Rated 4 out of 5 by Patiya The hotel is conveneently located.
Sheraton in Philadelphia has good facilities and is conveniently located giving its visitors the opportunity to explore the historic city. Hotel staff are polite and helpful.
May 27, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by RAL65 Disappointed
This was my second time staying in downtown Philly. I am disappointed about a couple of things:
1. Room cleanliness: our room had no tea and limited creamer. It was also quite dirty and dusty, especially the bathroom. There was a huge film if dust on the lamps, and the bathtubs had the previous residents hair in it.
2. Internet: the fact that this hotel, in this day and age charges for internet and at such a price, is positively shameful.
3. Cost of parking. Unbelievably expensive. No discount for those staying at the hotel.
4. Bar service: we were waiting for 1 hour before anyone came over to take our order for drinks. They walked by us multiple times, yet no one asked if we had been helped. Then it took forever to get our check.
The best thing about the hotel were the people checking us in and more importantly, the female concierge who was positively the best thing about our stay. She was wonderful.
May 27, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by gleason28 hotel carpets
May 21, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by DRMJr Needs More Attentive Management
For a large conference and tourist hotel under the Sheraton brand, the hotel experience was adequate. Positives were Front Desk (Mr. Koss and Shakura); front door staff; room was clean, beds a little on the older side but the expected high quality bed linens.
Areas for improvement would be adequate staffing fo a busy graduation and conference weekend. Restaurant staff on the evening of Sun., May 18 were stretched but some non-wait staff from lobby attempted to help out, but I did not see any management trying to direct resources and service. And on Monday, single Bell person disappeared for 15 minutes and management stood in lobby chatting and finally came over to assist. One had the impression that when things were busy being slow to service was SOP. Not for business travelers! Details matter.
May 20, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Donna321 conference help
I stayed at this hotel for a conference. Kyntoya, who coordinates the group events, was so competent and helpful from making reservations to follow up with bills afterwards.
May 20, 2014
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 Ping71 A 'so so' Sheraton
The room (which is of course the most important when staying is a hotel) is nice, comfortable and big enough. The services of this Sheraton could use some improvements.
For instance, there is no room service available between 11 am and 5 pm. Rather inconvenient when arriving from overseas.
The front desk is friendly but hardly recognises the SPG membership.
Housekeeping on one day forgot to check the bathroom amenities and on the other day to check the free Starbucks coffee pads.
The room has no safe!!!
Sorry Sheraton, you really could do better!
May 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by TravelerMay2014 Good Experience
Hotel staff is excellent. Friendly and efficient. The food was always fresh and plentiful - very good. The staff does very well with what they have, but the company needs to replace stained carpets and chairs. Housekeeping needs to be a little more critical when vacuuming.
May 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sandi123 This hotel has wonderful staff
We stay at this Hotel whenever we are in Philadelphia. The most wonderful part of the stay is Mary Mastrobuoni, Concierge , She remembers us from year to year and focuses on our likes and recommends what is in our interests.
May 13, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Thestoic Terrible check in experience
there was terrible service uppon checking in. My company had arranged for a payment method through the company credit card and the young lady at the counter would still not check us in. all of this after a 30 hour flight. it felt like we were bothering for wanting to check in. plus the added embarassment of not sorting our the necessary paperwork to get us through hassle free. in the end, they found the authorization letter, and finally checked us in. this after an hour ordeal in the counter arguing and not being assisted proeprly. is this how "preferred guests" treated?
May 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by weekendstay Great facility, great spot
Excellent staff, facility, and location. Disappointed that free wi-fi was not available.
May 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by AFT2014 Not Bad At All
Certainly consider sight.
May 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nelson193 Race$Cure/Mother's Day wked
Excellent location for activities re Race at Art Museum. Also close to other museums, ie Barnes. Enjoyed hotel Lounge abd Buffet breakfast next morning.
May 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ttoggip Expensive internet
It's mean to charge for WIFI. I paid $3 for a coffee at a nearby Starbucks and got free internet and couldn't get it at your hotel despite the room price.
May 12, 2014
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 5 out of 5 by Patfan Nice place
Good place..great city. Nice rooms.
