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

Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square
Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square
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8.5
Excellent
1800 Market St, Philadelphia
from $111
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
Fairfield Inn Philadelphia Airport
Fairfield Inn Philadelphia Airport
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7.5
Good
8800 Bartram Ave., Philadelphia
from $95
The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
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8.7
Excellent
10 Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia
from $299
Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square
Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square
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8.8
Excellent
120 S 17th St, Philadelphia
from $161
Apple Hostels of Philadelphia
Apple Hostels of Philadelphia
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8.8
Excellent
32 South Bank Street, Philadelphia
from $20
Residence Inn Philadelphia Center City
Residence Inn Philadelphia Center City
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8.6
Excellent
One East Penn Square, Philadelphia
from $109
Days Inn by Wyndham Philadelphia - Roosevelt Boulevard
Days Inn by Wyndham Philadelphia - Roosevelt Boulevard
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5.7
Fair
4200 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia
from $73
The Rittenhouse Philadelphia
The Rittenhouse Philadelphia
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9.4
Excellent
210 W Rittenhouse Sq, Philadelphia
from $324
Courtyard Philadelphia City Avenue
Courtyard Philadelphia City Avenue
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8.4
Excellent
4100 Presidential Boulevard, Philadelphia
from $122
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.