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Homewood University City Philadelphia,

4109 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States Access

Homewood University City Philadelphia,

The Homewood Suites by Hilton® University City, Philadelphia is conveniently located within minutes to the University of Pennsylvania. Take a stroll down into the heart of the Central Business District or enjoy a variety of culture as we are conveniently located near museums, shops and local restaurants. This brand new hotel is Hiltons luxury extended stay brand. Enjoy the historic landmarks that Philadelphia is well known for like the Independence Hall and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. The hotel is also within minutes of Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia and the Veterans Administration Hospital. We have easy access to Amtraks 30th Street Station and Philadelphia International Airport. At the end of your day relax in front of our fireplace or unwind in the hot tub. We offer a perfect location for your next conference, business meeting or special occasion. The Homewood Suites by Hilton University City is within walking distance of the University of Pennsylvania. Nearby attractions include Drexel University, Childrens Hospital of Pennsylvania and much more. Our spacious suites feature excellent amenities and provide travelers with all of the comforts of home. Hotel Guests of the Homewood Suites in University City, Pennsylvania are invited to enjoy: • Fully equipped kitchens with a full-size refrigerator • Two phones with data ports • Complimentary high-speed or wired internet access • Iron/ironing board and hair dryer • Two LED TV screens in each room While staying at the Homewood Suites University City all of our guests are welcome to make use of our fabulous range of hotel-wide amenities, including: • Indoor swimming pool • Fitness center featuring state-of-the-Art Precor® fitness equipment • Business center • Conference Room and Executive Board Room • Wireless high-speed internet access • Laundry/valet services • Audio/visual equipment rental At the Homewood Suites University City, we are committed to the comfort of our guests

Homewood Suites by Hilton® University City, Philadelphia is conveniently located on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. Stroll through the historic Ivy League campus and enjoy the period architecture, a variety of restaurants, museums, and shops. This brand new hotel is Hiltons luxury extended stay brand. Enjoy the historic landmarks that Philadelphia is well known for like the Independence Hall and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. The hotel is also within minutes of Children Hospital of Philadelphia, Penn Medicine, Presbyterian Hospital, and the Veteran Administration Hospital. We have easy access to Amtraks 30th Street Station and the Philadelphia International Airport. At the end of your day relax in front of our fireplace, or unwind in the hot tub. We offer a perfect location for your next conference, business meeting or special occasion. Our spacious suites feature excellent amenities and provide travelers with all of the comforts of home. Hotel Guests of the Homewood Suites in University City, Pennsylvania are invited to enjoy: • Fully equipped kitchens with a full-size refrigerator • Two phones with data ports • Complimentary high-speed or wired internet access • Iron/ironing board and hair dryer • Two LED TV screens in each room While staying at the Homewood Suites University City all of our guests are welcome to make use of our fabulous range of hotel-wide amenities, including: • Indoor swimming pool • Fitness center featuring state-of-the-Art Precor® fitness equipment • Business center • Conference Room and Executive Board Room • Wireless high-speed internet access • Laundry/valet services • Audio/visual equipment rental At the Homewood Suites University City, we are committed to the comfort of our guests. All visitors will enjoy a complimentary Suite Start™ hot breakfast seve

Accessibility

Hotel

  • Internet
    FREE Internet access
  • FREE WiFi
  • High speed wireless
  • Transportation
    Secured parking
  • Transportation - local area
  • Transportation - local office
  • Valet parking
  • Front desk
    Express check-in
  • Late check-out available
  • Work away
    Business center
  • General
    Air conditioning
  • Heated guest rooms
  • Interior corridors
  • Public area air conditioned
  • Hotel service
    Dry cleaning
  • Fire safety compliant
  • Grocery shopping service available
  • Hair dryer
  • Ironing board
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Onsite laundry
  • Public address system
  • Safe deposit box
  • Security
  • Valet cleaning
  • Valet same day dry cleaning
  • Outlets
    Sundry/Convenience store
  • Travelling with others
    Children's play area
  • Family plan
  • Playground
  • Accessible
    Wheelchair friendly
  • Events
    Evening reception
  • Meeting rooms
  • Green facilities
    Local community involvement

