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The Study at University City

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Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
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Overview of The Study at University City

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The Study at University City

4 out of 5

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
20 S 33rd Street, University City, Philadelphia, PA, 19104

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationUniversity of Pennsylvania1 min walk
  • Popular LocationDrexel University3 min walk
  • Popular LocationChildren's Hospital of Philadelphia9 min walk
  • AirportPhiladelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.)14 min drive

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About this area

Philadelphia

Located in Philadelphia's University City neighborhood, The Study at University City is in the city center and near a metro station. Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall are notable landmarks, and some of the area's popular attractions include Philadelphia Zoo and Please Touch Museum. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at Wells Fargo Center.

What's nearby

  • University of Pennsylvania - 1 min walk
  • Drexel University - 3 min walk
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - 9 min walk
  • Mutter Museum - 15 min walk
  • Rocky Steps - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Philadelphia 30th St Station - 9 min walk
  • 34th St. Station - 3 min walk
  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) - 14 min drive

Restaurants

  • Co op — 1 min walk
  • Starbucks — 4 min walk
  • Baby Blues BBQ — 4 min walk
  • Avril 50 — 4 min walk
  • New Deck Tavern — 4 min walk

About this property

The Study at University City

4-star Philadelphia hotel in University City, walk to University of Pennsylvania
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a 24-hour health club, and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, a snack bar/deli, and valet parking. All 212 rooms offer free WiFi, room service, and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find premium bedding, free bottled water, and portable fans.
The Study at University City offers 212 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and portable fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour health club.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Valet parking on site (USD 46 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center

Family friendly

  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms - 7

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee (amount varies)
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property has a limited number of in-room coffeemakers, mini-fridges, and microwaves. Guests are advised to contact the property in advance to check for availability.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 75 per pet, per stay
Dogs and cats welcome
2 per room (up to 50 lbs)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.0 per night

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Valet parking fee: USD 46 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 75 per pet, per stay
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Parking height restrictions apply

Property is also known as

Study Hotel University City
Study Hotel
Study University City
The Study at University City Hotel
The Study Hotel at University City
The Study at University City Philadelphia
The Study at University City Hotel Philadelphia

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.6

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 665 out of 894 reviews
5 - Excellent 74%
Rating 4 - Good. 172 out of 894 reviews
4 - Good 19%
Rating 3 - Okay. 36 out of 894 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 12 out of 894 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 9 out of 894 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.7/5

Staff & service

4.4/5

Amenities

4.8/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Servers in restaurant very helpful.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

2/5 Poor

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service
I love staying at the Study for Jewish holidays because the hotel is holiday and Shabbat-friendly. I live in Philly myself, and when I have many guests for holidays or events, I also reserve them rooms there. My last stay there was not a good experience. The receptionist that worked there around 11 pm of 24th of July was rude and gave me attitude for being an observant Jew. I won’t post details here, but I doubt anyone from my family or community will stay there again.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

2/5 Poor

Business traveler, Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Amenities
The hotel staff were really friendly and helpful. So welcoming and accommodating. No coffee in room. Must wait for a really long time to get to even order breakfast. No exact instructions for lining up to get breakfast. Anybody can just cut it anytime. Just go somewhere else like across the street to get better breakfast and better service. Other than the disappointing morning, the location is near good restaurants. Choose parking on your own at the parking garage behind tHe hotel instead of valet parking that ruined our car. Didn’t notice it until we were 1 hour out of the city to see our undercarriage scraped and hanging out below the car.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Amenities
Poorly furnished, No refrigerator, very basic. Good location for Drexel & U-Penn
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The are was fantastic. Safe right in the heart of U of PA and Drexel U. The restaurant on site was hit and miss. Open at times and closed at others with no clear reason. Plenty of good restaurants nearby. We were there for 4 nights and a bit tight on space.
Stayed 5 nights in Jul 2021