£64.85 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 20 Apr 2014 Check-out 21 Apr 2014

The Windsor Suites

3 stars
1700 Ben Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
205 reviews
A M A Z I N G !!!!!

This was an amazing deal and I'm glad to have had an opportunity to use it!!!! The staff was very... See full review

  • BOTTOMDOLLAR
  • 2 Mar 2014
Why does thus hotel not gave more stars?!!

I have no idea why this place doesn't have better reviews. I loved it! The price was super... See full review

  • Diana from Vegas
  • 27 Feb 2014
Comfort and convenience at Center City all-suites non-smoking hotel
The Windsor Suites is an all-suites hotel with apartment-style accommodations and is also home to private residents. This non-smoking hotel is a popular choice for families and extended-stay travelers seeking more spacious accommodations and a convenient Center City location. The hotel provides a range of services and amenities, including a 24-hour fitness facility, a seasonal rooftop pool and a sundeck, complimentary high-speed Internet access, a laundry facility on every floor, and a 24-hour concierge desk.
Highlights:
  • Rooftop pool 24 stories up offers great city views
  • All-suites hotel includes separate living and bedroom spaces and fully equipped kitchens
  • Hotel amenities include free high-speed Internet, a laundry facility on every floor, and a 24-hour fitness center
  • Non-smoking facility
Rooms:

Rooms at Windsor Suites include two double beds or one queen bed, a separate living area and a large, fully-equipped kitchen with full-sized refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, coffee/tea maker, pots, pans, dishes, and utensils. The 200 traditionally decorated suites range in size from 450 to 750 square feet, and most have balconies with city views. The suites also feature work areas and complimentary high-speed Internet access, walk-in closets, and a pull out sofa.

Features:

The Windsor Suites has two on-site restaurants. Con Murphy, an Irish gastropub with 18 beers on tap, serves lunch and dinner daily and breakfast/brunch on the weekends. Asia on the Parkway offers an Asian fusion menu for lunch and dinner daily.

 

Located in Philadelphia's museum district, Windsor Suites is a short walk to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Franklin Institute of Science and the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Transportation:
  • SEPTA Subway Suburban Station (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Greyhound Bus Terminal (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Amtrak 30th Street Station (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Philadelphia International Airport (8.1 mi/13 km)
Attractions
  • Franklin Institute of Science (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • The Academy of Natural Sciences (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Pennsylvania Convention Center (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art (1.3 mi/2.1 km)
  • University of Pennsylvania (1.4 mi/2.3 km)
  • Historic District (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • Professional Sports/Concert Venues (7 mi/11.3 km)
Business:
  • Multiple small meeting rooms
  • Event planners
  • Catering services
  • Guest amenities center, with computers, printer, and Internet access
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Audio/visual equipment and technical support
  • Same-day dry cleaning
Policies and Fees:
  • Valet Parking is on a per-night basis up to 6 p.m.; additional charges apply for parking after 6 p.m. on departure day
  • The Windsor Suites will require a valid credit card to be presented upon check-in

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

The Windsor Suites Rooms

Studio Suite
Room with two double beds includes armchair and ottoman, dining area, desk with rolling chair. Voice mail, in-room safe, complimentary high-speed internet access, kitchen with full-sized refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, coffee/teamaker, cookware, cable/satellite TV, premium TV channels.
Studio Suite
Room with one queen bed includes armchair and ottoman, dining area, desk with rolling chair. Voice mail, in-room safe, complimentary high-speed internet access, kitchen with full-sized refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, coffee/teamaker, cookware, cable/satellite TV, premium TV channels.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness centre or spa
Fitness Center
Game room
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business centre
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

39.9559 -75.1678
Area served
Philadelphia.
Nearby airports
Philadelphia International Airport(PHL) - 8 miles.
Area description
Philadelphia Free Library - across the street, Academy of Natural Sciences - 4 blocks, Franklin Institute Science Museum - 5 blocks, Philadelphia Museum Of Art - 5 blocks, Pennsylvania Convention Center - 6 blocks, Rodin Museum - 0.5 mile, Independence Visitor Center - 1 mile, Independence Hall/Liberty Bell - 1 mile, Betsy Ross House - 2 miles, Philadelphia Zoo - 2.5 miles.

