Rated 3 out of 5 by shweta room amenities and room service was below standard
Room amenities were really poor and the food that we ordered for dinner was cold and tasteless. With just one night in the city we were too exhausted to eat out. Had a poor experience at the pool too, way too small and no staff available.
March 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MrTee Keeps Improving
Each time I stay at this property the level of excellence in all aspects keeps rising. Great staff, wonderful rooms, excellent service and food, outstanding location and the best views in town. Can't wait for my next trip to Philadelphia.
December 16, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Theresa902 Hotel charges & holds
This hotel applied holds & charges to my credit card without explanation & some were not even valid charges.
August 20, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Liz73 Disappointed
I have stayed at this hotel previously and it was great. This time I was very disappointed.
The water in my room was not replenished. The TV did not work and the staff never refilled the coffee packets. Very disappointed in this hotel.
September 29, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Henry19364 Great view
I requested a room on a higher floor and facing the museum so that I'd be able to watch the fireworks for 4th of July. The staff was accommodating and gave us a room that had a spectacular view.
July 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by betsy Hotel Staff are super friendly
Philadelphia's Sheraton Downtown's staff in the "Friendly City" live up to the city's name. I don't think that I have ever stayed anywhere where all of the staff have been so friendly. Thank you for taking care of my needs...
February 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jayhawk40 Great Staff
The staff at this hotel were helpful and informative with all questions that I had. Very nice and clean fitness center. The housekeeping staff were efficient and through. Was able to walk to a number of historic sites and musuems.
January 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MrTee Wonderful Staff
Everyone at this hotel seems dedicated to insuring one's stay is perfect. Great location, excellent restaurant makes staying here convenient and enjoyable. Would recommend this facility for all business and vacation travelers.
September 24, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bigbri Average accomodations
Overall, the hotel is average. My room door was not very secure in that it took great effort to get it to latch so that I could lock it. While some staff demonstrated excellent customer service it was overall inconsistent.
February 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hardin Beautiful hotel
It was my first time at this Sheraton,I am originally from mid west,and have stayed in other Sheraton,this one here has shown how excellent Sheraton is and I will continue to stay and enjoy The Sheraton all over the states.
December 31, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Beam Should have listened to the other reviews
This hotel is in serious need of work and staff retraining. Everything feels old and dated, but that could be overlooked if the staff were actually up to the standards one expects from a Starwood property. My experience started with being forced to pay the absurd $38 overnight parking fee, as there is no check-in/loading area to briefly stop the car -- there are no-standing signs everywhere, and corresponding signage leading cars to the garage. Then it continued with being given keys to a room that was occupied by someone else (who was still there the next day, so this could not be attributed to a late checkout). When I returned to the desk, I had to wait until someone came back and leisurely tried to find me another room, at first suggesting that I move to a much lower floor, away from the rest of my party. The rooms had old scuffed furniture, lumpy comforters, and inadequate soundproofing. Both myself and my guests received paper statements under the door despite the fact that my profile indicates I prefer email, and when checking out no one even asked about my experience.
May 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by 2Nasty R.Harden
The front counter staff was extremely professional and helpful. My room was not cleaned or touched the two days that I stayed.
The overall experience was good.I enjoyed seeing Philadelphia even if it was on a limited basis.
June 4, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 Wow
Dirty linens, non working TV, and rude staff from check in to check out made it a rough experience. Having worked in hotels in the past and traveling for ten years for work this was one of the worst experiences I have had.
November 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Steve091900 Above and beyond
Wonderful place, I would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Philadelphia. We were here for the marathon, and they made sure all our needs were met. I'm already going to book my stay again for next year's marathon.
November 21, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by OftTravels Very Nice
The price was higher than other hotels in Center City Philly, but worth it. The amenities in the bathroom were not fully stocked (only conditioner, no shampoo, lotion, or shave cream).
The bartender and staff are GREAT.
December 10, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by irngal This hotel needs to get act together.
