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Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel

201 N 17th St (at Race St), Philadelphia, PA 19103, United States
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  • Mon–Sun
    • 24 Hours
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Yes (incl. American Express)

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  • breakfast food
  • tattoos
  • local beers
  • martinis
  • bagels
  • museums
  • massage
  • parking
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  • Nathan W.

    Mreh. Stay just about anywhere else.

    Nathan W · March 3
  • Jason F.

    Parking garage

    Jason Feliciano · January 30
  • Lindsay T.

    Very kind front desk staff. Lovely lobby and convenient location that's not in the middle of everything. Close enough to walk around downtown. However, my bed linens were a little stained.

    Lindsay Toussaint · January 15
  • Hotel WiFi Test

    Paid WiFi here seems to be reasonable. The expected speed is 3.9 Mbps as of December 27, 2014 (crowd-tested, not certified) Read more

    Hotel WiFi Test · January 13
  • Joe B.

    front desk clerk Asia was the best. Great service, great smile, beautiful personality. Made this stay special with her special touch and affection.

    Joe Bell · January 6
  • Michael K.

    Grab a drink at the bar, and pray your hangover isn't made worse by the fire alarm going off in the AM.

    Michael Knauer II · October 2, 2014
  • Richard L.

    If you're a diabetic, they will not give you a sharps container, but you can give your sharps to someone "in security" who will handle their disposal. A tad demeaning, but useful

    Richard Laskey · August 8, 2014
  • Richard L.

    Showers could be best described as a lukewarm drizzle. Engage the massage mode with the knob on the shower head for laser-focused spot cleaning.

    Richard Laskey · August 8, 2014
  • Steve M.

    Also not impressed by the room, dusty desk makes you wonder about the rest. Marriott was full, stay there

    Steve Marshall · July 25, 2014
  • Steve M.

    Listen to the bad tips here. Checked after a show at the Mann theater about 11:00 PM so I was committed. Hotel had an 18 wheeler with a generator supplying power and drying fans all over the lobby

    Steve Marshall · July 25, 2014
  • Nik L.

    These are not brand standard beds. If it weren't for the typical Sheraton toiletries, I'd think I was at an unrenovated Choice hotel, but paying twice the price. Avoid.

    Nik Levenberg · February 27, 2014
  • Maxine L.

    Not close to the convention centre and not really worthy of the name "Sheraton"

    Maxine Levine · January 26, 2014
  • David S.

    This place is a dump in every way imaginable. Rooms have odors, service is unorganized. Dirty

    David S · December 15, 2013
  • Dapper D.

    Great service! Attentive, polite and prompt customer service.

    Dapper Dabner · December 5, 2013
  • B R.

    Staff was accommodating, let us check in a little early and have us free wifi. Was a great deal and very close to the business district. A little old, but clean and comfy. Nice tv!

    B Rabbitt · December 4, 2013
  • Tara C.

    Became an SPG member & received free wifi. Flat screen TV, comfy bed & signed up to not receive housekeeping every day in lieu of 500 SPG points each day you opt out.

    Tara C · September 25, 2013
  • Roxy R.

    Don't lose your blue parking garage ticket. They gave me a hard time leaving even though I never took car out and I paid at front desk.

    Roxy R · September 2, 2013
  • Roxy R.

    Amazing staff! The ac in my unit was making a loud, metal noise. Engineer came up to check it out and front desk immediately moved me to another room and even helped me move my stuff.

    Roxy R · August 31, 2013
  • Karalyn S.

    Good price for the area, very comfortable, and they have a beautiful pool and fitness center. Would definitely stay here again.

    Karalyn Shimmyo · June 16, 2013
  • Aimée J.

    No refrigerator or microwave which is pretty standard these days. Parking is $38!!! Across the street just $18. Lobby is under construction so not that impressed.

    Aimée Jordan · June 14, 2013
  • Marc K.

    First they checked me into an occupied room and then the room smelled like a cab with 50 dangling air fresheners. Not quite a shithole, but staring at the precipice.

    Marc Kirschner · June 12, 2013
  • Rick P.

    AVOID THIS HOTEL! If my company didn't book this CHEAP FLEABAG ... Rude staff, dirty old rooms. My first room was facing a wall and on the roof level, reassigned by vending/ice machine and noise.

    Rick P · June 8, 2013
  • Fernando P.

