Story, photos by Cassie Hepler
University City in Philadelphia, Pa. is going through a sort of revival of its own. Once only home to college students, it is now becoming a go-to space for business, a thriving foodie scene and even nightlife on the other side of the river. Without having to schlep over the bridge to Center City and much of it becoming walkable, it’s a nice self-contained fun unit.
Enter Study Hotels. Located close to Drexel and Penn, it’s a great space for scholars, families, business travelers and students alike. With a very obvious studious theme going on (oversized, Instagram-worthy glasses sculpture outside) to books galore as well as a painting of a typewriter reminding us that writing it not dead it’s just evolving into an online, digital format. The even have a custom designed writing desk to hand write a letter to a friend or send a post card to a family member – and the hotel pays the postage. Old school at its finest and a pleasant – and unexpected surprise – for the recipient.
The Study at University City Hotel holds 212 well-appointed guest rooms, suites and “Study” signature guest room accommodations. The second floor of the hotel consists of event and light-filled social catering spaces including an impressive banquet salon. Right next to the hotel is CO-OP Restaurant & Lounge, positioned at the bustling corner of 33rd and Chestnut streets in the heart of University City. CO-OP combines a casual neighborhood restaurant offering a fresh perspective on city dining in an open, light-filled space. Owned by Hospitality 3, they also provide The Study at Yale University also with killer views for days.
Right now, The Study is offering a Valentine’s Day package and more with perks for a steal! Whether it’s a staycation or a romantic getaway (or mental health days), we highly recommend checking out this chill space.
In the morning, I worked remotely then made my way back home reluctantly as I was in the midst of the great moving migration from Philly to Arizona. A lovely break from reality or place to stay during travel with a great and accommodating team to boot, we look forward to exploring more with The Study Hotels. Next time maybe we’ll get smarter by osmosis at Yale!