Rooms

  • Communication
    High speed Internet
  • Multi-line phone
  • Speaker phone
  • Two-line phone
  • Voice mail
  • Bedding
    Cribs
  • Sofa bed
  • Bathroom
    Bathroom amenities
  • Food & Beverage
    Coffee/Tea maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Full kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Entertainment
    All news channel
  • Cable television
  • CNN availaible
  • DVD player
  • Business
    Data port
  • Desk
  • Desk with lamp
  • Telephones with message light
  • General
    Air conditioning controlled in room
  • Alarm clock
  • Fire alarm
  • Iron
  • Self-controlled heating/cooling
  • Smoke detectors

Recreation

  • Pool
    Indoor pool
  • Pool
  • Wellness
    Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • Fitness
    24-hour fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Sport
    Golf
  • Hiking trail
  • Jogging track
  • Jogging trail
  • Racquetball
  • Racquetball court
  • Snow skiing
  • Snow sports
  • Squash court
  • Cultural
    Fishing

Food and Drink

  • Meal plan
    FREE full american breakfast
  • Full american breakfast
  • Special attention
    FREE cocktails
  • FREE evening reception
  • FREE in-room coffee/tea
  • Welcome drink
  • Green food
    Local and seasonal food
  • Kitchen facilities
    Barbeque grills
  • Outlets type
    Cocktail lounge

Breakfast

  • FREE full american breakfast
  • Full american breakfast

House policy

  • Check-in Time: 16:00
  • Check-out Time: 12:00

Cancel policy
See rate rules for cancellation requirements.

Travel with others

Children policy
Children 18 years of age and younger stay free in their parent's room when using existing bedding.

Pets are not allowed.

Language spoken

  • English

Concierge tips

Stop by our dining room Monday through Thursday evening to indulge in our Complimentary Evening Social. Socialize with friends, family and even the Homewood Suites staff while enjoying beverages and "small plate" offerings - they are just the right size as an appetizer or a small, satisfying meal.

Welcome capacity

  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 2
  • Number of Sleeping Rooms: 136
  • Largest Meeting Room Size: 800 sq. ft.

Parking

  • Secured parking
  • Valet parking

Amenities

  • Max seating capacity

Environment

Property's Green Action

Environmental challenges have an impact on the wellbeing of people and ecosystems around the world. We strive to operate as efficiently as possible across our entire value chain. For a low carbon future, we reduce and monitor energy and water use. As part of our commitment to reducing our waste to landfill, we created a comprehensive waste strategy and we collaborate with WWF to reduce food waste in our operations and supply chain. Responsible sourcing makes a difference: we source goods and services locally as possible.


  •  Local and seasonal food
  •  Local community involvement

Certifications

ISO 14001

ISO 14001 is an internationally accepted standard that outlines how to put an effective environmental management system in place. It is designed to help businesses remain commercially successful without overlooking environmental responsibilities, such as:

• Improve their environmental performance constantly
• Comply with local and national regulations and other requirements subscribed
• Prevent water, air and ground pollution hazards
• Control and optimise water and energy consumption
• Promote waste recycling and recovery
• Raise environmental awareness among employees and train them to adopt good practices in their activity
• Use eco-label housekeeping products
• Use sustainable forestry certified paper

ISO 50001

ISO 50001 is based on the management system model of continual improvement also used for other well-known standards such as ISO 9001 or ISO 14001. This makes it easier for organizations to integrate energy management into their overall efforts to improve quality and environmental management.

ISO 50001 provides a framework of requirements for organizations to:
- Develop a policy for more efficient use of energy
- Fix targets and objectives to meet the policy
- Use data to better understand and make decisions about energy use
- Measure the results
- Review how well the policy works, and
- Continually improve energy management.

Most helpful reviews 9 22 reviews

moddy Jalisa
1 month ago – Google

9

Clean room The rooms are big and comfortable My kids loved it I loved the bath room how its set up We enjoyed our stay

Cindi D
2 months ago – Google

10

Great hotel in a great area. Loved the spacious and clean room, with a comfy bed! The staff sent me messages prior to our arrival to ask if we needed anything extra in the room and had our extra pillows waiting on the bed at check in. Will definitely return next time we are in the city.

