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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Before I expand on the title, let me just say the positive: the staff were great! We arrived sometime in the evening which was to be our last night stay in the US before heading back to the UK, and the gentleman greeted us was extremely helpful. We dumped our bags in our place, and then went out exploring the...

Thank WaqasAhmed
Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 20 May 2016

My family and I stayed in the "condo", two blocks away from the main hotel. The place was so dirty there was dust, hair and grime on EVERYTHING! The kitchen and coffee maker were caked with crap, the shower plugged so no one could use it (who knows what was plugging it) and my daughter found chewed up gum on...

Thank mhogan8135
Reviewed 27 April 2016

I can confirm what so many reviewers have written before. The place is a total dump. There is mold everywhere in the shower. The sink was leaking on the floor. The carpet was encrusted and filthy. It looked like it was there when Ben Franklin roamed the streets. The bed is way too small for two healthy, slim people and...

3Thank annon3841
Las Pintitas, Mexico
Reviewed 5 April 2016

When we checked in, we were told Society Hill is the oldest hotel in Philadelphia, built while Ben Franklin was still alive. I don't think any maintenance has been done since then. The shower alternated from freezing to scalding. It couldn't be turned off, and dripped all night. There was mildew and peeling, cracked caulking in the shower. When any...

2Thank William S
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 5 April 2016

My daughter and I stayed three nights at this hotel. It is the worst hotel we have ever had. We chose this hotel because of its convenient location and its cheaper price compared with other hotels nearby. We still paid 100 dollars per night. A hotel can be old, small, but it has to be clean. This hotel is filthy....

1Thank clee2828
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Despite the negative reviews, we had a nice stay here! The staff were friendly and accomodating. It's an old building and not in the best shape -- our window was cracked, there were some loose tiles and some outlets/lamps out of order. There was also a little mustiness, as you'd expect from an old building. But all that is the...

1Thank Jessie F
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 11 March 2016

The staff is nice, but the room service is inexistent, I slept for 5 days and only one day someone did my room. The room was rather poor and little dirty. For what-you-pay and what-you-get, it is a very expensive hotel.

1Thank leandro g
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 23 February 2016

2/24/2016 Fair to Good. when the staff wasn't goofing off, they got all of the order.I was surprised how good the food was at the bar.Nice Sportsbar. Actually,some of my friends got together from the Fork Restaurant and Op ened Society hill bar and hotel, lil friendly piano playin'Saturday night's and if it snows it'll be packed

1Thank eizzy22222
Milford, Connecticut
Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

I'm not one to be too dramatic about hotels and reviews, but this place was terrible. First, the room was open when we walked in. By that I mean door open, for anyone to walk in. There are no light switches...just two busted lamps. The bed is the size of a postage stamp and has been in that hotel since...

1Thank Brian M
Tamaqua, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 7 December 2015

So we paid $120 for a total dump. There is no check in desk, you have go up to the 2nd floor if you can get it, there is a bell to ring that doesn't seem to work. We got lucky someone was coming out as we needed to go in. The pictures you see on line are NOTHING like...

Thank Michele R

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Society Hill Hotel

Address: 301 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2795
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
Price Range: $104 - $387 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Society Hill Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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Westchester, New York, United States
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“There was free wifi, you just couldn't get it from the 4th floor and had to go down to the third floor to connect.”
 of 5 bubbles G8138PAannm, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Do not stay here at all.”
  • Filthy bathroom with mold
 of 5 bubbles annon3841, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
“There is no good room, the pics you see on Expedia, etc are nothing like what they really are.”
  • Space heater
  • bed just stuffed between 2 walls.
  • Very old electric, random outlets and extension cords
  • Huge hole just patched up.
  • Space heater no room, no night stand, filthy.
  • Bed was stuffed in between the wall and closet
  • TV stuffed into a small room off the bedroom, no decor at all
 of 5 bubbles micheler656, 7 Dec 2015 | Read review
“blackout-drunk or bust”
  • city view 1
  • city view 2
  • the grand tour
 of 5 bubbles BarefootBay, 23 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Try for third floor (concierge leverl) for free breakfast - not just tea and toast.”
 of 5 bubbles snoopysister, 21 Jul 2015 | Read review
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