Thanks for warning. My friend who lives on campus of UPen checked out that Divine Tracy place and he could not believe what he saw...
How would I get in touch with student host? I don't go to UPen. I will be in the area to take the EK class -Dexter University.
i am an undergrad here at penn, and DT hotel seems mad shady, from what i hear. i mean its okay if you just need somewhere to stay for the nite, but if you can look into another option, i'd recommend it. penn is in west philly, so you can never be 100% sure, although that goes for alot of places. you may want to look into the inn at penn, but its pretty expensive- or the university sheraton. (all closer to campus than DT hotel). let me know if you have any more questions about penn- i'd be glad to answer them-- the med school here is FANTASTIC-- amazing facilities!
thank you for being honest about DT hotel. I am certainly NOT checking in. By the way, I need an apartment to rent for the spring semester (January 1, 2003 - April 27, 2003). My budget is 952 dollars a month INCLUDING utilities.
I called all the hotels in Philli via hotels.com, cheaphotels.com, hoteldiscount.com, hotelguide.com, save.com, acenet.com, condosavers.com, allhotels.com, hotelrates.com........you name it, I tried it all.....there is NOT one hotel I could afford to stay for 4 months (117 nights). The cheapest one is 69.99/night. That's far away from my budget, which is $34/night OR 952/month.
I was thinking I will ask about an employee discount at University Sheraton and if with a discount, one night going to cost me as little as $34/night, I will APPLY to work for Sheraton in my area for the season ending at the end of December.
What do you think? Do you have any other suggestions?
This blows. I'm really considering staying over the night before my Monday the 28th interview @ Drexel, now I don't have a place to stay that isn't shady or seedy or expensive. Maybe I should just rush over from D.C. the morning of.
why don't you just stay overnight in University Sheraton or Inn at Philli; they are right next to Dexrel. If you want, you can book the rate at above websites shown in my post. You will have a comfortable, clean room, peace of mind and you can focus on your interview. I believe for Sharaton, they were offering the rate of 89.99 per night, which is OK to stay for ONE night only. Plus, you get the free breakfast, NO RUNNING around the morning of your interview. You don't want to get in all stressed out, but relaxed and yourself. Think about it!
i would definitely suggest that you sublet a place from someone on either the penn or drexel campus. alot of students go abroad spring semester and need to rent out their place. you may want to check out chestnut hall, which is on 39th and chestnut. i think the rent is like 700 a month and lots of students live there, and it's pretty safe.