The Study at University City

The Study at University City

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Inspired by the architecture of Philadelphia and the skills of local craftspeople, Study Hotels is pleased to offer its newest property in the heart of vibrant University City. Ideally located at the crossroads Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania, The Study will set new expectations for comfort and service.
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Property amenities
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Babysitting
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Safe
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
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Family rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
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Location

20 S. 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 86 out of 100
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Philadelphia Intl Airport
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Mercer County Airport
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33rd St
2 minSEPTA
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Frequent_traveler wrote a review Sep 2022
Miami Beach, Florida3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel was great! I found myself in a bind after another hotel nearby canceled my reservation with no notice, and the employees at the Study were wonderful. They helped me book a room and check in within minutes, and were lovely to deal with and very professional. Once checked in, I was able to appreciate how gorgeous the hotel is, from the lobby to the guest rooms, everything gives a warm welcoming atmosphere to help you feel at home in your stay. The beds were comfortable, rooms were clean, and despite being on a low floor on a busy street/near construction, I could not even hear any of the city noise in my room without opening the window. It's also in a very convenient location at the heart of Ucity, right in between Drexel and Penn campuses, and a short walk from 30th st station. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the area!
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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jerseymariner wrote a review Aug 2021
Rio Grande, New Jersey726 contributions298 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean, modern, and easy to get to. Spent one night here before boarding Amtrak at 30th Street (an easy walk right up Market St.) The room was very clean and well laid out with a large shower (no tub), and key card elevator security. Front desk staff was pleasant and helpful, and even though the on-premises restaurant was closed they provided a list of recommendations relatively nearby.
The room could benefit from a fridge and maybe a microwave for longer stays, and the HVAC unit was kinda noisy in our room, but otherwise a good value in a better area of town.
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Date of stay: August 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Higher floors are a bit quieter.
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Lakhanis wrote a review Aug 2021
Mumbai, India104 contributions67 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had booked a room at the Study for my daughter before her move-in at the dorm. The Staff at the Study did everything to make her stay comfortable. Special mention to The General Manager Mr. Sebastein who was in touch with me for nearly two months answering all the queries of a concerned mother. Insha was given in an early check-in at 830 am after a long flight, all her amazon orders delivered at the hotel were safely kept aside for her. Its the best hotel for kids. Thank you Mr. Sebastein.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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forest g wrote a review May 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was attractive in a minimalist way. It really wasn't really ready: there were dried flower petals on the floor, and a trundle bed, with the furniture misplaced. We were offered a different room though. The phone by the bed didn't work. One of the lights by the bed didn't work. There were no cups/mugs in the rooms. There were no charging units on the desk. There was no refrigerator. No coffee maker. There was very little place to put toiletries in the bathroom, and no hook to hang a toiletry bag. The closet was only a few inches deep, allowing only for a few things things to hang, and only one sided (one side was an ironing board). The beds were comfortable. I thought the pillows were fine, but my husband thought they were too soft. Temperature control was good. The chairs were not comfortable, having no back support. Shampoo/conditioner/body wash was provided and were nice products, that didn't have too strong a fragrance. I liked that the door to the bathroom was a real swinging door rather than a sliding door that many hotels have. There wasn't good ventilation in the bathroom. There is a night-light that can be turned on in the bathroom (too bright for our use, but a nice touch). There was a window that could be opened to allow outside air into the room. It took a long time to get our car pulled up in valet parking, about 20 minutes, so plan for this if you have an appointment or reservation to get to. We were almost late for our dinner reservations. The breakfast at the restaurant was excellent. Breakfast was not included in the stay, but there was free morning coffee/tea in the lobby area. Interesting books and displays in the lobby. The avocado toast was pretty tiny for $18 (a single slice of bread about 4" x 4", a poached egg and a thin smear of avocado), but other orders were more what I expected.
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Date of stay: May 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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DrWatsonsMum wrote a review May 2021
Washington DC, District of Columbia13 contributions13 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Positives: Room was spacious and the bed was comfortable. Bathroom was modern. Convenient to medical facilities in University City.

Negatives:

Pet Fee: The property's pet policy is not readily accessible on their website. Additionally, the pet fee is not listed on third party booking sites. I used Booking.com only said "charges may apply." I was making a booking last minute because my dog was being seen for an oncology appointment at UPenn Vet Hospital and I figured the pet fee couldn't be bad whatever it was. When I called the hotel after making the booking to confirm they got my note I would be brining my dog, I was told the pet fee was $75 non-refundable, even for just a one night stay. That is at the tippy top end in pet fees in my six year experience traveling with a dog.

