Rated 5 out of 5 by DrProtocol Supervisor (Henrietta) was the Star of our Visit
End room accommodation was dark, and the hotel was crowded with a Conference and Wedding. Still, Henrietta found us a wonderful room with wide, high windows and a great view. Kudos for going the extra step.
July 14, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Guest Negative overall experience
My stay at the Society Hill Sheraton was less than optimal.
The TV in my room didn't work. They sent an engineer to correct the problem, but it happened every time I turned on the TV.
The bellman/concierge didn't know the neighborhood and couldn't provide walking directions to nearby streets.
The business center equipment was not functioning properly, and the staff seemed bothered by my request for assistance.
The heating-A/C unit in my room was very loud (booming noise every hour).
March 13, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by KSSNY Comfortable bed but little else
My bed was very comfortable but I have little else to say that was good about this hotel.
Noise from the swimming pool made my room very unpleasant. The Executuve Club lounge was not open in time for breakfast before 8 AM meetings. The food was not good. There was no radio in my room. The front desk was inept. The staff person working at the Starbucks each morning was very nice but the selection there was too limited. Not even decent orange juice. I was happy to leave.
February 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Holdingthebag Short Stay but Extremely Good
The bedding and room was in immaculate condition. I felt it was very clean and safe. The bathroom was in great shape and extremely clean. The nice feature of a robe was also a treat.
July 13, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Cricket2013 Disappointed
I've stayed here before and enjoyed my stay even though it was during the most recent renovations. Great area. Was disappointed to find that they have filled in the Jacuzzi whirlpool in the pool area. I'm disabled and that is a deal breaker for where I stay. I had many problems with the computers and printer in the business center. Caused me to check in about 1 and 1/2 hours late. 1 computer didn't work properly. 1 computer's "N" key did not work, and the printer was not working, ... I ended up fixing it myself. I enjoyed the new décor. Just wished that the "fireplaces" in the lobby worked. Even gas would be nice. Too many obvious cut backs, to save a buck. No 24 hour room service was a let down. It took an hour to get our car, even though we called 10 minutes prior. Too many service cut backs for me to return.
December 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by zanovia every member of the staff
from the time we checked in, the valets greeted us with such warmth, to checking in room, front desk was beyond friendly and helpful, to concierge and bar/ restaurant staff -- this hotel would be considered one of the best I have ever experienced.
July 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Nice weekend get-a-way
Me and My husband love the Sheraton in Old City. We usually go to Philly for a short weekend vacation. The hotel is modern, clean and the staff is nice and friendly. The hotel is walking distance to the shops, restaurants and the pier. We love nightlife and you will surely find some only 3 blocks from the hotel.
The room was a good size, nice comfy bed and bathroom. All very clean and fresh! We enjoyed the starbucks coffee in our room too.
We would definitely stay again.
August 1, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bettyjo86 The hotel was comfortable and location was perfect for sightseeing.
The hotel was beautiful and the rooms were very clean and comfortable. The location was great for visiting museums.
The staff were very friendly and helpful.
July 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NotaBene cleanliness galore
Great staff, clean clean sheets, clean clean mattress, large complimentary water in the room, starbucks coffee, could not say enough about my stay and very very good value, actually a stunning price!
July 11, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ken302 Dirty Bathroom
Dirt and hair on floor and sink in bathroom. Towels seemed old and not changed out . Actually disgusting . Other than that the restaurant is nice for a cocktail . The door staff is very understaffed for any event . It took 40 mins. to get my car from the valet. The valet is $40 for a night !!!) unreal with the cost of a night in this semi-nice hotel in a very nice area of old city Philadelphia. Bottom line, bring flip flops and your own towels for the bathroom experience.
October 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by PJBAmex One of my favorite Sheraton's
This is a great hotel. If I am driving there I can usually get parking at a meter on the street, yes street parking in Philly. The Sheraton has a large lobby area that is great for small meetings. The staff is great and the room was large and quiet.
