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Canopy by Hilton Philadelphia Center City {US-PA}

Old Mar 6, 21, 4:21 pm
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Canopy by Hilton Philadelphia Center City {US-PA}

Anyone been to this new spot? Debating between here and The Logan Philadelphia, Curio Collection.
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Old Mar 7, 21, 10:20 am
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I haven't stayed there, but from the web site the rooms look small. When I need to be in Center City, Philadelphia I prefer to stay at the ES which is walking distance from Suburban Station.

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Old Mar 7, 21, 12:12 pm
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I haven't stayed there, but from the web site the rooms look small. When I need to be in Center City, Philadelphia I prefer to stay at the ES which is walking distance from Suburban Station.

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Old Mar 7, 21, 9:37 pm
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Thanks for pointing this out- I had no idea. And the property had just recently renovated, right?
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Old Mar 8, 21, 6:36 am
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This property does look brand new and aesthetically pleasing, so I'd be inclined to give it a try on a short stay out of curiosity. That being said, I agree with an earlier poster that the rooms themselves look small, typical of a refurb of a period building. As someone who travels for work, my eyes also gravitate to the photos of the in-room desks, which don't look to be the best for getting things done.

I'm a bit of a Logan fanboy as I really love that property - as the old Four Seasons it is not new and flashy but it has good "bones" - the rooms are big and well-appointed, the soundproofing is solid, and the amenities are good (gym etc.). The location is only a few blocks from everything but is dead quiet at night, and the F&B (lobby bar and Urban Farmer) are quite good. Some people are into the rooftop thing; I am not. As a Diamond I've been about 50/50 on suite upgrades.

OP, how do the two properties compare price-wise for your chosen dates, and how many days are you planning to spend?
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Old Mar 8, 21, 10:37 pm
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Originally Posted by arlflyer View Post
This property does look brand new and aesthetically pleasing, so I'd be inclined to give it a try on a short stay out of curiosity. That being said, I agree with an earlier poster that the rooms themselves look small, typical of a refurb of a period building. As someone who travels for work, my eyes also gravitate to the photos of the in-room desks, which don't look to be the best for getting things done.

I'm a bit of a Logan fanboy as I really love that property - as the old Four Seasons it is not new and flashy but it has good "bones" - the rooms are big and well-appointed, the soundproofing is solid, and the amenities are good (gym etc.). The location is only a few blocks from everything but is dead quiet at night, and the F&B (lobby bar and Urban Farmer) are quite good. Some people are into the rooftop thing; I am not. As a Diamond I've been about 50/50 on suite upgrades.

OP, how do the two properties compare price-wise for your chosen dates, and how many days are you planning to spend?
Going for three nights and including taxes The Logan is about $148/night and Canopy is about $172/night.

F&B looks better at Canopy + they have a Federal Donuts (yum!) in the lobby. Apparently The Logan with COVID times has some sort of grab and go for breakfast on weekdays and weekends it is in Urban Farmer. Regardless, would be getting to-go back to the room, as I doubt there's outdoor dining.

Rooftop bar menu at The Logan looks like it is stuck in the late 90's, but may be a good place to blow my AMEX FHR credit. Probably will end up at The Logan unless I see Canopy price drop.

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Old Mar 9, 21, 6:20 am
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Going for three nights and including taxes The Logan is about $148/night and Canopy is about $172/night.

F&B looks better at Canopy + they have a Federal Donuts (yum!) in the lobby. Apparently The Logan with COVID times has some sort of grab and go for breakfast on weekdays and weekends it is in Urban Farmer. Regardless, would be getting to-go back to the room, as I doubt there's outdoor dining.

Rooftop bar menu at The Logan looks like it is stuck in the late 90's, but may be a good place to blow my AMEX FHR credit. Probably will end up at The Logan unless I see Canopy price drop.
I think that this is fair. The Canopy looks completely on point by current design standards - it checks every box of what a 2021 new opening should look like and should have - lots of dark blue and brass? Check. Peloton bikes? Check. Name-brand local mini-chain dining incorporated? Check. So it is definitely the new place to be. But I pick my hotels basically based on how well I can 1) sleep, 2) work, and then everything else comes after, because if I can't do those two things the rest is irrelevant. And on those criteria the Logan is really tough to beat. I'd be inclined to try the new Canopy for a short leisure stay - maybe I will do so this spring!
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Old Mar 9, 21, 11:10 am
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I had the same Logan vs. Canopy decision for an upcoming July stay. Prices were essentially the same so I went with the Canopy. I wanted to burn some points, but redemption rates were not great. Got a nice Long Weekender cash rate instead.
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Old Mar 9, 21, 8:49 pm
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Thanks for pointing this out- I had no idea. And the property had just recently renovated, right?
It was, rooms were refreshed, and the elevator system was upgraded to dispatch-based (where you select the floor and it directs you to one of the three cars) which solved one of the biggest issues there. New owners are reverting the property to apartments. (https://www.inquirer.com/real-estate...-20210121.html)

The good news is that Victory Brewing will replace the old TGI-Fridays, another option for those looking to stay at the Logan. (No idea on opening date for Victory)
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Old Mar 9, 21, 10:58 pm
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Originally Posted by rcmiller View Post
I had the same Logan vs. Canopy decision for an upcoming July stay. Prices were essentially the same so I went with the Canopy. I wanted to burn some points, but redemption rates were not great. Got a nice Long Weekender cash rate instead.
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Old Jun 11, 21, 11:03 am
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Agreed!

Hoping to see some reviews soon. I've stayed at the Logan many times so it's my go-to but the Canopy is really tempting. It looks stunning and the walking distance to the historic sites is perfect. I'll be taking my mother to Philly in August and she's never been. Concerns for us are a good breakfast (even if there is a charge, she eats healthy but is a super early riser and likes to get up and go eat), and the comfort of the property. I'm a little concerned about the size of the rooms here and she's not known for traveling light. I'm a light traveler and very organizer having stayed in many European closets but she is the opposite. Comfy bed is a must.
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