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We impress upon you the importance of fulfilling AAPT’s financial obligations to the Crowne Plaza, Inn at Penn and the Sheraton.  We appreciate everyone's support in booking within the official AAPT hotel blocks.  Learn more about helping AAPT avoid attrition fees.  Be sure and mention the AAPT room block to secure the group rate.

Sonesta Philadlephia Hotel (formerly the Crowne Plaza)

1800 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Reservations: 617-806-4653 or 215-825-6722
Register Online (please use the group meeting code JKQ)
Single/Double: $129
Cut-off Date: July 3, 2012 (after this date we cannot guarantee room rate or availability)
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.

Each guest room include, complimentary high-speed, wireless Internet access and a spacious work area.

The Sonesta Philadelphia Hotel is located 1.75 miles from Houston Hall at Univeristy of Pennsylvania. The hotel will provide two SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) tokens for each day of hotel occupancy.  These tokens can be used to travel between the hotel and the University.

Directions from Sonesta Philadelphia Hotel (formally Crowne Plaza) to the University of Philadelphia
SEPTA Directions (public transportation)

Homewood Suites by Hilton

4109 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Telephone Reservations Only: 215-382-1111

Rate: $149 Single/Double
Group Code: APT (you must give the group code in order to receive the discounted rate)
Online reservations are not currently being accepted.
Cut-off Date: July 20, 2012
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.

The Homewood Suites by Hilton® University City Philadelphia hotel is located on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. 
 Enjoy a complimentary full hot breakfast every morning, and relax at the end of each day with complimentary dinner and drinks Monday through Thursday evenings at this University of Pennsylvania hotel.  Stay connected using the complimentary high-speed internet in the business center.  Maintain your workout routine on the road with their range of cardio machines and weights in the fitness center, and enjoy the heated indoor pool and whirlpool.

Parking and Directions

The Inn at Penn, A Hilton Hotel

3600 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Reservations: 215-222-0200
Register Online
Single/Double: $149
Cut-off Date: July 4, 2012 (after this date we cannot guarantee room rate or availability)

The Inn at Penn, A Hilton Hotel is an AAA Four Diamond hotel situated in the heart of the Penn University’s verdant, tree-lined campus. This Philadelphia Center City hotel features recently refurbished guest rooms and suites, each featuring an Apple iPad, complimentary wireless high-speed internet access and refrigirators.

Getting to the Inn at Penn

Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel
3549 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Single/Double: $149
Reservations: 888-627-7071
Register Online
Cut-off Date: July 3, 2012 (after this date we cannot guarantee room rate or availability)
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.

Guests staying at the  Sheraton Philadelphia University City will enjoy the convenience of the close proximity to the University of Pennsylvania campus. Each guest room comes equipped with a 37-inch LCD flat screen television, and complimentary wireless Internet access.

Getting to the Sheraton



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