Our hotel’s near Temple, Drexel and more colleges
Staying with us is a smart move, since we’re conveniently located less than a mile from the University of Pennsylvania campus (and not far from other Philly schools, like Drexel and Temple). University City proves a vibrant area, counting among its residents top hospitals and medical campuses as well as exciting entertainment and dining hot spots. Ready to ace your lodging exam? You know where to stay.
University of Pennsylvania
This Ivy League college founded by Benjamin Franklin was America’s first university and boasts a number of historic buildings in a variety of architectural styles.
In University City, this college was founded in 1891 to focus on practical learning and hands-on education. From Drexel Park, catch great views of the Philadelphia skyline.
A large bronze owl, the university’s mascot, sits at the center of Temple’s main campus in North Philadelphia, offering wisdom to all who pass by.
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
As the first art school in the country (it opened in 1805), PAFA fittingly houses a notable collection of American art in its museum.
Saint Joseph’s University
On St. Joe’s campus, don’t miss the Gothic revival–style Barbelin Hall, featuring gargoyles, limestone carvings and a 165-foot-tall bell tower.
University of the Arts
In Center City, this storied arts school facilitates cross-disciplinary study, so painters can learn guitar and dancers can minor in creative writing.