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Travelodge Philadelphia Convention Center

This is a 2 star hotel in Philadelphia
1227 Race Street Off Hwy 676, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.
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Good rates & staff, close to sites in downtown Philly, but no parking on site
Pros 
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast
  • Many guests were pleased with the hotel's affordable rates
  • The hotel was praised for its downtown location and proximity to attractions
  • Several reviewers complimented the hotel's efficient and helpful staff
  • Lodgers enjoyed their clean and comfortable rooms
Cons 
  • Some reviewers reported small rooms and no exterior windows
  • The hotel's lack of parking was considered inconvenient by a few guests
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Editor's Analysis

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Updated on Sep 11, 2013
Overview
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 Good
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).

The Bad
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.

Hotels.com 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.

Guest Reviews

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81.57 USD - 0.00 USD Travelodge Philadelphia Convention Center
Rating:
7.1
Good
Ranking:
#4
Out of 169 hotels
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 7.1 / 10

No. of guest ratings: 7
No. of guest comments: 7
Guest Recommended: Yes
Popularity Ranking Explained

Rating: #4 out of 169 hotels in Philadelphia ranked by guests.
Guest Recommendations
"Too noisy, doors slamming, etc"
George from Yonkers, NY US rated Travelodge Philadelphia Convention Center 7 out of 10 on December 26, 2011
Nabil from Dumfries, VA US rated Travelodge Philadelphia Convention Center 8 out of 10 on December 11, 2005
Verified Guest from Brooklyn, NY US rated Travelodge Philadelphia Convention Center 9 out of 10 on November 20, 2004
Verified Guest from Enfield, GB rated Travelodge Philadelphia Convention Center 9 out of 10 on August 20, 2004
"it's a good, basic hotel with comfortable rooms. Nothing fancy, but I wasn't looking for fancy..just a one night stay while work was being done3 on my house due to flooding"
John from Philadelphia, PA US rated Travelodge Philadelphia Convention Center 8 out of 10 on August 04, 2004
Verified Guest from Pompton Lakes, NJ US rated Travelodge Philadelphia Convention Center 8 out of 10 on July 06, 2004
"Free high speed internet was excellent."
Mitsuaki from Ann Arbor, MI US rated Travelodge Philadelphia Convention Center 9 out of 10 on May 25, 2004

Amenities

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Travelodge Philadelphia Convention Center

  • Airport shuttle
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Photocopier
  • Jacuzzi
  • Vending Machines

User Contributed Info

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Category Accommodation and Food Services
Friday Closing Time 24:00
Friday Opening Time 00:00
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Monday Closing Time 24:00
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Place Activities Sleeping / Lodging (hotel, chalet, B&B, cabin...)
Saturday Closing Time 24:00
Saturday Opening Time 00:00
Sunday Closing Time 24:00
Sunday Opening Time 00:00
Thursday Closing Time 24:00
Thursday Opening Time 00:00
Tuesday Closing Time 24:00
Tuesday Opening Time 00:00
Wednesday Closing Time 24:00
Wednesday Opening Time 00:00

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