Rated 5 out of 5 by Jazzygigi This hotel has wonderful staff.
While a guest at the hotel I shared with the staff member, Dean, that me and my husband were newlyweds and he sent up cheese and crackers and made us feel extra special and welcome!
September 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Daniel Great location, Staff and Stay.
Check-in was quick. As a SPG member I was able to score a top floor King room with a great view of the Parkway that I had requested with my reservation. I found the room clean and nicely appointed.
The fitness center is equipped with state of the art running/ cardio and strength training machines. There was one type of machine that I had never seen before that uses hi-speed vibrations causing your muscles to contract and stretch. Apparently developed by the Russians to keep astronauts in space fit. Very cool. I could see that the pool was full of kids so I thought I would wait until later to go for a swim. I returned half an hour before closing hoping that they would have cleared out by then but no luck.
I was surprised to find The Terrace Restaurant on the top floor wasn't open for drinks after 10 pm on a Saturday night. I imagine it would be a really nice view of the Philadelphia skyline.
The bed was super comfortable. It was like lying on a cloud with pillows of mini clouds for my head, lol.
I wouldn't hesitate to return or recommend the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel to anyone considering a stay there.
February 26, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Platinum100 SAD
Wifi not working. type of stains on carpet that are only left to the imagination everywhere. Desk chair looks like it was taken from bar lounge. will not stay at this place again.
June 9, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by reject Room Cleanliness
The room's air conditioner was very loud. Because I allergic to pets I had an allergic reaction to something in that room, I know it needed to be dusted behind the beds.
August 27, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by JBx2 Amenities & Cleanliness
Although I was there for a four day conference and my room was rather clean, I only had 3 hangers in my closet, which meant I had to lay my clothes all over my room to keep them from wrinkling, as I needed them for each day of work. I was also not pleased with all the dirt and dust outside my room from what looked to be some construction taking place somewhere on my floor. The mess began to reach my front door of my room, which looked pretty trashy. One other thing I was not aware of with this particular hotel, is that it was pet friendly. Many times with my stay, I heard a dog barking in my hallway or in the lobby. I can tell you that this will have an impact on future bookings as I, nor my family are not pet lovers and my kids are afraid of dogs. Thanks for you time.
March 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by VisitorPAPHL Great location & friendly staff
We loved the location of the hotel and the comfort of the room. It was clean. The staff was so friendly and helpful. I've already recommended it to frequent Philly visitors.
March 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Traveler Spacious Rooms
I liked the location of this hotel. The only thing I didn't expect was that there would be a fee for using a mini fridge. I wish that this was an included amenity.
February 19, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Navymom13 unprepared
completely unprepared for the amount of people who came in for the Army/Navy game
December 16, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Howardson Housekeeping Not Up to Snuff
Mold in vent (bathroom). Tables dusty Requests not fulfilled. Housekeeping is unsatisfactory in this hotel - not up to usual Sheraton standards.
October 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DHC13 Best Of Philly Experience
This hotel meets all my needs all the time. My room was large, airy, and had a great view of Logan Circle. I especially appreciated the very friendly staff.
March 10, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 Seems poorly run
I've stayed here many times and I believe the hotel experience is much worse now than when I first stayed.
First point if complaint: I was housed on the 26th floor. Apparently there was some damage to the club lounge from hurricane Sandy, which is fine... Except that there were contractors on the floor very early in the morning talking loudly outside my door every day I stayed. It's fine if you need to do construction, but don't house guests near it.
Point #2: my room (2603) smelled faintly of cigarette smoke
Point #3: the towels and wash cloths looked frayed and dirty, like the hotel had been too cheap to replace them.
Point #4: my platinum member club lounge breakfast was held in the restaurant downstairs. This alone is no problem whatsoever... The problem is that the restaurant downstairs provided VERY dirty dishes for us to use.
I work for Comcast and have been staying at the Sheraton for about a week out of every two months, over the past year, as I work at the Comcast center two blocks away. I've simply had enough, and won't be stating here any more. I'd rather stay further away and pay more money than stay at this Sheraton.
November 18, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by ReneeSept13 Would love to see it updated
Great location and gym! surprised the rooms were so outdated. Old & dirty carpet, bedding was dirty and bathroom was missing a lot.
September 25, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Flash80 Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel let me down this time
We stayed here 2-10-12 through 2-11-12 and experienced our worst time at this hotel since we have been coming here. You need to be very mindful of things you bring to the bar/lounge area. Don't lose sight of anything you bring in there. I had my jacket stolen right from the back of my chair when I stepped away for a bit to another table. When I notified the front deck it was like they couldn't have cared less. They looked in the back for it but basically said oh well. Fine, shame on me for not watching it but you would think they would have shown a little sympathy. Not from this group that works during the day. It's like I was bothering them - that's how I felt. Besides the jacket issue, they tried to add a 15% tip for picking up my own breakfast (not room service) - I guess we have to start tipping the cook! It's not the money it's the point. The people at the front desk actually told me it was a state law. Never heard that before.
All I'm saying is be careful at this hotel and watch everything you do and look at every bill.
The one bright thing about this hotel was the evening crew at the front desk. They were extremely nice and very helpful.
February 13, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by toast Average Hotel
This hotel needs to inform their housekeeping staff how to clean. The hotel needs updating.
Good location to the convention station.
March 16, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mali Hotel has a good location
We were part of a wedding party and were very satisfied with room and the brunch served in ballroom the next morning.
August 18, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by BDC23 Needs some work
The hotel needs some updating and the halls could use a little elbow grease. You might not get upgraded as I did not.
