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

Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia Northeast
Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia Northeast
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7.2
Good
9461 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia
from $101
Days Inn Roosevelt Boulevard
Days Inn Roosevelt Boulevard
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5.7
Fair
4200 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia
from $68
Holiday Inn Philadelphia Stadium
Holiday Inn Philadelphia Stadium
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7.8
Good
900 Packer Ave, Philadelphia
from $125
Aloft Philadelphia Airport
Aloft Philadelphia Airport
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8.0
Excellent
4301 Island Ave, Philadelphia
from $100
South Bridge Bed and Breakfast
South Bridge Bed and Breakfast
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8.9
Excellent
2628 South Street, Philadelphia
from $162
Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square
Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square
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8.4
Excellent
1800 Market St, Philadelphia
from $139
Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City-Convention Center
Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City-Convention Center
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8.4
Excellent
1301 Race St, Philadelphia
from $118
Apple Hostels
Apple Hostels
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8.7
Excellent
32 Bank Street, Philadelphia
from $24
Penrose Hotel Philadelphia
Penrose Hotel Philadelphia
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5.0
Fair
2033 Penrose Avenue, Philadelphia
from $76
Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel
Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel
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8.4
Excellent
1 Dock St, Philadelphia
from $126
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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