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The Study at University City

20 S 33rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3314
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 09/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#11 of 96 hotels in Philadelphia
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Ideally located at the crossroads Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania, The Study set new expectations for comfort and service. A cultural platform designed to encourage intellectual stimulation and social interaction, the hotel serves as an oasis for visiting guests, dignitaries and college families. Featuring 212 guestrooms and well appointed suites, the hotel is designed around a bright, uplifting palette, reflective of contemporary residential living. CO-OP restaurant and lounge offers a fresh perspective on urban dining. Inspired by maritime and agricultural community lifestyles of the past, the menu is thoughtful, honest and flavorful. An energetic and inspired space CO-OP has a strong connection to University City, at the corner of 33rd and Chestnut.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Breakfast available
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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kelly15792021 wrote a review Feb 2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania1 contribution1 helpful vote
We had to be at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia extremely early for a procedure during the latest snowstorm so we ended up booking one night that turned into two nights due to sad storm. Oh the staff is extremely welcoming and helpful. the hotel is extremely clean spacious and comfortable and the co-op café in the lobby was amazing. We will absolutely stay again if the need arises!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Ann E wrote a review Oct 2020
4 contributions4 helpful votes
Stayed one night on October 8 and things seemed sane until we discovered that the modestly occupied hotel was putting people in close, adjacent rooms. This was unnecessary and uncomfortable. Recommend you specifically ask them to restrict rooms around you. We had occupied rooms on each side and across hall, and the hotel seemed otherwise pretty empty.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Taisha Castillo, Guest Services / Front Office at The Study at University City
Responded 13 Oct 2020
Dear N3475AFanne, We apologize we did not meet your expectations, currently we have taken measures above and beyond our normal cleaning procedures and we are frequently ensuring that all spaces are adequately cleaned and sanitized. Each room comes equipped with its own air conditioning unit and filtration system, meaning no air is being recycled from a different room into your room. Given you were in a corner room you were still away and your room was not immediately adjacent to another room. Additionally, we are leaving rooms out of service for 72 hours after each guest stay, which then results in limited inventory. As it seems this was your encounter, we are always open to accommodating our guests as best as we can. We hope you can give us a try again next time you are around. Safe Travels, Tasha C.
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genordn wrote a review Mar 2020
Grand Blanc, Michigan2 contributions
We've been staying @ The Study consistently since they opened. It is a beautiful small hotel with great amenities. The customer service is top notch and we feel at home every time we check in. The bar & Co-op Restaurant is a great place to meet for snacks, drinks & dinner.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: Rooms are beautiful. King Suite adds an extra room for work/reading.
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Michele W wrote a review Feb 2020
Owings Mills, Maryland229 contributions124 helpful votes
This hotel is located in University City - basically a mile or so west of downtown Philly. The theme is one of learning (study) and is carried through from the human sized spectacles that are outside the entrance, to the lobby (called the living room) with its shelves filled with books and glass topped tables with various school lab like items within and then in the rooms with study lamps at the desk and a cylinder holding 5 perfectly sharpened pencils. The rooms are small and simply laid out and clean. The bathroom has a column of glass designed to let natural light in. There is a larger than average gym as well as conference rooms. There is a restaurant- The Co-op- that can be reached through the lobby. Finally- valet or self parking is available - we parked in the Drexel lot because it’s less than a block walk. Then we took the subway at 33rd for $2.50 each into downtown. Easy!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lemma S wrote a review Feb 2020
Nairobi, Kenya15 contributions23 helpful votes
The Study ended up exceeding my expectations. I have been at numerous hotels in the country which are university off-campus, serving the university community and guests. Very good service across the board although not spectacular variety of five star high end hotels. The lounge is good with a nice environment and attentive service. Food is also very good. It is nice they offer complimentary coffee in the lobby every morning. The hotel is in a walking distance from the train station - and hence conveniently located. Spacious and clean room with the essential amenities.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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US$177 - US$386 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Study at University City
Which popular attractions are close to The Study at University City?
Nearby attractions include University of Pennsylvania (0.4 km), World Cafe Live (0.5 km), and University of Pennsylvania Bookstore (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Study at University City?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Study at University City?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Study at University City?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Study at University City?
Conveniently located restaurants include White Dog Cafe, Baby Blues BBQ, and New Deck Tavern.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Study at University City?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Study at University City?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Study at University City?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Study at University City 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 Study at University City?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Battleship New Jersey (5.2 km), Independence National Historical Park (3.8 km), and Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul (1.8 km).
Is The Study at University City accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.