Sheila H
3 months ago – Google

10

A funeral In the mist of COVID-19 caused me to be on the road driving from Florida. This hotel did a great job of providing contact-less services. Front desk associates Michelle and Michael were exceptional in assisting me with last minute corrections for a 10AM funeral. Thank you all and please stay safe.

Cathleen Rafalko
7 months ago – Google

8

Room was outstanding. Roomy clean and comfortable. Hot buffet breakfast and outstanding happy hour with soup and salad was complimentary and plenty for a nice dinner. The hotel shuttle was unreliable. But the front desk did reimburse me when I waited over 45 min for shuttle. Area is residential so I was challenged when searching for a cafe that offered alcohol.

Danielle Minarchick
2 years ago – Google

10

Amazing experience every time we stay. Eddie in guest services went above and beyond to meet our needs. He truly made a wonderful impression upon our check in at Homewood Suites. We would highly recommend this hotel.

Eli Irvin
2 years ago – Google

8

The hotel is really nice! The staff is friendly and helpful. I did not stay here overnight but my family members did and they really liked it. I spent a few days in and out of the hotel. It is a perfect location for school events and UCity. The beds were comfortable and the even the pullout bed in the suits we're comfy. It was very clean, there were no weird smells or anything. The rooms could stand to be updated but it doesn't look outdated by any means. The top floors have and AMAZING view.

Leasa Jones
2 years ago – Google

9

Wonderful Hotel. Nothing bad to say. It's so amazingly clean. I wish I could give it 10 stars! Comfortable and spacious for you and guess.

Pranksters TV/ Challenges
2 years ago – Google

5

The floor is more comfortable than the beds. The food is not that great but the rooms look great! The gym is great

Eileen Parrish
2 years ago – Google

10

Loved the area, very close to different restaurants, markets, convenience stores and even a Cinemark. Rooms are clean and the view to the city is very nice also. Staff is friendly and helpful.

Miguel Berna Inzua
2 years ago – Google

8

Very nice place to stay. We had tremendous service the whole time we stayed. Great location with valet parking.

Samantha Rose
2 years ago – Google

9

I stayed here for a work conference, and the rooms were nice but the staff was the best part. I had an issue with a product supplier and ended up needing to have my conference materials delivered to the hotel. They were extremely helpful, even delivering the materials to my room and shipping a couple of boxes that arrived late back to my DC office with no hassle. They have a free breakfast and the evening happy hour is a nice touch.

Bryce Tsuyuki
2 years ago – Google

9

Good location for visiting UPenn, had excellent shuttle service to admissions office. Rooms were nicely furnished but the price for this location was on the high side.

Magda Benavides
2 years ago – Google

10

This is a nice no-frills hotel if you are looking to stay near Penn or Drexel. The check-in process is always easy. They have free breakfast and a free evening Happy hour with food, beer, and wine. The pool and gym are small, but functional. I also love the full size fridge, stove, and microwave in each room. This is my go-to for visits to Philadelphia.

Evan Beals
2 years ago – Google

7

Hotel was nice and staff was friendly. Location is good... walking distance from Penn and some good restaurants. The train was also within walking distance providing easy access to center city. One issue we had was with housekeeping. After asking multiple times for the room to be cleaned, we left for dinner and returned around 8:30pm. The room was not serviced even after asking many times. They did send someone up to make the bed and provide fresh towels, but overall, it wasn’t a pleasant experience.

Sandra Wiggins-Elliott
2 years ago – Google

5

Room was nice, but a little on the small side. Was not happy about the $42.00 a night parking fee. Think a hotel should provide free parking especially after paying such high price. Was disappointed that Amy booked us at the wrong hotel. I asked for Homewood Suites on City Ave. She booked us at University City.

Shaun Menard
2 years ago – Google

10

Home away from Home! Great service and support to local hospitals. Price is right! With tons of local amenities

Tanisha Myers
3 years ago – Google

10

Nice clean rooms. Spacious sitting area perfect size refrigerator for a long weekend or full week stay. Close to everything.

