5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 17, 2016 5:59 PM by painedplatinum RSS

New Philadelphia Renaissance... The Franklin Hotel

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A marathon day found me in Philadelphia at 6:00AM... then on to New York City at 3:00PM via Amtrak...and back to Philly at 11:00PM. It seemed to make sense to just stay in town versus driving home for five hours. The new Renaissance, The Franklin Hotel, was in for a short test drive.

 

I just checked in and so far so good. I'll let you know about the restaurant after breakfast.

 

 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Renaissance Hotels
  • Re: New Philadelphia Renaissance... The Franklin Hotel
    kharada46 Alumni Steward Gold 10 Reviews
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    Boy that's some schedule... But, I'm looking forward to hearing more about your experience painedplatinum

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    psudad Alumni Steward Gold 3 Reviews
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    Great to hear there is now something in town besides the Marriott, Courtyard and Residence Inn.  Was needing a change.

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    hassmh Gold
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    Would be great to get a review of it, though the site says it will undergo "revitalization" later this year so not sure how much it will change.  It's a great location in the historic district, great for touring that area of the city, would be great place to stay after a night in the city instead of driving home. The location may be a bit close to Jeweler's Row for my comfort, though, would have to ensure my wife didn't see a map if we spent the night there, or it might get very expensive!

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    muppetwrangler Platinum 8 Reviews
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    Stayed for a weekend in December. They offer valet parking or you can park in a city lot around the corner.  The room was a decent size although the bathroom was tiny.  I was given vouchers for continental breakfast, which wasn't a big breakfast by any means.  However, the weekend rate was a great deal as was the location.

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    • Re: New Philadelphia Renaissance... The Franklin Hotel
      painedplatinum Platinum 2 Reviews
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      Okay.....  The hotel is an old classic gem. I really enjoy the vintage hotels. That being said, it will need some updating. The staff was great...everyone that I met was super positive and appeared happy to be working there. That's always nice to see.

       

      I received a king room on the 7th floor..no view, but a nice large room. The bathroom was also very spacious.

      Breakfast hours were 6:30-9:00.  A bit late and a bit short. I needed to leave the hotel by 6:15. The restaurant staff allowed me to grab a coffee and offered to get me anything off the buffet or the menu. I appreciated that, but the coffee was all I needed.

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