I wasn't impressed. The first thing I saw when I walked in was an eye sore. A big crane in the middle of the entrance. When I went to get my room key for check-in, it turns out my information was incorrect in the SPG recognition system. All the trips I had taken weren't there. I get to the room there's a clanking noise. The following morning I ordered b-fast and checked 6:00-6:15AM delivery. They didn't show up. I had to go to front desk and cancel my order. It turns out, they don't start deliveries till 6:30am. (Why have a 6:ooam check box then?) Hallways were dirty with food on floor. Elevator took forever. Not sure if something was wrong with all 6 elevators. I was waiting 15 min in line to checkout. Only 1 person behind the front desk and a long line of clients waiting. The person in front of me was upset because of bogus charges applied to her room charge. No surveillance cameras on the floors, I felt very unsafe. There was no safe in the room or fridge. I had to go downstairs to store my valuables!! Very inconvenient. First and last time I will ever stay here.
February 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by SilkS70 Very nice hotel
The hotel is very entertaining, great to just chille or hang out.
Just wish hotels would change bedding when "ANY" dirt or strains are on them. Any dirt or strains on bedding can make any room uncomfortable.
January 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by sparkle21 SPG Status
Upon arrival I asked about continental breakfast and was told it was only for platinum spg guest. I was a little upset because whether I'm gold, platinum or other my points counts just as much as there points.
April 22, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by SergioR Good rooms
The room was very nice. We did not receive any benefit for being a gold member, as most other SPG hotels provide (Free wifi, drinks, etc.)
The front desk staff should clean up their wardrobe, it was not very clean.
August 16, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by JRuff Expected More from a Sheraton
The lobby was fine, the staff pleasant upon check in, but the most disturbing part of my stay was the intense odor on the floor I was on (22). It literally smelled like a stable....horses.....incredibly offensive.
January 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fitpro96 Great customer service
The rooms were clean and the staff was very accomodating. There was a funny noise coming from the fan belt in the AC unit and they fixed it right away. The only downer is the restaurant was on the expensive side.
February 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jeanius Pretty hotel, close to highway exit
Stayed here because we received a discount for the Electric Run. Pretty facilities, beds were comfortable, love the pillows! Also had a nice view.
July 22, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by btravel The Sheraton that Time Forgot
Stained carpets and wallpaper; generally unclean hallways and lobbies; public areas felt rundown; everything had a shabby, sad kind of feeling; found used wash clothes in the bathtub.
June 14, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by cb2013 Hotel is old and shows it
- room not ready at check in time, staff said room would be ready in minutes...an hour later it was.
- elevators are horrible
- lobby is old and worn
- starbucks should be open throughout the day
May 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Singer90 Beautiful hotel
This hotel is 26 stories, and the view from my 24th floor was incredible! Very clean and comfortable. Pets are allowed under 40 lbs. they have a gym and a pool, too.
July 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Queen89 Housekeeping
My Housekeeper Betty was exceptional I has a cold and she was so attentive making sure I had enough tea and tissues please commend her.
The food on the buffet was bland and tasteless. The service was great
January 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Janay Ms.
Hotel was centrally located. Staff at Bell desk and concierge was great and very helpful. Food was good in restaurant. Ballroom facilities were good and spacious. Front desk staff was not very welcoming..
October 2, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by bala0302 Good Customer Service
We stayed in the hotel in July 2013 for two days. We had a pleasant experience. The facilties and the staff service to customers are excellant.
July 18, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Traveler2012and2013 City of Brotherly Love???
The rooms were clean and comfortable, but the front desk staff were rude. I would not recommend this hotel and next time I'm in Philadelphia, will shop around a little more for better customer service.
September 25, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Sarmel Several complaints
Checking in was a problem in spite of my reservations, which were made with great care, and at additional expense in order to get two connecting rooms, and having rcd confirmation. Fortunately the manager came along by chance and straightened out the matter. But the process took at least a half hour.
Second: the coffee maker in my room 1503 was cleverly located in such a way that the instructions in the form of diagrams were absolutely illegible even during the day, and even with all and I mean all, the lights on. Result: no coffee for me in the room.( I dared not unplug the device in order to relocate it.)
Third: In the middle of the night I wanted to change the temperature in the room. But the thermostat is not lighted. And: like the coffee maker, it is not legible even with all the lights on.
Fourth:: There is a comfortable arm chair in the room. Would be great for reading. But, but: there is no lamp anywhere near the chair. Figure that one.
All of the staff with whom I had contact were excellent, lovely and helpful- The restaurant was also excellent, both food and service. Staff is great.
June 6, 2013