Le Méridien Philadelphia

Le Meridien Philadephia

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Spent 2 nights in Philly, sandwiched between 4 night in Glassboro, NJ and 3 nights in Owing Mills, MD.
I stayed at the Le Méridien Philadelphia, which is in the old YMCA building. Booked a AAA rate for an Executive King Room. As with all my stays over this 9 night stretch, the hotel was sold out mostly from graduation events, but there were also some sporting events in town this weekend too.
I did arrive early (around 1:30pm), the FDA was able to get me into a room category I booked. I didn’t ask for an upgrade, and was happy to get a room early on a busy weekend. My room was on the 6th floor, on the outside (not facing the inner courtyard) and I did have a view of JFK Plaza aka Love Park. The room was decent sized, good enough for a weekend – and large enough had MaureenTravels been with me.
There is a decent gym, along with a unique interior courtyard that got a lot of use during the weekend I was there. I am with others that have said they would not like rooms that were on the courtyard level – having windows facing the courtyard. Otherwise, the interior space is a nice place to stretch out and work if you need to.
The hotel does not have a lounge, but does have a bar and restaurant in the lobby. I chose points as my welcome amenity, and had a good breakfast, and at dinner at the hotel both nights.
The hotel is really centrally located to downtown, although most of the hotels are also. I walked around on Saturday, finding plenty of things to do. I’m thinking about a weekend trip back with MaureenTravels and staying at The Notary Hotel next time.
Joe was a great bartender on Fri & Sat night. He gave those of us at the bar towards closing a good bar game. Name the 10 major sports teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL, that do not end in the letter S. It took us about 20 minutes, but we got them all. Sure it’s easy to look them up, but it was a good conversation piece for the 6 or 7 of us at the bar Sat night.


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