The Inn At The Union League

The Inn At The Union League

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#59 of 94 hotels in Philadelphia
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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When making plans to visit Philadelphia, consider using the Union League of Philadelphia as your home away from home. Our newly renovated Four-Diamond level hotel, The Inn at the League, located at 1450 Sansom, between Broad and 15th Streets, is centrally located on Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts. The Inn at the League has 84 guest rooms and suites, each with its own charm. Truly in a class by itself, The Inn offers an incomparable mix of distinctive history and old world hospitality. Many of our first time guests have referred to us as the "best-kept secret in Center City Philadelphia." The League adheres to a strict dress code policy. The League requires a jacket be worn by men when dining in any of the restaurants. The exceptions to this policy are breakfast Monday through Sunday; lunch on Saturday and all day on Sunday, which allow business casual. Business casual is defined as a collared shirt and slacks for men and appropriate attire for women.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Tennis court
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Spa
Concierge
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Boutique

Location

1450 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3007
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Philadelphia Intl Airport
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3 minSEPTA
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richvinrootjr wrote a review Jan 2020
Phoenix, Arizona
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was extremely fortunate to be invited to stay at The Union League in Philadelphia. I am thankful to my host and it was an experience not to be missed if you are fortunate to be offered access. The hotel rooms are small but very tasteful and comfortable. The staff is professional, kind and helpful. The building is without peer. I will never forget this wonderful experience.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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MAG724 wrote a review Oct 2023
Boston, Massachusetts
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are lucky enough to stay at the Union League, you should do so! First, the building is stunningly beautiful. Elegant. Old world. Lovely. Our rooms were handsome, large, well appointed. Queen size bed, which was nice because it gives you that much more walking-around room. Good size bathroom. Thick, old fashioned white towels. A full breakfast is included with your room. It's served in a big, beautiful, old world dining room. Hot buffet and cold items. The only negative was the noise from motorcycles during the night. I hope Philly can address this somehow. We heard it's a problem they're currently experiencing. Dinner at 1862, their fine dining restaurant could not have been nicer. Lovely servers. Fabulous food. Quiet elegant.
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Erik A wrote a review Apr 2005
South Bend, Indiana
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our family stayed at the union league April 9 thru 11. To be able to stay here, you either have to belong to a reciprical club or be invited by a member of the club. There were many good and some bad aspects of this hotel. It has a great location in a historic building across from city hall and within walking of all of phillys sights. The service was friendly and helpful. Thre room we had a king sized 4 poster ped and was very comfortable. The bathroom was very big and had nice amenities and robes. The room also had 2 huge closets that were each the size of a normal hotel bathroom. The room also had a work desk and 2 comfortable chairs. The workout facility was excellent and a great locker room with snacks, sauna and jacuzzi. With the price of your room, you also got brakfast, which was a buffet in which the chef would cook for you what ever you decided along with dozens of other items spread across the tables. The buildings inside was charming and had abusiness center, library, and had walls lined with original paintings worth over a million dollars. It was almost like staying in a museum. Unfortunately, the union league had several downsides. Upon entering our room, we discovered a bottle of a previous guests mouth painkiller on the floor.Also , the rooms only go up 5 floors and thus the only view from our window was someones apartment directly across the alley. The window itself