Quality vs Price: The room itself was a bit awkward, as the window treatments for the large windows were behind a desk and chair, which I had to squeeze between in order to lower and raise. There was also no fridge in the room, although the front desk did arrange for one to be brought up. What was brought was an old dinged up chef master fridge that looked like it had been rescued from a college dorm room at the end of the year. Valet parking was the only parking option offered by the hotel and by the time I paid that (I was traveling alone with a pet that had just undergone anesthesia for a medical procedure and thus couldn't take advantage of local public parking since I couldn't leave my pet along in the room) and the pet fee, my $161 for one night became $308 a night. I could have stayed at a much nicer hotel for the same price and gotten better service over all. Service was perfunctory. For example, when I arrived the room was hot. No one had turned on the room HVAC prior to arrival (it was not controlled via key card). Additionally, I was placed in a room right next to the service room and heard the door slamming closed several times. The hotel was not very full, so not sure why a guest would be placed in that particular room unless absolutely necessary. I will definitely choose another hotel next time.
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Date of stay: May 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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jaimeelsabio wrote a review Apr 2022
Maryland5,115 contributions459 helpful votes
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Modern hotel. Its valet parking is expensive if you choose to use it. There is a nearby parking garage less than a five minute walk from the hotel that charges less than half what the hotel charges to park. The room was fine and had a Scandinavian feel to it, however, the recycle bin in the room hadn’t been emptied from the previous guests and had used masks in it. In addition, the tops of the lamps, brochure shelves, and headboard were dusty. Whatever the staff used to dust may spread the dust around, but doesn’t pick it up all that well. The A/C unit is very load when it comes on, and surprisingly, road noise, even on the 6th floor was fairly substantial. The bed was comfortable, but the pillows could have had more filling. Unlike some hotels, the lobby is large and is good for groups of people who want to get together and chat. Free coffee and tea is available in the lobby between 6-10am. Check in was easy and the staff were friendly.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Eva Lally wrote a review Sep 2023
3 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It was my first time travelling to the US and I was travelling solo for a conference. The hotel lobby is very inviting, comfortable and clean. I found all of the staff to be genuinely friendly and helpful. I felt very safe at this hotel and in the neighbourhood. The welcome information pack which included candy, chocolate and water was a lovely touch. I didn't use the bar or the restaurant, but food was served at a meet and greet event the evening before my conference and all day for the conference, which also took place at the Study hotel. The food was absolutely beautiful. Cheesesteaks were included for the meet and greet event and my goodness they were delicious!
My room was very specious, the bed was so, so comfortable and the air conditioning was so good. Lots of complimentary bottled water. The noise elimation at the hotel (maybe triple glazed windows) was fantastic. I slept so well as I literelly couldn't hear any of the city noise whatsoever. The en suite was very spacious also, fluffy towels and face cloths. The shower was fantastic and included was beautiful, luxurious comlpimentary shampoo, conditioner and shower gel. There was also a complimentary room safe and a hair dryer. The fact that there is no fridge in the room was very disappointing. I really think that Management should review this as many people have medications that need to be stored in a fridge and also many peolpe have special dietry needs and need to bring some food items with them that would need to be also stored in a fridge. There is a grocery store only 2 minutes away. The Fashion District Mall is only a short bus ride away and I highly reccomend the store Burlington there for quality at a good price. I did a City Tour on a hop on hop off bus which started at the visitor centre beside Liberty Bell and I highly reccomend it. Entrance to Liberty Bell is free. Philadeliphia is a beautiful city with lovely people. I will return and stay again at the Study at University City Hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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sandgrandma wrote a review Jun 2021
Northport, New York35 contributions35 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The place was new and very clean. The staff was very accommodating and friendly. We were happy that there was parking. The beds and bedding were very nice and very comfortable. The view was also great. There are only a couple of things I would have liked. The bathroom was clean and nice. However I would have installed hand rails in shower as well as more hooks for towels. I can never understand why when hotels are built they have pedestal sinks with no place to lay your make up case or
shaving paraphernalia or accessories. There was room for a counter of some sort to place your personal bathroom items on when hotel was built. I had to put a few things under the sink and others in my suitcase and run back and forth.
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Date of stay: June 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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kristin wrote a review Jun 2022
Ann Arbor, Michigan12 contributions3 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Pros: Convenient to Penn. Clean, mostly-modern rooms. Speedy valet service. Most service requests (towels, refrigerator) honored promptly.

