylkill River from Center City. This section of the city is easily accessed by foot or a quick car, bus or train ride. 30th Street Station, Philadelphia’s main railroad station, is within walking distance of the universities, attractions and hotels in University City.

Hotels in West Philadelphia:


Photo courtesy of AKA University City.

Encompassing the top 18 floors of Cira Centre South’s innovative vertical neighborhood, this sleek hotel features 103 ultra-luxury hotel suites. Amenities include an expansive glass-enclosed Olympic-sized pool, state-of-the-art Technogym fitness center and yoga area, 3D golf simulator, outdoor terrace with fire pits, sophisticated a.lounge, business center facilities, and a private screening room. Walnut Street Café is onsite and the property is steps from Cira Green, a grand one-acre elevated urban park offering an array of cultural arts events and experiences and amazing city views. The hotel is minutes from the University of Pennsylvania athletic fields, 2929 Walnut Street.


Courtesy of The Inn at Penn, A Hilton Hotel.

This 245-room hotel is located on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. Amenities include a business center, fitness center, lounge/bar, in-room refrigerators, media hub, valet parking, complimentary WiFi, multilingual staff, and baggage storage. Onsite restaurants include Louie Louie American bistro with a French inspired menu as well as POD, Stephen Starr’s Pan-Asian/Sushi bar, 3600 Sansom Street.


Courtesy of Sheraton Philadelphia University City.

Located six blocks from Amtrak’s 30th Street Station and in between the University of Pennsylvania’s campus and Drexel University’s campus, the 332-room Sheraton Philadelphia University City includes complimentary WiFi, 24-hour fitness center, business center, outdoor pool, lounge/bar, and Sang Kee Noodle House restaurant, 3549 Chestnut Street.


Courtesy of The Study at University City.

Take in the studious atmosphere at this 212-room hotel located at the crossroads of Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania, with interiors crafted by local woodworkers, metalworkers and other artisans. The hotel offers nice views of the neighborhood and is in walking distance to bars and restaurants in West Philadelphia. The onsite CO-OP Restaurant and Lounge serves creative Asian-influenced dishes, 20 South 33rd Street.

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