was coated in dirt and looked as if it hadnt been clean in years. Also , the gold wallpaper that was in the room oddly ended below the window, exposing a wall that was cracked and had its paint peeling. The hallway carpets wer dirty and old and the white paint on the walls was peeling as well. The tiny tv in our rooms volume didnt work well and when you turned the tv on the volume didnt work until you pushed the volume up button several times. Also note: to access the first floor where the restaurants, library and business center are, you have to be wearing formal attire. the only exception is breakfast where the dress code is business casual. The entrance to the inn, which is on ythe ground floor, does not have a dress code. also, the building is currently beined renovated on the outside and the majority of the building is covered in scaffolding. In the end, trhe union league is recommended and worth trying.
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Date of stay: April 2005
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rcmusuk wrote a review Feb 2024
Connecticut
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I was looking forward to staying at the ULC. As a native Philadelphian, I had been to the club many times over the years. It has been, and continues to be a combination museum and high end club/sanctuary. But that’s the club….not the dreadful Inn with its dreary roooms. I was there for a black tie event on Saturday, and checkied in early afternoon on Saturday. I was given room 407 and told it was a ‘very nice room’. Once I got to the room and unpacked, I noticed it was a bit dark in the room. When I went to open the window curtains, much to me surprise the windows were opaque glass with led lights shining through to simulate the outdoors. I have no idea what was on the other side of the fake window….maybe an exhaust shaft….but it might have been nice to have been told that at reception and given other options especially as the Inn appeared to be largely empty. It was a very depressing room. Even worse, the bathroom was digusting. The vent was caked with grime and virtually black and the shower head looked like it had been installed by a 12 year old. I’m glad I only stayed one night and couldn’t wait to get out of there. I hope the club starts to take better control of the Inn and raise the quality to the standard of the Member’s sections. It really is deceptive and disgraceful to pass off these appalling rooms on visitors to the Club.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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JP43211 wrote a review Feb 2012
New Orleans
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The majority of the staff were rude. They made guests feel as if they were not welcome because they are not actually members of the League. The dress-code is ridiculous. The people that I encountered that were members seemed to think very highly of themselves. The walls in the room must have been as thin as paper because I could hear everything. In short, I strongly advise that you stay elsewhere.
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Date of stay: January 2012
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: If you want a tip on a good room, I suggest you book somewhere else.
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bukagirl wrote a review Dec 2019
New Jersey
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First of all the whole experience was fabulous from getting a private tour of the collections vault to the beautiful appointed rooms in the building the artwork, sculptures stained glass q must see, the history here is unbelievable.
Now the restaurant what a gorgeous room very relaxing, the new fall menu had a lot of meat dishes and seafood dishes to please everyone,.
The butternut squash soup was to die for the best we have ever had, the braised short ribs were so tender no knife required with a lovely woodsy flavor, everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals and the complete experience.
Make sure to tour the building and see the rotating exhibits now they have a Civil War Naval battles.
A private club you need to be a member or know someone.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Peter G wrote a review Apr 2012
Morristown, New Jersey
5.0 of 5 bubbles
One of the best restaurants ever; the food is great, the sommelier is excellent and the atmosphere is unique. I dine there often, most for business, and I can recommend this place to anyone. You may probably not get in easily if you're not a member of the Union League however a member can always bring you in under his/her membership.