June 14, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Philly10 Bathroom Issues.
The bathroom shower curtain had some growth and discoloration on it. There was no shampoo or soap. Very unsatisfactory
December 13, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by pekulier Mediocre
The water pressure in the shower was pretty bad and the elevators didn't work correctly. Otherwise, fine.
September 26, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Candelata not up to the Starwood's standards
Rude people at the front desk.
Not recognizing a Platinum member.
Dirty room out of an horror movie.
September 14, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by room23 The website offers more than the hotel does
I was actually a little disappointed when I arrived at the hotel. The website offers club access to those who stay on the club floor however we were denied access to our free continental breakfast and by the time this mistake was corrected there was no food or coffee left. The one staffer in the room was hard to find, but did eventually agree to put up another pot of coffee. There were no rooms in our rooms, as advertised, and there were were not enough towels. Sure, I asked for an extra and they were happy to oblige. The bathroom has a funny smell to it and the ironing board could not stand up on its own. Hard to leave the room unwrinkled.
June 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Test Great stay
I really loved my last stay at the sheraton Philly. Staff met my needs and everything was top notch.
June 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Julia68 sheraton downtown philadelphia
So convenient to the start and finished lines of the Rock n Roll Half Marathon.
September 16, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by LizzyE Unsatisfied
I am a SPG Member, this status was not acknowledged, and utilizes Starwood Properties all the time and this was my ONLY negative experience. The only thing positive was the staff. The carpet in my room requires replacement. It was absolutely “FILTY” to say the least. The sheets on the bed seemed to be clean but everything else on the bed was placed on the floor because it wasn’t clean in any sense of the word. We were really worried that we could catch something. The upholstery on the sofa requires replacement or at least cleaning…there were numerous large and unsightly spots on it. We discussed requesting another room but felt that if you allowed one of your guests to stay in this room that it would not have made a difference. The floors throughout the hotel had not been vacuumed the day we checked or at least they appeared that way. I went to the lounge in the lobby and attempted to order a drink but the bartender, who eventually got an attitude, was unable to make any of the four cocktails I requested because she either didn’t have ingredients, mint leaves, and/or the right alcohol to complete the drink properly. I would definitely not stay at this location again nor would I recommend it.
July 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by dudester great features
comfortable, freindly professional staff willing to help, clean, and modern.
August 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by MrTee Great Business Stop
Wonderful location, amenities, friendly helpful staff. Excellent value
July 15, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Debb22 A little disappointed
I was a little disappointed after my last stay as an SPG member in San Diego. This hotel did not offer the amenities for preferred members that San Diego did. They were kind enough to provide us amenities when we asked though. Also, the first day the room was cleaned they overlooked emptying the trash cans which was surprising. The next few days I elected to not have the linens changed, but did expect that room service would come in and do basic cleaning, but found that they did not even come in at all. Everything else about my stay at the hotel was very good and the staff was very helpful overall.
April 7, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by newcityeverymonth rooms needed cleaning...
This hotel "got the job done" but I had to call down to have my bed made after realizing, late night, that there was a twin-sized top sheet, no fitted sheet, and no additional top sheet to accompany the ill-fitting one, positing as a "made bed." When we arrived, there was also a hair clip & food crumbs on the floor. It made me realize, they did not clean my room before checking me in. UGH. The cleaning staff who remedied the situation was perfectly delightful, however. I also found it odd that there was NO SAFE in the room. Overall, the location was good, all else was fine- not luxurious, but would be fine for business travel on a budget.
June 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by PDHSM Best hotel in the Best location!!!!
This hotel is one of the best hotels in the Philadelphia area. It is also in one of the best areas of the city - close to all the great museums, shops, restaurants, and of course the convention center. My wife and I travel all over the world and Mr. Rick Staub, the GM, is one of the best in the business. Will return often!
May 19, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by AJinDC Not my first choice of hotel in Philly
The service experience was mixed. The restaurant staff was great but the bar/lounge staff was about as bad as I have experienced anywhere. Service was slow and I had the fun experience of watching people who entered 20 minutes after me get served first (but the bar manager explained they were VIP so I guess that's ok?). Room service staff was friendly but got my order wrong (I'm allergic to mushrooms so it was kind of a big deal). The carpet looks pretty stained in many locations in my room and hallways. The hotel smelled like cigarette smoke in several public areas. I think my bathroom shared an exhaust with the kitchen because it always smelled like fried food. There was no minibar in my room, the cups were all plastic, and there is no midday room service. I was asked in advance if I wanted to upgrade to a club floor room and I agreed. I was put in a king room on the 5th floor (instead of 15 floors higher where I was originally booked) with no club access. The woman at the front desk gave me club access on my key cards after I asked, but it's a little less convenient when you're 18 floors off. Overall the hotel was average and I wish I had booked somewhere else. There was no acknowledgement that I was a Starwood member and I was not placed on a Starwood guest floor. The green programs and features were also not explained to me upon check in so it took me a while to figure out.
November 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by PSUFitnesschick the staff was exceptional
The facility was a little dated but appeared that they were trying hart to keep up and re-do furnishings and fixtures. This was totally overshadowed by the friendliness of the staff. It was noticeable this visit. I had three house keeping employees initiate conversation with me. I had 4 employees GENUINELY ask me how my stay is. I had a house keeper who asked me in passing if i needed anything, more coffee, other?
All were very genuine and not fake. I felt the front desk was also much more friendly than i expected. As was the room service staff, TWICE!
It was a pleasant surprise in this age of mediocre service. It was a very welcoming environment.
February 24, 2013