Nearby points of interest

  • Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul: 0.1 mi
  • Pennsylvania Academly of the Fine Arts: 0.2 mi
  • Masonic Temple: 0.3 mi
  • The Franklin Institute: 0.3 mi
  • The Barnes Foundation: 0.4 mi
  • Walnut Street Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Mutter Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Rodin Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts: 0.7 mi
  • Rittenhouse Square: 0.7 mi
  • Rosenbach Museum and Library: 0.7 mi
  • Eastern State Penitentiary: 0.8 mi
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art: 1 mi
  • National Constitution Center: 1 mi
  • Libery Bell Center: 1 mi
  • Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul: 0.1 mi
  • Pennsylvania Academly of the Fine Arts: 0.2 mi
  • Masonic Temple: 0.3 mi
  • The Franklin Institute: 0.3 mi
  • The Barnes Foundation: 0.4 mi
  • Walnut Street Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Mutter Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Rodin Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts: 0.7 mi
  • Rittenhouse Square: 0.7 mi
  • Rosenbach Museum and Library: 0.7 mi
  • Eastern State Penitentiary: 0.8 mi
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art: 1 mi
  • National Constitution Center: 1 mi
  • Libery Bell Center: 1 mi
  • Independence Hall: 1.1 mi
  • Christ Church: 1.1 mi
  • National Museum of American Jewish History: 1.1 mi
  • The Palestra: 1.2 mi
  • Independence National Historical Park: 1.3 mi
  • University of Pennsylvania: 1.3 mi
  • Penn Museum: 1.3 mi
  • Arden Theatre Company: 1.3 mi
  • Fireman's Hall: 1.3 mi
  • Liacouras Center: 1.7 mi
  • Philadelphia Zoo: 2 mi
  • Please Touch Museum: 2.7 mi
  • Citizens Bank Park: 3.5 mi
  • Veterans Stadium: 3.8 mi
  • Lincoln Financial Field: 3.8 mi
  • Wells Fargo Center: 3.8 mi
  • Philadelphia Cruise Terminal: 4.4 mi
  • Morris Arboretum: 9.9 mi
  • Franklin Field: 2,456.8 mi
  • Hagan Arena: 3,715.5 mi

Dining

Asia on the Parkway
This restaurant serves authentic Asian dishes. Daily lunch and dinner.
Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Cozy and welcoming, Con Murphy's Irish Pub located inside The Windsor Suites is the perfect spot to sit down for a delicious dinner or to relax over a drink at the bar. Open early at 6:30 am every weekday, guests can enjoy a full breakfast menu including omelets, pancakes, and even a traditional Irish breakfast. At lunch time, Con Murphy's has a wide selection of sandwiches and salads as well as heartier fare. For dinner, you can choose from Guinness beef stew, shepherd's pie, or grilled New York strip steak as well as other classic pub food and homemade desserts. On weekends a special brunch menu is offered from 10 am to 1 pm, the perfect way to start your Saturday or Sunday. Con Murphy's offers a full bar with a top-notch selection of Irish whisky and scotch and seasonal cocktails to make for a special evening.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (205)

Ratings and reviews for The Windsor Suites

Overall score

3.9 / 5
205 out of 205
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.1

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Windsor Suites

Reviewer score

4
Kumquatchicago
Business
chicago, il
10 Apr 2014

redone rooms look great!

Pleasantly surprised all around! From the diagram of the hotel layout on the back of the room door, my room was one of the smaller, but it was still really big. It had the longest desk/dresser top running along one wall that I have ever seen. The sitting/sleep area seemed all new - carpet, paint, furniture. The bath was small but clean with a large sink. The walk-in closet was awesome with plenty of hangers. I did not need/use the kitchen, but it even had a small dishwasher. The fitness center has good equipment that works, but center is located in sort of a dark corner of lower level. I would definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Windsor Suites

Reviewer score

3
JennyLY
Business
St. Paul, MN
28 Mar 2014

overall good

It's in a building that also has regular appartments. Good location and within walking distance to most of the tourist attractions. The workout room is very small and plane. The two restaruants on the main lobby are good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Windsor Suites

Reviewer score

4
AlliK
Bridgeport, ct
24 Mar 2014

In the heart of Philly

Upgraded our room for free to a balcony suite overlooking the city. Clean room, kitchen with a kuerig. Water pressure in shower was lacking. Overall great stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of The Windsor Suites

Reviewer score

4
mrstuom
New Hampshire
24 Mar 2014

We will return to Windsor Suites!

