SSMF TRAVEL ACCOMODATIONS
Philly Overnight Specials: The city of Philadelphia runs various specials on accommodations depending on the time of year. For details, check out visitphilly.com/hotels. Another site that might be helpful is http://www.philadelphia.com/hotels/.
Hilton Inn at Penn
3600 Sansom Street, (215) 222-0200 or 1-800-HILTONS. Located across the street from the university. Rates start at $199 per night (plus 15.5% tax). There is a restaurant in the hotel.
Sheraton University City
3600 Chestnut Street, (215) 596-0369 or 215-387-8000. Located one block away from the university. Rates start at $234 per night (plus 15.5% tax). Rooms are equipped with microwave, computer and free internet.
Homewood Suites by Hilton University City, Philadelphia
4109 Walnut Street, (215) 382-1111. This is the newest hotel in University City, located only 3½ blocks from the conference site. Rates start at $229 per night (plus 15.5% tax). Rooms are studios and one-bedroom suites. Rooms are equipped with a fully equipped kitchen, a full size refrigerator, a microwave, and a dishwasher. Indoor swimming pool available. Free hot breakfasts are included.
Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia
1800 Market Street, (215) 561-7500. Located in Center City at 18th and Market Streets, near Rittenhouse Square. Rates starting from $159 (plus 15.5% tax). Visit http://tinyurl.com/PennDiscount or call 1-800-SONESTA and request the University of Pennsylvania discounted rate.
Apple (HI-USA) HOSTEL
32 S. Bank Street (215) 922-0222. On a tight budget? HI-USA Hostel on Bank Street is about three and a half miles from Penn, downtown on the Delaware River. Ideally located for city night-life; easy public transportation to the University. Dorm Rooms are $33.50-$37.50/night for HI (Hostelling International) members, $36.50-$40.50 for non-members. They also offer Semi-Private and Private Rooms which range from $77-$90/night. Payment methods: Mastercard, Visa. No personal checks (guests can use a credit card to reserve a bed at http://www.hiusa.org). Discount for booking rooms online at http://www.applehostels.com/ where more information and check-in times are also available.
Bed and Breakfasts
Cornerstone Bed and Breakfast
3300 Baring Street (215) 387-6065. 10-minute walk to the University. Nonsmoking policy. Deposit equal to one night’s stay is required prior to arrival or equal to half of entire stay (whichever is greater). A two-night minimum is required on weekends. Rates range from $165 to $175, with suites available for $205-$230 (with a 15.5% PA sales tax) per night. Rates include breakfast and are for single/double occupancy. There is a $30 fee per night for each additional guest in suites (up to 4 people) and rooms are double occupancy only. Payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover. Free wireless internet. For virtual tours of all the rooms and to check availability, go to their website. Make a reservation online or by phone.
4520 Chester Avenue (215) 662-1918 (contact: Don Caskey or Warren Cederholm, Innkeepers). 15-minute walk to the university. Nonsmoking policy. Deposit or credit card required with all reservations. Rates range from $110.00 to $160.00 depending on room and number of people. Rates include off-street parking on the premises and full breakfast. Special dietary needs can be accommodated. All rooms have private phones, easy hook-up to the Internet (including wireless), and cable television. Computer station available and free wireless internet. A refrigerator and microwave are available for guest use. A roll away bed may be added to some rooms to accommodate another person for an additional $15.00 charge. Check availability online. Must call to reserve a room.
Spruce Hill Manor
331 S. 46th Street (215) 472-2213, 1-866-521-2975 (Pin 7000) (contact: Janet Reitano, Innkeeper). 15-minute walk to the university. Minimum 2-night stay. All accommodations are large suites containing bedroom, bathroom, sitting room, and kitchenette. Wireless internet access. Limited free parking. Continental breakfast included. Children over 9 years welcome. Rates for double occupancy are between $175 and $195 (plus tax). There is a $25 charge per person for guests in suites. The rate for each additional person is $40. Payment methods: MasterCard, Visa, American Express, personal check. $35 deposit required to reserve your accommodation. Make a reservation online or by phone. Check availability or make a reservation on-line.
Bed and Breakfasts of Philadelphia
(610) 687-3565 or (800) 448-3619
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