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

Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia City Avenue
Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia City Avenue
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8.6
Excellent
4100 Presidential Boulevard, Philadelphia
from $118
Four Points By Sheraton Philadelphia Airport
Four Points By Sheraton Philadelphia Airport
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8.1
Excellent
4101a Island Ave, Philadelphia
from $113
Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia Northeast
Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia Northeast
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7.3
Good
9461 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia
from $103
Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City
Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City
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7.9
Good
1100 Arch St, Philadelphia
from $113
The Westin Philadelphia
The Westin Philadelphia
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8.8
Excellent
99 S 17th St, Philadelphia
from $199
Hampton Inn Philadelphia Airport
Hampton Inn Philadelphia Airport
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8.3
Excellent
8600 Bartram Ave, Philadelphia
from $122
The Bellevue Hotel, in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt
The Bellevue Hotel, in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt
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8.5
Excellent
200 South Broad Street, Philadelphia
from $159
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
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9.0
Excellent
117 S 17th St, Philadelphia
from $139
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
Fairfield Inn by Marriott Philadelphia Airport
Fairfield Inn by Marriott Philadelphia Airport
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7.9
Good
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.