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

Rittenhouse 1715, A Boutique Hotel
Rittenhouse 1715, A Boutique Hotel
1715 Rittenhouse Square Street, Philadelphia
from $229
Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel
Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel
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4.4
235 Chestnut St, Philadelphia
from $143
Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Downtown
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4.3
21 N Juniper St, Philadelphia
from $119
Loews Philadelphia Hotel
Loews Philadelphia Hotel
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4.4
1200 Market St, Philadelphia
from $179
Philadelphia Center City Residence Inn by Marriott
from $149
The Logan Philadelphia, Curio Collection by Hilton
The Logan Philadelphia, Curio Collection by Hilton
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4.3
One Logan Square, Philadelphia
from $143
Penn's View Hotel
Penn's View Hotel
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4.3
14 N Front St, Philadelphia
from $143
Crowne Plaza Hotel Philadelphia West
Crowne Plaza Hotel Philadelphia West
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3.5
4010 City Avenue, Philadelphia
from $120
Embassy Suites Philadelphia - Airport
Embassy Suites Philadelphia - Airport
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3.9
9000 Bartram Avenue, Philadelphia
from $126
Fairfield Inn by Marriott Philadelphia Airport
Fairfield Inn by Marriott Philadelphia Airport
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4.2
8800 Bartram Ave, Philadelphia
from $125
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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