My second stay there and as the first it was clean comfortable, specious room. Very friendly staff. Nice location convenient and has anything you need around even bike l station is not far. Will always stay there when in Philly
Nice hotel centrally located. Comfortable rooms. Good wifi. The higher floors (probably starting around 21) have good views. The building itself has a lot of history. Definitely check out the spaces on the 2nd floor and 33rd. The view from the 33rd floor is great, especially at night. Bank & Bourbon restaurant was good and had a legit whisky selection. The bartender the night I was there was very helpful. The gym was among the nicer ones I've seen. Free weights, Peloton bikes, and a fair amount of space.
I was in Philadelphia with my father who was attending a conference and we booked at Loews to get the funding from his university, so this was one of the few occasions I did not actually select the hotel. Service at check in was nice, Sherri was helpful, but it wasn't anything over the top. The front desk was receptive to any needs. Location wise, the hotel is in downtown, so it's pretty centrally located to most things. Near two SEPTA subway stops and numerous bus stops as well as being close to Reading Terminal Market. Most everything important in the city is either close by or easily accessed via public transportation. The room itself didn't look bad, at least at first glance. The quality of the room decor was definitely an upgrade over the previous 4 star I had stayed at (EVEN in Brooklyn). The comparatively spacious room represented a nice alternative to the hotels I had been at prior (though not saying much as I had spent the prior three nights in New York City hotels). Looking deeper, however, the flaws in the room became evident. The carpet was stained in numerous isolated pockets, rather noticeably in certain areas, and was also evident on the marble of the desk. The duvet that was on the bed nearest the window had a clear and obvious hole which exposed the inner duvet. The baseboard of the wall had some stains as well as some weird grey marks. Additionally, the curtains seemed to be a bit narrow for the windows, which let in more light than I was comfortable with. The bathroom was unspectacular (aside from the tiling in the shower, which I believe was marble). The door showed some wear and the white paint was darkened in spots. There was some more staining here by what appeared to be nicotine. The counter that contained the sink and faucet weirdly narrowed to accommodate the toilet which left limited space to store toiletries. Another negative was that the bathroom was a bit too large so there was no good place to put towels while showering. I had breakfast in the restaurant, Bank and Bourbon, and while it was edible it was just okay. The potatoes were overcooked but the omelette was nice. The room was at least liveable, which is the only reason why I gave 2 bubbles. The soft product was good but unremarkable and the amount of stains in the room was absolutely unacceptable for the quality of the establishment and with pricing being not too dissimilar to the other 4 star hotels in the area, I cannot say I was impressed by the Loews.…
I have stayed a few times at this hotel and really enjoy it, nice rooms and great location. However I wish they would get it together to get their pool up and running. Every visit, the pool is not in use due to a leak and every visit I ask the front desk and no one seems to know when the work will even start! Very frustrating, it’s a lovely pool and that’s part of the service we pay for.
Love the location in relation to the Reading Market for great food! Perfect for the vicinity to Penn University Hospital. Short Uber ride to the hospital. Met some very nice people on the street and in the Reading Market.