July 6, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Cricket2013 Not satisfied
I've stayed here before and enjoyed my stay even though it was during the most recent renovations. Great area. Was disappointed to find that they have filled in the Jacuzzi whirlpool in the pool area. I'm disabled and that is a deal breaker for where I stay. I had many problems with the computers and printer in the business center. Caused me to check in about 1 and 1/2 hours late. 1 computer didn't work properly. 1 computer's "N" key did not work, and the printer was not working, ... I ended up fixing it myself. I enjoyed the new décor. Just wished that the "fireplaces" in the lobby had worked. Even gas would be nice. Too many obvious cut backs, to save a buck. No 24 hour room service was a let down. It took an hour to get our car, even though we called 10 minutes prior. Too many service cut backs for me to return.
December 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jeffrey27 Nice Hotel
Nice Hotel, but confusion during valet/check in. Told the valet that we had a pre paid parking package with our room rate, he said o.k. We also told the girls at the reception desk the same thing, both said no problem. After check out we received and addition to our pre paid rate of $36.00 for parking, plus $6.40 city parking tax. Called the Hotel back and was told the additional expenses would be removed from our bill. I guess you always have to check you're bills>
January 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by tupp31 Car, Room, Wi Fi, Front Door
When I returned home I found that the front door on my new 2013 car with 1000 miles on it had a ding ( paint chipped) on front drivers door. In the room I found what looked like dried blood on the bathroom door and toilet bowl. In this day and age of nickle and diming your $10.00 Wi Fi goes right along with the airlines luggage charges. The front door to hotel must weigh a ton because it took 2 people to open it, need to think about automatic opener.
Not a happy guest.
April 29, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jodat Nice, but...
If not for the noisy rooms and lukewarm water, I would have highly recommended this hotel. The water was warm when turned to the hottest setting, but worse than that was the noise. Room doors echoed, showers and toilet flushes seemed to be coming from my bathroom, but were from others around me. We were tucked back at the end of the hallway, so I don't know if it would be better or worse somewhere else. If you sleep deeply, you should be fine, but for a light sleeper like me it was torture.
Hotel location is excellent with lots of transportation options and great restaurants and bars nearby. Lobby is nice, workout facility includes separate treadmill room and weight room with dumbbells up to 50 lbs.
Room was nice, but very little dresser drawer storage. I would love to be able to recommend this hotel, but the rooms are just too noisy.
April 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Austinmomo This hotel is in a great location.
There are a lot of interesting places near this hotel and also a lot of excellent restaurants.
July 15, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by wgwdblu Room not ready
It was disappointing to arrive at the hotel at 4pm and to be told that the room was not ready. We had hoped to have time to relax before getting ready for the wedding we were attending. Others in the lobby had the same problem. We had made the reservations over 6 months before and were inconvenienced by the wait. When we sat in the lobby, the tables were covered with other people's garbage. Because of the wait, my husband did not have time to use the pool there.
November 30, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Christy22 Nice, clean hotel!!
This hotel was the cleanest hotel we've ever stayed. We checked in and everyone was pleasant and helpful. The pool and hot tub-GREAT!
Things to work on; Coffee shop should be open throughout the day. The service in the restaurant needs to be dealt with. The waitress in the bar area was too busy sitting at the bar flirting with the men, we had to get the bartender to help us. Nice bartender!
Overall, I would stay here again, but would eat elsewhere for dinner.
February 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by wilson15 Family-friendly
We would highly recommend this hotel to families with children. Sheraton Society Hill features the warmest and cleanest pool we've experienced in a hotel. Our kids (4 and 9) has blast staying at the hotel for 3 nights, and enjoyed the pool, very spacious lobby and the Sheraton Club Lounge. Great location for walks within historic Philadephia, to the South Street and waterfront. Fast and professional guest services. Our expectations were fully met and exceeded.
September 6, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by KisPo The hotel was much improved from last year
Congratulations on making significant improvement to check-in and parking valet process since last year's New Years Celebration. Check-in line was short and I was able to get my car within 15 minutes New Years morning. Previous year was unacceptable but the hotel made significant improvements. Thanks
You should know I almost didn't attend the celebration this year due to all the issues at the hotel last year. Thanks again for making necessary improvements.
