Rated 1 out of 5 by Mike400 Terrible
What a disappointment. We stayed here with our 2 young children only to find out after check in that there was a wedding and the cocktail hour and after party took place in the lobby. It was crowded, loud and difficult to get in and out of the hotel. It took us 45 min both times we used the valet to get our car. The room service menu was very limited and way too expensive for what they were serving....15 for a min burger sliders for a kid with no side or drink?!
The staff should have informed us of what was going on in the hotel and should have accommodated us with a room further from the noise so our kids were not up until 2 am!
We will not be back and we will be sure to inform others of this low quality hotel!
June 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CHFinDC Perfect location, great features
My stay at the Society Hill Sheraton in Philly can be summed up in one detail: Pretzels. Hot, tired, grouchy after our long car trip to the hotel, we walked into the beautiful, cool lobby and were greeted by a table of soft pretzels and glasses of lemonade. It instantly put us in the best mood.
It was just one, small detail, but it made a world of difference. That kind of thing - a small detail that meant a lot - happened over and over again during our stay. The gym had a fridge with cool towels. There were always newspapers available at the front desk. It took a really nice hotel experience and made it...great.
Oh - and did I mention it's all walking distance from landmarks like Ben Franklin's grave, the Liberty Bell and the Betsy Ross house? And the surrounding street is filled with quirky, delicious restaurants?
We loved it. You'll see us again.
June 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TravelingMan I may have a new Philly favorite
I was in town on business and traveling with a few others. Decided to give this side a town/hotel a shot. Very glad we did, great location with a whole lot in walking distance. Friendly staff and a solid bartender. I'll be back staying here for business and pleasure soon. Enjoyed my Suite night rewards for a Jr. Suite that was very comfortable as well.
May 15, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by ScottfromBoston Good Hotel, Terrible Valet
I spent two nights recently at the Sheraton Society Hill. The hotel itself is well maintained and pleasant (based on my stay on the club floor). My otherwise positive stay was impacted, however, by the gross incompetence of the valets. The valet could not figure out how to start my car, which is nothing unusual or exotic. They assumed the battery was dead and inconvenienced me for over an hour when there was nothing wrong with the car. This impacted my plans for the day. In the end I had to drive the car out of the hotel garage myself. The hotel still charged me for the valet, after promising to refund the fees due to the problems. A week has past and I'm still waiting for the promised refund.
May 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CindyK23 Beautiful part of Philadelphia
We loved our stay at this hotel. As it happened we had a family emergency and all of the hotels in the city were booked for a large medical convention during part of the time that we needed hotel rooms. The staff was very kind and we were given priority for any cancelations that would allow us to extend our stay as needed and things worked out very well, Even got to stay on the Club floor.
April 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NYGirlsWeekend Excellent Staff - Perfect Location
This hotel is perfectly located to explore all the historical attractions that Philly has to offer. The team members are a pure delight - we had a wonderful welcome from AC at the front desk and the staff in the Exec Club room were just the nicest, most accommodating, and friendly team ever. Our kids loved the pool and being able to explore the many engaging areas of the lobby. The apps, breakfast and snacks in the club room are just perfectly suited for a bit of relaxing. The only small item is that the comforter on the bedding was rather stiff and super heavy so each night we removed them but then were a bit cold. I wished these were different.
Overall, the property has come a long way after the renovations and the staff is highly engaged and very welcoming. We will be back!
April 14, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by klv939 Lack of sleep
Everything was wonderful we checked in late after a wedding and everything seemed up to par.. once we came back to our room from the bar late night with other wedding guests, we went to sleep. Shortly after we kept hearing a beeping noise.. after finally giving up on sleep we realized it was the smoke detector. By the time we figured it out it was to late and we needed to meet for breakfast. Maybe these things should be changed more often so that it doesn't distrupt sleep.
April 7, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by VolleyballMVP Missing some amenities
The Wi-Fi in the room was not free nor was it good. My daughter had a hard time connecting to do her homework. The only ice machine was on the 3rd floor or you could call room service. That was very inconvenient. The rooms are off a balcony over the entrance and it is very loud. People were still shouting at midnight in the lobby. The room service breakfast was cold. It was very disappointing since we were booked in here by the sport tournament we were attending and with no free breakfast for the team I ordered room service so my daughter had a good breakfast. She did not.
April 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by marie215 Great hotel-frendly staff
My stay was as near to perfect as one can get. My club room was beautiful and extremely clean. The king size bed was incredibly comfortable! The club lounge was also very comfortable and always fully stocked with beverages and snacks. Nightly Hors d'oeuvres are well presented and delicious! The Continental breakfast was also very good. I enjoyed my stay so much that I am booking another one soon. Thanks again to everyone at The Sheraton for a wonderful stay!
