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The Study at University City, Philadelphia

by Megan DuBois
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A trip to Philadelphia typically includes historic walking tours, a sporting event (or two!), and incredible eats. However, finding a hotel that can fit the needs of every type of traveler can be a challenge in a big city, especially one that continues to draw in countless visitors. However, The Study at University City is one hotel that continues to lure people in, and it's easy to see why.  

What You Need to Know 

The Look of The Study at University City

It's All in the Details

Walking up to The Study at University City is a lesson in modern architecture. The hotel's exterior features dark charcoal-colored brick, copper-accented doors and windows, and a striking sculpture of eyeglasses. As you step inside, you'll immediately come across The Living Room. This unique communal space boasts custom-designed display cases filled with loaned items from nearby museums, as well as a small European-style cafe. Plus, each guest room offers large windows (some with prime skyline views) and plenty of workspace for catching up on emails. Alternatively, those looking to lounge out can relax on one of the plush leather chairs.  

The Vibe at The Study at University City

The Study at University City is warm and welcoming, almost like an impeccably designed home, which feels refreshing in a city filled with tourists and college students. The sun-drenched Living Room boasts plenty of cozy seats and writing desks, while the on-site CO-OP Restaurant and Lounge serves up everything from light lunches to hearty dinners, the latter of which is perfect for refueling after a day of sightseeing. 

Who Will Love The Study at University City

Parents of nearby university students will find The Study at University City to be a relaxing spot away from the frat houses and football stadiums. Similarly, families in town to tour colleges will appreciate the hotel's convenient location. Plus, you'll be able to get a real sense of the city and everything it has to offer outside of the classroom.

Who Might Not Love The Study at University City

Those traveling with smaller children searching for ample on-site amenities to keep little ones occupied may want to look elsewhere for accommodations. The Study at University City is better suited for families with older kids. 

Best Amenity at The Study at University City

The Living Room is easily the hotel's best amenity. Here, you can gaze at artifacts from the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, the National Museum of American Jewish History, and Drexel's Academy of Natural Sciences. You can also snag complimentary morning coffee.

Money Matters

What's Included at The Study at University City

Your stay at The Study at University City includes access to the restaurant and fitness center, as well as free morning coffee in the Living Room. Rooms are also equipped with wifi and bottled water.

Fees and Extra Costs You Should Know About at The Study at University City

Standard taxes and fees should be expected here. Overnight valet parking is also available for $46. 

How to Get a Deal at The Study at University City 

The best way to score a deal here is to book directly via the hotel's website. Be sure to also check out the property's offers tab, where you'll find a handful of packages and promotions. 

Getting There

In the Neighborhood of The Study at University City

Located in Philly's bustling University City neighborhood, the hotel is within close proximity to both the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. Renowned museums and galleries -- including the Rodin Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art -- are also nearby. Those looking to spend time outdoors can visit the Philadelphia Zoo, Bartram's Garden, or The Porch at 30th Street Station, where you'll find fun food trucks and pop-up performances. 

Nearest Airport to The Study at University City

Philadelphia International Airport is about eight miles away.

Nearest Public Transportation to The Study at University City

You can take the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) to get to University City. The LUCY (Loop Through University City) shuttle runs every five to 30 minutes on weekdays. You can also hop aboard the Regional Rail, the Market-Frankford Line, or several trolley or bus routes (depending on where you're coming from). 

The Bottom Line

The Study at University City is a contemporary hotel where students, families, and business travelers can enjoy homey amenities without sacrificing location. 

It's All in the Details