Chris Peters
3 years ago – Google

7

Lovely room, good breakfast, helpful staff. They did charge my Credit card twice and am currently working to resolve that issue. So much review might change depending on the outcome

Persephone Cen
3 years ago – Google

10

Convenient location, near to Penn campus and Market-Frankford subway line! Great rooms with a stovetop, microwave, and full size fridge along with various plates, utensils, and pots and pans. Walls are a bit thin so hope you don't get stuck next to a crying baby but otherwise, a very nice hotel in a great spot.

Brian Mata
3 years ago – Google

8

Location is awesome. Rooms are fine. Two straight days I had to take a lukewarm shower though. Breakfast was free and kinda gross. But it was free.

Vivek Choudhary
3 years ago – Google

9

this is an excellent place for travelers, who need to be near the city center as well as to the University of Pennsylvania. Rooms are extremely good with good breakfast served. They have evening lounge time for everyone, which I liked. Everyone in the hotel were courteous and helpful. The rooms are spacious (For two people) with a living space and full fledge kitchen. I will visit again here.

Brent Hood
3 years ago – Google

7

It is a great hotel that is oddly difficult to find your way into. The door is not on Walnut Street, rather off to the side with a sidewalk between houses. Anyway, that's not important. The lobby is on the third floor. Also odd but manageable. The hotel is clean, modern and we'll appointed. The breakfast was great, complimentary and on real plates. Wonderful, glass surround dining area.

Jake Vis
3 years ago – Google

7

Good hotel, good location. My room needed a bit of tlc for the price I paid (stains on floor, shower sprays everywhere, and the dishwasher wasn't clean [bad filter?]). Probably would stay again if I could get it cheaper.

Shawn Haywiser
3 years ago – Google

9

The hotel staff is amazing. My wife and stayed for 31 days while our son was being treated at CHOP. The hotel staff went above and beyond to make us feel so welcome and went out of their way to show they truly cared about what we where going through. The shuttle driver looked after my wife while I was away. He went as far as helping her down the steps and waiting until she walked into the hospital to pull away. The cleaning staff where so kind. One of them would take the time to talk to my wife when we where alone and even took a moment to pray with us. She was so kind hearted that we where taken back. These are the kinds of people who possess the true kindness that gives Hilton a name that shines. They go above and beyond in so many more ways than I can list. Thank you for a great stay

Stephanie Kleiner
3 years ago – Google

10

We had a wonderful time. The location is fantastic. Many shops and restaurants nearby. The rooms were clean and comfortable. We enjoyed the breakfast in the morning. Employees were very helpful and friendly. Would stay again.

Lita Orner
3 years ago – Google

10

Great first time experience. Room was super spacious, quiet and bed was comfortable. Hope to stay there again, but it is hard to get reservations so book early.

Katherine Savercool
3 years ago – Google

10

I was there for a church event. We used what I guess was one of the conference rooms. It was nice. The one door opened directly to the outside and the other into the hotel. The restrooms were clean and neat. The only odd thing was that they were so dark.

Andrea Moore
3 years ago – Google

6

I think room 706 has bedbugs or something. I was itchy and scratching most of the night. I have bug bites on my arms and legs now. If this issue is resolved it would be wonderful here mostly.

Kelly Shedd
3 years ago – Google

9

Very nice room. My son accidentally ordered a bunch of movies and they were very understanding and refunded

Ivan Ordonez
3 years ago – Google

10

This is a well located hotel near the University, and at short distance from downtown. For less than $150 I got a very nice sure with a fridge and a stove. Would use again. Just one thing: aside from valet at $20 per day, there is no parking.

Rosemary Perry
3 years ago – Google

9

Friendly staff and great service. The room that was rented was for a repass of my nephew funeral. Would like to visit again on a better event

David Ogden
3 years ago – Google

7

OK, great hotel; beaut suite OK, average view (1114), but no noise and tremendous staff. Minor hassle to start; we came in on the lower level (Reception is on #3) and the Concierge was on a break. Sorted out soon enough, and brilliant service from there on

Dan Lazar
3 years ago – Google

7

We had an enjoyable stay. The rooms were well appointed. The staff was friendly. I would recommend.

rey whitaker
3 years ago – Google

7

Great hotel desk attendant was great with answering questions and reservations. room was cozy. Hotel is in a great area but parking other than valet can be a little confusing.besides parking no complaints.