March 8, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Shawn78 sub par to say the least...
I'll start with the good, the room was clean and serviceable. The fella that checked me in was very polite and helpful. That's where the good ends.
Now onto the bad.. well, the desk staff on checkout wasn't unpleasant face to face but acted more like I was an inconvenience. I put out my breakfast card the evening before and it was never picked up.. put it out at 10 pm, well before the 2am cutoff. The kicker though is what the valet's were doing with my car. Dash cams are a wonderful thing really. I didn't appreciate the driving lessons or racing around the parking garage in my car. I wish I could attach the file here so you all could have a look. Unless due to some crazy circumstance I cannot control I will not stay at this hotel again.
January 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Happycamper73 Great location
I chose this hotel due to location and was not disappointed. It was ideally located for my treks around Old City. The lobby is nice, staff was helpful, friendly, and polite. The only down side, for me, was my room could have been less dusty.
January 17, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by FrustratedSPGmember Poor Experience-hidden charges, misleading ads
I checked in under the premise that the facility had a full gym (I called ahead prior to booking and double checked with the front desk). Unfortunately, they consider a couple of treadmills and 50 lbs of dumbells to be a full gym. I also had TO PAY $20 to have internet, plus $45 for parking. They offered me a $5 voucher for food and bev if I did not use housekeeping. I saved the voucher and tried to use it at the bar and they did not allow me to. I voiced my displeasure to the front desk, and they said the manager would contact me. It has been two weeks, and I have not heard back. On top of that, I was emailed a bill that had a charge on it for a bottle of water??? I do not recall purchasing a bottle of water.
December 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by FAR58 Needs Improvement
The hotel was comfortable. However, the HVAC unit sounds like an airplane is taking off in your room when it turns on. The loud start up woke me up from a sound sleep. Also, I was there for one night and met in the lobyy with an appointment only to find out this hotel does not have breakfast in the morning. How is that possible?
November 26, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by DoctorJMD Roaches and overcharges
We had a prepaid reservation for 2 nights. When I checked in, I was told both nights were paid for and my credit card would only be charged for incidentals. On the second day, there were roaches in our room so I called the front desk to have someone come retrieve them. They came, and I was told later that one of the nights would be refunded. 2 weeks later, they charged my credit card for one of the nights even though both nights were paid for AND I was supposed to get a one night refund because of the roaches. Now I'm haggling with the staff who are telling me that only 1 night was paid for and I am supposed to call a third person at 11 to discuss it. I have never had such a terrible experiences.
October 31, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by PP2014 Overrated
arrived to a room that had no bathroom amenities (no shampoo, conditioner, etc) , so while they were bringing it up I went to the club lounge only to find no coffee or tea facilities and noone in the lounge to approach.
Compared to other Sheratons this is very sub-par lounge.
The reception staff was very friendly and concierge was helpful.
October 27, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by ChrisCT1 Avoid like Ebola!
The only redeeming thing about my stay was that it only last 2 nights. In that period of time I was placed in the absolute worst room in the house seemingly as retribution for asking for an early check-in which while an industry standard seems to be something they don't do in Philadelphia. The room was void of any amenities, no bath robe, towels not hung on the bars, etc. And the room was very oddly shaped. Clearly the worst room on property It also could not be further away from the sole elevator site in the hotel. I ended up walking out on to the street and back in the building to save time when leaving the room.
At bedtime I went to set the alarm only to find out the 1970s style alarm clock was broken. TWO alarm clocks and 30 minutes later I finally got a working alarm clock despite the maintenance man telling me that the 2nd clock had "been tested by the hotel engineers". With that fiasco behind me I spoke to the manager the next day to see why I had a 1970s, non iPod alarm clock and was told that those things are only saved for Starwood Preferred Guests. Funny, I am an SPG member and this is my 3rd Starwood stay this year.
As if things could not get worse, after a VERY average group dinner at which the hotel ran out of food I went up to watch the Jets game only to find that the TV was broken. So another visit from maintenance only to find that the plug was not all the way in which I was told "the maids knock them out al the time".
Mind you if I had paid what this hotel was worth which is about 1/3 of what I was charged per night I'd still be upset but not as upset as I am writing this as the room costs an absolute fortune for some of, if not the worst hotel service I have ever received. I'd tell you the rates but SPG does not permit that.
So I would recommend sleeping anywhere else in Philly, including you car or a park bench before staying at this poor excuse for a "luxury" property.
