Located across from the Philadelphia Convention Center in downtown Philadelphia and a 4-minute walk from Race Vine Metro Station, the Days Inn Philadelphia Convention Center (formerly the Travelodge) is geared towards pedestrian travellers who require an economical and central hotel with a free breakfast and easy access to public transit.
Each air-conditioned guest room at this smoke-free hotel offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a desk and a hair dryer. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available upon request and pets are not permitted.
The hotel also offers a business centre, vending machines, an elevator and a free breakfast. There is no on-site parking, but parking is available at a public lot nearby and charges are applicable.
The Liberty Bell is roughly a 4-minute drive from the hotel, while Liberty Place offers shopping about 15 minutes away on foot. Philadelphia Museum of Art is a 10-minute drive away and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) can be found 15 minutes away by car. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: September 4, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's rates, location, staff and rooms.
Many patrons were pleased with the hotel's rates. They were described as low, affordable, reasonable and cheap.
The hotel's location was praised by numerous guests. They found it close to downtown, attractions, restaurants, shopping, public transit, City Hall, Philadelphia Convention Center, Chinatown and Reading Terminal Market.
Several reviewers complimented the hotel's staff. They were characterized as efficient, friendly and helpful with directions and restaurant recommendations.
The hotel's accommodations were enjoyed by several lodgers, who described them as quiet, clean and nicely decorated, with comfortable beds and quiet in-room air conditioning. A few guests had complaints about their rooms, however (see below).
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some complaints about the rooms and lack of on-site parking.
Although several lodgers were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms, some guests had complaints about their accommodations. They reported small-sized rooms, no exterior windows in some rooms, no in-room mini-fridges and some noise transfer from the street.
The hotel's lack of on-site parking was a disappointment for a few guests. They felt that having to find off-site parking was inconvenient and expensive.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.4 out of 5 with a 74% recommendation rate from 512 reviews.
guest reviews rated the hotel 3.4 out of 5 from 341 reviews.TripAdvisor.com
guest reviews ranked the hotel #61 of 84
Philadelphia hotels with an average rating of 3 out of 5 from 234 reviews.The author called the hotel on September 4, 2013 to verify some information.