Location, location, location! Right in Center City, all the museums nearby, walking distance to Eastern States Penitentiary. I have stayed here 3 times over the past 6 years. My original visits were during the renovation and it was a little rough, but the price and the location was right. I was so impressed with the renovation this time. We had a balcony this time and it was wonderful. Excellent! And the convenience of Con Murphy's Irish Pub in the hotel was great for us.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

Not really a long walk....15 minutes to Eastern State Penitentiary, a fascinating attraction. $14 tour price includes self paced recorded tour. This was my 3rd visit to the Penitentiary.

Review of The Windsor Suites

Reviewer score

4
Bubbalicious
Business
Phoenix,AZ
20 Mar 2014

Business

It was great other than the fact when I showed up I was told the power would be shut off until 5am the next morning.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Windsor Suites

Reviewer score

4
CKKphoto
Business
Georgia
16 Mar 2014

board exam

wifi wasn't great but otherwise it was a good stay

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Windsor Suites

Reviewer score

4
love2travellots
Rochester, NY
7 Mar 2014

Nice stay in Center City

Quick check in. Convenient parking. Comfy bed. Location felt safe for walking around even at night. Room fairly quite, except for normal city sounds that you hear even 11 floors up. Keurig machine was a plus. Kitchen a bit spartan, but we never used it anyways. As was the bottled water. Location convenient to BF Parkway attractions, Convention Center, Reading Terminal, City Hall, Eastern State Pen. City is very walkable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Save some $$ by self parking at the garage on Cherry between 18th and 19th

Review of The Windsor Suites

Reviewer score

5
BOTTOMDOLLAR
CENTER CITY
2 Mar 2014

A M A Z I N G !!!!!

This was an amazing deal and I'm glad to have had an opportunity to use it!!!! The staff was very friendly and the room was excellent!!!! There is nothing wrong with this hotel.... even the other guest was approachable

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of The Windsor Suites

Reviewer score

5
Diana from Vegas
Las Vegas
27 Feb 2014

Why does thus hotel not gave more stars?!!

I have no idea why this place doesn't have better reviews. I loved it! The price was super affordable and it's in a great location. I got a full king studio suite and was upgraded for free to a room with a balcony during check in. My room had an awesome view of everything on Ben Franklin parkway. The hotel staff was very friendly and professional. I forgot to bring toothpaste so they had someone bring some up to my room for me. Room service did a great job every morning and even replaced the shampoo conditioner bottles for me even though I did not finish the previous bottles. There are two restaurants downstairs that are open late. Con Murphy's and asia on the parkway. I tried both of them during my stay and thoroughly enjoyed each one. Don't forget to use your room card because hotel guests get a discount. The location was perfect for me to get around everywhere. Just a block away from suburban station and there are many bus stops around the area. Two taxi lines always available around the corner. It's right next to restaurant row so you have a huge variety of places to eat within walking distance. The museums are also right up the street. The room itself was quite impressive. I had a full kitchen with stove, microwave, refrigerator, dish washer, keurig coffee maker.. Couldn't have asked for more. There was also a full walk in closet with hangers. Sleeping area had a VERY comfortable king sized bed, small dining table, office desk and tv. I will definitely be staying here again during my next trip to Philly!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Museums are all along Ben Franklin parkway! Short walk to the rocky steps!

Review of The Windsor Suites

Reviewer score

4
Count Me In
Stamford CT
13 Feb 2014

Great GirlyGirl Get-a-Way

I was in Philadelphia for a 3-day get-a-way with two friends and the accommodations were excellent. I look for good value and got it! The room was clean and well appointed, the location was was perfect for walking to everything, and the staff was helpful. I would definitely stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The Barnes Museum is a city treasure. Breakfast crepes at the Reading Terminal Market were delicious and a fun way to experience the market.

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