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Syracuse, New York
Reviewed 5 January 2016

I stayed here to drop my daughter off at Temple University after winter break. The hotel is located on campus. Even being familiar with the campus, it was difficult to locate the driveway to the hotel's parking lot. The street is tiny and, if making a left turn from Broad Street, there is no left turn lane. Broad Street is...

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TheConwellInn_GM, General Manager at Conwell Inn, responded to this review

Greetings! Thank you for staying with us - we love our Temple families! I'm sorry that you had trouble finding our parking! We are nestled in the heart of Temple's campus, which makes us a bit hard to navigate us, but there are fully detailed maps and directions on our website. As a commonly used entrance to the University for...

Ljubljana, Slovenia
Reviewed 3 December 2015

Great for visiting Temple University, but in need of renovation or at least of good overall cleaning. The pervading odor of air fresheners in the room is always a bad sign, and the impression did not get better when looking at the carpets, the upholstery, edges of ceramic tiling in the bathroom, etc. The rooms are very spacious, though, and...

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TheConwellInn_GM, General Manager at Conwell Inn, responded to this review

Greetings, and thanks for your review! I'm sorry you felt there was an aroma of air fresheners, but we actually don't use any. We use eco-friendly, green cleaning products, which might have been what you noticed. Our carpets are just over a year old, but I have to agree with you on the upholstery. As busy as we are, it's...

Niagara Falls, New York
Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

I've never been to Philly before and was coming for a concert so I wanted something relatively close. Driving into the area, I was a bit skeptical but when we arrived I was more assured. It's right on a college campus, we were able to park right next to the building and I felt a lot safer with the safety...

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TheConwellInn_GM, General Manager at Conwell Inn, responded to this review

Greetings, First off, I'm glad we were able to be a part of your first trip to Philadelphia! We love our location right in the heart of campus, and while we never need them, it's great to have Temple University's police hub right next door! Thank you for all the kind words - for our staff, our amenities, our rooms...

Reviewed 4 October 2015

Visited the hotel for a weekend. My daughter is at Temple so I wanted convenience. We ended up with convenience, charm and excellent customer service. It may seem like a small kindness, but we were unfamiliar with Pennsylvania laws regarding the purchase of wine. The manager of the hotel, Miranda, immediately found a bottle of red wine in the office...

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TheConwellInn_GM, General Manager at Conwell Inn, responded to this review

Greetings Christine, WE LOVE OUR TEMPLE FAMILIES! There's no better place to stay at Temple University, and I'd actually say of all colleges with hotels in the U.S., we REALLY lucked out with our location! We love being in the heart of campus, and I'm thrilled we could come through for you with much more than convenience. I've been wondering...

Pennsylvania
Reviewed 30 September 2015

I was able to park next to the Inn, the check-in was seamless, the room was very large and comfortable with a great bed for sleeping! I am a TU grad and it is nice to see and feel the energy present on a large school campus and stay on the campus is a great experience!

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TheConwellInn_GM, General Manager at Conwell Inn, responded to this review

Greetings, I love getting reviews like this from Temple Alums. It's great to know that The Conwell Inn is keeping up the Owl tradition of excellence! We pride ourselves on a quick and easy check-in process, and the most convenient parking on any college campus anywhere (and most city hotels for that matter!). I'm not going to say anything about...

Pennsylvania
Reviewed 9 September 2015

I spent an evening at the Conwell Inn while visiting my daughter at Temple University. Since the hotel is located right on Temple's campus, I am sure that many if not most of their guests are some how associated with Temple. However, if you want a clean, cozy alternative to the big hotels downtown this is a great choice. It...

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TheConwellInn_GM, General Manager at Conwell Inn, responded to this review

Greetings! Believe it or not, only about 50% of our guests are related to Temple University. We're lucky enough to host guests from all over the world for all sorts of reasons and we love it! I am, however, always glad when a Temple family has a great time with us! We love being convenient to Center City via public...

Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

Front desk person was no help at all, could not even offer eating recommendations, had no clue or advice on where to even get anything to eat. Food brochures in the room we outdated. Not close to anything. Would only recommend if your staying on campus and need no amenities.

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TheConwellInn_GM, General Manager at Conwell Inn, responded to this review

Greetings John, I'm sorry that you had such a disappointing stay, and I wish I had more to go off of so that I could apologize to you in full. There is actually a full guide to the 30+ food options within one two blocks of our front doors right at the Front Desk, so it appalls me to hear...

Vedano al Lambro, Italy
Reviewed 21 August 2015

I spent one night with my family during our holidays but am quite dissatisfied with the choice. The hotel is inside the Temple University campus in Philly and this is not a problem, however the access is quite difficult, the GPS is leading you on the wrong entrance, and even when you reach the entrance, you have to leave the...

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TheConwellInn_GM, General Manager at Conwell Inn, responded to this review

Greetings, I'm sorry that you left feeling dissatisfied with your price paid. Philadelphia Hotel Taxes are high when paired with normal state taxes (15.5%) and the parking right next to our hotel, while some of the least expensive hotel parking in the city, will indeed add $15 to your nightly stay. All things considered, $139 a night for four people...

Miami Lakes Florida
Reviewed 20 August 2015

The smell in this room was so unpleasant and strong that we had to keep the AC extremely low to make it bearable. The place is obviously very old and historic in the center of Temple University's campus right next to its campus police (very hard to find and very difficult parking situation at $15 a night.) However, it's quaintness...

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TheConwellInn_GM, General Manager at Conwell Inn, responded to this review

Greetings, I'm sorry that Philadelphia failed you (and seemingly moreso than the hotel did!). We love our location in the heart of Historic Temple University, and while the building itself is a landmark at well over 100 years old, the hotel was part of new renovations just ten years ago, so everything inside our front doors is nice and new....

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Not a place we would normally book, but we loved staying on the Temple campus. Great location, large room, clean and comfortable beds, very quiet all day and night, safe. The front desk and housekeeping staff members were very friendly and helpful, both on the phone and in person. Several restaurants and a 7-Eleven nearby. A few cons: pricey for...

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TheConwellInn_GM, General Manager at Conwell Inn, responded to this review

Greetings! I'm glad you found us by chance! We love our location on Temple's beautiful campus...it's our own little Neverland, waking up each morning and looking out onto a bustling collegiate campus. We have a great staff, and I'm very lucky to have them...I'm glad that both the Front Desk and Housekeeping staff added some sunshine to your stay! We've...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Conwell Inn is a charming, boutique hotel, comprised of period style guest rooms, each reflecting our quaint, Victorian-style while hosting an abundance of complimentary services including free wireless high-speed internet, free afternoon tea and cookies and a complimentary copy of our local newspaper. The Conwell Inn offers all the luxury of a "big-chain" hotel with the ambiance of a boutique inn. Known for our exemplary customer service, we pride ourselves on offering the highest quality services available. The next time you visit this marvelous city, let The Conwell Inn become your home away from home! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Conwell Inn

Address: 1331 Polett Walk (was West Berks Street), Philadelphia, PA 19122
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
Price Range: RM556 - RM801 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Conwell Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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“get a top floor, west-facing room for quiet.”
18554travel, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“select a room on the inside of hallway not facing the temple grounds”
sarahnmike2000, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“not near elevators - walls are thin and you hear everything”
Keytool, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing west are looking at dumpsters, those facing east have more open view.”
ssirca, 3 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The rooms that overlook the "walk" are great!”
smalltowntravelerPa, 29 Sep 2015 | Read review
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