January 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by mackie2 The hotel is very welcoming.
The hotel has attentive staff, great room amenities, and meeting spaces..
July 14, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by anonymous23 Front Desk and Valet
Stayed at this hotel for a wedding recently, and was very disappointed with the service by the staff. Didn't have a room ready when we showed up at 6PM and front desk staff was not very friendly or apologetic for this inconvenience. Disappointed with this service and would expect alot more from a hotel in this area with high rates.
When checking out had an hour wait for valet. Need to work on service here, but facilities are nice and well kept, and clean.
July 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Petie64 This is a comfortable hotel
The hotel has been renovated to a beautiful, relaxing environment
July 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GiannaJax Perfect Location
I really enjoyed my stay here. The room was comfortable, clean and quiet. The location is great....easy walk to Old City without all the noise. One issue, however, in this day and age, why can't hotels provide free internet? makes no sense to me.
June 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ras43 Nice, but poor internet
We spent 4 days in the hotel as a part of a meeting. The rooms are comfortable and surprisingly spacious. The meeting facilities, exercise area, and restaurant are all very nice.
It was fun to be able to to take a short (10 minute) walk to get to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.
Internet service in my room was horrible. For practical purposes, it wasn't possible to work in the hotel room; instead I needed to go to the hotel lobby.
March 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gene Great property with great location.
A very enjoyable stay and one of the best Sheraton properties of which I have stayed. Liked the open atrium with the glass ceiling. I had a room with a view of the atrium instead of an outside view. So I cannot comment on what others may see out of their window. My only complains was check-in. I was told there were no rooms available at that time and they would phone my cell-phone when one became available. After 4-hours of waiting in the lobby - I decided to check and see if one was available. Yes there was and no one had called my cell-phone. My other complaint was housekeeping. I was out of the room at 8am and returned about 3pm wanting to relax and get ready to go out for the evening. But the room had not been made-up yet. So I went to the front desk requesting it be made-up and it took about another 1-hour for it to be cleaned.
June 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cornell79 Great location, excellent hotel
The staff is great and it was easy to be there with my dog - it's a very dog-friendly place. It is also perfectly located for easy access to sights and transit. In-house restaurant is excellent with a terrific wine cellar.
July 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sean01000100 Great location and facilities
Our stay here exceeded our expectations.
I lived in the Philadelphia area 20 years ago and worked in downtown Philadelphia during that time so I had some context of where we wanted to stay.
My family was looking for a place to stay close to Philadelphia's historical attractions that was family friendly and had a pool. A place with and included continental breakfast would be a plus. After a thorough search through several sites we found this location would perfect for our needs and it was perfect.
The facility is perfectly located in the the historic area and a vibrant day and nightlife. We had places we wanted to go and had left enough room in our schedule to discover. Located in the historic area and a block from Penns Landing was ideal for walking and exploring.
From our arrival and check-in we had a great experience. Staff was welcoming and very helpful.
Our room was nicely appointed and clean.
The facilities were excellent well maintained.
The Club room was clean and always open with soft drinks and snacks available all day. It also had a top end espresso machine which was on for breakfast hours.
We started each day with the continental breakfast which had a fantastic host who kept the food refreshed and the area clean.
We used the pool each day. The pool area was continuously maintained throughout the day.
For the most part, we kept our car parked. Each time our car was needed the valet was fast to retrieve our car.
July 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Margo50 Best bed ever
I slept like never before in this lovely hotel near all the historic sites in Philly. Nice folks on staff, from the room service guy who took and delivered my order to the guy who came in a minute to fix my tv. Would definitely recommend.
June 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 Great location but missing a few things
Wish there was a fridge in the rooms. Shocked to find that you had to pay 9.95 per device per day to hook up to the wifi. The resturant was good but the breakfast was wayyyyy over priced. $5 for a cup of coffee four of us just having eggs and toast with a few home fries came to over $70.00 the Buffet was 25.00 a person. The facility was nice and clean. It is in a great location for many attractions. The doorman/valet was very nice and a hard worker.
August 8, 2012