Embassy Suites Center City  3 stars

1776 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, United States, 19103  show mapSave
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The classic Embassy Suites Center City is a great place in a downtown area of Philadelphia. Founded in 1966, the hotel underwent a complete renovation in 2012.

Comfortable location in the center of Philadelphia, right next to Independence Hall, Drexel University and Independence Visitor Center. Just 10 minutes from the center of Philadelphia.

Apart from proximity to convention centers, banks, this hotel offers a conference room, a business center and conference facilities.

20 minutes' drive from Philadelphia International airport and 15 minutes' walk to 30th Street train station.


This property offers 285 spacious guestrooms complete with a living area, a work area and a minibar. They are equipped with a fridge, a microwave.


Every day a complimentary breakfast is served in the dining room.


The hotel’s fitness center has fitness classes, a gym.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and the rate is USD 9.95 per day

Hotel high-speed internet access is available in public areas and the rate is USD 9.95 per day

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 50 per day.

Year renovated   2012.  Number of floors   28.  Number of rooms   288.

City Center Philadelphia - 2300 ft
Airports Philadelphia International (PHL) - 7.1 mi, Trenton Mercer Airport (TTN) - 29.1 mi
Train Stations 30th Street Station - 3700 ft, Philadelphia, PA Station - 4000 ft
Bus stop - 7.6 mi
Restaurants T.G.I. Friday's Embassy (Cuisine: American) - 200 ft, Fountain Restaurant (Cuisine: American) - 300 ft
Parks Love Park - 1500 ft
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  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Bus parking
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Trouser Press
  • Tour desk
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Shuttle service
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Children's facilities
  • Children's play area
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Fitness center
  • Golf
  • Exercise gym
Room view
  • City view
  • Park view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Sofa bed
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Pay TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • CD player



from  4 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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          Embassy Suites Center City LocationWhat's nearby

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          • Convention centers
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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions
          • Philadelphia City Hall
            2000 ft
          • Masonic temple
            2000 ft
          • Liberty Bell
            2300 ft
          • Supercade Amusement
            2000 ft
          Monuments and Landmarks
          • Comcast Experience
            700 ft
          Historical sites
          • Convention Center
            1400 ft
          • Academy of Natural Sciences
            700 ft
          • The Franklin Institute Science Museum
            1000 ft
          • Franklin Institute
            1000 ft
          • Please Touch Museum
            1400 ft
          • Pennsylvania Performing Arts
            1700 ft
          • Penna Academy of the Fine Arts
            1700 ft
          • Asian Arts Initiative
            2000 ft
          • Fabric Workshop and Museum
            2000 ft
          • Fairmount Park Art Assn
            2300 ft
          • Rosenbach Museum and Library
            2300 ft
          • College of Physicians of Phila
            2300 ft
          • Philadelphia Zoo
            1000 ft
          • Fairmount Park
            1400 ft
          • First Unitarian Church Phila
            2300 ft
          Universities, Institutes
          • Archdiocese of Philadelphia
            400 ft
          • Community College Ged Dept
            1400 ft
          • Hahnemann University
            1400 ft
          • The Art institute of Philadelphia
            1700 ft
          • Medical College-Pennsylvania
            1700 ft
          • American Center-Technical Arts
            2000 ft
          • Faculty Federation-Community
            2300 ft
          Medical care and Hospitals
          • Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
            1000 ft
          • Hahnemann University Hospital
            1700 ft
          • Lions Eye Bank-Deleware Valley
            2000 ft

          Local Attractions

          • Philadelphia History Museum
            5200 ft
            15 South 7th Street, Philadelphia
          • Independence Hall
            1.1 mi
            Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets, Philadelphia
          • National Constitution Center
            1.1 mi
            525 Arch Street, Philadelphia
          • Franklin Square
            1.1 mi
            200 North 6th Street, Philadelphia
          • Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
            1.1 mi
            Ten Independence Mall, Philadelphia

          Near the hotel

          • Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
            200 ft
            18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia
          • Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
            600 ft
            1900 Benjamin Franklin PKWY, Philadelphia
          • The Franklin Institute
            1200 ft
            222 N. 20th Street, Philadelphia
          • Free Library of Philadelphia
            1100 ft
            19th St. and Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., Philadelphia
          • The Barnes Foundation
            1600 ft
            2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia
          • Love Park
            1500 ft
            John F. Kennedy Blvd and North 15th St, Philadelphia
          • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
            1800 ft
            118 N. Broad St., Philadelphia

