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

Rodeway Inn Center City
Rodeway Inn Center City
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7.3
Good
1208 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
from $89
Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel
Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel
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8.2
Excellent
1 Dock St, Philadelphia
from $132
Hampton Philadelphia Convention Center
Hampton Philadelphia Convention Center
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8.6
Excellent
1301 Race StreetCorner of 13th St. and Race St., Philadelphia
from $121
Days Inn Philadelphia Convention Center
Days Inn Philadelphia Convention Center
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6.9
Good
1227 Race Street, Philadelphia
from $80
Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown
Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown
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8.5
Excellent
1305 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
from $104
Philadelphia Airport Marriott
Philadelphia Airport Marriott
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8.3
Excellent
One Arrivals Road, Terminal B, Philadelphia
from $119
Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown
Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown
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8.7
Excellent
21 North Juniper Street, Philadelphia
from $118
Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia - Penns Landing
Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia - Penns Landing
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8.2
Excellent
100 N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia
from $109
Alexander Inn
Alexander Inn
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8.8
Excellent
301 South 12th ST, Philadelphia
from $109
Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District
Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District
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7.9
Good
400 Arch Street, Philadelphia
from $116
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.