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    Hotels in Philly for Brownfields 2011?

    I hope this post isn't too work-related for this forum, but I wasn't sure where else to put it...

    I am about to make hotel reservations for the April Brownfields conference, and now must choose between 5 hotels. Being a planner (and possibly a little obsessive as well), I feel the need to thoroughly research the alternatives before committing. The hotels are:

    Mariott Downtown
    Courtyard Downtown
    Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia City Center
    Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City
    Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City
    Loews Philadelphia Hotel

    Any thoughts? (They all cost the same)

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    Marriott. Good things have always happened to me at Marriott hotels. Plus it's fun to hear the staff and guests pronounce the name of the hotel in four different ways. That's all I have to contribute, and if you find it disappointing, you should try being my supervisor. Have a good time at the conference.
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    I've stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn and the Sheraton. Both were good experiences.
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    I once stayed at a travelodge by the PHI airport in essington. I can not recommend that unless you like barb wire, having to have the maintenance man kick in your door then tell you to use the chain because the lock is broke, threadbare sheets/linens, drapes, being work by various low-lifes banging on your door wanting to sell you drugs, sex, or god-know-what (mind you the only thing keeping them out is a chain on the door), and police going through cube-vans parked outside your window at 4 am.
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