Chestnut Hill Hotel - Philadelphia

8229 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19118show map
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SuperbBased on  237 reviews
Overview

Chestnut Hill Hotel is a 4-star property featuring free self parking, an elevator and a luggage storage. This hotel was opened in 1865 and renovated in 2012.

This hotel is about 4 km away from Wissahickon Valley Park. The venue is set within 10 km from Philadelphia city center.

Guests can reach Chestnut Hill Hotel by car from Philadelphia International airport in 30 minutes.

Rooms

There are elegant rooms with a mini bar, satellite television, a laptop safe, a fridge and an iron with ironing board provided for travelers staying in Philadelphia. Bathrooms feature a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Guests will enjoy American meals at Chestnut Grill & Sidewalk Cafe, which is 50 meters from the property.

Services

Business travelers can make use of a business centre and a photocopier offered on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   36.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Lift

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Spa & Leisure

  • Garden area

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 16 yearsExisting beddingFREEMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Chestnut Hill Community CtrChestnut Hill Community Ctr400 ft
Chestnut Hill Rehab HospitalChestnut Hill Rehab Hospital2300 ft
Chestnut Hill HealthcareChestnut Hill Healthcare3000 ft
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Chestnut Grill & Sidewalk CafeChestnut Grill & Sidewalk Cafe100 ft8229 Germantown Ave Ste 1
King's GardenKing's Garden100 ft8225 Germantown Ave
Chestnut 7Chestnut 7300 ft8201 Germantown ave
Roller's RestaurantRoller's Restaurant400 ft8142 Germantown Avenue
Campbell's PlaceCampbell's Place600 ft8337 Germantown Avenue
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Old York RD Historical SocietyOld York RD Historical Society4.4 mi
Phila Museum of JudaicaPhila Museum of Judaica4.4 mi
Cheltenham Twp Parks and RecCheltenham Twp Parks and Rec4.0 mi
Alverthorpe Manor Parks OfficeAlverthorpe Manor Parks Office4.7 mi
Alverthorp ParkAlverthorp Park5.3 mi
Jay Cooke HallJay Cooke Hall3.8 mi
Saint Jas HallSaint Jas Hall4.4 mi
Tyler School of Art TempleTyler School of Art Temple3.2 mi
Pennsylvania College-OptometryPennsylvania College-Optometry4.0 mi
Laurel Hill CemeteryLaurel Hill Cemetery5.0 mi3822 Ridge Ave
Plymouth Meeting MallPlymouth Meeting Mall5.1 mi500 W Germantown Pike
Mann Center for the Performing ArtsMann Center for the Performing Arts6.3 mi5201 Parkside Avenue, Philadelphia
Please Touch MuseumPlease Touch Museum6.5 mi4231 Avenue of the Republic Ave
Bryn Mawr CollegeBryn Mawr College6.7 mi101 N Merion Ave
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Getting around
Airports
Willow Grove NAS (NXX)9.2 mi
North Philadelphia (PNE)10.3 mi
Train
North Philadelphia Station5.9 mi
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Reviews
8.4
SuperbBased on  237  reviews

Rating by category:

8.0
Location
10.0
Rooms
10.0
Service
10.0
Dining
  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Location

    Bathroom had terrible mildew odor. We reported it to the staff and requested they replace the dirty shower curtain but they did not respond.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Location

    A bit too noisy, seemed to be some kids close to out room and we could hear everything. Doors in adjacent rooms closed loudly. Ran out of hot water during the second shower.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Modern bathroom facilities. Very clean. Nice continental breakfast. Staff tried to accomodate for no place to sit (other than on bed) by bringing up a small chair, but not very comfortable. Great location.

    We booked a king room for 3 days and requested a shower and not a tub as we are not able to step up over a tub. At check-in, we were told that they had no more rooms with showers and we would have to stay in a room with a tub. They then found us a queen room with a shower. The room very small. No place to sit other than on bed. No compensation was made for the smaller room and we were charged the rate for the king room.