Reva Fry
3 years ago – Google

9

If anyone is looking for a great deal on hotels you can check it out on HotelRaven. com Booked a room on there and they had the cheapest rates around... Lovely suite. All the facilities were provided, refrigerator and freezer, kitchen utensils, washing machine, dishes, iron, toaster, and ... . Personnel were welcoming and helpful. At 1st day they had an empty room so they checked us in at 8 o'clock. Rooms were spacious and clean. Breakfast was good. They have social activities at the evenings from Monday to Friday and provide foods. I did not use the pool and Gym, but it looked fine. It is located few blocks from university of Pennsylvania and the neighbourhood is so charming and clean. It is located 30 minutes walk from train station and 20 minutes walk from exam center for people who are going to take USMLE.

Behnoud Baradaran Noveiry
3 years ago – Google

10

Lovely suite. All the facilities were provided, refrigerator and freezer, kitchen utensils, washing machine, dishes, iron, toaster, and ... . Personnel were welcoming and helpful. At 1st day they had an empty room so they checked us in at 8 o'clock. Rooms were spacious and clean. Breakfast was good. They have social activities at the evenings from Monday to Friday and provide foods. I did not use the pool and Gym, but it looked fine. It is located few blocks from university of Pennsylvania and the neighbourhood is so charming and clean. It is located 30 minutes walk from train station and 20 minutes walk from exam center for people who are going to take USMLE.

Julia Taylor
3 years ago – Google

9

Love staying here. My daughter especially lives the pool. Morning breakfasts/brunch are great and the staff is helpful. You are staying in University City, so there are lots of Penn students around, but if you want to stay in that area, this is a good deal when you consider breakfast and having a kitchenette.

Peter Boettcher
3 years ago – Google

6

Nice modern hotel with friendly staff. Too bad the elevators are always broken, and the breakfast area is way too small for the size of the hotel. You can probably save on the expensive valet parking with free street parking

Tim Stewart
4 years ago – Google

9

Free wine with free dinner and a hot tub. Decent enough gym and friendly staff. Suites are nice, didn't stay in one myself but hung out for a while. Good location as well.

joann rudy-shurtz
4 years ago – Google

10

If anyone is looking for a great deal on hotels you can check it out on HotelRaven. com Booked this hotel on there and they had the cheapest rates around... I am very happy and pleased with the hotel as a whole. The staff have been wonderful, the rooms, lobby, pool area, fitness center are all very clean and inviting. The bedding is PERFECT! I am looking forward to more stays!

Jason Jason
4 years ago – Google

10

We come here each month for our son as we travel to Children's of Philadelphia. The staff remember us and are always pleasant. The room is always clean and the shuttle driver always has a smile. You're right in the university district so there's shopping and restaurants within walking distance. We always request this location because we're treated the way we would treat guests. Thank you

Kat C
4 years ago – Google

10

Room was beautiful. Service was fine. Wasnt there long but no complaints

Eric Hsiao
4 years ago – Google

8

room was really nice, great if you can afford it for your own stay or have the points. mostly for business trips. quite unlike other homewood suits in terms of design but the service was standard and just as good

MIke Zurinsky
4 years ago – Google

9

I am very happy and pleased with the hotel as a whole. The staff have been wonderful, the rooms, lobby, pool area, fitness center are all very clean and inviting. The bedding is PERFECT! I am looking forward to more stays!

