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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
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 09/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 09/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#12 of 99 hotels in Philadelphia
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 Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Breakfast available
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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rafysta wrote a review Dec 2021
Eugene, Oregon1 contribution
When I asked about early check-in via web form, they responded quickly and sent me a kind message. The hotel staff at the front desk are also friendly and nice. I checked out at 3 am, they are still friendly and responsive even very early morning. Access to transportation is perfect. SEPTA bus, trolley, blue line's station are very close. 30th street station is also within walking distance. I could go to the Philadelphia International airport in 1 hour. The building looks new, and the room is so clean and has a huge desk. There are several lights, too. It is one of the best environments for studying. There are no clocks (and alarms) in the room. It was unexpected that there was no refrigerator. Also, there is no coffee (tea) maker in the room. Free coffee is only available for a limited time on the first floor. There is no vending machine for a drink, too. They serve the free two bottles of water every day. We use the conference room. The room was nice, but the screen for the projector was too small and low resolution, so it was not easy to read characters. Also, every few minutes, the display was disconnected. I think they should improve it. The shared bathroom was clean and had soap and hand lotion.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Pamela R wrote a review Dec 2021
New York City, New York23 contributions12 helpful votes
We stayed for one night in December ahead of medical appointments at Penn Medicine. The Study is in a great location with easing walking distance from Amtrak. The hotel is nicely designed with a very pleasant lobby area good for relaxing. We had a double room and the beds were extremely comfortable. The overall design is simple and elegant. The food in the onsite restaurant was very good. The staff is great, from the time we made the reservation (directly with the hotel) and while there. We will definitely use this hotel again.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Marc L wrote a review Sep 2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania4 contributions2 helpful votes
Do NOT stay here. Was initially excited that in the middle of the Hurricane Ida crisis I found a place that would accommodate myself and my large dog at the last minute. Was even quoted an amazing discount. Then I got the bill for 20% more than the original quote. Definitely not to be trusted. Highly predatory and overpriced for the few amenities and room cleaning only by request. That's before I mention the on-site restaurant whose website advertised app-based ordering... That doesn't exist! When I went to pick up my order, the manager didn't even know they were still on GrubHub!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Lakhanis wrote a review Aug 2021
Mumbai, India79 contributions65 helpful votes
Had booked a room at the Study for my daughter before her move-in at the dorm. The Staff at the Study did everything to make her stay comfortable. Special mention to The General Manager Mr. Sebastein who was in touch with me for nearly two months answering all the queries of a concerned mother. Insha was given in an early check-in at 830 am after a long flight, all her amazon orders delivered at the hotel were safely kept aside for her. Its the best hotel for kids. Thank you Mr. Sebastein.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Adiwid D. wrote a review Aug 2021
Bangkok, Thailand3 contributions
In writing this super long review, note that I am taking into consideration the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing and, as a result, there are constraints that prevent hotels from performing at their best. Even so, the performance of The Study - relative to other hotels I've stayed at during the course of this pandemic - has been quite a disappointment. This was the furthest thing from a "4-star hotel" experience. I'm not giving this the lowest possible rating only because at least the front desk staff were polite and friendly. However, management was poor and the facilities were subpar. Amenities: rooms only had plastic cups, which made consuming hot beverages impossible (...unless you wanted to be drinking melted plastic). The bathroom sink was also slow to drain. The bed covers looked and felt like rugs. Service: again, the only good thing I have to say is that the staff were polite...but that's about it because you'll need to do everything else yourself. Room service is non-existent...you can order breakfast from the cafe but you kind of have to beg the cafe staff to leave their shift to bring it up to your room because nobody else at the hotel would. Housekeeping was also only "on-demand" and needed what seemed like a day's notice ahead of time, which was weird but understandable because of COVID...but nothing else is excusable. Here's the worst part: despite knowing when we were checking out, there was nobody "available" (even upon request) to help us move our luggage. Note that we actually made a request to change rooms after our first night and understood that because headcount was likely reduced because of the pandemic, we were alright with moving things ourselves. But management didn't even think of making sure something like this wouldn't happen again later in our stay. The hotel clearly knew when we would be checking out yet had no one ready to help us move our things at check-out time. After 5 nights, my family and I decided to move to The Inn at Penn and couldn't have been happier with the decision. Save yourself the trouble and stay elsewhere - there are a couple of other hotels close to Penn's campus if you have things to do at the university.
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Date of stay: August 2021
US$177 - US$386 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesPennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUniversity City
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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, New Deck Tavern, and Baby Blues BBQ.
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 inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.