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

Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown
Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown
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8.6
Excellent
1305 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
from $142
Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia City Center
Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia City Center
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7.9
Good
1201 Race Street, Philadelphia
from $113
Days Inn by Wyndham Philadelphia - Roosevelt Boulevard
Days Inn by Wyndham Philadelphia - Roosevelt Boulevard
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5.6
Fair
4200 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia
from $73
South Bridge Bed and Breakfast
South Bridge Bed and Breakfast
2628 South Street, Philadelphia
from $175
Philadelphia 201 Hotel
Philadelphia 201 Hotel
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7.4
Good
201 North 17th Street, Philadelphia
from $126
Extended Stay America Philadelphia - Airport - Tinicum Blvd
from $75
Burbridge Street B&B
Burbridge Street B&B
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7.4
Good
6324 Burbridge Street, Philadelphia
from $90
Fairfield Inn Philadelphia Airport
Fairfield Inn Philadelphia Airport
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7.5
Good
8800 Bartram Ave., Philadelphia
from $125
The Logan Phildelaphia, Curio Collection by Hilton
The Logan Phildelaphia, Curio Collection by Hilton
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8.8
Excellent
One Logan Square, Philadelphia
from $178
Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square
Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square
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8.8
Excellent
120 S 17th St, Philadelphia
from $177
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.