Hotels near University City
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The University City neighborhood is the academic epicenter of Philadelphia, home to the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, and University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Although there are not as many hotels here as in the adjacent Center City neighborhood, University City has several inexpensive hotel options. Some of the best hotels in the area include the Inn at Penn and the Sheraton University City Philadelphia.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels near University City

Ramada Philadelphia City Center
Ramada Philadelphia City Center
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2.2
1450 reviews
2033 Penrose Avenue, Philadelphia
from $72
Holiday Inn Philadelphia Stadium
Holiday Inn Philadelphia Stadium
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3.6
1442 reviews
900 Packer Ave, Philadelphia
from $119
Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel
Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel
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3.6
1256 reviews
3549 Chestnut St., Philadelphia
from $134
Philadelphia Airport Courtyard by Marriott
Philadelphia Airport Courtyard by Marriott
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4.0
557 reviews
8900 Bartram Ave, Philadelphia
from $134
Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel
Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel
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4.2
457 reviews
235 Chestnut St, Philadelphia
from $152
Philadelphia Center City Residence Inn by Marriott
from $379
Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia Northeast
Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia Northeast
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3.0
670 reviews
9461 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia
from $103
Club Quarters in Philadelphia
Club Quarters in Philadelphia
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3.8
4457 reviews
1628 Chestnut St, Philadelphia
from $76
Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia
Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia
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3.7
580 reviews
1 Logan Square, Philadelphia
from $199
Sofitel Philadelphia
Sofitel Philadelphia
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4.1
2991 reviews
120 S 17th St, Philadelphia
from $150
More About Hotels near University City...

Easy to Explore on Foot

The area of West Philadelphia where University City lies is well-serviced by SEPTA and regional rail, making it easy to get downtown, to the airport, and out to the suburbs. The neighborhood itself is easily explored on foot, which is how most student residents get around. Due to the young academic population, inexpensive bars, delicious street food, and art galleries fill the area, and it tends to be quite safe. 

There are several affordable hotel options in the neighborhood. Homewood Suites by Hilton University City is an extended stay hotel that provides savings by offering full kitchens and family units. The Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel is located on the University of Pennsylvania campus and has an extensive gym and outdoor pool. The Hilton Inn at Penn is a AAA four Diamond luxury hotel with complimentary Wi-Fi and an Apple iPad in each room. 

Avoid Graduation for the Best Deals

The best time of year to get a cheap hotel room in University City is actually during the summer, when most students and academics are out of session. When booking a room, try to avoid major academic events. The most prominent of these is graduation, when room prices skyrocket. College move-in dates will also be in high demand. During these times it would be better to stay in Center City and take public transportation to University City.

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