The ultimate dining experience, for dinner and lunch!
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Date of stay: April 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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BJRMilmay_NewJersey wrote a review Aug 2014
Milmay, New Jersey
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Our room the night of June 28, 2014 was lovely and we were having a great time, with exceptional food and service, at a party in one of the Union League’s event rooms.
About 9:30, on my way to the ladies room, I fell and was suddenly on the floor in extreme pain. A fellow guest, a wonderful ER doctor, requested an ambulance and stayed with me until it arrived. The Philadelphia Fire Dept. Squad and Jefferson Hospital were also outstanding. I was x-rayed, told I had a shattered shoulder, provided with a sling and referred to my New Jersey Orthopedist.
We returned to the Inn by taxi, with me in a hospital gown. We had called to request a wheelchair; since severe pain precluded walking. The ancient wheelchair had no foot rests and the employee had difficulty operating the handicapped lift,which lurched up and down before finally moving from the ground level down to the reception area elevators.
By the time we got to our room it was around 3 AM and no one from the Inn or the Union League had offered any assistance or asked how I was doing but they had managed to slip the bill under our door. I was exhausted, so slept a couple of hours propped up on the bed while my husband packed our things.
When I woke, he wheeled me down to the lobby where we paid our bill and requested someone operate the lift and take me to the garage across the street while my husband retrieved our car. I’m just beginning therapy, the pain is still intense and since it is agony to lay down, I sit up all night, managing only two or three hours sleep at a time.
Five weeks later no one from either the Inn or the Union League has checked to see how I am doing, although we know they filled out an accident report because they asked my husband for my name, etc., while I lay on the floor. This may be a prestigious, historic venue, but it’s management has a lot to learn about humanity and common decency.
Bettie J. Reina
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Date of stay: June 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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DCmike2010 wrote a review Feb 2012
Washington DC, District of Columbia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Union League is an exceptional club with a terrific history and outstanding location. For overnight guests I would recommend you stay in a traditional hotel as you will probably be a bit more comfortable. I stayed because of a luncheon and speech at the League and was very well received, taken care of, and fed. Oh yeah...make sure you have a jacket and tie or you will not be allowed into the dining room or any of the other public spaces....even the business center.
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Date of stay: October 2011
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Minivantraveler wrote a review Apr 2006
Los Angeles, California
2.0 of 5 bubbles
... I just can't stay any more. Have stayed half a dozen times and keep coming back because I like the atmosphere. Almost like a museum and if you like civil war/politico stuff, you'll love this place. Great amenities (workout facility) and food. But on almost every visit, I get awoken several times during the night by a trash truck. The only time this does not occur is when I'm lucky enough to get an interior room, but they're tough to get. What saves this place is the complimentary breakfast - it's great and I may even come back here (and pay) for breakfast next time in Philly. Rooms are small, but adequate, high-speed connection would only work intermittently. Service was OK, sometimes appeared bothered to be assisting you. Lots of better choices in the area.
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Date of stay: April 2006
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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R5090AVpatriciab asked a question Jan 2019
Randallstown1 contribution
Is parking free as a guest
Parking is not included.
Cpaesquire1 asked a question Oct 2018
Check in time
Answer from HRHmum
New Hartford, New York252 contributions121 helpful votes
I think it was 3:00pm
Yara E asked a question Jun 2017
Cairo, Egypt17 contributions1 helpful vote
how can i make reservation and what is the price of then room per night ?
Woodbine, New Jersey84 contributions46 helpful votes
I went on there website. I'm not sure what there prices are. We were there for a wedding & I just called for availability. rooms were around $225 & that was for a sat. night.
Answer from Charles F
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania16 contributions10 helpful votes
Their parking garage is directly across the street from the entrance to the Inn. It could not be more convenient. Enjoy!!
Answer from Kevin B
Houghton, Michigan1,119 contribution249 helpful votes
Yes, the Midtown Parking Garage is adjacent to the Union League and owned by the Union League. Have you parking stamped while at the League and you receive a reduced rate. The entrance to the garage is on Samson St., and directly across from the hotel entrance to the Union League.
melissa c wrote a tip Apr 2022
Arlington, Virginia40 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You can request a cot for a nominal fee for extra bed. Not the most comfortable, but...."
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TRski1616 wrote a tip Oct 2021
New Orleans, Louisiana4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"They have their own parking garage."
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profchriswilson wrote a tip Jun 2018
4 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring your business casual clothes."
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YayeMama wrote a tip Dec 2017
Maplewood, New Jersey849 contributions423 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"ask for the 5th floor which is quiet"
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Gendex1 wrote a tip Oct 2017
Seattle, Washington17 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Only spent one night: no noise problems. Bed was very comfortable (and we have a sleep # at home)"
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Inn At The Union League
Which popular attractions are close to The Inn At The Union League?
Nearby attractions include Escape the Room Philly (0.2 km), Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (0.4 km), and Wanamaker Organ (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Inn At The Union League?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Inn At The Union League?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Inn At The Union League?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gran Caffe L'Aquila, Vedge, and Butcher and Singer.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Inn At The Union League?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is The Inn At The Union League located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Philadelphia.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Inn At The Union League?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Inn At The Union League 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 Inn At The Union League?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Battleship New Jersey (3.0 km), Independence National Historical Park (1.3 km), and Independence Hall (1.3 km).
Is The Inn At The Union League accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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