          Restaurants Nearby

          • T.G.I. Friday's Embassy

            Cuisine: American
            Price Range: USD 23 - USD 32

            200 ft
            1776 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

            Phone: 215 665 8443

          • Fountain Restaurant

            76% likes this, based on 151 reviews
            Cuisine: American
            Price Range: USD 42 - USD 81

            300 ft
            1 Logan Sq

            Phone: 215-963-1500

          • Milk & Honey

            60% likes this, based on 12 reviews
            Cuisine: American

            100 ft
            18th Street and
          • Mace's Crossing

            55% likes this, based on 54 reviews
            Cuisine: American

            400 ft
            1714 Cherry St

            Phone: 215-564-5203

          • Asia on the Parkway

            66% likes this, based on 48 reviews

            400 ft
            1700 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

            Phone: 215-988-9889

          Embassy Suites Center City Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Embassy Suites Center City

          Average guest rating

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          Based on 37 reviews

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          • Older travelers

            Roomy, clean, and with the full breakfast and managers reception it is a fantastic deal.

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          • Group of friends

            Location, location, location. Not you're usual embassy ambience. Experience but location prevail.


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          • Older travelers

            Jackie at the front desk was a tremendous help. She was always avaliable for questions and extremely pleasent. As a small business owner, I feel that she is a valuable staff person and provides a great first impression for your hotel.

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          • Family with children

            great people, great location

            the air conditioner was very loud but necessary

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          • Older travelers

            The suites are very comfortable. The location is good.

            Mandatory valet parking is too expensive. Breakfast facilities are difficult. (room service next time.)

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          • Family with children

            The faucet, sink, and toilet worked.

            Elevators never came...noisy pipes...air conditioner sounded like a plane taking off...3:30 Am wake-up by drunk hotel guests....parking attendant couldn't find our car...inedible breakfast...dining area more crowded than Grand Central Station and about as clean.

            • Average rating
          • Family with children

            Central location an easy walk from historic and museum centre. Spacious room a bit oddly shaped as the hotel is on a triangular site. Large kitchen area with full size fridge.Access to a small balcony from sitting room - great city views. Tgi Fridays is accessed from the hotel - nice and lively at night. Very comfy bed. Service staff very quick to respond when we needed pillows and extra cups in our room. Plenty of staff to help with luggage when you arrive. Good value for 3 adults.

            Breakfast at tgi Fridays is a bit chaotic until you work out where everything is and how it works. Did not like having tea in paper cups. Valet parking is all that is available and is quite expensive at 44 dollars per day. However we arrived in a cloudburst so were glad to have someone park the car for us. .

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          • Couple

            It was very close to the Franklin Institute where we planned to see the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful; they saved us quite a bit of money in parking.

            Most of the other attractions were down in the Historic District, which was reachable by the PHLASH trolley or ~1 mile walk. The cost of parking was very expensive and valet only.

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          • Family with children

            I really like the fact that they are very clean, service is very good and on point. The free drinks from 5-7 was my favorite part but overall it was excellent

            I just think the valet parking was too much they charged me 45 U.s dollars for just 1 night but other than that they were good

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          • Family with children

            The staff was extremely friendly. They helped us take our car top carrier off of the car in order to "fit" into the parking facility.

            The breakfast was a fiasco. The restaurant did not seem prepared for the holiday crowd. The elevators were overly busy on the way to breakfast creating a bit of a bottleneck

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          • Single

            The staff was polite and very attentive.

            The condition of the room was poor. There was paint peeling from the sides of the walls. There was chewed bubble gum stuck to the walls near the bed. There was a kitchenette with no utensils!! There were stains on the furniture. The carpet needed replacing. This place was simply not worth the amount of money I paid. With some sprucing up, this could be a much higher class hotel, because the space itself is very large. Hope they get their act together, and when/if they do, I'd be happy to stay there again.

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          • Single

            The staff was very helpful and friendly. The room was spacious and had a good view. The only negative about the room were the carpet and the bathroom's light (very noisy every time switched on). The location was fantastic as most attractions were within (my) walking distance. The entire stay would have been more than what I've paid but I saved little more than $100 since I had a special deal at the time I booked with Booked.net.

            Nothing except for the two things I already mentioned, i.e. the bathroom's light making very noisy sound and the carpet. More healthy breakfast would be nice.

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