William Lok
4 years ago – Google

10

Nicely furnished modern hotel conveniently right outside Philadelphia city limits. Very clean facilities. Street parking is limited but valet parking is nice

Leslie Ann Carlins
4 years ago – Google

4

No ventilation, poor cooling system. I was a patient going to UPENN and three of us came. We chose a suite with separate living area with pull out. There was absolutely no air in that from room and even in the bedroom it never got below 73 degrees even with the air going constantly. For a sick person this heat was horrible. I almost passed out. We left the next morning and I will not come back here when returning to UPenn. The font room is also so small that the pull out was right up against the small dining table. We felt like we were on top of each other while sitting in that room so it was useless. There was no room to eat so the kitchen is also useless unless just one person is staying. The ice maker had been turned off in the fridge which made no sense because the hotel was completely sold out so obviously someone would be staying in the room. Also the stench in the freezer was awful. I have to through away the ice packs we brought from home because they have that awful not clean freezer smell to them. Once the ice did begin to make it tasted horrible. Just not a good experience and was very hard on me as a patient. The only reason it gets 2 stars is because it's the only hotel with a shuttle to the hospital.

Peter Kidd
4 years ago – Google

7

I've stayed here three times now but wasn't paying, so I can't comment on value-for-money. It's a modern, clean, functional, characterless, "executive" hotel. On the whole I had good experiences, but there were a few problems, e.g. I had to ask twice before someone was sent to deal with a faulty smoke-alarm in my room. The swimming-pool does not open before 9am, which is strange and unhelpful. In the apartments, the bedroom is the furthest one from the floor, which is good because it means you are less likely to hear people in the corridors when you;re trying to sleep. But it means that the first room (kitchen + sitting room area) has no natural light and is rather gloomy.

Michael Dabney
4 years ago – Google

10

The rooms are really clean and spacious. The hotel has an overall modern feel to it. Public transport options are numerous and the property is just a short walk from the SEPTA Market-Frankford Line. The in room WiFi, however, is quite slow, even for a free service. For a place of this caliber and price, I'd expect the free WiFi to be at least 5Mbps...

Kamal Adusumilli
4 years ago – Google

8

Was here for a conference. Picked this hotel as it was close to the venue of the conference. The rooms were very good, well maintained and the service was good. The location is a big plus as it's close to UPenn's campus and there are a lot of good restaurants around offering different cuisines. Definitely recommend this place!

Hermione Phillips
4 years ago – Google

7

Hotel was easy to find. Room was clean. Breakfast wasn't anything to write home about on Day 2. Day 1 they had Liberty Bell waffles which were cute and yummy. Staff were great at proving helpful information. Parking is overpriced.

Joe Rizzo
5 years ago – Google

6

Nice room, but minor things made it mildly unpleasant. The room was really hot and changing the thermostat didn't seem to do much. Our door was slightly unaligned making it hard to close. The dinning room for breakfast was extremely warm. All the staff were very friendly.

Tony Zappa
5 years ago – Google

9

Very close to U Penn and medical campuses. Staff was very friendly and helpful, especially the breakfast worker. Fitness center actually has modern machines that work. Rooms are new and we'll laid out.

Peter Kidd
5 years ago – Google

5

I've stayed here twice but wasn't paying, so I can't comment on value-for-money. It's a modern, clean, functional, characterless, "executive" hotel. On the whole I had a good experience, but there were a few problems, e.g. I had to ask twice before someone was sent to deal with a faulty smoke-alarm in my room.

Lance White
5 years ago – Google

5

When you get let off at main entrance by taxi it isn't evident you have to walkup a flight of stairs to the lobby, unitil you can't find it. Staff was friendly and check in was painless. Room relatively clean, large stain on carpet near door. Uses room key card in slot to "power" room although my room already seemed to have power. Turned on ice maker in freezer, began making ice kitchen seems equipped. Sitting area is comfortable, table has dining chair and ergonomic chair to serve dual function table/desk. Bathroom clean, several larger towels and hand towels. Ironing board and iron, no shoe brush but a blow dryer is stowed away in cabinet. HVAC system and thermostat nice, floor lamp wobbly took all of 30 seconds to tighten. No way to set time on room clock, only alarm and time is off 4.5 hours. They fortunately seem to have wake up service, cell phone alarm will suffice. One bedside lamp switch is sprung. King sized bed is full king with duvet and 5 pillows, mattress seems standard. Not bad but needs some attention to room details.

Christi Romberg
6 years ago – Google

7

pretty decent place. pricey rates, but they feed you 2 meals a day and shuttle you around town. staff is friendly .