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

Embassy Suites Philadelphia - Airport
Embassy Suites Philadelphia - Airport
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3.7
1139 reviews
9000 Bartram Avenue, Philadelphia
from $120
Crowne Plaza Hotel Philadelphia West
Crowne Plaza Hotel Philadelphia West
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3.5
949 reviews
4010 City Avenue, Philadelphia
from $119
Le Meridien Philadelphia
Le Meridien Philadelphia
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4.0
1226 reviews
1421 Arch St, Philadelphia
from $143
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
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3.6
2164 reviews
1201 Market St, Philadelphia
from $139
The Rittenhouse
The Rittenhouse
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4.5
227 reviews
210 W Rittenhouse Sq, Philadelphia
from $279
Philadelphia Airport Courtyard by Marriott
Philadelphia Airport Courtyard by Marriott
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4.0
559 reviews
8900 Bartram Ave, Philadelphia
from $107
Hyatt at The Bellevue
Hyatt at The Bellevue
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3.9
815 reviews
200 South Broad Street, Philadelphia
from $136
Omni Hotel Independence Park
Omni Hotel Independence Park
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4.1
1837 reviews
401 Chestnut St, Philadelphia
from $143
Extended Stay America Philadelphia-Airport- Bartram Ave.
Extended Stay America Philadelphia-Airport- Bartram Ave.
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3.4
58 reviews
8880 Bartram Ave, Philadelphia
from $119
DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City
DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City
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4.0
3577 reviews
237 S. Broad St., Philadelphia
from $89
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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