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

Monaco Philadelphia Hotel
Monaco Philadelphia Hotel
433 Chesnut Street, Philadelphia
from $170
Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing
Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing
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8.5
Excellent
201 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia
from $155
Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel
Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel
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8.9
Excellent
235 Chestnut St, Philadelphia
from $152
Hampton Inn Philadelphia Airport
Hampton Inn Philadelphia Airport
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8.4
Excellent
8600 Bartram Ave, Philadelphia
from $122
Alexander Inn
Alexander Inn
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8.9
Excellent
12th and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia
from $116
Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia City Center
Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia City Center
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7.3
Good
1201 Race Street, Philadelphia
from $101
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
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7.7
Good
201 North 17th Street, Philadelphia
from $119
Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel
Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel
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8.1
Excellent
3549 Chestnut St., Philadelphia
from $134
Club Quarters Hotel in Philadelphia
Club Quarters Hotel in Philadelphia
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8.2
Excellent
1628 Chestnut St, Philadelphia
from $99
The Inn at Penn, A Hilton Hotel
The Inn at Penn, A Hilton Hotel
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8.8
Excellent
3600 Sansom St, Philadelphia
from $149
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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