Rated 4 out of 5 by Wali Friendly and most helpful hotel
Right from the Doorman you're made to feel at home. On arrival the Doorman was able to provide change to enable me pay the Airport Shuttle. Throughout my stay the staff were most helpful and friendly and always ready to go the extra mile. At breakfast there was only bacon which I do not eat, the staff tried to find alternative to no avail. After full apologies I was given a discount.
October 7, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Rubarb I listened to the elevators
I booked a "oversize" room because we were traveling with kids. First room we were given was just a regular double bed room. Hotel was nice enough to change us to a larger room, but he new room was directly next to the elevators. We listened to the elevator machinery humming up and down all night long. Next time I will try to remember not to complain when I don't get what I paid for.
September 16, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Traveler Stay on April 10, 2013
I was disappointed here. Examples why;
Assigned a room that was used as a smoking room, had to change
Overcharged for room service, delivery fees were listed twice ($3 each, cost not the problem, fact that it was charged twice)
Room service food was mediocre, at best
No plastic bag in the room for dirtty laundry
Bathroom was not really clean
I won't stay at this property again
April 12, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by T07312014 Facilities and service not commensurate with price
Spacious and reasonably responsive front desk staff. BUT: No bath mat 1st day (maids forgot?), tea bags not replenished in time, no safe nor mini refrigerator/cooler in room at such a high room rate. The breakfast restaurant staff seemed stressed and unresponsive.
August 7, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Lyn416 Food and facilities need work
Food was poor, club room was poor in terms of amount and variety of food, space in club was limited. Hotel and staff seemed to not be able to handle amount of flow of conference attendees. Service at lunch in hotel as part of conference was poor, service at breakfast was poor. I asked 3 times for coffee and did not get it until breakfast was over. Maid service was poor.
April 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by TPC3 Housekeeping Needs Some Work
The housekeeping staff were really not attentive to the number of towels that needed to be replaced each day of my stay. I started out with two sets of towels and as my stay progressed I was sometime left with only one set of towels. Also I was disappointed that the pool was being serviced/repaired in the middle of one of the hottest summers on record...that was a true bummer!
August 4, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mike526 Great Location
I was plesantly surprised at the location and overall condition of the hotel, however was overwhelmed at the cost of a long distance call from my room. On two calls, one to my home then my wife's cell (I min each, hung up when picked up by answering machine), was $33.04. I have learned a lesson to keep my cell charged. When I did connect, 2 minute call was $19.18.... beware!
November 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by gator1957 Awesome stay!
Stayed at Sheraton for a seminar and was plesently surprised. The location is perfect, within easy access to everything. The staff is more than eager to help with finding the local attractions and best places to eat. The hotel itself is beautiful and comfortable. The rooms have the most comfy beds and pillows and are spotless. My expectations wre not only met but surpassed.
May 18, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by GAPrincess Average Hotel
I am a frequent traveler for work and have stayed in many hotels. The Sheraton Downtown Philadelphia is in a convenient location, however, I was expecting a little more modernization in the rooms. The rooms looked outdated with the furniture and carpet and my room had a stale, musty type smell upon walking in. Please invest money in the hotel and begin room renovations.
November 25, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by LB94 Sheraton Philly
I checked in at 10 pm. I was hoping to get settled relax go to sleep and get up early and head off to my meetings. when I checked in the Remote didn't work. I called down asked for a new remote. then I flushed the toilet after just putting a tissue in it - and it flooded and flooded over the edge. I called down at about 10:20. after 30 min - I called down again to cancel anyone coming up because I needed to get to sleep. so I wasn't able to watch Tv or the news in the morning. I didn't have a working toilet at night or in the morning. and I didn't get upgraded - while I knew there were nicer rooms available. I even called Platinum concierge after I checked in to see if I could book a nicer room - and they said there were nicer rooms available.
Sheraton should remove their name from this hotel. Old dark and dirty. I'm pretty sure the beds are not sweet sleeper - but at this point - that is the least of the concerns.
February 6, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Annoying Several Stays
The fire alarm goes off consistently. I have not received my starpoints for "Make a Green Choice" for my last 3 stays (4-5 days each). The facilities are not continually cleanly.
August 19, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by tamdot Souring on Sheraton
My second stay at a Sheraton in 2 weeks and I'm more disappointed. Trash from the previous occupant was in the room. I never received a bill under the door, and the video check out did not work. When I called to get a copy of the bill, the front desk didn't seem to care. I'll be thinking long and hard before staying at this Sheraton again or anything else in the chain.
July 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by greg1951 Hotel has great employees
From check in to check out all employees that I had interactions with were great. The room workers were very courteous and attentive to any questions or needs I had.
The pool was very warm(hot), however as soon as I brought it to a staff member's attention it was corrected.
I will also add that the staff of SPG advise me of a promotion that greatly added to this being
October 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ogbvj Great recovery
We were in Philly for convention 7/20 to 7/26 2014..Had a little evacuation...BUT wow was everyone super duper accommodating:) We wanna take our family to Philly in 2015 and we would stay here again! Thanks to Carlton and Stella for just BEING awesome people!
July 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by nalluC THIS HOTEL's STAFF IS PLEASANT and EFFICIENT
I understand that the hotel will be going through renovations. It did not have security box to store valuables although the hotel offered at the lobby level. That is not convenient. The shower pressure is extremely low. People need, sleep, shower and security. Some of the things are missing in those categories.