    They forgot to renovate the club lounge.... and the rooms :)

    Fernando Palacios · June 4, 2013
  • Chris S.

    Put the going green door hang on your door know for a $5 food/drink coupon. I used it for Starbucks downstairs every morning.

    Chris Skiles · June 3, 2013
  • Stephen P.

    Watch out for the noisy building site across the street...May 2013

    Stephen Pang · May 16, 2013
  • Christella M.

    The room seems nice and the guy at the front desk gave me free wifi just had to ask :-)

    Christella Morris · May 14, 2013
  • Andressa M.

    Amazing roof view

    Andressa Martins · May 7, 2013
  • LuckypooZa !.

    I arrived at 11am and was happily able to get an early check in. room was obviously remodeled since some of the other comments, fridge would have been nice. I got a super rate online so no complaints.

    LuckypooZa !! · April 1, 2013
  • Alex C.

    Great rate if you work for Comcast. Great service. Renovation is slowing improving the look. Housekeeping has improved but has a way to go. Gluten Free Beer (Redbridge) at the lobby bar!

    Alex Cook · February 26, 2013
  • Peter M.

    Very helpful front desk... So far they were very helpful in a tricky situation at 11pm.

    Peter Mihaere · February 21, 2013
  • Tanya H.

    Newly renovated rooms with flat screen TVs. WiFi comped for our conference. Great view if downtown. Only things missing are the fridge and microwave.

    Tanya Hutchins · January 18, 2013
  • David N.

    Don't pay the $38 a day parking. City garage across the street is $5 a day.

    David Nelson · October 13, 2012
  • Allison

    No fridges in room. Have to pay for Internet. Breakfast buffet = $17. Good location. Comfy rooms. Helpful staff. Great workout room.

    Allison · September 17, 2012
  • A S.

    Self parking is 38/day, valet 44. The garage across the street is 18/day but no in and out.

    A Scott · September 12, 2012
  • Lezlee H.

    Needs a renovation. AC is super loud. Carpet is scary. Great room service menu and nice tv. Takes a long time for someone to answer the phone.

    Lezlee Hughes · July 12, 2012
  • Visit Philly

    The purple PHLASH trolley runs Fri, Sat & Sun from 10-6 pm May-October 28, 2012. Just head to stop 5, buy a $2 ticket & you'll be on your way to seeing Philadelphia's attractions and museums. Read more

    Visit Philly · May 1, 2012
  • J F.

    So far so good, any outdated reviews should be ignored. TV's upgraded, room upgraded and elevators are fine... Grow a set.

    J Faison · March 30, 2012
  • Sungryeul R.

    Air conditioner is not working. No welcome drink. Daily parking is $38. No free internet. Except that, it is a typical sheraton.

    Sungryeul Rhyu · March 21, 2012
  • Kara P.

    The gym has been recently renovated (big improvement) but now it feels like a hot yoga class in there...soooo hot and humid!!

    Kara Patterson · March 13, 2012
  • Brad C.

    This hotel sucks - no platinum upgrades, no Make a Green Choice option, outdated everything, scary elevators. I wont be staying again.

    Brad C · March 1, 2012
  • Sandee C.

    Not a fan of the house keeping.....

    Sandee CanSee · February 22, 2012
  • Rachel M.

    Comfortable rooms, decent price. For it's location it's one of the better deals in the city - many tourist attractions, great restaurants, and cheaper parking are all within walking distance.

    Rachel Mercer · February 13, 2012
  • Paula S.

    Bad housekeeping!

    Paula Sears · February 5, 2012
  • Sheaffer Pen

    We are at the Philadelphia Pen Show January 20-22, 2012!! Check out our booth and mention Foursquare Tip!

    Sheaffer Pen · January 19, 2012
  • Paul D.

    A bit dated but the beds are comfy and the staff is phenomenal... except for the rather aloof bartender...

    Paul Danek · January 17, 2012
  • David C.

    Frosted towels in the gym!

    David Chan · January 10, 2012
  • Chris B.

    Good hotel, but you have to pay for wifi :(

    Chris B. · January 8, 2012
  • Eliza K.

    Found a condom wrapper under the bed

    Eliza King · January 2, 2012
  • Brendan C.

    Dirty room.

    Brendan Cunningham · January 1, 2012
  • Ali F.

    Odd numbered rooms on the top floors have the best view

    Ali Fun · December 31, 2011

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