Ratings based on 17 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
2.6 Room cleanliness
2.7 Service & staff
2.2 Room comfort
2.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Jonathan from Pennsylvania Suburbs
My new FAVORITE hotel in Philly!!!! :-)Posted Feb 28, 2014
Pros: The prices were amazing for the exceptional quality and location.
Cons: I don't see any need for improvement, my expectations were exeeded.
Location: You are literally the heart of Philadelphia's history.... need I say more?
The Society Hill Hotel is an excellent place to stay. The hotel is clean, the staff is exceptionally friendly and helpful, and the location is perfect. This is my new favorite hotel to stay in while visiting Philadelphia. Highly recommended. The building is located right in the heart of historic Philadelphia, the rooms are cozy and comfortable. I DO NOT have one complaint from my stay at Society Hill and was truly pleased at the prices and kindness of the staff. Its like a small family oriented community that makes you feel right at home :-)
by dylan from ohio
Good for a one nighterPosted Aug 12, 2013
Pros: Safe, interesting, clean.
Cons: Staff friendliness/attentiveness, curtains.
Location: Philadelphia is a little sketchy but a really cool place with lots of character. Night life is great with bars and clubs Daytime nice, lots of history
I stayed at the society hill hotel with my sister for a concert at penns landing. When we arrived we wandered through the open door and around the hotel until we found what seemed to be an office. The manager (I'm assuming) looked surprised to see us but was nice enough. She gave us directions to our room which was on the top floor in the corner, even tho the hotel seemed to be otherwise vacant. The ac unit was on in the bedroom which was nice but the rest of the room was too hot to sit in. We walked in through the door to a small room with a table and two chairs, through a small bathroom and into the bedroom. The room was very clean just small and oddly shaped, definitely wouldn't be suitable for more than two people. We felt safe and reasonably comfortable in the room, though I recommend bringing your own soap and shampoo. We didn't see any hotel staff the rest of our stay. Like I said for a one night simple place to sleep and be safe it's good. For the price I wasn't the happiest but it wasn't awful. I'd say its standing rep of 2.5/5 is accurate.
by A verified traveler from Pittsburgh, PA
Hotel that sucked in PhillyPosted Sep 29, 2010
The room was not ready and when I got there. Also, most of the electrical plugs did not work. When I went to open a door, it actually hit the bed. The money saved was definitely not worth the hastle. The good news was that it did have running hot and cold water.
by A verified traveler from New York, NY
Not on your life will I ever go there even if it's the only Hotel available.Posted Jul 15, 2010
I will skip going back to Philly.
by A verified traveler from Harrisburg, PA
Lack of management.Posted Jul 7, 2010
Toilet wouldn't work. No one in office to report to. Used exactly one washcloth and a glass, then left key and left the hotel without staying overnight. I THINK i SHOULD HAVE A REFUND!
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Northampton, Massachusetts
Interesting neighborhood experiencePosted Apr 23, 2010
The building is very old, and thus was built for smaller people; for example narrow corridors and doors. The renovation was adequate, and functional. The location is excellent--right near the Liberty Park. The location is in the oldest part of Philadelphia with very narrow cobble stone side streets. The subway entrance is about two blocks away. The room I occupied was clean, with carpeting, a comfortable bed, with contemporary furniture--including a TV. The listing said they provided breakfast, but when I asked about that, they were surpised. I said "don't bother," so I can't assess what it would have been llike.
by A verified traveler from London
has seen better days.Posted Dec 22, 2009
The staff were pleasant but the room was dirty and shabby. Breakfast was good but often late. The key I had to the main door didn't work and I always had to get the restaurant staff to let me in. .
by A verified traveler
Nice people, great location, terrible everything elsePosted Nov 25, 2009
The staff is nice and helpful and the neighborhood is fun and convenient. However, the hotel itself is somewhat dilapidated, the room was tiny, and there was NO HOT WATER. I had to take awful, freezing showers for four days!! (Although I should not that the manager did give me a 20% off gift card for my next stay b/c of the lack of hot water) The hotel is located over the Society Hill Bar/Restaurant, making the rooms extremely noisy all day/night. I did not get a good night's sleep at all during my four day stay. the breakfast is OK, just fruit and cereal, but the coffee was gross and they didn't have any real milk, only evaporated milk and powdered creamer, yuck. Although the Society Hill Hotel is cheap and relatively comfortable, I would not recommend it to people who need peace and quiet/hot water for showers.
by A verified traveler from White Hall, Md
Very poor conditionPosted Nov 18, 2009
Staff of hotel was friendly, but the hotel was in poor state of disrepair. To enter and register you have to go into the cafe and get the bartender to unlock the connecting door. Then you walk up the rickety narrow stairs to the second floor where ther is a small hall and receptionist in a small office who gives you a key and sents to to walk up however many floors to your very small room. I went to turn on the light switch. Nothing happened because there were just wires hanging bare out of the wall. Not even a fixture or wiring nuts covering the live wires. I went to turn on the nearest table lamp, but it did not work. The other lamp at the far end of the room did work. there was an old window unit type air conditioner in the window, but it was not sealed. All of the street noise came in. In downtown Philly in a deteriorated area, there were noisy trucks and drunks all night long (on a Wednesday). Room was exceedingly hot with no thermostat. Next morning I learned that there was one thermostat in the hall that controlled all the rooms on that floor. Room smelled of urine and there was trash under the bed. Hotel was only 40% cheaper than the high class Sheritan 3 blocks away in a very upscale neighborhood; therefore, I find the Society Hill Hotel a very poor value. It is more of a flophouse you might expect to rent by the hour. I have stayed in much nicer hostels for a fraction of the cost.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Baltimore MD.
Great locationPosted Nov 12, 2009
Right off of 95, close to good food and drink! A+++