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 $104
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
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9.0
Excellent
117 South 17th Street, Philadelphia
from $136
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
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8.9
Excellent
433 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
from $161
Penn's View Hotel Philadelphia
Penn's View Hotel Philadelphia
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8.9
Excellent
14 North Front Street, Philadelphia
from $149
Apple Hostels of Philadelphia
Apple Hostels of Philadelphia
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8.8
Excellent
32 South Bank Street, Philadelphia
from $24
The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
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8.8
Excellent
10 Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia
from $279
Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue
Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue
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8.3
Excellent
4200 City Avenue, Philadelphia
from $143
DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia
DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia
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8.5
Excellent
237 South Broad Street, Philadelphia
from $113
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Philadelphia Airport
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Philadelphia Airport
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6.8
Good
8840 Tinicum Blvd, Philadelphia
from $63
South Bridge Bed and Breakfast
South Bridge Bed and Breakfast
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7.4
Good
2628 South Street, Philadelphia
from $175
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.