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DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Airport 3.0

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Pros

  • Comfortable hotel with solid amenities near the airport 
  • Contemporay guest rooms with flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, and work desks
  • Multiple dining options, including a restaurant, sports bar, and coffee shop
  • Heated indoor pool and spacious fitness center with Precor equipment 
  • 24-hour business center and meeting space for up to 500 people 
  • 24-hour room service and lobby pantry for snacks and sundries
  • Valet dry cleaning and laundry are among the concierge services
  • Free newspapers and freshly baked chocolate chip cookies
  • Valet and self-parking, with long-term park-and-fly options
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout 

Cons

  • Far from downtown Philly and not much within walking distance 
  • Guest rooms are drab and mini-fridges and microwaves aren't standard
  • Fee for breakfast
  • Parking costs extra 

Bottom Line

The mid-range DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Airport is a large and busy airport hotel that frequently hosts meetings and corporate events, but it isn't ideal for tourists who want to be within walking distance of downtown. The property's 331 guest rooms are spacious and comfortable, with flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, free Wi-Fi, and granite bathrooms, but decor is a bit drab and Standard rooms don’t include mini-fridges and microwaves. There's a free 24-hour airport shuttle, and other highlights include a full-service restaurant and lively sports bar, an indoor pool and well-equipped fitness center, 24-hour room service and a concierge, and valet and self-parking available for an extra charge. Travelers looking for accommodations with free breakfast can compare rates at Hampton Inn Philadelphia International Airport, but it lacks a restaurant and bar. 

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Scene

A busy airport hotel with a spacious lobby that draws business travelers 

This large hotel buzzes with activity, with a constant stream of travelers heading to and from the airport and business groups here for meetings. Staff members greet and bid farewell to guests, which makes for a welcoming atmosphere rather than an impersonal, chain hotel experience. The lobby has pleasant, contemporary decor -- there's an inviting seating area with a robin's-egg blue accent wall, couches and armchairs with midcentury modern lines, and soft lighting. Black-and-white prints of Philladelphia maps and landmarks add some character to the space. With little dining and entertainment options nearby, the hotel’s restaurant and sports bar stays busy, particular in the morning for breakfast and during happy hour, as does the cafe that sells Starbuck's coffee. 

Location

Close to the airport, but far from downtown Philly and not much in the area

The DoubleTree is close to Philadelphia International Airport, and it only takes about six minutes to reach the gates by car or hotel shuttle. There’s little within the immediate area other than more hotels, but a Ruby Tuesday restaurant is five minutes away by car or cab. The sports complex that includes Citizens Bank Park, Lincoln Financial Field, and Wells Fargo Center is a 10-minute drive, and Harrah’s Philadelphia casino is a 13-minute drive. Depending on traffic, downtown attractions such as the Liberty Bell, Rittenhouse Square, Reading Terminal Market, and the Pennsylvania Convention Center are 20 minutes by car, or about 35 minutes via public transit. 

Rooms

Spacious but a bit drab, with flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, and free Wi-Fi

Guest rooms are bit drab and short on personality, with an all-neutral palette and no colorful accents, but they’re comfortable and tastefully decorated. All have dark-wood furniture, which includes work desks with office chairs, tall headboards, and dressers with deep drawers. Flat-screen TVs, Cuisinart coffeemakers with free Starbucks coffee, safes, and free W-Fi are standard amenities.   

Standard rooms come in King, Queen, and Double-Double options, and they're spacious enough to accommodate modern-print upholstered armchairs and matching ottomans. Various suites also are available with separate seating areas that have sleeper sofas and upgraded amenities such as microwaves and mini-fridges -- two things missing from Standard rooms. Bathrooms are equally spacious, with long, granite vanities, shower/tub combos, magnifying mirrors, hairdryers, and an ample stock of toiletries. 

Units are generally tidy but like many large airport hotels with a constant flow of short-stay travelers, this DoubleTree receives its share of housekeeping and maintenance complaints. Some units overlook the airport runways, while others have unremarkable views. Despite being close to the airport, rooms are relatively quiet. 

Features

Full restaurant and sports bar, gym, and a pool, but parking and breakfast cost extra

This DoubleTree has an attractive amenities package that sufficiently caters to its business traveler clientele. For dining, Landing Restaurant & Grille serves breakfast (fee) and dinner daily, with a focus on American classics like steaks, chops, and seafood. As you might suspect, Players Sports Bar has Philly cheesesteak sandwiches and other pub grub on its lunch and dinner menus. It also has 13 TVs, a pool table, and a good selection of local craft beer on tap. Café Express sells Starbucks coffee and assorted items to go, and the lobby pantry is always open and sells sundries, snacks, and soft drinks. There are also always free, freshly baked chocolate chip cookies on offer. Additionally, 24-hour room service is available. 

The fitness center is spacious and includes several pieces of modern Precor cardio equipment, as well as a weight-training machine and free weights, and there's a small indoor heated pool. There's also a 24-hour business center that has a computer and printer, and the hotel has more than 12,000 square feet of meeting space that can accommodate groups of up to 500 people. Valet dry cleaning and laundry are among the concierge services. Freebies include 24-hour shuttle service to and from the airport, newspapers, and Wi-Fi throughout. For an extra fee, there's valet and self-parking, including long-term park-and-fly options. 

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Address

4509 Island Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19153-3803, United States

Also Known As

  • Hilton Philadelphia Airport

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