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Crisfield
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were on the 4th floor and could here people walking on the 5th , sounded as if they would come thru the ceiling. Parking next door is $ 28.00 per night. Breakfast was hard boiled eggs fresh fruit toast and cereal . A lot of noise from near by express way.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel manager, Antonio, had a rude and condescending attitude through the whole check in where all my fiance and I wanted to do was ask questions. The room was tiny, there was no shampoo nor conditioner, the shower leaked, you could easily see how much patchwork the ceiling had and the toilet wasn't flushed. The bed was very comfortable... More 

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philadelphia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed one night this past weekend for a wedding that was close by. From the moment we walked in we were impressed. The building is beautiful. The man working the front desk was great. Very friendly and helpful. They had the rooms ready early for us since we were attending a wedding. The room was spotless and maintains a... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel offers a great location for attractions and food in Philadelphia. The accommodations are quaint, adequate for travelers not looking for luxury. All main historical attractions are within walking distance making use of a car nearly unnecessary. The breakfast is basic for a quick bite before heading out for the day. Housekeeping staff and the hostess were very friendly.... More 

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Downey, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very classy hotel I would say, gave me a vintage vibe for some reason. I love how everything was organized. The staffs were nice, and the service was great. I could not ask for more! This definitely added point to the awesomeness of Philly!!!

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New Bern, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice for a getaway, has character and charm. The parking was in a lot next door which couldn't get our credit card to work. Had to give them cash. Our room was on the side and was a little dark. Think I would take the noise and a balcony for extra light. Small closet, comfortable bed.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only stayed for one night but it was a lovely stay. We arrived too early but went in and checked in as the room was ready. Parked up in the car park that was next door. Had some issues with our parking ticket not wanting to let us in and out but the parking guy helped us out. Hotel is... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While we lived in Bucks county north of Philly for many years, we never really spent much time in the city. Due to flight logistics on our way to Europe, we stayed in Philly for a day and visited the Revolutionary war sights. We stayed at the Penn's View Hotel using British Airways points. Although the lobby was being refurbished,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the Penns View - location was fantastic, especially the great little Italian restaurant next door. I was visiting Philly for work purposes and had a meeting way out in the suburbs at the SAP tech park. Never been to Philly before so I chose a downtown hotel and had a few days either side to explore this... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pros: Location: At the River, at the edge of the historic district, walkable distance to Betsy Ross House and even Independence Hall. Near many restaurants and shops. Views of city and river. Building: Historic building in historic area. Lovely brick building. Interiors modern and clean. Rooms: Decent size (not large, not too small). Beds, comfortable, all white bedding. TV cabinet,... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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) ... more   less 

Additional Information about Penn's View Hotel

Address: 14 North Front St. & Market, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center East
Price Range: RM607 - RM969 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Penn's View Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 51
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Also Known As:
Penns View Philadelphia
Hotel Penns View
Penns View Hotel
Hotel Style:
#11 Romantic Hotel in Philadelphia
#21 Business Hotel in Philadelphia
#26 Family Hotel in Philadelphia
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“only stay on the 5th floor”
 of 5 bubbles Cody2012, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Request a room higher up and away from the street for a quieter stay.”
 of 5 bubbles , 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Not sure about other rooms, but ours faced south and we could see towards downtown and the river. Windows opened.”
 of 5 bubbles AprilL193, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 207, king bed with a Jacuzzi.”
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“Go with a higher floor, front of building. Ask if suites are available”
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