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Society Hill Hotel

301 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2795
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#86 of 96 hotels in Philadelphia

Looking for a place to stay in Philadelphia? Then look no further than Society Hill Hotel, a hotel that brings the best of Philadelphia to your doorstep.

Guest rooms offer air conditioning and a refrigerator, and Society Hill Hotel makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

As an added convenience, there is paid public parking available nearby.

Nearby landmarks such as Elfreth's Alley (0.3 mi) and City Hall (0.7 mi) make Society Hill Hotel Philadelphia a great place to stay when visiting Philadelphia.

Philadelphia has plenty of steakhouses. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like The Capital Grille, Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse, and Butcher and Singer, which are serving up some great dishes.

If you’re looking for something to do, Liberty Bell Center (0.2 mi), Museum of the American Revolution (0.0 mi), and Philadelphia's Magic Gardens (0.8 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Society Hill Hotel.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Society Hill Hotel as you experience everything Philadelphia has to offer.

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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Bottled water
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Arabic
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Dave wrote a review Dec 2019
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When we checked in and went to our room, we were greeted with a wet used towel on the floor in the shower. They said sorry, and somebody else clean the room the day before. They gave us fresh towels. We stayed because we figured it was a great location and we were only going to be there to sleep. Wrong thinking. There was mold and filth everywhere, especially in the shower and bath. No reception area, have to walk up to the second floor and it’s in a closet. No elevator for a four-story hotel. Have to carry your own luggage upstairs. The coffee in the coffee pot in the hallway looks like it’s been there for a week. Old fruit in the fruit basket. Open crackers. And poor old awful art on the walls. The Bed barely fits in the tiny room. Foam Mattress was badly stained. No smoking in the hotel but the room next to us stunk of smoke as we walked by. The walls had plaster peeling on them and un-painted patches. The side tables were old and cracked. Bottom section was locked with no key. The lamps on the tables were broken one of them had a missing lightbulb. The dozen broken parts of the glass lamp were in the draw. There was no shampoo or conditioner. The TV clicker was missing. Only four channels on the TV. There was no room to put or open our suitcases in the room. The rug on the floor was filthy and stained. The sheets even had stains on them. No hangers in the closet that also held an old window AC and a 1950s type fan. Worst of all, it was on the second floor right over a loud noisy bar. And at 10 pm a live band started playing right under our room. The noise was intolerable. Nobody to complain to — since the closet receptionist left at 6 o’clock and the place was closed. Nobody answered the phone either. When we asked to check out a day earlier — they would not refund for that day and they would not put anything in writing guaranteeing we would get our money back for our third day thru the internet. We had poor Internet connection service the Wi-Fi barely worked. We had to take it up with booking.com which Turned out to be very helpful. On a scale of 1 to 5 we give this place a -1. It’s not even worthy of a bad hostile. It does not belong on hotel websites. It is a disgrace and an embarrassment for the great city of Philadelphia. Yes, it is in a good location. But the homeless guy smoking a cigarette at 9 o’clock at night on the front step blocking the door, says it all.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
JKW wrote a review Nov 2019
Alstead, New Hampshire22 contributions22 helpful votes
Greeted with stained carpets, one thin towel, cracked tiles in bathroom, ripped window screen, TV that did not work, broken bedframe, thrift store coverlet and sheets that you could see through, holes in the walls, wires running everywhere, loud street noise...nothing good to say.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Rooms are nothing like the pictures shown.
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Global Glo wrote a review Oct 2019
1 contribution
This hotel is nothing like the advertised pictures on the booking sites. It should be reported to the health department for fire and code violations not to mention the better business bureau for fraud. There were cockroaches, flies, and what appeared to be rat droppings. Extension chords everywhere. No light bulbs in the bathroom. The whole place smelled the like mold, cigarette smoke, and body sweat. There was no fire escape. The carpets were dirty and there was trash all over the hallway. The wifi didn't work. I was literally afraid to put my stuff on the bed for fear of bedbugs. Do yourself a big huge favor and just book the Wyndham 2 blocks down which is what we ended up doing after less than an hour in the House of Horrors.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Jane Doe wrote a review Sep 2019
York, Pennsylvania1 contribution1 helpful vote
Worst room ever! Total dump. The posted room pictures are a total lie. Don’t be fooled. Had to leave because my family was scared to stay. Never got the refund that I was promised. When the hotel was contacted by my booking company they never answered the phone. Total rip off.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jon C wrote a review Jun 2019
Philidelphia6 contributions5 helpful votes
I don't like dissing any business, but this hotel is a dangerous firetrap. The entrance is two flights up steep stairs. No elevator, and as far as I could tell, there's no fire escape. The rooms are tiny and dated. I'd rent a car and sleep in the backseat before staying at this hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$85 - US$199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Society Hill Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Society Hill Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Philadelphia Urban Adventures (0.3 km), Olde City Escape Games (0.1 km), and Founding Footsteps (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Society Hill Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, paid public parking nearby, and street parking.
Is parking available at Society Hill Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Society Hill Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Zahav, The Franklin Fountain, and Buddakan.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Society Hill Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to Society Hill Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Battleship New Jersey (1.6 km), Independence National Historical Park (0.10 km), and Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul (2.2 km).