  • 10.0
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    This hotel has all the charm of a bed and breakfast combined with the high end amenities one would expect of a hotel. The room was huge and the bed was so comfortable. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The decor and atmosphere are a wonderful blend of traditional and modern. Also, the free parking and proximity to restaurants, local shopping and the train into downtown Philly were a big plus. The i-pod doc was a nice touch.

    If anything, I would have liked to see more savory/healthy (non-sweet) offerings for breakfast. For instance, some plain, unsweetened yogurt, and other protein such as cheese or cold cuts, in addition to the hard- boiled eggs, which were nice. Also, some fresh fruit (don't remember seeing anything besides the fruit salad, which may have been canned, or had some canned elements).

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Personable staff, lovely continental breakfast, clean room, dog friendly

  • 6.6
    Good

    This hotel is situated in a very pleasant residential area to the north of Philadelphia, with many good shops and restaurants within walking distance. It is also very convenient for taking the train into the city centre, taking less than 30 minutes. Bathroom had been recently refurbished and was excellent.

    Bedroom very small by American standards and the breakfast might have included fresh fruit. There can be late-night noise from the adjacent Sidewalk Cafe.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    We travelled to the area for a funeral. Your hotel was convenient to every place we needed to be. We appreciate the responsiveness of Lorraine (asst mngr) and the flexiblity Troy (mngr) to an issue we had regarding the room rate. We would definitely stay at your hotel when we next return to the area.

  • 10.0
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    The staff is very helpful. The hotel has been recently renovated and has been beautifully done. It has all the amenities that you could want including free WI-FI access and continental breakfast. The rates are reasonable. If you are going to visit downtown Philadelphia it would be much more pleasant and less expensive to stay at the Chestnut Hill Hotel and take the train (20 min ride) into the City.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Bed was comfortable, room small, no laundry bag.

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    The location and the restaurant, which had no affiliation with the hotel.

    Towels were dirty. Carpet was dirty. Bathroom was dirty. Additionally, my sister had to be switched out of three different rooms because the sheets were not clean or the air conditioning was not working.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The staff was excellent, the room was very comfortable, and the train station was just three blocks away. It was nice to have so many good restaurants and shops in a pedestrian-friendly environment.

    I had asked for a room with two beds, but they had changed the reservation before I arrived to a room with one bed. The front desk clerk moved me to another room, and offered me a couple of options, and I was very happy with how it was resolved.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The staff was friendly and polite and they went out of thier way to be helpful.

    The a/c was barely adequate on a hot, muggy day. The rooms, towels etc. show signs of wear. Example - a broken towel rack.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Staff was nice. The Chestnut Hill Hotel is tucked away in a very cute, walkable section of Germantown with many fun little shops to visit. For the most part, it was quiet. You can hear the floor squeaking when guests on above floor walk around. Nothing major though.

    It seems that they are still working (renovating) on certain aspects of the place. Once the bathroom, for example, matches the rest of the room, it will be quite nice.

  • 6.2
    Good

    Once in Germantown, it is a nice, laid back area. People are out walking the street and it seems a friendly place. The hotel is adjacent a small farmers market and the nearby business seemed fun to walk around. Everything closed early in the evening though.

    Exterior compared to online photos was completely misrepresented. It looked more like an old western set than the chic boutique hotel the ad photos made it out to be. The 500 block where I stayed was quite old. No fridges, old carpet. Bed and linens were decent as was plasma tv - No ice machine or way to get a drink w/o driving a mile down the road at night though.

  • 10.0
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    The decor and comfort of the room was superior with a great bed and flat screen. I liked the Euro-design of the bathroom. The staff was friendly and went out of their way to be helpful. The complimentary continental breakfast was a nice perk.

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Highlights
8
SuperbBased on  237 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 16 yearsExisting beddingFREEMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Willow Grove NAS (NXX)9.2 mi
North Philadelphia (PNE)10.3 mi
Train
North Philadelphia Station5.9 mi
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