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1331 Polett Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19122
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The Conwell Inn
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#62 of 99 hotels in Philadelphia
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!
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1331 Polett Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19122
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Philadelphia Intl Airport14 kmSee all flights
Mercer County Airport44 kmSee all flights
Cecil B. Moore-Temple UniversitySEPTA5 min
Susquehanna–DauphinSEPTA8 min
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nevsin2019 wrote a review Jul. 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I paid in advance for a night last week through hotels.com and received confirmation but when I arrived the hotel it was closed for construction. There are no ways to get in touch with hotel, no voice mail nor the hotel responded to my email. Hotels.com claimed that the hotel received my payment and did not return my request for refund. This is ridiculous. Knowing your property is not available but accepting my payment. It is a scam.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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ksewell777 wrote a review Dec. 2019
12 contributions9 helpful votes
Is your student considering attending Temple University and you need a close place to stay? Look no further! The Conwell Inn is located right on campus and adjacent to the Campus Police. This hidden little gem is also nestled right next to Saxby’s amazing coffee house. There is a connecting door from the lobby, so you don’t even have to venture out into the cold in search of your Liquid Courage! The Conwell Inn also offers complimentary Keurig coffee and hot tea in its quaint lobby all day along with cookies in the evening. Although the hotel is a bit dated, it is clean, cozy, and easier on parent’s wallets than the hotels downtown. The convenience of being within only a few minutes’ walk from most of campus is absolutely priceless. Conwell Inn earns an A for location and price in my book!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from GM_of_TheConwellInn, General Manager at Conwell Inn
Responded Jan. 14, 2020
Thanks so much for your kind words. We aim to be everyone's home away from home at Temple University. I appreciate you taking the time to point out all of the conveniences of having a great coffee shop connected to our lobby, in addition to being steps away from almost anything campus has to offer. As for the "dated," we ARE constantly updating, with the next round of changes starting January 16th through the end of this month - completely revamping three more rooms (we did six over the course of the past six months) and adding brand-new beds, nightstands, and lighting to every single room. Thanks for becoming part of the Conwell family, and we look forward to having you as our guest in the future! Justin R Walsh General Manager
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Frances17033 wrote a review Dec. 2019
Hershey, Pennsylvania38 contributions47 helpful votes
It was a dark and stormy night. A cold rain whipped through the alleyway as we parked in the tiny lot, so discreet as to be nearly undetectable. We dragged our roll-on travel bag through the inclement weather to the front of the inn and stood at the desk for five minutes. No bell, no staff, no phone. When an employee appeared, she was curt and ambivalent. We finally reached our room on the third floor, expectations already lowered. The well-worn room was like a sauna, and we found there was no way to cool it (no AC in winter). Carpet was worn, furnishings dated. When we returned to the front desk and waited to ask about a vending machine to get drinks, we were told “go outside, take a left and there’s a 7/11.” Ice is available, but only in a creepy basement area. No refrigerator in our room. The only positive we could come up with is the Conwell Inn’s convenient location. We were here to bring our freshman Owl back after Thanksgiving break, and the Inn is convenient to campus. At the price we paid, however, I think we’ll find a hotel with a few amenities and climate-controlled rooms next time.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from GM_of_TheConwellInn, General Manager at Conwell Inn
Responded Jan. 14, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. I'm sorry that your experience was less than perfect. Thank you for pointing out how discreet our lot is - many guests love the opportunity to park in a smaller lot right next to the hotel as opposed to a large and inconvenient parking garage blocks away as you would deal with at most Philadelphia or University hotels in general. Unfortunately, as a small hotel, there are times that the Front Desk Agent may be assisting another one of our guests, which is why we place a "Front Desk will return in a moment" sign at the desk in such instances. I'm glad they were able to return and assist in a timely matter of five minutes. The fact that we are connected to a 24 hour 7/11 is a great perk to most guests, as right next door you have a wealth of options that a vending machine or two could never come close to achieving. Also, while our rooms do not offer refrigerators by default, we do indeed have them and would have been happy to add one to your room if you had requested. I am sorry that you had a stay that was encumbered by rain clouds overhead, but do hope you give us a chance to show you some sunny skies in the future. All the best! Justin R Walsh General Manager
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Tracey M wrote a review Jun. 2019
Bluemont, Virginia435 contributions144 helpful votes
What a great hotel. The location on Temple campus was perfect. The hotel is quaint with character. The room was huge and had a step down bedroom. A few things were out dated in the room, but it was super clean and quiet. If you are in the area stay here!!!!
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Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from GM_of_TheConwellInn, General Manager at Conwell Inn
Responded Jan. 14, 2020
Greetings and thanks for the kind words! There really is no better place to stay if you need to be at Temple University. The bi-level rooms are truly amazing, and realistically some of the largest standard rooms in Philadelphia. We are constantly updating, and our next wave starting January 2020 to should make a huge difference to some of the things that might have felt dated - new beds, lighting and nightstands will be in every single room by February. I'm glad you had a perfect stay and I hope you can join us again in the future! Justin R Walsh General Manager
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Edward L wrote a review May 2019
Little River, South Carolina406 contributions81 helpful votes
I ended up staying here because it is close to where my daughter is now living off campus. However this hotel is definitely on campus. Please beware that the road to park for the hotel is hidden so make sure you download and follow the directions. The room we had is spacious and clean. My complaint is it needs some sprucing up and the vending area for ice, in the basement, is kinda creepy. The staff is very helpful.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from GM_of_TheConwellInn, General Manager at Conwell Inn
Responded Jan. 14, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to post the review! We are probably one of the best-placed campus hotels in the United States. Usually, a campus hotel will be a few blocks removed from the university borders, but we are right smack in the middle of it all and LOVE IT! One of the biggest downsides of that is indeed the parking situation...the location is so good and nestled into the heart of campus that finding the entrance to our parking lot can be a bit of a challenge. We do have precise detailed directions on our website, as well as a staff on hand 24/7 to answer your questions by phone! We are constantly sprucing (with many new updates coming in 2020), and our creepy basement (which is what we call it as well...haha) is unfortunately a side effect of being in a two hundred year old building on a historic campus! I will promise that the ghosts that live down there are happy to hold your ice bucket for you while you're using the ice machine. All kidding aside, I'm glad you had a great stay and hope to see you again in the future! Justin R Walsh General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Conwell Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Conwell Inn?
Nearby attractions include Wagner Free Institute of Science (0.5 km), New Freedom Theater (0.9 km), and Church of the Advocate (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Conwell Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a business centre, and facilities for disabled guests.
Is parking available at Conwell Inn?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Conwell Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blaze Pizza, St. Benjamin Brewing Compay, and Saxbys Coffee.
Are pets allowed at Conwell Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Conwell Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Battleship New Jersey (5.1 km), Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul (3.0 km), and Independence National Historical Park (3.8 km).
Is Conwell Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.