May 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pete1304 Decent Stay excellent views of downtown philly
I had a good stay but checking out of the parking garage was a nightmare. It took almost an hour to get out of there. The garage area was super noisy and dirty. Hotel was pretty nice. The bed was super confortable. I would stay here again all things considered
May 6, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Spec1295 Hotel dated and worn
The hotel is dated and showing age. Hall carpets are old and worn, hotel room doors jam and hard to close. Bar area was kept too cold with air conditioning running to the point where we had to take our food back to our room on two different evenings.
May 2, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Twinn2013 NOT happy at all with Whitney, Front Desk Associate.
Stayed again here for 3 nights after my last review in January, check in was easy. I requested king bed instead queen from Whitney, Front Desk Associate, she said not available because the hotel was fully booked for king bed. While she was doing her things preparing my room on computer, I checked available room from my SPG apps on my iPhone with the same date I booked my room. It was showing king bed option in term of bed selection available to reserve at that moment. Wierd huh!.
I was not happy because she was lying, Is this how Paul Bolhuis, Director of Front Office trained Whitney and other front desk associates in Sheraton Downtown Philadelphia to treat their SPG loyal guest?
I was not even ask for available suite upgrade for Platinum member, I think I know the answer now, they will said not available because all the suites are sold out! (maybe in their mind, they will said " No way you can get suite but only paying for regular rate").
But hey, We did not made that rule, Starwood Hotels and Resorts did as one benefit for Platinum members to request upgrade to standard suite if available so please don't blame us.
The first room that Whitney assigned me was smell cigarettes (yes this Sheraton should be 100% smoke free) , went back to front desk to exchange another room.
May 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by DPort Good hotel, but a little outdated
I spend a few days every week in Philly and this hotel is my second choice when my first choice is not available. The rooms are comfortable, but a little claustrophobic with low ceilings in the rooms. The HVAC systems tend to be a little noisy, and even after they did a "renovation" earlier this year, it still feels like a relic of the 80s. Overall, it's clean, plus the beds are comfortable. I fount it frustrating that they did not send my receipt which I will be required to call the hotel and request it.
April 30, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Af83 Was my room cleaned
Stay was average BUT in my bathroom, in picked up the flyer on the bathroom counter, and there was a HAIR. When I went to take a shower there was still a half used bar of soap on the shelf. It is more than obvious the rooms cleaning was done at a highly subpar level. Extremely disappointed, worst spg experience I've ever had.
April 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jigsawjohn the dest
it was the best stay i have had in years and we travel all points across the nation
April 28, 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 3 out of 5 by mpol Quintessential Business Hotel
Everything about this place is AVG. And that's fine. Just a very boring place. And don't expect staff to go out of their way for you...Checked in at 11pm, asked desk if some place around there is open to get food. Their answer? "No, not really." I expect a little more creative thought than that. So i went out walking and found a place.
April 22, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Atlax Cat hair all over the room
Checked-in very late at night, and was told the room I had booked was not available, and was given a twin-bed in a low floor. Went straight to bed, and realized only in the morning light that the quilts on the beds, the sofa etc. were all covered in cat hair!! Front-office staff only offered to clean it up, and I was in too much of a rush to argue about changing the room. The serrvice in the bar was very slow, since there was only one person behind the bar. The only good thing is the location of this hotel.
April 22, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by 2014BusinessTraveler Close to Downtown Attractions.
The hotel is close to downtown attractions. Breakfast is awesome. The attitude from the staff is awesome: very accommodating and polite; always willing to assist in anyway.
April 21, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by AnthonyRPV59 Hotel is dirty and worn out
The hotel elevator, hall ways and rooms were dirty. Not vacuumed nor have the carpets been cleaned recently.
This is not up to normal Sheraton standards.
Your consignees were great and made my stay.
April 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Michelle1963 Nice Get Away
The hotel was very clean and in good repair. My family and I enjoyed the location and onsite ammenities
April 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bears Hockey trip
The air conditioner was extremely loud; we finally turned it off. The bedspread was very heavy. The club room was not open one morning and did not have drinks in the evenings; we find Pittsburgh's Club Lounge much nicer.
April 16, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by laundry checkin
after making reservations several months in advance, for three rooms, as Starwood Gold guests, check in was a nightmare!
I understand the hotel was busy and most likely full, but that could not possibly be a surprise to the staff. With one desk attendant at noon, the line was out the door, the rooms were not ready, by 5 I had not rcvd the promised phone call, so went through the line again, went out without a room, got the call during the evening, and finally checked in all three rooms at 11:30 PM
April 14, 2014