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Penrose Hotel

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Air conditioning didn't work, room wasnt clean, very run down estabishment. Tried double charging us for parking. Overall run down dirty hotel will never stay there again if we wouldn't have paid in advance we would have left immediately.

Thank Kimberlee W
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We booked into this hotel as it in close to Citizens Bank Park and we had tickets to a Philly's game. We arrived and got into the line to check in. It was slow and only one person was working while others were doing their best to ignore customers in the line. Despite complaints it was clear no one behind...

Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed four nights. After the second night, no turn down service. Called the front desk that night and came to realize from the rude staff member that this is quite common at this hotel. The next day in the morning I again asked that they service my room, but when I got back at 5:30 pm they still hadn't. Spoke...

Thank Vincent A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wouldn't return, upside it is a bus ride into city. Our room 1105. Sink tap wouldn't turn off, hairdryer didn't work neither did coffee maker. Only a few electrical sockets worked!! Beds clean and comfortable, not many TVs channels and breakfast very basic. Happy hour 5/7 beers $2 a bottle but only 4 brands!!

Thank Sparkie154
Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not stay here. We had to wait ages to check in while two staff dealt with another customer, they did not even acknowledge that we were waiting. When we got served the staff were friendly and polite. We waited ages for the lift, and when we emerged on our corridor there was a horrible smell that was also present...

Thank Melanie G
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel as a more affordable option for a conference that I attended in downtown Philly. I needed to cut costs on this trip and used this hotel for it's reasonable pricing in a city full of expensive hotels. There's the first point you should take with a grain of salt... and other reviewers have mentioned this...

2Thank AndJKelso
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here 31 st march to 1st April just a stay over for the Bon jovi concert at Wells Fargo . I wAs a little nervous due to the negativity in previous reviews but seriously what do you expect for $90 . I'm a pretty easy going guy so here's my shot on this hotel Check in was poor room...

3Thank seanaturner
Evanston, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After years of search, we actually found the worst hotel in the U.S. Admittedly, we found it by clicking the wrong button on a booking app, but nevertheless. This is the dirtiest, worst kept, hotel I have ever experienced. Starting with the lobby, which appears to have been last updated by a schlock contractor in 1970, you have the choice...

2Thank crhomas47
Spokane Valley, Washington
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Old, disheveled, in serious need of repair, rooms not clean. Horrible experience. The elevator buttons were backwards, meaning the up was actually down and the down was actually up. Instead of fixing it, they wrote the corrections above the buttons in pencil. Stucco bubbling on the walls and ceiling like there was a water leak. Tub and bathroom counters dirty.

Thank susanferrell
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We did the airport sleep and park and it worked well for us. We read the reviews so we were smart enough to park in a well lit area. The room had comfortable beds as well as a nice bathroom. For the Ladies....the lighting was good in the bathroom for putting on makeup. The only thing that we didn't like...

Thank kjc1601

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about Penrose Hotel

Address: 2033 Penrose Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19145-5623 (Formerly Ramada Philadelphia City Center)
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
Price Range: $119 - $263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Penrose Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 192
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Also Known As:
Skyview Plaza Hotel Philadelphia
Skyview Plaza Hotel And Suites
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“Do NOT leave your car here”
hollypta, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Stay low as the elevators are slow and one is always broken”
MarkVatta, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“don't be super critical .......”
Mark086, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“There aren't any!”
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“12 floor room had a good view.”
344carlag, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
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