Cons: At checkin, staff were more interested in talking with each other (4 people behind the counter) than attending to guests checking in. As a single woman, I do not like it when staff announce my room number when handing me the key—it’s written on the folder and I can find my way. It’s a matter of safety. That said, the clerk immediately changed my room and handed me a key without saying the number aloud the second time. Valet parking was pricey. No streaming services available for the televisions (at least get fire sticks that guests can use!) The hotel did not email my bill after checkout as requested and promised; I had to call to request it to file my expense report.

Notable: Dewit, the valet, was the only person who helped me when I came in from having taken a nasty fall downtown. I was bleeding and needed an ice pack. I stood at the desk for nearly 10 minutes with no one there (around 8PM on 6/24) until he came from the valet stand to assist me. The desk clerk eventually came out (the phone was ringing the entire time I stood there) and he was not helpful or sympathetic. Dewit is a gem and should be considered for more customer-facing roles at this hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Richard W wrote a review Jan 2023
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at The Study for two nights in January 2023. Shortly after I arrived in my room, I placed the “Do Not Disturb” placard on the door handle. Still, housekeeping knocked anyway to ask when I was going to check out the first time around. Nice rooms, fairly clean. Lifted up the leather pad on the desk and the table had pencil marks from previous guests that were not wiped down. Good internet speed, the front desk service was good, and the bar/restaurant was good. Friday morning before my noon check out, I still had the “Do Not Disturb” placard on the door handle and housekeeping knocked anyway and woke me up from my sleep to ask me what time I was going to check out. I am not sure if this is a policy of the hotel to disturb guests but I was not happy being disturbed from my sleep. I hope that they do not continue this practice of disturbing guests while the “Do Not Disturb” sign is on the door handle. Aside from being disturbed, great location to stay around the University City area.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Ron Anthony Quinn asked a question Aug 2022
Danbury, Connecticut
What are the details for parking? Thanks in advance.
Answer from StudyUCTeam
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania2 contributions
We have a few options. Street parking is the cheapest but hard to find and a lot of work to manage through the PPA app. We have 2 Universities parking behind us but no overnight parking. Finally, we have valet at $43 a night with in and out privileges throughout your stay.
Antonis M asked a question Nov 2021
Breakfast included ?
Answer from StudyUCTeam
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania2 contributions
Breakfast is not included. Our restaurant CO/OP is our onsite restaurant and offer an a la carte breakfast/brunch 7 days a week until 11.
Answer from Roberto D
El Paso, Texas108 contributions41 helpful votes
No Netflix and you can plug in any device
Answer from Taisha C
Dear Travelbugyee, We are more than happy to hold your luggage! We actually have dry cleaning services, items are retrieved daily except on Sundays and brought back same day in the evening. If that is not something you want, we can recommend a local Laundromat in which we can schedule the pickup for you and the Laundromat will retrieve and bring items back. The most I have seen a guest spend on the local Laundromat service has been around $25-30 for a decent size bag of wash and fold! We look forward to seeing you soon!
Answer from Taisha C
Dear Terry H + Future Travelers, We unfortunately do not have any shuttle systems at our property. However, we can always schedule a CAB for you and we also recommend that you use Uber/Lyft if comfortable doing so. I have found many guests to find Uber/Lyft extremely convenient for their travels to the nearby hospitals! We hope this helps!
Vacation-here6 wrote a tip May 3
Baltimore, Maryland47 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Hotel offers valet parking but there are 2 public garages 1 1/2 blocks away."
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Brynn C wrote a tip Jan 2024
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"no ice machines, market on corner very convenient "
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Lisa0413 wrote a tip Nov 2023
Toms River, New Jersey29 contributions34 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Valet parking is available for a reasonable fee. Although the garage is around the corner within walking distance"
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Atul Jain wrote a tip Sep 2023
5 contributions10 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms amenities below average , basic housekeeping a challenge , don’t expect much"
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Roving659225 wrote a tip Jul 2023
66 contributions11 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Food trucks outside hotel are great. Nice to walk around campus but bus and metro are close for Philly Center visit"
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C$308 - C$426 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
212
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Study at University City
Which popular attractions are close to The Study at University City?
Nearby attractions include University of Pennsylvania (0.4 km), World Cafe Live (0.5 km), and Drexel University (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Study at University City?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Study at University City?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Study at University City?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Study at University City?
Conveniently located restaurants include White Dog Cafe, New Deck Tavern, and Sang Kee Noodle House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Study at University City?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Study at University City?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Study at University City?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Study at University City offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Study at University City?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Battleship New Jersey (5.1 km), Independence National Historical Park (3.8 km), and Independence Hall (3.4 km).
Is The Study at University City accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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