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The Notary Hotel, Autograph Collection

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21 North Juniper Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-1901
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The Notary Hotel, Autograph Collection is located in the heart of downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's Business District across from City Hall and is one short block away from the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Our historic hotel accommodations reflect the grandeur of their 1926 origins and feature 11' ceilings and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Our 15-floor, 499-room hotel is listed on the "National Register of Historic Places" and stands as a charming testament to time with unique architectural details. Enjoy a variety of hotel amenities, including a fitness center and our on-site restaurant, Sabroso+Sorbo. This Philadelphia downtown hotel is convenient to the Historic District, University of Pennsylvania, Independence Hall and renowned restaurants and shopping. Here at our Philadelphia Historic District hotel we offer over 10,000 sq. Ft. Of flexible meeting space which is the ideal home for group meetings, special occasions and weddings in downtown Philadelphia.
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Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
24-hour security
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Vending machine
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
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Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
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Rather_Nomadic wrote a review Feb 2021
Panama City, Florida1,730 contributions686 helpful votes
I only got to stay one night for business but I can’t wait to return. A wonderful old building that has been beautifully updated without losing its character. The rooms and bathrooms are surprisingly nice sized. Very comfortable and nicely decorated. They do have fridges. Very friendly staff. Perfect location downtown with anything you need within walking distance. Zero complaints. Set fare of $30 for a 15-20 minute taxi to the airport (half the price of a ride share).
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Dansage2013 wrote a review Feb 2021
42 contributions15 helpful votes
I recently stayed here because my mom had an appointment at Temple hospital. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The hotel was clean and comfortable, especially important during these “covid times”. The location is excellent. I look forward to going back and having the opportunity to walk around and see the area. There are a lot of places within walking distance to eat or grab a coffee. Highly recommend! Will definitely stay at the Notary for all future Philly visits.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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ReeSue wrote a review Feb 2021
Minnesota232 contributions177 helpful votes
I stayed one night. From the friendly check in to the check out I was 100% satisfied with this hotel. The entry and bathroom are tiled so no dirty carpet. The king room was spotlessly clean and I had been given a small packet of wipes at check in. The room was spacious with comfortable bed and best of all for me, a comfortable chair and ottoman. They are taking Covid seriously in public areas.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Tquinta wrote a review Jan 2021
Buenos Aires416 contributions70 helpful votes
Stayed for 2 nights with my family. Overall, I would not return to the Notary mainly for the lack of cleanliness and subpar service. Pros: - Unbeatable location - The hotel sits on a historic building and has a beautiful lobby - Upon check out, we unfortunately forgot some valuables in the room's safe. Called back and hotel's security held them for us until we returned. Cons: - Hotel seems to be severely understaffed. There was always only one person handling front desk, concierge, etc. No bellman or anyone to help you with luggage upon check-in or out. - Staff is hit or miss, there was one lady at the front desk that was very professional and courteous. The rest of the staff members we dealt with were rude. - As other reviewers have mentioned, the hotel has some kind of weird front door system which no guest could figure out. We would often find ourselves standing outside with other hotel guests waiting for the door to open. We also witnessed a guest trying to enter through this unpleasant front door and the lady at the front desk was literally shouting at the guest on how to operate it, but wouldn't move a finger to help. - Room was not clean, we had stains in the desk, vanity, hairs, etc. Towels had big holes in them. The bathtub wouldn't drain properly so we showered with water up to our ankles every day. No cleaning services are being provided during the stay due to COVID. All in all, although the hotel's security did perform well when we forgot our valuables, the room and overall service experience were not good and definitely not what you would expect at an Autograph Collection hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Matthew R wrote a review Jan 2021
Columbia, Maryland148 contributions139 helpful votes
I had high hopes for this hotel as I like the "Autograph Collection" by Marriott in which the Notary is part of. I will say that that in terms of strengths this hotel is in a beautiful (lobby, wow!) historic building with a wonderful location next to City Hall and the rooms (make sure you get a room that is facing the front--you have to pay extra) with a magnificent view. Unfortunately, that's about all I can really say the hotel had going for it during this visit. The room I received, after paying a slight fee for an upgrade did have a great view--there is no denying it. But the toilet wasn't working (I had to open the lid on the top and jiggle the parts inside as I didn't want to waste time calling anyone), there was an old urine stain on the toilet seat, and the curtains on one side of the window were off the track which meant that they couldn't be fully closed--letting in light at night. But I think worst of all, while there were a lot of towels in the room--about 8 maybe--ALL but two had at least one piece of someone else's hair already on them!!! Disgusting. If the hotel staff can't be more mindful of that issue then they should be required to wear hairnets. In terms of staff--the balding young man at the front desk was of medium-pleasantness but at least was attentive to requests made on the hotel's app which I had downloaded on my phone. (Marriott's app.) However, the manager (I assume, it was some middle aged man wearing jeans and a casual top--not very professional looking) seemed upset with me that I had pulled the front door open roughly after having hit the buzzer to open it. Oh well--the front door in which you need to be buzzed in or use your key card doesn't work properly--it catches at the top and you have to keep trying to buzz yourself in or push hard to open it. Instead of reprimanding your guests about how to properly open it ("wait to be buzzed in") maybe you should instead get the door fixed. Sheesh. All in all, as I said, not a very great stay--disappointing overall despite the building being great and location too. Work harder to improve, Notary Hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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PRICE RANGE
US$175 - US$545 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesPennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaCity Center West / City Center East
NUMBER OF ROOMS
499
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Notary Hotel, Autograph Collection
Which popular attractions are close to The Notary Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Nearby attractions include Reading Terminal Market (0.3 km), Amazing Escape Room (0.3 km), and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Notary Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Notary Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Notary Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Notary Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Yes, secured parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Notary Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Conveniently located restaurants include Beiler's Bakery, Miller's Twist, and Reading Terminal Market.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Notary Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is The Notary Hotel, Autograph Collection located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Philadelphia.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Notary Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Notary Hotel, Autograph Collection offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Notary Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Battleship New Jersey (3.0 km), Independence National Historical Park (1.5 km), and Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul (0.7 km).