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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8.4
Excellent
1305 Walnut St, Philadelphia
from $119
Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel
Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel
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7.6
Good
500 Stevens Dr, Philadelphia
from $103
The Inn at Penn, A Hilton Hotel
The Inn at Penn, A Hilton Hotel
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9.0
Excellent
3600 Sansom St, Philadelphia
from $143
Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia City Avenue
Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia City Avenue
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8.5
Excellent
4100 Presidential Boulevard, Philadelphia
from $118
Rodeway Inn Center City
Rodeway Inn Center City
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7.6
Good
1208 Walnut St, Philadelphia
from $89
Monaco Philadelphia Hotel
Monaco Philadelphia Hotel
433 Chesnut Street, Philadelphia
from $170
Embassy Suites Philadelphia Center City
Embassy Suites Philadelphia Center City
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8.0
Excellent
1776 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia
from $111
Days Inn Roosevelt Boulevard
Days Inn Roosevelt Boulevard
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5.9
Fair
4200 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia
from $71
Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District
Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District
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8.1
Excellent
400 Arch Street, Philadelphia
from $134
Holiday Inn Philadelphia Stadium
Holiday Inn Philadelphia Stadium
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7.8
Good
900 Packer Ave, Philadelphia
from $99
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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