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 Center City
Embassy Suites Philadelphia Center City
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3.4
1776 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia
from $86
The Rittenhouse
The Rittenhouse
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3.8
210 W Rittenhouse Sq, Philadelphia
from $247
South Bridge Bed and Breakfast
South Bridge Bed and Breakfast
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3.8
2628 South Street, Philadelphia
from $175
Philadelphia Airport Courtyard by Marriott
Philadelphia Airport Courtyard by Marriott
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3.6
8900 Bartram Ave, Philadelphia
from $104
Le Meridien Philadelphia
Le Meridien Philadelphia
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3.5
1421 Arch St, Philadelphia
from $105
Aloft Philadelphia Airport
Aloft Philadelphia Airport
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3.1
4301 Island Ave, Philadelphia
from $108
Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown
Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown
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3.6
1305 Walnut St, Philadelphia
from $109
The Inn at Penn, A Hilton Hotel
The Inn at Penn, A Hilton Hotel
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3.8
3600 Sansom St, Philadelphia
from $149
Club Quarters in Philadelphia
Club Quarters in Philadelphia
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3.5
1628 Chestnut St, Philadelphia
from $80
Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing
Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing
201 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia
from $104
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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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