Hotels near University City
"One of the 50 Websites that make the web great."
"Hipmunk is the best travel site on the Web. Period."
"Stands out for its fun, interactive and deal-scoring features."
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

Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia
Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia
|
3.7
1444 reviews
1800 Market St, Philadelphia
from $153
Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia Northeast
Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia Northeast
|
3.0
664 reviews
9461 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia
from $103
Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia City Center
Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia City Center
|
3.7
1329 reviews
1100 Arch St, Philadelphia
from $113
DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Airport
DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Airport
|
3.5
1906 reviews
4509 Island Ave, Philadelphia
from $104
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
|
3.7
2268 reviews
1201 Market St, Philadelphia
from $119
Extended Stay America Philadelphia-Airport- Bartram Ave.
Extended Stay America Philadelphia-Airport- Bartram Ave.
|
2.9
66 reviews
8880 Bartram Ave, Philadelphia
from $94
Philadelphia Center City Residence Inn by Marriott
from $129
Rodeway Inn Philadelphia
Rodeway Inn Philadelphia
|
3.6
1175 reviews
1208 Walnut St, Philadelphia
from $79
The Latham Hotel
The Latham Hotel
|
4.2
1770 reviews
135 S 17th St, Philadelphia
from $126
Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown
Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown
|
4.1
847 reviews
1305 Walnut St, Philadelphia
from $129
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.

Quantcast