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

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Philadelphia Airport
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Philadelphia Airport
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3.1
2790 reviews
8840 Tinicum Blvd, Philadelphia
from $69
Days Inn Philadelphia Convention Center
Days Inn Philadelphia Convention Center
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3.4
1788 reviews
1227 Race St, Philadelphia
from $70
Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel
Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel
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4.3
430 reviews
235 Chestnut St, Philadelphia
from $103
Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia City Center
Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia City Center
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3.6
920 reviews
1201 Race Street, Philadelphia
from $89
Alexander Inn
Alexander Inn
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4.3
218 reviews
12th and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia
from $116
City Line Hotel
City Line Hotel
4444 City Ave, Philadelphia
from $89
Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel
Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel
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3.6
265 reviews
500 Stevens Dr, Philadelphia
from $129
The Latham Hotel
The Latham Hotel
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4.3
1769 reviews
135 S 17th St, Philadelphia
from $199
Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District
Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District
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4.1
3191 reviews
400 Arch Street, Philadelphia
from $108
Philadelphia Airport Marriott
Philadelphia Airport Marriott
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4.1
1174 reviews
1 Arrivals Rd, Philadelphia
from $119
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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