The Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel is a high-rise hotel located near the University of Pennsylvania in the neighborhood known as University City. The hotel is also close to Drexel University, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Presbyterian Medical Center, and Philadelphia's main transportation hub, 30th Street Station. Also within reasonable distance of this lodging establishment are Philadelphia's two major sports stadiums, Lincoln Financial Field (NFL Eagles) and Citizens Bank Park (MLB Phillies).
The Sheraton University City Hotel boasts 332 guest rooms and suites. Standard rooms are available with one king or two doubles. Guest room amenities include complimentary wireless high speed internet service, cable television, coffee/tea maker, large desk, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, multi-line phones, and pay-per-view movies. The Club Level rooms at this hotel were recently renovated and include 37'' flat screen televisions, complimentary in-room computer with flat-screen monitor, complimentary bottled water, bathrobes, and upgraded bath amenities. Those who book the Club Rooms, located on the 18th through 20th floors, can enjoy all-day access to the Club Lounge, which serves continental breakfast and evening hors d'oeuvres. The suites at this Sheraton have king beds and separate living areas with sofabed, two flat-screen televisions, refrigerator, microwave, and full-service computer. Suite occupants also have access to the Club Lounge.
Other services and amenities at the Sheraton University City include a 24-hour fitness room with cardio equipment, a seasonal outdoor heated pool with deck, a business center, dry cleaning service, a gift shop, and more. Room service is available and the hotel is 100% smoke free.
The Pallet Restaurant is located onsite in the hotel's lobby and serves an eclectic menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A plethora of other restaurants are available in the University City area including fast food eateries, many ethnic restaurants, and some of Philadelphia's most well-known and critically acclaimed establishments. Shopping opportunities are plentiful as well.
Meeting and conference facilities at the Sheraton Philadelphia University City include more than 11,500 square feet of event space that will accommodate groups up to 400. Onsite meeting planners are on hand to help organize business-related events, both large and small. Catering is available for all business functions.
Weddings and other social events are commonplace at the Sheraton as well. The Benjamin Franklin Ballroom can accommodate up to 400 guests for a banquet-style affair. Smaller rooms are available for more intimate social gatherings. Any type of catering can be arranged, from a simple hors d'oeuvres party to a very formal sit-down dinner.
Numerous packages are offered for guests of the Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel including romance-based getaways, food and wine escapes, accommodation and tour packages, tickets to local attractions like the Philadelphia Zoo, and the Weird Philadelphia package, which takes guests to "weird-certified'' attractions in the City of Brotherly Love.
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