July 6, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by VJ37 jr suite was a letdown
a/c not working properly in either room. bedroom would not cool down. common room was uncomfortably hot (and temp is apparently controlled by the hotel - no separate thermostat). called front desk for engineer to look at a/c who never showed up. housekeeping didn't show up either. oh yeah, i saw a mouse scurry across the room as well.
ps. elevators take FOREVER!!!
April 15, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by ModerateTraveler1 Lodging: Satisfactory. Shuttle Van: Disgusting!
Overall, stay was satisfactory and met my needs for 2 nights. Carpet was stained and bedspread ridiculously heavy. Guest booklet pages were curled like it had gotten wet at some point.
Here's the icing on the cake: When checking out, I was offered a ride in the hotel shuttle van to the airport versus a taxi which I thought was great ($10.00, not free). However, when I got in the van, it wreaked like someone had been living in it. Filthy, cracked windshield, torn seats, stained headliner, grimy vinyl, disgusting floor, etc. The creaks and vibration noises seemed like it was about to fall apart at any moment and when the driver accelerated on the freeway, the engine made a high pitch sound like it was begging for mercy. Truly tarnished the image of the hotel for me and I would be embarrassed to offer guests a ride in that jalopy! I challenge management to take a ride in it and not immediately determine that it's high time for a new van.
May 11, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Ajetlgd1 A Big Disappointment
The attitude of the front desk agent that checked me in was not to inviting. It was almost as though she did not want to be bothered.
The carpet on the 6th floor outside of the Associates door was filthy- crumbs, pretzels and other miscellaneous items; which by the way remained when I checked out the next morning.
The panel on the bathroom vanity was not clean.
April 17, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by SeeC57 This hotel is perfectly located
I was surprised at how stained and dirty the carpets and bedcovers were. The meals were mediocre and of the two ordered, one was 40 minutes late and cold. They did reimburse me for the meal. Their green program was a joke, because they promised a reward card, which never came and they still didn't clean the room. I usually stay at Sheratons. This was the worse.
October 23, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by SaaM Need of Updating but Excellent CS
The hotel rooms are clean and convenient, but the passage area needs updating and regular cleaning. I found this Sheraton, generally a little run down, but the customer service at the front desk, concierge, room service and guest service to be above par. It makes up for the other negative. I would recommend this hotel if the price and location fits your needs.
September 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by academy2 Comfortable beds; great gym!
This hotel was really welcoming, and the beds were really comfortable. The gym was far better than I've seen in most hotels. The decor in the hallways could have used some sprucing up, but otherwise it was a great experience.
August 6, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Wheeler Mediocre
The air conditioning was satisfactory.
TV, every time I turned it on I had to move the volume up. When I changed channels the volume frequently went down to inaudible. There was no list of channels in the room. When I asked for one I was given a photocopied list with several numbers too faint to read.
The food was below average.
June 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kaye Enjoyed my stay
I was in town for a convention so I spent little time at the hotel. The facilities were nice and the staff was eager to please. A nice view at night would have been great since I did not get to see the city during the day. Comfortable bedding, clean facility, nice place to stay while attending meetings. By the way, the elevators were not slow during my stay.
April 11, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Simba77 Hot and dusty
When we arrived at our room the air conditioning was not working. That made staying in the room quite uncomfortable. After calling the reception a technician came within 10 minutes and after an additional 10 minutes he had fixed the problem and the room started to cool down.
The blow dryer looked as if it had not been dusted for some time. I didn't touch it.
September 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cate14 Even Better than Expected!
I landed with nine high school students on a Model UN Conference trip. The rates and rooms were outstanding, but the most significant impact came from the extraordinarily helpful concierge and hotel staff.
Check in and check out were easy, and reservations for lunch and dinner were made almst without our having to ask.
I could not have been more pleased.
February 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Steve5857 Overall great hotel . Just needs some tweeks!
The stay was very enjoyable. 75% of the staff went out of their way to help make the stay 5 star. There was a lounge chair missing in our room that we requested and never delivered. The interenet was 2nd class. The restaurants, maid service and lounge staff were exceptional. The bed very comfortable and room well appointed and clean. Would stay there again.
October 9, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by coldmother NO HOT WATER IN THE MORNING!
Went to shower on a sunday morning. Had an appointment at 11am. We were on the 20th floor so I expected to have to let the hot water run for a while to make it upstairs. After 15 minutes in the shower with COOL TEPID WATER I was so discusted! When I mentioned it to the desk cleck when i checked out that morning he said, "you just have to let it run, honey!"
January 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by MarcosdeSa Restaurant server!
On a saturday morning ( Nov 16th ) I had breakfast at the restaurant and the server was fantastic... noticed that I was from Boston and also was in town for the Marathon he was kind, and funny . I wish I could remeber his name, but he will know that Im talking about him. Awsome! see you next year at the Philly Marathon 2014 , please make my reservation .
November 18, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mandy123 Wicked
Disappointed with check in and service. Everyone seemed annoyed and did not give any detail on check in. I had to ask for everything. Check out was the same person seemed very bored and unprofessional. Only person who made the stay any fun at all was the concerigere he was happy and helpful. Other staff need a few pointers from him on custermer service.
July 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Freedombutterfly47 Wonderful Front Desk Staff/Wait Staff
I would recommend this hotel, however I would suggest having management look in the room prior to going to the room. I found hairs in the tub and was told by the housekeeper that it was not there prior to me opening the door....Richard (front desk) and Maurice (supervisor) were very accomodating and understanding and rectified the situation wonderfully.
September 7, 2012