To try to make things beter they did give me a 10% discount which was like salt in the wound. They delivered about 50% (and I'm being generous) of what I paid for and they think a token 10% is at all meaningful. At least it's consistent with their poor overall service.
I guess the only good thing was it was only 2 nights, there were no bedbugs and I did not catch Ebola!
October 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by rotator101 Good location in Olde Towne area
Society Hill is a little SW of the main historical area on 5th St (Independence Park), but easy access if you walk north off Dock St. LIked location next to Penn's Landing and bridges across the river. Liked room design with an inner door (between bathroom and sleeping area), so that noise from main lobby/atrium is reduced (which area can be very noisy). Club had good snacks and drinks, and reasonable prices for adult beverages.
October 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Suzy215 As a Wedding Guest, Enjoyed the Stay!
I stayed at the Sheraton for a wedding and was very happy with it. The rooms are a good size, renovated and very clean and the bed is really comfortable. Only complaint is that the bathroom is a little tight.
October 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mandj1011 Parking Cost
I enjoyed a wonderful experience
at your hotel last weekend. The
only thing I would like to mention
in a negative light would be the
parking fee. A $43 per night fee
for a registered guest is way too
high. There is no logical reason for
this high a fee.
October 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by 2014Visitor Nice hotel
The hotel was renovated since last came and it is comfortable and pleasant. All staff from entry to exit were nice and responsive.
October 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DDDDDD High ratings.
I had an excellent experience. The room was spacious and the bed was very comfortable. The linens were high end. Late checkout was allowed without difficulty. Water could have been a tad hotter and complimentary breakfast would have been welcome, but overall I would very highly recommend this hotel to others.
October 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Karla13 Beautiful property - great location for historic sites and restaurants
Very clean and comfortable.
October 8, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Ryan3343 Poor Customer Service and Physical Care of Guest
I stayed at this hotel for only 10 hour and in that time I filed my first ever formal complaint to hotel management and their Director of Security. (I will stay in hotels over 100 nights this year) I was told I would be contacted for a follow up however that never happened. Following that incident I was woken up by my neighbor at 12:30am playing loud music. I notified security and I heard them come to the door and knock twice and say twice "this is hotel security". They did not answer the door and security left with nothing ever being done. I waited 30 minutes to see if they would contact me to offer me a new room or even give me an update. Instead I had to pack up my bags and head down to the hotel lobby at 1am and ask for a new room. The front desk made me feel like I was the inconvenience.
October 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dzare Green Choice
We opted for the Green Choice during our 4 night stay. After 3 days we decided we needed our room cleaned and towels exchanged. We were told by the maid to request this at the front desk. We informed the front desk and were a little surprised when we were met with resistance from the desk clerk. He said we had selected the Green Choice and was very reluctant to arrange for our room to be cleaned. We persisted and he said Ok. By the end of the day no one had cleaned our room and we had to call down to the front desk for fresh towels. If the hotel wanted their $5 Green Choice coupons back for that day we would have gladly given them back in exchange for service.
October 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Catarina44 Good location
Room was spacious, but not functional.
No luggage rack - no place to hang towels when taking advantage of green choice - lighting in room was poor-had to ask for upgrade& recd. it but was not automatic even though there were available club floor rooms
September 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LeslieIN The beds were very comfortable
Was a great place for a business conference. Loved the history of the town too.
September 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by shermanrs1 Lovely Hotel
Hotel situated in a lovely area in walkable distance to the historical district of Philly. Room was comfortable and quiet. Sheraton room for breakfast and snacks was lovely and more than adequate. My only complaint and it would be in most downtown hotels is the price of hotel parking. The $36 (I think my price is correct) is high, but the additional tax of $7 was excessive!
September 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by gor16 Great place to stay.
Couldn't have asked for anything more.
September 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BGRG Location, convenient to Old City/restaurants
Quiet location at edge of busy restaurant/bar area. Directly across from Society Hill. Walkable to restaurants altho valet parking available at many spots (and in hotel). Good access to I95. Staff very helpful. Hotel Sheraton standards. Would have wished for a more expansive lobby coffee bar (serves Starbucks coffee) but is not a Starbucks.
September 2, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by maequel No posted guidelines
Stayed at the Sheraton In Philadelphia with my kids. They used the phone not knowing that was a charge for every call as nothing was posted on the phone. My kids were 11 and 8. If that was a charge they would have read and not made the call. I was not notified until check out and a huge bill later. The receptionist was somehow willing to help but not the manager who told me that the call prices was posted on the phone. I even took a picture of the phone to show it to them but nothing was done much to the bill. My kids now know not to use the phone in hotel. When is hotels going to stop charging outrageous prices for calls? I wont stayed there again.
August 29, 2014